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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 20 September, 2019

Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Global climate strike, assault in RDS and the funeral of Mayo farm shooting victim Brendan Kilduff.

Two girls (12 and 13) missing from Clondalkin found safe and well

They had not been since since yesterday.

About 75 people gather at Area 51 to 'storm the facility'

The Storm Area 51 invitation spawned festivals in the tiny Nevada towns of Rachel and Hiko.

High Court writes off over €6 million in debt owed by retired garda and his wife

A lump sum of over €40,000 from family members will go towards the funding of the arrangements.

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From The42 Con O'Callaghan auctions All-Ireland final jersey to raise funds for clubmate with brain injury Lovely Gesture

Con O'Callaghan auctions All-Ireland final jersey to raise funds for clubmate with brain injury

Cuala’s Sean Drummond is undergoing intensive rehabilitation after being knocked down in an accident.

The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?

We look at what chemsex is, and the role the drugs GHB and crystal meth play in it.

Remaining beef protest blockades 'have caused long-term damage' to the industry, industry body says

Over 350 staff were temporarily laid off earlier this week.

Environmental group wins landmark case over large-scale peat extraction

The group claimed that the regulations were inconsistent with EU environmental laws.

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'Serious player' in Longford drug scene arrested by gardaí during raid

Gardaí believe that one of the arrested men is responsible for trafficking drugs into Longford.

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Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Quinn Industrial Holdings staff call for 'an end to this reign of terror' following Lunney attack

Kevin Lunney was abducted from his home in Co Fermanagh on Tuesday evening.

Funeral of Mayo farm shooting victim to take place tomorrow RIP

Funeral of Mayo farm shooting victim to take place tomorrow

The man died on Tuesday night.

Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier

Barclay and Barnier discussed three papers submitted by London with ideas on replacing the so-called ‘backstop’.

Speed camera van operators to strike next week in dispute over working conditions

Workers claim they are working in dangerous conditions and confined to speed vans for several hours.

PHOTOS: Thousands of students turn out around the country for climate strikes

Ireland’s strikes are part of a global movement calling for urgent action to address climate change.

From The42 Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener Nervy

Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener

Wing Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as the hosts started with a bonus-point victory.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pulls out of US presidential race

“I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election, and it’s clearly not my time.”

Youth hospitalised following assault outside RDS in Dublin

The incident happened on Simmonscourt Road, Donnybrook.

Opinion: 'The youth of this country speak with more clarity than our leaders ever have'

Clodagh Daly of Climate Case Ireland writes about why they are considering appealing yesterday’s case against the government, which they lost.

Treatment of 'Hooded Men' was torture and criminal investigation is necessary, court rules

The 14 Hooded Men were interned in the North in 1971.

Revenue seizes more than €1 million worth of illegal cigarettes

Revenue has intercepted a number of illegal cigarette shipments in recent weeks.

Kevin Lunney recovering from surgery as Quinn CEO condemns 'indescribably awful ordeal'

Liam McCaffrey has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning

Secretaries are calling for better pay and conditions from the Department of Education.

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Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup?

The tournament is kicking off in Japan today.

Garda 'firmly believe' people may have information over 1987 house fire that killed adult and two kids

On the 32nd anniversary of the fire in Kilcock, gardaí have issued a public appeal for information.

Irish prison strategy aims to tackle threat of drones but overcrowding remains major challenge

The Justice Minister launched the Irish Prison Service Strategic Plan 2019-2022 yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

One killed and five wounded in Washington DC shooting

The incident occurred just a few kilometres from the White House.

Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war' Oil

Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'

The US President will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets, among other possible responses.

FG junior minister Jim Daly announces he will not run in the next election

Daly has served as junior minister for mental health and older people for the past two years.

It's going to be over 20 degrees this weekend... but a lot of rain is on the way

The warm, sunny conditions we’ve had this week won’t last.

'F**k Boris Johnson!': Irish band pipped to Mercury as rapper takes aim at PM at awards show

Fontaines DC lost out to Dave who won the 2019 Mercury Prize.

Canada PM Justin Trudeau can't say how many times he wore blackface

“I am wary of being definitive,” he told reporters yesterday.

From The42 Larmour at 15 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls ruled out of Scotland clash Team News

Larmour at 15 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls ruled out of Scotland clash

Andrew Conway gets the nod on the right wing for Joe Schmidt’s side.

Culture Night: Here's what's on in the North and West

We’re previewing the best events for Culture Night.

Thousands of students set to lead third country-wide climate strike

The strike is part of a global day of action to call on governments to do more to combat climate change.

A citizens' assembly to break deadlock in North would have 'merit', says Taoiseach

Neither Sinn Féin or the DUP have warmly welcomed calls for a citizens’ assembly.

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