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Friday 26 May, 2017

Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend

RSA CEO Moyagh Murdock warned that roads are more slippery when it rains after a dry spell.

The East Link Bridge in Dublin was stuck upright for nearly an hour this morning

The bridge malfunctioned and went into fail safe mode, causing it to descend very, very slowly.

'Mammy had to go to heaven': Eric Locke sentenced to life in prison for murdering Sonia Blount

Locke was found guilty by a jury on Monday of murdering the mother-of-one, who was his ex-girlfriend.

Man and woman appear in court in connection with Clondalkin drugs seizure

The pair were arrested in the wake of a seizure by gardaí of €470,000 worth of drugs and cash yesterday.

Gardaí catch driver travelling 51km/h over the limit in crackdown on speeding

Gardaí said the speed of 34,000 vehicles were checked this morning all across the country.

Poll: Do you try to include something positive in your day every day? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you try to include something positive in your day every day?

Give it to us straight. Honest answers only.

More than 20 Egyptian Christians killed by gunmen on bus in Cairo

The attack came after church bombings in December and April that killed dozens of Coptic Christians.

From The42 Irish goalkeeping great Shay Given could be set to retire after release from Stoke Wave Goodbye

Irish goalkeeping great Shay Given could be set to retire after release from Stoke

The Donegal native made five Premier League appearances this season.

Katie Hopkins to leave job at London radio station after calling for 'final solution' to Manchester attack

Hopkins became the subject of a police review after the Manchester bombing on Monday.

University presidents showed 'arrogance' when questioned about financial misconduct, claims TD

An RTÉ Investigates show aired last night which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.

Fine Gael has overtaken Fianna Fáil for first time since general election

30% of people supported Fine Gael, while Fianna Fáil came in at 27%.

Poll: Which party would you vote for in the UK general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Which party would you vote for in the UK general election?

Latest polls show Theresa May’s Conservative Party still have a commanding lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'

The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.

'Everyone is in total shock' - Investigation continuing into tragic death of baby girl in Tipperary

The baby girl was found unresponsive in a vehicle in Dundrum village yesterday afternoon.

From The42 'It was the greatest tour I was ever on but there's still a huge amount of pain and regret' Munch

'It was the greatest tour I was ever on but there's still a huge amount of pain and regret'

He should look back on it with a huge sense of pride but Shane Byrne’s memories of the 2005 Lions tour are skewed by the disappointment of a series defeat.

Man due in court over fatal stabbing of man in Limerick

Calo Carpaci (58) died after he received stab wounds in an assault in Limerick.

Labour catching up in polls as UK politicians resume campaigning after Manchester attack

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to say that the war on terror has failed in a speech later day.

Good while it lasted - the weather is set to take a turn for the wetter this evening

Things are about to get thundery, and temperatures are set to fall a good bit too.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as the day gets started.

Donald Trump's son-in-law under investigation for 'extent and nature' of Russian links

The US President is in Italy today for the G7 Summit.

One day after bodyslamming reporter, Republican politician gets elected, vows to 'drain the swamp'

Greg Gianforte has defeated his Democrat rival Rob Quist comfortably in the Montana special election.

Record high: There are over 2,700 children and almost 5,000 adults homeless in Ireland

The number of homeless people has more than doubled since December 2014.

'Young people lack critical thinking skills, leading to a struggle with news literacy'

Lurking among the heartfelt outpourings of grief for victims at the Manchester Evening News Arena were trolls posting fake reports, writes Alan Keane.

Gardaí will be out checking in force today as part of Operation Slow Down

The initiative last year saw 927 people caught for speeding.

Setanta Insurance customers waiting on claim payouts will have to wait some more

The Supreme Court yesterday made a significant court ruling about the wound up insurer.

'When you concrete over nature, it's not going to come back'

A group objecting to plans for Dublin’s Hellfire Club is to meet at the site this Sunday.

Thursday 25 May, 2017

'We're privileged to be electing the next party leader and the next Taoiseach' Round One This post contains a poll

'We're privileged to be electing the next party leader and the next Taoiseach'

Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar went head-to-head in the first Fine Gael husting.

Walkers apologises after competition saw Gary Lineker holding pictures of serial killers and paedophiles

Walkers has deleted the offensive videos, but most have been preserved by quick-off-the-mark Twitter users.

'€100,000 was spent on pens and medallions for retiring university staff'

The claims came in an RTÉ Investigates show aired tonight, which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.

Paul Ryan says Republican should apologise for 'bodyslamming' Guardian reporter

Republican incumbent in Montana Greg Gianforte took umbrage with a question asked of him by Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

Annalise Murphy among athletes who are returning their Olympic medals

Some of the Olympic medals are rusting, flaking and turning black.

Manchester bomber 'asked his mother for forgiveness in final phone call'

Meanwhile, the investigation into the blast widened.

Five acres of Dublin school grounds to be sold by religious order

“It feels like the school’s being stripped back,” one parent said.

From The42 'We owe our mum everything and I'm trying to make a career out of football to pay her back' Fuadzerr

'We owe our mum everything and I'm trying to make a career out of football to pay her back'

Bohemians midfielder Fuad Sule has been one of the breakthrough players of the season so far but he has been on quite the journey to get to this point.

Nurses 'disappointed and angry' after talks to save youth mental health beds collapse

Beds at the child and adolescent mental health services unit at Cherry Orchard Hospital in Dublin have not been refilled due to staff shortages.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Tributes to Manchester, the Fine Gael leadership and the weather had people talking today.

'Someone attempts to take their life every 9 minutes' claims Minister

Communications Minister Denis Naughten sounded a warning bell on responsible reporting at Press Council of Ireland report.

Column: 'I am determined to make music available to the deaf'

I was the first and only deaf and vision impaired student to choose music as a Leaving Cert subject, writes Orla O’Sullivan.