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Today’s News

Poll: Should Ireland vote against the Mercosur trade deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland vote against the Mercosur trade deal?

Leo Varadkar has suggested that Ireland could attempt to veto the deal over ongoing fires in the Amazon.

E-scooters should be legalised on Irish roads, says new report - but 'investment' is needed

Electric scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Peppa Pig production studio sold to US toymaker Hasbro for €3.6 billion Oh

Peppa Pig production studio sold to US toymaker Hasbro for €3.6 billion

The company said it was the acquisition of the show was a strategic growth opportunity.

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Blow it out of the water at this Victorian mansion with swimming pool, cinema and round tower
Johnson's 'victory' and a misleading photo: How the UK papers reacted after Boris met Macron Entente Cordiale This post contains videos
From The42 Imposing England and their 'kamikaze kids' loom large in front of Ireland Heating Up

Imposing England and their 'kamikaze kids' loom large in front of Ireland

Ross Byrne will look to bring his usual level of calm to Ireland’s number 10 shirt.

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercusor deal unless Brazil protects Amazon

He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.

McGregor apologises over pub punch incident caught on video

The MMA star was speaking in an interview with ESPN.

Insurance 'Green Card' no longer needed to drive in North in event of no-deal Brexit

It had previously been warned that the cards would be required after the UK left the EU.

From The42 Win our great All-Ireland final prize - tickets to Dublin v Kerry plus a night in the four-star Brooks Hotel Golden Tickets

Win our great All-Ireland final prize - tickets to Dublin v Kerry plus a night in the four-star Brooks Hotel

The42 Members will automatically be entered in the hat for our monthly prize draw.

Own a dog? You may have a healthier heart as a result

Truly, human’s best friend.

Dáil bar: Over €13k more spent on drinks so far in 2019 compared to same period last year

Twice as much was spent in February 2019 than the same month last year.

'You can't download soul': Tubridy geared up for new Late Late season as RTÉ takes on Netflix

Ryan Tubridy was in a confident mood at RTÉ’s autumn launch, as he enters his 11th year presenting the flagship show.

Dodgy phone chargers and sunglasses among 34,000 products seized before they could be sold

Almost 350,000 potentially unsafe products were seized in Ireland last year.

Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.

Yesterday’s News

Mary McAleese wins prestigious Catholic theology prize

She will collect the prize at a ceremony at the University of Tübingen in Germany in October.

UN calls for protection of Amazon as Bolsonaro claims 'environmental psychosis' hampers Brazil

Official figures show nearly 73,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year.

RSA blasts Garda restructuring plan, accuses force of 'downgrading' road safety

The RSA is “very concerned” that Roads Policing was not among the four areas identified as ‘key focus areas’ for Gardaí.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A shake-up at the Gardaí, stolen wax heads and Johnson meets Macron – it’s the evening fix.

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Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

From The42 The 'kid from Manawatu' who shook up Mullingar in 1991 THE OTHER JOE SHOW

The 'kid from Manawatu' who shook up Mullingar in 1991

Joe Schmidt got a taste of Ireland long before Leinster recruited him from Clermont.

Winning €11.2m Lotto ticket sold in Wicklow

The winning numbers were: 10, 13, 23, 24, 25, 44 and bonus number 12.

Portuguese fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations

This is the eighth vessel detained by the Naval Service so far in 2019 and the second detention this week.

From The42 Could Ross Byrne climb from 4th-choice out-half to Sexton's chief replacement before Japan? The Byrne Legacy This post contains videos

Could Ross Byrne climb from 4th-choice out-half to Sexton's chief replacement before Japan?

With the Irish camp seriously concerned by Joey Carbery’s fitness, his former club team-mate may steal a march on his fellow Ireland backups.

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Multiple fatalities as lightning strike hits cross at Polish pilgrimage site

The lightning reportedly struck the large cross on the Giewont summit at a time when many hikers were present.

Pamela Flood and Ronan Ryan won't face eviction during next three weeks, judge decides

The high-profile couple were granted leave to lodge affidavits arguing whether there are grounds for the granting of a stay on a repossession order on their home.

Investigation into Aer Lingus Gatwick incident finds shortcomings with airport procedures

A vehicle was cleared onto the runway in front of an Aer Lingus jet which was travelling at over 110km/h.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Staff scupper thieves stealing wax heads at Dublin museum

A man and a woman tried to steal three wax heads from the National Wax Museum yesterday.

Explainer: The British press has seized on Merkel's '30 days' remark - but what did she mean by it?

Reports of Merkel’s ’30-day Brexit deadline’ dominate the UK front pages.

People 'remember' false stories after reading fake news, says new study of abortion vote

The study was carried out by UCC in the weeks leading up to the referendum.

From The42 RTÉ announces deal to show All-Ireland club championships for first time On The Box

RTÉ announces deal to show All-Ireland club championships for first time

The national broadcaster enters the club market alongside TG4 this Autumn.

Face off at the Élysée Palace as Johnson meets 'hardest in the gang' Macron Brexit This post contains videos

Face off at the Élysée Palace as Johnson meets 'hardest in the gang' Macron

Macron said he hopes for a ‘useful’ month of talks on Brexit.

Dept Social Protection to publish Commission's PSC report 'once full consideration is complete' PSC

Dept Social Protection to publish Commission's PSC report 'once full consideration is complete'

The DPC rejects government claims that making the card a requirement for services was lawful.

US-bound plane forced to return to Shannon Airport after suffering engine problems

There were 146 passengers and crew on board.

'All eyes on how Ireland is being treated': Country now in eye of storm, Coveney says

Coveney said the UK backstop alternatives will ‘badly hit’ Ireland and its economy.

'Will Ireland survive 2050?' RTÉ turns focus to climate change as it unveils new schedule

Some 157 young people in Ireland will come together to form the RTÉ youth assembly and debate climate issues in the Dáil.

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