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Today’s News

From The42 'The latest staggering, embarrassing and sinister episode in a long-running soap opera' What A Mess

'The latest staggering, embarrassing and sinister episode in a long-running soap opera'

Mark Sampson’s dismissal reflects incredibly poorly on him but also on the organisation who has repeatedly stood by him.

Those on city housing lists could be given the option to move to rural Ireland

The Housing Department is currently working on the new repopulation scheme.

Yesterday’s News

Whole of Puerto Rico without power as Hurricane Maria hammers through the island

People calling local radio stations reported that doors were flying off hinges and a water tank flew away in the island’s southern region.

WWI German submarine wreck found off Belgium

The bodies of 22 sailors are understood to still be inside the wreckage.

'Thank you for filling my life with joy': Tributes paid to six-year-old who died in Grenfell fire

Yaqub Hashim is the latest child who died in the fire on 14 June to be identified.

Use the Mytaxi app? You're going to have to pay a new €2 booking fee

The company said that the charge is an ‘industry-standard fee’.

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FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?

There’s a lot of chat about what’s taken from our pay by Revenue at the moment – here are some facts.

Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones'

We need to radically transform the narrative around disability and equality, writes Tom Clonan.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jimmy Magee dead at 82, Jobstown charges dropped and Wedding Dress Wednesday – it’s the Fix.

UCDSU president defends removal of abortion information from fresher's magazine

UCDSU president Katie Ascough said the decision was “in line with legal advice”.

From The42 The hectic lifestyle of an anaesthetist aiming to numb Dublin's All-Ireland pain Healing Hands

The hectic lifestyle of an anaesthetist aiming to numb Dublin's All-Ireland pain

All-Star Noelle Healy plays in her fourth consecutive All-Ireland final for Dublin this weekend.

'A completely different beast': A Met Éireann forecaster on how hurricanes can impact Irish weather

We spoke to Met Éireann’s Alan Hally at the National Ploughing Championships.

Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons today.

'An inhumane action': Eviction orders issued to asylum seekers in direct provision

Nasc says that those issued with eviction orders will become “homeless and destitute”.

From The42 'Unacceptable' Sampson sacked as England Women's manager Controversy

'Unacceptable' Sampson sacked as England Women's manager

Dropped striker Eni Aluko accused Mark Sampson of making a racist Ebola remark, while another controversy has since surfaced.

People urged to call Irish mobile number to hear the reality of sex trafficking here

Ruhama is urging people to call the number and hear what ‘Andreea’ has to say.

'Raging Bull' boxer Jake LaMotta dies aged 95

Robert De Niro released a statement on LaMotta’s death.

'Inappropriate and unethical': Varadkar backs life-saving lung disease drug for some users after HSE fails to fund it

21 Alpha-1 patients in Ireland have been receiving Respreeza up until now through a compassionate use programme.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'Fair, balanced, impartial': Chair defends Citizens' Assembly at Oireachtas abortion committee

Justice Mary Laffoy spoke before the 22 member committee.

'Cold, calculated, planned': US man could face death penalty after murdering two black people

Kenneth James Gleason, from Louisiana, killed two black men last week.

The epic story of the Vikings in Ireland - as depicted on a 23-metre chainsaw-carved tree

Professional tree carver John Hayes is out to impress at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.

Dublin man (37) due in court for possession of child porn images and videos

Garda Ian Ward said the accused made no reply when charged with the offences.

Minute's silence held at Ploughing Championships for man who died on Wexford farm

Martin Kehoe Jr was overcome by fumes at his farm in Foulksmills yesterday.

'The family has never forgotten' - gardaí appeal over fatal 1987 fire that killed woman and two children

20-year-old Barbara Doyle and her two nieces, 8-year-old Mary Ellen Byrne and 3-year Kerrie Ann Byrne, all died in the blaze.

Man (22) arrested after stolen motorbike, gun and drugs seized in Blanchardstown raid

The man is currently being held at Finglas Garda Station.

A €500k Euromillions ticket has Cork's tiny Bere Island community abuzz with excitement

The local post office sold the winning ticket on Monday.

Poll: Should primary school pupils get homework? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Should primary school pupils get homework?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Catalan crisis: 'State of emergency' as Madrid cracks down on referendum by rounding up officials

Madrid is trying to prevent a 1 October plebiscite being held.

From The42 'He really was different class' - Tributes pour in for broadcasting great Jimmy Magee Legend This post contains videos

'He really was different class' - Tributes pour in for broadcasting great Jimmy Magee

It was announced this morning that the 82-year-old has passed away.

Two more arrests made in Wales over Parsons Green tube attack

Thirty people were injured in a chemical attack on the tube last Friday.

Motorcyclist (49) killed in Wicklow traffic collision

The fatal collision took place on the N81 near Blessington last night.

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned?

The government has agreed to a referendum on whether or not Ireland’s water utility should be publicly owned.

Manchester father (26) sentenced to life after murdering 8-month-old son at their home

The child’s mother was found guilty of causing or allowing his death and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Legendary commentator Jimmy Magee has died, and 224 dead in Mexican quake – it’s the 9 at 9.

Status yellow weather warning in place for Munster, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan

Heavy rain with risk of spot flooding is forecast for today.

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