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Today’s News

Met Police's Simon Byrne appointed as new PSNI Chief Constable

The former chief constable George Hamilton is retiring at the end of June.

From The42 'It'll be 23 of us against 40,000': Sexton taking lesson from Saracens for raid in Glasgow's back garden Thermopylae

'It'll be 23 of us against 40,000': Sexton taking lesson from Saracens for raid in Glasgow's back garden

Leinster’s captain is ready to make a mark after a not-very-enjoyable stint on the bench last week.

Multiple injuries after parcel bomb explodes near bakery in Lyon

French President Emmanuel Macron said it appeared that there were no fatalities.

Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend

We’ll keep you covered as counts take place on Saturday and Sunday.

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Turnout picks up in final hours of voting in elections and divorce referendum

Polling stations close at 10pm tonight.

Thousands of Irish schoolchildren join strike to demand government action on climate change Fridays For Future This post contains videos

Thousands of Irish schoolchildren join strike to demand government action on climate change

It follows a strike held by schoolchildren in Ireland earlier this year.

Search for Trinity College professor ended as second Irishman dies climbing Everest RIP

Search for Trinity College professor ended as second Irishman dies climbing Everest

Séamus Lawless and Kevin Hynes have both died on the mountain.

Grassroots Tories will have a huge role to play in choosing their next leader - here's how the contest works

Following Theresa May’s departure, how will the Conservative Party choose its leader?

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?

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This grand €1m Wicklow residence comes with its own top-floor luxury suite

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Gardaí seize MDMA, cocaine and cannabis in Dublin searches

Four men were arrested in the separate operations.

Complaint made to gardaí over alleged electoral fraud in Sligo

Sligo County Council said it will assist the gardaí with any enquiries it makes in relation to the investigation.

From The42 'For any individuals that I did offend, I apologise to them' - Cullen Apology

'For any individuals that I did offend, I apologise to them' - Cullen

Leinster boss Leo Cullen has apologised for his comments about Glasgow being Rangers supporters.

'143km in 100 zone': Gardaí catch 130 speeding drivers on national slow down day

A 24-hour speed enforcement operation got underway at 7am today.

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies

The film was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, who directed Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

Theresa May has announced that she will step down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June

May broke into tears at the end of a statement announcing her departure date.

'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste

‘We do have to prepare for the worst case,’ said Simon Coveney.

From The42 'We were on our team holiday and Páidí called me to the bar to inform me about the All-Star' Glory Days

'We were on our team holiday and Páidí called me to the bar to inform me about the All-Star'

Westmeath legend John Keane reflects on his career and their famous Leinster title victory in 2004.

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader

She will leave the role of Conservative Party leader.

Man (20s) arrested after gun fired in front garden of house in Limerick

It is understood a number of people were in the garden at the time.

Can anyone beat Boris? Here are the favourites to succeed Theresa May

All of them want Brexit but who will be the next Conservative party leader?

Younger men filling 'void' created by crackdown on Hutch and Kinahan gangs

Gardaí yesterday appealed to young people in these communities not to get involved in the drugs trade.

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

May officially resigned today.

Trump is bringing all his adult children to see the queen, reports say

The Trump family looks set to meet the Royal family.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

Poll: Will you be voting today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be voting today?

Polls close at 10pm.

Theresa May is expected to reveal when she will resign this morning

The battle to succede May will ramp up following the announcement.

Harvey Weinstein reportedly reaches $44 million settlement with alleged victims

Weinstein’s spokesperson declined to comment.

Doctors feared I’d never walk again but resilience played a part in my recovery

Following a freak surfing accident, I was paralysed from the neck down, writes Billy Hedderman.

The Explainer: What's the story with an EU army?

Could an EU army be founded soon? And if so what would that mean for Ireland?

Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout

Rotavirus disease is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children.

It's polling day: Here's your guide to voting in today's elections, referendum and plebiscites

Ireland goes to the polls on four different issues between 7am and 10pm today.

From The42 IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links Contract Talks

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links

The 33-year-old fullback’s current contract is due to expire after this year’s World Cup.

The Bernard Shaw loses planning bid to continue operating outside beer garden and Big Blue Bus area

Residents lodged complaints about the noise levels, but the owners of the bar plan to submit a fresh application.

Yesterday’s News

Judge grants media request that Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be released

The judged ordered that the file be unsealed but it has not yet been released.

Three people killed as violent tornadoes rip through US state of Missouri

Some 20 people were treated at hospitals overnight, according to officials.

12-year-old arrested in Derry after petrol bombs thrown at police during election disturbances Galliagh This post contains videos

12-year-old arrested in Derry after petrol bombs thrown at police during election disturbances

A security alert at a polling station led to police being attacked with petrol bombs.

14 people arrested and drugs worth €42k seized as gardaí search Ballymun houses

Two cars and a scrambler motorcycle were also seized.

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