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Today’s News

'Extremely concerning': Downing Street warns MPs over attempts to block Brexit

Several MPs are planning to table amendments in an attempt to take control of the business of Parliament.

Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement

The two countries have enjoyed free movement between them since 1952.

Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?

A campaign has begun this year to try to increase school secretaries’ pay – but is it so varied in the first place?

Sitdown Sunday: The day we found out our parents were Russian spies

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

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So long, sad sambos: 10 easy desk lunches to make your co-workers jealous

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

The Irish For: How many colours can you remember?

Different languages across the world look at the spectrum and make different calls on where certain colours begin and end, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for around 18,000 hours.

From The42 'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences' Defence

'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences'

Former Munster assistant coach Ian Costello is enjoying his challenging task with Wasps.

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Police investigation underway after suspected car bomb in Derry city centre

Politicians have condemned the attack which occurred shortly after 8pm yesterday evening.

Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier

Meanwhile, a €12 million contract to provide a passport processing system in Ireland is being put out to tender.

From The42 'I'm not angry or bitter. I'm fit, healthy and happy again and that's important' Interview

'I'm not angry or bitter. I'm fit, healthy and happy again and that's important'

After questioning whether she’d ever play again, Niamh Briggs has bounced back from two injury-ravaged seasons to rediscover her love of rugby again, even after being overlooked for Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

Tayto Park wants humanoid robots to make the queue at its water ride more entertaining

At peak times, customers have to wait up to two hours to get on the Viking Voyage attraction.

From The42 'I was working at a chocolate factory in Carlow. Two years later I’m at the Fifa Club World Cup alongside Real Madrid' Carlow Rising

'I was working at a chocolate factory in Carlow. Two years later I’m at the Fifa Club World Cup alongside Real Madrid'

Former Wexford Youths winger Eric Molloy discusses moving to New Zealand and playing at last month’s Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

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Pool party mansion with sea views for €2.95m in Howth

Mexico fuel-pipe blaze death toll rises to 73

The tragedy comes as the federal government wages a highly publicised war on fuel theft.

'There won't be a border because we don't want it!': What Brexiteers think of the backstop

We spoke to some Brexiteers outside Westminster about what they think of the ‘Irish protocol’.

Minister to lay wreath at ceremony to mark centenary of Soloheadbeg Ambush

The Soloheadbeg Ambush is widely seen as the event which sparked the War of Independence.

Here's where the dirtiest takeaways and restaurants in Ireland were in 2018

In all, the FSAI issued over 100 enforcement orders last year.

Yesterday’s News

'We're really only nine meals removed from total anarchy': Ireland's preppers and survivalists

“The main thing is we do know that if something was to happen we’d be more than comfortable.”

US govt shutdown: Trump offers Democrats deal on immigration in exchange for wall money

The announcement comes as amid the longest-running US government shutdown in history.

Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports Exclusive

They were due back before the courts two months ago.

Quiz: Did people really say these things about Brexit?

There’s been quite a few ridiculous things said by politicians about Brexit, but how well can you remember them?

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A place to grow old where you're 'never short of company'

McAuley Place is situated in Naas, Co Kildare and sees 53 apartments available to residents over 65 years of age.

From The42 GAA confirm ticket price increases for both league and championship Price Hike

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died

Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.

From The42 Munster show their mettle under pressure to take quarter-final berth with win over Chiefs Knockout Rugby

Munster show their mettle under pressure to take quarter-final berth with win over Chiefs

Tadhg Beirne led the way as Munster found a way to beat a brilliant Exeter side.

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Thousands take to streets of US for Women's March amid government shutdown

Many wore pink “pussy” hats to protest Trump’s demeaning comments about women.

How many shamrocks designs did Aer Lingus go through to concoct its new image? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of species of wild coffee that are at risk of extinction.

French yellow vests hit back at Macron's debate attempts with 10th weekend of protests

In Paris, several thousand people marched peacefully through the Left Bank in freezing temperatures.

From The42 Salah scores landmark goal as Liverpool survive scare to extend lead at top Nervy

Salah scores landmark goal as Liverpool survive scare to extend lead at top

Man City have a chance to reduce Jurgen Klopp’s side’s deficit to four points if they win at Huddersfield tomorrow

Opinion: If you are planning on passing off your unwanted junk food as presents - stop!

With the majority of Irish adults overweight and children’s tooth decay on the rise, its time to think about the real cost giving sugary gifts, writes Mary McCarthy.

From The42 Ulster produce rousing comeback in Leicester to claim a precious quarter-final Suftum

Ulster produce rousing comeback in Leicester to claim a precious quarter-final

The northern province have reached the knock-out stages for the first time since 2014.

Appeal for witnesses after man (37) shot dead in Warrenpoint last night

A 21-year-old woman who also sustained gunshot injuries remains in critical condition in intensive care.

Is there a dark side to the 10-Year Challenge meme?

An Irish tech commentator has weighed in on the sinister theory behind the craze.

Detectives 'extremely close' to breakthrough over murder of RUC officer in Omagh

Michael Ferguson (21) was shot dead while on duty in Shipquay Street in the city on 23 January 1993.

Spanish rescuers drilling tunnel to search for two-year-old boy trapped in well since last week

Julen Rosello fell down a very narrow shaft more than 100 metres deep on Sunday.

'One of the good guys': Tributes paid to Windsor Davies star of 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum' RIP

'One of the good guys': Tributes paid to Windsor Davies star of 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'

The veteran actor has passed away at the age of 88.

Gardaí investigating after teen allegedly assaulted and threatened by two men

The incident happened on Station Road, Sutton in Dublin at around 5.30pm on Wednesday.

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