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Dublin: 17 °C Thursday 16 August, 2018

Today’s News

Blow for Sligo as 165 jobs to go at GSK manufacturing site

Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin called it a “very disappointing announcement for Sligo”.

With 131 days to go, Brown Thomas has officially opened its Christmas shop in Dublin

Christmas trees and festive decorations will be on sale at the store until the end of the year

Bonfire in Northern Ireland featuring names of murdered police officers condemned

The bonfire was set alight on Wednesday night.

Here's what to expect from the new RTÉ autumn season

Some new and old shows will be on your screens.

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Gardaí investigating alleged rape of inmate in Midlands Prison

The man has given a statement to gardaí.

Family who spent night in garda station offered three-bedroom apartment on trial basis

Margaret Cash and six of her children spent the night in Tallaght Garda Station last week.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Westmeath

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Judge rules sufficient evidence to allow Kim Jong Nam murder trial to continue

The judge said the evidence presented in court since the trial started in October pointed to a “well-planned conspiracy”.

'Get out of my room': 35-year-old neo-Nazi censured by father in livestream with fellow white supremacist

Jason Kessler initially claimed the person shouting him was a “drunk roommate”, but later admitted it was his father.

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Snug life: How Ireland fell in love with the pub snug (and 5 of the experts' favourites)

Man arrested after 46 people overdose at park in Connecticut

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Man (27) dies after car he was travelling in hits ditch in Co Westmeath

An 18-year-old woman was also seriously injured in the incident.

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Poll: Should the contraceptive pill be available for free without prescription?

Fianna Fáil has added to calls to make the pill more freely available.

New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners

The law comes after the Prime Minister vowed to make housing more affordable before her election last year.

Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency'

Former secretary of state John Kerry accused the US President of “personal petty politics”.

Just 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities.

From The42 'In a semi-final, you don’t see the Cork from Munster Championship. It seems to be their graveyard round' Breaking Through

'In a semi-final, you don’t see the Cork from Munster Championship. It seems to be their graveyard round'

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín can’t figure out why Cork are struggling at the All-Ireland semi-final stage but he knows they will be back.

Vatican's child protection chair Sean O'Malley withdraws from World Meeting of Families event

He was due to chair a panel on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults on 24 August.

'I escaped hell': Lorry driver describes narrow escape as rescue efforts continue in Genoa

The Italian government has said that the tragedy “could have been avoided”.

Over 200 US news organisations launch #EnemyOfNone campaign against Trump

The newspapers will have editorials about the importance of an independent media and a social media hashtag #EnemyOfNone.

Ryanair and pilots fail to reach agreement after marathon 12-hour talks

After five days of strikes, talks between the union and the airline remain at an impasse.

'Paddy Cosgrave was wrong to invite Le Pen - and wrong to use Northern Ireland in his justification'

David McCann, an expert on the politics of peace, can not equate Marine Le Pen with the stakeholders of Northern Ireland.

The European demand for avocados has African farmers planting overtime

Kenyan farmers say that managing avocados is easier than coffee.

Fingal Council asks private developers for views on plan to deliver 1,000 homes

The site includes a recreational and educational hub.

Attempt to stop Georgian house being replaced with 'crude and insensitive' apartment block

Campaigners say the possible demolition of Curragower House is “completely unwarranted”.

Hundreds of customers still in dark as Click.ie is up and running again

The website reappeared online last week.

Yesterday’s News

Dart derailed last year because a staff member was 'not competent'

The ‘low-speed derailment’ occurred close to Dun Laoghaire station last year.

From The42 Quiz: Can you recognise these Galway and Limerick hurlers from All-Ireland final days? It's Quizzness Time

New section of the Berlin Wall discovered by accident

It’s the second long-lost piece of the barrier to be identified and given protected status this year.

American honeymooner charged after three men stabbed outside pub in Co Antrim

The incident happened in the earlier hours of Saturday morning on the Main Street in Ballycarry.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what had people talking today.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Tipperary

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

'I was really surprised and shocked' - Seven Leaving Cert students get eight H1s

Liam Mariga from Co Cork said he couldn’t believe he had got eight H1s when he opened his results this morning.

Open thread: What did you REALLY need to bring with you to college?

And what do you really wish you had remembered to pack?

From The42 England out-half Cipriani arrested and charged after nightclub incident In The Dock

England out-half Cipriani arrested and charged after nightclub incident

The 30-year-old was in Jersey with his club side, Gloucester.

'Jesus is about as likely to rise from the dead as this cockerel I'm cooking': The story behind this 250-year-old cross

The vestments and sacred vessels for Pope Francis’ closing Mass in Ireland will feature a penal cross from 1763 that depicts an Irish folklore story about Judas and a cockerel.

Trump, racism and tea parties: Yes, this was the talk from the Irish presidential hopefuls

Next stop on the presidential campaign… Carlow: Independent hopefuls vie for council nomination

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