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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 26 February, 2017

Today’s News

'This is our weapon' - Is the future of the protest in Ireland under threat?

Ahead of the trial of a number of Jobstown protesters, activists have urged members of the public to stand up for their right to demonstrate.

Yesterday’s News

'It’s like they’re treated like slaves': Exploitation in the hospitality sector

Over 400 respond to workplace survey highlighting exploitation within the industry.

What can Fine Gael learn from previous heaves against long-serving party leaders?

Fine Gael’s succession looks all very amicable at the moment but there are lessons in the past from the likes of Bertie Ahern.

260-year-old map shows plans for avenue to Dublin Castle

Dublin City Council published archived photos and pictures of old documents – this map is the oldest of them.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Sinn Féin doing well in the polls, a car hitting people in Germany and a money appeal from Trump had everyone talking today.

Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend'

Comedians are at the forefront of a battle against an assault on free speech, writes Seán Connolly.

Simon Harris defends use of prefabs on hospital sites

It is planned that prefabs would be used in order to deal with overcrowding.

FactCheck: Did Right2Water this week support charging for excessive water use?

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen made the claim this week, and the AAA-PBP’s Paul Murphy accused him of “mischief making”. FactCheck steps in.

Woman accused of Kim Jong-Nam killing 'thought it was a prank'

The woman thought she was taking part in the prank for a comedy video, Vietnam said today.

TheJournal.ie Pub Quiz 2017: Round 2

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From The42 Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive In The Hunt

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

How much weight have the Operation Transformation leaders collectively lost? It's the week in numbers

Plus: how many crimes were committed by people out on bail last year?

3 injured after car ploughs into pedestrians in Germany

A police spokesman said that a terrorist background is not suspected.

New poll shows that support for Sinn Féin is at its highest level in a year

New poll shows that support for Sinn Féin is at its highest level in a year

Fianna Fáil’s support has dipped, albeit slightly.

Trump appeals for money from supporters to combat "nasty attacks by fake news media"

In his message, he said that the fake news is “never going to stop”.

A peek into the wardrobe of Brussels' Manneken Pis

A new museum showcases the outfits, some of which are hundreds of years old.

Poll: Should the retirement age be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the retirement age be abolished?

A new Sinn Féin bill aims to abolish the mandatory age.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Six Nations

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

Can Joe Schmidt mastermind another win over Les Bleus? We’re going minute by minute.

One person hospitalised after fire at Ballsbridge restaurant

The fire might cause delays for people travelling to today’s Six Nations game.

Black rights leader outed for being white is now 'jobless and living on food stamps'

She told The Guardian that she will not be apologising for what happened.

Kurdish news anchor killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul

The Rudaw news organisation described her as one of their “most daring journalists”.

Updates from the potting shed - and a recipe for spicy carrot and lentil soup

There’s an overall sense of spring in the air and the mild weather makes the job of coaxing seeds up a little easier, writes Michael Kelly.

From The42 As it happened: Cuala (Dublin) v Slaughtneil (Derry), All-Ireland SHC club semi-final And It's Live

As it happened: Cuala (Dublin) v Slaughtneil (Derry), All-Ireland SHC club semi-final

Who’ll meet Clare’s Ballyea in this year’s decider?

Gardaí appeal for help in locating missing woman not seen since 6 February

Michelle Kearney was last seen at 8.20pm on 6 February in Lucan.

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

US immigration reportedly 'bars' Syrian cinematographer from travelling to the Oscars

However, a tweet from the filmmaker said he had received a visa but wasn’t attending due to ‘intensity of work’

Gardaí foil robbery by man wearing balaclava and armed with a crowbar

The staff members were found after being locked into a room.

Michael Healy-Rae says Trump's view on deregulation 'shows intelligence of the man'

He added that he’d have problems with Trump’s views on other issues.

Brazil's forgotten history of imprisoning citizens fleeing drought in concentration camps

Extreme droughts in the South American country in the early 20th century saw the government interning rural peasants fleeing the disaster.

Republicans are getting shouted at by constituents (even kids) angry about Donald Trump Town Halls This post contains videos

Republicans are getting shouted at by constituents (even kids) angry about Donald Trump

Town hall meetings across the US are getting testy.

Pedestrian seriously injured after early morning collision on Navan backroad

Gardaí in Navan are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Co Meath.

Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each other

The match between the convicted murderers was set up by the man’s mother – who’s also in prison.

Meath man who drove van at high speed at garda jailed for three years

The garda involved said that he considered resigning after the incident, but decided to stay on.

Our President on a BMX? Here's the story behind that famous photo

One of the all-time great Irish photos.

From The42 The controversial 'Super 8' is coming into the All-Ireland SFC for three years from 2018 Passed

The controversial 'Super 8' is coming into the All-Ireland SFC for three years from 2018

The restructuring of the football championship was passed in Croke Park today.

Mannix Flynn: 'Apollo House completely failed'

The Dublin City councillor said that the criticism of the council was unfair and the occupation “didn’t achieve anything”.

From The42 Why is injury so common for GAA players who switch codes to Aussie Rules? Interview

Why is injury so common for GAA players who switch codes to Aussie Rules?

“The clock is stopping, the pitch is twice as big and the game is twice as long. It’s a lot more impact and load than you’re used to.”

21-year-old man killed in late night collision in Donegal

Gardaí were called to the scene near Kilmacrennan at around 1.40am today.

Interview: Ruth Negga on racism, fame, and the chance of winning an Oscar

The Irish-Ethiopian actress has had a stellar year – and her latest film, Loving, touches on a subject very close to her heart.

Man with loaded handgun chased by gardaí through Dublin park

The man is being detained at Lucan Garda Station.

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