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Thursday 27 April, 2017

Police shoot man at Berlin hospital

It’s reported that police have cordoned off an area around the hospital.

'It's not just getting your foot in the door': Over 6,000 third-level students don't make it to 2nd year

While the majority make it to their second year, a sizeable portion of students do not.

Taoiseach gives first response to Citizen's Assembly vote, says committee now being set up

Kenny commended the Citizen’s Assembly’s chairperson, Ms Justice Laffoy on her work.

Man found with knives arrested near UK Houses of Parliament

Met police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

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Investigation launched into cyber attack on Trinity fund

It’s hoped that the funds will be at least partly recovered.

€6.3 million settlement approved for woman at centre of Grace case

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness said that the settlement was appropriate, but questioned whether anything had changed at the HSE and Tusla.

Bank of Ireland's former Dublin HQ is getting a facelift and a new tenant

Miesian Plaza is now home to medical company Shire.

Ex-Holles Street master resigns from board in maternity hospital row

The Taoiseach has said Dr Peter Boylan’s resignation is a matter for himself.

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons

Frances Fitzgerald has said resources must be in place to tackle gangland’s grip on Irish society.

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These four plots of land will be used to build thousands of social and affordable homes

Simon Coveney denied that the plan represents a “sell-off” of state land.

Government approves selling parts of Irish TV to Irish diaspora newspaper

The exact amount of the sale isn’t known.

Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at

You need the app – but you don’t want to be instantly drawn to it. Here’s what to do.

Poll: Do you read 'real' books or ebooks most regularly? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you read 'real' books or ebooks most regularly?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

'This was weak practice' - Garda Commissioner says it's 'too early' to say what caused breath tests scandal

O’Sullivan is making her first appearance in front of the Policing Authority since the scandal concerning Garda breath tests first broke.

'It's definitely on': Battle heating up for 2FM and Today FM as pair tied for breakfast listeners

Latest figures show a good rise in numbers across the both stations.

Over 3,000 staff at Dublin City Council not paid today due to admin error

It’s expected that staff will be paid their wages tomorrow.

From The42 IABA unveil Bernard Dunne as new high performance director Ringside

IABA unveil Bernard Dunne as new high performance director

“My vision is to take the very best in the current system and match it with the very latest in high performance training.”

Boris Johnson calls Jeremy Corbyn a 'mutton-headed old mugwump'

Johnson said that he “meant no disrespect to mugwumps everywhere”.

Two policemen shot by suspected radical Islamist on French Indian Ocean island

The overseas territory of Reunion is in the Indian Ocean.

Trump agrees to re-negotiate 'disastrous' NAFTA trade deal

The announcement came after reports in US media that Trump was considering giving formal notice of pulling the United States out.

Poll: Do you think we need more bank holidays? May Bank Holiday This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we need more bank holidays?

Ireland has fewer bank holidays than a lot of our EU counterparts.

Distraught Thai mother of baby killed on Facebook describes how she stumbled across video Facebook Live This post contains videos

Gardaí find missing Dublin man

Oliver Watchorn was last seen on 11 April.

From The42 Bouchard takes a stand against 'cheat' Sharapova, says she should be banned for life Doping This post contains videos

Bouchard takes a stand against 'cheat' Sharapova, says she should be banned for life

Tennis bosses sending the wrong message by allowing Sharapova to return, says Bouchard.

BBC apologises for Tommy Tiernan joke about Arlene Foster

The comedian was appearing on Radio Foyle in Derry.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

National Maternity Hospital board fractured, cyclists’ complaints about Luas roadworks, and BAI complaints.

'Massive explosion' at Damascus airport

It’s not immediately clear if it was the result of an air strike or a ground attack.

Fear of protester violence stopped US hard-right pundit Ann Coulter speaking at Berkeley Free Speech This post contains videos

Fear of protester violence stopped US hard-right pundit Ann Coulter speaking at Berkeley

Ann Coulter described it as a “dark day for free speech”.

Delayed maternity payment: 'It seemed my application had been "forgotten about"'

Pay us properly and pay us on time, writes Nicola Cassidy.

Complaint of 'derogatory' language used by Fianna Fáil leader against journalist rejected

Gemma O’Doherty had alleged that Micheál Martin had spoken about her in a ‘derogatory and unfair’ manner on Newstalk radio.

One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less

A release from the CSO suggests that just over 10% of Irish workers are earning €9.25 an hour or less.

At just 128 miles from Dublin, Ireland needs assurances about Sellafield - TD

The UK-Ireland Contact Group on Radiological Matters is meeting in Dublin today.

Claim George Hook spoke about HPV vaccine in 'ill-informed and irresponsible' manner rejected

The BAI said that Hook’s approach to discussing the vaccine had satisfied its Code of Fairness, but “only in a barely minimal fashion”.

'Staff who have been seriously assaulted cannot get a conviction': Prison officers call for more support

POA general secretary John Clinton said that reduced staffing levels were increasing the risk for serving officers.

'Lethal', 'insane' - cyclists have their say on what it's like dealing with the Luas expansion works

Many people have complained to Transport Infrastructure Ireland regarding the sometimes-hazardous nature of cycling near Luas works.

Wednesday 26 April, 2017

US trying to pressure North Korea into dismantling nuclear weapons

Officials said they want to bring North Korea back to the “path of dialogue”.

Ancient humans may have reached Americas 100,000 years earlier than previously thought

Teeth and bones of an elephant-like creature unmistakably modified by human hands were discovered.

Woman 'isn't angry' at people who shared Facebook video of her husband killing baby

The video was apparently available for viewing online for almost 24 hours until Facebook took it down.

Rescuers find trekker who survived in remote mountainous terrain for 47 days

The man’s partner had died three days before rescuers arrived, he said.