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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 20 October, 2017

Today’s News

Man appears in court charged with harassing RTÉ's Sharon Ní Bheoláin and possessing child pornography

Conor O’Hara was charged with harassing the presenter between October 2013 and February 2014.

Irish Rail staff have backed industrial action - and it's likely to affect Bank Holiday travel

Unions have accused the Irish Rail CEO of undercutting his negotiators last night.

Ibrahim Halawa expected to return home to Ireland on 'Sunday or Monday'

The 21-year-old spent more than four years in jail.

From The42 IRFU denies it has downgraded women's head coach role and 'regrets any upset caused' Statement

IRFU denies it has downgraded women's head coach role and 'regrets any upset caused'

The union has released a statement this afternoon.

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Victorian 'castle' with gothic drama in the heart of Dublin city

Most popular birthday? Most popular car? Dearest place to live? CSO publishes annual yearbook

The CSO published the yearbook to coincide with World Statistics Day.

Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Leo: 'I am going to miss the UK when they leave the EU'

Leo Varadkar somberly acknowledged that Ireland is going to miss the UK’s support.

Speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer drowned out by protesters

Hundreds of people protested with signs and anti-Nazi chants.

'We couldn't put rosary beads in his hands, they had smashed them up that badly' Paul Quinn This post contains videos

'We couldn't put rosary beads in his hands, they had smashed them up that badly'

A fresh appeal for information has been made on the 10th anniversary of Paul Quinn’s brutal murder.

Children coming to school from hotels 'is a blight and a stain on our Republic' says principal

Addressing the annual conference of the NAPD, the organisation’s president called for more government support.

US-backed forces declare victory over the Islamic State's former 'capital' Raqqa This post contains videos

US-backed forces declare victory over the Islamic State's former 'capital'

Raqqa was the Islamic State’s main centre.

From The42 'It's hard to walk away when the team is going so well' Green Giant

'It's hard to walk away when the team is going so well'

Despite turning 36 earlier this month, Alan Bennett isn’t ready to sail off into the sunset just yet.

Obama and Bush both take aim at 'bigotry' of Trump era

“Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” George W Bush said.

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis?

Dublin City Council said that it is a possibility.

Donncha O'Callaghan out to earn respect that only a clash of compatriots can bring

“I don’t mind playing against any of the English teams and knocking lumps out of them but when you are looking over and it’s one of your own across the way I find it kind of tough.”

'Despicable': Pensioner with Alzheimer's targeted by fake builders in robbery

The men took money from the victim’s wallet and brought him out of the house to withdraw savings from his bank account.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what you need to know as we begin Friday.

Four men convicted of assaulting man at mosque in Longford

Leading members of the local Muslim community have called for peace after the incident.

'The nightmare is over': Ibrahim Halawa has been released from prison in Egypt

The 21-year-old spent more than four years in jail.

Wind and rain warnings come into effect overnight as Storm Brian reaches Ireland

A yellow rainfall warning will come into effect this morning at 9am.

'Up to 10% of older Irish people are victims of financial abuse'

We need to face up to the reality of this situation. Financial abuse can happen anyone, writes Eileen O’Callaghan.

Court challenge to Clontarf homeless hub struck out

The council plans to turn the Victorian era red brick terraced properties into a “homeless hub”.

'I knew he did a couple of these things': Tarantino admits he knew of Weinstein abuse

Weinstein, 65, is accused of decades of sexual abuse and harassment by around 40 actresses.

Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)

A major study in The Lancet looked at the effect pollution has on countries around the world.

'Unless the government allocate funds... there is no easy solution': Irish Rail responds to overcrowding complaint

A customer care representative said that more funding was needed to reduce overcrowding.

A 24 hour Garda operation to get drivers to slow down is about to kick off

The operation will take place as Met Éireann has issued status red and yellow wind and rain warnings for areas across the country.

'If I stay in Ireland, my daughter could be slipping through my fingers' Pku

'If I stay in Ireland, my daughter could be slipping through my fingers'

People with PKU, a rare genetic disorder, are fighting for access to medication.

Yesterday’s News

Leo says most citizens in Northern Ireland will be 'Irish and European' after Brexit

Tensions are high as EU and UK negotiators have reached a stalemate in Brexit talks.

'I waited 46 years and I'm telling the truth' witness tells Dr Michael Shine trial

Retired surgeon Michael Shine (85) denies eight charges of indecently assaulting teenage boys at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital over a 27-year period.

'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow

If Trump and John Kelly aren’t getting along, it didn’t show in the chief of staff’s speech this evening.

Woman fears husband was 'influenced' by yoga group when he withdrew €300k from company account

Hilda Mackey says her husband gave the Japa Meditation group their company’s confidential information.

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From The42 Dublin v Kilkenny, Cork v Clare among the early standouts in revamped Hurling Championship draw Pot Luck This post contains videos

Dublin v Kilkenny, Cork v Clare among the early standouts in revamped Hurling Championship draw

The proposal was passed last month at the GAA’s Special Congress in Croke Park

Kinsale's lighthouse family: 'Monday was the scariest day of our lives'

On the morning of the storm we were all laughing and saying how the news had got it all wrong again. But my God were we wrong, writes Cathy Lennon.

From The42 Mayo will begin their next All-Ireland quest against Galway, Dubs await Offaly or Wicklow Sfc 2018

Mayo will begin their next All-Ireland quest against Galway, Dubs await Offaly or Wicklow

Meanwhile in Munster, Cork and Kerry have been kept apart in the semi-final stage.

Ferries cancelled amid fears over expected 'tidal surge' in Cork tomorrow evening

The county, still recovering from Ophelia, is preparing for Storm Brian.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Weather warnings, the Eighth Amendment, and tracker mortgages made the news today.

Martin is home at last: 14 years on the street and finally a door to close behind him Room Of One's Own This post contains videos

Martin is home at last: 14 years on the street and finally a door to close behind him

Photographer Donal Moloney has been following Martin’s story for years. Here, he finds a wonderful ending.

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Trailer Watch This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

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