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Today’s News

Police to display photos of wanted people on vans around London

They are wanted for crimes that include street robberies, burglary and violation of release conditions.

Searches continue this afternoon for mother-of-three who went missing while on a hen party in Louth

Ruth Maguire hasn’t been seen since Saturday evening.

Police release image of man wanted after 'several injured' in tram shooting in Dutch city of Utrecht

There are reports of several injuries following the shooting incident.

'Action is needed now': New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services

The trust receives funding from the gambling industry and will be run by a board which includes two former junior ministers.

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'We all owe you': Tributes after death of musician behind Pulp Fiction theme song

His style influenced musicians like The Beach Boys, Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix.

Teens vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds

The US Food and Drug Administration has declared youth e-cigarette use as an epidemic in the country.

Poll: Should every child be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school? National Anthem This post contains a poll

Poll: Should every child be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school?

Leo Varadkar has said he believes it should be compulsory learning in primary school.

Motorcyclist killed in road crash in south Dublin

The man in his 40s was involved in a single vehicle collision at 7am this morning.

Teenager to appear before special court sitting charged over 2016 Monaghan death

The 19-year-old was arrested in Louth yesterday, and will appear in court this evening.

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From The42 'I'm within touching distance and it's nice to have that recognition from my country' Irish Eye

'I'm within touching distance and it's nice to have that recognition from my country'

21-year-old Sunderland defender Jimmy Dunne talks about comparisons with Steve Staunton, his international prospects and lining out at Wembley Way.

'Every parent's worst nightmare': Three teenagers die after reports of crush at Tyrone hotel disco

The incident took place at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

New Zealand teen appears in court charged with distributing video of Christchurch mosque shootings

Separately, Brenton Tarrant has dismissed his court-appointed lawyer and will represent himself.

New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year

Varadkar says Ireland is as prepared as any other country for a terror attack.

From The42 'He's always been a fighter' - Clubmates in awe of Cork All-Ireland winner battling cancer for a third time Helping Hand

'He's always been a fighter' - Clubmates in awe of Cork All-Ireland winner battling cancer for a third time

Conor Counihan and Pearse O’Neill speak to The42 about Aghada’s Kieran O’Connor who is fighting cancer again.

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

Two men die after single car crash in Louth in the early hours this morning

The R173 road has been closed while garda forensic teams examine the scene.

Opinion: When the Beatles played Dublin in 1963 John Lennon declared: ‘We’re all Irish’

Lennon’s search for rebellion was nurtured by his embrace of Liverpool’s Irish influence and the dynamic effect of the city’s seafarer culture via the movement of ideas across oceans, writes Francis Kenny.

Government to award €80k contract for 75,000 pet passports

With requirements for pet travel to the UK likely to change with Brexit, the government is ordering a lot more pet passports.

Irish Heart Foundation 'strongly' advises against use of hookah pipes due to carbon monoxide levels

The IHF says many users mistakenly believe that it is not addictive.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Paddy Barnes will 'probably retire' after suffering shock defeat in US debut war Not Paddy's Day

Paddy Barnes will 'probably retire' after suffering shock defeat in US debut war

Barnes lost a split decision to unheralded Texan Oscar Mojica on the undercard of Michael Conlan’s Patrick’s Day card at MSG.

From The42 Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship after brilliant performance in Florida Champion This post contains videos

Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship after brilliant performance in Florida

The 29-year-old secured The Players Championship for the very first time following an excellent display at Sawgrass.

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

From The42 Shane Duffy wins FAI Player of the Year award ahead of Darren Randolph and Declan Rice Winner

Shane Duffy wins FAI Player of the Year award ahead of Darren Randolph and Declan Rice

Leanne Kiernan won the senior women’s award, while Richard Dunne and Emma Byrne were inducted to the Hall of Fame.

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'

Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.

'He worked in the International Bar for 40 years. He'd seen it all': Tributes to one of Dublin's longest-serving barmen

John Francis Smith came into contact with the likes of Phil Lynott, U2 and the best of Irish comedy during his 40 years behind the bar.

Leaving Neverland: 'A monster was hiding in plain sight and we chose to look the other way'

Child protection expert Shane Dunphy writes that the allegations are credible and consistent but cannot now be proven definitively.

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

Here's What Happened Today: St Patrick's Day

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Pictured: Hundreds of thousands take to streets of Ireland for St Patrick's Day parades

Around 500,000 people attended the parade in Dublin, the country’s largest parade.

'There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme violence': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Teenager missing from Dublin found safe and well

15-year-old Megan Cooney had been missing since Friday 15 March.

Black box from Ethiopian Airlines crash shows 'clear similarities' to Boeing 737 Max crash last year

A preliminary report into last Sunday’s crash will be released in 30 days.

Motorist (60s) killed in five-vehicle collision on M6 in Westmeath

A section of the motorway is closed in both directions until further notice.

From The42 Corofin land third All-Ireland crown in five years with one-sided win over Dr Crokes Back-to-back

Corofin land third All-Ireland crown in five years with one-sided win over Dr Crokes

The Galway champions breezed to a 12-point win against 14-man Dr Crokes.

Man hospitalised following single-vehicle crash after failing to stop car for gardaí

The driver suffered minor injuries in the collision.

Man (30s) arrested after gardaí seize €600,000 of cocaine from car in Dublin

The seizure was made at around 6.40pm on Saturday evening.

The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?

In the next episode of our weekly podcast, we look at why cases of the illness are increasing in Ireland and other countries, despite a vaccination which prevents it.

Two 'former US soldiers' arrested after breaching security perimeter at Shannon Airport

The pair didn’t reach the aircraft, which was parked at a terminal at the time.

From The42 Fennelly hits 2-4 as Ballyhale storm to seventh All-Ireland crown with 17-point win Super Shamrocks

Fennelly hits 2-4 as Ballyhale storm to seventh All-Ireland crown with 17-point win

The Kilkenny club were far too strong for Galway’s St Thomas today.

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