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Ireland was asked to help this little boy have an early Christmas. Ireland responded.

The country has come good for four-year-old Sebastian…

From Business ETC Google is now answering your questions before you can finish asking them Eerie

Google is now answering your questions before you can finish asking them

“It’s like we finish each other’s… sandwiches?”

From The42 Uefa calls for Fifa’s presidential election to be postponed but Blatter still standing firm Controversy

Uefa calls for Fifa’s presidential election to be postponed but Blatter still standing firm

European football’s governing body says today’s events are evidence that corruption is ‘deeply rooted’ in Fifa’s culture.

Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines

The family of Eánna Ó Cochláin says the drugs were planted on him.

The government wants to stop ‘catastrophically injured’ people from running out of money

The new plan replaces lump sums with annual payments in some circumstances.

Galway girl receives response to a shoebox she sent away… to Armenia… in 1999…

Claire Fahy had completely forgotten about her charitable act… until now.

Nepal earthquake survivor: ‘More than anything now, the women need safety’

One month on, a survivor of the Nepalese earthquake talks about the conditions in the camps and the dangers faced by displaced women and girls.

From The42 Heysel and the death of English hooliganism Looking Back

Heysel and the death of English hooliganism

Friday marks the 30th anniversary of the day 39 people died when a wall collapsed after Liverpool fans charged their Juventus counterparts.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Fifa presidential election to go ahead – despite overnight arrests of officials Dawn Raids This post contains videos

Fifa presidential election to go ahead – despite overnight arrests of officials

“If it it wasn’t so serious it sounds like something out of a mafia movie,” FAI boss John Delaney said.

Lucinda denies Yes Kilkenny page was a ‘front’ for Renua

The party’s leader has dismissed any wrongdoing.

Tony Blair has resigned from his job in the Middle East

The former British Prime Minister was appointed to the post in 2007.

Brits and Americans are queuing up to get into Ireland

It’s good news for the tourism industry as trips to Ireland increase by 13.5%.

Irish Bishop says Yes result “increased the sum of human happiness”

“I think that you could hardly look at the celebrations in Dublin without in some way saying it had increased the sum of human happiness.”

From Business ETC Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base Watch And Listen

Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base

eSentire plans to hire 100 staff for its new Irish operation.

Patrick Garvey missing from Meath since last Tuesday

The 78-year-old was last seen near his home.

Warning for Joe Brolly as RTÉ insist similar comments ‘will not be tolerated’

Marty Morrissey has accepted a ‘heartfelt’ apology.

Corporal punishment to be outlawed in foster care – James Reilly

An EU ruling stating Irish laws on smacking children are in breach of European law was issued this morning following a formal complaint from a UK-based NGO.

From The42 June might be the time to discuss new Ireland contract – Joe Schmidt Extension

June might be the time to discuss new Ireland contract – Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi’s current deal extends until after the 2016 Six Nations.

From Business ETC After taking a brief timeout, house prices are climbing up and up again Only Way Is Up

After taking a brief timeout, house prices are climbing up and up again

2015 is following the exact same pattern as 2014.

From Business ETC How Willie wooed the government on Aer Lingus – and what happens next The Saga Continues

How Willie wooed the government on Aer Lingus – and what happens next

IAG has crossed one hurdle, but there is still another big one to come.

Times Newspapers have backed down in their legal row with the Irish Times

That didn’t take long… The UK group’s online Irish newspaper will still go ahead but now with a different name.

Prisoners in Irish jails are being forced to sleep on floors

Reports by the Prison Visiting Committees of eleven prisons have been released this morning,

From Business ETC There’s an iOS bug that lets you crash other iPhones with a single text Bad Characters

There’s an iOS bug that lets you crash other iPhones with a single text

In some cases, the bug can force an iPhone to reboot.

This Dublin gallery wants its paintings back from London Hugh Lane This post contains images

This Dublin gallery wants its paintings back from London

The National Gallery in London has for decades claimed ownership of paintings left to Dublin in a codicil to Sir Hugh Lane’s will.

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this… Here’s what the Queen had to say According To Liz This post contains videos

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this… Here’s what the Queen had to say

There were important things to announce (like that EU referendum) – but all the bizarre trappings of the ceremony were on show too..

From The42 Here’s Joe Schmidt’s Ireland team to face the Barbarians tomorrow Strong XV

Here’s Joe Schmidt’s Ireland team to face the Barbarians tomorrow

Colm O’Shea gets a shot at the 13 shirt, while Ian Madigan is given the nod at out-half.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

All the news – none of the waiting.

From Business ETC VERY angry scenes in the Dáil as TDs clash over Aer Lingus deal Ready For Take-off

VERY angry scenes in the Dáil as TDs clash over Aer Lingus deal

Meanwhile, IAG CEO Willie Walsh is jetting in to ease union concerns.

Two men arrested after guns and ammunition found in Finglas raid

The search was part of an intelligence led operation and investigations are ongoing.

From Business ETC Is your phone overheating regularly? Here’s how you can fix it TechGuide

Is your phone overheating regularly? Here’s how you can fix it

If it’s happening often, it’s recommended you fix it asap.

Are you more likely to vote for an independent TD? State Of The Nation This post contains a poll

Are you more likely to vote for an independent TD?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Ireland’s Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe’s Catholic heart

Just over half of Italian voters would support same-sex marriage, but there’s not even civil unions yet.

14,559 dogs came into Irish pounds last year, here’s what happened the ones in your county

2,896 dogs were put to sleep – a drop of 620 from 2013.

Micheal Healy-Rae and Enda Kenny had an, um, interesting chat about radio

The Ceann Comhairle thought it was “out of order” though…

What do you do in bed? Trans people answer questions they’re frequently asked

The questions range from the mundane to the bizarre to the downright rude.

The death café is coming to Dublin

Don’t worry, it’s not as worrying as it sounds.

From Business ETC Dublin firm helping doctors cut down on the time they spend filing reports Slow And Steady

Dublin firm helping doctors cut down on the time they spend filing reports

Slainte Healthcare provides software to help make medical admin processes more efficient, but it wants to focus on other parts of the world first.

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children? Your Say This post contains a poll