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Detectives investigating murder of dissident republican arrest 26-year-old

Tommy Crossan, a former member of the Continuity IRA, was shot yesterday in West Belfast.

New York nightclubs are now holding parties for under 12s

Yes, under 12s. There is also a nine-year-old DJ.

On this day in 1995, the Oklahoma bombing killed 168 people including 19 children

The motive behind the bombing was said to be in retaliation to the Waco siege which also happened on the same day.

From The Daily Edge 6 unexpected things that happened this week Mad World

6 unexpected things that happened this week

Contact lens cameras, dogs on juries and the plague – it’s all the bizarre news stories you need to know about.

From Business ETC Want to start learning something new? Here’s where you should start Self-teaching

Want to start learning something new? Here’s where you should start

With so much information at our fingertips, where’s the best place to go if you want to learn a new language or brush up on your knowledge of the world?

Four to appear before court in connection with massive drug seizure

Another five men are still being questioned,

Heritage Ireland: 3 amazing sites to see this Easter weekend

Lovely Doneraile Park, ancient Derrynaflan and iconic Clonmacnoise – archaeologist Neil Jackman guides you through these magical sites.

Two charged after garda rammed by stolen van

The garda remains in hospital, although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

From The Daily Edge 8 totally reasonable ways to have chocolate for breakfast Easter Feaster

8 totally reasonable ways to have chocolate for breakfast

It’s completely OK. Don’t let the haters tell you otherwise.

Poll: When did you last buy a music CD? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: When did you last buy a music CD?

Today marks Independent Record Store Day, but many have moved away from physical music mediums.

The fascinating Easter traditions you’ll want to take part in

Morris dancing, Easter bonnets and egg rolls.

Why women love Sheryl Sandberg: ‘She just makes sense’

The billionaire was in town this week and the crowd loved her. But what makes Sheryl Sandberg the rock star of the business world.

‘Regrettable editorial lapse’: Irish Times apologises for controversial priest cartoon

The paper said that cartoonists Martyn Turner took a “unjustified side-swipe at all priests”.

The Waco siege ended on this day 21 years ago, leaving 79 dead

The Branch Davidians was a sect that separated from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1955 and were led by David Koresh .

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know this morning to start your Bank Holiday weekend.

Gardaí still carrying out “extensive investigations” over killing of white-tailed eagle

A post-mortem carried out on the male eagle confirmed it had been hit with around 50 shotgun pellets.

From The Score Ciaran Sheehan: ‘Living in Australia is an experience, being an AFL player is a challenge’ Life Down Under

Ciaran Sheehan: ‘Living in Australia is an experience, being an AFL player is a challenge’

The ex-Cork player writes for TheScore.ie about adjusting to a new sport, enduring pre-season training and making his debut.

Column: Why 14 year old Twitter ‘terrorists’ have nothing to worry about

There is such a thing as being too sensitive and overreacting when people do stupid things on social media, writes Aaron McKenna.

Tesco buys Cabra site from the State for €1.7 million

The 0.69 acre site on the Navan Road was no longer required by the Department of Social Protection.

Just 49 gardaí have applied for the €36,000 career break

Last month, senior officers complained that the scheme could impact manpower.

Friday 18 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Jill Meagher, pubs being closed, and disaster at Mount Everest.

Not just monsters and Adrian Bayleys: Tom Meagher on normal men’s violence against women

Jill Meagher was murdered in 2012 – now her husband has written a searingly honest and powerful blogpost about violence against women.

Irish Times to explain why controversial cartoon was removed from website

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin had said last week that priests were “hurt” by the cartoon’s publication.

Major drug gang dismantled after gardaí seize machine gun and drugs in multi-million euro sting operation

Drugs worth an estimated €5 million were discovered in raids carried out across Dublin and Meath.

From The Score Dundalk share spoils with Shamrock Rovers after Oriel Park thriller Lively

Dundalk share spoils with Shamrock Rovers after Oriel Park thriller

Rovers’ skipper Conor Kenna received a straight red card in the second half of a feisty encounter.

From The Daily Edge 16 reasons you should always read over your kid’s homework All The Answers

16 reasons you should always read over your kid’s homework

It’s the little things you can slip up on.

Former senior member of the Continuity IRA shot dead on street in broad daylight

It happened in the Springfield Road area this afternoon.

VIDEO: Do you recognise this ‘Irish town’?

A puzzle from the 1920s.

The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank has been arrested

A news agency in South Korea reports that the 68-year-old faces five charges, including negligence of duty.

RTE is refusing to run an ad for Newstalk, says Newstalk…

…but RTE says that’s not exactly what’s happening.

Off-duty paramedics perform CPR as runner collapses at race finish line

The man has been taken to St James’s Hospital following today’s incident at the Phoenix Park and is believed to be making a good recovery.

From The Daily Edge Someone knitted this MEP an election poster out of Aran-jumper wool Needled
From The Score Nine-try rout of Treviso gets O’Connor’s Leinster back to winning ways Back On Track

Nine-try rout of Treviso gets O’Connor’s Leinster back to winning ways

Noel Reid spearheaded an impressive attacking performance by the Pro12 leaders.

Column: Will our new cordial partnership with Britain trickle down to NI’s day-to-day politics?

The flags and parades-related violence undermine the relatively widespread perception that Northern Ireland’s peace process is a ‘completed’ one.

No, it’s not an Easter apparition. This face of Jesus in a field in Drogheda is art

The portrait covers two acres and was created using fertiliser to help bring out the image from the surrounding grass.

Navy detains Spanish fishing boat off the coast of Mizen Head

The boat was stopped for alleged breaches of fishing regulations.