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Today’s News

From The42 'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt Future Boss

'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt

The 43-year-old takes over as Ireland head coach after this year’s World Cup.

Lidl recalls batch of chocolate bars over allergy concerns

The bars could be a health risk to anyone with an allergy to nuts.

Funeral of footballer Emiliano Sala takes place in Argentina RIP

Funeral of footballer Emiliano Sala takes place in Argentina

The 28-year-old striker died in a plane crash on 21 January.

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From the Garden: Celeriac is fabulously durable, and is useful for all sorts of recipes

This week, Michael Kelly took advantage of a quiet period in the growing season to take stock.

'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital

The Minister was responding to a statement by BAM that suggested it would pull out of the contract if the Government wanted.

From The42 'The biggest crowd in years' - Pats' rousing win over Cork stirs enthusiasm 12th Man

'The biggest crowd in years' - Pats' rousing win over Cork stirs enthusiasm

Three-and-a-half thousand people packed into Richmond Park for the opening night of the new season.

Parents of Novichok victim query why UK settled ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury

Dawn Sturgess died after coming into contact with a nerve agent allegedly used in last year’s poisoning of Skripal and his daughter.

Why Trump declaring a border wall emergency may prove more of an obstacle for himself

The US president’s wall is far from a sure thing even now.

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Dublin Airport is opening a 'world-class' lounge for passengers flying east

Larry Donnelly: Too many observers have been unable or unwilling to come to grips with Trump’s appeal

I still find it difficult to believe that he is President Trump. I wish it weren’t so. But it is.

Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year

A senior union official has said the situation has improved considerably recently, but the numbers have been described as “deeply concerned”.

From The42 Hogan's contact skills pushing Leinster players forward while avoiding injury Specialist

Hogan's contact skills pushing Leinster players forward while avoiding injury

After winning the Champions Cup, Leinster decided to create a new position in their backroom team.

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US

It is the first time a cardinal has ever been defrocked for sex abuse.

Man sacked from his job kills five after opening fire at manufacturing complex in US

A number of police officers were also injured in the gun spree.

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

It would cost an extra €600 million a year to make public transport free in Ireland

While outlining the figures involved, Shane Ross effectively ruled out such a possibility.

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort faces 24 years in prison for lying to Russia investigation

A judge ruled this month that Manafort “intentionally” lied about contacts with a suspected Russian operative.

From The42 'My love for fighting came from battling anorexia and battling my own mind' Go Pro

'My love for fighting came from battling anorexia and battling my own mind'

Mary-Kate Slattery shares her inspiring story.

State Lab on the lookout to purchase a 'cigarette smoking machine'

The lab needs the machine so it can perform tests as per new EU regulations.

'It was many things to many people': This Temple Bar landmark closes today

The Eager Beaver has been a fixture of the area for decades.

Teen rape victim who gave birth to stillborn baby released from prison in El Salvador

Evelyn Hernandez was accused of murdering her baby after she gave birth in a makeshift bathroom in her home.

Opinion: 'Inspiration porn' trending on social media is objectification of disabled people

Stop sharing videos of disabled people attempting to walk up the aisle, or stand for their first dance – pretending to be able-bodied is far from inspirational, writes Eileen Daly.

Teen who threw stone at another youth's head is jailed for a year

The victim perceived the attack as homophobic in nature. He needed 11 stitches to a cut above his right eye.

Delays at forensic lab mean rape victims have to wait longer for cases to progress

€10 million has been taken from the National Forensic Science Laboratory to pay for National Children’s Hospital

Two UCD staff members disciplined after allegations of sexual misconduct Exclusive

The number of official complaints received by universities in recent years “cannot paint the full picture”, activists say.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Seven heaven as Munster smash Southern Kings with impressive bonus-point victory Demolition

Seven heaven as Munster smash Southern Kings with impressive bonus-point victory

It was a comprehensive victory for Johann van Graan’s men at Irish Independent Park on Friday night.

'You murdered my father, so I'm going to kill you': Man jailed for 20 years for attempting to kill GP with crossbow

Mark Waterfall shot the doctor at close range but managed not to fatally injure him.

Nasa stepping up plans to go back to the moon... and stay there this time

The last person to walk on the moon was Eugene Cernan in December 1972, and Nasa wants to change that.

CAO offers will be out earlier this year after case of student who won High Court judicial review

The changes confirmed by the government come after Rebecca Carter secured a place at UCD following a High Court battle.

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Gunman arrested after wounding multiple police officers and civilians near Chicago

Police with riot shields flooded the area and arrested the assailant.

Garda tells murder trial that accused told him there were only two tanks on his farm

Garda Conor Ryan was giving evidence today in the trial of Patrick Quirke, accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan.

'We love you Mammy': Jedward pay tribute as their mother passes away

Susanna Grimes had been battling cancer for a number of years.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders interviewed by Mueller investigators

Sanders said she was “happy” to sit down with investigators.

Garda probe after sudden death of young man found unresponsive in Wicklow pub

Officers attended the scene at the public house in Greystones at 9.30pm last night.

Trump declares national emergency to build wall, Democrats vow to fight the 'power grab'

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Trump’s emergency powers, My Options in the High Court and children’s hospital builders speak out – it’s the evening fix.

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.

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