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Dublin: 6 °C Saturday 18 November, 2017

Today’s News

'We shouldn't have to beg': Irish mothers' fight to be heard on drug linked to birth defects

Women who took an epilepsy drug while pregnant say they were not told it could harm their babies.

Yesterday’s News

Argentine navy searching for lost submarine with 44 sailors on board

The navy said it had not had any contact with the submarine, the San Juan, for 48 hours.

Major boost for Achill tourism after beach that was missing for 12 years returns Lost And Found This post contains videos

Major boost for Achill tourism after beach that was missing for 12 years returns

“People were telling us the beach at Ashleam comes back every seven years. I didn’t really believe them.”

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's and will 'fight for a cure'

Jackson vowed to use his voice to help find a cure for the disease.

Robert Mugabe remains defiant in face of mounting pressure to step down

The talks in Harare came after soldiers put Mugabe under house arrest and took over state TV.

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New green initiative for London buses as it's set to fuel them with... coffee

Some six thousand litres of oil extracted from ground coffee waste will be added to fuel tanks of the city’s transport authority on Monday.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what had people talking today.

Sinn Féin vote paves the way for party to enter government as junior partner

Earlier today, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin ruled out going into government with Sinn Féin.

Emergency services at scene as people trapped on big wheel at Galway Christmas market

The Christmas market was officially opened this evening.

Today FM has spoken to Al Porter over allegation Exclusive

Today FM issued a statement this evening.

Gardaí release pictures of cash and drugs seized from massive Irish-Dutch operation

Three Irish men were arrested in the operation.

Four dead after helicopter and aircraft involved in mid-air collision

The crash occurred just after midday.

Revenue 'actively examining' Paradise Papers with new inquiry to pursue offshore tax evaders

By far, the highest number of disclosed offshore matters is in the UK.

Sylvester Stallone says claims he sexually assaulted 16-year-old in 1980s are 'ridiculous'

The girl did not press charges, but details of the alleged incident were filed on a police report.

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit Sock It To 'em This post contains videos

'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit

Leo Varadkar says he wants talk of hard borders “off the table” before things move forward.

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday

Refunds totalling €173 million will be paid to 990,000 customers.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

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

'I can't deal with this anymore': Mother-of-two shares footage of rat infestation in council house

Denise Gibson said she has been dealing with this problem for the last four years.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Knock-on delays for Dart services during Friday rush hour after incident at Sydney Parade

Service is suspended between Lansdowne Road and Dun Laoghaire.

From The42 Nigerian women's bobsled team become the first from Africa to ever qualify for Winter Olympics Cool Runnings

Nigerian women's bobsled team become the first from Africa to ever qualify for Winter Olympics

They will compete at next year’s games in Pyeongchang after crowd-funding $150,000.

Cyclist and motorist killed in separate road collisions in Dublin and Roscommon

A male cyclist died in Dublin and a woman in her 90s died in Roscommon.

'It's designed like a bullet': Tesla unveils all-electric semi truck

The company says the truck can accelerate to 100 kilometres per hour in five seconds.

From The42 Ruby Walsh has caused quite the reaction with his views on Ray Houghton's iconic goal at USA '94 Debate This post contains videos

Ruby Walsh has caused quite the reaction with his views on Ray Houghton's iconic goal at USA '94

‘That’s what we do in Ireland — jump up and down about mediocrity,’ the jockey said during last night’s episode of Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moments.

Kerrygold has just expanded its sales into... South Korea

The Irish butter will be sold through a number of major Korean retailers.

Poll: Do you watch the weather bulletins on TV? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you watch the weather bulletins on TV?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Warning to motorists as cars stolen after being left unattended while windows defrosted

Two cars were reportedly stolen this morning after being left unattended.

Gardaí appeal for help finding Ciara Farrell (45) last seen in Dublin 4 on Tuesday

She may be driving a white Hyundai i20 with a 151 D registration.

Met Éireann's head of forecasting Gerald Fleming is retiring at the end of the year

He said he would be retiring from Met Éireann at the end of the year, but would continue to work in meteorology.

From The42 'Trap had the 6-1, Jack had the Harry Ramsden’s Challenge. That moment might have come for O’Neill' Column

'Trap had the 6-1, Jack had the Harry Ramsden’s Challenge. That moment might have come for O’Neill'

The Derry man is unlikely to leave without a fight, however, writes Tommy Martin.

Boris Johnson and Simon Coveney weren't singing from the same hymn sheet in Dublin this morning Brexit This post contains videos

Boris Johnson and Simon Coveney weren't singing from the same hymn sheet in Dublin this morning

Johnson wants Brexit negotiations to move onto trade but Coveney says some issues have to be decided first.

Sarah Silverman on Louis CK's misconduct: 'Can you still love someone who did bad things?'

Louis CK last week admitted to sexual misconduct against numerous women.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your Friday.

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping? Tick Tock This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

There are just 38 days to go.

Jared Kushner fails to hand over emails sent to Trump team about WikiLeaks and Russia

A Senate committee has given Kushner a 27 November deadline to provide the additional documents.

Notorious Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in prison after fighting cancer

The mobster, who was nicknamed ‘The Beast’ for his cruelty, died in hospital in the early hours of this morning.

From The42 Monaghan's teenage boxing sensation to make pro debut at Madison Square Garden Golden Boy

Monaghan's teenage boxing sensation to make pro debut at Madison Square Garden

Aaron McKenna will make his paid bow on a future Hall of Famer’s undercard in two weeks’ time.

It's a frosty, frosty morning out there. Take care on the roads now

There’s some mist and fog about too. Parts of Leinster are worst hit.

Burglar gets two years after whereabouts pinpointed with locator app on mobile

The court heard the man had been in prison since he was 18.

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