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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.

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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.

Taoiseach doesn't think no-deal Brexit is 'inevitable' but wants end to 'political purgatory'

Political leaders were out in force for the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit today at Dublin Castle.

Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'

But activist Robbie Lawlor sets out how people like him are breaking away from stigma and living full lives – and says people need to be more open and honest.

Gardaí hail 'significant progress' after guns, a crossbow and drugs seized in Blanchardstown

Gardái conducted the searches as part of a probe into drugs gangs in the Corduff area.

It was the warmest February day in years today

And it’s expected to stay fairly mild this weekend too.

'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.

Man who broke into a terminally ill woman's home and repeatedly beat her son to be sentenced for false imprisonment

Graham Stafford broke into the home believing one of the family owed him €3,000.

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Student claims he was threatened with knife before class at Wicklow school

Gardaí said they were made aware of the incident.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tourists banned from Mount Everest base camp in bid to reduce rubbish piling up

The growing popularity of the mountain has lead to mounting levels of trash – and corpses.

Jeff Sessions said FBI better off hiring Irishmen who are 'drunks but could be trusted', new book claims

Former FBI director Andrew McCabe has been scathing of the US President and Jeff Sessions in a new book.

Have you seen this girl? She was last seen in Dun Laoghaire yesterday

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in tracing Alannah Corrigan (16).

US man went 'completely off his head' at Cork hotel and threw fire extinguisher down five floors, court hears

Albert Santiago has pleaded guilty to 18 counts related to the incident at Clayton Hotel.

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker WRC

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker

The woman’s P45 was left on her desk while she was on sick leave.

From The42 'People who don’t understand the LOI can turn their noses up... but they’re the ones losing out' League Of Ireland

'People who don’t understand the LOI can turn their noses up... but they’re the ones losing out'

Love is in the air as John O’Sullivan welcomes a brand-new SSE Airtricity League season.

BAM offers to pull out of National Children's Hospital contract if the board wants

The company also said it did not benefit inappropriately from the tender process.

Warning over modified helmets after hurler sustains 'horrific' hand injury GAA

Warning over modified helmets after hurler sustains 'horrific' hand injury

While attempting to catch a sliotar, the hurler’s left hand struck the helmet of an opposing player during a club league match.

From The42 'The medication is constantly improving' - ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis Life Without Limits

'The medication is constantly improving' - ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis

Former All-Star hurler Andrew O’Shaughnessy has always been positive about his condition.

Garda jailed for two years for possession of child abuse images

Joseph O’Connor (58) of west Dublin had pleaded not guilty.

Man ordered by court to stop operating crisis pregnancy website under 'confusing' My Options name

Eamon Murphy sought to countersue the HSE, claiming that its My Options website was “fake in its intentions”.

Spanish PM calls snap election after budget defeat

This will be Spain’s third election in four years.

Man acquitted of murdering Irish father-of-two with screwdriver during Perth fight

Andrew Doan was acquitted of both murder and the alternative charge of manslaughter.

Thieves use digger to rip ATM from wall of filling station in Omagh

Police said significant damage was caused to the wall.

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Poll: Do you remember how many points you got in your Leaving Certificate?

The final school exams are a rite of passage for a huge number of Irish people.

Patient dies after falling from fourth-floor window at Mater Hospital

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

From The42 'I'd love to play for Ireland' - Road less travelled led Cloete to Munster Fetcher

'I'd love to play for Ireland' - Road less travelled led Cloete to Munster

The 28-year-old openside flanker has suffered greatly with injuries during his career.

Man due in court charged in connection with death of man in Kerry

Stephen O’Connor passed away on Monday.

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