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Irish - Saturday 12 January, 2019

What size was the 'monster' fatberg found blocking a sewer in the UK? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of food businesses that received closure orders last month.

Second man to appear in court over Strokestown eviction incident

The incident in question concerns a property in Falsk was repossessed by private security personnel on 16 December.

Senior Kinahan figure arrested at UK airport as part of probe into supply of drugs and firearms to Ireland

Both men are currently being questioned at a police station in Staffordshire.

'Yellow Vest' protesters attempt to block traffic near Port Tunnel in Dublin

Around 70 demonstrators marched through the capital this afternoon.

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Meet the Young Scientists tackling microplastic pollution on Irish farms

Their projects were part of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

From The42 Leinster show their champion mettle to topple Toulouse in thrilling RDS battle Champions Cup

Leinster show their champion mettle to topple Toulouse in thrilling RDS battle

Leo Cullen’s side produced a breathtaking four-try performance to seize control of Pool 1.

From the Garden: How to make your own compost - you can learn from my mistakes

I have had some God-awful compost heaps over the years – slimey, smelly, sludgy yokes that festered away in the corner of the garden, writes Michael Kelly.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Heineken Champions Cup

As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Heineken Champions Cup

It’s the four-time champions versus the four-time champions.

Appeal for witnesses after alleged assault in Temple Bar

A man in his 30s was treated for injuries in hospital.

'Fires at Direct Provision hotels should prompt discussion about far-right minority, otherwise the racists win'

There are clear victims here – the men, women and children who were forced to flee their homes, Dr Fiona O’Reilly writes.

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Tóibín talks about his new party, his hopes for the local and general elections and why some old colleagues are not on speaking terms with him.

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives going on strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support nurses and midwives going on strike?

They often have to work in very difficult circumstances.

'I tried those quick solutions...they tend not to work': Ex-Cavan footballer Alan O'Mara on taking care of your mental health First Fortnight This post contains videos

'I tried those quick solutions...they tend not to work': Ex-Cavan footballer Alan O'Mara on taking care of your mental health

Alan O’Mara is hosting a Real Talks discussion with members of the female Dublin All Ireland football as part of the First Fortnight mental health and arts festival.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

Nearly 1,000 civil servants apply to leave Dublin

The majority of requests from clerical officers, who are on the lower end of the civil service pay scale.

From The42 MacGinty denied Connacht return but big 2019 ahead for Ireland's Eagle Aj

MacGinty denied Connacht return but big 2019 ahead for Ireland's Eagle

The Dublin-born out-half misses Sale’s game against Connacht this afternoon, but won’t let his injury setback knock him off course.

'Not worthy of celebration': As Sinn Féin celebrates first Dáil, it's adamant it won't take part in Expo 100

Expo 100 is a celebration of one hundred years of Northern Ireland that will be held in 2021.

From The42 Injury-hit Leinster set for biggest test of their Champions Cup defence Preview

Injury-hit Leinster set for biggest test of their Champions Cup defence

Leo Cullen’s side are not at full strength but will need to produce a big performance against Toulouse at the RDS this afternoon.

Nurses and midwives are striking this month. Here's how much they get paid

The 24-hour strike on 30 January was announced earlier this week.

Six-month waitlist for counselling and confusion for those affected by adoption scandal despite promises Exclusive

The HSE told Tusla it hadn’t received any direction on this, despite the Department of Children believing it to be the case.

Irish - Friday 11 January, 2019

Once again, Ryan Tubridy is looking for 'eligible guys and girls' for the Valentine's Day special

Audience members need to be single, and “not camera shy”.

Pearse and Tara Street stations close this weekend for roof repairs

There will be bus transfers available between Connolly and Bray for Connolly/Rosslare Europort services.

'They were going to shoot me and sell my fiancée as a sex slave': Irish couple robbed on holiday from hell

According to RTÉ, the Portuguese police said they are taking the incident very seriously.

Catholic Church, GAA and priests set to benefit in €2.67m windfall from Clare FM sell-off

The price was revealed after it emerged that Radio Kerry is offering €7.50 per share.

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From The42 Sensational Joey Carbery guides Munster to superb five-try win in Gloucester The Joey Show

Sensational Joey Carbery guides Munster to superb five-try win in Gloucester

Johann van Graan’s men were excellent against the Premiership outfit.

Steve Coogan and John C Reilly on transforming into Laurel and Hardy: 'Figuring out who they were is the hard work'

The pair star as the legendary comedians in the new film Stan and Ollie.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Tributes paid to PE teacher killed in Donegal crash

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

Dublin teenager takes home top prize at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

Adam Kelly (17) won for his project “Optimizing The Simulation Of General Quantum Circuits”.

'We will not be intimidated': PSNI appeal for witnesses to gun attack on Sinn Féin office in Belfast Pat Sheehan This post contains videos

'We will not be intimidated': PSNI appeal for witnesses to gun attack on Sinn Féin office in Belfast

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan said that his party will not be intimidated from providing constituency services.

From The42 It's on: Taylor seals world-title unification clash as Volante signs on the dotted line Road To Undisputed

It's on: Taylor seals world-title unification clash as Volante signs on the dotted line

WBA and IBF World lightweight champ Katie Taylor will attempt to relieve Rose Volante of her WBO strap in Philadelphia on Patrick’s weekend.

39 bulls rescued from overturned lorry in Co Fermanagh

Firefighters were helped by a local vet and farm workers, but three of the trapped bulls died.

Man (54) accused of impersonating doctor during circumcision of 10-month baby boy

The infant needed emergency medical attention and was hospitalised for two weeks.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz It's Quizzness Time

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Gardaí investigating Deirdre O'Flaherty disappearance find 'nothing that furthers the search'

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Deirdre O’Flaherty.

New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans

Planned on-shore and on-board facilities could help solve the problem.

Bank of Ireland restricts contactless and online payments on some debit cards due to fraud fears

Customers who are affected can’t use their card for contactless payments or online until a new card is issued.

From The42 'There'd be games where I'd be telling her to eff off... it's not anything malicious, it's just our passion' New Challenge

'There'd be games where I'd be telling her to eff off... it's not anything malicious, it's just our passion'

Gráinne Dywer has linked up with her assistant coach-player sister Niamh as Fr Mathews chase Cup history.

Ever tried to reinvent the wheel? One Young Scientist is doing just that

It’s a system called a emission-free omnidirectional magnetic driving system. Now, let’s get our heads around that…