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Today’s News

'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign

The ad warning learner motorists not to drive unaccompanied began airing in December.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Costello's goal helps Dublin claim commanding victory over Mayo Dominant Dubs

Costello's goal helps Dublin claim commanding victory over Mayo

An eight-point success for Dublin at Croke Park tonight.

'It's fatally flawed': What the hell is going on with the shrinking National Broadband Plan?

Seven years after it was announced, there’s still little clarity on the cost – or the size – of the long-awaited rural broadband network.

Micheál Martin calls out Fine Gael as an 'out-of-touch and arrogant government'

Speaking at the party’s Ard Fheis, he said Fine Gael “simply don’t understand the pressures which people are facing every day.

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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived

‘Something I’ve tried to live by over the past year is a lesson I learned soon after the bereavement- you honour the dead by choosing to live well, writes Noel Byrne.

How many minutes did Dublin Airport shut down for due to a drone sighting? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The percentage of people who would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime.

Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do'

It was reported last month that Robert Troy was recently refused communion at a mass due to his position on abortion.

From The42 Wales derail England's Grand Slam attempt and take over as Six Nations leaders Slam Dunk

Wales derail England's Grand Slam attempt and take over as Six Nations leaders

Warren Gatland’s side bullied their way through 34 phases to force Cory Hill’s match-turning try.

New opinion poll shows significant jump in support for Sinn Féin

The poll was conducted during the period of the National Children’s Hospital controversy.

Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism

The claims have echoes of those against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

Guitarist Peter Frampton reveals incurable muscle disease

His upcoming tour will be his last.

Young girl in critical condition after getting 'trapped under capsized boat'

The incident happened at 10am this morning.

Toxic alcohol kills 93 in India and hospitalises hundreds more

Hazarika said people started falling sick after consuming a batch of illegally produced liquor.

Explainer: What could Ireland's abortion exclusion zones look like?

The government aims to have draft legislation in place by the summer.

Popular Drogheda pub damaged in suspected arson attack

The incident occurred around 6am this morning.

Venezuelan forces fire tear gas at crowd demanding to cross bridge into Colombia

Last night, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the closure of all four bridges linking Tachira to Colombia.

From The42 'Jack is impossible to ruffle' - Connacht's Carty set for Ireland debut in Rome Marist Man

'Jack is impossible to ruffle' - Connacht's Carty set for Ireland debut in Rome

The 26-year-old has been sublime for his province this season.

Irishman found 'safe and well' in Australia after online appeal

He had not been in contact with his family for four months.

From the Garden: Learn how to grow peas in an old gutter pipe and to make a delicious gnocchi

Michelin star chef, Derry Clarke, with us at Grow HQ recently and he shares our homegrown, seasonal ethos, writes Michael Kelly.

Top Catholic cardinal admits Church files on sex abuse were 'destroyed'

The cardinal was speaking at a landmark Vatican summit on tackling sex abuse in the clergy.

Statelessness: Here's how removing a person's nationality causes problems

People access their human rights through citizenship – without it, people can’t to go to school, get a job, or get married.

'We hope today will deliver some news': Large-scale search under way for Icelandic man missing in Dublin

Twelve members of Jón Jonsson’s family travelled from Iceland earlier this week to step up efforts to find him.

Poll: Should Brexit be delayed if a deal isn't agreed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Brexit be delayed if a deal isn't agreed?

Three MPs have said Brexit should be delayed if the UK parliament doesn’t approve a deal in the coming days.

'There's always a glimmer of hope': Family of missing Esra Uyrun make appeal eight years on

The mother-of-one has not been seen since she left her house in Clondalkin on 23 February 2011.

From The42 'I'm like: I just got a medal for my country, so why am I being scrutinised over the colour of my skin?' Racism

'I'm like: I just got a medal for my country, so why am I being scrutinised over the colour of my skin?'

Rianna Jarrett and Gina Akpe-Moses discuss race, Irish society and sport.

'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence

The Brigade Activity Files are the latest release by the Military Service Pensions Collection.

Three British ministers say Brexit should be delayed if no deal is reached

The ministers’ warning comes ahead of next week’s crucial vote in the House of Commons.

Trainee solicitors are going into prisons to teach prisoners about the law

“It is not just someone banging on about the law for an hour, there are lesson plans in place.”

Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here

The event will hear from a number of groups who are working to regularise the model here as well as experts on how to manage the financial and legal issues.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s the news as you start your day.

Man (39) dies after car collides with pickup truck in Co Westmeath

The collision happened at around 5.30pm yesterday evening on the N55 at Tubberclair near Glasson.

From The42 'I was so f*****g insensitive... I thought, 'Jesus... I shouldn’t be doing that'' Showbiz

'I was so f*****g insensitive... I thought, 'Jesus... I shouldn’t be doing that''

In an exclusive long-form interview, Eamon Dunphy talks to The42 about RTÉ, criticism, regrets, legacy, and Glenn Whelan.

1,300 road users detected breaking red lights at busy Luas junction in Smithfield

A pilot scheme that ran some years ago lead to 624 fixed charge notices issued, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said.

Have you seen Mary? Gardaí appeal for information on missing 16-year-old

Mary McDonagh has been missing from Castlebar since yesterday afternoon.

R Kelly hands himself into police following 10 sex abuse charges

He will appear in court tomorrow afternoon, a police spokesman said.

Extradition cases between the UK and Ireland post-Brexit will prove a lot more difficult

There are concerns that reverting to the old system will cause delays.

Micheál Martin to face questions from grassroots about keeping FG in government until 2020

The party is holding its Ard Fheis at Citywest today.

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