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Today’s News

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

Yesterday’s News

A search is under way for a century-old 'solidarity' book sent from Poland's children to Ireland

The book was a thank you gift after Ireland sent its own version in response to the Września children’s strike of 1901.

Murder investigation launched into death of 41-year-old woman in Westport

A man (40s) arrested in connection with this investigation remains in garda custody.

Commissioner apologises to garda who faced dismissal for giving birth outside wedlock

In 1985, 22-year-old Majella Moynihan faced disciplinary action after she became pregnant by a fellow garda.

'What is the perfect human body?': These artists have surprising answers

One exhibit asks what the human body would need to look like to withstand a car crash.

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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

From The42 Wexford and Kilkenny through to Leinster final on scoring difference after thrilling draw Lovely Hurling

Wexford and Kilkenny through to Leinster final on scoring difference after thrilling draw

A dramatic draw at Innovative Park means the sides will meet again in the decider on 30 June.

Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's islands?

The Irish and Scottish governments are in dispute over the Atlantic sea island of Rockall.

From The42 Three-goal Dublin sensationally end Galway's summer and advance from Leinster Thriller

Three-goal Dublin sensationally end Galway's summer and advance from Leinster

Joe Canning’s return couldn’t prevent Dublin from sealing their place in the All-Ireland preliminary quarter-final.

How many food businesses received closure orders last month? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The tender issued for on-site fitness instructors at the gym next to Leinster House.

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Priests and worshippers in hard hats attend Notre Dame's first mass since fire

Only around 10% of money pledged for the cathedral’s reconstruction has been donated so far.

Winning EuroMillions Plus tickets worth €500k sold in Cork and Dublin

The winning numbers were 10, 16, 23, 33 and 35.

From The42 Offaly relegated to third tier of All-Ireland hurling for 2020 after loss to Kerry Going Down

Offaly relegated to third tier of All-Ireland hurling for 2020 after loss to Kerry

A two-point defeat for the Faithful county in Tralee today.

British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

Nazanin was sentenced to five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.

Have you seen Stephen? He's been missing from Dublin for 4 days

Stephen was last seen on James Street, Dublin 8.

Franco Zeffirelli, Oscar-nominated Italian director, dies aged 96 RIP

Franco Zeffirelli, Oscar-nominated Italian director, dies aged 96

Internationally, he is best known for having directed the 1968 film version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Mortgage rates in Ireland are still one of the highest in Europe

The volume of new mortgage agreements amounted to €598 million in April 2019.

From the Garden: Tomatoes are the most high-maintenance of all veg plants - but they’re worth it

As well as specific watering methods there is the regular pinching out of side shoots to allow air to circulate around the plants, writes Michael Kelly.

Investigation launched into suspected theft of over 100 sheep from Meath farm

The suspected theft allegedly occurred between 10 and 13 June.

German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'

The ruling comes after the recent easing of a Nazi-era law banning practitioners from advertising of pregnancy terminations.

Leo Varadkar says Maria Bailey case 'wasn't a plus' during election campaign

In a wide-ranging interview on RTÉ this morning, Varadkar spoke about the election result, homelessness, and ruled out a reshuffle.

Event Guide: Here's what is happening around the country this weekend

Bloomsday, the Wild Atlantic Way and Cruinniú na nÓg are on the agenda for this weekend.

Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson should take part in the Channel4 live debate? Tory Leadership This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson should take part in the Channel4 live debate?

It’s been reported that there will be an empty lectern at tomorrow’s debate if Johnson doesn’t take part.

'Sport is sport and the best and worst thing about it is it's always going to be there'

Dublin star Aisling Maher is back at it after living the Central American Dream last summer.

Contract worth €160k out for a fitness instructor for the gym used by TDs and Senators

The fitness room next to Leinster House was opened to “counterbalance some of the negative lifestyle aspects” of working in parliament.

What the future of community living could look like in Limerick City's Georgian neighbourhood Future Of Housing This post contains videos

What the future of community living could look like in Limerick City's Georgian neighbourhood

We spoke to Architect Rosie Webb at the CoHousing Here event in Dublin about alternative housing models.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Hong Kong, Nial Ring, and Love Island are all in the headlines this morning.

What's behind the violence in Mali and why does the Government want to send elite Defence Forces members there?

This week, Cabinet approved a proposal to send troops abroad for peacekeeping duties.

Hong Kong leader suspends divisive extradition bill ahead of further protests

More mass protests are expected today, forcing politicians to consider putting the bill on hold to “cool citizens down”.

From The42 Meet the Irishman who became the voice of the 1994 World Cup in America Local Boy Done Good

Meet the Irishman who became the voice of the 1994 World Cup in America

Seamus Malin talks to The42 of a remarkable life that brought him from 1950s Dublin to the biggest show on Earth.

Ryanair is suing third-party flight booker Kiwi.com and Cologne airport

The airline has a long-standing policy of clamping down on sites that re-sell its fares.

Boris Johnson may prove a headache for Ireland, but a no-deal Brexit is the real nightmare

Past visits by Johnson to Ireland don’t exactly inspire confidence.

A 12-hour trip to play for Mayo, and California life: the doctor who 'never forgot Ireland'

Swinford native Bernard O’Hara remembers two-time All-Ireland winner Pádraig Carney following his recent passing.

Extra trains running this weekend for Bon Jovi and Noel Gallagher concerts

Additional security and Garda resources will be in operation on Irish Rail trains over the weekend.

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Point Square's shift towards leisure hotspots

Government planned to spend €200m on mortgage scheme in 3 years. It paid out €50m in just 3 months

New figures show that almost €50 million was paid out as part of the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme in the first three months of this year.

Friday 14 June, 2019

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine requirements for school children

Meanwhile, Jessica Biel has said she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions.

Baby boy who was cut from his mother's womb with a butcher's knife during attack in Chicago dies

Police say his mother, who was nine-months pregnant, was strangled.

From The42 Stunning effort from Ireland U21 youngster sees Bohs beat Shamrock Rovers again Report This post contains videos

Stunning effort from Ireland U21 youngster sees Bohs beat Shamrock Rovers again

Stephen Bradley’s side have not won against Keith Long’s men since May 2017, with Danny Mandroiu the two-goal hero tonight.

Two more British patients die after listeria outbreak linked to pre-packed sandwiches in UK

These two deaths come after three patients died last week.

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