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Today’s News

Poll: In the wake of the result in the UK, would you like to see an Irish general election in the next three months? Your Say This post contains a poll

Coveney congratulates Johnson, turns focus to Stormont talks

The Tánaiste said the Irish government stands “ready to seize the momentum and focus on getting Stormont up and running”.

The Explainer: What just happened in the UK general election?

There is a lot to unpack about this momentuous election.

'Johnson unleashed': UK papers react to Boris' election victory

The UK papers have reacted to what Boris Johnson has called a “historic” election.


The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

'Let's get Brexit done, but first let's get breakfast done': Johnson says he's humbled by resounding win

Johnson said he was “humbled” by the support of former Labour voters.

New Zealand experts recover six bodies from toxic island after volcano eruption

Volcanic gases are still venting from the crater, and scientists have said another eruption is possible.

Election results bring Irish unity and Scottish independence back to the fore

After an SNP surge and a DUP collapse, what happens now?

The reaction, as it happened: Johnson says he's 'humbled' by support of former Labour voters as Tories claim massive majority

Stay with us for all the reaction as the Conservatives claim a thumping majority in the Commons.

Luxe open-plan home with a south-facing garden in Mount Merrion for €1.6m

Getting it done: how a three-word slogan catapulted Boris Johnson to a historic election win

Boris Johnson’s oft-repeated slogan presented voters with an obvious choice.

Vote postponed on Trump articles of impeachment after divisive 14-hour committee session

A 14-hour session was shut down by the House Judiciary Committee.

Jo Swinson is out as Liberal Democrat leader after losing seat in general election

Swinson lost her seat to the SNP in East Dunbartonshire overnight.

As it happened: Boris Johnson and Tories romp to victory as Labour's vote crumbles

We’ll be with you throughout the night as the counting starts and we find out who’ll get the keys to Number 10.

From vaccines to sneezing etiquette: Here’s how to get through the flu season

Did you know that you can get the flu vaccine in some pharmacies for as little as €20

For the first time, Northern Ireland has more nationalist than unionist MPs

There were gains for the SDLP, Alliance and Sinn Féin during a bad night for the DUP.

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer

Talks broke down between the Department of Education and Fórsa at the Workplace Relations Commission this week.

Boris Johnson has led the Tories to a thumping victory. Here's everything you need to know

It was an exhaustive night of counting and a momentous election for the future of the UK.

Unseated: the high-profile losers in the UK election (including Jo Swinson and Nigel Dodds)

It’s been a tough night for the Liberal Democrats and the DUP in particular.

Jeremy Corbyn says he intends to step down as Labour leader

It was Labour’s worst election result in more than 80 years.

Labour's popularity existed online, but not in real life

Social media was a poor indicator of how this year’s UK election played out.

How did it all go wrong for Jeremy Corbyn?

Labour looks set for a historic defeat in the general election.

Here's a list of MPs elected in Northern Ireland

The latest results from the 18 constituencies in the North.

Yesterday’s News

UK exit poll: Conservatives set for huge majority and mandate for Brexit

Tonight’s exit poll was released seconds after the polls closed at 10 pm.

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football' FAI

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football'

The move comes just under a week after the FAI president announced that he is stepping down.

The Late Late Show will feature a special tribute to Shane MacGowan this week

The musician will sing ‘Fairytale of New York’ during the show.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

The UK election, Mick Wallace’s house and Dessie Farrell made the headlines today…


Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Fiery clashes in House judiciary committee ahead of crucial vote on Trump impeachment

The deeply partisan committee is preparing to send charges against Donald Trump to the full House of Representatives.

Online fraudster who conned music fans has Dunnes Stores size business, judge says

Aaron Moran has 36 previous convictions “and a lot relate to deception”, Ennis District Court heard.

From The42 Dublin appoint Dessie Farrell as new senior football manager New Era

Dublin appoint Dessie Farrell as new senior football manager

The 1995 All-Ireland winner takes over from Jim Gavin.

All night long: Here's how long you'll need to stay up if you're planning an election all-nighter

Our guide to what to look out for over the next 15 hours.


Prince Andrew 'is a wonderful man who has gone through enormous pain', says Sarah

The Duchess of York said claims surrounding her ex-husband was “all nonsense”.

HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

Here's your guide to how will have you covered for the UK General Election

Our team will be working overnight to bring you all the latest updates and analysis in the UK’s momentous election.

Dáil ethics watchdog the third body to rule itself out of investigating Dara Murphy complaints

The finance minister has said he will look for an alternative way to investigate the complaint.

From The42 Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment Reform

Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment

The arrival of four external members to the football body’s board has been made a priority by sports minister Shane Ross.


Man in his 40s arrested over 2015 murder of Peter Murphy in Co Cork

The body of Peter Murphy was discovered by his landlord in his rented house in February 2015.

From The42 'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal'

Ulster’s John Cooney has been a class apart this season.

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