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Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 23 September, 2017

Today’s News

Scoring all over the field: Irish ploughing experts share their tricks of the trade

350 competitors made the trek to Offaly this week. Why do they return each year?

'It's a complete disaster': Getting a divorce in Ireland could get a lot harder post-Brexit

Getting a divorce from a spouse in the UK is governed by EU law, which may not apply after Brexit.

These are just some of the best nature photos of the year

The overall grand-prize winner will be chosen from the four category winners and will be announced in December

Column: 'Negative attitudes persist among heterosexual and homosexual people'

But people who are attracted to multiple genders make up between 2 and 25% of the population, writes Bi+ Ireland.

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Irish Rail 'won't let go' of the delayed Dart Underground

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Man dies during garda arrest, half-marathon chaos and LeBron versus Trump.

Gas restored in Mayo and Galway as probe launched into Shell Corrib breach

Clean supply has been restored to a number of area following the incident.

Firefighters battle underground blaze in north Dublin

Five DFB units are at the scene at Shanowen Road in Santry.

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From The42 Cork on hunt for new senior hurling boss after Kingston departs Rebel Search

Cork on hunt for new senior hurling boss after Kingston departs

Kingston guided Cork to Munster senior hurling glory in July.

How many Leap Cards have been issued since 2011? It's the week in numbers

Plus: What is the average cost of renting in Ireland now?

LeBron James calls Donald Trump a 'bum' as US sports stars get political Slam Dunk This post contains videos

LeBron James calls Donald Trump a 'bum' as US sports stars get political

Donald Trump has said that the NBA champions won’t be be coming to the White House.

From The42 As it happened: Leicester v Liverpool, Premier League Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Leicester v Liverpool, Premier League

We were at the King Power Stadium to see if Jurgen Klopp’s side could gain some revenge for their midweek League Cup defeat.

There have been some weird, weird moments in the lead up Germany's election

Promises of nudist areas, Calvin Klein-esque posters, and a satirical political party – the bizarre bits of Germany’s election campaigns.

'Power to the Peepee': Dutch women are protesting about a lack of female public loos

A woman was fined €90 this week for public urination.

'It could be Dublin's Soho': Inside the row over the future of one market square

The Liberties’ Newmarket Square is primed for development – but some locals fear the outcome.

'A monumental disaster': Runners critical of bad organisation and traffic chaos at Dublin Half Marathon

The half marathon was due to kick off today at Newbridge House in Donabate in north county Dublin at 9am.

Ibrahim Halawa 'has yet to speak to family and won't be getting government jet home'

Halawa’s sister says he is still in prison and must be reinterviewed by police before he is freed.

'A horrible, horrible thing': Trump slams McCain for blocking Obamacare repeal

McCain’s opposition is likely to doom the effort to repeal.

Gardening: Tips and recipes for storing and pickling your summer veg GIY

Gardening: Tips and recipes for storing and pickling your summer veg

As the winter draws in, nothing brings out my inner hunter-gatherer quite like having a full larder, writes Michael Kelly.

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake in North Korea was a 'suspected explosion', says China

South Korean scientists aren’t so sure about whether it was caused by a blast.

From The42 'It's torture and tests your love for the game': Rob Kearney on his injury hell Interview

'It's torture and tests your love for the game': Rob Kearney on his injury hell

Rob Kearney had worked his way back to full fitness after two injury-ravaged seasons only to suffer another cruel setback in the first home game of the year.

'Fourteen kilometres separate life from death': Award-winning photographer captures the trials of refugee life

Marcos Moreno’s work is going on show in Dublin until November.

Man dies after crashing car and becoming unresponsive while being restrained by gardaí

Gardaí have confirmed that the matter has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

Complaint about 'misleading' online ad for Cork IVF clinic upheld

A complaint about a radio ad for the same clinic was also upheld.

Poll: Should the Help to Buy scheme be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Help to Buy scheme be scrapped?

Under the scheme, first-time home buyers are able to apply for a grant of up to €20,000.

Tunisia to end 'inhuman' forced anal examinations on 'suspected homosexuals'

Foreign and local rights groups have condemned the practice of the forced exams as “cruel” and “inhuman”.

From The42 ‘Where football isn’t quite as healthy and the clubs struggle, a lot of those places voted Leave’ Interview

‘Where football isn’t quite as healthy and the clubs struggle, a lot of those places voted Leave’

Author and journalist Simon Hughes chats to The42 about the turbulent times facing English football as documented in his book ‘On the Brink’.

Politics in Austria is embracing Islamophobia as a shortcut to electoral gains

As Austrians grow more openly hostile towards Muslims, major political parties are deliberately brandishing Islamophobia in the hope of gaining an advantage at the polls.

Young man dies after being hit by SUV in Carlow

The incident occurred on the R725, Castledermot Road, Tullow, in Carlow.

Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill

The bill seeks to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol across the country.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as the weekend gets started.

'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing Starter's Orders This post contains videos

'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing

‘Ring of fire’, it turned out, was a slight exaggeration.

Opinion: 'I am a Bank of Ireland customer, one who automatically clicked 'Gaeilge''

If someone doesn’t want our business, that’s fine. But don’t tell us we don’t deserve to be accommodated, writes Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh.

Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study

The finding could help develop a drug that would suppress extreme aggression in humans.

'We’re painting a picture of a very specific kind of motorcyclist who love to speed'

Motorcyclists are six times more likely to be killed on the road than any other road user.

From The42 The Beatles, Toto Schillaci and brotherhood: How Cody's ex-Cats are finding their voice Story Time

The Beatles, Toto Schillaci and brotherhood: How Cody's ex-Cats are finding their voice

Jackie Tyrrell and Tommy Walsh have been welcome additions to the media landscape.

70,000 people ordered to evacuate homes after dam fails in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been ravaged by the storm.

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