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Today’s News

Cork, Limerick, and Waterford mayors will get new powers, but they can also be impeached

The idea of directly-elected mayors for these regions will be voted on in a plebiscite on 24 May.

Brexit: What just happened and how could all of this finally end?

Or how a series of unfortunate events ruined Theresa May’s week.

'She wanted to make a difference': HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan has died

Brennan was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 24.

Tusk says extension possible, Varadkar reckons it's time to cut UK 'some slack'

Theresa May earlier asked for a short extension of Article 50 until 30 June.

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Taoiseach describes John Delaney's €100k bridging loan to FAI as 'a bit unusual'

Delaney has already issued two statements on the matter.

From The42 O'Gara linked with French coaching role for World Cup Surprise Move

O'Gara linked with French coaching role for World Cup

Les Blues reportedly want to bring the Ireland legend on board for September’s tournament.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

US orders review into how Boeing 737 Max got license to operate

The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft was involved in two fatal accidents within five months.

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Supreme Court clears way for US extradition of Dublin man on child pornography charges

Now aged in his early thirties, Eric Eoin Marques is wanted by US authorities.

Man arrested over Tyrone nightclub tragedy re-arrested on suspicion of Class A drug possession

Three teenagers died in the incident on St Patrick’s Day.

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals

The fine brings Google’s total tab with the European Union to €8.2 billion in less than two years.

Witness appeal after man and 4 teenage girls hospitalised following collision in Co Carlow

The incident happened at Clogrennane, Ballinabranagh at around 11.50am this morning.

Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars

Mike Thalassitis was found dead in London last weekend.

From The42 'It’s been a mad couple of days, and I’m still trying to get my head around it' Byrne Ambition

'It’s been a mad couple of days, and I’m still trying to get my head around it'

Jack Byrne can create history this week by becoming the first domestic player to play competitively for Ireland in almost 35 years.

Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic's jail sentence increased to life imprisonment

Karadzic (73) was notorious for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack

Scott Morrison warned he would consider “all options” in reviewing ties between the two countries.

May formally asks Brexit be pushed back to 30 June - but EU warns of 'serious risks' and 'legal uncertainty'

The Prime Minister has written to European Council president Donald Tusk seeking a 30 June departure date.

From The42 The Six Nations fixtures for 2020 and 2021 have just been announced Fill In The Diary

The Six Nations fixtures for 2020 and 2021 have just been announced

Scotland are up first for Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

Disney closes €62 billion deal for 21st Century Fox

The deal paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service Disney Plus.

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Poll: Would you welcome a four-day working week in Ireland?

Trade Union Fórsa has called for an Irish campaign on a four-day working week.

Theresa May faces battle to get EU to delay Brexit as Juncker says 'we've reached the end of the road'

As the crisis rumbles on, a number of opponents are said to be eyeing up May’s job – including Boris Johnson.

Jacinda Ardern calls for global fight against racism and right-wing extremism

The main suspect in last week’s terror attack made a white power gesture as he appeared in court.

Donald Trump Jr writes in British paper that Theresa May 'ignored advice from my father' on Brexit

Donald Trump Jr said the prime minister should now “honour that promise” to the British people and deliver Brexit.

Fancy tickets to a live Colm O'Regan talk in a Temple Bar bookshop?

Comedian Colm O’Regan will be at The Gutter Bookshop next Monday to talk about his new book – and we have tickets for it.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Top engineer on National Children's Hospital project resigns

John Pollock is the second senior figure to leave the project in as many months.

Government to approve plan to establish gambling regulatory authority

Measures first mooted in the Gambling Control Bill (2013) are finally set to be enacted by government.

Syrian father and son buried in first funeral after New Zealand shooting

A total of six burials are expected to take place today.

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse

Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Africa via a network of giant balloons, yet somehow they cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism

Fr Patrick Peyton taught Americans to recite the Rosary from the 1940s onwards.

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road

A woman found the horse’s body while she was out walking with her dog.

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k

The woman said she was given notice to quit the property two days after informing the landlord she applied for rent supplement.

Yesterday’s News

Death toll from Mozambique tropical cyclone rises over 300 with tens of thousands at risk

The storm is affecting nearly a million people and forcing more than 80,000 from their homes in neighbouring Malawi.

Google reveals new video game streaming platform called Stadia

Players will be able to use Stadia across a variety of platforms such as laptops, TVs and mobile phones.

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon to run for MEP seat in Dublin

Gannon (32) was selected at a convention in Dublin city this evening by party members.

Man (40s) dies after motorcycle collides with car in Co Cork

The incident happened at Lough Beg, Ringaskiddy at around 8pm.

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