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Today’s News

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.

Have you seen Ann? Gardaí appeal for help finding missing 67-year-old

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.

'I'm Sue Potter, I want to be cut up': How an 87 year-old's death is playing a key role in the future of medicine

The story forms part of National Geographic’s latest issue looking at the future of medicine.

Gardaí investigating after digger used in robbery of ATM in Co Monaghan

The incident occurred at around 3am at a bank on Main Street, Ballybay.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s happening today.

Sitdown Sunday: Why do people fall for notorious jailed murderers?

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

The Irish For: The word deteach, meaning smoke, also refers to the family huddled together around the fire

As one of the first human inventions fire is often used as a metaphor for human civilisation and its downsides, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Gardaí renew appeal for witnesses to fatal collision in Cork after man released without charge

A pedestrian in his 40s was struck by a car early on Saturday morning.

New poll shows Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the country

The latest Sunday Independent newspaper/Kantar Millward Brown poll shows Fine Gael is down by two points to 32%.

France's 'yellow vest' protests lose momentum on decisive weekend

An estimated 66,000 people took to the streets across France yesterday.

Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds

Creativity requires humans to break away from more common and easily reached ideas.

Christmas Day session, Olympic dreams and becoming female role models

Irish hockey star Nicci Daly wants to help inspire the next generation of female athletes.

Trump's interior secretary denies he is quitting over the multiple investigations into him

In his resignation letter, Zinke said there had been “vicious and politically motivated attacks” against him.

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes

But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.

Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian' WRC

Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian'

The woman claimed the employee also asked her to come outside to fight.

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill

The proposed legislation is due before the Dáil in the new year.

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