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Thursday 15 February, 2018

McDonald: 'Three language acts were included in draft DUP deal, but no agreement on marriage equality'

DUP leader Arlene Foster yesterday said that talks between her party and Sinn Féin had failed on the issue of the Irish language.

Black dresses on the red carpet as gender equality is put on the agenda at IFTA awards

Tonight’s ceremony took place at the Mansion House.

Gardaí treating death of woman found in Ranelagh home as suspicious

The body was discovered at around 3.45pm in a house on Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6.

Guantanamo 'prepared' for new inmates: US admiral

Obama had tried to shut down the detention centre.

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Grenfell campaigners drive 'three billboards' through London

Yesterday marked eight months since the 14 June 2017 Grenfell Tower fire.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines this Thursday.

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.

From The42 Steve Kerr: 'It doesn't seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death' Shooting

Steve Kerr: 'It doesn't seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death'

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has spoken out about the Florida shooting.

GSOC notified after man (20s) dies in Wexford road crash

Two other passengers are in a serious condition in hospital.

Trump promises to tackle mental health, as he condemns Florida shooting as act of 'evil'

Meanwhile, the leader of a white nationalist militia has said gunman Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group.

Man (19) arrested after €500,000 cocaine seizure in Kildare

He was arrested around 1.30pm this afternoon.

Winner of €4.4 million Lotto jackpot finally collects cheque from National Lottery

The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at Daly’s Topaz in Donegal on Saturday 13 January.

The government is going to use drones to crack down on illegal dumping

Local authorities and community groups can now apply for funding under the initiative.

Woman found guilty of impeding murder investigation by staging housemate's suicide

The killer was never charged because he sustained a traumatic brain injury months after the murder.

'Aisling's curve is now 70%': Minister says waiting four years for scoliosis surgery is too long

Aisling Corcoran had steel rods removed from her back in 2014.

Aldi has recalled two batches of its white bloomer bread because there may be 'wire pieces' in them

The target of the recall is the Ballymore Crust White Bloomer brand with best before dates17 and 18 February 2018

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Archbishop Desmond Tutu quits as Oxfam ambassador in wake of sex scandal

A statement said he was “deeply disappointed by allegations of immorality”.

From The42 Henshaw to miss Leinster's Saracens clash as he's ruled out for up to four months Big Blow

Henshaw to miss Leinster's Saracens clash as he's ruled out for up to four months

Joe Schmidt confirmed the timeframe for Henshaw’s return to action.

The weapon allegedly used in deadly Florida shooting is known as 'America's rifle'

The AR-15 is a ‘modern sporting rifle’ and versions of it are legal in all 50 states.

'She wouldn't lie to me': Rugby rape trial hears about aftermath of incident from alleged victim's friend

The court also heard from a counsellor from the Brooke Clinic who talked to the alleged rape victim the following morning.

Gardaí renew appeal for 89-year-old Wexford man missing since early January

William Busher is known to drive a brown 141 Nissan Qashqai.

From prison to the rich list: Who is South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa?

Nelson Mandela once described Ramaphosa as one of the most gifted leaders of the “new generation” of anti-apartheid campaigners.

From The42 Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse Convictions

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse

The 64-year-old has been found guilty of a further seven sex offences today.

Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys

The hospital said seriously ill or injured children will still be treated as a priority.

'You're throwing people to the vulture funds': Government criticised for taking no action to halt PTSB loan sale

PTSB, which is 75% owned by the State, states it is selling off non-performing loans.

'They need to get bums on seats': Director defends having only one bidder for rural broadband plan

Officials were questioned about the long delayed plan in an Oireachtas committee today.

Poll: Do you eat dinner in front of the TV? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you eat dinner in front of the TV?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Want to join the team at Fora? We're hiring a staff reporter

If you have what it takes to craft compelling business stories, we want to hear from you.

From The42 'Great for Wexford football' - ex-Irish striker Doyle to get involved in GAA with county's U20 side Doyler

'Great for Wexford football' - ex-Irish striker Doyle to get involved in GAA with county's U20 side

Kevin Doyle will help out the Wexford underage team in an advisory role.

Mother charged with assault of daughter (3) who died this week

The woman’s daughter, Zoe Cannon, died after her life support machine was switched off earlier this week.

Australia bans sex between ministers and their staff after deputy PM's affair

Barnaby Joyce is going on leave next week where the Prime Minister wants him to “consider his position”.

Numbers continuing to rise in Limerick measles outbreak as doctors urge vaccinations MMR

Numbers continuing to rise in Limerick measles outbreak as doctors urge vaccinations

The HSE is offering the vaccine for free in Limerick.

London man jailed for life for raping and murdering step-niece, and hiding her body

Mujahid Arshid was described as someone who’d committed “unspeakable violence and horror”.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Poll: Should the digital age of consent be kept at 16? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the digital age of consent be kept at 16?

It has been argued that the age of 13 is too young for children to consent to the terms and conditions of online companies.

Which county in Ireland has the most pubs per person?

AIB’s Pubs Outlook looked at the state of the Irish pub sector, and predicts further growth in 2018.

From The42 'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete Unforgiving

'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete

Conor Lyne was flag-bearer at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

Former student (19) charged with premeditated murder after 17 killed in Florida school shooting

It is understood that both pupils and teachers at the school are among the dead.

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