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Today’s News

Eight people shot dead in German town of Hanau, police confirm

Shots were fired at two hookah lounge areas in the centre of the town.

The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out

A new Ceann Comhairle is expected to be elected today – but we’re unlikely to see a new Taoiseach.

Yesterday’s News

Dutch farmers bring tractors into city in protest over planned emissions policy

The demonstration comes a day before a debate in parliament on how to rein in emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide.

Tributes paid to rapper Pop Smoke (20) who was shot at his California home

He was due to play a string of shows in the UK in April.

Lib Dems leave Irish MEP Barry Andrews a 'generous' goodbye gift

The party’s 16 MEPs left the EU Parliament on a sweet note.

Infertile cancer patient gives birth after having her eggs frozen, new study reveals

A baby boy was born to a 34-year-old French woman who had been treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer.

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Quiz: A very, very hard quiz about Father Ted's obscure supporting characters

It’s like two completely different sheep.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

On the eve of the 33rd Dáil assembling, there were a lot of talks about talks…

Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'

The author speaks to us as she publishes her latest novel, Actress.

Parts of the UK preparing for a month's worth of rain over the next 24 hours

A status yellow rainfall is also in place for some parts of Ireland.

It took absolutely ages to form a government in 2016. Here's what happened

It took 70 days last time out. Could it take as long this time?

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Donald Trump offered pardon to Julian Assange if he denied Russia link to email leak, UK court told

Trump would only pardon Assange if he said Russia was not involved in the leak of Democratic National Committee emails, the court heard.

Three Wall Street Journal reporters expelled from China over article headline

The United States protested what it called an affront to press freedom, one day after it tightened rules on Chinese media organisations.

Fr Ray Kelly considered leaving Dancing with the Stars after abusive threats

Kelly said he reported the incident to gardaí.

Micheál Martin announces FF negotiating team, but says coalition with SF 'not the right thing to do'

Martin says he has written to Mary Lou McDonald explaining why Fianna Fáil won’t go into coalition with Sinn Féin.

'Megxit' divorce deal revealed and departure date set at 31 March

Harry and Meghan will remain as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex but their “Sussex Royal” branding is being reviewed.

'I'm out' - McIlroy opposed to joining breakaway Premier Golf League

The world number one is not interested in competing in the proposed new tour.

New exhibition shines a light on struggle between IRA and British forces in Monaghan

The Monaghan War of Independence files include more than 500 pages of first-hand accounts from Monaghan IRA veterans

Permission granted for new co-living development just 1km from Dublin city

Dublin City Council refused permission for the development last year.

Healy Raes question SF on election promise funding, saying there's 'no such thing as a free lunch'

Pearse Doherty hit out against Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for refusing to engage with Sinn Féin.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Gardaí and family 'concerned for wellbeing' of man missing from Cork

Cian O’Sullivan was last seen in the Douglas area of Cork yesterday.

'Very little fuel' on board shipwreck that washed ashore in Cork

No final decisions have yet been taken about the future of the vessel.

Man accused of murder of Adrian Donohoe texted his girlfriend to say he was loading a lorry around time of shooting

Aaron Brady has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Adrian Donohoe.

'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets

Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.

14-year-old boy to stand trial accused of raping girl

The boy appeared at Dublin Children’s Court today charged with sexual abuse offences which allegedly occurred when he was aged 12 and 13.

From The42 Bono and Paul O'Connell answer Ireland's call One Love

Bono and Paul O'Connell answer Ireland's call

U2 frontman and former Ireland captain, O’Connell, appear in Ireland’s camp ahead of Sunday’s showdown against England.

Gardaí investigating death of baby in Waterford house

Gardaí said the infant died in “unexplained circumstances”.

'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre

“It’s a fait accompli, I would prefer if there had been more consultation,” one councillor said.

Major retailer ordered to pay €15,000 to manager unfairly dismissed for hugging staff

The Workplace Relations Commission said the dismissal caused the man representational damage.

Man arrested after woman 'forcibly removed' from car during attempted robbery in Finglas

A number of passersby came to the aid of the driver during the attempted robbery.

From The42 Ireland name unchanged team for England clash as Doris returns on bench Team News

Ireland name unchanged team for England clash as Doris returns on bench

Head coach Andy Farrell has opted for the same starting XV that beat Wales last time out.

'No one wants a bar full of vending machines': NI businesses say new UK immigration system will cause labour shortage

Business groups across the UK have also criticised the points-based immigration system.

'People can’t wait any longer': Increase in young Irish people living with parents among highest in Europe

The share of young adults aged 25-29 living with their parents in Ireland has increased from 36.0% in 2007 to 47.2% in 2017.

UK unveils new points-based immigration system as Home Secretary is questioned whether her parents would qualify

Business groups have said the new immigration system could spell disaster for many industries.

Man in his 50s dies in three-vehicle crash in Cork N20

Man in his 50s dies in three-vehicle crash in Cork

Gardaí are investigating the incident and part of the N20 road is currently closed.

Poll: How often do you eat potatoes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you eat potatoes?

Irish farmers are worried that millenials are ditching the potato.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

More woe for Boeing as potentially dangerous debris found in 737 Max fuel tanks

Boeing has repeatedly missed its targets on the roll out of its new 737 Max planes.

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