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Today’s News

System slammed as 'outdated' after person who recovered from mental illness denied life assurance

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said that legislation needed updated to reflect a more “modern understanding of mental health”.

Yesterday’s News

Bus Éireann to give all drivers customer service training for a 'step change' in satisfaction levels

The company wants 2019 to be the “year of the customer”.

'From footballers to computer programmers - I'm blazing a trail for Ireland's hidden women'

Ever heard of aviator Lilian Bland from Antrim, or professional international footballer Anne O’Brien from Inchicore? Author Sarah Webb on why they were forgotten about, despite their achievements.

From The42 Remembering Weeshie Fogarty: A great commentator, broadcaster, and a truly great person Tribute

Remembering Weeshie Fogarty: A great commentator, broadcaster, and a truly great person

‘Weeshie’s gift wasn’t just to give you the information,’ writes Oisin Langan. ‘It was to transport you to the time and place he was talking of.’

"It was easier to deal with people by WhatsApp ... you don't have that word 'cancer' hanging between you" Opinion This post contains videos

"It was easier to deal with people by WhatsApp ... you don't have that word 'cancer' hanging between you"

Dublin artist Monika Crowley on how she became aware of the power of the word ‘cancer’.

How I Spend My Money: A sales worker on €70,000 saving €1,000 a month for a mortgage

She’s moved in with her sister in order to save as fast as she can.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Taoiseach attacks Fianna Fáil, May faces ‘crucial’ week for Brexit and latest figures on passports issued – it’s the evening fix.

'Amazing footballers see their talent as a distant memory - overpowered by isolation, addiction, homelessness'

The individual gets to meet that side of themselves again; the side of themselves that was confident, strong, talented and part of something, writes Senator Lynn Ruane about homelessness leagues.

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Macron issues plea to Merkel for stronger Europe to help prevent world 'slipping into chaos'

Macron became the first French president to address the Bundestag in 18 years today.

'There will be difficult days ahead': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

16-year-old admits assault after former Welsh rugby captain suffers homophobic attack

“I was the victim of a hate crime,” Gareth Thomas said.

How 1980s Cork hit rock bottom and bounced back again

“You went from really secure, traditional industries almost overnight to thousands of jobs being lost.,” says journalist Michael Moynihan.

A Picasso painting among seven stolen in 'theft of the century' may have been recovered

Seven masterpieces were stolen during the 2012 raid on the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam.

Ballyboden break Coolderry hearts and book Leinster final after 100-minute epic with 10 goals, 53 points and four reds

Brian Carroll scored 2-16 and was sent-off in extra extra-time for the Offaly side.

Taoiseach denies early election plan and accuses Fianna Fáil of dragging out agreement talks

The war of words between the two main parties continues, but Varadkar said he still wants a 2020 general election.

Ireland's a post-Brexit paradise for EU workers in the UK - but many are priced out of the move

The cost of housing is too much for some, while taxes make high-earners think twice.

Road safety chief wants gardaí to be given mobile devices to detect unqualified drivers on the roadside

On World Day of Remembrance for Road Victims, Minister for Transport Shane Ross had a strong message for drink drivers.

Donald Trump does not want to listen to 'very violent, very vicious' Khashoggi killing tape Saudi Arabia This post contains videos

Donald Trump does not want to listen to 'very violent, very vicious' Khashoggi killing tape

Trump says there is “no reason” for him to listen to it.

Garda probe after woman suffers serious injury in fall from window at Dublin city centre hotel

A woman in her 20s was arrested at the scene over the incident but later released.

From The42 As it happened: Munster SHC final, Ulster SFC semi-finals, Leinster SHC semi-finals - Sunday club GAA match tracker And It's Live

Convicted murderer who fled custody on Thursday arrested in Belfast

Samuel McKinley has fled from custody on more than one occasion.

Woman incorrectly told she didn't have gene that increased cancer risk now seriously ill with ovarian cancer

The Sunday Times reported today on the case, and the woman has called for all cases such as hers to be reviewed.

Theresa May: 'A change of leadership isn't going to make negotiations any easier' Keep Calm And Carry On This post contains videos

Theresa May: 'A change of leadership isn't going to make negotiations any easier'

The UK Prime Minister said it was a ‘critical’ week for negotiations.

Meet the Dublin local heroes getting honoured with stunning portraits

They were commissioned by Dublin City Council Company to celebrate the people who make the capital special.

Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month Plastic Problem This post contains videos

Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month

The problem costs €7 million per year to address.

Poll: Should members of the public be banned from sharing online updates from court? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should members of the public be banned from sharing online updates from court?

New guidelines are set to restrict who can text and tweet from court.

Michael D Higgins and Shane Ross fly out with congrats for Ireland's win over All Blacks

Ireland beat New Zealand in a thrilling encounter at the Aviva Stadium.

'He was absolutely thrilled': Tipperary teen with serious heart condition chosen for dream US golf trip

19-year-old Sean O’Neill was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy four years ago.

Swimmer killed by stingray and two mauled by sharks in Australia

The man was killed in the waters off Tasmania.

Hot-desk giant WeWork has a spot in the new One Central Plaza but no plans outside Dublin yet

The company has two offices open in the capital with three more in the pipeline.

From The42 'We're not going to use the excuse of being amateur athletes. We'll give it a right crack' Dare To Dream This post contains videos

'We're not going to use the excuse of being amateur athletes. We'll give it a right crack'

Ahead of the upcoming World Cup, Irish hockey star Shane O’Donoghue joined us to chat about the tournament, trying to emulate the women’s team and playing in Belgium.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s all the news you need to know this Sunday morning.

Sitdown Sunday: 'Do you know what lies within the walls of 657 Boulevard?'

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

The Irish For...The role of dogs in legends, proverbs and the Brehon laws

Dogs took centre stage in Irish mythology, stories and proverbs, just like they dominate our social media feeds today, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha

Degree to which landlords can be sanctioned last sticking point to new renter protection law

The law plans to make it an offence for landlords with properties in RPZs to raise the rent above the legally allowed 4%.

From The42 Analysis: The Jacob Stockdale try that downed the All Blacks in Dublin Chip And Chase

Analysis: The Jacob Stockdale try that downed the All Blacks in Dublin

Ireland had employed the clever reverse play before under Joe Schmidt.

'Sad' Donald Trump visits site of California wildfires and again blames forest mismanagement Paradise Lost This post contains videos

'Sad' Donald Trump visits site of California wildfires and again blames forest mismanagement

The US President said that other countries ‘do it differently’.

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