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Today’s News

From The42 LIVE: Connacht v Montpellier, European Rugby Champions Cup Minute-by-Minute

LIVE: Connacht v Montpellier, European Rugby Champions Cup

Follow all the action as Andy Friend’s side welcome the Top 14 side to the Sportsground.

Jennifer Arcuri says Boris Johnson has cast her aside like 'a fleeting one-night stand'

The businesswoman said the prime minister treated her like a “gremlin” when she asked for advice on media pressure.

Venice in turmoil as it braces for another major flood

The city’s mayor estimates €1 billion worth of damage has already been caused due to the recent flooding.

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Poll: Would you like to see an Irish unity referendum in the next five years? United Ireland This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see an Irish unity referendum in the next five years?

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald made the call at the party’s Ard Fheis in Derry last night.

From The42 'The first day I met him was in the LIT canteen 15 years ago and I was going, 'Jesus, I'm here with Davy Fitz'' Long Read

'The first day I met him was in the LIT canteen 15 years ago and I was going, 'Jesus, I'm here with Davy Fitz''

In the second of a two-part coaching series, The42 chats with Wexford hurling coach Seoirse Bulfin.

Five arrests in north Dublin after gardaí seize drugs worth €400k

Four men and one woman remain in custody today.

Pizza Express and an inability to sweat: The standout quotes from Prince Andrew's BBC interview Newsnight This post contains videos

Pizza Express and an inability to sweat: The standout quotes from Prince Andrew's BBC interview

In an astonishing interview with BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis, Prince Andrew said he’d no recollection of ever meeting his accuser.

Teen killed in Limerick road crash

A 16-year-old boy was killed in the collision near Adare in the early hours today.

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Sitdown Sunday: The true story behind the 'cannibal rat-infested ghost ship'

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?

We should look at names we don’t understand as something exciting to be figured out, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Both main parties lose ground as Fine Gael retains slim lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

The latest Behaviour & Attitudes poll for the Sunday Times was published today.

From The42 Jim Donnelly: the greatest Irish football story you've never heard of Buried Treasure

Jim Donnelly: the greatest Irish football story you've never heard of

The Ballina native became one of the most revered and highly-regarded coaches in Europe.

Parents threaten legal action after accusing Dundalk school of sidelining Irish language voice on board

Coláiste Lú pupils have already staged a walkout as part of an ongoing row over Irish language teaching.

'Unbecoming? He was a sex offender': UK papers tear into Prince Andrew after BBC interview

One PR expert said that the interview was like “watching a man in quicksand”.

From The42 'I worked in Stillorgan Shopping Centre... My dad said: Manchester United want to speak to you' Zico

'I worked in Stillorgan Shopping Centre... My dad said: Manchester United want to speak to you'

Former Ireland star Mick Martin reflects on his career at club and international level.

35% of people would pay water charges if they were brought in now

The results are based on an opinion poll carried out by Amarách Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie.

Criminal gang targeting cars parked at five-a-side football pitches located near M50

At least seven areas have been targeted in recent months.

Yesterday’s News

Broadsheets to 'propaganda sheets': Why are the UK papers shouting louder and louder?

The bias is more obvious than ever, so what is driving it?

Six rural towns were given €100k to try rejuvenate their town centres. Here's how they're getting on

The towns were chosen last year, and the local councils have been planning ways they might entice people to live in town centres.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Irish unity referendum must happen in the next five years'

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in Derry today.

Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance

Assistance is often the difference between existing and living for many of us, writes James Cawley.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made headlines today…

From The42 Stubborn Ospreys effort forces Munster to deliver late, late bonus point win Red Zone

Stubborn Ospreys effort forces Munster to deliver late, late bonus point win

Jeremy Loughman scored and created a brilliant try on his first European start, but James Cronin’s late try could prove invaluable.

SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases

The motion called for a review to establish the “independent facts” about the possible health impact of 5G rollout.

Withdrawal of air ambulance four days a month 'will not put lives at risk' due to contingency plans

Charity-funded Irish Community Rapid Response is stepping in after the withdrawal of the Air Corps service.

What's the average monthly price of rent in Ireland? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of towns and villages around Ireland releasing raw sewage into the environment every day.

Irish Naval Service detains Spanish boat off Valentia Island for alleged fishing law breaches

It’s the 12th such vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.

Michelle O'Neill re-elected as vice-president of Sinn Féin

More than 2,000 party members had their say over two-days on who should be the deputy leader of the party.

Criticism of Fine Gael housing record is 'ideological', says Varadkar

Varadkar was in Cork today ahead of the by-election in the city at the end of the month.

Two men to appear in court in Longford after Gardaí seize drugs worth €72,000

The men will appear before Longford District Court this evening.

Yellow vest protesters return to streets of Paris to mark one-year anniversary of movement

Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters.

From The42 Ringrose hat-trick the highlight as sluggish Leinster make winning start to Champions Cup campaign Up And Running

Ringrose hat-trick the highlight as sluggish Leinster make winning start to Champions Cup campaign

Leo Cullen’s side had some frustrating moments at the RDS against an ill-disciplined Benetton team.

Leitrim direct provision protest stood down after High Court injunction

Ballinamore Community Group have agreed to stand down their demonstration in the town.

St Mark's Square in Venice re-opens after major flooding

Tourists and residents can now return to the historic square.

From The42 Jacob's cracker saves Ulster victory in frantic finish against Bath Big Win

Jacob's cracker saves Ulster victory in frantic finish against Bath

Dan McFarland’s side got their Champions Cup campaign up and running with a precious win at The Rec.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after attempted ATM theft in Louth

The incident happened at around 3.30am in Dunleer.

Two arrested and gun seized in west Dublin as gardaí intervene in 'potential threat to life' incident

It’s understand the operation is linked to the ongoing Hutch Kinahan feud.

Police probe into claims Tories offering Brexit Party candidates incentives to pull out of election race

Nigel Farage has claimed he’s been repeatedly offered a seat in the House of Lords to “go quietly”.

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