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Today’s News

Saturday Night Live mocks Theresa May's tough week

Matt Damon plays former UK leader David Cameron in the skit.

North Korea condemns US sanctions, says they could 'block the path to denuclearisation'

The warning from the North yesterday came days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on three senior North Korean officials.

15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough'

Over the weekend, nations struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty.

'We need to know she’s okay': Gardaí appeal for mother of baby 'Belle' to come forward

The body of the baby was found at 10am on Saturday morning,

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Poll: Should there be a second Brexit referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a second Brexit referendum?

Theresa May is to warn MPs that a second Brexit referendum would do “irreparable damage” to British politics.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s happening today.

It's going to be a wet and windy week with a risk of spot flooding

According to Met Éireann, strong winds and heavy showers are expected in the west of the country as today progresses, later spreading east.

Orange Is The New Black actress accuses Geoffrey Rush of inappropriate behaviour

Actress Yael Stone told The New York Times that Rush had danced naked in front of her in their dressing room.

Local TDs condemn attack on repossessed Roscommon farmhouse, but call for negotiations to keep family in home

The incident took place in a farmhouse outside of Strokestown in the county early yesterday morning.

Theresa May: second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage' to integrity of British politics

The British Prime Minister will address the House of Commons today following a number of meetings in Brussels last week.

Saudi Arabia denounces US Senate vote over war in Yemen as 'blatant interference'

The US Senate separately held Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for Khashoggi’s killing.

Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle

High earners pay more tax but they also benefit from the fact workers in the service industry get paid low wages, writes Killian Donoghue.

Breakthrough from scientists in Cork shows flying reptiles had feathers over 200 million years ago

The discovery has been hailed as shifting our knowledge concerning the origin of feathers.

Convicted rapist Patrick Nevin faces sentence for attacks on two women he met on Tinder

The 37-year-old father-of-two pleaded guilty to rape and sexual assault.

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The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register

Duplication on the register is rife and changes are needed to ensure Ireland has a modern electoral register, says the minister.

Yesterday’s News

IRA-linked criminals are 'people of interest' in Quinn Holdings arson attacks

Managers and their families have been targeted in arson attacks.

From The42 Is Roy Keane a good pundit? Analysis This post contains videos

Is Roy Keane a good pundit?

The former Ireland assistant boss made a rare Sky Sports appearance for Sunday’s Liverpool-Man United fixture.

Quiz: Which of these strange Christmas traditions are real?

Which of these traditions – from South Africa, Estonia, Norway and Australia – are real.

Bye bye credit cards, hello paying by eyeball: The future of spending your money

Your eyes and fingerprints are about to become a crucial part of how you pay for things.

Susan Wood's snapshots of Ireland: 'I love photographing the clutter of people’s real lives'

US photographer Susan Wood has been capturing Irish life for the last 50 years.

'This is a genuinely historic moment': The week in quotes

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Raid on repossessed house in Roscommon, baby girl found on Dublin beach and PMs clash on Brexit.

Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets

Sometimes we talk about people ending up as statistics. But there are no statistics compiled for how many children raised in state care become homeless, writes Shane Dunphy.

From The42 'I just screamed. I couldn't cope. It was a build-up of four years': Megan Connolly on a remarkable US triumph Florida Key

'I just screamed. I couldn't cope. It was a build-up of four years': Megan Connolly on a remarkable US triumph

The Republic of Ireland international discusses an incredible finale to her time in Florida and starting the next chapter.

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How I Spend My Money: A tech worker in Navan on €37,000 dreaming of a three-bed house with a small garden

He needs to be more frugal to prove to the bank he can meet mortgage repayments.

A UK newspaper said that Theresa May 'loathes' Leo Varadkar, but Simon Coveney says it's 'nonsense' Across The Water This post contains videos

Man injured jumping from building to escape hammer-wielding raiders in Co Down

Three others were also assaulted in the violent robbery.

From The42 Shaqiri inspires Liverpool to first Anfield win over Man United since 2013 On The Up

Shaqiri inspires Liverpool to first Anfield win over Man United since 2013

Two goals from the Swiss international helped the Reds regain their place at the Premier League’s summit.

Eight injured, vehicles torched and dog killed after raid on repossessed farmhouse in Roscommon Falsk This post contains videos

Eight injured, vehicles torched and dog killed after raid on repossessed farmhouse in Roscommon

A number of vehicles were set on fire and a dog was also seriously injured.

Donald Trump has called his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen 'a rat'

Cohen was this week jailed for three years.

Taoiseach: 'JobPath may not be needed in the future'

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.

There are now over 5,000 'property millionaires' in Ireland

Eglinton Road in Donnybrook is Ireland’s most expensive street, according to data from Daft.ie.

Missing 67-year-old located

Ann O’Sullivan was last seen at Tamarisk, Tallaght, at 3am this morning.

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair have both ripped into Theresa May's handling of Brexit Tag Team This post contains videos

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair have both ripped into Theresa May's handling of Brexit

The former Taoiseach and former Prime Minister were speaking separately.

From The42 'It was just a privilege to fight here in Madison Square Garden in front of so many Irish people' Unbeaten This post contains videos

'It was just a privilege to fight here in Madison Square Garden in front of so many Irish people'

Katie Taylor successfully defended her WBA and IBF lightweight titles against Eva Wahlstrom last night.

Body of baby found on Dublin beach was a full-term baby girl

Gardaí say no foul play was involved in the death of the child.

Maamtrasna murders: Wrongful detention and execution in a divided Ireland

Myles Joyce, who was hanged for the murders, was pardoned President by Michael D Higgins this year.

UN climate summit: The three key outcomes you need to know

Minister for Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, said Ireland is fully committed to implementing the Paris Agreement.

Family of girl (7) who died in Border Patrol custody dispute official story on her death

The parents of Jakelin Caal said she had been given food and water and appeared to be in good health as she travelled through Mexico.

From kidnapping to the Black Rod: Here are some weird House of Commons traditions

Earlier this week, a royal mace was removed from its place in the House of Commons, prompting the expulsion of a Labour MP.

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