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Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

An assault in Tallaght, a surprise G7 summit visit and an air crash in Mallorca made headlines today.

'Ghosts in their own country': Government accused of 'wall of silence' over Tuam babies

Survivors and family members of the dead babies gathered at the site today.

Los Angeles deputy who claimed he was shot by a sniper 'made it up'

Angel Reinosa (21) made a frantic radio call on Wednesday claiming he’d been shot by someone in a nearby building.

'You don’t wake up one day and decide to become a serial killer': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

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Two men arrested after recent 'deliberate attempts' to kill PSNI officers

Both men were arrested following searches in the Lurgan and Craigavon areas of Armagh.

Seven dead after plane and helicopter collide in Mallorca

Part of the wreckage from the aircraft landed near houses in a rural area.

Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit

Flight-tracking websites showed a plane travelling from Tehran to Biarritz.

Man (22) arrested after serious assault in Navan

The assault happened at approximately 3am yesterday morning on Watergate Street in Navan.

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Indian girl dies after slitting throat in second deadly kite accident in a week

People in India have started using strings coated in metal or glass to try to cut down competitors’ kites.

Irish golf fan among six injured after lightning strike in US

A number of people were injured after two lightning strikes hit trees on the course.

Man (70s) dies after single-vehicle collision in Cork

Gardaí attended the scene on Main Street, Skibbereen shortly after 6pm yesterday.

A Brexit deal is now 'touch and go', says Boris Johnson

The second day of the G7 summit takes place today.

Macron says G7 leaders have agreed on joint statement over Iran

US President Donald Trump, however, has denied signing off on a joint G7 message.

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Poll: Have you had problems getting a doctor's appointment recently?

The Sunday Independent reports that 44% of surgeries are unable to see new patients.

34-year-old man critical after being found with serious head injuries in west Dublin

Gardaí believe the man was assaulted and are following a definite line of inquiry.

From The42 'I didn't want to go to prison without having achieved anything in my life' Back From The Brink

'I didn't want to go to prison without having achieved anything in my life'

Dean Fitzpatrick reflects on an incredible 12 months.

Over 1,500 new fires ignited in Amazon rainforest, official data shows

43,000 troops are have been made available to combat the fires.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s making headlines this Sunday morning.

Sitdown Sunday: I was raised in a doomsday cult

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The Irish For: Rising rents mean many prospective tenants are giving Dublin a goodbye 'cíos'

Designating certain areas far away from Dublin as Gaeltachtaí, and then denying them investment so they’d stay that way- was a dreadful mistake.

From The42 'I went to Australia but didn't realise how sick Dad was... He must have hidden so much of his pain' Interview This post contains videos

'I went to Australia but didn't realise how sick Dad was... He must have hidden so much of his pain'

Former Cork dual star Angela Walsh speaks to The42 about her decorated inter-county career and the loss of her father Donie to cancer.

Ross asked Department of Agriculture to cut funding to greyhound industry after RTÉ doc

The Minister for Sport said some of his constituents were outraged by the abuses in the greyhound industry that were revealed.

From The42 'I've got to a point with athletics where I want to see how far I can get' Big Future

'I've got to a point with athletics where I want to see how far I can get'

Sarah Healy is one of Ireland’s brightest young talents and is hoping to kick on further when she starts college.

How much money could the carbon tax take in if it was increased?

The government is looking at two models to increase carbon tax and offset the cost to householders.

Lenders expected to row back after rebuke from ombudsman over tracker mortgage complaints

Ger Deering this week revealed 500 complaints could be impacted by banks’ use of time limit clauses.

Yesterday’s News

How well do you know Ireland's statues?

A statue of the River Shannon as a bronze-faced male river god has sparked debate in Athlone recently.

The inside story of Jason Knight’s full Championship debut for Derby County

A WhatsApp shutdown, family blackout and why Philip Cocu loves his new midfield maestro from Dublin.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

The G7 summit, internal tensions at the OPW and the National Broadband Plan made headlines today.

From The42 Early Tipp goals power them past Cork to seal All-Ireland hurling glory Premier Class

Early Tipp goals power them past Cork to seal All-Ireland hurling glory

18,652 was the attendance at the Gaelic Grounds for today’s U20 decider.

Two men arrested over murder of man shot dead in Co Down on Monday

Malcolm McKeown’s body was discovered in a car in the Main Street area of the village just before 9pm.

How many pints of Guinness have been pulled in the Dáil bar in 2019? It's the week in numbers

Plus the number of buildings lying empty managed by the Office of Public Works.

Johnson and Tusk trade 'Mr No Deal' jibes as G7 summit kicks off

Johnson has said the European Union must drop its insistence on the Irish backstop to avoid a “no-deal” Brexit.

'She'll be all lit up': A Vietnam War helicopter is making its way to Tralee for restoration

Once restored, Pádraig Nolan plans to display the Huey in public and tour it around Ireland.

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NASA reportedly investigating first allegation of a crime in space

NASA astronaut Anne McClain has admitted to accessing her ex-partner’s bank account from the International Space Station.

From The42 Ireland crash and burn as England rip Schmidt's men apart in London Hammered

Ireland crash and burn as England rip Schmidt's men apart in London

Ireland conceded eight tries in a record defeat against the English.

Gardaí investigate aggravated burglary at house in north Dublin

The incident took place in the early hours of Friday morning.

Prince Andrew says he had no knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein's behaviour

Since Epstein’s death, Prince Andrew has come under intense scrutiny over his relationship with the disgraced US financier.

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