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Dublin: 9 °C Sunday 17 February, 2019

Today’s News

'Not now and not ever': 1,000 new homes planned for west Dublin, which locals say brings a 'high risk' of flooding

The vast majority of Fingal County Councillors voted in favour of adopting the Barnhill Local Area Plan.

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'You give everything you have, running around like a lunatic, and I’m still doing that at nearly 70'

National team kit man and former League of Ireland star Mick Lawlor reflects on his football career.

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'

Leona O’Callaghan said the government and judiciary needs to stop pointing at each other and step up to make changes.

'I felt so humiliated, I burst into tears': Woman questions why she was asked for adoption cert when applying for PSC

The woman’s adopted status is not well known and she was unaware she would have to discuss the topic in public.

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Becky Lynch chats to The42 about her remarkable rise to the top of WWE.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A rally in Rooskey, airline Flybmi and controversial comments about homelessness made headlines today.

Goodbye woofs and meows, hello doggie translators: Here's the future of being a great pet owner

Could tech help you converse with your pet? Hear more in our new podcast.

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'The gang saved my life. If it weren’t for them lads, I’d be dead by now'

A young gang member speaks about why he joined a gang – and the impact it had on his life.

Confrontation at 'No To Racism' rally in Rooskey

The rally follows Monday night’s fire at the Shannon Key West Hotel, earmarked for asylum seekers.

Protesters gather outside home of Minister for Communications Richard Bruton

Around 10 people demonstrated at the scene this afternoon.

From The42 Nolan lands dramatic injury-time winner as Wexford edge past 14-man Tipperary Last Gasp

Nolan lands dramatic injury-time winner as Wexford edge past 14-man Tipperary

Liam Sheedy’s side lost Noel McGrath to a red card in the first period.

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Council Chief Executive criticised for saying good homeless services create demand

“Dublin is a major draw for people who are homeless,” Keegan said.

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

Hot Press writer launches legal proceedings against Broadsheet.ie and Twitter

Olaf Tyaransen filed a High Court action against the two companies on Thursday.

From The42 Limerick stay top of the table with impressive 9-point win over Kilkenny Leading The Way

Man arrested over public order incident in A&E department at Dublin hospital

The man has since been released without charge.

Cardiff City F.C.considering legal action against Nantes over Sala 'negligence'

Emiliano Sala died in a plane crash on 21 January before playing a game for the Welsh side.

British teenager who joined ISIS has given birth after expressing desire to return to the UK

Shamima Begum ran away from London to Syria in 2015 to join Islamic State.

Man in his 50s rushed to hospital with head injuries following assault in Cork

The incident happened at around 10pm on Friday night.

PSNI launch investigation after pipe bomb explodes near house with young children inside

Residents in Craigavon, Co Armagh were evacuated from their homes last night.

If you're Irish and living in the UK, you have to travel home to vote now

Irish citizens’ rights to fly home to vote expires after 18 months of residency in the UK.

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Poll: Should products come with a warning if they damage the environment?

There are currently no rules which would identify the environmental damage a product can cause.

Donald Trump tells Europe to take back captured IS fighters or the US will be 'forced' to release them

The White House is expected to begin the withdrawal of American troops from Syria in coming days.

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'There are things I hold onto dearly - her class, her accent and her beautiful smile'

Italian football legend Carolina Morace pays tribute to her late friend Anne O’Brien, a pioneering, revolutionary but unheralded icon.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped change America - but her fight for gender equality hasn't been won

A new biopic about the Supreme Court Justice looks at her early years as a Harvard student and fledgling lawyer.

Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years

There were no reports of sexual assault by students in half of Irish colleges between 2012 and 2018.

Sitdown Sunday: The secret history of women in coding

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

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The Irish For: What do these popular boys' names mean - and what can we learn from them?

Social trends are reflected in different names, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha, whose first name means “like an oak tree”.

Over two-thirds of people think Met Éireann should report weather warnings for the six counties

Its UK counterpart the Met Office is also aware of the issue.

British airline Flybmi blames Brexit as it announces it will cease operations

The airline had been unable to secure post-Brexit flying contracts in Europe.

Working group to investigate how to roll out free contraception for Irish women

People with outside expertise will sit on the new group, with a chairperson to be appointed shortly.

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'I rang Brian to tell him I was going to retire... it took him nearly ten days to get back to me'

Jason McAteer looks forward to being reunited with Mick McCarthy at the Seán Cox Fundraiser in April.

Nicolas Maduro claims US has 'war plans against Venezuela' as Guaido mobilises aid volunteers

US aid has already arrived on the Colombian border as the country deals with a political crisis.

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

The wipes contain plastic and can clog up sewers and cluster on beaches.

Former Fox News host Heather Nauert pulls out of bid to become next US ambassador to UN

Heather Nauert announced her withdrawal amid criticism that she lacked the gravitas for the top diplomatic post.

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