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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 23 March, 2017

Today’s News

'You're trying to shut down discussion': Dáil suspended after Bríd Smith raises Halawa case

The Ceann Comhairle said her contribution was not relevant relevant to the current session.

Belgian police arrest man who tried to drive into crowds of shoppers at high speed

A rifle and bladed weapons were found in a subsequent search of the car.

US sailor arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting woman in Dublin hotel

Gardaí arrested the man, aged in his 30s, yesterday morning.

Ulster Bank to close 22 branches in Ireland with 220 redundancies

The closures are expected to take place in June and September.

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Thousands line streets as Derry bids farewell to Martin McGuinness

Roads around the Bogside were packed ahead of the ceremony, which is under way.

Gardaí arrest two men wanted over attempted murder of police officers in Derry

The PSNI said that two men had been arrested by gardaí under a European Arrest Warrant as part of join operation.

FG TD feels 'vindicated' after ruling says he didn't defame Sinn Féin TDs in Dáil Alan Farrell This post contains videos

FG TD feels 'vindicated' after ruling says he didn't defame Sinn Féin TDs in Dáil

The Committee on Procedure ruled that Alan Farrell didn’t breach Dáil privilege.

Poll: Do you plan to do something for Daffodil Day? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to do something for Daffodil Day?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

Islamic State claims responsibility for the Westminster attack

Britain will not raise its terror threat level after the attack.

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From The42 'He was brave and knew no fear' - Derry bids farewell to inspirational captain Ryan McBride RIP

'He was brave and knew no fear' - Derry bids farewell to inspirational captain Ryan McBride

The 27-year-old footballer is being laid to rest today in Derry following his untimely death.

Gardaí recorded almost one million more breath tests than they actually carried out

Gardaí said there was no single reason that would account for why they got the figures so wrong.

Pictures: 20,000 people evacuated from area after massive fire at Ukrainian arms depot

Ukrainian authorities said that they suspected Russian involvement.

One Irish person injured in Westminster terror attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the nationalities of the injured in parliament today.

Lottery team head to Cork to find owner of €1 million winning ticket as deadline looms

The winner has until next Friday to claim their prize.

From The Daily Edge The xx and Duran Duran have just been announced for this year's Electric Picnic Electric Dreams

The xx and Duran Duran have just been announced for this year's Electric Picnic

Her name is Riooooo and she dances on the saaaaaand!

Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates

A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.

Cork set to get new €25 million office space that will accommodate 450 new jobs

The project would also sustain 125 construction jobs.

Police in Scotland investigate after two 12-year-olds left with 'significant injuries' in chemical attack

Police said that the two boys had a substance on them which caused “burn type injuries”.

'A lovely man, a friend': Tributes pour in for police officer killed in yesterday's attack

A second victim of the attacker has also been named as Aysha Frade.

Man arrested after pulling Luas emergency lever causing injury to passengers

There are delays on the tram service this morning as a result.

'6.6% unemployment - that's my performance': Mary Mitchell O'Connor hits back at critics

The Jobs Minister has come under fire with signs of discontent among her staff.

These are the front pages of the UK newspapers after yesterday's attack

Nearly all of the newspapers in the UK have used a photo of the attacker lying on an ambulance stretcher.

Poll: Would you pay more for your TV licence? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you pay more for your TV licence?

RTÉ director general Dee Forbes suggested the licence fee should be double its current rate yesterday.

Channel 4 News apologises after naming wrong man as suspect in Westminster attack

A senior home affairs correspondent had quoted a senior source as naming the suspect.

From The42 Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid RWC2023

Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne helped to host a World Rugby technical review group in recent days.

A boom in construction could lead to the economy overheating

A new report forecasts GDP growth of 3.8% this year.

Woman jumps from top-floor window to escape fire at house in Dublin

The incident happened at 10.20pm last night.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

R116 investigation hampered by poor weather

Wreckage of the fuselage of the helicopter was discovered in 40 metres of water close to Black Rock lighthouse yesterday morning.

Bus Éireann strike looks inevitable as unions to meet over cuts

Management wrote to staff yesterday saying they would be proceeding with cost saving measures.

'As the UK withdraws economic opportunities will arise. Ireland must aggressively pursue them'

As Chairman of the Seanad Special Select Committee, I will ensure that we will not spend our time analysing the problems Brexit poses, writes Neale Richmond.

Fancy wearing the blue? The Garda Reserve is taking on 300 more recruits

It’s part of a plan to increase the size of both the reserve and regular garda forces.

'The colour of hope': Tomb of Jesus restored to former glory in time for Easter visitors Jerusalem This post contains videos

'The colour of hope': Tomb of Jesus restored to former glory in time for Easter visitors

Religious leaders in traditional robes addressed a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre yesterday.

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today Megan Halvey-ryan This post contains videos

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today

Megan Halvey-Ryan’s surgery has been delayed several times before.

Funeral of Martin McGuinness expected to bring Derry to a standstill

The city is also mourning the loss of Derry City FC captain Ryan McBride

Yesterday’s News

Wyclef Jean handcuffed by LA police in 'mistaken identity'

The Grammy-winning artist said he was “appalled” after being handcuffed and questioned by police.

Four dead, around 40 injured: Here's what's known about today's terror attack in London

The dead include a police officer tasked with guarding the Houses of Parliament.

Eurogroup chief under fire for saying southern Europeans 'spent their money on drinks and women'

Jeroen Dijsselbloem had said: “I can’t spend all my money on drinks and women and then ask for help.”

'He goes to his grave having shown no remorse': Criticisms in Stormont on McGuinness's legacy

DUP leader Arlene Foster had somewhat kinder words for her former deputy minister.

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Irish MEP: 'Time for Ireland to take legal challenge against Egypt'

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has now been postponed for the 20th time.

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