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Travelling abroad? Warning issued as one woman loses €5,000 in Canary Islands credit card scam

The European Consumer Centre issued the warning for Irish people today.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Irish football loses Mark Farren Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Irish football loses Mark Farren

The 33-year-old Derry City legend died after a battle with cancer.

Has David Cameron’s ‘Great Delusion’ just condemned the UK to going it alone? The Great British Break Up This post contains videos

Has David Cameron’s ‘Great Delusion’ just condemned the UK to going it alone?

A deal for increased powers for Britain hasn’t received much backing.

Trump says Ted Cruz “stole” Iowa win, demands re-run

“Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!”

From Business ETC Is Sky Q really the future of TV? It could very well be New Picture

Is Sky Q really the future of TV? It could very well be

The company’s new set-top box is arriving next week, and it’s plans to tie together both traditional and online media.

Sinn Féin politician ordered to pay almost £50k over defamatory tweet

In his ruling today, Justice Stephens described Phil Flanagan’s tweet as “a most serious libel and is grossly defamatory”.

Irish men told to wear condom during sex on return from Zika-affected countries

The HSE confirmed last night that two adults in Ireland had been infected with Zika.

From The42 Super Bowl 50: Where are the best places to watch it in Ireland? Out For The Game

Super Bowl 50: Where are the best places to watch it in Ireland?

If you won’t be at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara this Sunday, we’ve got the next best thing.

‘Not guilty by reason of insanity’ verdict in case of man killed as he babysat his grandkids

The jury returned the unanimous verdict after 45 minutes.

RTÉ Radio 1 is still hammering the opposition in the radio wars

The JNLR figures are out – here’s what people have been listening to.

Watch: Fishermen rescued from stricken trawler off Dublin in 3am call-out

High winds hampered the rescue mission – with the towline snapping three times on the way back to port.

Fine Gael are using ghost estates on their posters, but little has been done to stop it happening again

Who was to blame for these eyesores, asks Frank Armstrong, part of the Nama to Nature campaign.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

“The most interesting man in politics” just quit the race for the White House

We’re down to ten hopefuls on the Republican side.

In full: Kenneth O’Brien’s father pays tribute to his “intelligent, handsome and loving” son

“We feel so privileged and honoured to be able to say Kenneth was our son.”

Court hears man accused of Kilkenny woman’s murder had been ‘freaking her out’

Security staff testified that the accused had been ‘hanging around’ the victim’s workplace.

Joan Burton says Alan Kelly is ‘an incredibly obedient employee’ Election Fever This post contains videos

Joan Burton says Alan Kelly is ‘an incredibly obedient employee’

Meanwhile, Gerry Adams says that 15 seats would be a good election for Sinn Féin.

Outrage as severed heads of deer found in Killarney bin

The animals had been culled by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

From The42 Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales’ Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle Front Row Club

Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales’ Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle

Lee has struggled for form since his awful achilles injury last year.

From Business ETC Rich international investors are mad for Irish businesses Money Money Money

Rich international investors are mad for Irish businesses

They gave over €240 million to Irish SMEs last year.

Man (59) arrested after over 10,000 tranquilizer tablets seized in Limerick

The drugs have an estimated street value of €21,000.

‘We come back to work every year to find fewer and fewer lecturers’

Classes are off for most students at the country’s 14 technology institutes as lecturers go on strike.

From Business ETC This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp TechGuide

This is how you can hide your presence on WhatsApp

So none of your friends (or strangers) know you’re online.

Lord Lucan declared dead 42 years after he mysteriously disappeared

He vanished after the family’s nanny was found dead at his home.

From Business ETC This robot can grab items with as much care and attention as you Easy Does It

This robot can grab items with as much care and attention as you

The gripper is made out of rubber and can pick up objects that are 80 times its own weight.

What will influence voters? The economy, health service reform and water charges

A new report looks at how much the public trusts the government and businesses.

On the eve of election, government ploughs €10 million into making sure estates are looked after

The money will be used to streamline the ‘taking in charge’ process.

Politicians were breaking the law all over Ireland last night

Before the Dáil was dissolved and the election called, some politicians started scaling lampposts a bit too early.

The 8 things you need to know to be ready for this general election

Who runs the country now? How do you vote? And how can you check if you’re registered?

Poll: Who will you vote for in the general election? GE16 This post contains a poll

TheJournal.ie election centre: Check out your candidates here

It’s your essential guide to Election 2016.

From The42 Derry City hero Mark Farren has died aged just 33 RIP

Derry City hero Mark Farren has died aged just 33

The leading scorer in the club’s history died in the early hours of this morning.

Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate Lethal Injection This post contains videos

Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate

Brandon Astor Jones (72) had been in jail for over 36 years.

Parts of the country had their wettest January in decades

Dublin Airport recorded its wettest first month since 1948.

The phoney war is over as Enda finally heads to the park

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Everything you need to know as you kick off your Wednesday.

Ryan vs. McCarthy: These two lads had a mighty row about the trauma of government

In our third election debate, Labour and the Greens do battle on the environment and being in government.

Digital can deliver vital votes – but how do politicians earn the ‘like’ love?

Nothing can beat the knock on the door – sure – but this will be the year to pay attention to the ones who don’t answer.