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Today’s News

'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry

Despite a recent crackdown, gaming operators continue to openly flout bans in many parts of the country.

Yesterday’s News

Appeal to merge Irish Yeast Company building with Victorian pub in Dublin rejected

Capital Estate Management Ltd had planned to merge the building with Bowe’s pub.

Government: Eir proposal to complete National Broadband Plan for €1 billion 'not feasible'

The company’s CEO raised the alternative cost at an Oireachtas committee last month.

Profits at Dublin clamping firm increase to €1.75 million as revenues top €17.8 million

In the year under review in 2017, 55,977 vehicles were clamped in the city council area which works out at just over 150 every day.

From The42 McIlroy says Olympics u-turn fuelled by fear of regret Tokyo 2020

McIlroy says Olympics u-turn fuelled by fear of regret

The Northern Irishman is on home soil for this week’s 148th Open Championship.

Air Corps whistleblower says fight against State 'back on' after Supreme Court victory

The complainants in this case allege there was a disregard for the safety of young Air Corps members.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Only three in 10 of us get 'enough' sleep, so how can we improve this?

Commute times, shift work and mobile phones all play a role.

From The42 Dundalk advance on penalties after nerve-wracking Champions League qualifier Report This post contains videos

Dundalk advance on penalties after nerve-wracking Champions League qualifier

They will face Qarabag of Azerbaijan next.

WHO says Congo Ebola outbreak 'health emergency' of international concern

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it “welcomed” the decision.

Government 'carefully studying' ruling not to grant citizenship to those who temporarily leave Ireland

The ruling applies to those who have left Ireland in the year before they apply for citizenship.

Limerick man (70) returned for trial over alleged sex assault on 12-year-old in Dunnes toilet

In response to arrest, charge and caution, the man replied “not guilty”.

From The42 As it happened: Riga v Dundalk, Champions League qualifier Liveblog

As it happened: Riga v Dundalk, Champions League qualifier

Riga faced Dundalk, with a place in the second qualifying round up for grabs.

Man in his 50s dies after crash between car and motorbike in Meath

The motorcyclist, a male in his early 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Woman hospitalised for six days after being bitten by 'Noble False Widow' spider

Another woman was forced to leave her home after being bitten by the spider.

Instagram rolls out test hiding likes on posts for Irish users from today

Instagram said it wants to see if the change will help users to focus less on likes and more on telling their stories.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in US prison

Guzman, the 62-year-old former co-leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in February.

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.

Man to stand trial accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video of alleged incident went viral

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

From The42 Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM Transparency

Oireachtas Committee writes to FAI to ask for reversal of media ban at crucial EGM

It was also revealed that the FAI rang the Committee Chair on Sunday, offering a private briefing.

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

Man sentenced to two years in prison over looting during Storm Emma

John Doyle, who was found with three packets of cigarettes at the Centra store, threw trollies in the path of gardaí as they chased him through the shop.

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber extradited from Libya to UK

There were 22 people killed in the bombing at the arena where Ariane Grande was performing.

Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year

Experts called the ruling “absurd”, pointing out that the law on citizenship has never been interpreted so strictly before.

From The42 Sport Ireland echo Shane Ross's demand that FAI President stand down Reform Process

Sport Ireland echo Shane Ross's demand that FAI President stand down

The mess at the FAI was under discussion again today at Government buildings.

Charges for excess water usage approved by commission

Irish Water in its proposals said it was recommending a range of measures in a bid to reduce household water usage.

Google Maps has introduced real-time updates for Dublinbikes

Dublin is one of 24 cities where Google has rolled out the new feature.

'This was not an accident': Westminster attacker found guilty of attempted murder

Salih Khater circled Parliament Square four times before accelerating into cyclists stopped at traffic lights and then crashing into a police barrier.

Fiona Shaw and Chris O'Dowd nominated for Emmys

Game of Thrones has also smashed the record for the most Emmy nominations for a drama series in a single year.

From The42 'You're the one getting the big money, you pass me by' - When a star-studded Liverpool met Dundalk Looking Back This post contains videos

'You're the one getting the big money, you pass me by' - When a star-studded Liverpool met Dundalk

Mick Fairclough remembers the time arguably the best team in Europe came to Oriel Park.

Brexit Party MEP admits she worked for parent company of Cambridge Analytica

When initially interviewed by Channel 4 News, she denied involvement with Cambridge Analytica.

Irishman detained in the US told to leave the country by Friday or face prison

He has until Friday to sign paperwork allowing him to leave the US but banning him from re-entering for five years.

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.

YouTube bans Gemma O'Doherty over 'hate speech' policy breaches

O’Doherty continued to post videos on a second YouTube account despite receiving a seven-day ban.

'Wake no later than 7.30am, seven days a week': Could 'sleep training' make Ireland more productive?

We explore the ins and outs of another big idea on the fourth episode of Ireland 2029.

Defence Forces personnel made change on side of road before commemoration event

An image of the incident was shared on social media by the Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces.

Poll: Should Ireland oppose the EU’s proposal to end seasonal clock changes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland oppose the EU’s proposal to end seasonal clock changes?

The proposal would require the State to choose either permanent summer time or winter time.

Two firearms and ammunition found by gardaí after search of two cars in Dublin

The firearms have been removed from the scene for ballistic and forensic examination.

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