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Dublin: 5 °C Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Today’s News

From The42 Serena Williams surprised two players at a public tennis court and challenged them to a match Out Of The Ordinary This post contains videos

Serena Williams surprised two players at a public tennis court and challenged them to a match

The entire scene was documented on the star’s Snapchat story.

Alleged Silk Road admin with 'severe Asperger's' led away from family ahead of extradition

Gary Davis has been led away from his family and now faces extradition to the US.

Trump says Obama is behind protests and leaks

Angry constituents have been protesting at Republican town hall-style meetings.

Former Fine Gael and Independent TD Peter Mathews has died aged 65 RIP

Former Fine Gael and Independent TD Peter Mathews has died aged 65

The former Dublin South TD announced last year he had been diagnosed with cancer.

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Uber executive leaves after claims he failed to disclose sex harassment allegation

The exec has denied he is guilty of any such behaviour.

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get a refund? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get a refund?

An Oireachtas committee is expected to recommend it.

'It could have been a little nipper' - Shark snatches dog from Sydney beach Australia This post contains videos

'It could have been a little nipper' - Shark snatches dog from Sydney beach

Some beaches in the Kurnell area have now been closed to swimmers.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s the main headlines as we get into the teeth of the week.

Food blogger takes Katie Hopkins to court over tweets

The case continues today in the UK.

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"The weirdest TV ending since Lost": Jimmy Kimmel's take on his very strange Oscars

“Whatever confusion there was about who won – Matt Damon lost.”

Brutally killed: El Salvador in shock as Gustavito the hippo stabbed to death

A number of people entered his enclosure and stabbed him a number of times.

From The42 'They're going alright to be fair to them': O'Mahony patiently pursuing back row berth 6 Nations

'They're going alright to be fair to them': O'Mahony patiently pursuing back row berth

CJ Stander, Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien are a formidable obstacle between the Munster captain and a starting berth against Wales.

Australian electrician charged with helping Isis develop long-range guided missiles

The 42-year-old was refused bail and will appear again in court next month.

Mother on protest walk from Cork to Dublin for second time to get her child medicinal cannabis

Vera Twomey is entering day two of the 260km protest walk.

Bus Éireann strike: Union boss takes aim at Ross and Independent Alliance

Bus Éireann is pressing ahead with cost-cutting measures. Unions have said they’ll strike in response.

More Irish children are surviving cancer thanks to medical breakthroughs

There have been “major reductions” in the number of children passing away from the disease.

Kim Jong-Nam killing: Two women charged with murder

If the suspects – from Indonesia and Vietnam – are found guilty, they will face death by hanging.

The youth vote: 'My classmates are more interested in Netflix and Instagram than in politics'

The majority of young people aren’t interested in politics but this is a symptom of a corrupt system, writes Owen Cuskelly.

'Nobody knows what it is': The rare genetic condition that means people must avoid protein Pku

'Nobody knows what it is': The rare genetic condition that means people must avoid protein

Despite being rare, Ireland has one of the highest rates of PKU in Europe.

'She deserves to be laid to rest': Family appeal for information on 12th anniversary of woman's disappearance Murder Investigation This post contains videos

Disabled man who raped his nephew multiple times jailed for seven years

The child was aged between seven and nine years at the time of the assaults.

Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid 'traumatic' extractions

Thousands of children have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic each year.

'He was the definition of a gentleman': Rural community in shock at killing of pensioner (90)

A man in his 20s was arrested by gardai yesterday evening.

'If you're over the alcohol limit, you're over the limit': Ross wants more support for drink-driving law

Shane Ross says he hopes publicans and those living in rural areas will make the “necessary arrangements” to ensure they get home safely.

FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year?

In the second instalment of our two-part series, FactCheck referees an on-air dispute between Damien English and Eoin Ó Broin.

Yesterday’s News

Irish people have one overwhelming favourite for the next Taoiseach

That’s according to a new poll from Claire Byrne Live.

'A living hell' - abuse inquiry hears of thousands of lone children shipped abroad by British government

An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 children from institutions and poor families were shipped to Australia from 1922 to 1967.

George W Bush isn't impressed with Trump's criticism of the media

Influential Trump aide Steve Bannon is fond of referring to the media as the “opposition party.”

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year

In a statement this evening, the company said that the two people had paid a “significant deposit” to travel beyond the moon.

Louis Walsh's brother crash lands helicopter safely in New Jersey

The incident happened at Chatham in the US state last Friday.

From The42 'The champions are back!' Jamie Vardy-inspired Leicester earn stunning win over Liverpool Deja Vu

'The champions are back!' Jamie Vardy-inspired Leicester earn stunning win over Liverpool

The Foxes began life without Claudio Ranieri in impressive fashion.

Appeal for help finding missing Dublin teen

Dylan Farren has been missing since yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Bus Éireann staff to strike, and Oscargate – it’s the Fix.

Poll: Are you giving anything up for Lent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you giving anything up for Lent?

But first we’ll have Pancake Tuesday.

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Jones' deflection, POM over SOB, and Murray's class Six Nations

The42 Rugby Show: Jones' deflection, POM over SOB, and Murray's class

Eddie O’Sullivan joined Murray Kinsella to look back on an action-packed Six Nations weekend.

Ryanair's chief trainer says Ireland should be the capital of the billion-euro student pilot industry

More than 500,000 new ‘skippers’ are expected to be needed over the next two decades.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Katie's fight confirmed, first pro contract for Carbery and all today's sport Monday

March will start with sleet and snow

The weekend will continue to be cold and unsettled with further rain or showers at times.

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