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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 25 July, 2016

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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s all you need to know on a gloomy Sunday morning.

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use? Marijuana This post contains a poll

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use?

This week, Bríd Smith tabled a Bill calling for the use of cannabis to be permitted for sufferers of illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.

From The42 Francie Barrett: 'If I had the facilities they have today, I would have won a silver medal' Interview

Francie Barrett: 'If I had the facilities they have today, I would have won a silver medal'

Twenty years on from being Ireland’s flag-bearer at the Olympics, the Galway native talks about his memories from Atlanta, his early retirement from boxing, and the portrayal of Tyson Fury.

Garda Commissioner's brother at centre of inquiry into drugs found in HSE ambulance

David O’Sullivan is a paramedic with the HSE. The incident came to light last week.

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Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses

Earlier this year, the ISPCA launched a nationwide campaign calling for the use of performing animals to be halted.

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This stunning Wicklow home comes with its own orchard

Saturday 23 July, 2016

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

From The42 5 talking points on a historic day for Clare and Tipperary football Reaction

5 talking points on a historic day for Clare and Tipperary football

Due recognition for Gary Brennan, Tipp’s tenacity, and much more.

Charity founders are often strong personalities who are left unchallenged

In the wake of the Console scandal, Cormac O’Ceallaigh says we need to make sure this crisis never happens again.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

An ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a man in 2004, David Hall on charity regulation, and 80 people killed in Kabul bombing.

From The42 19-year-old Olympic prodigy 'among the greatest endurance athletes ever' Talent This post contains videos

19-year-old Olympic prodigy 'among the greatest endurance athletes ever'

The US swimmer is redefining the limits of athletic performance.

PHOTOS: 50,000 people turn out to watch Bray Air Display Up Up And Away This post contains videos This post contains images

PHOTOS: 50,000 people turn out to watch Bray Air Display

The sky over Wicklow looked very colourful today.

From The42 Tipperary into first-ever All-Ireland senior football quarter-final after heroic comeback History Makers

Tipperary into first-ever All-Ireland senior football quarter-final after heroic comeback

The Premier County have secured a trip to Croke Park to face Galway after late drama against Derry this evening.

David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'

The former interim CEO of Console thinks the regulator needs more powers.

How many millions is a luxury London flat in this complex being sold for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How much extra money may Ireland have to pay Europe due to our massive GDP?

Your crash course in... The tech billionaire who took down Gawker and is now backing Trump

Peter Thiel’s decision to back Republican nominee could have something to do with ending democracy.

There's a massive 260-foot-long water slide in Dublin city centre

And some famous faces have had a go.

From The42 Clare claim All-Ireland 1/4 final berth with commanding display against Roscommon The Banner Rises

Clare claim All-Ireland 1/4 final berth with commanding display against Roscommon

After a free-flowing opening, both sides were handed red cards in a fiery second half.

PHOTOS: Historic Dublin building goes up in flames twice in two days Belcamp College This post contains images

PHOTOS: Historic Dublin building goes up in flames twice in two days

An Taisce has called for urgent action to protect the 18th century house.

Pilot of missing MH370 flew same route on home simulator

Zaharie Ahmad Shah conducted the test flight on the route just weeks prior to MH370′s disappearance.

Gardaí to search derelict house in connection with disappearance of man in 2004

Patrick Lawlor went missing almost 12 years ago.

Munich attacker was "shy video game fan" with "obvious links" to Anders Breivik

18-year-old killer David Ali Sonboly had battled depression and was not previously known to the police.

15 people injured as bus carrying teenagers crashes in France

The bus carrying the Welsh teenagers was en route to Italy when the accident happened.

At least 80 people have been killed in Kabul bombing

The blast struck a group of ethnic Hazara demonstrators.

For the love of cauliflower: A difficult veg to grow but it's worth it

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with cauliflower, a good alternative for rice and pizzas.

Man fights off crocodile with bare hands

His friend suffered serious injuries in the attack.

These pictures of pandas will improve your day Black And White This post contains images

These pictures of pandas will improve your day

A big promise. Delivered.

Turkey shuts over 1,000 schools and extends police powers after failed coup

Under heightened police powers, suspects can now be held without charge for one month, up from four days.

This Russian priest just broke the record for circling the globe in a balloon

Fedor Konyukhov has managed to circumnavigate the earth in just over 11 days.

From The42 'It’s not ideal. Starting with a new club you want to make a massive impact from the get-go' Sidelined

'It’s not ideal. Starting with a new club you want to make a massive impact from the get-go'

Leinster’s new centre has had to deal with the set-back of a bad knee injury ahead of his debut season.

"IS didn't create this guy... but he was already well on his way" - The psychology of lone-wolf attacks

"IS didn't create this guy... but he was already well on his way" - The psychology of lone-wolf attacks

People craving violence being drawn in by the IS ideology can be a highly volatile mix.

Japanese people are renting men for €9 an hour - to listen to them

“I almost became like her son,” he says.

Construction halted on Mayo power plant due to lack of funds

The biomass processing plant at Killala was only first given the greenlight in June 2015.

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Looking to meet people online? Then be a humble, "real" person

The authors found viewers judged people who were perceived as overly bragging about themselves, their looks, or their accomplishments as less trustworthy.