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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Today’s News

From The42 Ireland confirmed to face Mexico in US clash OFFICIAL

Ireland confirmed to face Mexico in US clash

The game will take place on 1 June at the MetLife Stadium.

Serial con artist jailed after promising colleague All-Ireland tickets

Defending counsel said David Marsh’s actions were “illogical and fairly compulsive” with “no exit strategy”.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Video shows how quickly a fridge fire can spread when it gets set alight Fire Hazard This post contains videos

Video shows how quickly a fridge fire can spread when it gets set alight

The one minute video shows a plastic-backed fridge quickly being engulfed in flames.

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Eight-year-old Texas girl shot dead minutes after surviving traffic accident

“She was a good girl, honour roll student, full of life. They took my baby away from me, why?”

Leo v Simon: TV3 'very interested' in hosting a Fine Gael leadership debate

Leo Varadkar has said he would be “happy” to debate his rivals in a televised debate.

Man jailed for 'brutal' double murder of ex-girlfriend and her new partner in Cardiff city centre

Saunders pleaded guilty to two counts of murder at Cardiff Crown Court in December.

Gardaí investigate reports that Limerick child was offered for sale

A woman was allegedly offering the boy for sale outside a commercial premises on the south side of the city.

Bus Éireann strike: National Transport Authority to 'step-in' on planned route closures

Bus Éireann is pressing ahead with cost-cutting measures. Unions have said they’ll strike in response.

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'Nothing will ever remove our grief for the life Sadhbh lost': Settlement reached in brain damage case

Sadhbh Farrell was left with severe cerebral palsy after she failed to receive treatment for jaundice shortly after birth.

Bank of Ireland apologises after customers left without their wages this morning

This is not the first time Bank of Ireland customers have experienced this.

Kenny announcing Commission of Investigation says Grace case is 'a disgrace to us as a country'

Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions.

Warning to locals as high rates of cancer-causing radioactive gas discovered in Galway

Up to 250 radon-related lung cancer cases are diagnosed in Ireland each year.

UK judge blasts 'shambolic' and 'cowardly' Tunisian police at terror attack inquest

Three Irish citizens were among the 38 people killed in the 2015 terror attack at Sousse beach resort.

Grace case: 47 children went through foster home where there were abuse concerns

Two previously unpublished reports about the case have been made public.

Apple is changing the iPhone's charging port again

The switch to a USB-C port would put the Apple product on par with others across the industry.

From The42 Serena Williams surprised two players at a public tennis court and challenged them to a match Out Of The Ordinary This post contains videos

Serena Williams surprised two players at a public tennis court and challenged them to a match

The entire scene was documented on the star’s Snapchat story.

Alleged Silk Road admin with 'severe Asperger's' led away from family ahead of extradition

Gary Davis has been led away from his family and now faces extradition to the US.

Trump says Obama is behind protests and leaks

Angry constituents have been protesting at Republican town hall-style meetings.

Former Fine Gael and Independent TD Peter Mathews has died aged 65 RIP

Former Fine Gael and Independent TD Peter Mathews has died aged 65

The former Dublin South TD announced last year he had been diagnosed with cancer.

Uber executive leaves after claims he failed to disclose sex harassment allegation

The exec has denied he is guilty of any such behaviour.

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Poll: Should people who paid their water charges get a refund?

An Oireachtas committee is expected to recommend it.

'It could have been a little nipper' - Shark snatches dog from Sydney beach Australia This post contains videos

'It could have been a little nipper' - Shark snatches dog from Sydney beach

Some beaches in the Kurnell area have now been closed to swimmers.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s the main headlines as we get into the teeth of the week.

Food blogger takes Katie Hopkins to court over tweets

The case continues today in the UK.

"The weirdest TV ending since Lost": Jimmy Kimmel's take on his very strange Oscars

“Whatever confusion there was about who won – Matt Damon lost.”

Brutally killed: El Salvador in shock as Gustavito the hippo stabbed to death

A number of people entered his enclosure and stabbed him a number of times.

From The42 'They're going alright to be fair to them': O'Mahony patiently pursuing back row berth 6 Nations

'They're going alright to be fair to them': O'Mahony patiently pursuing back row berth

CJ Stander, Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien are a formidable obstacle between the Munster captain and a starting berth against Wales.

Australian electrician charged with helping Isis develop long-range guided missiles

The 42-year-old was refused bail and will appear again in court next month.

Mother on protest walk from Cork to Dublin for second time to get her child medicinal cannabis

Vera Twomey is entering day two of the 260km protest walk.

More Irish children are surviving cancer thanks to medical breakthroughs

There have been “major reductions” in the number of children passing away from the disease.

Kim Jong-Nam killing: Two women charged with murder

If the suspects – from Indonesia and Vietnam – are found guilty, they will face death by hanging.

The youth vote: 'My classmates are more interested in Netflix and Instagram than in politics'

The majority of young people aren’t interested in politics but this is a symptom of a corrupt system, writes Owen Cuskelly.

'Nobody knows what it is': The rare genetic condition that means people must avoid protein Pku

'Nobody knows what it is': The rare genetic condition that means people must avoid protein

Despite being rare, Ireland has one of the highest rates of PKU in Europe.

'She deserves to be laid to rest': Family appeal for information on 12th anniversary of woman's disappearance Murder Investigation This post contains videos

Disabled man who raped his nephew multiple times jailed for seven years

The child was aged between seven and nine years at the time of the assaults.

Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid 'traumatic' extractions

Thousands of children have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic each year.

'He was the definition of a gentleman': Rural community in shock at killing of pensioner (90)

A man in his 20s was arrested by gardai yesterday evening.

'If you're over the alcohol limit, you're over the limit': Ross wants more support for drink-driving law

Shane Ross says he hopes publicans and those living in rural areas will make the “necessary arrangements” to ensure they get home safely.

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