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Today’s News

Up to 30 feared dead after Italian hotel hit by avalanche following earthquake

There were at least 30 guests and staff at the hotel, according to reports.

Tributes paid to 'visionary' Wexford music promoter Barry Ennis RIP

Tributes paid to 'visionary' Wexford music promoter Barry Ennis

The death of Ennis has been described as an “immense loss to the music world in Wexford”.

Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in

Yesterday a department official confirmed that it was making contact with “the very small number of Irish citizens” who were in the country.

Halligan urges Fianna Fáil to call election after his mobile cath lab deal criticised

Halligan threatened to leave the minority government last year after an independent clinical review found a second lab was not justified.

Everyone was equal, we left our egos at the door: Why I volunteered at Apollo House

Hazel Larkin tells her personal experience of what supporting residents meant to them – and to her.

From The42 Novak Djokovic dumped out of Australian Open by world number 117 Shock

Novak Djokovic dumped out of Australian Open by world number 117

Denis Istomin has caused the shock of the tournament in round two.

Poll: Have you checked if you have old punts lying around at home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you checked if you have old punts lying around at home?

The Central Bank says there is still almost a quarter of a billion euro of old Irish punts still missing.

Michael Flatley 'set to perform' at Trump inauguration

Trump’s inaugural committee has struggled somewhat to secure A-list talent to perform at the ceremonies.

Teenager released without charge over death of Cork 16-year-old

Michael Cornacchia (16) died of a suspected drug overdose at his home in Deermount on Monday.

'Completely unacceptable' - Union suspends ballot over Ulster Bank pay dispute

The FSU said this was due to the bank beginning to implement new salary ranges that would negatively affect staff.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Police seek witnesses after men smash their way into house and attack women inside

The woman in the house did not sustain serious injuries.

At least 15 children dead in horror schoolbus crash in India

Around 400 road users die in India per day. The country has one of the worst records worldwide on road safety.

Paul McCartney is suing Sony to get the rights to Beatles songs back

Duran Duran lost a similar case in December.

Cash, drugs and fake tan among the most common items stolen from pharmacies

Pharmacists have said that violent raids can have a physical and psychological effect on staff.

Comeback Queen? In New York, the Hillary rumours won't go away

The Democrat will attend Trump’s inauguration tomorrow – but will she run for office again?

Cash savvy members of the public exchange €1.3m worth of old Irish punts

There is still over a quarter of a billion euro worth of punts lying about in drawers and jars across Ireland.

From The42 'I'm properly p*ssed off about that. I don't see any benefit in charging down someone's standing leg.' Turn Up The Heat

'I'm properly p*ssed off about that. I don't see any benefit in charging down someone's standing leg.'

Conor Murray said he is lucky not to have suffered a serious injury last Saturday.

'A man was beaten up, stabbed, slashed, run over - all on a public road'

Locals are shocked at the level of violence displayed in the attack on the 36-year-old.

Yesterday’s News

Ireland wishes 'visionary peacemaker' John Hume a happy birthday 80

Ireland wishes 'visionary peacemaker' John Hume a happy birthday

The founder and formal leader SDLP has been at the heart of Northern Ireland’s peace process.

Bus Éireann workers reject latest plan as two unions threaten strike action

SIPTU has called the latest plan presented to workers as “horrendous and totally unacceptable”.

Asian-American band The Slants takes copyright case to Supreme Court

The US Patent Office says their name is offensive.

13 patients may have had cancer misdiagnosed, says HSE report

Hundreds of patients have been called back to Wexford General Hospital to review their previous cancer diagnoses.

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'The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world' - Obama bows out

Overall, the outgoing President said, he believes America will be ok.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A murder in Lucan, a death in Cork and Brexit had people talking today.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Muldoon to stay at Connacht, Xabi Alonso set to retire and all today's sport Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Muldoon to stay at Connacht, Xabi Alonso set to retire and all today's sport

Plus, all the fixture details for tomorrow’s Australian Open and GAA action.

From The42 As it happened: Plymouth v Liverpool, FA Cup third round replay Liveblog

As it happened: Plymouth v Liverpool, FA Cup third round replay

We followed all the action live from Home Park.

Gardaí appeal for help finding missing teenager Courtney Twomey

The 17-year-old was last seen at around 9.45pm last night.

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Assange says he will travel to the US - if his rights are 'guaranteed'

He had said he would go to America if Chelsea Manning’s sentence was commuted.

Operation Transformation diary: 'I'm disheartened that I've only lost a pound but I'm going to accept it'

Planning your meals in advance and doing your weekly shop on Sundays are my two secrets to successful weight loss, writes Lucy Dillon.

'They're pretending to be a police service': PSNI strongly condemns recent Belfast shootings

“The only police service in west Belfast is the Police Service of Northern Ireland.”

Woman in her 70s killed after car goes into a ditch

The driver, also in his 70s, was taken to hospital.

From The42 'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment Question Time

'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment

The FAI CEO rejected suggestions he is a friend of Sepp Blatter and welcomed a 48-team World Cup.

Former US president George Bush Sr in intensive care due to respiratory illness

The former US president’s wife Barbara has also been hospitalised as a precaution.

Court challenge brought against use of Dublin community centre as homeless hostel

Dublin City Council says it is reacting to a “humanitarian crisis”.

Last year was the warmest year ever recorded

The analysis found that atmospheric concentrations of both carbon dioxide and methane reached record levels.

Irish court told Nigerian woman was forced to have sex with up to 10 men a day

The alleged victim was told she might receive €2,000 a day, but would have to pay a €50,000 ‘debt owed’ for bringing her to Ireland.

The British and German media reacted very differently to May's speech

From ‘The Iron Lady’ to ‘Little Britain’ – vested interests mean the assessment of her speech has been varied to say the least.

Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks'

The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.

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