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Dublin: 19 °C Thursday 17 August, 2017

Today’s News

'When I was lost, I knew I didn't want to die... Having a life is the most important thing now'

Patients from the ages of one to 85 were on hand today at Beaumont Hospital to thank the staff that looked after their care.

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

Brown Thomas opened its Christmas Shop today and here are the photos to prove it

With 130 days to go until Christmas Day, is it time to start the shop?

Olympic tickets committee meeting suspended after staff member taken to hospital

The morning session was suspended after the man became ill.

12 parents on how they fit in quality family time - and why high-priced birthday parties are a waste
Poll: Is it too early to start Christmas shopping? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it too early to start Christmas shopping?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Ivan Yates will take over Newstalk's drivetime show

Yates will begin in the role on 4 September.

Rainfall warning for five counties as US hurricane impacts on Irish weather

Spot flooding has been forecast tomorrow and there will be persistent and heavy rain this weekend.

Emma Stone is the world's highest-paid actress

Stone, who won the best actress Oscar for her role in La La Land, made $26 million in pre-tax earnings in the year up to June.

From The42 New Zealand Rugby to investigate fresh claims over Aaron Smith's toilet incident Statement

New Zealand Rugby to investigate fresh claims over Aaron Smith's toilet incident

Smith was suspended last October after he entered a toilet cubicle with a woman at Christchurch Airport.

Irishman in his 20s killed in Mexico

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that it is aware of the case.

Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam to face terror trial over police shootout

Abdeslam was arrested in March last year, three days after the shootout in Brussels.

Right-wing anti-immigrant politician wears burqa in Australian parliament

Pauline Hanson said she was highlighting the safety risks of wearing the garment.

Gardaí renew appeal for help finding man missing since last year

54-year-old William Mulvihill has been missing from the Tralee area since 21 August last year.

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Poll: Will you watch the Rose of Tralee?

Will you be tuning in?

Man arrested in Dutch radio station after taking woman hostage over car park argument

The NOS newscaster said the man was armed with a knife.

Drones banned from flying over Trevor Deely search site

Gardaí have been searching the site in Dublin 20 since Saturday.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what you need to know as we start the day.

Steve Bannon calls white nationalists 'losers'

The White House strategist is reported to be on shaky ground with Donald Trump.

Thousands hold vigil for Charlottesville victim as Trump pays tribute to 'truly special young woman'

Those in attendance at the vigil sang several spirituals and observed a moment of silence.

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

Intended target of Ballymun shooting had been warned of threat to his life

Convicted criminal Derek Devoy escaped without injury yesterday, but his sister and an associate of his were both killed.

From The42 Waterford chairman 'very disappointed' with RTÉ pundits as 'lucky' Austin Gleeson is cleared Ozzy Man's Review

Prison officers seized two weapons a day over the last five years

Last year alone, 435 weapons were recovered from inmates.

Opinion: 'These bigots are not representative of 60 million citizens who voted for Trump'

Saying that the average Trump voter is a racist amounts to a slur on those (including several of my own close friends) who voted for him for a variety of reasons, writes Larry Donnelly.

Garda overtime bill soars to €60.5 million for first six months of 2017

That means it has grown by 57% for January to June compared to the same period last year.

'An inexcusable violation': Ibrahim Halawa has spent 1,460 days in prison

Halawa (21) was arrested during a demonstration in 2014 in support of Mohamed Morsi who had been ousted from power in a military coup.

Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since recession

Ireland is now the fourth most confident country in Europe, overtaking the UK for the first time in almost nine years.

Clamping complaints: No 10 minutes grace, app issues and clamped while delivering to charity shop

In two cases, people claimed that they were clamped because the Parking Tag app allowed them to pay for parking in an area that became a clearway.

Yesterday’s News

Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US?

“You’re changing history. You’re changing culture,” Trump said of the removal of statues of Confederate leaders.

Labour shadow minister resigns over British Pakistani rape article

The article was written following the conviction of 17 men in Newcastle who forced young girls to have sex.

A third of all injuries on Irish Rail were at the gap between platforms and trains

There’s also been a rise in the number of train derailments in the past three years.

Wedding ring that went missing in 2004 turns up wrapped around carrot

Canadian woman Mary Grams told the Canadian Broadcasting Commission that she had lost her ring in the family farm in Central Alberta while picking weeds.


Baby dolphin dies after being surrounded by tourists 'who wanted to photograph and touch it'

A local wildlife organisation said the animal had either become sick or separated from its mother.

Robert Mugabe's wife wants diplomatic immunity after being accused of attacking model

Gabriella Engels, aged 20, said she had been attacked with an electrical extension cord.

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Nevada Commission grant Mayweather and McGregor special permission to fight in 8oz gloves

Despite their initial insistence, NSAC have employed a “one-fight exception” for next weekend’s bout.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A shooting in north Dublin and Trump’s Charlottesville comments grabbed headlines today.

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