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Today’s News

LIVEBLOG: Reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down on 7 June

She will leave the role of Conservative Party leader.

Theresa May has announced that she will step down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June

May broke into tears at the end of a statement announcing her departure date.

Trump is bringing all his adult children to see the queen, reports say

The Trump family looks set to meet the Royal family.

Theresa May is expected to reveal when she will resign this morning

The battle to succede May will ramp up following the announcement.

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The 9 at 9: Friday

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

Poll: Will you be voting today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be voting today?

Polls close at 10pm.

Polls have opened nationwide for the elections and referendum

Polling stations close at 10pm tonight.

Harvey Weinstein reportedly reaches $44 million settlement with alleged victims

Weinstein’s spokesperson declined to comment.

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Doctors feared I’d never walk again but resilience played a part in my recovery

Following a freak surfing accident, I was paralysed from the neck down, writes Billy Hedderman.

Irish schoolchildren to stage second strike to demand government action on climate change

It follows a strike held by schoolchildren in Ireland earlier this year.

The Explainer: What's the story with an EU army?

Could an EU army be founded soon? And if so what would that mean for Ireland?

Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout

Rotavirus disease is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children.

It's polling day: Here's your guide to voting in today's elections, referendum and plebiscites

Ireland goes to the polls on four different issues between 7am and 10pm today.

From The42 IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links Contract Talks

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links

The 33-year-old fullback’s current contract is due to expire after this year’s World Cup.

The Bernard Shaw loses planning bid to continue operating outside beer garden and Big Blue Bus area

Residents lodged complaints about the noise levels, but the owners of the bar plan to submit a fresh application.

Yesterday’s News

Judge grants media request that Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be released

The judged ordered that the file be unsealed but it has not yet been released.

Three people killed as violent tornadoes rip through US state of Missouri

Some 20 people were treated at hospitals overnight, according to officials.

12-year-old arrested in Derry after petrol bombs thrown at police during election disturbances Galliagh This post contains videos

12-year-old arrested in Derry after petrol bombs thrown at police during election disturbances

A security alert at a polling station led to police being attacked with petrol bombs.

14 people arrested and drugs worth €42k seized as gardaí search Ballymun houses

Two cars and a scrambler motorcycle were also seized.

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Man (43) arrested over alleged staged road traffic collisions released without charge

A search warrant was also executed at a solicitor’s office in the Dublin area.

US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

The Department has rejected Assange’s claim that he is a journalist.

From The42 Jack Carty named out-half in Pro14 Dream Team First XV

Jack Carty named out-half in Pro14 Dream Team

The Connacht star is one of seven Irish-based players in the tournament’s team of the year.

Search continues for Trinity College professor who went missing on Everest

An American and Indian climber have died on the mountain this week.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Dublin shootings, European elections and Maria Bailey’s legal action.

Britain's biggest co-living company closes deal for site in Dublin's historic Liberties region

A deal to buy the site closed on Friday and is set to be developed in the next two years.

Garda operation in Drogheda sees 34 searches, 18 arrests and seven vehicles seized

16 people were arrested on foot of outstanding warrants.

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you

Ex-football coach Bob Higgins guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault on young boys

Higgins (66) sexually touched and groped victims between 1971 and 1996.

#DeniedMyVote trends in Britain as EU citizens are turned away from polling stations

Britain’s Electoral Commission said it was due to confusion over European election rules for those living abroad.

Ross welcomes cancellation of MMA event planned for weekend

Safety concerns surrounding the event had been raised.

Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards

Fine Gael has asked Facebook and Google to remove the ads.

FactCheck: Did a top EU official say 'Northern Ireland is the price to pay for Brexit'?

The claim was made in a video shared from a pro-unionist Twitter account.

Gsoc launches public interest probe into voter registration irregularities in Kerry

The matter is also being investigated by gardaí.

Ailbhe Smyth: Why Irish activists are going to continue their campaign for abortion rights

We spoke to the former director of the Together for Yes campaign one year on from the Eighth Amendment being repealed.

Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review

Another 21,294 will remain on their existing rate of payment.

The UN has voted 116-6 that the UK should give up control of the Chagos Islands

Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly are not legally binding but they do carry political weight.

Teen (18) denied bail after loaded sub-machine gun found wrapped in tea towel in bin

He was remanded in custody to appear on 30 May at Cloverhill District Court.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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