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Dublin: 9 °C Sunday 17 February, 2019

Today’s News

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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

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.

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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.

From The42 'I rang Brian to tell him I was going to retire... it took him nearly ten days to get back to me' Macca

'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.

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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.

From The42 'I don't think I've seen one person drink a beer in my entire time there ever' Adventure

'I don't think I've seen one person drink a beer in my entire time there ever'

Irish marathon runner David Flynn on life in Morocco and his obsession with making the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Jury to consider verdict in trial of man accused of murdering former soldier

Warren O’Connor died from a single stab wound to the neck.

Gardaí have spent €20 million on private tow truck firms since 2012 Exclusive

Gardaí say it’s the price to pay for good police work.

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Yesterday’s News

'The future of humanity hangs in the balance': Why the world could not handle a nuclear attack Global Ban This post contains videos

'The future of humanity hangs in the balance': Why the world could not handle a nuclear attack

An expert explains how we could be “headed for a nuclear arms race”.

From The42 Horgan shoots 0-16 to secure first hurling league win for Cork as they see off Clare Pointing The Way

Horgan shoots 0-16 to secure first hurling league win for Cork as they see off Clare

Seamus Harnedy’s goal was also crucial in tonight’s encounter in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A Dublin 8 protest, an accidental shot and a defrocked former cardinal made the headlines today.

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Man arrested by gardaí after walking into Dublin pub with a gun yesterday evening

Gardaí seized a number of firearms following the incident.

Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?

‘As we cry in frustration over the recurring ineptitude of the state to deliver decent public healthcare service for citizens’ Maebh Ní Fhallúin examines how we got here.

'Senseless. Stupid. Ignorant': Karl Marx memorial in London vandalised for second time this month

Red paint was thrown over the tomb of the 19th century philosopher.

How many food businesses received closure orders last month? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of slimming tea and coffee products that the FSAI has recalled.

From The42 Mullinalaghta dream dies in Thurles as 14-man Dr Crokes book All-Ireland final spot Prolific

Mullinalaghta dream dies in Thurles as 14-man Dr Crokes book All-Ireland final spot

The Kerry champions prevailed despite a red card for Johnny Buckley on Saturday.

Work finally begins to refurbish The Liberties' Peace Park

There’s been disagreement over whether a First World War memorial should be placed in the ‘peace’ park.

Gardaí issue appeal to find two men missing from Tallaght since early February

Gardaí believe Anthony Keegan and Noel Leeson travelled to the UK.

Dublin 8 locals protest Harry Crosbie's Vicar Street Hotel development

Dublin City Council gave the green light to the 185-bedroom hotel last month.

Shannon had the worst punctuality record of Ireland's main airports last year

Under 32% of all flights at the Clare hub were delayed in 2018.

From The42 'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt Future Boss

'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt

The 43-year-old takes over as Ireland head coach after this year’s World Cup.

Lidl recalls batch of chocolate bars over allergy concerns

The bars could be a health risk to anyone with an allergy to nuts.

Funeral of footballer Emiliano Sala takes place in Argentina RIP

Funeral of footballer Emiliano Sala takes place in Argentina

The 28-year-old striker died in a plane crash on 21 January.

From the Garden: Celeriac is fabulously durable, and is useful for all sorts of recipes

This week, Michael Kelly took advantage of a quiet period in the growing season to take stock.

'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital

The Minister was responding to a statement by BAM that suggested it would pull out of the contract if the Government wanted.

From The42 'The biggest crowd in years' - Pats' rousing win over Cork stirs enthusiasm 12th Man

'The biggest crowd in years' - Pats' rousing win over Cork stirs enthusiasm

Three-and-a-half thousand people packed into Richmond Park for the opening night of the new season.

Parents of Novichok victim query why UK settled ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury

Dawn Sturgess died after coming into contact with a nerve agent allegedly used in last year’s poisoning of Skripal and his daughter.

Why Trump declaring a border wall emergency may prove more of an obstacle for himself

The US president’s wall is far from a sure thing even now.

Larry Donnelly: Too many observers have been unable or unwilling to come to grips with Trump’s appeal

I still find it difficult to believe that he is President Trump. I wish it weren’t so. But it is.

Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year

A senior union official has said the situation has improved considerably recently, but the numbers have been described as “deeply concerned”.

From The42 Hogan's contact skills pushing Leinster players forward while avoiding injury Specialist

Hogan's contact skills pushing Leinster players forward while avoiding injury

After winning the Champions Cup, Leinster decided to create a new position in their backroom team.

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