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Irish - Today’s News

Temperatures to drop to -2 degrees as hail, sleet and snow forecast next week

Temperatures are forecast to drop to between minus 2 degrees and 2 degrees Celsius tonight.

From The42 LIVE: Wasps vs Leinster, Heineken Champions Cup Liveblog

LIVE: Wasps vs Leinster, Heineken Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s defending champions make the trip away to face Wasps looking to secure home advantage in the quarter-finals.

M50 fully reopens after being closed due to incident, heavy traffic remain M50

M50 fully reopens after being closed due to incident, heavy traffic remain

The road was closed in both directions between Junction 12 and Junction 13 as a result of the incident.

'A callous act': Two men (20s) arrested following suspected car bomb in Derry city centre

The explosion occurred shortly after 8pm on Bishop Street in the city centre.

Poll: Do you give away unwanted junk food after Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you give away unwanted junk food after Christmas?

According to the latest Healthy Ireland survey, 62% of Irish adults are overweight

From The42 'I'm not angry or bitter. I'm fit, healthy and happy again and that's important' Interview

'I'm not angry or bitter. I'm fit, healthy and happy again and that's important'

After questioning whether she’d ever play again, Niamh Briggs has bounced back from two injury-ravaged seasons to rediscover her love of rugby, even after being overlooked for Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

Man rescued from water at Howth Harbour after car drives off pier

The Irish Coast Guard, An Garda Síochána and fire and ambulance services attended the scene which remains closed off.

'Extremely concerning': Downing Street warns MPs over attempts to block Brexit

Several MPs are planning to table amendments in an attempt to take control of the business of Parliament.

Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement

The two countries have enjoyed free movement between them since 1952.

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Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?

A campaign has begun this year to try to increase school secretaries’ pay – but is it so varied in the first place?

Sitdown Sunday: The day we found out our parents were Russian spies

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

The Irish For: How many colours can you remember?

Different languages across the world look at the spectrum and make different calls on where certain colours begin and end, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for around 18,000 hours.

From The42 'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences' Defence

'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences'

Former Munster assistant coach Ian Costello is enjoying his challenging task with Wasps.

Police investigation underway after suspected car bomb in Derry city centre

Politicians have condemned the attack which occurred shortly after 8pm yesterday evening.

Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier

Meanwhile, a €12 million contract to provide a passport processing system in Ireland is being put out to tender.

Tayto Park wants humanoid robots to make the queue at its water ride more entertaining

At peak times, customers have to wait up to two hours to get on the Viking Voyage attraction.

From The42 'I was working at a chocolate factory in Carlow. Two years later I’m at the Fifa Club World Cup alongside Real Madrid' Carlow Rising

'I was working at a chocolate factory in Carlow. Two years later I’m at the Fifa Club World Cup alongside Real Madrid'

Former Wexford Youths winger Eric Molloy discusses moving to New Zealand and playing at last month’s Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

'There won't be a border because we don't want it!': What Brexiteers think of the backstop

We spoke to some Brexiteers outside Westminster about what they think of the ‘Irish protocol’.

Minister to lay wreath at ceremony to mark centenary of Soloheadbeg Ambush

The Soloheadbeg Ambush is widely seen as the event which sparked the War of Independence.

Here's where the dirtiest takeaways and restaurants in Ireland were in 2018

In all, the FSAI issued over 100 enforcement orders last year.

Irish - Yesterday’s News

'We're really only nine meals removed from total anarchy': Ireland's preppers and survivalists

“The main thing is we do know that if something was to happen we’d be more than comfortable.”

Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports Exclusive

They were due back before the courts two months ago.

Quiz: Did people really say these things about Brexit?

There’s been quite a few ridiculous things said by politicians about Brexit, but how well can you remember them?

A place to grow old where you're 'never short of company' McAuley Place This post contains videos

A place to grow old where you're 'never short of company'

McAuley Place is situated in Naas, Co Kildare and sees 53 apartments available to residents over 65 years of age.

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From The42 GAA confirm ticket price increases for both league and championship Price Hike

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died

Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.

From The42 Munster show their mettle under pressure to take quarter-final berth with win over Chiefs Knockout Rugby

Munster show their mettle under pressure to take quarter-final berth with win over Chiefs

Tadhg Beirne led the way as Munster found a way to beat a brilliant Exeter side.

How many shamrock designs did Aer Lingus go through to concoct its new image? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of species of wild coffee that are at risk of extinction.

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Opinion: If you are planning on passing off your unwanted junk food as presents - stop!

With the majority of Irish adults overweight and children’s tooth decay on the rise, its time to think about the real cost giving sugary gifts, writes Mary McCarthy.

From The42 Ulster produce rousing comeback in Leicester to claim a precious quarter-final Suftum

Ulster produce rousing comeback in Leicester to claim a precious quarter-final

The northern province have reached the knock-out stages for the first time since 2014.

Appeal for witnesses after man (37) shot dead in Warrenpoint last night

A 21-year-old woman who also sustained gunshot injuries remains in critical condition in intensive care.

Is there a dark side to the 10-Year Challenge meme?

An Irish tech commentator has weighed in on the sinister theory behind the craze.

Detectives 'extremely close' to breakthrough over murder of RUC officer in Omagh

Michael Ferguson (21) was shot dead while on duty in Shipquay Street in the city on 23 January 1993.

Gardaí investigating after teen allegedly assaulted and threatened by two men

The incident happened on Station Road, Sutton in Dublin at around 5.30pm on Wednesday.

From The42 Shane Lowry completes dream start to 2019 and wins big in Abu Dhabi Proud Day This post contains videos

Shane Lowry completes dream start to 2019 and wins big in Abu Dhabi

The Offaly man produced a brilliant comeback to seal a first tournament win since 2015.

From the Garden: It's time to reflect on all the food we are importing that could be grown here

It’s no longer just about ‘exotic’ fruit and veg that are difficult to grow in Ireland, we are now importing lots of veg that grow perfectly well here, writes Michael Kelly.

Poll: Would you like an Irish unity referendum in the event of a no-deal Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like an Irish unity referendum in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

McDonald has reiterated her call for an Irish unity referendum following her phone conversation with May yesterday.

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