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Today’s News

Fans 'disgusted' after singer Harry Styles was sexually assaulted on stage

A video emerged of at least one fan grabbing Styles’ crotch at a benefit concert in California.

Standing at door with a machine gun: Dublin householder injured as car robbed at gunpoint

Gardaí are on hunt for armed man who went on a carjacking spree this morning in Tallaght, Dublin.

From The42 Whistleblower claims 10,000 Chinese athletes involved in state-backed doping in 80s and 90s Drugs In Sport

Whistleblower claims 10,000 Chinese athletes involved in state-backed doping in 80s and 90s

Doctor Xue Yinxian says all medals won during the period should be handed back.

The new children's hospital will be called... Phoenix Children's Health

The project is projected to cost over €1 billion in full and is due to be completed in 2021.

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Poll: Should President Higgins announce if he's seeking a second term? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should President Higgins announce if he's seeking a second term?

Michael D Higgins hasn’t clarified his intentions yet.

Dublin New Year's Eve Festival: Aerial acrobats, a live concert and the Spire beaming into space

The details of the festival were announced this morning.

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the state was in breach of the European Social Charter.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

From The42 'I'm going to miss it a lot': Van Graan arrival draws exit closer for Erasmus Handover

'I'm going to miss it a lot': Van Graan arrival draws exit closer for Erasmus

The South African cut an emotional figure when asked about what he would miss about Munster.

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Appeal over fire safety regulations of new children's hospital was made 'with an eye towards costs'

It was reported yesterday that the board had appealed three conditions imposed on the hospital.

Private jet flies low over Shannon for 'visual check' before emergency landing

The Gulfstream 5 jet flew low over the runway so that fire crews could check the landing gear.

Teenager arrested after several injured in Switzerland axe rampage

Several people were wounded before the assailant escaped with a stolen car, police said.

Two men die in separate accidents while repairing storm damage

The men, aged in their 50s and 70s, died over the weekend.

'It was going to eat her': Father saves daughter from shark attack Australia This post contains videos

'It was going to eat her': Father saves daughter from shark attack

Sarah Williams, 15, was thrown into the air and landed in the water.

'There was a guy walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun': Witnesses to bowling alley hostage situation UK

'There was a guy walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun': Witnesses to bowling alley hostage situation

The arrest came after police evacuated the area on being alerted to the gunman.

Japan's Abe storms to 'super-majority', promises to 'deal firmly' with North Korea

The 66-year-old is on course to become the country’s longest serving premier.

Opinion: 'Our indifference to our flag and anthem is actually healthy'

Placing legislative restrictions on how our anthem is used would be an unnecessary limitation on our freedom of expression, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

EU money could protect public spaces in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway from terror attacks

The new fund will help cities build barriers that could prevent terror attacks.

Enda Kenny is getting an honorary doctorate at NUIG today

The doctor will see you at 5pm today.

From 'I don't know what a tracker mortgage is' to the biggest financial scandal of our time

The heads of three banks are due to meet with the Finance Minister to discuss the issue today.

Yesterday’s News

How a former Riverdance star is turning Dracula into a mysterious stranger

A new play premiering next week ignores the usual Dracula tropes, making the story even more eerie.

From The42 'John Giles came to the house... He wanted to get a group of young lads together, the best in the country' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'John Giles came to the house... He wanted to get a group of young lads together, the best in the country'

Ex-Shamrock Rovers player and current Bray boss Harry Kenny chats to The42 about his distinguished career in the League of Ireland.

'I'm anxious that every bit of evidence gets out there, just in case it's a carbon copy of Tuam'

Catherine Corless is calling for a full investigation into a former Sisters of Mercy orphanage in Galway.

Why Avoca's products will never wind up on supermarket shelves

The company’s new US owner is learning about ‘experiential retail’ from the Irish outfit.

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'They can make mistakes and there's no consequence': How Ireland's medical students train for surgery

Robots and virtual reality tools are being used to train aspiring medics at the new RCSI building.

Maths Week: The solutions to all of the puzzles QED

Maths Week: The solutions to all of the puzzles

Tens of thousands of you took our mathematical challenge all week. Here are the answers.

Man in his 50s dies in farm accident trying to repair damage caused by Storm Ophelia RIP

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Irishman dies in Portugal, woman murdered in Belfast and a hostage situation in the UK – it’s the Fix.

#MeToo: 'I have been drugged twice by men I knew'

#MeToo was spawned by the Harvey Weinstein revelations and is where women are detailing incidences of sexual assault and harassment online.

Child kicked out of Cub Scouts after grilling US politician on gun control

The Boy Scouts have refused to comment on the reason the boy was asked to leave.

Gunman arrested after taking a number of people hostage in a UK bowling alley

The man entered the complex earlier this afternoon.

'Surfing in half an hour': Why more high-flying professionals are moving outside Dublin

The latest Morgan McKinley employment monitor shows a surge in people looking for jobs.

Former US president Jimmy Carter says he'd travel to Pyongyang to help sort Korea crisis

Carter said he worried Kim Jong-un leader take pre-emptive action.

How Ireland wants to become the data centre capital of the world

The government is scoping out possible sites for locating new data centres.

'Welfare is not just for those out of work. Here's what you can claim'

Charlie Weston and Karl Deeter’s new book, This Book Is Worth €25,000, is full of tips on how to save money and stop getting ripped off. In this extract they talk about the welfare payments that families are entitled to.

'Bizarre and offensive': Simon Harris weighs in on the Robert Mugabe controversy

Mugabe’s appointment was condemned by a number of officials..

From The42 As it happened: Tottenham vs Liverpool, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Tottenham vs Liverpool, Premier League

Tottenham welcomed Liverpool to Wembley aiming to extend their grip on third spot in the Premier League.

Man rescued after car he was driving entered Lough Neagh

The man’s car was found to have entered the water just after midnight last night.

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