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Today’s News

Parcel bombing scheme was 'cack-handed, reckless and extremely dangerous'

There are similarities between this month’s devices and ones used by the Provisional IRA.

Gardaí called in after €3,000 stolen from the Dept of Children's coffee 'honesty box'

The culprit has yet to be found and no one has been disciplined over the incident.

Yesterday’s News

Berlin police break up mass brawl organised by two rival YouTube stars

Berlin police said they made nine arrests after a fight broke among some 400 fans.

U2 top list of millionaire Irish entertainers, with estimated worth of €662m

Michael Flatley, Liam Neeson and Bob Geldof also make the Sunday Times’ millionaires list.

Batch of Terry's Chocolate Orange recalled due to presence of undeclared hazelnut

The batch may be unsafe for consumers who are allergic or intolerant to nuts.

Petition to reverse Brexit swells to 3.7m signatures, as Commons states that 96% of supporters are British

The Commons petitions committee said that “approximately 96% of signatures on the petition were from the UK”.

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Utrecht tram shooting suspect confesses to deadly attack, claims he acted alone

Thousands of Dutch mourners took to Utrecht’s streets this evening to pay their last respects to the victims.

From The42 Edinburgh have too much for experimental Leinster to seal playoff place Experienced

Edinburgh have too much for experimental Leinster to seal playoff place

The Scots had 17 points to spare over Leo Cullen’s side.

Report of invasive rodent species spotted along Royal Canal most likely case of 'mistaken identity'

Waterways Ireland believes the sighting was likely that of a native otter.

The Mueller report into Russian interference in US election has been completed

US Attorney General Bill Barr said he may be able to share “the special counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend”.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Trump reverses North Korea sanctions that US imposed yesterday because he 'likes Kim'

Trump’s Treasury Department imposed the sanctions to tighten international pressure on North Korea.

EU Commission, Ireland and the UK 'have thought about' border issue, but no formal discussions

Coveney says whether there is a deal or no-deal, the way to resolve the border issue will be some form of regulatory alignment.

From The42 'Every time he has played for his country he has been an inspiration to all of us' Retiring

'Every time he has played for his country he has been an inspiration to all of us'

Seamus Coleman and Mick McCarthy have paid tribute to the retiring Jon Walters.

Garda investigation underway following claims of online abuse targeting Munster rugby players

A probe into the claims has been ongoing for the past few months.

Public appeal for 14-year-old missing since last week

Jamie Walsh has been missing since last Friday.

The DUP is not happy with Theresa May's 'humiliating' Brexit delay

It had been thought that the DUP were softening their stance towards the draft Brexit deal – until this statement today.

Payments to private Direct Provision firms rise to €72m after 18% increase in asylum seekers

The firm that operates the Direct Provision centre in Mosney, Co Meath received the highest payment of €8.69 million.

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has also been selected as an MEP candidate for the party.

'Disgusted at this callous act': Seven baby hamsters dumped outside Newry pet shop

The pets were discovered “surrounded by their own waste and exposed to the elements”.

Opinion: I had a tumour growing in my breast but I also had a life growing inside me

How can these drugs rid me of cancer, take away my hair, blast my immune system and still allow this little life inside me to grow unharmed? writes Mary Canavan.

Have you seen Alannah? The 16-year-old has been missing since Wednesday

Alannah Corrigan was last seen in Dun Laoghaire.

Quirke told Tusla that Mary Lowry was fixated on new relationship, trial hears

Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan.

Ireland to give over €1 million to Cyclone Idai relief effort as fears death toll could exceed 1,000

Ireland will contribute at least €1,050,000 to help those most gravely affected by the cyclone.

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Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Letter from Gibraltar: Brexit, Backstops, Declan Rice and Barton Fink On Tour

Letter from Gibraltar: Brexit, Backstops, Declan Rice and Barton Fink

Politics is dominating the news cycle as Irish fans begin to arrive for tomorrow’s Euro 2020 qualifier.

Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses Daffodil Day This post contains videos

Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses

‘Daff Man’ James Gilleran is marking 25 years collecting for the Irish Cancer Society.

'He lit up a room when he entered': Teenagers who died at Tyrone disco laid to rest

Tributes have been pouring in for the three “wonderful” young people who tragically lost their lives on Sunday.

Consultants at Cork and Galway hospitals failed to provide evidence of tax compliance

Sipo investigated the doctors after they missed a deadline by which they had to reply.

Priest stabbed during morning mass in church in Montreal

The suspect was arrested at the scene.

Limerick device 'appears identical' to London and Glasgow parcel bombs claimed by 'IRA'

Around 175 staff have been evacuated and postal services in Limerick are off today.

Game of Thrones star describes suffering two nearly fatal brain aneurysms

Emilia Clarke said she suffered a form of stroke just after finishing series 1 of the hit show.

Man (60s) and woman (30s) killed in two-car crash in Dublin

The crash occurred at around 6.30am in the north Dublin area.

'Deeply flawed' policy on open disclosure in the HSE still in place, Scally review finds

Dr Gabriel Scally is satisfied the HSE has put adequate resources into acting on his recommendations following CervicalCheck.

May faces uphill battle to get support for Brexit deal, as Ireland insists there won't be a hard border Third Time Lucky This post contains videos

May faces uphill battle to get support for Brexit deal, as Ireland insists there won't be a hard border

Article 50 will be extended until 22 May – if the House of Commons votes in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement.

Poll: Is the €130,000 salary proposed for directly-elected city mayors fair? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the €130,000 salary proposed for directly-elected city mayors fair?

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has defended the €130,000 salary, insisting that amount of money is required to attract the right candidates.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

From The42 'It would be disappointing if we didn’t come away with six points' Get It Dunne

'It would be disappointing if we didn’t come away with six points'

Irish legend Richard Dunne isn’t getting lost in the ‘one game at a time’ cliché.

Major explosion at chemical plant kills 47, injures 600 in eastern China

The explosion was so powerful it knocked down factory buildings and shattered the windows of surrounding homes.

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