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Today’s News

Irish Water website crashed after boil water notice when just 5,000 people tried to log on

Irish Water said its site had “previously handled this volume of traffic during heavy public awareness campaigns”.

Yesterday’s News

Prince Andrew resigns from business project as sponsors stop giving money

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Ballet have parted company with Andrew, who had previously served as patron.

Three men jailed for murder and torture of three elderly people in France

The men were convicted of the maximum sentences allowed.

'Never intended to cause hurt or pain': Johnson refuses to apologise for 'racist rhetoric'

The UK’s main political party leaders faced tough questioning on BBC’s Question Time this evening.

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Russian police seize €100 million worth of powerful hallucinogen

Police found the cache after searching an illegal lab.

From The42 Coetzee and Cooney to the fore as Ulster sink Clermont Suftum

Coetzee and Cooney to the fore as Ulster sink Clermont

Tries from Jordi Murphy and John Cooney delivered the result for Ulster.

Two men jailed for causing woman's death in Fermanagh car chase two years ago

The woman was a passenger in one of the vehicles when a collision occurred between the two cars.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Irish owners of OnePlus smartphones had personal information accessed by unauthorised parties, firm warns

OnePlus said it took immediate steps to stop the intrusion and to reinforce security.

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to take ‘neutral stance’ in another EU referendum

The Labour leader was questioned over fears for businesses, anti-Semitism, misogyny and freedom of speech.

Some pensioners in South Dublin to be hit with council house rent rise of more than €600

“Multi-person households” that include pensioners will not receive the €10 weekly discount.

Have you seen William? Appeal for 50-year-old missing from Limerick since Monday

Gardaí believe William is travelling in a white 2009 Dublin registered Fiat Scudo van.

Man who set fire to house of detective involved in charging him with murder jailed for eight years

The arson attack has left an “indelible scar” on the family, the court heard.

Rapists who high-fived and hugged each other while victim lay in pain jailed for seven years

The Italian nationals were arrested after police discovered them re-enacting the attack on the club’s CCTV recordings.

Gardaí investigating death of man in Kerry 'anxious' for witnesses to come forward

The 55-year-old’s body was discovered by gardaí at a house Killarney on Wednesday.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Test

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off likely to be played at 22,500-capacity stadium in Bratislava Away Days

Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off likely to be played at 22,500-capacity stadium in Bratislava

The FAI say they have opened talks with their Slovakian counterparts about ticket allocation for the game.

Man who provides round-the-clock care for his wife named Carer of the Year

Marcin Filak cares for his wife Ola and their two children.

Murder probe launched after man (68) dies in 'vicious and violent' attack in Co Down

The body of Michael Kerr was discovered inside his home in Bangor on Tuesday.

RTÉ journalists say plan to cut top presenters' pay 'doesn't go far enough'

The NUJ members have suggested a new rule that no one in the organisation earns more than the top civil service salary.

Man found guilty of shooting heavily pregnant ex-wife dead with crossbow in UK

Judge Mark Lucraft QC remanded him in custody to be sentenced on 29 November.

Environmental group in Supreme Court bid to challenge government's climate change plan

The NGO claims the National Mitigation Plan is flawed on several grounds and had asked the court to quash its adoption.

Nine-year-old Belgian child genius set to become the world's youngest university graduate

He is due to receive a degree in electrical engineering next month.

'I want a trial': Trump says Democrats have 'absolutely nothing' on him

Two weeks of public hearings have included notable testimony on the US president’s dealings with Ukraine.

Man who disposed of chainsaw used to dismember body found guilty of impeding father's prosecution

Paul Wells Junior was charged with impeding the apprehension or prosecution of his father Paul Wells Senior.

Missing Cavan teen found safe and well

Gardaí issued an appeal for information earlier today.

Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote

Michelle O’Neill was re-elected as the party’s vice-president last weekend.

Flanagan says it was 'entirely appropriate' for Verona Murphy to visit an asylum seeker reception centre

He denied that vulnerable people in the centre were exploited for the sake of a political apology.

Men told to desist from posting social media videos in Mullingar court appearance

Judge Flann Brennan granted free legal aid to all three accused.

'Illegal colonial occupant': UK criticised for ignoring UN deadline to return territory to Mauritius

Britain separated the Chagos Islands from its colony Mauritius more than 50 years ago.

Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook, Twitter over Kriegel killers' identities struck out

A court hear today that “alarming posts” on social media are causing considerable distress to Boy A’s family.

16 men and boys discovered in truck container are believed to be Kurdish, gardaí say

A local councillor told RTÉ that the men and boys may have believed they were bound for the UK.

Elon Musk unveils Tesla's new Cybertruck but 'impact-proof' windows smash during demo Uh Oh This post contains videos

Elon Musk unveils Tesla's new Cybertruck but 'impact-proof' windows smash during demo

The Tesla co-founder unveiled the all-electric battery-powered pickup truck.

Department planning new Direct Provision centres to cut down on 'highly unsatisfactory' shortages

50% more people have applied this year and many end up in emergency accommodation according to the Department of Justice.

From The42 Ireland set for away Euro 2020 play-off final if they beat Slovakia Fyi

Ireland set for away Euro 2020 play-off final if they beat Slovakia

Mick McCarthy’s side will face either Bosnia or Northern Ireland, provided they win their semi-final.

Epstein death resulted from ‘perfect storm of screw-ups’, US attorney general says

His comments come days after two prison officers responsible for guarding Epstein were charged with falsifying records.

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