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Today’s News

Kildare school apologises after students 'received burns' on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday

Pupils at the Holy Family Secondary School in Newbridge reported mar on their forehead after the incident.

Yesterday’s News

Masked men with pipe-like objects threaten security officers and steal cash box at bank

Another cash-in-transit robbery happened in Finglas, Dublin this morning.

Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of cases

The number of judges in the court is set to be increased from nine to fifteen.

'An incredible young woman': Tributes paid to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan

Brennan was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 24.

From The42 Explainer: What's at stake for each county in the last round of the GAA football league? Crunch The Numbers

Explainer: What's at stake for each county in the last round of the GAA football league?

Round 7 games are down for decision on Sunday afternoon.

Taoiseach describes John Delaney's €100k bridging loan to FAI as 'a bit unusual'

Delaney has already issued two statements on the matter.

Gsoc notified as gardaí launch investigation into death of man in his 40s

Gardaí attended an incident at Wolfhill, Co Laois this afternoon at around 3pm.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Brexit delayed until 30 June, project director of NCH resigns and HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan passes away – it’s the fix.

'It is now time for MPs to decide': May says Brexit delay is 'matter of great personal regret'

Theresa May earlier asked for a short extension of Article 50 until 30 June.

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Driver abducts 51 schoolchildren in Italy and sets bus ablaze

The driver said he was protesting migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.

Man 'de-arrested' after suspicions of Class A drug possession over Cookstown disco deaths

Three teenagers died in the incident on St Patrick’s Day.

Four members of London crime group convicted over supplying drugs linked to chemsex

The Met Police led an investigation into the Brazilian gang for five months between March and July 2018.

Have you seen Martin? Gardaí appeal for information over missing Dublin man

Martin Whelan was last seen yesterday morning at Harmonstown Dart Station.

From The42 Sky Sports News presenter who covered Ireland football internationals passes away aged 47 RIP

Sky Sports News presenter who covered Ireland football internationals passes away aged 47

Fraser Robertson was known for his coverage of Ireland international football games in recent years.

Marks and Spencer seeks 97 voluntary redundancies across 7 Irish stores

Marks and Spencer seeks 97 voluntary redundancies across 7 Irish stores

The retailer has begun a consultation with the trade union Mandate on the voluntary redundancy proposal.

Funeral arrangements announced for victims of Tyrone nightclub tragedy

Lauren Bullock, Connor Currie and Morgan Barnard died in a crush ahead of a St Patrick’s Day disco.

Trinity launches investigations after furore over alleged 'bugging' of secret society 'hazing'

The University Times used a recording device while investigating an alleged on-campus hazing event.

Gambling regulator could take 18 months to set up, says Taoiseach

Measures first mooted in the Gambling Control Bill (2013) are finally set to be enacted by government.

Cork, Limerick, and Waterford mayors will get new powers, but they can also be impeached

The idea of directly-elected mayors for these regions will be voted on in a plebiscite on 24 May.

Brexit: What just happened and how could all of this finally end?

Or how a series of unfortunate events ruined Theresa May’s week.

From The42 O'Gara linked with French coaching role for World Cup Surprise Move

O'Gara linked with French coaching role for World Cup

Les Blues reportedly want to bring the Ireland legend on board for September’s tournament.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

US orders review into how Boeing 737 Max got license to operate

The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft was involved in two fatal accidents within five months.

Supreme Court clears way for US extradition of Dublin man on child pornography charges

Now aged in his early thirties, Eric Eoin Marques is wanted by US authorities.

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals

The fine brings Google’s total tab with the European Union to €8.2 billion in less than two years.

Witness appeal after man and 4 teenage girls hospitalised following collision in Co Carlow

The incident happened at Clogrennane, Ballinabranagh at around 11.50am this morning.

Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars

Mike Thalassitis was found dead in London last weekend.

From The42 'It’s been a mad couple of days, and I’m still trying to get my head around it' Byrne Ambition

'It’s been a mad couple of days, and I’m still trying to get my head around it'

Jack Byrne can create history this week by becoming the first domestic player to play competitively for Ireland in almost 35 years.

Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic's jail sentence increased to life imprisonment

Karadzic (73) was notorious for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Prisoner escapes from custody while receiving treatment at St James's Hospital in Dublin

The incident happened at around 10am this morning.

Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack

Scott Morrison warned he would consider “all options” in reviewing ties between the two countries.

May formally asks Brexit be pushed back to 30 June - but EU warns of 'serious risks' and 'legal uncertainty'

The Prime Minister has written to European Council president Donald Tusk seeking a 30 June departure date.

From The42 The Six Nations fixtures for 2020 and 2021 have just been announced Fill In The Diary

The Six Nations fixtures for 2020 and 2021 have just been announced

Scotland are up first for Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

Disney closes €62 billion deal for 21st Century Fox

The deal paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service Disney Plus.

Poll: Would you welcome a four-day working week in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome a four-day working week in Ireland?

Trade Union Fórsa has called for an Irish campaign on a four-day working week.

Theresa May faces battle to get EU to delay Brexit as Juncker says 'we've reached the end of the road'

As the crisis rumbles on, a number of opponents are said to be eyeing up May’s job – including Boris Johnson.

Jacinda Ardern calls for global fight against racism and right-wing extremism

The main suspect in last week’s terror attack made a white power gesture as he appeared in court.

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