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Dublin: 3 °C Saturday 30 April, 2016

Yesterday’s News

From today it will be easier for minor convictions to be left in the past

A new law means that now around 85% of all convictions will be spent after seven years.

Poll: If water charges are scrapped, should those who paid be refunded? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If water charges are scrapped, should those who paid be refunded?

Irish Water and water charges remain the biggest stumbling block towards the formation of a new government.

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday! Here’s all the news happening in your world right now.

Take a look inside the Westmeath cabin that's just been crowned RTÉ's Home of the Year

The secluded cabin has a cosy interior and lakeside views.

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Pedestrian dies after being knocked down by van in north Dublin

The incident happened shortly after 11pm last night.

Commuting liveblog: Truck on fire on the M3 and horses on the loose in Tipperary

All the traffic, travel and weather info you need to start your day…

Suspicious white powder addressed to Donald Trump deemed safe

Five staff members and a police officer were temporarily isolated and evacuated.

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Check out this stunning 1920s Cork dream home with views of the water
From The42 Liverpool needed to be braver and more Europa League talking points Analysis

Liverpool needed to be braver and more Europa League talking points

In addition, Spanish sides’ incredible record in European games continues.

Gardaí to begin excavating south Dublin garden in search for 'dead babies'

A search warrant was executed at the house yesterday evening.

Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?

As talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are tipped to be coming to an end – the spotlight turns to the independents.

Green line Luas trams can't get out of their depot this morning...

Once more those in the south of the city will have to find alternative modes of transportation today.

'An utter warrior': Cork family appeals for little girl to be allowed use cannabis-based medicine

Some 11 types of pharmaceutical medication have failed to improve Ava Barry’s condition.

Children's Referendum opponents say their "worst fears" have been realised

First Families First, which opposed the Children’s Referendum and the Marriage Referendum, want another referendum.

Violent prisoner getting his own garden also allowed personal, private access to gym and shop

“Is it a holiday in Spain for really maiming or really hurting one of our people?” is a question being asked by officers.

Thursday 28 April, 2016

Man tried to rob a Londis with a toy gun

He owed criminals a drug debt.

566 new resource teachers are on their way for children with special needs

Resource teachers are in addition to the mainstream class teacher.

An Post's new chairman says its business is in need of a dramatic overhaul

Dermot Divilly thinks there needs to be a “a radical rethink” of the organisation’s business model.

Man in panda suit shot after threatening to blow up TV station

The man was demanding news coverage of what he called a government conspiracy.

From The42 Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures Permutations

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

"Lucifer in the flesh" - a US political heavyweight isn't a fan of Ted Cruz

“I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Mick Wallace in tears, Alan Kelly’s ambition and Ken Livingstone being suspended had people talking today.

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Police shoot 13-year-old boy holding a pellet gun

Baltimore police say he is expected to survive.

Plane forced to land after drunk passengers start fighting

The two British nationals were on a plane to Alicante.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: A date for The Jackal, trouble in Kerry and all today's sport Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: A date for The Jackal, trouble in Kerry and all today's sport

All that, and a beautiful Bill O’Herlihy mural.

'Young trans people don't turn trans when they're 18, they deserve so much better' Gender Recognition This post contains videos

'Young trans people don't turn trans when they're 18, they deserve so much better'

Newly-elected Sinn Féin senator Fintan Warfield thinks a lot still needs to be done to help young trans people living in Ireland.

Snapshot of an Irish prison: Officers being slashed and having human excrement thrown at them

The POA says the Prison Service is trying to play down the number of assaults that are taking place on staff.

Teenager arrested with three kilos of heroin in his backpack

The drugs have an estimated street value of €420,000.

From The42 As it happened: Villarreal v Liverpool, Europa League semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Villarreal v Liverpool, Europa League semi-final

Liverpool took on Villarreal, with the Reds a few games away from securing a Champions League spot.

Gardaí to dig at south Dublin house after claims that two babies were killed there

It is believed that the operation will be a major one and will take place next week.

Irish Water won't say why the latest payment figures still aren't ready for publication

One TD has accused them of getting involved in party politics in an “unacceptable” way.

Volkswagen is recalling cars in Ireland - starting with this Golf model

In Europe around 15,000 Golf cars affected with a manual gearbox are being called to workshops.

Day 4: Prosecution closes its case in Dave Mahon murder trial

Mahon is accused of murdering his stepson, Dean Fitzpatrick, in May 2013.

Snow in Donegal, hail in Dublin... but don't worry, sure it's almost summer

Jacket? Duffel coat? Difficult to know what to wear, isn’t it?

TD Paul Murphy says he's entitled to legal aid because he can't afford court costs

TD Paul Murphy has been granted legal aid to defend his case on charges of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton.

What about the €12 million?: DJ's emotional speech at mental health rally

Advocates are aiming to keep the issue on the agenda.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Woman sexually assaulted in broad daylight while walking her dog

Detective inspector Lynne Knox of the PSNI Rape Crime Unit said the attacker escaped on a bike.