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Today’s News

Kinahan criminal Freddie Thompson moved to protective custody after 40-man prison standoff Exclusive

He is serving life for the feud murder of Daithí Douglas.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Carnacon reinstated to championship but 8 players who left the Mayo squad hit with 4-week bans Appeal

Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie are just friends and 'don't have a sexual orientation'

The comments come after a former writer for the show recently said he considered them to be gay.

Irish designer Orla Kiely closes online and Kildare Village stores

Kate Middleton is a known fan of Kiely’s designs.

'Getting Ireland Brexit ready': Government to unveil plan as Coveney warns 'time is short'

Simon Coveney confirmed the government will launch a nationwide campaign this Thursday

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From The42 Firmino comes off the bench to strike in stoppage time as Reds edge seesaw thriller Super Sub

Firmino comes off the bench to strike in stoppage time as Reds edge seesaw thriller

Liverpool lost a 2-0 lead only for super sub Roberto Firmino to send Anfield wild with a wonderfully-crafted goal in added time.

Over 2,000 people sign up for organ donor cards in light of Orla Tinsley documentary

Tinsley was on the lung transplant waiting list in the US for nine months.

Ali delivers knockout blow to starting time as storm delays Ploughing Championships tomorrow

The Ploughing in Tullamore will stay open an extra hour tomorrow, after losing two to Storm Ali earlier in the day.

Housing activists host practical training session for tenants 'to be able to resist illegal evictions'

Take Back The City has made headlines in recent weeks after occupying three properties in Dublin’s north inner city.

Trump rejects calls for FBI probe into his Supreme Court pick over alleged sexual assault

“He is a very outstanding man… I’m totally supportive,” the US President said of Brett Kavanaugh.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Woman fatally stabbed in Dundalk, sweeping police reforms recommended, and the Eighth is repealed – it’s the evening fix.

'Growing up, my gay pals and I were groped, harassed, screamed at and bothered at every second turn'

Karen Cogan has written a play loosely based on her own experiences of growing up as a queer woman in Cork, for this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival.

Status Orange warning for 17 counties as Storm Ali to arrive overnight with gusts of 120 km/hr

The wind warning comes into force at 5am tomorrow, when gale force winds are expected in all areas.

'The New Place': An award-winning short story before bedtime

The New Place by Peter McNamara won second prize at this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis McManus.

Urgent buy up of empty houses needed, but vacant property tax not recommended

A report presented to government said a tax would not be an effective response to deal with the housing shortages.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after woman (30s) dies in Dundalk stabbing incident

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Heading out for Culture Night? Here's what's on in the Midlands and West

Here’s what to check out this Culture Night in the Midlands and West.

No mudslinging at the Ploughing - but Sean Gallagher was waiting in the wings for Michael D

The 2018 candidates availed of every opportunity to press the flesh today.

Eighth Amendment repealed as President signs referendum bill into law

It will now allow the government to legislate for abortion, which is expected to be enacted by 2019 at the latest.

Batch of 'barn farmed liquid egg white' recalled following discovery of salmonella

Affected customers are being urged to return the product to the shop where they bought it.

High Court grants orders requiring protesters to end occupation of Dublin property

The injunctions are to remain in place until the case has been finalised.

National Broadband Plan moves a step closer to reality as final tender submitted

Nokia and enet are part of the consortium’s bid.

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000 WRC

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000

The landlord has 42 days in which to make the €14,000 payment to the couple.

More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the Commission on the Future of Policing’s report will benefit the people of Ireland.

Parents urged to ask medical professionals about HPV vaccine instead of relying on 'misinformation'

The HSE launched a vaccine information campaign today, confirming two in three women are now being inoculated against the HPV virus.

From The42 Ex-Liverpool defender retires at 29 after motor neurone disease diagnosis Sad News

Ex-Liverpool defender retires at 29 after motor neurone disease diagnosis

Stephen Darby has not played since December, and today released a statement announcing his retirement.

'Stark multiples': Personal injury payouts here 4 times higher than in the UK

A new report recommends urgently taking action to address the level of payouts in personal injury claims.

Peter Casey is on the presidential election ballot paper as he receives 4th council nomination

The businessman received the nod from Limerick City and County Council today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Taoiseach slaps down proposal to ban people taking photos of gardaí on duty

Leo Varadkar said he wanted to give assurances today that such a measure is not being considered by government.

Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault on teenager in Dublin city centre

The incident is alleged to have occurred at 1.30am this morning.

Postmasters to march on the Dáil over closure of 159 Post Offices

Postmasters are accusing An Post of ripping the economic heart out of rural Ireland.

McDonald says Sinn Féin did not cover up alleged Máiría Cahill abuse

Mary Lou McDonald repeated her apology to Maria Cahill today.

New chairperson for HSE board as it prioritises 'building public trust and confidence'

The new board of the HSE will be accountable to the minister, the department of health said.

Irish professor's research finds failure rate of some vaginal mesh treatments 'unacceptably high'

The use of these devices has been suspended in Ireland pending the results of a review by the Chief Medical Officer.

Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed

Ireland is appealing the EU Commission that Apple was in receipt of illegal state aid.

'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'

Actor Rob Delaney has written a powerful essay about the death of his two-year-old son.

Man charged with murder after Spanish champion golfer found dead at US course

Celia Barquin Arozamena’s body was found yesterday in Iowa.

'That has to be settled': Michael D Higgins refuses to say whether he'll partake in presidential debates

The incumbent president announced earlier this summer that he would seek a second term in office.

From The42 Mayo LGFA break their silence with strong statement in defence of manager Peter Leahy Response

Mayo LGFA break their silence with strong statement in defence of manager Peter Leahy

The statement was released to The42 this afternoon.

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