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Irish - Today’s News

One person injured after gas main explodes near petrol station

The fire brigade and gardaí are at the scene.

From The42 LIVE: Dublin v Tipperary & Roscommon v Tyrone, All-Ireland U21 Football semi-finals Minute-by-Minute

LIVE: Dublin v Tipperary & Roscommon v Tyrone, All-Ireland U21 Football semi-finals

All eyes on Tullamore and Sligo this afternoon as the final four do battle for a place in the U21 football decider.

The 5 at 5: Saturday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Candlelit silent vigil for Karen Buckley to take place this evening

Entitled ‘Silent Vigil For Our Neighbour Karen Buckley’ – it’s been organised by residents of the Garnethill area of Glasgow, where she lived.

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Ireland looks only gorgeous in this sundrenched drone footage

When the sun shines, sure where else would you be?

WATCH: Does anyone know what that ‘other’ referendum is about? We asked… There's Another One? This post contains videos

WATCH: Does anyone know what that ‘other’ referendum is about? We asked…

We took to the streets of the capital to see if anyone knows about that other vote happening on 22 May.

Man in his 70s threatened at gunpoint by balaclava-wearing mugger

Police are appealing for information.

Neighbours evacuate homes after blaze breaks out at derelict house

Gardaí are investigating the cause of the fire.

Natasha McShane making “remarkable” progress five years after vicious attack

Her attacker was sentenced to 90 years in prison.

Parents asked ‘do you know where your kids are?’ after teenagers riot

Two teenage boys were arrested as officers responded to the scene last night.

Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow

Beetroot, why do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

From The42 Rapping, running and chicken tikka: 10 things you didn’t know about Simon Zebo Other Side

Rapping, running and chicken tikka: 10 things you didn’t know about Simon Zebo

Munster have the weekend off, so we decided to ask Simon Zebo about things away from rugby.

Veteran campaigner detained after attempting to search US plane at Shannon

Edward Horgan, a former UN peacekeeper, was boarding a plane to London when he decided to cross the tarmac and search the US craft.

Clarkson to fans: You might miss me – but not as much as I’ll miss Top Gear

The veteran presenter has been keeping a low profile of late – but he’s back writing for The Sun today.

Top comments of the week

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14-year-old Richard Wall missing from Wicklow

He was last seen at 1pm yesterday.

It’s 100 years since the ‘biggest human tragedy’ ever off the Irish coast

Cork will spend the next few weeks commemorating the Lusitania dead and celebrating the rescue effort.

The EU wants you to know there’s the same calories in a glass of wine as a slice of cake

Some companies have said they will voluntarily list the calorie count on their beers.

From The42 We sent one of our journalists to Dublin’s newest boxing gym to see how fit he really is Amateur Hour

We sent one of our journalists to Dublin’s newest boxing gym to see how fit he really is

If you like full-body workouts, Underdog gym could be for you.

“All I wanted to do was fit in”: Son of Mary McAleese on growing up gay in Ireland

McAleese – who is now a Ryanair executive – is campaigning for a ‘Yes’ vote in next month’s same-sex marriage referendum.

My internship with Hillary taught me about what she’s really like

Fine Gael councillor Noel Rock spent a year interning with Clinton in the months leading up to the last time she ran for president. Here’s what happened…

Open thread: Let’s own up … We’re all embarrassed by the first record we ever bought

Every home in Ireland has one – so someone MUST be buying all those Meatloaf albums somewhere.

Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement

The Department of Social Protection say this is down to the public sector recruitment embargo.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the weekend. Here’s everything you need to know as you kick off your Saturday morning.

Poll: Should e-cigarettes be banned from the workplace? Your Say This post contains a poll

Irish people have already donated €80,000 to the No campaign

Organisers said donations have all been from inside the country and from individuals.

Five teenagers arrested over ‘ISIS-inspired terror plot’

Police said they believe the plot was to have involved “edged weapons”.

From The42 ‘Cloning used to be for rich Americans trying to keep their kids’ favourite pony alive’ On The Double

‘Cloning used to be for rich Americans trying to keep their kids’ favourite pony alive’

Earlier this year, Mary McCann unveiled Ireland’s first cloned show-jumping horses.

The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage

The fact is that some voters have reservations about gay couples adopting children, therefore genuine engagement on this issue is needed.

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 startup cash, Tesco’s dethroning and a Kildare village for sale.

Motorcyclist (32) killed in single-vehicle crash

The man was pronounced dead at scene.

The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment…

And it’s all because of penalty points. Hang about though, it might not all be bad news…

No jail for man who bit off a part of his victim’s ear in GAA assault

James Mooney is to pay €5,000 after the 1 April incident.

Michael Healy Rae wants to rethink how we do fires in this country

The Kerry TD has called for a task force of interested parties to come together to deal with upland areas.

Be safer on the bike and follow these rules (please!)

It’s time to get back in the saddle. But be careful out there.

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Karen Buckley, an attack carried out on a man with special needs and Ryanair got people talking.

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