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Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Enda in fresh attempt to woo DUP leader to all-Ireland Brexit forum after snub

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster gave the idea a frosty reception during the summer.

FactCheck: Did the last government cut payments to lone parents?

FactCheck looks into a a controversial claim made by Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar on Morning Ireland yesterday.

Waterford doctor who lost his Ferrari in sports car deal has been paid €55,000

The trade was made on the basis that the Ferrari would part-finance the purchase of Dr Eddie O’Donnell’s dream car, a 2012 McLaren MP4 12C which he never received.

For God's sake don't mention it on Facebook, judge tells Sean FitzPatrick jury

Judge John Aylmer said members must not seek out information on the case through social media.

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Baby born in Mexico using 'three parent' fertility technique

The parents went to Mexico with a specialist team so that the procedure could be carried out.

Calls for Government to follow France and ban plastic cups and forks

The French Government recently became the first to ban plastic cups, cutlery and plates from 2020.

Gardaí and An Post begin probe as stash of undelivered mail discovered in Louth

An Post say they are now delivering the mail with an apology note attached.

From The42 Paul O'Connell arrives in Minnesota to deliver motivational speech to Darren Clarke's Europe Mr Motivator

Paul O'Connell arrives in Minnesota to deliver motivational speech to Darren Clarke's Europe

European captain Clarke is hoping to tap into O’Connell’s extraordinary leadership qualities.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Colombian rebel group "reborn" and apologises after decades of violence

Farc signed the peace accord with the country’s government.

Boris meets Turkish leader he wrote offensive 'goat sex' poem about

He’s also a big fan of his Turkish washing machine.

UN agency says 681 people died in Ireland from air pollution in one year

The UK had 16,355 deaths from air pollution in the same year, according to a WHO report released today.

Children who grow up on farms less likely to suffer with allergies

A new study also found that women who lived on farms in early childhood are more likely to have better lung function.

Sinéad O'Connor on tax defaulters list over €160k settlement

There were also a number of settlements between other individuals and Revenue that totalled over €1m.

TDs from AAA-PBP wear 'Repeal' sweatshirts in Dáil

The six were shown on Oireachtas cameras wearing the attire during Leaders’ Questions this afternoon.

Germany has stopped Facebook from harvesting WhatsApp subscriber data

Hamburg’s Commissioner for Data Protection added that Facebook would be required to delete data already received from WhatsApp in Germany.

Alton Towers operator fined £5 million over crash in which two girls lost legs

Vicky Balch, then 19, and Leah Washington, then 17, each lost a leg in the crash.

From The42 'Rory's a wonderful young man and an unbelievable golfer. He's hugely inspirational' Ryder Cup

'Rory's a wonderful young man and an unbelievable golfer. He's hugely inspirational'

Darren Clarke says his European team are ‘fired up’ for this week’s Ryder Cup.

Bizarre ad that shows girl turning into eel and being cooked is pulled after complaints

Officials said they only wanted to draw attention to their city’s reputation as an eel farming hub.

AS IT HAPPENED: TDs are back in the Dáil for Leaders' Questions

We’ll be keeping an eye on all things happening over at Leinster House this afternoon.

Investigation underway after counterfeit bin bags discovered in Dublin

Greyhound Recycling said it was evidence of organised criminals being involved with the sale of the bags.

Hillary won because Trump was either not prepared or he grew tired and bored

The race for the White House remains Hillary Clinton’s to lose, writes Larry Donnelly.

Homemade bombs explode at mosque in Dresden

Police suspect a xenophobic motive.

"I don’t see the sky" - Ibrahim Halawa pens letter from Egyptian prison

In the letter, Halawa imagines that today could be his graduation day.

Gardaí vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over pay

The ballot results were announced this morning.

Two Americans arrested after dismembered body found in Bangkok freezer

They were caught in possession of multiple passports, a cache of drugs and three guns.

Man in military gear who shot people at random in Texas was "a disgruntled lawyer"

Nine people were injured during the shootings yesterday.

Cork City Council has passed an "anti-car policy run by apparatchiks in Dublin"

The strategy will see the city’s main thoroughfare closed to traffic for three and a half hours a day.

Gardaí locate 16-year-old who was missing from Cork

Alex Karkuszova has been found safe and well.

Polling day: Who do American voters think won last night's debate?

The debate is over, the journalists have gone to bed and the public have weighed in on the first presidential televised debate.

Three people rescued from sinking fishing trawler 20 miles off Cork coast

The boat had been taking on water rapidly by the time rescue arrived.

Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers

A campaign by farmers and the tourism industry had an impact.

After a 68-day break* the Dáil is back today

*Except for that one day to talk about Apple.

Poll: Should fracking be banned in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should fracking be banned in Ireland?

Environmentally problematic? Or a way to potentially tap into billions of euros?

Strike at Dublin Bus called off for today ... but what about the 11 other days in October?

A planned strike for this coming Saturday is still on the cards.

Report recommends that 'revenge porn' and 'upskirting' are made criminal offences

The Law Reform Commission also said that anonymous abuse and online stalking should be included as forms of harassment.

From The42 'I'm not in a position to say what athletes need TUEs, that's up to their doctors' TUEs-day

'I'm not in a position to say what athletes need TUEs, that's up to their doctors'

Thomas Barr says he understands why the general public might be suspicious of therapeutic use exemptions.

Sam Allardyce scandal: FA to investigate allegations against England manager

The Telegraph says it has footage of the football manager negotiating a £400,000 deal.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

From The42 Conor McGregor will bid for UFC history against Eddie Alvarez in New York on 12 November Ufc 205

Conor McGregor will bid for UFC history against Eddie Alvarez in New York on 12 November

The Dubliner will challenge the UFC’s lightweight champion.