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Today’s News

'Dredging the Shannon would ease flooding in some areas, and make it worse in others'

What can be done to solve the flood problems in the Shannon basin?

Yesterday’s News

Julian Assange's UK extradition hearing paused until May, judge decides

The full extradition hearing is set to resume for three weeks in mid-May.

Storm Jorge: Status Red warning for Galway and Clare, orange warning extended to rest of country

A ‘full crisis’ response has been put in place to deal with ongoing flooding ahead of the arrival of the storm.

Here are some of the winners of the Press Photographer of the Year awards

Independent News and Media’s Mark Condren picked up the top honour this evening.

Luxembourg becomes first country in the world to provide free public transport

The measure is part of a plan intended to reduce congestion.


From The42 New York's Larry McCarthy elected new GAA President Rebel Roar

New York's Larry McCarthy elected new GAA President

The Cork native was voted in at Congress tonight.

Covid-19 case on the island of Ireland: Here are the main points you need to know

Officials on both sides of the border have contacted all of the people who had close contact with the woman.

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.

Two people killed in collision between car and jeep in Co Cavan

The incident happened at around 7pm on the N55.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’

Thunberg was the headline speaker at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green, Bristol.

Irishman given three-year jail sentence for trying to smuggle migrants into UK in roof box of his car

Robert Rooney pleaded guilty to violating UK immigration law at Canterbury Crown Court.

Q&A: The answers to our readers' questions about Covid-19

We’ll be answering your questions all weekend.

Scramble for antivenom as man in Dublin bitten by venomous snake

Puff adder venom destroys body tissue and the vipers are responsible for the most snakebite fatalities in Africa.

Patricia O'Connor murder trial: How the jury decided on the cover-up

Father-of-three Kieran Greene was found guilty of the murder of the 61-year-old on Tuesday.

Covid-19: Public who travelled between Dublin and Belfast on public transport 'need not be concerned'

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health Robin Swann said this is ‘at an advanced stage of completion’.

Fire breaks out near Paris train station after protests led to violence

Police on Twitter told people to avoid the area.

Postal worker whose family was subject of attempted tiger kidnapping brings damages against An Post

Three masked raiders bearing firearms tied up Susan Byrne and her husband in October 2011, the court heard.

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Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Let’s test your knowledge.

Man who repeatedly raped teenage girl and treated her 'almost like a dog' jailed for seven years

A jury found the man guilty of four counts of rape in 2016 after a trial last month.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

As it happened: WHO increases Covid-19 risk to 'very high at a global level'

Here’s a round-up of the latest developments after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the North yesterday evening.

Arts Council to meet three people who signed letter about bullying and harrassment in sector next week

Nearly 200 people signed an open letter to the Arts Council and the Department of Culture recently.

Woman who cut down spruce trees in Coillte forest and replaced them with native trees is spared jail

The jury found the 61-year-old guilty of a second charge of dishonestly appropriating felled spruce wood.

Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true

That WhatsApp message you got might sound believable – but check it out for yourself before sharing it.

Have you seen Ciara? Gardaí seek assistance in locating missing 16-year-old

Ciara Young was last seen on Tuesday in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

British man who had been on board quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship dies from Covid-19

He is the first British person to have died from the coronavirus.

From The42 'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming' Gutted

'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'

Johnny Sexton feels Ireland could have dealt with England’s linespeed better.

Joshua Allen, 19-year-old son of TV chef Rachel Allen, jailed for 15 months

The eldest son of Rachel and Isaac Allen has pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis for sale or supply.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after shots fired at two houses in Dublin

The houses were unoccupied at the time and no one was injured.

Dublin to Belfast trains sanitised as 'precautionary measure' after Covid-19 case confirmed in Northern Ireland

It’s not yet clear if the woman in question travelled from Dublin to Belfast via train.

Covid-19: Stock markets plummet in worst week since 2008 financial crash

China has now recorded almost 80,000 cases of Covid-19.

Man charged in connection with murder of Keane Mulready-Woods

The 17-year-old was killed and his body dismembered last month.

'Trusted member' of Patricia O'Connor's family found guilty of impeding murder investigation

Father-of-three Kieran Greene was found guilty of the 61-year-old on Tuesday.

German lawyer takes Google to Irish High Court over alleged hacking of his gmail account

The law scholar claims that “Qatari based actors” attempted to unlawfully access his gmail account.

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Poll: Should schools using tablet devices scrap them in favour of textbooks?

A review of one Meath school found that students are often distracted by the device.

UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant scheme

The British Government said it wanted to reach its own, separate fast-track extradition arrangement with Brussels.

Covid-19: What are the symptoms and what protocols are in place to deal with suspected cases?

More than 100 people have been tested for the virus but there are no confirmed cases in the Republic.

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