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Today’s News

Irish Greyhound Board spent nearly €18k on public relations in three months after RTÉ documentary

The IGB hired communications firm Heneghan PR a week after the documentary aired.

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena Move With Me This post contains videos

As government-formation dance continues, Mary Lou McDonald does the Macarena

The Sinn Féin leader said talks will intensify with smaller parties this week in a bid to form a left-leaning government.

Two Leitrim men jailed for seven years for raping a woman at a house party

“This will haunt me for the rest of my life, knowing that they chose to do this to me,” the victim said in an impact statement.

Mother of Paul Quinn says Sinn Féin minister 'put family through hell'

Breege Quinn is holding talks with political parties at Stormont today.

Man who disposed of chainsaw used on body of Kenneth O'Brien jailed for 18 months

The man’s father murdered O’Brien and dumped his body parts in the Grand Canal.

Boris Johnson faces calls to sack adviser who made controversial remarks about contraception and race

Andrew Sabisky once suggested enforcing the uptake of contraception to stop unplanned pregnancies “creating a permanent underclass”.

Two men arrested over fatal shooting where man's body was found in burning car in Lucan

Wayne Whelan’s body was found in a burning car in the Mount Andrew Rise area on 18 November.

Burglar pretended to be from utility company to gain access to home of elderly woman

The man was then joined by three other males who rummaged through the house while the woman was locked into her living room.

Shane Ross is going to write a book on the 'behind the scenes' of the last government

Speaking to Pat Kenny, Ross said he expects a government of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens.

Poll: Should voting in the Seanad election be extended? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voting in the Seanad election be extended?

Many people view the upper house as elitist and in need of being reformed or scrapped altogether.

Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong amid coronavirus panic-buying

Supermarkets have found themselves unable to restock toilet paper quickly enough.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

'Utter chaos': Technical issues at Heathrow Airport cause cancellations and delays

Some flights to and from Dublin Airport have been affected.

'Celebrities are being hounded': Politicians hit out at press intrusion in wake of Caroline Flack's death

The 40 year-old was found dead at her east London flat on Saturday.

'We are not ruling it out': Fine Gael is open to going into government with Fianna Fáil

The party’s 35 TDs will meet today following one of its worst general election performances ever.

More heavy rain, thunder and spot flooding on the way

Over 1,000 premises are still without power after Storm Dennis.

Coronavirus: Cruise firm attempts to track down hundreds who left ship after one diagnosed with illness

Cambodia allowed the ship to dock on its southern coast on Thursday.

From The42 Former Man Utd goalkeeper and hero of Munich air disaster Harry Gregg dies aged 87 RIP

Former Man Utd goalkeeper and hero of Munich air disaster Harry Gregg dies aged 87

Gregg pulled several people from the wreckage of the plane on the Munich runway on 6 February 1958.

'Ghost ship' that had been drifting in the Atlantic for over a year runs aground on Cork coast Abandoned Ship This post contains videos

'Ghost ship' that had been drifting in the Atlantic for over a year runs aground on Cork coast

Cork County Council has convened its oil spill assessment team in response to the grounding.

Opinion: 'I'm constantly asked if I can thank the handyman for carrying out their work - my work'

Laura de Barra, author of a new book Gaff Goddess, writes about why we need to take the gender out of DIY.

Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today

The new zones include areas where fatal and serious collisions have previously occurred.

Gardaí to step up patrols of flashpoint areas after shots fired at house in Longford

A number of shots were fired at a house on Thursday evening.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How close were you paying attention to the general election campaign?

It must be still fresh in your head, mustn’t it?

From The42 Ugandan champion runner breaks 5,000m world record by almost 30 seconds Incredible

Ugandan champion runner breaks 5,000m world record by almost 30 seconds

Joshua Cheptegei clocked a time of 12 minutes 51 seconds.

How I Spend my Money: A 26-year-old chef in Maynooth who is studying while working

This week, our reader shows how he manages to keep his spending down because he gets his meals at work.

From The42 Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut Issue

Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut

The player scored an early try on his first rugby league outing since 2010.

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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Storm Dennis: 8,000 without power as gusts of up to 120km/h batter the country

A Status Yellow wind warning is currently in place nationwide.

Top 20 roads in Ireland where collisions occur are all located in Dublin, new data shows

The road with the most number of accidents is the R111 which runs between Islandbridge and Irishtown.

Tonight's episode of Love Island cancelled in light of Caroline Flack's death

Love Island presenter Flack was found dead at the age of 40 at her home in east London after taking her own life.

'I think my future plans are things like going to the pub': The week in quotes

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

Opinion: Why has the State invested €70m in a private company to look at our genetic data?

Dr Ciara Staunton says it is “unfathomable” that the government has funded the collection of 400,000 Irish genomes, shutting them off from most researchers.

Leading Democrats sharpen attacks on Michael Bloomberg as Nevada caucuses loom

Much of the criticism centres around past positions and comments being slammed as crude, racist or misogynistic.

Banksy's Valentine's Day mural in Bristol covered up following ‘mindless vandalism’

The elusive artist had confirmed he was behind the piece by posting two images of it on social media.

'A savage attack': Appeal as man hospitalised after being shot in thigh in Belfast

The incident happened in the Ardglen Place area last night.

From The42 Kilkenny rally from nine points down but Morris' seven points helps Wexford to crucial win Tough Battle

Kilkenny rally from nine points down but Morris' seven points helps Wexford to crucial win

Davy Fitzgerald’s side held off a gutsy comeback from the Cats at home.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for wellbeing' of 55-year-old woman missing since Thursday

Beatrice Coughlan is missing from the Delgany area of Co Wicklow.

Gardaí in Cork investigating 'unexplained death' of woman in her 50s

The woman’s death occurred at a house in the Brookdale area of Riverstick yesterday at around 3pm.

Man hospitalised with head injuries following clash after Bohs-Rovers game

The incident occurred just after 5pm yesterday on the Phibsborough Road near Monck Place.

Scottish Tory leader backs Johnson's ‘bold and imaginative’ plan for NI-Scotland bridge

Johnson’s suggestion of the bridge has been branded “a vanity project” by Scotland’s Transport Secretary.

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