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Today’s News

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Saudi king over journalist's disappearance

Turkish police yesterday searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for the first time since Jamal Khashogg went missing.

Criminal Courts of Justice complex evacuated in large-scale drill

The courts complex on Dublin’s Parkgate Street was evacuated.

Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2m after failing to stop stolen money being gambled

The British Gambling Commission also found that PPB “failed to adequately interact with customers who were displaying signs of problem gambling”.

May rallies 'divided' cabinet to seek support ahead of looming Brexit summit

Leaders have insisted a Brexit deal could still be reached, despite the latest failed round of divorce talks.

Have you seen Danny? Gardaí appeal for help finding missing 14-year-old

Danny Coffee from Tralee, Kerry is described as 5’4″ in height, of slim build, with blue eyes and short dark hair.

New York marks first shooting-free weekend in 25 years

The last time the most populous US city of 8.5 million had a weekend without shootings was in 1993.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the presidential election?

Last night, four of the six presidential candidates took part in the first TV debate of the campaign.

Army bomb squad called to An Post sorting office after discovery of 'suspicious package'

The device was later declared a hoax and handed over to gardaí for further investigation.

Support for Fine Gael remains strong ... but 44% of voters in favour of general election

That’s according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Donald Trump dismissed by US judge

The claim is separate from another lawsuit that Daniels filed against Trump, which is continuing.

We're exposed to potential threats via email every day - here's how to spot malicious messages

The most sinister of cyber-attacks are often simply delivered, writes Richard Lambe.

Man who assaulted wife, hitting her twice across the head, gets suspended sentence

The man pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to the woman.

From The42 Taylor baffled by 'mentally fragile' rival Amanda Serrano, but must first deal with her big sister in Boston Pulling No Punches

Taylor baffled by 'mentally fragile' rival Amanda Serrano, but must first deal with her big sister in Boston

‘It’s a stupid time for her to go into MMA and claim there’s no money involved in women’s boxing,’ says Katie Taylor of Amanda Serrano.

Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60

The change will will remove any disincentive to potential candidates for vacancies that might arise at the top of the Garda organisation.

'If it's a hard border, we fear it will provoke reaction from a group like the IRA' Brexit And The Border This post contains videos

'If it's a hard border, we fear it will provoke reaction from a group like the IRA'

“I’ve seen it happen in the past, and I fear it will happen again,” Father Joe McVeigh said.

Almost 90% of older adults who self harm aren't referred to mental health specialist - study

The UK research highlights that self harm is not just a problem in younger people.

FactCheck: Who got it right between Higgins and Ní Riada in the debate over speaking rights?

The debate was over the rights of presidents to address the Oireachtas.

Yesterday’s News

Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada says she would wear a poppy as president

The Sinn Féin candidate’s answer was greeted with applause, at the first TV debate.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer aged 65 RIP

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer aged 65

The billionaire founded the software giant with Bill Gates in the 1970s.

Player ratings: How would you rate the candidates who took part in the first presidential debate?

Four of the six candidates took part in the first TV debate. How did they fare?

As it happened: Higgins and Gallagher criticised for 'no shows' at first TV debate

Claire Byrne hosted the first televised debate of the presidential campaign tonight.

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RTÉ presidential debate cuts to ad break because of heckler

Peter Casey was in the middle of answering a question when he was interrupted.

May says EU wants 'a backstop to the backstop': but says the UK won't accept that either

The UK Prime Minister was told by a fellow MP that for the people of Ireland, “Brexit means borders”.

Man accused of attacking Sean Cox tells court he 'made friends' with Liverpool fans in prison

21-year-old Filippo Lombardi has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on the 53-year-old Irishman.

From The42 Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Wales in the Nations League tomorrow? Team Selection

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Wales in the Nations League tomorrow?

Martin O’Neill has some tough calls to make following Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Denmark.

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Man’s body discovered in Galway, Cervical Check support group and Brexit backstop for the entire UK – here’s your news fix.

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Live debates row: Gallagher told to 'stop hiding behind Michael D' by Ní Riada

Incumbent candidate Michael D Higgins has been criticised for not taking part in all scheduled live debates.

'Unbelievable Courage': Judge praises siblings for reporting sexual abuse they suffered 60 years ago

John Joe Kiernan (86) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to six sample counts of indecently assaulting one boy and five sample counts of indecently assaulting the boy’s younger sister.

From The42 ‘We're sorry, but the GAA team actually don't want you to present the boys with the medals’ Cork GAA This post contains videos

‘We're sorry, but the GAA team actually don't want you to present the boys with the medals’

Rena Buckley was speaking at the launch of the 20×20 campaign, which aims to increase media coverage and involvement in female sport.

Man who helped criminal organisation murder Sunset House manager sentenced

Michael Barr was shot seven times by a masked gunman on 25 April 2016.

Garda Sergeant awarded €8,000 after years of harassment and false accusations

The Sergeant was transferred from Dublin to Cork as a result of the torment.

Maths Week: Your Monday puzzle

Fatal Subtraction.

Most Irish people watching TV on Friday watched the Late Late London special

Among the big names on the special episode were Graham Norton and Nigel Farage.

Three men and a minor arrested in connection with fatal shooting of Jamie Tighe Ennis

The three men are aged in their 20s, 30s and 50s.

From The42 More of the same won't suffice: 5 talking points ahead of Ireland-Wales Up For Discussion

More of the same won't suffice: 5 talking points ahead of Ireland-Wales

Opportunity knocks for Martin O’Neill’s side against a severely weakened Wales team tomorrow evening.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Missing 61-year-old man found 'safe and well'

Gardaí thanked the public for its assistance.

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