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Dublin: 5 °C Tuesday 31 March, 2015

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Knox’s ex-boyfriend: ‘I will not accept being labelled a murderer’

Raffaele Sollecito also described his relationship with Knox as a “simple story of affection”.

‘Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists’ – Simon Coveney

The agriculture minister has been speaking about reports the Irish dairy industry is to lose 3,000 farmers in the next 5 years

From Business ETC There is a sure-fire way to make all Apple staff treat you like royalty Golden Ticket

There is a sure-fire way to make all Apple staff treat you like royalty

But it involves having lots of money – or pretending to.

From Business ETC Today FM has a new addition to its line-up Sunday Best

Today FM has a new addition to its line-up

Neil Delamere is taking over the Sunday morning 11am show.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

All of the news, none of the waiting.

Here’s why wrestling is trending in Ireland today

Woah-oh, woah-oh WRESTLEMANIA!

From The42 ‘We’ve four All-Irelands won in 130 years, they forget that in Clare so they do’ – Davy Fitz No Regrets

‘We’ve four All-Irelands won in 130 years, they forget that in Clare so they do’ – Davy Fitz

However, the Banner boss insists his side don’t deserve relegation.

France’s left-wing government just got a major slap in the face

It comes as the country’s far-right movement grows in power.

Here’s the most beautiful man and woman in the world… So Hot Right Now This post contains a poll

Here’s the most beautiful man and woman in the world…

They’re not actually real people though unfortunately.

Shane Ross won’t be specific but wants to ‘look after women’…

… and do loads of other stuff, like revive rural Ireland.

The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline safety

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently locked the captain out of the cockpit before crashing the Germanwings flight.

Madame Tussauds has melted down Jimmy Savile’s ‘evil’ waxwork

There were calls for it to be moved to the Chamber of Horrors but a victim said it was probably too evil for that.

‘We must never come close to having anything like Whites Only signs again’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has hit out at religious freedom laws.

No money but plenty of ideas: 7 things that happened at the Green Party conference

The Greens gathered in Kilkenny over the weekend. Here’s what happened.

Man survives after being shot in the face

Police said two men carried out the attack.

Poll: Should trials with disturbing evidence be held in private? Your Say This post contains a poll

Church sorry priest said Jill Meagher would be alive if she’d had more faith

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is introducing guidelines today to prevent similar comments being made in the future.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as you start your week.

Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea

The quake occurred 55 kilometres from the nearest city of Kokopo on New Britain island.

Immigration officer accidentally leaked world leaders’ passport numbers

An email with the details was inadvertently sent to the wrong person by an Australian immigration department worker.

From The42 Opinion: Wes Hoolahan must stay in the team if Ireland are to build on signs of progress Difference Maker

Opinion: Wes Hoolahan must stay in the team if Ireland are to build on signs of progress

The Norwich man caught the eye, as the Boys in Green kept their Euro 2016 qualification hopes alive with a draw last night.

‘I could still feel the punches to my head as I ran up the road with my son’

Ireland’s legal system is failing women “at every level” according to new research.

Gardaí trying to solve the mystery of Galway busker ‘Dave’

They also want to find out what happened with a post office raid.

18-week-old baby Jessica still has smiles for her family as she waits for a heart transplant

Her grandmother wants to raise awareness about organ donation.

From ‘she-devil’ to free woman, the story of Amanda Knox

She said, “The knowledge of my innocence has given me strength in the darkest times of this ordeal.”

Sunday 29 March, 2015

I regularly vote in US elections from abroad. Why can’t Irish emigrants do the same?

No matter where in the world I am, I will always be an American. As such, I am grateful that my right to vote there is legally enshrined.

From The42 Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Poland Opinion

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Poland

We assess how Martin O’Neill’s men got on in this evening’s Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.

Remember those 250 dead frogs in Kildare? They were probably murdered

It was thought at first that pollution or disease could be to blame but experts now believe a predator was responsible.

Product placement is here to stay, so we’d better get used to it

Product placement can be annoying but advertising is a necessary evil of our favourite shows.

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Ibrahim Halawa trial postponed, BBC boss receives death threats over Jeremy Clarkson sacking and GOAL workers injured in Syria.

‘I’m not a nutcase’: Dublin man burps his way to international competition

Martin Wilde was invited to take part in professional burping competition Ruttosound in Italy after he uploaded his 20 second burp.

Dublin councils have seized 118 horses on public lands this year

Last year in South Dublin alone, 467 horses were seized and 422 euthanised. Just 12 were rehomed and 22 were retrained.

We can’t back down over equality – we must demand more

Voting on marriage rights should be just one part of a national effort to address the serious social and material inequalities that plague Ireland.

The Week in Photos: Joy Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Joy

This is the week that was, in photos…

‘Sexual depravity and necrophilia were stuff of fiction – until Graham Dwyer’

A criminal psychologist analyses why people were so fascinated by the Elaine O’Hara murder trial.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Poland, Euro 2016 qualifier Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v Poland, Euro 2016 qualifier

It was over to the Aviva Stadium where Martin O’Neill’s men played their first competitive game of 2015.

No one on Tinder into UFOs or ghosts? Try this supernatural dating website Ghouls This post contains a poll