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Dublin: 16 °C Friday 23 August, 2019

Today’s News

Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.

Yesterday’s News

Mary McAleese wins prestigious Catholic theology prize

She will collect the prize at a ceremony at the University of Tübingen in Germany in October.

UN calls for protection of Amazon as Bolsonaro claims 'environmental psychosis' hampers Brazil

Official figures show nearly 73,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year.

RSA blasts Garda restructuring plan, accuses force of 'downgrading' road safety

The RSA is “very concerned” that Roads Policing was not among the four areas identified as ‘key focus areas’ for Gardaí.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A shake-up at the Gardaí, stolen wax heads and Johnson meets Macron – it’s the evening fix.

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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.

From The42 The 'kid from Manawatu' who shook up Mullingar in 1991 THE OTHER JOE SHOW

The 'kid from Manawatu' who shook up Mullingar in 1991

Joe Schmidt got a taste of Ireland long before Leinster recruited him from Clermont.

Winning €11.2m Lotto ticket sold in Wicklow

The winning numbers were: 10, 13, 23, 24, 25, 44 and bonus number 12.

Portuguese fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations

This is the eighth vessel detained by the Naval Service so far in 2019 and the second detention this week.

From The42 Could Ross Byrne climb from 4th-choice out-half to Sexton's chief replacement before Japan? The Byrne Legacy This post contains videos

Could Ross Byrne climb from 4th-choice out-half to Sexton's chief replacement before Japan?

With the Irish camp seriously concerned by Joey Carbery’s fitness, his former club team-mate may steal a march on his fellow Ireland backups.

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Multiple fatalities as lightning strike hits cross at Polish pilgrimage site

The lightning reportedly struck the large cross on the Giewont summit at a time when many hikers were present.

Pamela Flood and Ronan Ryan won't face eviction during next three weeks, judge decides

The high-profile couple were granted leave to lodge affidavits arguing whether there are grounds for the granting of a stay on a repossession order on their home.

Investigation into Aer Lingus Gatwick incident finds shortcomings with airport procedures

A vehicle was cleared onto the runway in front of an Aer Lingus jet which was travelling at over 110km/h.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Staff scupper thieves stealing wax heads at Dublin museum

A man and a woman tried to steal three wax heads from the National Wax Museum yesterday.

Explainer: The British press has seized on Merkel's '30 days' remark - but what did she mean by it?

Reports of Merkel’s ’30-day Brexit deadline’ dominate the UK front pages.

People 'remember' false stories after reading fake news, says new study of abortion vote

The study was carried out by UCC in the weeks leading up to the referendum.

From The42 RTÉ announces deal to show All-Ireland club championships for first time On The Box

RTÉ announces deal to show All-Ireland club championships for first time

The national broadcaster enters the club market alongside TG4 this Autumn.

Face off at the Élysée Palace as Johnson meets 'hardest in the gang' Macron Brexit This post contains videos

Face off at the Élysée Palace as Johnson meets 'hardest in the gang' Macron

Macron said he hopes for a ‘useful’ month of talks on Brexit.

Dept Social Protection to publish Commission's PSC report 'once full consideration is complete' PSC

Dept Social Protection to publish Commission's PSC report 'once full consideration is complete'

The DPC rejects government claims that making the card a requirement for services was lawful.

US-bound plane forced to return to Shannon Airport after suffering engine problems

There were 146 passengers and crew on board.

'All eyes on how Ireland is being treated': Country now in eye of storm, Coveney says

Coveney said the UK backstop alternatives will ‘badly hit’ Ireland and its economy.

'Will Ireland survive 2050?' RTÉ turns focus to climate change as it unveils new schedule

Some 157 young people in Ireland will come together to form the RTÉ youth assembly and debate climate issues in the Dáil.

All Together Now promises 'no repeat' of traffic issues as it announces tickets for 2020

Tickets for the 2020 edition of the Waterford festival will go on sale next week.

Garda divisions to reduce from 28 to 19 under major shake-up of the force

The changes were announced by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris this morning.

From The42 Byrne starts at 10 as Schmidt recalls Ireland's big guns for England Named

Byrne starts at 10 as Schmidt recalls Ireland's big guns for England

The Leinster man will get his first Test start at Twickenham on Saturday.

'Breeding ground for dissident hate': North police chief's stark warning amid Brexit uncertainty

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne said his officers could be placed in greater danger by a hard Brexit.

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says

The report surveyed major players from the tech sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.

Temperatures expected to reach up to 24 degrees this weekend

Met Éireann said eastern counties will see more of the sun this weekend.

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland only fund Olympic sports where we have the best chance of winning?

The model has been adopted by other smaller nations.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

The native Irish population was in centuries of decline before the Vikings came along

Scientists from Queen’s University Belfast have analysed data from over 800 years.

From The42 'I worked for the crown prince for 5 years in Dubai' - The Irish coach plotting Celtic's Europa League downfall Profile

'I worked for the crown prince for 5 years in Dubai' - The Irish coach plotting Celtic's Europa League downfall

Sean O’Shea is hoping to help AIK overcome the Scottish champions.

Florida to execute serial killer who preyed on older, gay men along US east coast

Gary Ray Bowles left six dead over a six-month killing spree.

Simon Coveney: The backstop is overwhelmingly supported. This gets little recognition in the UK Brexit debate

A hard Brexit, if the UK chooses one, will be ugly and difficult, says the Tánaiste.

Ceann Comhairle's office splashes out almost €6,000 on new set of crockery for Oireachtas dining room

The fancy dinner service is used when entertaining visiting delegations.

New 'Returning to Ireland' resource to help Irish expats on their journey home

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was a key component of its commitment under Ireland’s Diaspora Policy

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