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Monday 20 February, 2017

Van that pulled over before reaching Garda checkpoint was full of stolen bikes and computers

He was detained after the vehicle stopped on the hard shoulder of the road, to the north of a checkpoint.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Connacht confirm next head coach, Neil Gallagher retires and all today's sport Monday

We'll Leave It There So: Connacht confirm next head coach, Neil Gallagher retires and all today's sport

Plus, tributes paid to the retired Irish footballer Paul McCarthy who died suddenly.

The parallels between Irish and American controversies, in a wild week for politics

Those who say they know what lies ahead – in either country – are either clairvoyant or just plain wrong, writes Larry Donnelly.

Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at centre of storm over 'child abuse' comments

He was dropped from the Conservative Political Action Conference, where President Donald Trump is due to speak.

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Missing 13-year-old located safe and well

Aivaras Miezetis was last seen in Cork yesterday afternoon at about 3.30pm.

'When you are in a hole, stop digging' - Swedes have taken issue with Trump's latest tweet

The US president made comments about a supposed terrorist incident in Sweden over the weekend.

Russia confirms its ambassador to the UN has died 'unexpectedly'

Vitaly Churkin (64) died suddenly today, Russia confirmed, without giving further information.

Tesco claims 45,000 people shopped at stores picketed by strikers

However, Mandate trade union says that the stores in question are experiencing an average loss of 80%.

Court told taxi driver was 'lying through his teeth' in car crash injury claim

He said he had been off work after a car accident.

Clare woman secures legal rights over twins that were born through surrogate in India

The judge wished the couple and their two children ‘all the best and happiness’.

Unions accuse Bus Éireann of 'seeking to collapse talks' around averting strike

A strike action scheduled for today was cancelled after a breakthrough at the WRC last Wednesday.

From The42 Brazilian player leaves pitch in tears after racial abuse Controversy This post contains videos

Brazilian player leaves pitch in tears after racial abuse

Everton Luiz suffered abuse during the match in Serbia and grew emotional after confronting Rad supporters.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Investigations ongoing after a man died from gunshot wounds in Dublin, and more wranglings over the Fine Gael leadership – it’s the 5 at 5.

Pint Baby is alive and well and his name is Stephen

He “took a shine” to the pint of Guinness, says his mother.

'The justice system is a f***ing joke': Parents react as son's killer jailed for five years

Justice Butler was forced to adjourn the hearing when friends and relatives of the dead man reacted angrily to the sentence.

One of Drogheda's fanciest hotels has been sold and is getting a facelift

The D Hotel was owned by Gerry Barrett, one of the country’s biggest boom-time developers.

Gardaí are still searching for gun after man dies in shooting

Gardaí were called to the scene at about 8.30pm last night.

'Only that for the life of my baby' - Family's anger over killer's 3-and-a-half-year sentence

“He will never come back from the ground and she will be out in three years.”

From The42 Chiefs assistant Kieran Keane confirmed as next Connacht head coach Pastures New

Chiefs assistant Kieran Keane confirmed as next Connacht head coach

Keane will bring “ambitious and exciting brand of rugby” to the Sportsground, says CEO Willie Ruane.

Musician loses damages claim after falling into moat while allegedly 'spinning around looking at the stars'

Philippe Clark fell into the moat at a Martello Tower in south Dublin where he had been given permission to perform.

The figures that reveal Ryanair's 'very up and down' relationship with Shannon Airport

The budget airline has tried and dumped more routes there than at almost any other base.

CCTV video emerges of moments surrounding Kim Jong-Nam airport 'poisoning' North Korea This post contains videos

CCTV video emerges of moments surrounding Kim Jong-Nam airport 'poisoning'

The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un died in Kuala Lumpur airport last Monday.

From The42 Retired Irish footballer Paul McCarthy dies suddenly aged 45 RIP

Retired Irish footballer Paul McCarthy dies suddenly aged 45

The Cork-born defender spent a large part of his career with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Anger as ambassador hits out at claims Ireland will leave the EU

Daniel Mulhall criticised ‘snide’ remarks published in the Daily Telegraph.

'We're not here for your oil': US Defense Secretary tells Iraq

Trump has repeatedly said the US should have grabbed Iraqi oil to help fund its war effort.

Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data? Data Protection This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data?

It has emerged that 113 serious breaches of data protection occurred within our health service since March 2015.

Hitler's personal telephone sells for €228,000

“This was Hitler’s mobile device of destruction.”

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what you need to know as we start the week.

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom to be sent to the US to face fraud trial

The FBI alleges Megaupload netted more than $175 million in criminal proceeds.

X-ray report left in Penneys, patient's mental health data faxed to a bank - 113 HSE data breach calamities revealed

The HSE says that it takes its responsibility under data protection legislation “very seriously”.

From The42 Marmion ready to slot in for Murray and make first Six Nations start should he be called on Ireland's Call

Marmion ready to slot in for Murray and make first Six Nations start should he be called on

He was rested in Connacht’s win, with Pat Lam doing ‘what’s best for Ireland, what’s best for Connacht and what’s best for Kieran Marmion.’

Man in his 50s charged with armed robbery on Spar store

He will appear before court today.

Man in his 40s arrested for Tallaght stabbing

The man died from his injuries on Saturday morning.

Ming Flanagan: 'Our Minister for Health is like the God of the Old Testament - mean'

The Minister for Health has published a report announcing the programme for cannabis-based treatments. It doesn’t go far enough, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.

Gardaí launch 'Operation Enable' to catch drivers using fake disabled parking permits

Drivers can face fines of up to €2,000 for parking in these bays.

Black market cigarette smugglers 'avoiding airports' in search for new tactics

Revenue officials have not decreased their checks.

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Since July 2013, doctors in Macedonia can book patients an appointment with a consultant online.

Sunday 19 February, 2017

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related crime?

In Part Two of a three-part series, FactCheck looks into a claim by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn, during a debate on Tonight With Vincent Browne.