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Today’s News

Homeless man appears in court charged with London mosque knife attack

Prayer leader Raafat Maglad suffered a neck injury in the incident at London Central Mosque.

Opinion: Addressing the gender pay gap may cost Irish companies, but the costs of failing to do so are greater

Much is yet to be done to tackle inequality, writes Dr Michelle Cullen.

Social Democrats rule out going into a coalition government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Talks have been ongoing for more than a week now but there is no sign of a government being formed.

Female joggers held at knifepoint during aggravated robbery in Greystones

The latest incident happened on Thursday evening.

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The Irish protocol puts the North at the centre of a complicated Venn diagram

Northern Ireland is “at the centre of a very complicated Venn diagram”, is how one academic put it.

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Poll: When was the last time you visited a post office?

There are currently 952 post offices in Ireland.

Garda appeal for witnesses after man (40s) dies in van crash RIP

Garda appeal for witnesses after man (40s) dies in van crash

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning.

Three men arrested and guns seized after shots fired in direction of gardaí in Donegal

Officers were called to Mill Road, Glenties following reports of shots fired by a man armed with a rifle.

From The42 'I don’t know how you’re even still alive' - The ex-Ireland international who lived a nightmare Resilience

'I don’t know how you’re even still alive' - The ex-Ireland international who lived a nightmare

Former player Caroline Thorpe on how football helped save her.

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary slammed for ‘abhorrent’ remarks on Muslims

The businessman said bombers ‘will generally be males of a Muslim persuasion’.

'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall

The company has said it is trying to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and denied prioritising UK customers over Irish ones.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

Garda appeal for witnesses after 11-year-old boy seriously injured in car crash

The incident happened at 5.30pm yesterday evening.

'You'd have to count the cost if we're gone': Postmasters plea for support as hundreds of offices at risk

Offering what they say is a vital service to communities, postmasters want the next government to introduce a Public Service Obligation payment.

Italian towns under lockdown as first European coronavirus death reported

Over 50,000 people have been asked to stay at home.

Teenager arrested following 54-hour standoff in Donegal

Gardaí were responding to a domestic incident at a home.

Mike Bloomberg's $400 million (and counting) bet on the presidency and his plan to target Trump

The former New York Mayor has been the talk of the Democratic campaign this week.

From The42 Friends, ferocious competitors, captains, family men - Sexton and Farrell Main Men

Friends, ferocious competitors, captains, family men - Sexton and Farrell

The Ireland and England leaders are remarkably similar personalities and players.

It cost almost €70,000 to police the three winter tractor protests

Over half of that was spent on barriers to block tractors from gaining access to Kildare Street, where Leinster House is located.

Opinion: A vote for change in Ireland, a welcome vote for Palestinians

Palestinians are heartened by the stance of most Irish parties on the occupied territories, writes Mona Sabella.

Renua in talks with 'more than one' Independent TD about becoming leader of the party

The party said that it may also consider changing its name and branding as part of a wider review.

Yesterday’s News

US attorney general to appeal decision to grant Jason Corbett killers a re-trial

The 39 year-old was murdered in his US home in August 2015.

Elderly pedestrian killed after being struck by car in Cork

The collision happened on the R580 Kanturk to Buttevant Road this evening.

Ireland ranks high on education, but very poorly on climate action in progress index

Ireland ranked 10th out of 15 comparable countries on a UN Sustainable Progress Index.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to drop royal branding after ending official duties

The couple said on Wednesday that their lives as working royals will end on 31 March.

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From The42 Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win 6 Nations

Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win

Noel McNamara’s were in sublime form as they scored six tries in Northampton.

Drug-unit garda suspended for over 3 years while being investigated, tribunal told

It’s been alleged that the senior member of the Athlone drugs unit, identified as Garda A, was in an improper relationship with a heroin dealer.

PSNI investigate after old police flyers calling alcohol 'the number one rape drug' are distributed

The leaflets were distributed in north Belfast earlier this week.

Schools, bars and offices closed in 10 Italian towns over coronavirus fears

Italian health minister Roberto Speranza said the country is now seeing the same sort of ‘cluster’ of cases as Germany and France.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Drew Harris comments on Sinn Féin, EU budget ends without agreement, and Harry Greggs’ funeral.

Son of Ivor Callely given 240 hours of community service for lighting firework in Dublin nightclub

Oliver Callely pleaded guilty to the charge in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last year.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns proposals for new Israeli settlements as 'very clearly illegal'

The plans were unveiled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night.

'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement

Leo Varadkar had said that the budget proposal as it stood was “not something [Ireland] can accept”.

Three-quarters of children with autism not getting needs met in public system

Some families are going into debt because of their child’s condition – one to the tune of €150,000.

'There's an incredible buzz in the community': Ireland's biggest-ever lotto syndicate claims €250,000 win

The ‘Little Rays’ syndicate first came together while trying to fundraise for after-school facilities.

Firefighter charged with possessing €78,000 worth of cocaine at Nenagh Fire Station

Michael Morgan, aged 40, with an address at Cluain Muillean, Nenagh, was charged today.

The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?

We get you up to speed with what exactly is happening.

Snow and sleet expected in some areas in coming days

A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Donegal.

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