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Saturday 23 May, 2015

Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while taking a selfie

The 21-year-old Russian woman was posing with a 9mm handgun left behind by a security guard at her Moscow office.

The ‘gay cake’ row and freedom of speech: Being offended isn’t a right

The trouble with trying to put limits on free speech and the freedom of conscience is that you inevitably wind up tying yourself in knots.

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From The42 Brendan Cummins: ‘It’s time for Clare to deliver again, 2014 was a write-off’ Expert View

Brendan Cummins: ‘It’s time for Clare to deliver again, 2014 was a write-off’

Our new hurling columnist looks ahead to today’s Thurles showdown.

From Business ETC Here’s everything you need to know about business this week The Briefcase

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Chinese beer, a Dunnes Stores shock and Stripe’s billions.

Saturday 23 May, 2015

Journalists warned that reporting suicide details can lead to ‘copycat’ deaths

The Press Council of Ireland announce new code of practice relating to “excessive detail of the means of suicide”.

Members of the public WILL be allowed into Dublin Castle for the vote today

Results from both of yesterday’s referendums will be announced from the location.

This hard-hitting video could challenge people’s views on rape

This hard-hitting video could challenge people’s views on rape

“Most people who are raped already know the person who raped them,” said Rape Crisis Midwest.

Popular pensioner who smokes two bags of heroin a week outside his house sentenced

The 67-year-old family man was described as extremely helpful by his local community in Dublin.

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Friday 22 May, 2015

Polls closed: Here’s a snapshot of the turnout across the country

An awful lot of you turned out to vote.

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Ireland’s voting on same-sex marriage had the whole world talking today.

Former DIT lecturer turned politician admits affair with secretary in bizarre photo shoot

“Fightin’” Joe Morrissey was jailed after claims he had sex with a 17-year-old. Now they plan to get married…

Ashers bakery to stick to birthday cakes after gay cake row

The company doesn’t want any more controversy.

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Pics: Ireland voted like it has never voted before

Here are some of the best scenes.

Dutch government plans to ban the burqa (sort of)

“It has nothing to do with religion,” says the Prime Minister.

From The42 ‘I like the mentality of the Irish fighter – an aggressive style & flair outside the ring’

‘I like the mentality of the Irish fighter – an aggressive style & flair outside the ring’

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey talks about shipping Irish boxers up to Boston & Corkman Spike O’Sullivan’s bout tonight.

Friday 22 May, 2015

These are the stories of four people who came #HomeToVote

This was their journey.

From Business ETC Personal info about millions of swingers has been leaked online Dark Web

Personal info about millions of swingers has been leaked online

Email addresses, user names, dates of birth, postal codes…

There was controversy over this breastfeeding magazine cover – but not why you think

The fact it’s just on the subscriber issue has led to some complaints.

Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month

The women will be eligible for a range of health services from the start of July.

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Poll: How are you voting in the presidential age referendum? Pres Ref This post contains a poll

Poll: How are you voting in the presidential age referendum?

The ‘other referendum’.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Rory clears his weekend, ‘sledging’ row drags on, and all of today’s sport Friday

We’ll Leave It There So: Rory clears his weekend, ‘sledging’ row drags on, and all of today’s sport

Plus Stephanie Roche on her next move, drama at the Giro, and much more…

This 3D painting will freak you out

We feel dizzy.

LIVE: Ireland is the talk of the world as voters decide on same-sex marriage

We’ll be talking all things referendum here today.

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Deaf people are unhappy with RTE’s coverage of the Eurovision

The broadcaster has defended its approach.

Health food company recalls licorice root containing high level of toxin

The FSAI said it is unlikely people would be made sick by the product.

People are coming #HomeToVote and it’s making Ireland fierce emotional

Chopping a giant onion here, sorry.

From The42 Tyrone insist there was no ‘sledging’ about death of young Donegal player’s father Sledging

Tyrone insist there was no ‘sledging’ about death of young Donegal player’s father

The Tyrone County Board released a strong statement on Friday evening.

From Business ETC Dunnes Stores closure may be linked to dispute over carpark door Gorey

Dunnes Stores closure may be linked to dispute over carpark door

Staff were told the shop was closing at the end of their shift yesterday.

Britain’s Got Talent studio evacuated after Nazi bomb found nearby

The army said the device posed “a genuine risk to life”.

From The42 Know your sport? Prove it by taking our big weekly quiz Test Yourself

Know your sport? Prove it by taking our big weekly quiz

Step right this way to show your knowledge…

The Eiffel Tower has been shut down because of pickpockets

Staff have staged a walk-out.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Northern Irish justice system apologises to Mairia Cahill over handling of her case

An independent review into the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service’s handling of Cahill’s case is to be published today.

Rape victim who was wrongly arrested by police has been given £20,000 compensation

The teenager tried to kill herself after police accused her of lying about the attack.

Teenage girl who attempted suicide says chats with nurses saved her

A report by the Children’s Ombudsman is accusing the government of failing to protect children.

From Business ETC Google files a patent for robot toys that will listen and talk to you We're Watching You

Google files a patent for robot toys that will listen and talk to you

The patent says these toys will be used to help control other connected devices.

Safe and well: Defence Forces medics return home from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone experienced a spike in new cases last week. A replacement Irish team has already been sent out.

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