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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Today’s News

Man arrested after explosive attack on Gerry Adams' home

The man is being held on suspicion of criminal damage.

The 8 at 8: Wednesday

Here’s what people have been discussing this morning.

Man in serious yet stable condition after Donegal boat capsize results in two deaths

It is understood they spent four hours in the water before they were rescued.

Police in Texas say they've caught a serial killer who killed three people in seven days

Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was arrested after a car chase.

Thai football team to leave hospital and speak to the media for the first time

The media has been urged to be cautious in what questions they ask the boys during the press conference.

Poland's 'retired' top judge back at work as government tries to oust her

Gersdorf, 65, has refused to comply with the legislation reducing the retirement age for Supreme Court justices from 70 to 65.

Male-dominated boards: 'Excessive risk taking, testosterone driven egos and a lack of duty of care'

The glass ceiling is triple-glazed in many organisations, writes Kieran Moynihan.

'No place in a modern justice system': Poor box receipts up despite minister's promise to scrap it

Minister Charlie Flanagan said the system “is no longer a fit place in justice administration”.

The row over Sinn Féin's abstentionism (and why its MPs won't be taking their seats anytime soon)

The party sees its MPs as having a clear mandate not to take seats in Westminster.


Public warned of scam call claiming that their 'internet is compromised'

A number of people have recently received dubious calls offering to fix their connection.

'They wanted me out': Former 999 operator awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe

The man sought reinstatement but the WRC judged that to be inappropriate given the “breakdown of trust”.

Boxing club shooting: Bray gardaí believe they lack a vital piece of evidence

Six weeks on from the fatal attack, gardaí believe they still lack some important info.

Yesterday’s News

Warming seas mean 10 new species of shark could soon roam in Irish waters

The great hammerhead is one of the sharks that could soon be spotted off the Irish coast.

Help! I don't want the grandparents to visit - plus mums and dads share memories of that tricky first night out

European rights court condemns Russia over treatment of Pussy Riot

The court also condemned the country over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Two die after boat gets into difficulty off Malin head

The Coast Guard mounted a rescue operation after three people in a boat got into difficulty.

Two-year-old boy dies after being struck by car in Co Wicklow

The incident happened at Silverbridge, Bray at 4.30pm.

From The42 Limerick players vote in favour of strike action while club and players' union release separate statements Controversy

Limerick players vote in favour of strike action while club and players' union release separate statements

Representatives of the club met with SIPTU and the PFAI today.

'An unfortunate incident': Assistant Garda Commissioner on Garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by passerby

The gun was handed in to Store Street garda station last week by a member of the public.

From The42 Concession of soft goals ends Cork City's Champions League hopes Pole Axed

Concession of soft goals ends Cork City's Champions League hopes

John Caulfield’s side suffered a 3-0 second-leg defeat away to Polish champions Legia Warsaw this evening.

'A very serious breach of trust': Images of child abuse stayed on Facebook, undercover report claims

Facebook said it was grateful to the journalists for bringing “mistakes” in its training processes to its attention.

The Mandalay Bay hotel has sued hundreds of victims of the Las Vegas massacre

An attorney that represents victims who have sued the hotel described the move as “outrageous.”

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered the first four of Jupiter’s moons in 1610.

There has been a fall in divorce cases, with more women than men applying

There has been a 4% decrease on 2016 figures, down from 4,179 in 2016 to 3,995 last year.

Theresa May wins key Brexit vote on customs union despite ongoing rebellion

MPs have voted 307 to 301 to defeat an amendment to the Trade Bill.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

British MPs’ customs union vote, the HSE launches a campaign to tackle cocaine use, and Trump on Russia election comments – it’s your evening fix

From Navan to Hollywood: 'I'd a five-year plan - if it didn’t work out I'd move home'

Brian Byrne composes scores for films – he’s also the guy that reworked the Late Late Show theme into the jazzy version we’ve enjoyed since Ryan Tubridy took over.

'I just remember the tractor wheel going over me': How an accident changed a child's life in seconds

Kerrie Leonard was left paralysed after an accident on her family’s farm.

Man arrested after airsoft weapons found in van on grounds of Mountjoy Prison

The man has since been released without charge.

Trump says he misspoke on Russian meddling in infamous Helsinki press conference

Trump told reporters that he meant to say that he doesn’t see why Russia “wouldn’t” be responsible for meddling in the election.

Irish schoolkids should have 'national anthem celebration' on eve of St Patrick's Day

A new report on the future of the national anthem was launched today.

Proposed amendment to remove offence of blasphemy from Constitution published

A referendum on the issue is due to be held in October.

From The42 As it happened: Legia Warsaw v Cork City, Champions League Liveblog

As it happened: Legia Warsaw v Cork City, Champions League

Legia Warsaw faced Cork, with the League of Ireland club trailing 1-0 after the first leg.

Couple used stolen credit card details to buy hotel stay, sex toys and other items

The defendants spent thousands of euro over a seven-day stay in the capital last December.

'I was told not to touch him or bond with him because that was for his other mother'

Tressa Reeves was separated from her son for 52 years.

Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' during tribute to Nelson Mandela

Today’s speech came on the eve of Mandela Day, which is marked around the world every year on 18 July.

Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year

The number of rape trials heard in the Central Criminal Court increased by 22% from 59 in 2016 to 77 last year.

From The42 Knee injury forces Cork All-Ireland winner O'Neill to retire from inter-county game Time To Go

Knee injury forces Cork All-Ireland winner O'Neill to retire from inter-county game

The 29-year-old made his senior debut for Cork in 2009.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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