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Today’s News

FactCheck: Did a top EU official say 'Northern Ireland is the price to pay for Brexit'?

The claim was made in a video shared from a pro-unionist Twitter account.

Gsoc launches public interest probe into voter registration irregularities in Kerry

The matter is also being investigated by gardaí.

Ailbhe Smyth: Why Together For Yes are going to continue their campaign for abortion rights

We spoke to the co-director of the Together for Yes campaign on what their focus will be one year on from the Eighth Amendment being repealed.

Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review

Another 21,294 will remain on their existing rate of payment.


The UN has voted 116-6 that the UK should give up control of the Chagos Islands

Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly are not legally binding but they do carry political weight.

Teen (18) denied bail after loaded sub-machine gun found wrapped in tea towel in bin

He was remanded in custody to appear on 30 May at Cloverhill District Court.

Garda operation in Drogheda sees 32 searches, 16 arrests and five vehicles seized

Almost all of those arrested have appeared in court.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 'It's up to me to make the most of it': 18-year-old Connell thrilled after first senior Ireland call-up Ready To Go This post contains videos

'It's up to me to make the most of it': 18-year-old Connell thrilled after first senior Ireland call-up

The promising Bolton midfielder linked up with Mick McCarthy’s squad in Portugal this week

11 of the most beautiful shopfronts and signs around Dublin, chosen by artists and designers

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

'She's banjaxed': The slow-motion fall of Theresa May

“I offered to give up the job I love earlier than I would like,” May said prophetically on Tuesday.

Gardaí appeal for help finding 17-year-old missing since Monday

Clinton was last seen in the Clondalkin area of Dublin.

Modi claims election victory, vows 'inclusive' future for India BJP

Modi claims election victory, vows 'inclusive' future for India

The preliminary count predicts a commanding majority in the lower house for the BJP.

Both parents in a female same-sex relationship can now be named on a child's birth certificate

The bill became law today on the fourth anniversary of the marriage referendum.

Trump administration delays release of $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman until 2028

Tubman was due to appear on the bill starting next year, replacing slave-owning former President Andrew Jackson.

'There are people out there that know something': Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal shootings

Gardaí are understood to be investigating whether the two fatal shootings are drugs related.

Boy B told gardaí he saw Boy A choking Ana Kriegel and removing her clothes in abandoned house, court hears

In an interview with gardaí on 25 May last year which was shown to the jury, Boy B said he saw Boy A flip Ana and start to attack her.

From The42 Six-time Olympic champion Felix criticises Nike's maternity policy Speaking Out

Six-time Olympic champion Felix criticises Nike's maternity policy

The US track and field star said she had been offered a vastly reduced contract after taking time off during pregnancy.

Hearts and minds: How UK's voting system for EU elections can allow new parties to surge ahead

The UK votes differently to Ireland in the European Elections, and this difference may help to explain why Farage’s party could win.

Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr dies aged 95 RIP

Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr dies aged 95

Publisher Harper Collins confirmed Kerr’s passing today on Twitter.

Man (43) arrested as part of investigation into alleged staged road traffic collisions

A search warrant was also executed at a solicitor’s office in the Dublin area

Micheál Martin: Fine Gael TD's injury lawsuit 'flies in the face of everything being done to keep insurance costs down'

Maria Bailey alleges negligence or breach of duty against the Dean Hotel over a fall from a swing at the venue.

A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced

In related news, it means Ireland are no longer bottom of the Eurovision table.

Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister?

The Times newspaper in the UK has put Tory MP Boris Johnson as the front-runner.

Search resumes for Trinity College professor who went missing on Everest

The rescue team is led by Co Down climber Noel Hanna.

Photos: George Best statue unveiled in Belfast

Hundreds turned out for the unveiling of the statue for the Man Utd and Northern Ireland legend yesterday.

Sixth migrant child dies in custody at US border

Officials say the 10-year-old girl was “medically fragile” when she entered its facility.

Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in

Meanwhile more than 2,000 people on islands off the west coast are entitled to vote today.

Interviews to be held today for the top job in the PSNI

Whoever is chosen will succeed George Hamilton, who’s been chief constable since 2014.

From The42 'People were saying they don't want non-Irish people playing their sport' Racism

'People were saying they don't want non-Irish people playing their sport'

Westmeath player Boidu Sayeh says he was taken aback by recent online comments.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Irish author wins prestigious European literature award

Belfast-based author Jan Carson won the award for her second novel The Fire Starters.

'End of the road': May clings on overnight as she's set to be forced out of Downing Street

While rumours of May’s demise yesterday were premature, the resignation of Andrea Leadsom appears to have sealed her fate.

Opinion: Who will be the winners and losers of the European Elections, 2019?

‘While lots of people have no interest it’s going to be absolutely fascinating for those of us who love the sport of electoral politics’ writes political columnist, Larry Donnelly

'It's taking time': Together for Yes to continue campaigning one year on from result of repeal vote

Sunday marks one year since the result of the 8th amendment referendum was announced.

'It's a blessing and a curse': The relatives of well-known politicians running for election

Is a famous political surname a help or a hindrance for new candidates?

European Parliament candidate threatens Dublin Bus with legal action over ban on political ads

The public transport company said it would no longer accept political advertisements following a number of complaints this month.

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