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Today’s News

Prisoner escapes from custody while receiving treatment at St James's Hospital in Dublin

The incident happened at around 10am this morning.

Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack

Scott Morrison warned he would consider “all options” in reviewing ties between the two countries.

May formally asks Brexit be pushed back to 30 June - but EU warns of 'serious risks' and 'legal uncertainty'

The Prime Minister has written to European Council president Donald Tusk seeking a 30 June departure date.

From The42 The Six Nations fixtures for 2020 and 2021 have just been announced Fill In The Diary

The Six Nations fixtures for 2020 and 2021 have just been announced

Scotland are up first for Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

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Radovan Karadzic faces final Bosnia war crimes verdict

Karadzic (73) was notorious for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Supreme Court clears way for US extradition of Dublin man on child pornography charges

Now aged in his early thirties, Eric Eoin Marques is wanted by US authorities.

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

Disney closes €62 billion deal for 21st Century Fox

The deal paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service Disney Plus.

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Poll: Would you welcome a four-day working week in Ireland?

Trade Union Fórsa has called for an Irish campaign on a four-day working week.

Theresa May faces battle to get EU to delay Brexit as Juncker says 'we've reached the end of the road'

As the crisis rumbles on, a number of opponents are said to be eyeing up May’s job – including Boris Johnson.

Jacinda Ardern calls for global fight against racism and right-wing extremism

The main suspect in last week’s terror attack made a white power gesture as he appeared in court.

Donald Trump Jr writes in British paper that Theresa May 'ignored advice from my father' on Brexit

Donald Trump Jr said the prime minister should now “honour that promise” to the British people and deliver Brexit.

Fancy tickets to a live Colm O'Regan talk in a Temple Bar bookshop?

Comedian Colm O’Regan will be at The Gutter Bookshop next Monday to talk about his new book – and we have tickets for it.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Top engineer on National Children's Hospital project resigns

John Pollock is the second senior figure to leave the project in as many months.

Government to approve plan to establish gambling regulatory authority

Measures first mooted in the Gambling Control Bill (2013) are finally set to be enacted by government.

Syrian father and son buried in first funeral after New Zealand shooting

A total of six burials are expected to take place today.

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse

Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Africa via a network of giant balloons, yet somehow they cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism

Fr Patrick Peyton taught Americans to recite the Rosary from the 1940s onwards.

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road

A woman found the horse’s body while she was out walking with her dog.

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k

The woman said she was given notice to quit the property two days after informing the landlord she applied for rent supplement.

Yesterday’s News

Death toll from Mozambique tropical cyclone rises over 300 with tens of thousands at risk

The storm is affecting nearly a million people and forcing more than 80,000 from their homes in neighbouring Malawi.

Google reveals new video game streaming platform called Stadia

Players will be able to use Stadia across a variety of platforms such as laptops, TVs and mobile phones.

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon to run for MEP seat in Dublin

Gannon (32) was selected at a convention in Dublin city this evening by party members.

Man (40s) dies after motorcycle collides with car in Co Cork

The incident happened at Lough Beg, Ringaskiddy at around 8pm.

From The42 Six Nations wash-out shows human side of Schmidt 6 Nations

Six Nations wash-out shows human side of Schmidt

The outgoing head coach won’t tear up his gameplan and start anew, so Ireland will have to fight their way out of this corner.

'A lot of concern' among EU states over prospect of Article 50 long extension, Coveney warns

EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier earlier said that EU member states should prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

British Cabinet deciding where next to go with Brexit, two years on from disappearance of Tina Satchwell and terror link explored in Netherlands attack – It’s The Fix.

McDonald's appeals EU decision to cancel Big Mac trademark

McDonald's appeals EU decision to cancel Big Mac trademark

This is the latest round of the brand battle between McDonalds and Galway-based Supermacs.

Utrecht shooting: Dutch police 'seriously' investigating terror motive after letter found

Three people died and five people were injured in the incident yesterday.

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From The42 Sport Ireland seeking 'urgent clarification' on John Delaney's €100,000 loan to the FAI Statement

Sport Ireland seeking 'urgent clarification' on John Delaney's €100,000 loan to the FAI

The statutory authority is seeking an explanation for a loan provided by the FAI’s CEO two years ago.

Alleged IRA man goes on trial accused of raping two teenage boys in republican safehouse

The man (45) has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court.

Former soldier settles case over health problems he claims were caused by anti-malaria drug

He brought proceedings over what he claimed were the effects of taking Larium while he served with the Defence Forces.

Trains not stopping at Portarlington Station due to fire in nearby building

There are currently bus transfers operating between Portarlington and Portlaoise stations.

'We were so lucky that day': Nurse who saved Dublin Bus driver helps launch nationwide CPR training

The Irish Heart Foundation aims to train as many as 100,000 people within two years.

Two men arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over Tyrone nightclub tragedy

Three teenagers died on St Patrick’s Day.

Man jailed for animal cruelty days before his son died moves to appeal his three-year sentence

James Kavanagh pleaded guilty to 30 counts of causing or allowing animal cruelty at his property in April 2015.

Fast food giant Leon to open first Irish branch on site of former Temple Bar landmark

The healthy fast food outlet will be located on Crown Alley, in the building of the former Eager Beaver shop.

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