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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 26 February, 2017

Irish - Today’s News

'This is our weapon' - Is the future of the protest in Ireland under threat?

Ahead of the trial of a number of Jobstown protesters, activists have urged members of the public to stand up for their right to demonstrate.

Irish - Yesterday’s News

'It’s like they’re treated like slaves': Exploitation in the hospitality sector

Over 400 respond to workplace survey highlighting exploitation within the industry.

What can Fine Gael learn from previous heaves against long-serving party leaders?

Fine Gael’s succession looks all very amicable at the moment but there are lessons in the past from the likes of Bertie Ahern.

260-year-old map shows plans for avenue to Dublin Castle

Dublin City Council published archived photos and pictures of old documents – this map is the oldest of them.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Sinn Féin doing well in the polls, a car hitting people in Germany and a money appeal from Trump had everyone talking today.

Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend'

Comedians are at the forefront of a battle against an assault on free speech, writes Seán Connolly.

Simon Harris defends use of prefabs on hospital sites

It is planned that prefabs would be used in order to deal with overcrowding.

FactCheck: Did Right2Water this week support charging for excessive water use?

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen made the claim this week, and the AAA-PBP’s Paul Murphy accused him of “mischief making”. FactCheck steps in.

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From The42 Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive In The Hunt

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

How much weight have the Operation Transformation leaders collectively lost? It's the week in numbers

Plus: how many crimes were committed by people out on bail last year?

New poll shows that support for Sinn Féin is at its highest level in a year

New poll shows that support for Sinn Féin is at its highest level in a year

Fianna Fáil’s support has dipped, albeit slightly.

Poll: Should the retirement age be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the retirement age be abolished?

A new Sinn Féin bill aims to abolish the mandatory age.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Six Nations

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

Can Joe Schmidt mastermind another win over Les Bleus? We’re going minute by minute.

One person hospitalised after fire at Ballsbridge restaurant

The fire might cause delays for people travelling to today’s Six Nations game.

Updates from the potting shed - and a recipe for spicy carrot and lentil soup

There’s an overall sense of spring in the air and the mild weather makes the job of coaxing seeds up a little easier, writes Michael Kelly.

From The42 As it happened: Cuala (Dublin) v Slaughtneil (Derry), All-Ireland SHC club semi-final And It's Live

As it happened: Cuala (Dublin) v Slaughtneil (Derry), All-Ireland SHC club semi-final

Who’ll meet Clare’s Ballyea in this year’s decider?

Gardaí appeal for help in locating missing woman not seen since 6 February

Michelle Kearney was last seen at 8.20pm on 6 February in Lucan.

Gardaí foil robbery by man wearing balaclava and armed with a crowbar

The staff members were found after being locked into a room.

Michael Healy-Rae says Trump's view on deregulation 'shows intelligence of the man'

He added that he’d have problems with Trump’s views on other issues.

Pedestrian seriously injured after early morning collision on Navan backroad

Gardaí in Navan are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Co Meath.

Meath man who drove van at high speed at garda jailed for three years

The garda involved said that he considered resigning after the incident, but decided to stay on.

Our President on a BMX? Here's the story behind that famous photo

One of the all-time great Irish photos.

From The42 The controversial 'Super 8' is coming into the All-Ireland SFC for three years from 2018 Passed

The controversial 'Super 8' is coming into the All-Ireland SFC for three years from 2018

The restructuring of the football championship was passed in Croke Park today.

Mannix Flynn: 'Apollo House completely failed'

The Dublin City councillor said that the criticism of the council was unfair and the occupation “didn’t achieve anything”.

From The42 Why is injury so common for GAA players who switch codes to Aussie Rules? Interview

Why is injury so common for GAA players who switch codes to Aussie Rules?

“The clock is stopping, the pitch is twice as big and the game is twice as long. It’s a lot more impact and load than you’re used to.”

21-year-old man killed in late night collision in Donegal

Gardaí were called to the scene near Kilmacrennan at around 1.40am today.

Interview: Ruth Negga on racism, fame, and the chance of winning an Oscar

The Irish-Ethiopian actress has had a stellar year – and her latest film, Loving, touches on a subject very close to her heart.

Man with loaded handgun chased by gardaí through Dublin park

The man is being detained at Lucan Garda Station.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Sit back, relax and have a read of today’s stories.

Ireland's Heritage Hero spent 10 years selling lottery tickets to raise funds

Matt Farrell from Co Longford was named Ireland’s Heritage Hero at an awards ceremony this week.

Column: 'New Dáil Bill would help stop devastating home repossessions and evictions'

The people I work with are not are not speculators or wily investors. They are not people who knowingly entered into home loans they couldn’t afford, writes Julie Sadlier.

From The42 Ireland's Six Nations hopes on the line with confident France in Dublin Make Or Break

Ireland's Six Nations hopes on the line with confident France in Dublin

It’s make or break for Joe Schmidt’s men against les Bleus.

These are the major trends expected to shape the Irish ad industry in 2017

Marketers will spend almost a billion euro on ads this year, according to Core Media.

'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed

It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.

A quarter of the cash from Clerys' liquidation has gone to accountants and lawyers

The state was forced to pick up the €2 million tab for sacked workers’ redundancy entitlements.

Michael O'Leary: The government should scrap one of Ireland's 'greatest policy catastrophes'

The Ryanair boss said the air travel tax should be formally abolished.

'Dismay' and online anger as pro-choice TFMR Ireland excluded from Citizens' Assembly

17 groups were chosen from 120 submissions to present in front the Citizen’s Assembly

'It's very frustrating' - Union not happy with Tesco anti-strike ad campaign

Strike action at Tesco stores has been suspended temporarily to facilitate negotiations.

Irish - Friday 24 February, 2017

'Get out of my country' - Indian man shot dead in US in apparent hate crime

The shooting dead of 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla has caused waves in his home country.

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