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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Irish - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The planet was watching as France beat Croatia in Moscow. Here at home, it rained at last.

Celebrating World Cup fans block traffic on Dublin's O'Connell Bridge

There was a ‘celebratory’ mood as France and Croatia fans gathered.

Goodbye gym guilt, hello exercise pills? The future of staying in shape

No more boring hours on the exercise bike? Eh, sign us up.

Lyme disease: 'I became a shadow, housebound, a virtual recluse'

“I thought about ending it all. I was worn out. Beat down. Broke. Defeated.”

Fine Gael senator calls for 'drunk tanks' at city Garda stations

Similar schemes have been trialled in UK cities like Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff.

Leo wanted the HSE to save money by re-using crutches, but was told it was a non-runner

The Taoiseach said the government will be looking with ‘laser-like detail’ at how to get value for money in the health service.

From The42 Brilliant Limerick survive late Kilkenny fightback to book All-Ireland semi-final place Treaty March On

Brilliant Limerick survive late Kilkenny fightback to book All-Ireland semi-final place

The Treaty had two points to spare over Kilkenny in a thrilling clash in Thurles.

Kindness: Change your life and make the world a kinder place

Can you get someone to stop talking without feeling and appearing rude? Yes. There are ways to do it kindly, writes Gill Hasson.

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High Court strikes out challenge by charity boss over €84,000 payments to her parents

Barbara Flynn had called a report by the Charities Regulator as “fundamentally flawed”.

It's raining all over the country - so take extra care if you're driving

Surfaces tend to be greasy and slippery after long dry spells – so let’s be careful out there.

From The42 Two in two days! Ireland's Sommer Lecky wins silver at World Championships Medal Fever

Two in two days! Ireland's Sommer Lecky wins silver at World Championships

The Finn Valley AC star finished second in the high jump final in Tampere.

Aer Lingus is facing a union showdown over staff profit-sharing demands

After agreeing pay increases with the airline, staff representatives are pushing for a piece of the pie.

Hospitalised Ryanair passengers complete overnight coach trip to their destination

The Dublin-Croatia flight landed in Germany on Friday after the cabin depressurised.

Sligo honours WB and Jack Yeats with a unique arts festival

Sligo honours WB and Jack Yeats with a unique arts festival

The event will include walks, art, literature and talks.

Why online-only supermarkets haven't come to Ireland... yet

Stock exchange-listed Ocado has global ambitions but hasn’t washed up on these shores.

Poll: Should Revenue collect the TV licence fee? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Revenue collect the TV licence fee?

It is currently collected by An Post.

From The42 An emotional night with a relevance that went beyond the result After All

An emotional night with a relevance that went beyond the result

Ahead of Tuesday’s second leg, former Cork City chairman John O’Sullivan on the club’s Champions League tie against Legia Warsaw.

Driver dies after SUV crashes into a wall in Mayo

The man was the sole occupant of the car.

10,000 through the doors in 40 years... and the Rutland Centre wants to inspire others with their story

It comes as part of the addiction centre’s 40th birthday celebrations.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know on this Sunday morning.

Sitdown Sunday: Tanacon - the Youtuber convention that turned to chaos

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

'Setting guidelines around relationships at work is a wise and obvious next step for employers'

Fraternisation policies are a welcome addition and should not be trivialised, writes Stephanie Regan.

Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated

Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated

The man had requested the footage in order to prove he had been verbally abused by a manager.

From The42 In memory of my Mother: football, family and finding comfort in the past Solace

In memory of my Mother: football, family and finding comfort in the past

After his Mum passed away, Eoin O’Callaghan began to look into his grandfather’s football career in 1920s Cork.

Gardaí make arrest after death of 74-year-old man in Dublin domestic dispute

A 47-year-old man is being held in Lucan Garda Station.

Ticketmaster has no plans at present to introduce 'dynamic pricing' in Ireland

The company has started to roll out this system in the United States in a bid to tackle touting.

Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages

There will be shared responsibility between the two departments to ensure that homes are supported by the HSE.

Rosslare Port could be used to take advantage of Brexit opportunities - but there are legal complications

Rosslare Europort operates as a division of Iarnród Éireann.

Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody

At a hearing last month Boyle asked Judge O’Connor if he could be sent back to custody because he was struggling and finding it difficult on bail.

Dealz faces a Wexford store's closure after losing another battle over an unauthorised outlet

An Bord Pleanála previously ruled against one of the retailer’s Dublin shops.

'During the summer she has to sign on': Some school secretaries are paid €10,900 a year, others €35,000

There are around 3,000 school secretaries in Ireland – most of whom are in precarious employment.

Irish - Saturday 14 July, 2018

'We've seen at least four craft breweries close down this year': Fighting back against Big Beer

It can be challenging out there for craft breweries – we spoke to two about how they make it work.

Revealed: The human trafficking heroin gang behind an acid attack on a drugs garda

Gardaí have been investigating this gang for a number of years.

From The42 Scully's goals prove key for Dublin as they prevail against battling Donegal Dubs On Top

Scully's goals prove key for Dublin as they prevail against battling Donegal

53,501 in attendance at Croke Park tonight.

Quiz: How much do you know about this Dáil term?

They’re off on their holidays.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what had people talking today.

Column: 'This World Cup continues to laugh in the face of football convention'

The international game is beautifully flawed by design and the world at large is benefitting from this World Cup of imperfections, writes Colm Boohig.

How many food businesses received closure orders last month? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many bike locks did gardaí take angle grinders to due to the presence of Meghan and Harry?

Teenager mugged after passenger jumped from car wielding a baseball bat

It has been reported the girl was returning from the Longitude music festival.