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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 17 November, 2018

Today’s News

How many people in the North believe Brexit makes a united Ireland a possibility? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The amount of money that DCC is set to spend on on the removal of discarded chewing gum.

From The42 LIVE: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests Liveblog

LIVE: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests

Join us for live coverage from the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland bid to record a famous first home win over the All Blacks.

FactCheck: Are two Herbert Simms flat complexes in Dublin to be demolished?

There has been commentary online about plans for Pearse House and Markievicz House to be demolished – but are they set to be knocked down?

May takes potshot at rivals as Brexiteer tells her not a 'cat in hell's chance' of getting Brexit deal through

Many Tories are irate at the deal reached between the UK and the EU, and they want to remove May from office because of it.


Even though it won't bring 'big profits', the Shed Distillery is cracking on with a visitor centre

The attraction is expected to be up and running in early 2020 – at nearly double the cost than first expected.

Taoiseach promises to raise top rate of tax to €50k over next five years

In what many are dubbing an election speech, the Taoiseach promised transformational tax reform.

A new EU directive means it will soon be mandatory for people to be sent SMS alerts during terror attacks

The directive was passed in the European parliament earlier this week.

Heroin worth over €2 million seized at Dublin Airport

The 15kg of heroin was discovered in a woman’s luggage.

Inside Dublin Airport's 'secret third terminal' - the one where selfies are banned

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles

The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.

PSNI investigate 'vicious and barbaric' paramilitary-style shooting in Derry last night

The man received gunshot wounds to his arms, legs and one of his hands.

Fine Gael to follow GAA footsteps with new disciplinary rules

The new disciplinary rules, which will put in place binding arbitration for internal disputes.

One killed after panicked driver rams into crowd at French fuel protests

An estimated 124,000 people took part in the protests.

Wreck of missing Argentine submarine discovered almost a year to the day since it disappeared

“Can you imagine? There were 44 boys who were alive when they got on the submarine.”

Renmore: Coastal air and community in the former home of Michael D

Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year

The Tánaiste also said Ireland could be forced in to recognising the State of Palestine.

FG warns FF: 'We are election ready. The printing machines are oiled, the photos are taken'

Last night the party members were told to get the constituency candidates ready as an election could happen at any time.

Teenager to appear in court charged with stealing 14 bicycles

Gardaí said that, since 2016, around 14,000 bikes had been stolen around the country.

New national survey on sexual violence to be completed in two years

The minister said he expects the survey to begin next year, stating that it should be completed within 18 months.

Only journalists and lawyers to be allowed text and tweet in court says Ireland's top judge

Justice Frank Clarke says the direction is about ensuring fair trials.

What we learned from reading Becoming by Michelle Obama

We read the former First Lady’s biography to discover what it taught us about her life.

Indyref 2? The Brexit deal has put Scottish independence on the agenda again

The SNP is using the chaos in Downing Street to advance the case for another vote.

Poll: Is Leo Varadkar doing a good job as Taoiseach? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Leo Varadkar doing a good job as Taoiseach?

The Fine Gael leader will make his Ard Fheis speech later today.

From the Garden: Your green tomatoes are unlikely to ripen now - so use them up in chutney

As I’ve looked glumly from the house at the sodden garden, it’s been playing on my mind that it’s high time I got the beds in the veg patch covered down for the winter, writes Michael Kelly

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know this weekend morning.

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing Mbs

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing

The Washington Post reported on the claims last night.

Bleak Irish wool sales raise concerns industry is 'declining into oblivion'

A representative of sheep farmers said that “all indications point to an impending total price collapse”.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks Preview

Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks

A thriller awaits at the Aviva Stadium this evening at 7pm.

Over 1,000 people now missing in California wildfires as Trump doubles down on blame game Devastation This post contains videos

Over 1,000 people now missing in California wildfires as Trump doubles down on blame game

The US President is due to vist the area later today.

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month

Since the summer, the country has seen a rise in housing activists taking action to raise awareness over housing issues.

From The42 Toner ready to reach out and grab 'special' win for Ireland Eye On The Prize

Toner ready to reach out and grab 'special' win for Ireland

Ireland’s leading lock is braced for another Titanic battle with the world’s best second row pairing.

'It is not going to happen': FG rule change to copper-fasten promise not to enter coalition with SF

Fine Gael heard a rallying call at its Ard Fheis last night for the party to be election ready.

'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi

The justice minister and Tánaiste said Ireland would like to help.

Families of bombing victims say they have 'damning proof' police lied about it being 'an IRA own-goal'

Fifteen people were killed in the UVF attack on McGurk’s Bar in Belfast in 1971.

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed

The minister said the government has a duty to make sure the next generation is informed.

Torture, petrol bombs and 'garda rats': On the frontline of Drogheda's gang feud

Locals fear it’s a matter of time before someone is killed.

Factcheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?

Brendan Burgess claims there is “no tsunami” of arrears cases now.

Yesterday’s News

Watch: Response of armed garda units tested in terrorism training exercise

The threat level in Ireland remains moderate, which means an attack is unlikely.

Migrant caravan faces desperate situation amid warning that chance of entering US 'almost nil'

Trump has deployed nearly 6,000 troops to the border to deter what he has called an “invasion”.

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