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Tuesday 15 August, 2017

EU negotiator calls UK's Brexit plan 'a fantasy'
# Constructive Ambiguity
# Constructive Ambiguity

EU negotiator calls UK's Brexit plan 'a fantasy'

Aug 15th 2017, 2:40 PM 34,408 Views 137 Comments

Britain wants “a highly streamlined customs arrangement” with the EU.

Guam radio stations accidentally trigger emergency alert
# US Island
# US Island

Guam radio stations accidentally trigger emergency alert

Aug 15th 2017, 12:18 PM 18,631 Views 22 Comments

It comes days after North Korea threatened to fire missiles at the island.

Five drugs found in Tiger Woods' system after arrest
# Toxicology Report
From The42
# Toxicology Report

Five drugs found in Tiger Woods' system after arrest

Aug 15th 2017, 12:01 PM 41,469 Views 54 Comments

“I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I’ve made significant progress.”

Swimming ban at Sandymount Strand due to possible pollution
# Get Outa The Water
# Get Outa The Water

Swimming ban at Sandymount Strand due to possible pollution

Aug 15th 2017, 11:03 AM 11,829 Views 14 Comments

A special advisory notice has also been issued for Velvet Strand in Portmarnock.

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DoneDeal Motor Mag #69 – Aug 17

Aug 16th 2017, 6:00 AM 13 Views 0 Comments

A truck on fire in Dublin's Port Tunnel has been brought under control
# Traffic Delays
# Traffic Delays

A truck on fire in Dublin's Port Tunnel has been brought under control

Aug 15th 2017, 10:25 AM 20,050 Views 13 Comments

No injuries have been reported.

Stuntwoman killed in motorbike accident on set of Deadpool 2
# Vancouver
# Vancouver

Stuntwoman killed in motorbike accident on set of Deadpool 2

Aug 15th 2017, 9:58 AM 25,066 Views 12 Comments

Ryan Reynolds posted to Instagram, saying that the cast and crew were “heartbroken, shocked and devastated”.

Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant
# It's Himself
# It's Himself

Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant

Aug 15th 2017, 9:58 AM 76,847 Views 123 Comments

Emma Kelly and a friend then posed for a “painfully awkward” picture with the Taoiseach.

Poll: Should there be a limit on the amount of alcohol people buy at airports?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a limit on the amount of alcohol people buy at airports?

Aug 15th 2017, 9:18 AM 29,755 Views 80 Comments

Ryanair has called for restrictions in the UK following a spike in alcohol-related incidents.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Aug 15th 2017, 8:45 AM 11,810 Views 3 Comments

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

Ireland's striker options boosted as Scott Hogan finally declares his allegiance
# Coming On Board
From The42
# Coming On Board

Ireland's striker options boosted as Scott Hogan finally declares his allegiance

Aug 15th 2017, 8:36 AM 27,614 Views 77 Comments

The Aston Villa hitman has informed Martin O’Neill that he is interested in lining out for the Boys in Green.

Terrorism ruled out after car ploughs into restaurant, killing young girl
# Paris
# Paris

Terrorism ruled out after car ploughs into restaurant, killing young girl

Aug 15th 2017, 8:13 AM 12,567 Views 23 Comments

A prosecutor said that it was “highly likely” the driver was under the influence of a drug.

Petrol bombs thrown at police at site of Derry bonfire
# Lecky Road
# Lecky Road

Petrol bombs thrown at police at site of Derry bonfire

Aug 15th 2017, 8:10 AM 8,175 Views 37 Comments

The controversial bonfire is due to be lit tonight after a row about its placement.

String of big business CEOs step down from Trump's advisory council in wake of Charlottesville
# Taking A Stand
# Taking A Stand

String of big business CEOs step down from Trump's advisory council in wake of Charlottesville

Aug 15th 2017, 7:50 AM 26,656 Views 75 Comments

The heads of Merck, Under Armour and Intel have all left the US President’s business advisory panel.

Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam'
# Moran Inquiry
# Moran Inquiry

Rio 2016 lawyer thinks Irish inquiry emails 'may have been marked as spam'

Aug 15th 2017, 7:34 AM 16,112 Views 0 Comments

The Brazilian lawyer representing the local committee said that he was unaware that an Irish inquiry was trying to get in touch with him.

Three British men sentenced to caning and jail time for sexually assaulting woman in Singapore
# Stag Party
# Stag Party

Three British men sentenced to caning and jail time for sexually assaulting woman in Singapore

Aug 15th 2017, 7:17 AM 38,886 Views 32 Comments

Caning is a punishment which dates back to British rule, and involves being flogged with a rattan stick.

Taylor Swift wins sexual assault case against DJ
# Groping
# Groping

Taylor Swift wins sexual assault case against DJ

Aug 15th 2017, 7:12 AM 34,608 Views 31 Comments

“I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organisations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”

Protesters in North Carolina topple Confederate soldier statue
# Durham
# Durham

Protesters in North Carolina topple Confederate soldier statue

Aug 15th 2017, 7:06 AM 30,230 Views 130 Comments

Activists in Durham brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument.

North Korea will watch more 'stupid conduct' of the US as it holds off on Guam attack
# Let's Take It Easy
# Let's Take It Easy

North Korea will watch more 'stupid conduct' of the US as it holds off on Guam attack

Aug 15th 2017, 7:00 AM 15,548 Views 38 Comments

Leader Kim Jong-Un warned the US of further “reckless action” in a TV address.

Opinion: 'Sorry, UN. Ireland's abortion laws are progressive, modern and compassionate'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Opinion: 'Sorry, UN. Ireland's abortion laws are progressive, modern and compassionate'

Aug 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,993 Views 266 Comments

In pushing for abortion the UN is seriously undermining its human rights mission, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain.

OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster

Aug 15th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,231 Views 0 Comments

During the Games, there were numerous reports of desperate family members of athletes having to go to other countries in order to secure tickets for events.

Islamic State propaganda is facing 'substantial and aggressive disruption' on Twitter
# Research
# Research

Islamic State propaganda is facing 'substantial and aggressive disruption' on Twitter

Aug 15th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,739 Views 6 Comments

Researchers found that efforts by Twitter to quickly remove IS postings on the social media platform were having an impact.

'Running for president of Ireland is not something I would do willy-nilly, but we need a contest'
# Hat In The Ring
# Hat In The Ring

'Running for president of Ireland is not something I would do willy-nilly, but we need a contest'

Aug 15th 2017, 6:05 AM 45,471 Views 70 Comments

Michael D Higgins has refused to rule out the possibility of a second run for Áras an Uachtaráin.

'People throw bananas at you or tell you to go back to your country just for asking to see a ticket'
# Racism
# Racism

'People throw bananas at you or tell you to go back to your country just for asking to see a ticket'

Aug 15th 2017, 12:05 AM 41,286 Views 146 Comments

At the launch of a new anti-racism campaign on the transport network, we caught up with workers who described the abuse they’ve received.

Monday 14 August, 2017

The number of hate groups in the US has been on the rise since 2014
# Xenophobia
# Xenophobia

The number of hate groups in the US has been on the rise since 2014

Aug 14th 2017, 10:56 PM 8,905 Views 92 Comments

President Trump denounced “evil” racism, bigotry and hatred during a speech today.

‘Anger, emptiness and loss’: Funeral of J1 student hears of family's devastation
# Philip Leahy
# Philip Leahy

‘Anger, emptiness and loss’: Funeral of J1 student hears of family's devastation

Aug 14th 2017, 10:55 PM 17,737 Views 4 Comments

Philip Leahy got into difficulty while swimming at a beach in Ocean City.

Big Ben won't ring for another four years after next week
# Restoration Work
# Restoration Work

Big Ben won't ring for another four years after next week

Aug 14th 2017, 9:49 PM 21,580 Views 53 Comments

The bell of the iconic clock tower is over 150 years old and needs a little conservation work.

Child killed and 12 injured as car ploughs into restaurant in France
# Restaurant Attack
# Restaurant Attack

Child killed and 12 injured as car ploughs into restaurant in France

Aug 14th 2017, 9:31 PM 74,952 Views 132 Comments

The local prosecutor said there is no doubt that it was a deliberate act.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Aug 14th 2017, 9:09 PM 20,264 Views 0 Comments

Donald Trump calls racists “repugnant thugs”, and the OCI ticketing controversy back in the spotlight.

Body recovered in search for missing Canadian diver
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Body recovered in search for missing Canadian diver

Aug 14th 2017, 8:37 PM 17,785 Views 4 Comments

Three days of searches were carried out.

Ryanair wants UK airports to restrict alcohol sales after a spike in boozy travellers
# Flying High
# Flying High

Ryanair wants UK airports to restrict alcohol sales after a spike in boozy travellers

Aug 14th 2017, 8:09 PM 18,160 Views 63 Comments

There has been a significant rise in passenger disturbances caused by excessive drinking.

'Would it happen in the men's game? Not a hope. It's actually embarrassing'
# Dual Clash
From The42
# Dual Clash

'Would it happen in the men's game? Not a hope. It's actually embarrassing'

Aug 14th 2017, 8:00 PM 76,245 Views 35 Comments

Briege Corkery and James Masters share their thoughts on Cork dual star Libby Coppinger’s dilemma – potentially lining out in two All-Ireland championship games on Saturday.

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026
# OCI
# OCI

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026

Aug 14th 2017, 6:51 PM 16,348 Views 0 Comments

OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.

Donald Trump calls KKK and neo-Nazis 'repugnant' in new statement on Virginia marches
# Charlottesville
# Charlottesville

Donald Trump calls KKK and neo-Nazis 'repugnant' in new statement on Virginia marches

Aug 14th 2017, 6:27 PM 19,686 Views 121 Comments

The US President has been criticised strongly after initially stating that there was violence “on many sides”.

‘Is it something we want to keep doing?’ Cork fans again urged to drop Confederate flag
# Cork GAA
# Cork GAA

‘Is it something we want to keep doing?’ Cork fans again urged to drop Confederate flag

Aug 14th 2017, 6:04 PM 61,710 Views 212 Comments

Civil rights groups call the flag a symbol of “hate and racism.”

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

Aug 14th 2017, 5:01 PM 11,479 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital
# Freetown
# Freetown

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital

Aug 14th 2017, 5:01 PM 12,501 Views 8 Comments

Thousands have been left homeless and there’s an “overwhelming number of dead” after severe flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

Ronaldo handed five-game ban after pushing referee
# Shove
From The42
# Shove

Ronaldo handed five-game ban after pushing referee

Aug 14th 2017, 5:00 PM 47,846 Views 59 Comments

The Real Madrid star was sent off in their 3-1 win over Barcelona last night.

'End of an era': Well-known Donegal pub owner Nan Brennan has passed away
# Brennan's Criterion Bar
# Brennan's Criterion Bar

'End of an era': Well-known Donegal pub owner Nan Brennan has passed away

Aug 14th 2017, 4:31 PM 53,863 Views 26 Comments

The pub’s famous sisters have garnered national and international attention over the years.

Pat Hickey and other key figures criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe
# Ticketing Scandal
# Ticketing Scandal

Pat Hickey and other key figures criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe

Aug 14th 2017, 3:40 PM 18,579 Views 0 Comments

The 226-page report into the ticketing scandal has been published online this afternoon.

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