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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 15 February, 2019

Today’s News

Rapper 21 Savage says he was 'definitely targeted' by US Immigration during arrest Good Morning America This post contains videos

Rapper 21 Savage says he was 'definitely targeted' by US Immigration during arrest

US officials say he overstayed a visa that expired in 2006 when he was a minor.

Taoiseach doesn't think no-deal Brexit is 'inevitable' but wants end to 'political purgatory'

Political leaders were out in force for the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit today at Dublin Castle.

Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'

But activist Robbie Lawlor sets out how people like him are breaking away from stigma and living full lives – and says people need to be more open and honest.

Gardaí hail 'significant progress' after guns, a crossbow and drugs seized in Blanchardstown

Gardái conducted the searches as part of a probe into drugs gangs in the Corduff area.

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It was the warmest February day in years today

And it’s expected to stay fairly mild this weekend too.

'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.

Man who broke into a terminally ill woman's home and repeatedly beat her son to be sentenced for false imprisonment

Graham Stafford broke into the home believing one of the family owed him €3,000.

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

Student claims he was threatened with knife before class at Wicklow school

Gardaí said they were made aware of the incident.

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The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tourists banned from Mount Everest base camp in bid to reduce rubbish piling up

The growing popularity of the mountain has lead to mounting levels of trash – and corpses.

Trump declares national emergency to bypass Congress for border wall funding

The move will allow him to spend more money to erect barriers on the US-Mexico border.

Jeff Sessions said FBI better off hiring Irishmen who are 'drunks but could be trusted', new book claims

Former FBI director Andrew McCabe has been scathing of the US President and Jeff Sessions in a new book.

Have you seen this girl? She was last seen in Dun Laoghaire yesterday

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in tracing Alannah Corrigan (16).

US man went 'completely off his head' at Cork hotel and threw fire extinguisher down five floors, court hears

Albert Santiago has pleaded guilty to 18 counts related to the incident at Clayton Hotel.

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker WRC

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker

The woman’s P45 was left on her desk while she was on sick leave.

From The42 'People who don’t understand the LOI can turn their noses up... but they’re the ones losing out' League Of Ireland

'People who don’t understand the LOI can turn their noses up... but they’re the ones losing out'

Love is in the air as John O’Sullivan welcomes a brand-new SSE Airtricity League season.

BAM offers to pull out of National Children's Hospital contract if the board wants

The company also said it did not benefit inappropriately from the tender process.

Warning over modified helmets after hurler sustains 'horrific' hand injury GAA

Warning over modified helmets after hurler sustains 'horrific' hand injury

While attempting to catch a sliotar, the hurler’s left hand struck the helmet of an opposing player during a club league match.

From The42 'The medication is constantly improving' - ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis Life Without Limits

'The medication is constantly improving' - ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis

Former All-Star hurler Andrew O’Shaughnessy has always been positive about his condition.

Garda jailed for two years for possession of child abuse images

Joseph O’Connor (58) of west Dublin had pleaded not guilty.

Man ordered by court to stop operating crisis pregnancy website under 'confusing' My Options name

Eamon Murphy sought to countersue the HSE, claiming that its My Options website was “fake in its intentions”.

Spanish PM calls snap election after budget defeat

This will be Spain’s third election in four years.

Man acquitted of murdering Irish father-of-two with screwdriver during Perth fight

Andrew Doan was acquitted of both murder and the alternative charge of manslaughter.

Thieves use digger to rip ATM from wall of filling station in Omagh

Police said significant damage was caused to the wall.

Poll: Do you remember how many points you got in your Leaving Certificate? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you remember how many points you got in your Leaving Certificate?

The final school exams are a rite of passage for a huge number of Irish people.

Patient dies after falling from fourth-floor window at Mater Hospital

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

From The42 'I'd love to play for Ireland' - Road less travelled led Cloete to Munster Fetcher

'I'd love to play for Ireland' - Road less travelled led Cloete to Munster

The 28-year-old openside flanker has suffered greatly with injuries during his career.

Man due in court charged in connection with death of man in Kerry

Stephen O’Connor passed away on Monday.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s the news as you start your day.

Sacked nursing home care worker 'found asleep on the job' was not unfairly dismissed - WRC

The worker was found to move chairs out of the view of CCTV cameras.

New evidence allegedly shows R. Kelly having sex with 14 year-old girl, victims' lawyer claims

The tape is different to one used in a 2008 trial, when Kelly was acquitted on child pornography charges.

White House says Trump will declare national emergency to fund border wall

Declaring a national emergency would free Trump to seek to redirect federal funds and bypass Congress.

Opinion: Here's how to fight being 'good' all the time and mind yourself first (by a Zen Buddhist)

Haemin Sunim is a Zen Buddhist who writes about how to love imperfect things – including yourself – in his new book.

'Mind-boggling': Department can't say whether payments to firm were for surveillance of prison staff

The prison service paid two private security companies over a two-year period.

Man who mugged 92-year-old neighbour jailed for three years

He had done odd jobs for the victim, whom he viewed as an easy target, a court was told.

Former trainee priest suing Irish Independent

The man previously launched legal action against other newspapers including the Irish Times.

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

The HSE has provided figures on the age and geographic breakdown of some of those who enter treatment for gambling addiction.

Yesterday’s News

Corleggy Cheese recalls Cavanbert and Drumlin raw cow's milk cheeses over TB fears

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said that no other Corleggy Cheese products are implicated.

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