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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 10 December, 2016

Today’s News

'If this wasn't Ireland, this film would never have gotten made'

Director Billy O’Brien tells us about what went into making a film about a serial killer, set in the American midwest.

From The42 'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between' Man In The Middle

'I'll always reflect on where we started, the highs, lows and everything in between'

The 2016 Major League Soccer decider takes place in Toronto later this evening and Cork native Alan Kelly will be at the centre of it.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Donald Trump and Russia had people talking today.

Poll: Will you give to charity this Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you give to charity this Christmas?

It’s a time for giving, they say.

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Gardaí "concerned" for safety of missing Dublin woman

Lucy Donovan was last seen in Kilmainham, Dublin 8 shortly after 3pm yesterday.

Venezuelan government says it will give children four million toys it seized

Authorities said local supply committees will be in charge of distributing the toys “fairly” to children.

How many giraffes are left in the world? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How much money’s worth of goods were stolen from shoppers’ cars in Ireland last year.

Two men dead after car collision near Omagh

The deaths bring to 66 the number of people killed on the North’s roads this year.

ISIS suicide bomber kills 35 Yemeni troops

Yemeni authorities have for months pressed a campaign against jihadists.

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From The42 Tigers don't get a sniff as Sweetnam stars in magnificent Munster win Precision

Tigers don't get a sniff as Sweetnam stars in magnificent Munster win

Erasmus’ men never looked in danger with brilliant performances all over the park.

What's your favourite childhood book? New campaign tries to get kids reading for Christmas

Research shows over half of Irish parents would like to read to their children more.

Trump accuses CNN of 'rediculous fake news' over Apprentice news

He later corrected his spelling mistake.

Restaurant critic AA Gill dies after battle with 'the full English of cancer' RIP

Gardaí out in force for Christmas enforcement campaign

Christmas trees and presents – gardaí have all sorts of advice at this time of the year.

GIY Yacon: The Peruvian tuber that looks like a potato but tastes like a pear

Just like last week’s oca, yacon is another unusual veg that we can thank our friends the ancient Incas for, writes Michael Kelly.

Inside the little-known company that brought broadband to dozens of Irish towns

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Limerick broadband provider Enet.

'A gift from heaven' - Colombian President receives Nobel Peace Prize

A revised FARC deal was approved by Colombia’s Congress last week.

'Another great loss to Irish letters' - John Montague dies aged 87 RIP

'Another great loss to Irish letters' - John Montague dies aged 87

He passed away at his home in Nice and it is expected he will be laid to rest in Tyrone.

Trump narrows cabinet picks but Giuliani is out

Giuliani had made no secret of his desire for the job, but came under media scrutiny over business dealings that could pose conflicts of interest.

'Mayo Boy, Vietnam Hero': The fascinating story of Patrick Gallagher

The Ballyhaunis man kept his service with the US Marines a secret until he won a top honour.

Five dead and children buried under rubble of house that collapsed after train derailed

Two tank cars derailed, hit electricity lines and exploded.

Gardaí warn of telephone scam where caller claims to be from Revenue

The caller seeks immediate payment of a tax bill over the phone.

Smoking, dominos, getting married in secret - this is what it's like to live under the rule of Isis

Refugees from the Iraqi city of Mosul have described the harsh realities of life under the so-called IS ‘caliphate’.

Your crash course in… How INM walking away from pensioners sheds light on a bigger problem

Defined benefit pension schemes are a ticking time bomb.

Poll: Are you doing your Christmas shopping online? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you doing your Christmas shopping online?

Online purchases are up largely thanks to the weak sterling.

Debate Room: Should we ban the burqa in Ireland?

This week Angela Merkel has said that she supports prohibition of the burqa. Should we also ban face veils here in Ireland?

Irish retailers could be in for a bleak Christmas as shoppers flock online

Weaker sterling has driven more bargain-hungry consumers to shop online instead.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know to start your day.

The Little Museum of Dublin is too small to cater for how popular it is

More than 101,000 people visited the attraction last year.

Feeling festive? Here are the Christmas-themed events on around the country this weekend

No matter where you are, there’s plenty to do this weekend.

Professional snake catchers: How this Indian tribe saves lives by harvesting venom

The Irula tribe captures snakes to harvest their venom before returning them to nature.

'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine HPV

'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine

Gerard Craughwell said he would like medical experts as well as parents concerned about their daughters to attend.

Amazon is opening a bricks-and-mortar store - with no cashiers or checkouts

The Amazon Go concept involves customers having grocery bills deducted from their accounts.

CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report

The Washington Post report has drawn an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp.

'Dirty scum. That's all they are': Father of missing man feared dead hits out at 'killers'

Father of missing Willie Maughan has described the turmoil his family is enduring since Willie and Ana’s disappearance in April, 2015.

An Irish cinema startup has just won an investment from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba

Showtime Analytics will use the money to hire more staff.

'Your fate is in your hands': Judge warns thief who broke into Apache Pizza outlet

Craig Dempsey was with a chainsaw-wielding accomplice.

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