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Today’s News

'We were segregated in 'the reject ward'': Survivor describes experience of mixed-race children in mother and baby homes

An unpublished report has found that mixed-race children were routinely withheld for adoption and some children’s skin colour was listed as a “defect”.

AIB joins rival bank in cutting three and five year fixed mortgage rates

Last week, KBC dropped its fixed mortgage rates from 2.85% to 2.55%.

Man (32) dies following collision involving motorcycle and car in Co Kilkenny

The incident happened at around 8.45pm yesterday evening on the N10 at Templemartin.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to begin formal fight against extradition to US

The Australian was visited in prison by his father over the weekend ahead of the hearing today.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'

Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.

Appeal for witnesses as man dies after car struck ditch in Co Wicklow

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene.

Man due in court this morning over shots being fired in direction of gardaí in Co Donegal

The incident happened at Mill Road, Glenties on Saturday.

Canary Islands airports reopen after sandstorm closures

A number of Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights were cancelled over the weekend.

11-year-old boy dies in hospital after being hit by van in Donegal

The boy was seriously injured near Buncrana at approximately 5.30pm on Friday.

From The42 TV Wrap - Bono gets it in the neck as Ireland's problems are exposed in Twickenham horror show On The Box

TV Wrap - Bono gets it in the neck as Ireland's problems are exposed in Twickenham horror show

While the Irish public rushed to blame the U2 frontman, the pundits worryingly found plenty of different issues on the pitch.

New phase of construction begins on Dublin's underground jet fuel pipeline

It’s hoped that the 14.4km-long pipe will reduce traffic volumes, emissions, accidents, road damage and noise.

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns

Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.

Should you enter a public park after dark? Dublin City Council says it's 'common sense' not to

Councillors asked if extra lights could be added to some parks. The council said this would “give a false sense of safety”.

Yesterday’s News

'I have a number on my arm from Auschwitz - and people say it never happened?'

Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus has written a memoir about her time in Auschwitz.

From The42 Jimmy Conway, the dementia epidemic and how football failed an entire generation of players Gone Too Soon

Jimmy Conway, the dementia epidemic and how football failed an entire generation of players

The former Republic of Ireland international spent the final ten years of his life battling the insidious disease.

Quiz: Can you finish these James Bond song lyrics?

You know you did, you know you did, you know you did.

How I Spend my Money: A 30-year-old primary teacher on €37,000 living in a mobile home

This week, our reader is a primary teacher living in a mobile home with her new husband, in the hope of saving for a house.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A rainfall warning on top of flooding, TDs still talking about government formation, and Trump on Russian interference – it’s The Fix.

Trump denies any knowledge of Russian efforts to help his opponent in US presidential election

Trump accused the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of leaking election security information

From The42 McShane goes down with serious ankle injury just weeks after turning down AFL move Major Blow

McShane goes down with serious ankle injury just weeks after turning down AFL move

‘I am not a medical man but it sounds bad and didn’t look good either,’ said Mickey Harte.

Here are the top 10 international films to catch at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Highlights will include the Irish premieres of True History of the Kelly Gang and Hearts and Bones.

Three people dead in Italy as authorities put towns in lockdown in bid to contain coronavirus

A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday after the deaths of two people.

Opinion: “The next government needs to treat the rape epidemic as seriously as the housing and health crises”

Lavinia Kerwick was the first Irish rape survivor to waive her anonymity.

Yellow weather rainfall warning extended to eastern parts with 20 counties now affected

Met Éireann also warned of a risk of further flooding to parts of the country.

From The42 Player ratings: how we scored Ireland's performance in deflating England defeat Out Of 10

Player ratings: how we scored Ireland's performance in deflating England defeat

24-12 final score doesn’t tell the full story of Twickenham performance.

British minister refuses to rule out chlorinated chicken in trade deal with North America

George Eustice also defended the Government’s new immigration system after businesses raised fears of a shortage of workers.

From The42 Ireland left reeling at Twickenham as outstanding England batter Farrell's men Bad

Ireland left reeling at Twickenham as outstanding England batter Farrell's men

Eddie Jones’ side delivered their best performance since the World Cup semi-final against the All Blacks last year.

'It's bringing hell back again': Clare families brace for further flooding as River Shannon rises

Around 7,000 sandbags, and pumping stations were delivered to 10 houses, some of which have been cut off from roads

Party leaders planning new week of talks but still no sign of government being formed

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee said people need to respect that the party will not go into government with Sinn Féin.

Macron 'not sure' a trade deal between Europe and Britain can be agreed before the end of the year

Britain and the EU are about to embark on negotiations aiming to hammer out a trade agreement by the end of December.

Photos: A look inside the world of Fair Trade and the people behind it in Ghana

Fair Trade is an arrangement designed to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions.

Man (20s) arrested and firearms seized during overnight search of apartment in Dublin

The man is currently being detaine at Kilmainham Garda Station.

Earthquake kills at least eight people in Turkey

At least 21 people have been injured.

Poll: Who do you think will challenge Donald Trump for president this November? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will challenge Donald Trump for president this November?

The race for the White House is heating up.

Two killed during Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans

The carnival season is nearing its traditional all-out Fat Tuesday celebration.

From The42 'Only one team can win a league or a cup, but everyone can do good things in their area' GIVING BACK

'Only one team can win a league or a cup, but everyone can do good things in their area'

Bohemians and Derry City are just two of many League of Ireland clubs doing good work in their local communities.

'This is just the tipping point': The cost of being a student in Ireland has skyrocketed in the past decade

Students protested this week in UCD on more than one occasion about the high cost of rent.

Man (30s) dies in Clare road crash RIP

Man (30s) dies in Clare road crash

The incident happeed at around 3am this morning.

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