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Dublin: 20 °C Sunday 22 July, 2018

Today’s News

3-year-old boy seriously injured in suspected acid attack in England

Police are looking to speak with three men in relation to the incident.

170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws

Northern Ireland has been without a government for over a year and a half – so Westminster and Dublin are being asked to introduce new abortion laws.

Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier

Many African governments have given the tech titans an enthusiastic welcome.

Top US spy says 'awkward' reaction to Trump-Putin summit 'wasn't meant to be disrespectful'

When told during a live interview that Trump had invited Putin to the US, Dan Coats sighed and said “OK. That’s going to be special.”.

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'None of these are easy decisions': 27% donations drop leads to job losses at Irish Red Cross

The charity has also experienced financial costs through regulation and governance.

After losing his mother to suicide at 11, hurler running marathon in Antarctic for suicide prevention

“Counselling was the most important intervention in my life and that’s not to be dramatic, that’s just being honest.”

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s your Sunday morning news round up.

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Sitdown Sunday: Missing in LA - 'Something was wrong... Elaine never made the beds'

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Dating post Brexit: 'You're telling me Ireland has got its own Prime Minister?'

Online dating is awkward enough without having to go into the history of Anglo-Irish relations, writes Peter Flanagan.

Billy Moore's story: Drugs, violence, doing time in the Bangkok Hilton, and redemption through Muay Thai boxing

There was even more drama to come – and his story is told in a new film out this weekend.

New Brexit secretary: UK will refuse to pay €40bn Brexit bill without trade deal

Dominic Raab said that the Brexit bill, or the fee the UK must pay to leave the EU, is on condition of there being a trade deal.

Study finds 40% of people have a fictional first childhood memory

The authors of a new study said it is not until people are five or six that they form adult-like memories and some participants said they had memories from when they were babies.

Fine Gael surges ahead as Fianna Fáil support drops by 3 percentage points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin met on Friday to discuss election rumours and the minority government.

'Everyday bus users are refusing to fold up their buggies to allow wheelchair users on board'

The transport committee was told that new regulations are needed to force people to fold up their prams.

Farm deaths: Cork most fatal county and July most dangerous month

Over the past eight years, the most dangerous months for farm deaths in Ireland have been May, June and July.

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

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'I knew it was going to be very hard for me to be the same player when I came back'

Twice-capped Irish defender Stephen O’Halloran reflects on a career that was blighted by injuries.

Should the clocks go forward and back? The EU wants your opinion

The majority of EU states operate summertime arrangements.

Work to start soon on three service stations delayed for years

The work is expected to take four months.

High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin

There has been an increase in use of the drug since the start of last year.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Famous win as incredible Ireland stun US in first World Cup appearance in 16 years Green Army

Famous win as incredible Ireland stun US in first World Cup appearance in 16 years

A dream start for Graham Shaw’s side at London 2018.

Confused about CBD? Here's what you need to know about Ireland and the cannabis-based remedy

It is not a registered medicine here but it is widely on sale. How is that possible?

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McCarthy goal key as Dublin hold off Tyrone fightback to book All-Ireland semi-final place

Three points separated the teams at the final whistle in Healy Park.

Irish witness to war crimes: 'My wife said, I have waited for you to break down after 20 years'

Colm Doyle has written a book about his time mediating between Serb and Croat leaders during the Bosnian War.

Quiz: Are you in Ireland or abroad?

Could you tell the difference if pushed?

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what had people talking today.

M50 southbound closed after horsebox overturns

The truck overturned between junction 12 Firhouse and junction 13 Sandyford.

Growing up in The Liberties: 'We thought we were posh because we had our own hall door'

There have been some great characters in The Liberties over the years, writes Josie Sheehan.

How many new species of shark could be heading for Irish waters? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The value of the unsold products destroyed by Burberry over the past year in order to protect its brand.

'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters

A group of young people were spotted jumping from a bridge in Dublin’s docklands into the Royal Canal.

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"It's magic": what this Tidy Towns judge has learned after almost four decades in the business

We spoke to Ann O’Leary, who has been judging Tidy Towns for 38 years, ahead of this year’s competition.

Independent Irish comic book store named among top 5 in the world

Big Bang Comics, Dundrum, have been shortlisted for an Eisner Award for the second time.

Home of Macron aide, filmed beating up protester, raided

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will face questions from parliament next week.

'It'll be way bigger than we anticipated': The rise of non-alcoholic beer in Ireland

Sales here have traditionally lagged those elsewhere in Europe – but that appears to be changing.

Former Education and Economic Planning Minister Martin O'Donoghue dies aged 85 RIP

Former Education and Economic Planning Minister Martin O'Donoghue dies aged 85

O’Donoghue was elected to the Dáil in 1977 as a TD for Dun Laoghaire.

Dutch nationals appear in UK court charged with massive cocaine seizure

Officers discovered bales of cocaine wrapped in plastic bagging.

Childcare worker who had rock thrown at him and was regularly threatened wins €15k compensation

The Workplace Relations Commission said the man had “no alternative but to resign” because of how he was treated.

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