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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 24 September, 2018

Today’s News

School evacuated and road closed after sinkhole opens up on GAA pitch in Monaghan

It opened up “quite a significant cash,” a local councillor said.

'After all these years, Baby John deserves the truth': Gardaí going door-to-door on Valentia Island

Around 20 gardaí are conducting the latest cold case inquiries.

Confusion over RTÉ presidential debate this week with all eyes on the President

The incumbent is expected to announce details of his campaign on Wednesday.

Oberstown teen launches High Court case over alleged unlawful solitary confinement

He claims that on three occasions since July he has been disciplined and placed in solitary confinement as punishment.

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This is Ireland's tidiest town

Listowel picked up the prestigious award this afternoon.

'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement

Footage shared at the weekend showed one man abusing the protesters and another in his group threw a pigeon head at them.

Explainer: Why the UK Labour party is holding a vote on calling for a second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn wouldn’t rule out the possibility yesterday as members vote on the motion at the party’s annual conference.

From The42 Ireland's youngest professional fighter earns knockout win on debut in Mexico James Power

Ireland's youngest professional fighter earns knockout win on debut in Mexico

Coachford College student James Power is off the mark after a quick win in Tijuana overnight.

Gemma O'Doherty has been nominated for the presidency by Laois County Council

The candidate needs the backing of four councils to be on the ballot.

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Paddy Cosgrave slams FG on housing crisis, declines to say if he raised issue personally with Taoiseach

Cosgrave also criticised RTÉ for not highlighting issues around the housing crisis.

Bill Cosby back in court to face sentencing for sexual assault

The 81-year-old faces a maximum potential sentence of 30 years for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion.

Man with taser arrested at Buckingham Palace made 'genuine error'

The Met Police said the man “posed no threat”.

Sailor stranded in remote part of Indian ocean rescued

An Irishman also competing in the Golden Globe Race was assisting in the rescue effort.

Metallica confirmed to headline Slane Castle in June next year

Lord Henry Mountcharles made the announcement this morning.

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Poll: Should companies be forced to hand a percentage of ownership to their employees?

This proposal is included at the British Labour conference today.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here are the headlines as we start a new week.

From The42 Tiger Woods: 'I was having a hard time not crying on the last hole' The Comeback

Tiger Woods: 'I was having a hard time not crying on the last hole'

There were incredible scenes at East Lake as the 14-time Major winner completed his remarkable comeback.

Annual house price growth in Dublin slows to 2.7% as average three bed semi now costs €443,333

Experts have said the Central Bank’s lending restrictions are behind the slowdown.

It's going to hit 21 degrees this week (no, really)

A “good deal of dry weather across the country” is forecast for the week ahead.

Theresa May facing tense Cabinet standoff after EU leaders reject Chequers plan

The Prime Minister said on Friday that talks between the UK and the EU are at an impasse.

Varadkar to address UN General Assembly as Ireland seeks security council spot

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are in New York this morning.

Second sexual misconduct allegation against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

The latest allegation relates to Kavanaugh’s time as a student at Yale.

Larry Donnelly: Michael D Higgins seems virtually unbeatable - so how will the other candidates try to win?

What strategies and tactics can we expect from the candidates for the presidential race, asks Larry Donnelly.

Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients'

The Irish Cancer Society wants to debunk some of the myths that exist around cancer.

Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate

Other than Michael D Higgins, there are five people on the ballot paper so far.

Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published Exclusive

Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Incredible scenes as Tiger Woods triumphs in Tour Championship to complete remarkable comeback Success This post contains videos

Incredible scenes as Tiger Woods triumphs in Tour Championship to complete remarkable comeback

The American golfer claimed his first prize since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2013.

The strikingly similar 1991 case where the US President's Supreme Court pick was almost derailed

With the allegations being levelled against Brett Kavanaugh, it is drawing comparison with the case of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas 27 years ago.

From The42 ‘I’ve good friends that are in prison and some that are dead. For me football was an escape’ Goalscorer This post contains videos

‘I’ve good friends that are in prison and some that are dead. For me football was an escape’

Mark Quigley discusses his time at Millwall and his League of Ireland career where the Dubliner won every domestic honour and was named PFAI Player of the Year.

News Quiz: How well do you remember the week that was?

Test your memory why don’t you.

Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent

Sadly you’ll still have to do the actual nappy-changing yourself.

From The42 Reigning Munster champs Nemo held to 0-4 as Castlehaven knock them out in Cork quarter-final Last Four

Reigning Munster champs Nemo held to 0-4 as Castlehaven knock them out in Cork quarter-final

Nemo Rangers were knocked out as Carbery Rangers, St Finbarr’s and Duhallow also progressed this weekend.

It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds

The study found that irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers.

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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A shooting, Brett Kavanaugh and the possibility of a second Brexit referendum had everyone talking today.

Britain's top forensic pathologist: 'You're exposed to man's inhumanity to man every day'

Dr Richard Shepherd said he did not realise the impact his job was having on him until his breakdown two years ago.

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Two men to appear in court over €1.7m cash seizure

Five people were arrested after searches in Wexford and Dublin yesterday.

Nap areas, meatball mounds and a 'tornado' vending machine - behind the scenes at Ikea Ballymun This post contains videos

Nap areas, meatball mounds and a 'tornado' vending machine - behind the scenes at Ikea

We take a tour of the Swedish furniture giant’s lucrative Dublin store’s little-seen areas.

Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to testify on Thursday

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

'As we have always said, Bert and Ernie are best friends': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

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