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Today’s News

The next Brexit step: Withdrawal Agreement Bill to be published on Friday

“We need to take decisions, not to duck them,” Theresa May told MPs, urging them to vote for her thrice-defeated deal.

Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence

Shane Ross has asked the RSA to research scooter regulations in other countries.

Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments'

Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faced opposition on their co-living stance in the Dáil today.

British steel goes into liquidation leaving 5,000 jobs at risk

An estimated 20,000 more people have links to the firm’s supply chain.

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Man found dead with gunshot wounds beside car that had been set alight in north Dublin

The incident occurred near the M1 motorway at Walshestown.

Two men arrested as gardaí recover firearm during raid of Dublin home

The raid was carried out as part of an intelligence-led operation targeting organised crime in Dublin.

Alabama TV station refuses to show 'Arthur' episode featuring gay wedding

The cartoon tells the story of an eight-year-old aardvark, his family and friends.

Government 'reluctantly' grants second year long extension to Grace case inquiry

The Farrelly Commission to provide its final phase report by 15 May 2020.

'We're asking for state agencies and bodies to engage with us now': Concerns about commitments to the Irish Sign Language Act ISL This post contains videos

'We're asking for state agencies and bodies to engage with us now': Concerns about commitments to the Irish Sign Language Act

We spoke to Deaf Communtiy representatives at an event at Leinster House about their concerns for the 2020 deadline.

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Poll: Would you attend a public appearance by Donald Trump in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you attend a public appearance by Donald Trump in Ireland?

Trump’s upcoming visit has already prompted increased security at Shannon Airport.

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme

The July Provision Scheme provides funding for extended schooling for children with ASD and severe/profound learning disability.

May writes to Corbyn with plea for 'last chance' compromise as her Brexit hopes dwindle

The prime minister is running out of options and allies after unveiling her new Brexit plan yesterday.

'Enormous relief' as Rehab secures additional €2 million funding to continue disability services

The group secured an additional €2 million following a series of negotiations.

Irish student to have asteroid named after him after winning a top award at international science fair

Around 1,700 students worldwide compete for a pool of awards worth $4 million.

FAMILY MAGAZINE
9 game-changing pieces of advice I wish I'd been given as a brand new mum

Varadkar 'looks forward' to meeting Trump when he visits Ireland in two weeks' time

Trump and his wife Melania will stay at his Doonbeg resort in Clare.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

'We live in a strange world': Michael McDowell criticises Fine Gael TD over injury lawsuit Seanad This post contains videos

'We live in a strange world': Michael McDowell criticises Fine Gael TD over injury lawsuit

McDowell referenced the case before the Circuit Civil Court in the Seanad yesterday.

Body of Indian climber, in group with missing Irish man, recovered from Mt Everest

Ravi Thakar (28) was found dead inside his tent at Everest Camp 4 last Friday.

'Desperate, deluded, doomed': UK front pages react to Brexit latest

The latest plan follows the collapse of talks with the Labour party on Friday.

From The42 A new football documentary asks: Will we ever see an all-Ireland football team? Debate This post contains videos

A new football documentary asks: Will we ever see an all-Ireland football team?

Division: The Irish Soccer Split is on RTÉ One tonight at 9.35pm.

Plans for 'co-living' apartment blocks in Dublin are in opposition to the 'cohousing' model popular in Europe

Cohousing arrangements are a co-operative movement that helps to create affordable housing, writes Tom O’Donnell.

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington

The bill was signed in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations.

Local radio station Tipp FM retracts comments made about journalist following Lowry case

Elaine Byrne is now a columnist with the Sunday Business Post newspaper.

Divorce in numbers: How do divorce rates in Ireland compare to those in Europe and elsewhere?

Ireland is set to vote this Friday on whether or not the wait period for couples seeking a divorce should be reduced.

Justice Minister says government will consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law

Credit card details could be used to verify a person is over 18 under the new UK rules.

Internal garda probe after video emerges of €10k cash seizure being flaunted on camera

One of the individuals in the video can be heard stating that the cash had been seized at a checkpoint.

The Disappeared: Anonymous donor offers $60,000 for information on locations of last three victims

The three men are among 16 people killed by Republicans between 1972 and 1985.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí investigating after reports of shooting in West Dublin

There are no reports of anyone injured.

Trump in Ireland: White House confirms US President will arrive on 5 June

The US President will be here for a two-night visit.

New Brexit plan: May loses support as she gives MPs a shot at second referendum

“The biggest problem with Britain today is its politics,” May said today.

McDonald's workers file dozens of sexual harassment charges in US

Allegations included groping, indecent exposure and propositions for sex.

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From The42 'It's a very interesting and weird situation with two coaches swapping countries' Trading Places

'It's a very interesting and weird situation with two coaches swapping countries'

New Ireland women’s hockey coach Sean Dancer wants to build on the job Graham Shaw has done after the pair swapped jobs.

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad

The Residential Tenancies Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Taoiseach asks for details about letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days

Taoiseach has said it is now time for to review the tax treatment of vulture funds.

Quiz: How closely were you watching the Game of Thrones finale?

You know nothing, Jon Snow… for the final time.

Why are fewer Polish nationals running in this year's local elections than in 2014 and 2009?

Forum Polonia – a Polish-led group that brings together community organisations in Ireland – is hoping to change this.

From The42 'It's certainly no disgrace moving on from Liverpool, the competition is very high there' Potential

'It's certainly no disgrace moving on from Liverpool, the competition is very high there'

Stephen Kenny has backed Conor Masterson to bounce back from his recent setback.

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