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Today’s News

Border crime: Republican and loyalist smuggling gangs 'crippling haulage sector'

Dissidents and loyalists are using the same routes to smuggle goods.

Yesterday’s News

Britain's Prince Andrew says he has ‘no recollection’ of meeting Jeffrey Epstein accuser

Andrew said that he “let the side down” over his relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

540 grams of cocaine hidden in vitamin supplements seized in Dublin

A 43-year-old Nigerian man was arrested by gardaí and is currently being held at Finglas Garda Station.

From The42 St Pat's star bags brace and assist as Ireland progress to next stage of Euro U17 qualifiers Marching On

St Pat's star bags brace and assist as Ireland progress to next stage of Euro U17 qualifiers

Colin O’Brien’s side wrapped up a 3-1 win over Montenegro in Cork.

Banks given 'free pass' by this government, SF Ard Fheis told

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis kicked off in Derry today.

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Twitter specifies how it will ban political ads but it will allow campaigns on 'social causes'

The social media giant shared details of its poltical ad ban.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Argos issues recall notice on its Cuggl brand of baby safety gates

All customers can return the products for a full refund.

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?

We take a look at the issues it has been having with its finances, and what it is planning to do about this.

Man whose dangerous driving left friend in vegetative state jailed for 40 months

Mark Kelly sustained serious injuries in the crash and has not regained consciousness.

Man and woman arrested in relation to murder of missing Leitrim man released without charge

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

KBC boss apologises to the Irish public after he called the tracker mortgage scandal 'annoying'

“I would like to personally apologise to the Irish people.”

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz SQOTW

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…

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Taoiseach 'absolutely confident' proper procedures were followed to remove Maria Bailey as candidate

Bailey was deselected as the general election candidate for Dún Laoghaire last night.

Coast Guard suspends all rescue boat operations due to 'malfunctioning of lifejackets'

An investigation into the issue has been launched.

Ex-US ambassador to Ukraine responds to Trump's tweets in real-time during impeachment hearing

Marie Yovanovitch claimed there was a concerted ‘smear’ campaign against her.

From The42 Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck Backroom

Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck

The new head coach is expected to assume a bigger-picture role after succeeding Joe Schmidt.

Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teenage girl in Cork hospital ward

The court heard the man sexually assaulted the girl when they were in the same ward at Cork University Hospital last year.

Pavee Point director accepts apology from Lorraine Clifford-Lee, praises her 'positive approach'

Lorraine Clifford-Lee said she was unable to to say whether other tweets or comments might emerge.

Boris Johnson answers all sorts in radio phone-in but won't say how many children he has Mic'd Up This post contains videos

Boris Johnson answers all sorts in radio phone-in but won't say how many children he has

Johnson spoke for almost an hour during the BBC Radio 5 Live show.

Prince Andrew to discuss links with Jeffrey Epstein in new TV interview

The Duke of York has faced questions about his links with the disgraced financier.

From The42 Kevin Doyle's €155,000 purchase of Altior's half-brother has grabbed headlines Column

Kevin Doyle's €155,000 purchase of Altior's half-brother has grabbed headlines

There was drama involving the former Ireland and Premier League footballer at Fairyhouse this week, writes Johnny Ward.

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

The decision means the contract for the €3 billion plan can be signed.

One-quarter of men who use 'chemsex drugs' don't use them for purposes of sex GHB

One-quarter of men who use 'chemsex drugs' don't use them for purposes of sex

A new study examines chemsex in Ireland and parts of the UK.

Calls for head of KBC group to apologise after comments about 'annoying' tracker mortgage scandal

More than 40,000 people were affected by the scandal.

Jeremy Corbyn pledges free high-speed broadband for all in the UK

Labour wants to nationalise the service under a new entity called British Broadband.

Three men re-arrested over gangland style shooting in Dublin

The shooting happened in Lucan on 4 September.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

Poll: Would you support the legalisation of euthanasia in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support the legalisation of euthanasia in Ireland?

Yesterday, New Zealand lawmakers voted in favour of making euthanasia legal.

From The42 Which Irish player did enough last night to feature against Denmark? Talking Points

Which Irish player did enough last night to feature against Denmark?

Callum Robinson, Robbie Brady and Alan Browne are among those thought to be in contention to start next week.

Expect frost, fog and cold temperatures this weekend

The weather is not getting any better.

Man dies in Hong Kong as government condemns 'malicious' protests

The 70-year-old man was hit on the head with a brick.

North Korea calls Joe Biden 'rabid dog' that 'must be beaten to death'

It was not immediately clear what had provoked Pyongyang’s attack.

Opinion: I went to the Saoradh party conference to see where radical republicanism is going

Saoradh is an attempt to give a political face to the growing republican dissent in nationalist areas north of the border, writes Dieter Reinisch.

Appeal for witnesses as pedestrian (41) dies after being struck by car in Co Clare

The collision happened on the N68 at Darragh, on the main Ennis to Kilrush road yesterday evening.

The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed

Ireland will be aiming to generate 70% of its electricity through renewable methods, Minister Bruton said.

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