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Today’s News

'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals?

How can we boost Ireland’s number of podium finishes? We find out more on Ireland 2029.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Ryanair cabin crew in Spain warn of 10-day September strike action

A 10-day strike has been promised in protest at the closing of some airport bases.

Gardaí seize over €400,000 in cash during investigations into ATM robbery

The incident happened in Cavan last week.

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Beef talks ended with a deal overnight - but IFA says lack of movement on beef prices still an issue

Questions remain over how the agreement will be received by beef farmers.

Keanu Reeves is returning for another go in The Matrix

Lana Wachowski will return to write, direct and produce the project.

From The42 Shock for Galway hurlers as Micheál Donoghue steps down Exit

Shock for Galway hurlers as Micheál Donoghue steps down

Donoghue was in charge of the Tribesmen for four years, landing an All-Ireland title in 2017.

Donald Trump cancels visit to Denmark after its prime minister tells US that Greenland is not for sale

Reports emerged last week that the US President was interested in buying the Danish territory.

Southbound side of Port Tunnel closed due to overturned truck

Delays should be expected in the area.

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Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against convictions for child sex abuse

He was once the Vatican’s third highest-ranking official.

Boris Johnson will meet Angela Merkel today to discuss Brexit and the backstop

Johnson will meet with the German Chancellor in Berlin today.

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'

As things stand, the contribution is needed to keep school doors open, writes Joseph A Moynihan.

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'

The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.

PARENTING MAGAZINE
6 of the most important parenting lessons I've learned during my first year as a mum

Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week

The vaccination programme was rolled out to teenage girls in 2010, but the government committed to making it available to boys in secondary school from September.

Proposal for 11-storey apartment complex in south Dublin likely to face opposition

The proposal is for the construction of a development with 62 new apartments.

'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status

The UK has lost its measles-free status and, after a spike in cases here, there are concerns Ireland could end up in the same position.

Yesterday’s News

Judge to approve insolvency arrangement in €3.7m debt owed by Frank McNamara and Theresa Lowe

The couple owes money to parties including Bank of Ireland, Banco de Sabadell SA, and Revenue, which are all unsecured debts.

Vandals drill through 88 solar-powered lights in Co Cork

The lights cost over €4,500 to install last month.

Game of Thrones author George R R Martin receives An Post award in Dublin

Previous award winners include David Walliams and Jilly Cooper.

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Maria Bailey resigns as chair of two more Oireachtas committees following 'swing-gate'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last month sacked Bailey from the position of chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Trump is talking about Greenland again and vehicles clamped in Dublin… here’s your round up of the day.

'Every muscle and nerve died in my body. I couldn't hear, I couldn't see, I couldn't speak'

Elaine Muldoon took part in Beaumont Hospital Foundation’s annual Honour Your Heroes event today.

From The42 Richie Hogan: 'In my opinion, there was absolutely no way it was a sending-off' Seeing Red

Richie Hogan: 'In my opinion, there was absolutely no way it was a sending-off'

The Kilkenny star reacted to that All-Ireland final red card on Off The Ball this evening.

'I would consider it an absolute privilege. I've never come across anybody like Joe'

Mick Kearney was an integral part of Joe Schmidt’s management team for three years.

Fishing vessel detained off Dublin coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations

This is the seventh vessel detained by the Naval Service so far in 2019.

Katy Hayward: Why we should take note of the unexpected in Boris Johnson's letter to Donald Tusk

Johnson’s letter to Tusk signals the approach the new British prime minister is taking with Europe, writes Katy Hayward.

The 25th James Bond movie title has finally been revealed 007

The 25th James Bond movie title has finally been revealed

The title was announced earlier today.

From The42 Win our great All-Ireland final prize - tickets to Dublin v Kerry plus a night in the four-star Brooks Hotel Golden Tickets

Win our great All-Ireland final prize - tickets to Dublin v Kerry plus a night in the four-star Brooks Hotel

The42 Members will automatically be entered in the hat for our monthly prize draw.

Property website Daft.ie ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling WRC

Property website Daft.ie ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling

The decision follows a case taken by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).

This woman was paralysed on one side - two years later she walked on the Great Wall of China Honour Your Heroes This post contains videos

This woman was paralysed on one side - two years later she walked on the Great Wall of China

Sacha Dekker took part in Beaumont Hospital Foundation’s annual Honour Your Heroes event today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Hawk-Eye clear up confusion over Donnelly's contentious All-Ireland final point Ta

Hawk-Eye clear up confusion over Donnelly's contentious All-Ireland final point

Brian Hogan was adamant that he’d prevented the ball from going over, but Hawk-Eye says it was correct to award the score.

Ryanair strike injunction decision due tomorrow

A 48 hour strike is planned from 12am on Thursday morning.

National broadband network should remain in public ownership, committee recommends

The project which will see the roll-out of a State-subsidised broadband service across the country.

Italy plunged into crisis as Prime Minister resigns after collapse of coalition with far-right

Giuseppe Conte’s resignation came under pressure from Matteo Salvini’s anti-immigrant League party, which has been soaring in opinion polls.

Gunman shot dead by police after holding bus passengers hostage in Rio

The man boarded a bus in Rio de Janeiro earlier today.

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