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Today’s News

Landslide: two exit polls predict Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Eighth Amendment

Voting has finished and counting will begin at 9am tomorrow morning.

Garda overtime set to be capped across the country as payments are vastly exceeding budgets

Garda overtime for the first five months of this year has run over budget by €12 million.

From The42 'That's the best round I've ever seen' - McIlroy's brilliance drives rivals to distraction High Praise

'That's the best round I've ever seen' - McIlroy's brilliance drives rivals to distraction

Rory McIlroy had defending champion Alex Noren thinking about quitting after day two at Wentworth.

Italian parents who named their son Benito Mussolini receive court summons

The 14-month-old has a rather famous namesake.

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Two men make off with empty box in Dublin cash-in-transit robbery

Gardaí are looking to trace the two men.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

The Irish public goes to the polls, and a 13-year-old boy charged with murder – it’s the Evening Fix.

Bane of Facebook uses launch of GDPR to file four court cases against social media giants

Max Schrems has been battling Facebook’s privacy standards for the past seven years.

Poll: Have you voted yet? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you voted yet?

Polls have been open since 7am but will close at 10pm, so there’s not long left.

From The42 Ireland's latest call-up O'Malley skips exams to link up with senior squad Academic This post contains videos

Ireland's latest call-up O'Malley skips exams to link up with senior squad

The former St Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper is studying to be a financial analyst, having earned a degree at Maynooth University.

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Live like a royal in this €10m Dublin mansion with its own clock tower

Mystery wolf-like creature shot dead in US leaves experts scratching their heads as to its identity

The dead animal has led to some slightly bizarre social media musings as to its species.

Boy (13) charged with murder of Ana Kriegel

He appeared in a special sitting of the children’s court this evening.

David Drumm made decisions 'in good faith with no criminal motivation', court hears

Counsel for the former Anglo CEO was making closing arguments today.

AS IT HAPPENED: Ireland goes to the polls in Eighth Amendment referendum

Counting starts at 9am tomorrow and we should have a clear indication of the result by lunchtime.

Dublin Castle courtyard will be open to the public tomorrow ... but don't expect any big screens

In 2015, large crowds congregated in the space for the Marriage Equality count results.

Met Police arrest 95-year-old man for murder after carer (61) dies from head injuries

Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with their investigation.

Harvey Weinstein posts $1 million bail as he's charged with rape and sex offences

Eight months ago he was accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s headlines?

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

15 people injured in Ontario restaurant explosion

Police are looking for two males who were caught on CCTV moments before the blast.

Some US news websites have been blocked by the new EU data law

The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect today.

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'

Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.

Phoenix Park deer: 'The bucks are in the bachelor area ... the females are up near Castleknock' Year In The Life This post contains videos

Phoenix Park deer: 'The bucks are in the bachelor area ... the females are up near Castleknock'

There are roughly 500 deer at any one time in the park, with a new batch of fawns ready to arrive in June.

Complaints made about campaign posters located too close to polling stations

If you see a poster that’s located too close to a polling station, you can contact the returning officer at your polling station.

'My daughter had a communion last year... my friend had to lend me her house'

The first home has been delivered under a government leasing scheme in Dublin.

Bathing reopened at Doonbeg beach after water analysis

The council said the HSE advised the move following the tests of water samples.

'Virtual safe space' aims to help identify threats facing bumblebees

The free tool provides a computer simulation of how colonies will develop.

Seeing bibles at polling stations? There's a reason for that

It’s not there to try to sway your vote.

From The42 Nacewa fit to captain Leinster in his last game before retirement Pro14 Final

Nacewa fit to captain Leinster in his last game before retirement

Leo Cullen has named his team for Saturday’s Pro14 final against Scarlets.

Meteorite hunters seek to strike it rich in Moroccan deserts

You can strike it rich but it’s like playing the lottery.

Tail of Dublin-bound plane hit by aircraft on Stansted runway

No one was injured in the incident but Irish passengers travelling home to vote will now have to be accommodated on a later flight.

Q&A: The answers to your questions about the Eighth Amendment referendum

You’ve been submitting your questions – and here are the answers.

Referendum day: The world's media watches as Ireland goes to the polls

A number of international media have flown to Ireland for today’s referendum.

Poll: Do you think Ireland will repeal or retain the Eighth Amendment? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland will repeal or retain the Eighth Amendment?

More than 3.2 million people are registered to vote in today’s referendum.

Gardaí out in force for 24-hour slow down operation

Some 87 roads policing members have been newly appointed and this is due to increase to 150 by the end of the year.

From a Fleetwood Mac disco to Africa Day: Here are 8 things to do this weekend

Your roundup of non-referendum related events over the next three days.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making the news this morning.

North Korea says its open to talks 'at any time' after Donald Trump axes summit

Donald Trump cancelled the summit yesterday, blaming it on a “trail of broken promises” and “open hostility”.

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