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Today’s News

Any tax loopholes used by vulture funds won't be closed down until the autumn, says Taoiseach

Last year, the Taoiseach vowed to close a loophole which allowed a €1.3 billion mortgage ‘vehicle’ from paying tax.

Sitdown Sunday: What happened to missing Claudia Lawrence?

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

Ministers move to force May's resignation amid 'cabinet coup' reports

May has said a third vote on her Brexit deal may not happen next week.

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The Irish for: Irish is the first language of the constitution. Here's some legal terminology as Gaeilge

Bannaí means bail and is not to be confused with banaí which means a womaniser, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Six drug deals and a fistfight at a Dublin shopping centre: One hour at a crack cocaine hotspot Exclusive

There have been reports of open dealing of the drug in other areas of the city and in some suburbs.

From The42 'People will say it can't compare to Arsenal, but I'm extremely proud of what I have here' Interview

'People will say it can't compare to Arsenal, but I'm extremely proud of what I have here'

Kerry native Sean Kelly reflects on his rollercoaster journey, which included a two-year spell in England.

The planned new Harcourt Street 'superpub' that fought Dublin council and won is battling city planners again

Gambetta Limited had previously won approval for a bar development on Harcourt Street.

From The42 'It was a rough time: you've got a baby on the way, no new contract - what are you going to do?' Different Path

'It was a rough time: you've got a baby on the way, no new contract - what are you going to do?'

Michael Allen decided to retire from rugby at 26, and he’s delighted he did.

Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person

In many ways, the Irish economy looks to be in ‘Goldilocks’ territory: not too cold, but still not too hot, writes Victor Duggan.

Loan scheme for first-time buyers needs another €600m - but government yet to decide on stumping up cash

The uncertainty over the future of the scheme means prospective buyers face an “anxious wait”, according to Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath.

A tiny brewery is planned for Dublin's docklands and it looks to belong to BrewDog

The Scottish maker of Punk IPA beer is staying tight-lipped on the matter.

Yesterday’s News

FactCheck: Did Donald Trump predict Brexit at his Scottish golf course the day before the vote?

He repeated the claim in his Oval Office meeting with the Taoiseach. Is it true?

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Every day's a spa day: Relax in the outdoor hot tub at this €1.1m Wicklow mansion

How this 80-something Cavan bachelor's wish to fly became a film about family and community

The Man Who Wanted to Fly is released to Irish cinemas 29 March.

Intimidation, harassment and saddled with drug debt: The problems facing the most isolated women of Dublin's inner city

A new work will look into coercion and intimidation facing women in Dublin.

Taoiseach promises income tax cuts and rules out entering government with Sinn Féin

The Taoiseach also used his speech to take a pop at Fianna Fáil.

Sebastian Barry: Fragment of a coffin ship journal, author unknown

The truth is my father was ashamed of our emergency, he was a proud man that had worked his quarter acre like a Trojan. Now he was nothing.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

From The42 John Delaney steps down as chief executive to take up new FAI position Changing Places

John Delaney steps down as chief executive to take up new FAI position

Delaney moves to newly-created position of Executive Vice-President with immediate effect.

French yellow vest marches enter 19th weekend, as protestors banned from Champs-Elysées

More than 100 businesses were damaged last week weekend in Paris during yellow vest riots.

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If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney

The man tipped to be the next EC president says the UK is ‘infecting’ Europe’s decision-making process..

From The42 Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Gibraltar Opinion

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Gibraltar

Ireland got Mick McCarthy’s tenure off to a less-than-satisfactory start with a 1-0 defeat of their opponents.

How much did the 'Lionel Messi of pigeons' sell for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of months that it could take to establish a gambling regulator.

From The42 Misfiring Ireland shake off Gibraltar and tough conditions to start Euro campaign with a win Job Done

Misfiring Ireland shake off Gibraltar and tough conditions to start Euro campaign with a win

A banner critical of John Delaney appeared among the Irish fans as the road to Euro 2020 began with a win.

Plans to avoid a hard border in a no-deal scenario are 'very rough', says Varadkar

Thousands of protesters are due to march on London today demanding a second Brexit referendum.

Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases

Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in Chile.

Donaldson says Ireland should join the Commonwealth, Coveney says it's not on the table

It had been thought that the DUP were softening their stance towards the draft Brexit deal – until yesterday’s statement.

Man appears in court charged over assault which left 73-year-old man in critical condition

The incident took place at a car park in Sleaveen East, Macroom on Thursday.

1,300 people being evacuated from cruise ship off coast of Norway due to engine problems

Police reported the passengers would be evacuated by helicopter.

'When it's a white attacker, something happened to him as opposed to him being inherently evil'

An Irish expert explains how the “psychological autopsy” carried out after a terror attack differs depending on who the suspect is.

Funeral takes place for Ruth Maguire who went missing during hen party last weekend

Ruth Maguire (30), from Newcastle, Co Down, had last been seen close to midnight last Saturday night.

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness

The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.

Woman (40s) dies after house fire broke out in Co Meath this morning

The fire broke out at around 9.40am in a house on Castlemartin Avenue.

Dublin man extradited to the US to face child pornography charges

Eric Eoin Marques will appear in court in the US on Monday.

'Put it to the people': Thousands march in London calling for second Brexit referendum

Meanwhile, more than four million people have signed an online petition calling Article 50 to be revoked.

Three Dublin Bus routes to be operated by Go-Ahead from Sunday

Three Dublin Bus routes to be operated by Go-Ahead from Sunday

Go-Ahead Ireland won a contract in 2017 to operate 10% of routes previously operated by Dublin Bus.

Two men charged after robbing business while armed with knife and hammer

The incident happened at Deepwater Quay in Co Sligo on Thursday.

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to be associated with actions of Conor McGregor

This time last week, Varadkar was somewhat overshadowed at the Chicago St Patrick’s Day parade.

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