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Yesterday’s News

'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.

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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.

Mick Wallace breaks down in tears talking about the refugee crisis

The TD broke down when speaking about one boy he had met who had lost all his family.

Costa Concordia captain says others are to blame for ship crash which killed 32

The prosecution is simultaneously appealing last year’s sentence, maintaining that Schettino should have been given 26 years.

Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners

“Not everybody is going to go into work, open up a cell door on a Monday morning and get hit with a knife in the back of the head.”

91% of culpable drivers in car crashes caused by speed were men

One third of fatal Irish road crashes were caused by speed.

From The42 'I'm very relaxed' - O'Neill insists there's no problem despite delay in signing new deal In No Rush

'I'm very relaxed' - O'Neill insists there's no problem despite delay in signing new deal

The Ireland manager hasn’t yet agreed to extend his stay with his current contract set to expire in the summer.

The new national children's hospital is go... but not everyone is happy about it

Construction is set to begin this summer. The decision has been described as “a giant step forward for children’s healthcare in ireland”.

Alan Kelly: 'I wasn't allowed be as ambitious as I wanted to be'

The minister said a new housing minister would need more powers.

Limerick killer found unresponsive in cell was under 'special observation'

Gary Campion is serving two life sentences for murders carried out in 2002 and 2009.

Confirmed: Intel to cut jobs in Ireland Exclusive

The company employs 5,000 people on their Kildare campus.

People with red hair are more at risk of developing skin cancer

Being born with a red hair gene may double your chance of developing skin cancer.

WiFi speed not up to scratch? Here's how you can try fixing it...

If it’s way below what you should be getting, a few things could be causing a problem.