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Dublin: 15 °C Friday 4 September, 2015

Today’s News

People-smuggling gang sentenced to over 80 years in prison

Immigrants had paid £10,000 before leaving India and where then held hostage at a flat in England.

From The42 LIVE: Gibraltar v Ireland, Euro 2016 qualifier Minute-by-Minute

LIVE: Gibraltar v Ireland, Euro 2016 qualifier

Will it be fun in the sun for Ireland? Join us for live minute-by-minute updates of all tonight’s action in Faro.

Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home?

An EU plan for migrant resettlement is set to be announced next week.

Men occupy Wexford pub after receivers take over

The men may have a High Court order placed against them.

Leo Varadkar has called for an increase in HIV testing in Ireland

With the number of new positive test cases on the increase HIV Ireland has echoed the health minister’s words.

Dublin Mountains might be getting a restaurant

… and a few other upgrades to attract tourists.

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‘Whatever women achieve, we are nothing if we do not conform to society’s definitions of beauty’

“If we don’t cram ourselves into those claustrophobic standards of physical perfection, we’re called disgusting, but if we do, we’re weak and shallow.”

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

Gay couples get marriage licences after clerk is jailed

One man harassed a couple, saying: “More sodomites getting married?” He was asked to leave the building.

From The42 Hungarian football ultras attack refugees at Budapest train station Violence

Hungarian football ultras attack refugees at Budapest train station

The Hungarian capital plays host to a Euro 2016 qualifier tonight.

Alleged burglar got nabbed after ‘butt-dialling’ police

He rang them while talking to an accomplice about breaking into homes.

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This is what five million cigarettes looks like

They were seized in Cork.

From The42 Henry Shefflin’s six key players for the All-Ireland hurling final Main Men

Henry Shefflin’s six key players for the All-Ireland hurling final

The King expects these lads to be crucial on Sunday.

Family pay tribute to “lovable and popular” Millen (15) after his sudden death

His school will be closed on Monday so students can attend the funeral.

From Business ETC Spotify has finally explained why it’s looking for more of your data

Spotify has finally explained why it’s looking for more of your data

After heavy criticism for its new privacy policy, it has updated it to include a plain language explanation.

Refugee crisis: Taoiseach says Ireland could take in more than 1,800 people

“There’s got to be a clear plan and a clear strategy to help people who are so distressed by these events.”

Labour senator turned Soc Dem takes aim at ‘cynical’ Leinster House

He was speaking at today’s unveiling of the party’s five new general election candidates.

Setanta Insurance customers will finally get the money they’re owed

The firm was wound up in 2014, but over 1,700 claims were outstanding.

Young girls are being told who to talk to and where to go by their boyfriends

Domestic violence can happen to anyone- regardless of their age, writes Alex O’Keefe.

The Pope was mobbed when he went out to buy glasses

Pope Francis is long-sighted apparently.

6 dinners that make lovely lunches the next day

Less cooking – more eating. Win win.

The HSE is going to help MS sufferers walk again

Fampyra has given MS patients the ability to walk again.

From Business ETC The CEO of a billion-dollar startup who quit for his family is back working in Silicon Valley Still In Business

The CEO of a billion-dollar startup who quit for his family is back working in Silicon Valley

Max Schireson made headlines with his decision last year – but he’s making a comeback.

Alan Kelly and Fr Peter McVerry are fighting again

The veteran campaigner said homeless people are better off sleeping rough than going to emergency accommodation.

Trucks, vans and cars: Irish aid convoy to help migrants prepares to set sail

“I suppose I couldn’t just sit back and not do anything.”

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Toddler sings Les Mis classic at the top of his little lungs

The stirring performance has been getting a lot of traction.

Penneys had a ridiculously swanky US launch last night

Incredible hors-d’oeuvres and celebs as far as the eye could see – it’s a world away from the flagship store on Henry Street.

You can’t be a godparent if you’re transsexual, says Vatican

This comes as Joan Burton signs a commencement order the Gender Recognition Bill.

“This sickening f*cking disgrace”: Bob Geldof pledges to take in four refugee families

The Boomtown Rats singer this morning described the migrant crisis as “an absolute sickening, f***ing disgrace”.

14-year-old found safe and well after thought to have disappeared with man from internet

She had last been seen at around 4pm yesterday evening.

Gardaí investigating rape of woman in west Dublin

The incident occurred at 1.15am yesterday.

Man on the run after threatening bookies staff with hammer

The man made off with a sum of cash.

Justice minister says shredding of Martin Callinan’s personal papers needs to be examined

As many as 10 black bin bags of the former garda commissioner’s personal papers were shredded after he retired.

Dublin secrets and Irish whiskey: Here’s how our Culture Night preview bus tour went

A whistle-stop tour of three sites took in lots to see and do.

Poll: Are outdoor music festivals worth the effort? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are outdoor music festivals worth the effort?

Is sleeping in a tent and using a portable toilet actually worth it?

Over 6,000 people pledge to home refugees as humanitarian crisis worsens

The campaign is urging solidarity with migrants and refugees.

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