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Today’s News

Poll: Should the Government have bid on Padraig Pearse's surrender letter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Government have bid on Padraig Pearse's surrender letter?

The letter was removed from auction after it failed to meet its reserve.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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This Mexican family issued an 'open invitation' to a birthday party - now millions want to go

The party went viral online, with one Mexican airline publishing a 30% off promotion asking “Are you going to Rubi’s party?”

Man in his 50s dies after being hit by truck in Co Limerick

The man was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash at Lord Edward Street, Kilmallock.

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'Entire families were killed' - Airstrike on IS controlled town hits civilians

The deadly strike came as Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul.

'He was evil as evil can be': US church shooting trial hears from survivor

Felicia Sanders spoke of telling her granddaughter to play dead as her son lay dying beside her.

People at risk of thefts in shopping centre car parks this Christmas, gardaí warn

Over €400,000 worth of goods were stolen from cars in retail car parks last year.

Pope likens scandal-obsessed media to people sexually attracted to faeces

Pope Francis said he believed the media must be much clearer and more transparent.

Experts warn giraffes face 'silent extinction' as population substantially drops

The species population has dropped around 40% in the past 30 years.

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Enda Kenny's popularity is surging - but Fianna Fáil is the most popular party

It’s the Fine Gael leader’s best personal showing in the Irish Times poll in four years.

Appeal for witnesses to murder of Real IRA figure in Cork

Aidan O’Driscoll was shot in the back a number of times on a street in Cork city yesterday.

'Putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires' - Trump picks fossil fuel advocate for top environment job

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has spent much of his political career battling the EPA.

From The42 'It’s a win or nothing for me' - Dundalk need a favour on make-or-break European night Out Of Their Hands

'It’s a win or nothing for me' - Dundalk need a favour on make-or-break European night

Stephen Kenny’s side must do the business in Israel and hope the other Group D game goes their way.

One of the key people in the making of modern Ireland turns 100 today

TK Whitaker was just 39 when he took on the challenge of leading a dark and depressed 1950s Ireland into a brighter future.

Senior gangland figure's sister arrested as CAB hunt for proceeds of crime

Criminal Assets Bureau have now expanded their surveillance to family members and friends of gangland figures who are offloading assets.

500 people die of alcohol-related cancer in Ireland every year

10% of all cancers in men and 3% in women are caused by alcohol.

'He couldn’t stay in school because of the pain': Fighting for children's arthritis services

“Rhys is a sports fanatic and GAA is our life, it’s everything down here – he goes to football training but he can’t complete an entire session.”

Yesterday’s News

Man who wrote 'hate-filled' articles about MP found guilty of racially-aggravated harassment

One of them was called The Legacy of Operation Filthy Jew B***h.

Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Limerick

A section of the road remains closed to facilitate a garda forensic examination.

At least 97 dead and hundreds injured in Indonesian earthquake

The province was devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Tánaiste seeks legal advice on Garda whistleblowers report

A former High Court judge was tasked with reviewing the situation after two protected disclosures were made to Frances Fitzgerald by gardaí in October.

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From The42 Watch: Emotional Pat Lam delivers heartfelt and personal address to the media Honest This post contains videos

Watch: Emotional Pat Lam delivers heartfelt and personal address to the media

The outgoing Connacht head coach spoke uninterrupted for 20 minutes.

Father awarded €110k in damages 22 years after his son died from contaminated blood

The father’s application to the Hepatitis C Tribunal was refused.

Plane carrying 48 people crashes in Pakistan, killing all on board

It is one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the nation’s history.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Ex-chief of staff of Real IRA shot dead in Cork, Gerry Adams makes statement on Brian Stack murder, and over 50 people dead in Indonesian earthquake.

Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m

It’s owner says he longer feels an obligation to keep it here.

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Former head of Real IRA dies after shooting in Cork

Aidan O’Driscoll, 37, was shot in the back a number of times.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Andy Farrell's appointment, Jose Mourinho's aversion to the cold and all today's sport Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Andy Farrell's appointment, Jose Mourinho's aversion to the cold and all today's sport

Plus, all the fixture details for tomorrow’s Europa League action.

"For people in pain like me, medicinal cannabis could be a matter of life and death"

An anonymous person writes about the stress of chronic pain – and how they hope that medicinal cannabis could help.

Theresa May has scored a symbolic win in her plan for a speedy Brexit

But her government may have to show its negotiating hand.

Fears for Christmas gifts as Parcel Motel customers experience 'serious delays'

Hundreds of customers are contacting the company trying to get information on their deliveries.

Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections Rsv

Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections

The three children’s hospitals in Dublin have asked families to go to GPs where possible.

Irish actress Ruth Negga has made the cover of Vogue magazine

The Limerick raised actress is at the centre of some massive Oscar buzz.

Vertex to re-open talks on Orkambi with HSE

Earlier, hundreds of people attended a protest outside Leinster House calling for action on the drug.

'I just took her up in my arms and held her': Mother gives evidence about the night her daughter died

Bernadette Scully administered multiple doses of chloral hydrate to her 11-year-old daughter Emily.

'I was actually in jail' - Mayhem in Dáil as FG TD links SF deputies to Brian Stack murder

Alan Farrell says that Dessie Ellis and Martin Ferris should make a statement on the matter.

Concern for man (73) who hasn't been seen in a month

When last seen, Jim Boyle was wearing a grey woollen worn jumper, black worn suit trousers and black wellingtons.

Loaded Magnum revolver discovered in planned search of Dublin home

A 44-year-old man is currently being questioned at Store Street garda station.

Taxi driver allegedly sexually assaulted woman when bringing her home from night out

The woman said she feared he would drive away from her house with her in the car.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…