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Today’s News

Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales from 'jail'

Celebrities, including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and TV star Pamela Anderson, had called for their release.

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From The42 'There would have been a secret admiration of Meath within Ireland, a lot of people wouldn’t admit to it' Royal Rule

'There would have been a secret admiration of Meath within Ireland, a lot of people wouldn’t admit to it'

Meath greats Mick Lyons and Liam Harnan reflect on their football careers.

US report criticises Ireland's 'insufficient efforts' to tackle human trafficking

The report published by the US State Department noted Ireland’s use of direct provision centres to accommodate ‘traumatised victims’.

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'You're letting a robot tell you how attractive you are': This exhibition questions the meaning of perfection Science Gallery This post contains videos

'You're letting a robot tell you how attractive you are': This exhibition questions the meaning of perfection

The new exhibition looks at the future of personal perfection through science and technology.

Commemorative plaque unveiled at the site of Ireland's first dedicated LGBT community centre

The Hirschfeld Centre was burnt down 31 years ago.

Jeremy Hunt to take on Boris Johnson in Tory contest face-off after Michael Gove is eliminated

The vote will now open up to all party members, not just MPs, and the winner of the contest will be announced on the week of 22 July.

Gardaí launch appeal after separate assaults left two men 'seriously injured' in Galway

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who came to the assistance of an injured male outside the Brown Thomas store to contact them.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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6 of the most amazing Irish photography accounts to follow on Instagram, according to photographers

US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone

The Pentagon insisted the aircraft was in international air space.

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

Some female pilots have to 'choose between terminating pregnancy or quitting'

Ialpa today said that female pilots in bogus self-employment are not guaranteed a job when they return after having a baby.

From The42 Ex-Cork hurler breaks record with epic 520km run over six days At His Peak

Ex-Cork hurler breaks record with epic 520km run over six days

Paul Tierney set off last Friday morning and scaled all 214 Wainwright Fells in England’s Lake District.

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Boy wrongly identified online as one of Ana Kriegel's killers, court hears

It is an offence under the Children Act to publish anything that would identify the boys, who are both aged 14.

'An immensely caring and loving person': Funeral takes place of Valerie French-Kilroy in Cork RIP

'An immensely caring and loving person': Funeral takes place of Valerie French-Kilroy in Cork

Valerie French-Kilroy was found dead last week at her home in Mayo.

Plane makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport as passenger suffers suspected heart attack

United Airlines flight UA-70 was travelling from New York to Amsterdam at the time.

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.

From The42 Adidas loses 'three-stripe' trademark battle in European court Invalid

Adidas loses 'three-stripe' trademark battle in European court

The German sports brand’s design was not distinctive enough to deserve protection, according to the EU ruling.

Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland

The whales, Little White and Little Grey, were sold to Changfeng Ocean World aquarium some 10 years ago.

Poll: Should the Government send Irish troops to Mali for peacekeeping duties? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Government send Irish troops to Mali for peacekeeping duties?

The proposal has been debated in the Dáil this week.

Armed gardaí on patrol in Longford as 'temporary deterrent' to violence

Armed gardaí have been seen patrolling the town in recent days.

LinkedIn announces 800 new jobs as part of expansion of Irish operation

The move will see the company’s Irish workforce expand by two thirds.

Talk of backroom deals and 'lending' votes as Tory contest shrouded in smoke and mirrors

Today we’ll see the final two chosen after two more votes.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Philippe Zdar - one half of French dance duo Cassius - dies after accidental fall from apartment building RIP
From The42 TV Wrap - Remembering RTÉ's 1994 World Cup coverage in Eamon Dunphy's absence Retro

TV Wrap - Remembering RTÉ's 1994 World Cup coverage in Eamon Dunphy's absence

The broadcaster experimented with a ‘football forum’, filled with people from all walks of Irish life.

NHS nurse who appeared on Britain's Got Talent murdered by boyfriend 'in a fit of rage'

Desmond Sylva was convicted of the murder yesterday.

UK's porn blocking laws to be delayed again

The laws were to be introduced on 15 July, but are to be delayed because of bureaucratic, legal issues.

Man guilty of drug possession after gardaí discover €1.35 million worth of heroin under bed

The man was found guilty at the Special Criminal Court yesterday.

Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends

The think tank says the economy is “now effectively operating at full capacity”.

Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue

A new report notes that tolerance is increasing in Ireland, but states that issues still persist around integration.

'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner

The scheme allows people who are in mortgage arrears to remain in their homes and pay rent to an approved housing body.

Yesterday’s News

'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US

The idea that the descendants of US slaves should be compensated has proven controversial.

Remedial works on 22 schools with structural issues begin tomorrow, says minister

The remedial works will be carried out over the summer period with all schools expected to re-open as normal for the new term in September.

Leader of alleged 'sex-cult' found guilty on charges of sex-trafficking in New York

A number of famous faces including Smallville actress Allson mack were members of the group.

From The42 'They told me I'd never play football again' - €48m Real Madrid signing's incredible journey Stuff Of Dreams

'They told me I'd never play football again' - €48m Real Madrid signing's incredible journey

French defender Ferland Mendy has described how a hip operation threatened to end his career before it had begun.

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