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Today’s News

Israel passes controversial law defining itself as a state of the Jewish people

Critics fear this will spark discrimination against its Arab citizens, which make up 20% of the population.

From The42 'I’m stronger mentally from my experiences in England. It was a frustrating time' Hobanator

'I’m stronger mentally from my experiences in England. It was a frustrating time'

Dundalk striker Patrick Hoban is on target to set a new record for most goals scored in a single Premier Division season.

Dublin Port is already scaling up its operations to prepare for a hard Brexit

Dublin Port is already scaling up its operations to prepare for a hard Brexit

As the Brexit backstop will not apply to Ireland’s ports, work is underway to add new custom checks and new infrastructure.

Gardaí reveal Sunday morning is peak time for assaults in Ireland

A recent rise in assaults has been linked to Ireland’s economic recovery.

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Poll: Are you happy that we'll have a presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy that we'll have a presidential election?

Sinn Féin’s decision to run someone effectively guarantees a contest.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your Thursday.

Prime Minister May makes her first visit to the Irish border

She’s expected to visit communities along the border and meet with the leaders of the North’s five main political parties.

From The42 'How many more post-mortems will we have to endure?' - O'Connor on Cork's outlook Rebel Yell

'How many more post-mortems will we have to endure?' - O'Connor on Cork's outlook

After retiring Donncha O’Connor highlights the issues he feels need to be addressed in Cork football.

22,000 coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland every hour

There is talk that a so-called latte levy might be introduced to combat waste.

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'It was literally a dump': The stories behind 3 of Ireland's unlikeliest music venues
Donald Trump says he would hold Putin personally responsible for election meddling Changing Tune This post contains videos

Donald Trump says he would hold Putin personally responsible for election meddling

Trump has been backpedaling on on comments he made in Helsinki.

Weinstein lawyers claim actress Ashley Judd made sexual 'deal' with disgraced mogul

The 50-year-old actress says the once-influential Hollywood producer sabotaged her career.

'Catholic schools are the most sought after in their area, by families of all faiths and none'

A comprehensive deal with the State is in the best interests of the Church, as well as the broader education system, writes Jonathan Tiernan.

Archaeologists down tools in Dublin: 'We've lost so many... we don't want to strike. We get paid very little as it is'

Unite workers for Irish Archaeology Consultancy on Aungier Street are downing tools today, and have warned of further strikes.

Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation

The former technician at the wind farm services company won his unfair dismissal case at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Maynooth SU president who lost €75k defamation case against Luas operator launches appeal

In dismissing Leon Diop’s original case, the judge said that no words were spoken to Leon Diop that were defamatory.

Financial services watchdog received over 900 complaints about tracker mortgages

All of the complaints are on hold until the Central Bank finishes its review.

Yesterday’s News

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident

He has said he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit.

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

Trump says no US president has been as 'tough' as him on Russia

Earlier today, Trump took to Twitter to insist that the summit had been a success.

'Companies are being targeted daily': Gardaí warn businesses to be vigilant of invoice frauds

Invoice redirect fraud is a crime targeting businesses working with suppliers and businesses that regularly perform online financial transactions.

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Naughten to meet Facebook management to discuss 'deep concerns' about harmful content New York This post contains videos

Naughten to meet Facebook management to discuss 'deep concerns' about harmful content

A Dispatches documentary revealed that inappropriate content remained on the social media platform despite being reported.

Teenager jailed after deliberately driving car at garda patrol vehicle

Ross Thompson pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of endangerment and a charge of dangerous driving.

From The42 'Mistakes do not define me': Sarri on racism and homophobia criticism Chelsea

'Mistakes do not define me': Sarri on racism and homophobia criticism

‘I hope you will get to know me better and forget about this,’ says the former Napoli boss.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Custom and veterinary inspectors to be hired before Brexit, an E.coil outbreak and more Ryanair cancellations – it’s your evening fix.

Man found guilty of plotting to behead Theresa May

He pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State group.

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17-year-old missing from Dundalk found

Dylan Lavele had been missing from Gyles Quay in Dundalk.

Weather warning issued due to lack of rain in coming week

It’ll remain in place for Leinster and Munster until next Wednesday.

Children would be able to get full gender recognition under new proposals

Minister Regina Doherty said she would consider the best way to implement the recommendations in the report.

600 Ryanair flights cancelled due to cabin crew strikes in Spain, Portugal and Belgium

The airline has said that 100,000 passengers will be affected by the cancelled flights on 25 and 26 July.

1,000 new customs and veterinary inspectors need to be hired in preparation for Brexit - Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was speaking after a Cabinet meeting at Derrynane in Co Kerry.

26-year-old man missing from Dublin found

Alex Seery has now been found safe and well.

Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?

Founder of Pieta House writes to councils seeking support for presidential run

Joan Freeman said it is her lifelong ambition to “deliver a better quality of life”.

MetroLink will impose 'Berlin Wall' through community, say South Dublin locals

The controversial BusConnects and Metrolink plans were discussed in the Oireachtas Transport Committee today.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Two children hospitalised after E.coli bug outbreak in Galway creche

Seven cases in total of the bug have been identified and the creche has been temporarily closed.

Vinyl 'super-fans' help bring €12.1m turnover for Golden Discs

It’s the sixth consecutive year that the company has reported an increase in the sales of vinyl.

How a young Deaf student helped bring about the new Irish Sign Language version of the National Anthem Amhrán Na BhFiann This post contains videos

How a young Deaf student helped bring about the new Irish Sign Language version of the National Anthem

The new version of the anthem was performed by a Deaf choir accompanied by an army band piper in Leinster House yesterday.

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