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Monday 25 April, 2016

Majority of Irish people support suspension of water charges

Just 6% don’t know what they think on the issue.

FactCheck: How much have TDs and ministers been paid since the election?

And are they really “doing nothing”? TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is on the case.

Donald Trump says a rival is a "needy child" and a "disgusting eater"

“I have never see a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion.”

Couple discovered dead in Limerick house took their own lives

One of the couple was Julia Holmes, who was married to two other men when she tried to marry Thomas Ruttle.

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From The42 Analysis: Better defence, better movement, better decisions - it all added up for ruthless Dublin Expert View

Analysis: Better defence, better movement, better decisions - it all added up for ruthless Dublin

Rob Carroll breaks down the Division 1 football final to discover how Dublin steamrolled Kerry.

Teenager killed by police after shooting classmates at high school prom

“If someone was going to shoot the school, we thought it was going to be him.”

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Luas talks breaking down, government talks, and the David Mahon trial had everyone talking today.

Virtual Reality is amazing - but there are a few things to keep in mind

It may be first generation technology, but it lives up to the hype.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Munster's big appointment, McGregor's games and today's sport Monday

Luas talks break down after company rejects 26.5% pay claim

The deal will include a €750 payment at the end of this year.

Poll: Did you say you had a religion in last night's census? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you say you had a religion in last night's census?

It was one of the most debated questions on the form – but how did you answer?

This musician and LGBT activist is the first senator elected to the new Seanad

Sinn Féin’s Warfield became the mayor of South Dublin after being elected to the council in 2014.

From The42 As it happened: Tottenham v West Brom, Premier League Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Tottenham v West Brom, Premier League

We were at White Hart Lane to see if Spurs could keep their faint title hopes going.

'I think they thought it was an easy target': Paralympian has adapted car stolen from his driveway

He is supposed to be going to the UK for a race this weekend.

Rank-and-file gardaí don't think much of their boss's stance on station closures

The Commissioner appeared before the Policing Authority for its first public session today.

Seen these diggers? They were stolen overnight

Police want to know if you saw a flatbed lorry moving diggers in the early hours of this morning.

Investigation after Tyrone farmer dies in bull attack

The deceased has been named locally as Nigel Murray.

Man left in wheelchair after axe attack

Jonathan Donovan was sentenced today for hitting Paul Doyle in the head twice with an axe.

Good news for cyclists? Tralee-Dingle road widening plan gets green light

The upgrade will see a cycleway added to each side of the scenic N86 road.

From The42 'I don’t know why he would tweet that' - UFC boss dismisses McGregor's claim Bunk Beds

'I don’t know why he would tweet that' - UFC boss dismisses McGregor's claim

In spite of Conor McGregor’s latest social media offering, the UFC’s stance hasn’t changed.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Lucky escape for schoolchildren as bus catches fire in Cork N20 This post contains videos

Lucky escape for schoolchildren as bus catches fire in Cork

The driver of the vehicle was hospitalised for smoke inhalation.

From The42 Confirmed: Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus is the new Munster Director of Rugby The Director

Confirmed: Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus is the new Munster Director of Rugby

Former Springbok international signs three-year deal to fill new Munster post.

Norwegian fighter jet machine guns own tower by accident

Almost the identical thing happened in 2009.

Has your family fallen out over a will? We'd like to know

Who gets what after a person’s death can create permanent divisions and deep wounds.

Two men arrested over murder of 'vulnerable individual' who went missing seven years ago

The body of Mark Gourley has never been located.

Former US senator (90) set to marry his same-sex partner

Harris Wofford had previously been married to a woman for almost 50 years.

'Rumours of mischief brewing': Fascinating documents give insight into British response to Rising

Hundreds of documents are being released to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising.

An Irish agency that knows how to get noticed has just been named one of the world's best

Thinkhouse specialise in reaching out to 18-35-year-olds. Their campaigns tend to be memorable…

'Do I disappoint the whole country?': Funeral director hits snag in ambitious plan to move Boeing 767

David McGowan hopes to move the plane from Shannon Airport to a camping site in Co Sligo.

200 businesses and homes left without electricity after fire in Dublin city centre

Power is not expected to return until 10pm tonight.

David Mahon accused of 'gutting' his stepson with carving knife, court hears

The prosecution says he had a “difficult relationship” with Dean Fitzpatrick.

Irish is considered among the hardest and least interesting subjects in school

More and more students are getting exemptions.

Been enjoying the sunshine? We're about to get hit with frost and hail

Met Éireann is predicting “wintry-feeling weather” for next weekend.

37 Irish radio stations will broadcast rebel morse code this evening at the exact same time

100 years ago today, the first radio broadcast was sent out in Ireland.

From The42 Dubs flex their muscles, Kerry's room to improve - Monday's football talking points Blue Wave

Woman dies in two-car collision in Westmeath

The N4 at Bunbrosna is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home

The Irishman was held for over a week in Iraq after fighting Isis in Syria.

You've filled out your census - now it's time to hand it in

Enumerators for the national population check will be collecting the filled-in forms starting today.

Poll: Do you think gardaí should be armed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gardaí should be armed?

A source told TheJournal.ie that most gardaí “still harbour the desire to be an unarmed force”.