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Dublin: 16 °C Sunday 29 May, 2016

Irish - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Leinster look to remind Connacht that they remain the Irish benchmark

Leinster look to remind Connacht that they remain the Irish benchmark

The Guinness Pro12 final in Murrayfield promises to be quite the spectacle.

James Reilly "honoured" to join Seanad he once called "very undemocratic" and with "no power"

In a 2013 statement calling for the Seanad to be abolished, Reilly labelled it “very undemocratic” and said it had “no power.”

Shots fired at young couple walking home in Dublin

Nobody was injured in the incident.

Court hears of homeless drug addict turning his life around while in prison

A judge ruled that he should not spend any more time in jail for office burglaries.

Margaretta D'Arcy's secret to an interesting life: keep things fun (and avoid meetings)

Approaching her 82nd birthday, D’Arcy shows no signs of slowing down.

Man who beat his mother to death found not guilty by reason of insanity

Bijan Afshar had pleaded not guilty.

Someone was caught doing 61km/hr over the legal limit yesterday

322 people were caught speeding in 24 hours.

The three Irish teenagers jetting off to Russia to chase their professional ballet dream

Alana Borza, Megan Mullen, Victoria Young are set to dance in Russia’s Perm State Choreographic Institute – a world-renowned ballet school.

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Poll: Would you support the reintroduction of third-level tuition fees?

The sector has a funding shortfall – but should students bridge that gap?

From The42 3 key questions for Martin O'Neill after the Dutch draw Final Preparations

3 key questions for Martin O'Neill after the Dutch draw

The Ireland boss still has plenty to contemplate ahead of the Euro 2016 squad announcement on Tuesday night.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know as the weekend starts.

The ties that bind: Here's how Bruce superfans get their front row spots

An ultra-democratic system of lists and roll calls means true fans always get the places they deserve.

The Olympics won't be moved - despite doctors' saying it could cause a Zika epidemic

Nearly 1,300 babies have been born in Brazil with the irreversible defect.

'It is not enough to scoff at the rise of extremism, it needs to be stopped'

The rise of the extremist right is more insidious and worrying, writes Aaron McKenna.

From The42 There's a third Irish team playing at Murrayfield today World Champions

There's a third Irish team playing at Murrayfield today

Sunday’s Well are Ireland’s only mixed ability 15-a-side team… and they’re world champions.

BAI rejects complaint that George Hook fuelled anti-Islamic hate speech

A woman complained about a show in which he discussed Muslim students and also the New Years sex attacks in Germany.

Prisoner refused compassionate bail to go to his son's First Communion

The young man has 101 previous convictions but says he is now drug-free and won’t abuse trust.

'I feel like an idiot. I should have just stopped paying my Ulster Bank loan'

The bank said this week it was selling 900 family homes as part of a loan book worth €2.5 billion.

WATCH: Enda Kenny plays air guitar at Springsteen gig

Kenny is said to be a big fan of The Boss.

Insurance premiums could spike by €50 if ruling stands, insurers warn

The High Court ruled last September that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland was liable for claims left behind by Setanta Insurance.

Living in north Dublin? These areas will have the water supply disrupted for the day

Dublin City Council has advised residents in north Dublin that repair works will be carried out today on a main line by Irish Water.

Irish - Friday 27 May, 2016

Some fans weren't happy about the sound quality at tonight's Bruce Springsteen gig

Some fans reported leaving the concert early due to the sound issues.

From The42 Long's opportunist goal cancelled out by late equaliser as the Dutch earn a draw Warm-up

Long's opportunist goal cancelled out by late equaliser as the Dutch earn a draw

Substitute Luuk de Jong levelled terms after a first half goal from the Southampton striker at the Aviva Stadium.

Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'

The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.

Bomb disposal unit carry out controlled explosion on "viable" artillery shell in Cork

The type of shell was used in the War of Independence and WWI.

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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Seanad nominees announced, gangland arrests and Obama in Hiroshima – It’s the fix.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Netherlands, Euro 2016 warm-up Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Netherlands, Euro 2016 warm-up

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as Martin O’Neill’s side played the first of two pre-tournament friendlies.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Mourinho confirmed, silver medal for Ireland and all today's sport Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Mourinho confirmed, silver medal for Ireland and all today's sport

Meanwhile, two changes for Leinster ahead of Saturday’s Pro12 final against Connacht and some good news for Padraig Harrington.

Cash-in-transit van held up at gunpoint in south Dublin

Two men in balaclavas made off with a cash box from the scene.

Five month sentence for man who falsely accused garda of planting drugs on him

The man called the sergeant a “corrupt Irish police officers, Irish bastard”.

From The42 Arter, Duffy and McGoldrick handed starts in experimental Ireland side Team News

Arter, Duffy and McGoldrick handed starts in experimental Ireland side

The Boys in Green take on the Netherlands at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

Court battle over examinership of one of Ireland's top golf courses

The appointment of an examiner to Druids Glen has been opposed.

Garda Ombudsman says it's already investigated some of Martin Kenny's allegations

The Sinn Féin TD raised concern about alleged garda malpractice in the Sligo-Leitrim division.

Here's who the Taoiseach has chosen to fill the remaining Seanad seats

The Taoiseach picked some Fine Gael TDs who lost their seats in February’s general election.

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