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Today’s News

'There was no anaesthetic, nothing': Call for urgent action to protect girls in Ireland from FGM

Ireland’s first conviction for female genital mutilation has highlighted how girls are at risk here.

Yesterday’s News

Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet

The proposal was put forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross.

Johnson v Corbyn: The key moments from the final head-to-head election debate Last Chance Saloon This post contains videos

Elon Musk cleared of defamation over 'pedo guy' tweet

Vernon Unsworth, a veteran cave explorer, said that Musk’s tweet was “very hurtful”.

Harvey Weinstein prosecutors call for higher bail, saying he could try to flee the country

The disgraced Hollywood mogul appeared in court for a hearing on his bail conditions today.


Man (28) found guilty of manslaughter of father-of-four who died after inhaling blood and teeth

Michael Dineen had denied the murder of Patrick O’Donnell but admitted being guilty of the manslaughter.

Teenage motorcyclist dies after crash in Dublin

The incident took place at around 6pm in Cabra.

'Like a miracle': British woman in Spain revived after 6 hours in cardiac arrest

“The hypothermia killed her but also saved her,” Spanish doctors said.

Gardaí seeking help finding 31-year-old man missing from Navan

Andrew Brady is missing from Navan, Co Meath.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Police rescue 31 dogs and puppies in Co Tyrone

“Buying puppies from illegal breeders can have devastating results,” the PSNI said.

Farmers' group calls 5c increase in beef prices 'a derisory offer' as blockades go on

ABP Food Group made the announcement this afternoon, labelling protests as “needless and irresponsible”.

From The42 FAI confident of avoiding insolvency as appalling finances laid bare Crisis

FAI confident of avoiding insolvency as appalling finances laid bare

The FAI’s auditors refused to state that the football body are a going concern in a devastating set of accounts.

Three killed along with gunman at US naval base in Florida

The incident took place earlier today.

'No more hostels, build more homes': Aungier Street reopens after housing protest

Demonstrators held signs bearing slogans like “homes not hostels”, and “children first”.

From The42 Stay inside the lines and you can win Six Nations tickets in our colouring book competition She Can!

Stay inside the lines and you can win Six Nations tickets in our colouring book competition

We want to celebrate the success of She Can! with a giveaway.

From The42 FAI president Conway to step down at EGM in January Exit Wounds

FAI president Conway to step down at EGM in January

Today is really an unthinkable situation, Minister for Sport Shane Ross told RTÉ News today.

Van driver who struck man after drinking '12 to 15 pints' is jailed for dangerous driving causing death

Callum Grimes died seven months after being struck by Derek Keane’s van.

Suspended senior garda investigated over alleged messages about female garda

Gardaí confirmed the suspension today.

The Explainer: What is happening with the white-water rafting plan for Dublin's city centre?

Where will it be built? How much will it cost? And why white-water rafting in the first place?

Man (34) facing life in prison in UK over string of 'horrific' attacks on women and children

Joseph McCann moved across five force areas as he evaded police for 15 days.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Renewed appeal for information over decapitation of statue outside Thurles cathedral

It is believed the incident happened sometime between 26 and 28 June.

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Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

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Two people arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into cyber fraud

A sum of money, phones and a laptop were also seized during the operation.

Father-of-six jailed over sexual assault of four women during 'spree of some sort'

Macica Firea (58) was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Jury sworn in as Dublin garda goes on trial accused of assaulting RTÉ employee

The trial, which is expected to last five days, will start on Monday before Judge Melanie Greally.

Digger used to steal two ATMs at supermarket in Antrim

The cash machines were ripped recovered by PSNI officers, but the digger was found on fire.

Cars, luxury watch and over €20k in cash seized during CAB raids in Dublin

No arrests have been made in relation to the seizures.

Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide

Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.

Two Healy-Rae brothers given suspended sentences for Kenmare chip van assault

Jackie Healy-Rae, 24, who is a county councillor, and Kevin Healy-Rae, 22, are the sons of Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae.

From The42 FAI reveal liabilities of over €55 million in 'shocking' financial report Accounts

FAI reveal liabilities of over €55 million in 'shocking' financial report

The 2018 accounts show that the FAI paid a €462,000 settlement to former CEO John Delaney

Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal

The Labour leader said a confidential report paints a ‘damning picture’ of Boris Johnson’s deal, especially when it came to Northern Ireland.

Gardaí seize €135,000 worth of drugs in Dublin searches

Gardaí said a “substantial quantity” of benzodiazepines, cocaine and heroin was found.

R Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to 15-year-old Aaliyah

Kelly was 27 when he married a then 15-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah in 1994.

Poll: Should self-driving cars be legally allowed on Irish roads? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should self-driving cars be legally allowed on Irish roads?

The government is set to discuss a proposal to test self-driving cars on public roads.

Justice Minister orders urgent report into 'disturbing case' of homeless man in Mountjoy

The man has been on remand in prison for over a year.

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