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Today’s News

Peter Casey: 'It's wrong to encourage ethnic groups here - we're a melting pot'

The presidential candidate told the Six One News that “there’s far too much political correctness” in Ireland.

Court hears woman charged with attempted murder stood on road 'picking a victim'

Laura Kenna, of no fixed abode, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

'A matter of urgency': Minister promises to take action on dangerous quad bike and scrambler use

Sinn Fein want to give gardaí the power to seize and detain quad bikes and scrambler motorcycles when being used unlawfully.

'We're working very hard': Theresa May says they can solve Irish backstop issue

Ahead of today’s meeting, Theresa May and other European leaders gave their thoughts on how likely a Brexit deal was.

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9 tactical ways to stop kids whining - plus parents share the funniest pet names they use at home

'People were incredibly uncomfortable in that room': USI cannot condone 'hazing' event at DCU

Students behind “inappropriate behaviour” at DCU’s A&F society event to undergo consent training.

Report due in three weeks on whether Naughten meetings undermined procurement process

The review follows the resignation of Denis Naughten as Communications Minister over his dinners with David McCourt.

From The42 'She’s more of a role model to me than I am to her. She's just incredible, everything she's going through' 20x20 This post contains videos

'She’s more of a role model to me than I am to her. She's just incredible, everything she's going through'

Louise Quinn opened up about life as a role model and shared a truly touching story at the 20×20 launch.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Death toll from attack at Crimean college rises to 17

“There’s a lot of them, the ambulances did not have enough stretchers,” one student said.

John 'The Bull’ O’Donoghue wants on the Fianna Fáil ticket in next year's local elections

O’Donoghue resigned as Ceann Comhairle in 2009 following an expenses controversy.

Anti-social behaviour order restricts two homeless people from O'Connell St area

The order will stop them coming into parts of Dublin city-centre’s north-side between 7am and 9pm for the next two years.

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around after cabin fills with smoke

Trump was on her way to visit a Philadelphia hospital at the time of the incident.

'Could do better': Criticism over funding as Facebook launches new countrywide anti-bullying project

Facebook and DCU have launched a new anti-bullying training programme for secondary schools.

From The42 How Ireland could lose all of their Euro 2020 group qualifiers and still qualify for Euro 2020 Explainer

How Ireland could lose all of their Euro 2020 group qualifiers and still qualify for Euro 2020

Despite last night’s setback, there is a long way to go yet as the Boys in Green seek qualification.

Efforts being made to resolve illness benefit payment delays, says minister

TDs said constituents have been in touch about the delay or cessation of customer payments since the new system kicked in.

New self-lubricating condoms can reduce infection risk and withstand '1,000 thrusts'

This condom was more likely to retain its “slipperiness”, researchers found.

Man in his 30s dies after being hit by truck in Cork city

The tragic accident happened at about 10am this morning. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments

Casey had said that travellers are “basically people camping in someone else’s land”.

Elusive Spanish drug lord arrested after making cameo in music video Francisco Tejon This post contains videos

Elusive Spanish drug lord arrested after making cameo in music video

Francisco Tejon had previously escaped a police operation in late 2016 that resulted in the arrest of 30 suspected members of his gang.

Bray school calls for halt in deportation of nine-year-old boy

More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition organised by St Cronan’s School to prevent the deportation of one of its pupils.

Woman arrested in connection with fatal shooting of young man

Jamie Tighe Ennis was shot dead in Dublin in October 2017.

Man jailed for eight years for attempting to murder four children

A judge imposed a 12-year sentence but suspended the final four years.

America's most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

Dennis Hof (72) owner of a legal brothel near Carson City, Nevada, was found dead after a night of revelry.

From The42 Pound-for-pound queen willing to drop weight to face 'amazing' Katie Taylor in historic women's fight What A Fight

Pound-for-pound queen willing to drop weight to face 'amazing' Katie Taylor in historic women's fight

If the price was right, Cecilia Braekhus would even relinquish her four world title belts for a groundbreaking fight with Taylor.

Two arrests after large amount of stolen car parts seized

The parts were recovered in Meath and Kildare, gardaí said.

Justice Minister apologises to whistleblower Maurice McCabe on behalf of the State

Justice Peter Charleton found there was a “campaign of calumny” to smear Garda McCabe.

Potential conflict between cyclists and pedestrians cited as College Green plaza plans rejected

The plans have been the subject of heated debate for some time.

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

Garda awarded €4k compensation after girlfriend's brother headbutted him outside nightclub

Garda Smith had been a month off work, primarily due to the embarrassment the incident had caused.

Poll: Would legalising cannabis work in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would legalising cannabis work in Ireland?

Canada is going for it from today.

Roseanne's show returned last night... but without Roseanne. Here's how she was written out

Roseanne Barr wasn’t impressed with how her character was written out of the show, and took to Twitter about it.

May faces Brexit showdown with EU leaders today amid talks of transition extension

May will meet with EU president Donald Tusk this evening before briefing her 27 European colleagues.

58 fairy penguins killed in suspected dog attack in Australia

The latest grisly find comes a few months after a dozen birds were found dead in another suspected dog attack.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Michael D Higgins polling twice as well as rest of field, and complaints against Pat Kenny over the Eighth rejected – it’s the 9 at 9.

From The42 Sacking Martin O'Neill would be a short-term solution to a long-term problem Talking Point

Sacking Martin O'Neill would be a short-term solution to a long-term problem

The ultimate results manager has overseen a run of just one victory in his last nine matches.

Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'

On TheJournal.ie’s The Candidate podcast, Duffy said that he and the other Dragons were not “in cahoots”.

Latest poll has Michael D Higgins with nearly twice as many votes as rest of candidates COMBINED

Higgins has twice as many first preference votes as the rest of the candidates combined, per the latest Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI poll.

Technology firm Voxpro announces creation of 400 jobs in Cork

The announcement will bring the total number of Voxpro jobs in Cork and Dublin to 3,000.

Develop national protocol on smartphone and social media use, mental health committee says

A policy should be developed alongside parents and young people, according to the Oireachtas joint committee.

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