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Today’s News

Lyra's family: 'A warm and innocent heart, she was the greatest listener, someone who had time for everyone'

Lyra was murdered early on Friday morning in the Creggan in Derry following a night of fierce riots.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Vigil in Dublin for Lyra McKee, Donald Trump to visit England and IS claim responsibility for Sri Lanka attack – This evening’s top stories.

Militia leader allegedly had plans to assassinate Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Soros

The United Constitutional Patriots say they want to draw attention to immigration violations and assist federal law enforcement in patrolling the border.

From The42 Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat Breakdown

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

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Woman arrested in relation to killing of Lyra Mckee released unconditionally

The 29 year-old was killed in Derry last week.

From The42 Ireland international Shane Long scores the fastest goal in Premier League history Take A Bow This post contains videos

Ireland international Shane Long scores the fastest goal in Premier League history

The Tipperary native found the net after just seven seconds.

Teenager in critical condition after crash between van and car in Cork

Motorists have been asked to avoid the Dunkereen Cross area for the next few hours.

FactFind: Maternity, paternity and parental leave - how much time do new parents get?

Male same-sex couples are now also being recognised under the parental leave proposal.

Patrick Quirke murder trial nears end as jury to continue deliberations tomorrow

Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

Dalkey Tidy Towns won't be removing candidates' posters during the election campaign (despite saying they would)

The committee sent an email earlier today informing candidates that election posters would be removed.

Journalist and sister of Boris, Rachel Johnson is contesting the European elections

Johnson is standing for anti-Brexit party Change UK.

IS claims Sri Lanka bombings and releases photo of attackers

More than 320 people were killed in the Easter blasts.

From The42 TV Wrap: BT Sport make a holy show of themselves with Billy Vunipola comments On The Box

TV Wrap: BT Sport make a holy show of themselves with Billy Vunipola comments

Meanwhile, Paul Merson serves up the best bit of telly all week.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Jury in trial of Patrick Quirke told to consider circumstantial evidence with care

After almost two months of evidence, the jury is expected to begin deliberations this afternoon.

From The42 Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers shock World Championship defeat to 23-year-old amateur Rocket Crash

Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers shock World Championship defeat to 23-year-old amateur

A stunning victory for James Cahill is being labelled the biggest upset in the history of the World Championship.

Gardaí appeal for BMW driver that stopped near scene of fatal collision in Dublin to come forward

The accident happened at approximately 7.45pm on Monday 8 April.

Donald Trump to get Buckingham Palace banquet as UK state visit is confirmed

The state visit is to take place in June.

From The42 Leinster drive for five but Saracens have score to settle in Newcastle Decider

Leinster drive for five but Saracens have score to settle in Newcastle

Leo Cullen praised James Lowe but said there is still a decision to make with his ‘non-European players’.

'Time to act': HIQA report finds PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates would be cheaper and more effective

A draft report on the introduction of the programme was published today.

MPs are back after their Easter break, so what's the Brexit latest?

The UK is preparing for local elections, European elections; while Theresa May still tries to get her deal over the line.

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

Sri Lanka minister: Easter bomb attacks were 'in retaliation' for Christchurch mosque shootings

Eight explosions struck churches and hotels in the capital Colombo on Easter Sunday.

From The42 Former Celtic captain and Lisbon Lion Billy McNeill has died aged 79 RIP

Former Celtic captain and Lisbon Lion Billy McNeill has died aged 79

Also an ex-manager at the club, McNeill skippered the Hoops to European Cup glory in 1967.

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

Lyra McKee murder investigation: 57-year-woman arrested under Terrorism Act Derry This post contains videos

Lyra McKee murder investigation: 57-year-woman arrested under Terrorism Act

The woman was taken to Belfast for questioning.

Poll: Would you protest against a supervised injection centre in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you protest against a supervised injection centre in your area?

The first centre, planned for Dublin city, is still yet to open.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

New IRA admit responsibility for Lyra McKee’s death, and Sri Lanka death toll rises again – here’s what’s happening today.

Anger over 'shocking seven-hour delay' in deploying Air Corps to fight wildfires in Donegal

The Air Corps responded in the afternoon but noted that it did not run a dedicated firefighting service.

Samsung delays launch of folding smartphone amid reports that its screen keeps breaking

The €1,760 smartphone was due to launch this week.

Opinion: Creative spaces are under threat so councils must be proactive to ensure that the arts survive

Rents are sky-rocketing making spaces unaffordable for many artists. But with proper planning, we can protect the creative life of the city, writes Councillor Patrick Costello.

Dissidents admit to killing Lyra McKee, offering 'full and sincere apologies'

Using a code word, the group issued a statement to The Irish News taking responsibility for her death.

The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland?

A pilot scheme is due to open in Dublin city centre, but the process is stuck in planning permission limbo.

'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services HSE

'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services

One family told their local MEP they were facing a €2,000 annual bill.

Almost all women in Irish prisons are there for committing petty crime

95% of women in jail are committed for crimes such as shoplifting, failure to pay fines or handling stolen goods.

Yesterday’s News

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

Quiz: Which Game of Thrones character is this?

GOT is nearing endgame but how do you remember who’s come and gone over the past eight seasons?

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