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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 20 September, 2018

Today’s News

More stormy conditions could be on the way this weekend but Met Éireann says nothing is certain yet

Rain and strong winds will move in from the Atlantic on Saturday.

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

The U2 frontman had a half-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday.

The 8 at 8: Thursday

Ploughing back in action, Ian Paisley Jr retains his seat, and Brexit talk in Austria – here’s your news line-up.

Ian Paisley Jr keeps seat as recall petition for by-election fails

The petition followed Paisley’s failure to declare two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

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Trump pushes Kavanaugh's accuser to testify; her lawyer says she needs more time

For has until tomorrow to submit a statement if she intends to testify on Monday.

Twin shark attacks in idyllic Australian tourist spot

A girl and a woman are in a critical condition.

The Luas Green Line is still not running its full service into the city

The line is not running in either direction between Cowper and Dawson

Stephen Byrne: Why 9 years after ripping up my results, I went back to do the Leaving Cert...

The Leaving Cert is strange in the sense that it is something we all experience, and yet it’s something that we all seem to try to repress, writes the 2FM presenter.

Iona Institute research officer suing Twitter in the High Court

Dr Angelo Bottone confirmed he was taking the social media giant to court, but said he wouldn’t be commenting on it.

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The 9 secrets of being a great bartender, according to veteran Irish bar staff

ESB union refusing to erase ex-members data over 'contractual obligations'

There is no obvious end in sight to the membership saga involving Connect and its ex-members.

Gardaí probe incident in Shankill after man tried to get woman into his car

Gardaí will now attempt to establish if this incident has any link to a number of serious incidents in the Shankill area in the last two years.

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Yesterday’s News

Man to appear in court over fatal stabbing of woman

A 31-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Dundalk yesterday.

Man killed wife and daughter with yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide

The professor was accused of hatching the murder plot because he was having an affair with a student.

Denuclearisation: US ready to begin negotiating with North Korea 'immediately'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has invited his North Korean counterpart to meet in New York next week.

Former Garda Commissioner wants to bring defamation action against newspaper

Noirin O’Sullivan claims she was defamed by the Cork-based Irish Examiner newspaper.

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JCB prevents roof blowing off building in Galway Storm Ali This post contains videos

JCB prevents roof blowing off building in Galway

Gusts of up to 147km/h battered parts of the country today.

French court dismisses appeal by magazine over topless photos of Duchess of Cambridge

A court had found Closer magazine guilty of invading the privacy of Prince William’s wife Kate.

WATCH: We took our readers on a preview Culture Night bus tour

Culture Night is happening this Friday 21 September and will see many venues around Ireland open their doors to the public.

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year

The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.

Trump says it's 'hard to imagine' Supreme Court nominee assaulted woman

Republicans have set a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Monday that is supposed to feature Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser.

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Independent TDs and senators fail to agree on presidential candidate

The group had a “robust debate” this evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Ploughing Championships cancelled, thousands without electricity and woman dies as caravan blown off cliff – it’s your evening fix.

'‘Have you seen her legs?’ and other stories from Fat Land': An award-winning short story before bedtime

The story, by Claire Mulligan, won third prize at this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis McManus.

Crunch time: Britain and EU clash over who should make next Brexit move

EU Council President Donald Tusk opened a crucial summit in the Austrian city earlier today.

From The42 Ireland to join potential bid to co-host 2030 World Cup On These Shores

Ireland to join potential bid to co-host 2030 World Cup

The FAI are open to linking up with the English, Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish associations after ‘positive discussions’.

67,000 ESB customers still without power as Storm Ali causes havoc

People have been warned to stay away from fallen power lines.

Gusts of up to 147km/h recorded during Storm Ali

The highest gust recorded during Storm Ophelia last year was 155.6km/h.

'Your 30s are a tricky time for women. The biological and social pressures to conform are immense'

Actor and playwright Christiane O’Mahony wonders if seahorses have the right idea about how to live.

Heading out for Culture Night? Here's what's on in the South

Have you planned what you are doing this Culture Night? Here’s our guide to activities in the South.

Traffic disruptions continue into the evening as a result of Storm Ali

Work crews have been attempting throughout the day to clear roads and rail lines across the country.

Mandatory security requirements introduced to protect companies against cyber attacks

The requirements will apply to service providers in sectors such as digital communications, transport, drinking water supply and healthcare.

From The42 As It Happened: Young Boys v Manchester United, Champions League Liveblog

As It Happened: Young Boys v Manchester United, Champions League

Jose Mourinho’s side got their European campaign up and running in Switzerland.

As it happened: Two killed and second day of National Ploughing Championships cancelled following Storm Ali

We charted everything as it happened during the first storm of the 18/19 season.

Man dies after being hit by falling tree in Northern Ireland

Another man in his 40s has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Tánaiste says State infrastructure was prepared for Storm Ali - but the public weren't

Coveney said people do not “sit up and notice” weather notices unless there is a status red warning in place.

From The42 'It must come to an end now' - Leahy wants to draw line under Mayo Ladies football saga Last Word

'It must come to an end now' - Leahy wants to draw line under Mayo Ladies football saga

The Mayo manager says this will be his final comment on the matter.

Encrypted devices seized as gardaí carry out seven raids in Dublin city

A man was arrested and released without charge in relation to the seizure.

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