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Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Bertie and Enda to be quizzed about banking collapse

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

A photo a day: Watch this man age (and experiment with facial hair) over 16 years

He took a photo of himself every day since 1 October 1998.

From Business ETC Marks and Spencer’s fortunes are looking a lot rosier – is it all down to this skirt? Skirting The Issue
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From Business ETC Here’s where JD Wetherspoon will open its next three pubs – and the first outside Dublin Spoonful

Calls for tighter regulation on Ireland’s ‘Puppy Farms’

This follows the broadcast of the BBC documentary ‘The Dog Factory’ last night.

Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby?

New figures have shown the number of criminals on the sex offenders list.

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate. Tormey Vs. Tormey This post contains videos

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate.

Fathers and Daughters Natter: TheJournal.ie got Bill and Aoibhinn Tormey to debate the issues in a special marriage referendum debate.

Amazing video shows exactly how the Galway castle mural was created Grand Designs This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Everything you need to know as you get stuck into your day.

Irish marriage equality mural makes front page of the International New York Times

Caslin took to Twitter this morning to share the news.

US prostitute jailed after killing Google executive with heroin on his yacht

Alix Tichelman pleaded guilty to manslaughter and will serve six years.

Family raised $187 million for cancer research – “then spent it on cars and cruises”

The charities “operated as personal fiefdoms” according to US authorities.

Famous DJ being sued over claims he broke woman’s neck while stage-diving

The DJ said, “I would never want anyone to get hurt at any of my shows”.

From The42 The breastfeeding link to the most famous hurling point between Clare and Limerick Over The Bar

The breastfeeding link to the most famous hurling point between Clare and Limerick

Cian Lynch has a unique tale about his uncle Ciaran Carey’s famous point.

The story of us: “I have never felt luckier or like I was on a bigger adventure”

Long-term couples talk about their lives together – and their hopes for the future – ahead of Friday’s vote on same-sex marriage.

Arrest over 2012 shooting of man who had fled to Donegal

Andrew Allen was shot dead at his home in Buncrana, Co Donegal three years ago.

The Luas Green Line is off again this morning

The entire Green Line is down this morning. It’s the second major problem with the service in the last 24 hours.

That ‘unwanted’ migrant boat nations had been turning away has been found

Fears had been growing for those on board after contact was lost with the vessel on Saturday.

New GSOC chairman will be paid €145,000 – whenever they are hired

The former chairman’s tenure became mired in controversy over reports the office had been under surveillance.

There are 1,420 people on the Irish sex offenders register – but none of their details are public

The Justice minister says the gardaí informs her of any breaches.

Viagra could be a really good thing for some pregnant women

The drug is good for more than one thing, you know.

Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

A historic handshake, a photo of baby Maria, and a gay cake had everyone talking today.

Gardaí release first photo of newborn baby who was abandoned in Dublin

They have released the image so the baby girl’s mother can see her as they appeal for her to come forward.

Gerry Adams and Prince Charles just shared a historic handshake

The meeting is regarded as being historically significant – as Earl Mountbatten, a great-uncle of Prince Charles, was killed in an IRA bomb in 1979.

Police investigate after soccer fan attacked by officer in front of children

A video of the incident was posted online, causing public outcry.

‘Sorry to hear about your cancer, but maybe it’s the will of God’

Journalist Una Mullally has received an outpouring of support after tweeting homophobic hatemail.

Deadly Waco shootout started when someone ran over biker’s foot

Nine people were killed in the brawl and 170 people have since been charged.

Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year

A date has reportedly been set for September 2016.

From The42 8 reasons why Monday Night Football is the best sports show on TV Essential Viewing

8 reasons why Monday Night Football is the best sports show on TV

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher waved goodbye to their tactics gadgets for another season last night.

Watch: This lightning strike in Dublin was a little too close for comfort

A woman will choose between two husbands for an Irish radio competition

The potentially explosive social experiment will be running until June 16th.

Countries are spending more on energy subsidies than health

The figures have been labelled as “shocking”.

Fundraising drive to send home body of man who went missing from Kildare

Father-of-two Michael Anesu Nhema went missing on 14 April.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland squads named, Stringer’s on the move and all of today’s sport Tuesday

Device found near Dart line deemed not viable

The alarm was raised shortly before lunchtime when a group of workmen discovered the device.

Luas services restored after lightning strike causes power outage

Delays are still expected on the Green Line.

‘The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children’

Solicitor Eileen King writes about why a group of lawyers are advocating a No vote this Friday.

The answers to your questions ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum

You asked and we got the referendum commissioner, Kevin Cross, to answer.