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Today’s News

'This is f***ing insane': OPW staff emails show tensions over decision to ban visitor books from sites

The books were banned from sites such as Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol over data privacy concerns.

Yesterday’s News

'Better off without them': Trump issues 'order' for US companies to pull out of China

Trump’s series of angry tweets came after China announced a new set of tariffs to the tune of $75 billion.

'Enough is enough': Bus and rail services to be withdrawn from anti-social behaviour 'black spots'

The NBRU is calling for a Garda Public Transport Unit due to an “alarming” increase in assaults on staff.

French prosecutors open rape and child assault inquiry into Jeffrey Epstein

The probe will investigate claims Epstein and others participated in a vast child sex trafficking ring.

Bolsonaro gives order to send in army as fires rage in the Amazon's 'lungs of the planet'

Global condemnation on Bolsonaro’s perceived inaction to date on the fires is growing.

Irishman (22) who died following fall in New York named RIP

Irishman (22) who died following fall in New York named

Police were called to the scene in Brooklyn on Tuesday evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Krispy Kreme raked in almost €300k a week after its grand opening last year

People were swept up in the doughnut craze last September.

The Explainer: How does Ireland deal with sex offenders after prison?

In the wake of the release of Tom Humphries, there has been much discussion around the treatment of sex offenders post-release. We talk to two experts on this week’s episode.

Unions fear more than 500 job losses as Ryanair to close four Spanish bases

A Spanish union accused Ryanair of “dismantling” its operations in the country.

Man dragged out of car and threatened at knifepoint during Belfast hijacking

The incident took place as the man slowed down to go over a speed bump.

Burglars assault man with hammer at his home in 'paramilitary style attack'

Police described the attack as a “vicious assault”.

Revenue detector dog James sniffs out over €79,000 at Dublin Port

The money was found in two packages underneath a vehicle.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Garda Keith Harrison fails in bid to quash Disclosures Tribunal findings against him

The Donegal-based Garda was strongly criticised in the tribunal’s interim reports.

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings from environmentalists

Environmental groups have dubbed the project “Chernobyl on ice” and a “nuclear Titanic.”

Jail sentence set aside for man who took 12,000 photos of woman without her consent

Mark Mooney of Wexford Town was convicted last year after he admitted harassing a neighbour.

David Koch, the billionaire and major Republican donor, has died aged 79 USA

David Koch, the billionaire and major Republican donor, has died aged 79

He was the 11th-richest person in the world.

Breakthrough as Ireland agrees to help with relocation of people stranded on migrant rescue ship

356 migrants have been stranded aboard the Ocean Viking boat in the Mediterranean.

'Ní fheicimid a leithéid arís ann': After 127 years of (very) early starts Dublin's Fruit & Vegetable Market closed its doors today Major Revamp This post contains videos

'Ní fheicimid a leithéid arís ann': After 127 years of (very) early starts Dublin's Fruit & Vegetable Market closed its doors today

The market off Capel Street is set to be redeveloped as a commercial and retail space.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by motorcycle in Dublin

Gardaí are appealing for motorists travelling in the area who have dash cam footage to contact them.

From The42 'I genuinely hear Joe's voice in my head at least once a day, maybe more' The Real Schmidt

'I genuinely hear Joe's voice in my head at least once a day, maybe more'

We delve into the character that has made Joe Schmidt such a successful coach.

Gardaí hiring for 'extremely challenging' role of Deputy Commissioner

The government has asked the Policing Authority to nominate a person for appointment to the position.

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month

Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.

Two children among five dead after lightning strike hits metal cross on Polish mountain

The thunderstorm hit Poland and Slovakia’s Tatra mountains.

From The42 Leinster host Benetton while Munster travel for Ospreys clash in Champions Cup openers New Season

Leinster host Benetton while Munster travel for Ospreys clash in Champions Cup openers

The fixtures details for the European pool stages have been announced.

Winning Lotto ticket worth €11.2 million sold in Enniskerry shop

The ticket-holder has yet to come forward.

John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election

Deasy was the government envoy to Washington DC.

Poll: Should Ireland vote against the Mercosur trade deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland vote against the Mercosur trade deal?

Leo Varadkar has suggested that Ireland could attempt to veto the deal over ongoing fires in the Amazon.

E-scooters should be legalised on Irish roads, says new report - but 'investment' is needed

Electric scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Peppa Pig production studio sold to US toymaker Hasbro for €3.6 billion Oh

Peppa Pig production studio sold to US toymaker Hasbro for €3.6 billion

The company said it was the acquisition of the show was a strategic growth opportunity.

Johnson's 'victory' and a misleading photo: How the UK papers reacted after Boris met Macron Entente Cordiale This post contains videos

Florida executes serial killer who targeted gay men along US east coast

Gary Ray Bowles was captured in 1994.

From The42 Imposing England and their 'kamikaze kids' loom large in front of Ireland Heating Up

Imposing England and their 'kamikaze kids' loom large in front of Ireland

Ross Byrne will look to bring his usual level of calm to Ireland’s number 10 shirt.

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon

He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.

McGregor apologises over pub punch incident caught on video

The MMA star was speaking in an interview with ESPN.

Insurance 'Green Card' no longer needed to drive in North in event of no-deal Brexit

It had previously been warned that the cards would be required after the UK left the EU.

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