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Today’s News

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal

An entire Chilean delegation of 34 bishops tendered their resignation to the pope in May. He has now accepted seven of them.

One arrested after shotgun rounds and €489,000 worth of drugs seized during raid on Dublin home

The seizure was made following the search of a property in west Dublin.

Irish Cancer Society urges minister not to drop proposed cancer warning labels on alcohol products

Political parties are under pressure to weaken some aspects of the legislation.


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Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

HSE called before High Court to explain discharge of woman now living in 'appalling circumstances'

The solicitor says it appears the woman was discharged from hospital without any consideration of her needs and is now effectively homeless.

Blocked sewer suspected to have caused 'major' fish kill along 5km stretch of river in north Dublin

A local councillor has called on Irish Water to explain how it will protect the river.

Ireland's first charity-funded community air ambulance lands in Kerry

The service will cost €2 million to run annually.

Round of applause for this circular D4 penthouse with million-euro city views

Trump challenges Supreme Court nominee accuser over account of sex attack

Christine Blasey Ford alleges that Brett Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted her when they were teenagers.

Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day

Anyone not registered has until 9 October to register to vote in the upcoming referendum and presidential election.

Rap mogul Suge Knight to serve 28 years over killing that followed 'Straight Outta Compton' row

The 53-year-old music icon has been held behind bars since January 2015.

Rescuers frantically dig for survivors as death toll rises after landslide in the Philippines

The country is still reeling from Typhoon Mangkhut, with 29 confirmed dead from the landslide.

Theresa May fires back at EU: 'I will not overturn the referendum result, or break up my country'

“I have treated the EU with nothing but respect, the UK expects the same back,” she said.

From The42 Liam Sheedy set for dramatic Tipperary return - reports Back To The Future

Liam Sheedy set for dramatic Tipperary return - reports

A decade after taking charge of Tipperary, Liam Sheedy looks on the verge of a second spell as county boss.

Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting

South Dublin County Council voted not to nominate anyone for the presidency.

'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations

The review was commissioned following the fatal crash of Rescue 116 last year.

'Only credible proposal', 'It will not work': What is Theresa May's Chequers plan?

The UK’s proposal was attacked by EU leaders yesterday – so what exactly is being criticised?

Over 100 dead after ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

Witnesses say that over 200 passengers boarded the ferry but officials wouldn’t confirm the number that were missing.

'They sound like bangs': Gardaí investigating reports of shots fired in Cork

A 96FM listener called in to describe how locals reacted to hearing the shots.

Three newborn babies among five people stabbed in early-morning attack at New York child care centre

The assault happened at araound 3:30 am in the Queens borough of the city.

Transport Minister Shane Ross criticised for stating that BusConnects 'isn't under his remit'

The minister said he was attempting to explain that he isn’t in charge of details of the plan.

Gardaí investigating early-morning collision between taxi and cyclist in Dublin

The incident happened at around 6am on Thursday morning.

Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election? Aras 2018 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election?

The total breakdown of Áras costs isn’t publicly available; but some have said that the timing of an inquiry is “politically motivated”.

Vietnamese president dies after contracting 'rare virus'

The 61-year-old’s death is not likely to dramatically alter politics in the country.

'A beautiful son' - tributes paid to man and woman who lost their lives in separate accidents during Storm Ali

Swiss tourist Elvira Ferraii and Northern Irish man Matt Campbell both lost their lives in tragic circumstances during the storm.

From The42 Conor McGregor signs 6-fight UFC deal, Dana White confirms UFC

Conor McGregor signs 6-fight UFC deal, Dana White confirms

Terms were not disclosed but the deal does include McGregor’s new whiskey being a sponsor in all of the Dubliner’s fights.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s your morning news update.

'Shooting like crazy, bam! bam! bam!' - survivors react as Maryland warehouse shooter named

Four people, including the shooter, died following the incident in Aberdeen, Maryland, yesterday morning.

A driverless public transport vehicle is to take to the streets of Dublin for the first time today

The EZ10 electric vehicle will run along a route of nearly one kilometre.

Italy's competition watchdog is investigating Ryanair's hand luggage charge

The watchdog described hand luggage as an “essential” item for travellers.

'Brendan Howlin was wrong: civil disobedience is a valid weapon in the fight for a better Ireland'

Those who benefit from the way Ireland is organised would love us to believe we have no power, that we can’t win, that there’s no reason to act, writes Siobhan O’Donoghue.

Heading out for Culture Night? Here's our pick of tonight's events

Thousands of people are expected to take in festivities tonight as cultural venues across Ireland open their doors for free.

Where does Ireland rank when it comes to deaths caused by cancer, heart disease and lung disease?

Ireland is one of the better performing countries, but is still set to fall short of UN targets, according to a new study.

Worker who posted derogatory Facebook memes about 'bosses' awarded €7,700

The woman alleged the managing director of the company had kicked her chair and shouted at her, which started the furore.

From The42 McGregor and Khabib come face to face in presser that resembles bad sitcom with no laugh track UFC 229 This post contains videos

McGregor and Khabib come face to face in presser that resembles bad sitcom with no laugh track

Unsurprisingly, Conor McGregor did most of the talking, but tonight’s UFC 229 press conference played out to echoes instead of fans.

Irish religious watchdog taking The Da Vinci Code publishers to High Court

Dialogue Ireland is suing Random House for defamation over a reference to the group in the Dan Brown book Origins.

Yesterday’s News

Teachers avoid jail after 'ugly' brawl at Dublin pub

The men were fined instead.

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