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Today’s News

Danniella Westbrook has been diagnosed with womb cancer

The former Eastenders star plans to undergo a hysterectomy.

Lotto ticket worth €1 million sold in Labour TD's shop

Willie Penrose and his wife Anne own the shop in Co Westmeath.

From The42 'It's frustrating, actually. You're off the radar. You're playing in a so-called lesser league, in their eyes' I'm Still Here

'It's frustrating, actually. You're off the radar. You're playing in a so-called lesser league, in their eyes'

Andy Keogh has been a consistent goalscorer in Australia for the last four years but isn’t expecting a call anytime soon from the Republic of Ireland.

Indian sailor injured in race; Irish competitor's yacht damaged while trying to reach him

Abhilash Tomy’s yacht Thuriya was hit by a storm on Friday – he says he has a “severe back injury” and can’t walk.

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Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections? Aras 2018 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should citizens in the North be allowed vote in Irish presidential elections?

The next presidential election will be in 2025.

'Britons aren't overly physically active': How tourism operators are being told to sell Ireland overseas

The marketing tips come from Fáilte Ireland and are based on online consumer surveys and insights.

From The42 ‘We were about to hike up a volcano in Chile… I got an email saying Ulster Rugby want you over’ Dream Ticket This post contains videos

‘We were about to hike up a volcano in Chile… I got an email saying Ulster Rugby want you over’

Neil Walsh recalls the unlikely series of events that led to an incredible opportunity.

Australian strawberries taken off shelves in New Zealand after needles found

At least two minors have been questioned by Australian police for carrying out hoaxes.

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Investigation into 'brutal, paramilitary' shooting of 18-year-old in Co Antrim

The young man was shot once in each arm and leg early this morning.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here are the fascinating stories doing the rounds this Sunday.

Sitdown Sunday: 'The extraordinary story of how I found my parents'

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The Irish For...What can we learn from the rise and fall of Irish girls' names?

Gaeilgeoir Darach O Séaghdha talks us through the meaning behind names like Saoirse, Órla and Aoife – and what we can learn from them.

Dublin woman suspected of large-scale cocaine importation top target for Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau

The woman is suspected of bringing in hundreds of kilos every year.

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Woman who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault agrees to testify

Kavanaugh is Donald Trump’s nominee the US Supreme Court – but he has to be voted in by the Senate.

A significant number of people don't know how they're going to vote in the blasphemy referendum

54% said they will vote to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution.

From The42 'It was nothing dramatic, but just a wee moment of realisation: 'I miss this'' Life After Rugby

'It was nothing dramatic, but just a wee moment of realisation: 'I miss this''

Andrew Trimble is largely enjoying retirement but there have been moments when he’s wanted to wind the clock back.

Minister says 200 new social housing units stalled due to construction firm examinership will be delivered

A number of subcontractors have complained that they have not been paid for their work on the State-funded projects.

Explainer: What is the upcoming blasphemy referendum about?

Nearly one in three voters are unsure how they’ll vote in the referendum on 26 October.

Dublin City Council to spend €360,000 on Christmas trees - that's about €600 per tree

The council has put out to tender for 150 trees a year to be delivered until 2021.

Gardaí 'hugely frustrated' at false complaints made to Gsoc 'without fear of prosecution'

A report this week recommended an overhaul of the system for dealing with complaints against gardaí.

Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York

If Ireland’s bid is successful, it would be the fourth time the country has been elected to the council.

Yesterday’s News

'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city

Crack-cocaine is on the increase, and the housing crisis means people are spending prolonged periods in precarious living situations.

From The42 Leinster flex their muscle in Edinburgh arm-wrestle to claim five hard-earned points Five-Star

Leinster flex their muscle in Edinburgh arm-wrestle to claim five hard-earned points

Leo Cullen’s side made it back-to-back bonus-point wins at the RDS.

Life, death and the story of a motorway bypassing towns in the West When All Is Ruin This post contains videos

Life, death and the story of a motorway bypassing towns in the West

A new documentary explores the twists and turns of the M17/M18 motorway.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Take Back the City, security at the Áras and Brexit had everyone talking today.

Four men arrested after gardaí seize €1.2 million in cash

The operation was part of an investigation into organised crime.

Comcast to buy Sky for £30.45 billion, outbidding Fox

The future of Sky’s ownership has been uncertain for nearly two years.

Ireland in a snapshot: The young boxers

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

Investigation launched after shots fired at halting site in Cork

No one was injured in the incident.

From The42 Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets Best In The West

Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets

Tries from Tom Farrell, Cian Kelleher and Niyi Adeolokun gave Connacht their second win of the season.

Warm weather and busy keepers meant a good summer for Irish bees

The number of beekeepers has increased significantly in recent years.

At least 29 people, including children, shot dead at military parade in Iran

Iran has said there will be a “crushing response”.

'Negligence has cost us so many lives': Tanzania ferry death toll rises to over 200

The president has declared four days of national mourning and said the government would cover the funeral expenses of the victims.

Cork art gallery opening its doors for nude tours this weekend

Attendees will be able to “view the subject of nudes from a place of nudity”, organisers said.

Protection of hen harriers could stop multi-million-euro wind farm project in Donegal

A conservation group has been granted leave to legally challenge planning approval for the development.

Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees

Mahmoud Abbas met President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney today.

Donald Tusk's cherry photo 'insulted the British people'

A tongue-in-cheek Instagram post is the latest spanner in the works for Brexit negotiations.

A bid to keep GAA fan haunt the Big Tree serving on match days has been blocked

The site is being turned into a hotel, but publican Louis Fitzgerald wanted to keep the beer garden open.

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