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Today’s News

Air Corps whistleblower claims death toll from chemical-linked illnesses surpasses 72

Chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety are just some of the conditions the whistleblower has been living with for over a decade.

Yesterday’s News

The Dáil sat for the very first time 100 years ago tomorrow. Here's what they talked about

Many of those elected to the Dáil were listed as “fé ghlas ag Gallaibh” (imprisoned by the foreigners).

From The42 'It's a mark of the man that he was willing to show us how he felt': Mick McCarthy and a remarkably raw documentary Inside The Tent

'It's a mark of the man that he was willing to show us how he felt': Mick McCarthy and a remarkably raw documentary

When Mick McCarthy first took over the Irish team in 1996, a TV crew captured the highs and lows of the qualification campaign that followed.

Neil Fox's sister Donna was killed while cycling. He's calling for action from Shane Ross on an overtaking law Not Good Enough This post contains videos

Everything you need to know about viewing the 'super wolf blood moon' overnight

The next total lunar eclipse won’t happen for 14 years.

'Helicopter parents: If you let your child fall down they might just learn to get back up again'

21st-century parenting is the reason that many young people today have remarkably poor coping skills, writes Shane Dunphy.

How I Spend My Money: A travel agent in Cork on €20,000 trying to fix a bad credit rating from her student days

She’s just started saving and wants to put away €500 a month for her travels.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Freshgraze: This student has developed an a cloud-controlled fence for livestock

Charlie Drumm’s project was selected as the Teagasc Special Award winner at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

Violent clashes erupt in Athens as tens of thousands protest Macedonian name deal

Police estimates put the number of demonstrators at 60,000 at 12pm.

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Mirrors that track wrinkles and lipstick that never runs out: Hear about the future of doing your makeup

‘Mirror, mirror, on the wall, is my night cream working at all?’

Mexico fuel-pipe blaze death toll rises to 79

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

From The42 All-Ireland derby at the Aviva Stadium as Champions Cup quarters confirmed Last Eight

All-Ireland derby at the Aviva Stadium as Champions Cup quarters confirmed

Munster, meanwhile, face an away trip to Edinburgh.

'We never had a hard border': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

The story behind the greatest party that never happened

A behind-the-scenes look at the Fyre Festival has come to Netflix. It’s as bizarre as it sounds.

Trump had talks on Moscow tower up throughout 2016 presidential campaign, lawyer says

This is far later than previously acknowledged.

From The42 Leinster set up European quarter-final against Ulster with powerful win at Wasps Powering On

Leinster set up European quarter-final against Ulster with powerful win at Wasps

Leo Cullen’s men notched a bonus point win to set up an intriguing knock-out in March.

Have you seen Sarah? Gardaí appeal for information on missing 14-year-old

Sarah Reilly has been missing from her home at Woodpark, Ballinteer since Thursday, 17 January.

CCTV footage of Derry city centre car bomb released as two men (20s) arrested Derry This post contains videos

CCTV footage of Derry city centre car bomb released as two men (20s) arrested

The explosion occurred shortly after 8pm on Bishop Street in the city centre.

'She's behaved so irrationally': Trump lashes out at Pelosi for rejecting proposed border wall deal

Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi yesterday called Trump’s deal a “non-starter”.

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

Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said today that Simon Coveney did not rule out a backstop exit mechanism.

Temperatures to drop to -2 degrees as hail, sleet and snow forecast next week

Temperatures are forecast to drop to between minus 2 degrees and 2 degrees Celsius tonight.

M50 fully reopens after being closed due to incident, heavy traffic remain M50

M50 fully reopens after being closed due to incident, heavy traffic remain

The road was closed in both directions between Junction 12 and Junction 13 as a result of the incident.

US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator

“I heard them saying, ‘Build that wall, build that wall.’ We’re not supposed to have walls here, we never did.”

Two people dead and 22 injured following major fire at French ski resort

The cause of the fire at the ski resort of Courchevel was not immediately known.

Poll: Do you give away unwanted junk food after Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you give away unwanted junk food after Christmas?

According to the latest Healthy Ireland survey, 62% of Irish adults are overweight

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, even after being overlooked for Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

Man rescued from water at Howth Harbour after car drives off pier

The Irish Coast Guard, An Garda Síochána and fire and ambulance services attended the scene which remains closed off.

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.

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.

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.

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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