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Want to get married in a cattle mart? You could be in muck

Kenmare livestock mart hopes to let you put a ring on it … in their ring.

Met Police investigating second claim of sexual assault against Kevin Spacey

Scotland Yard is also looking into allegations that Spacey sexually assaulted another man in 2008.

DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours

Shane Ross has said the 24-hour travel notice period disabled passengers must give Irish Rail is ‘unacceptable’.

The government just outlawed four popular 'designer' drugs

Drugs including ‘Blow’, ‘Hammer Head’ and ‘Magic crystals’ have all been banned.

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Eighth Committee: 'I don’t judge or criticise women, I fully understand the fear that creeps in' As It Happened This post contains videos

Eighth Committee: 'I don’t judge or criticise women, I fully understand the fear that creeps in'

Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More are addressing the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

'Lurid carry on': Court hears Clare man uploaded pictures of local girls to porn site

Evan Meehan took the girls’ profile pictures from Facebook.

'What right do we have to tell a dying person they should continue to live in pain'

Prominent Right to Die with Dignity campaigner Tom Curran appeared before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality today.

Maria Edgeworth's letters: 'Sir Walter Scott punctual to his word arrived on Friday'

The Castle Rackrent author, who counted Jane Austen and Byron among her admirers, was also a prodigious correspondent.

Families evacuated in Laois as flooding spreads across the county

People have been urged to stay away from Mountmellick and Clonaslee.

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'His face wasn't the same... he was a monster': Jury hears from alleged victim in Tinder sex assault case

The woman said she was using Tinder to practice speaking English.

Two men walked into Dublin pub wearing Freddy Krueger masks and shot man dead, court hears

Michael Barr was shot dead in the Sunset House pub in Dublin’s north inner city in April 2016.

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding

Drivers are being told to delay their journey, use public transport or take alternative routes this evening.

Pathologist says driver of jeep in Buncrana pier tragedy was over drink-driving limit

Five members of the same family perished in the tragedy including Sean McGrotty, his sons Mark, 11, and eight-year-old Evan, his mother-in-law Ruth Daniels and her teenage daughter Jodie-Lee Tracey.

From The42 The All-Ireland winner who retired at 25 after eight concussions - 'It's not about me, it's about the issue' Speaking Out

The All-Ireland winner who retired at 25 after eight concussions - 'It's not about me, it's about the issue'

Diarmaid McNulty had to call time on playing GAA but wants others to avoid the same outcome.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'I don't want to jump queues': Thousands waiting up to 4 years for cataract surgery

The eye condition causes a person’s vision to become impaired, and is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

'Extremely worrying': A record high of 184 people are now sleeping rough in Dublin

New figures for October also show an increase in homeless families and single people.

Leo Varadkar suggests consultants should 'clock in' to ensure they're at work

His comments were in response to an RTÉ Investigates programme which revealed that one consultant left his work at a public hospital to treat private patients at a different hospital.

Poll: Do you agree that children shouldn't be instructed to hug extended family members? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

'She may not have thrown McCabe to the wolves but she allowed them free rein'

Frances Fitzgerald is under pressure today over questions about a ‘forgotten email’.

From The42 'I've had no approach from anyone in the FAI since the day my contract was terminated' The Life Of Brian This post contains videos

'I've had no approach from anyone in the FAI since the day my contract was terminated'

Brian Kerr was last night asked about the calls for him to be involved in Irish underage football again.

Heavy rain to continue throughout the day as emergency services deal with several road collisions

Road users are being advised to leave extra time for journeys, slow down and increase braking distance.

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Minister of State John Halligan has had a briefing with the Department of Foreign Affairs about the situation.

Another Australian politician has resigned from parliament over dual citizenship

Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore found out on Friday that her mother was born with a British citizenship.

Don't make children hug relatives, US Girl Scouts warns parents ahead of Thanksgiving

“We know that some adults prey on children, and teaching your daughter about consent early on can help her understand her rights.”

Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award

The Costa Book Awards is the only major book prize open only to authors resident in Britain and Ireland.

Former NI minister says Donegal would be better off in the United Kingdom

The former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist Party said Donegal “really is the hinterland of Northern Ireland”.

Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon

Two members of the committee have accused the proceedings of being biased.

From The42 Ronan O'Gara leaves Racing 92 to take up coaching role in New Zealand ROG

Ronan O'Gara leaves Racing 92 to take up coaching role in New Zealand

The former Ireland out-half is joining the Crusaders.

Toy Story director John Lasseter takes leave from Pixar, citing 'missteps' and 'unwanted hugs'

In a vaguely-worded memo, Lasseter says he knows he has made some employees feel disrespected and uncomfortable.

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email?

It has been the 24 hours from hell for the former Minister for Justice.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Flooding closes roads around the country, and Frances Fitzgerald on the ropes – it’s the 9 at 9.

'It's not enough to say she can't remember': Frances Fitzgerald under pressure in McCabe email row

Tánaiste and former Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has come under fire over how much she knew.

Cyclist dies following road collision with two cars in Kerry

The incident happened in the townland of Tonevane, Tralee at around 8.15pm last night.

Zimbabwe's former vice president expected to be sworn in as interim president after Mugabe resignation

Mnangagwa was fired as Mugabe’s deputy earlier this month.

Lee Keegan pours cold water on 'false rumour' he has been diagnosed with serious illness

But the Mayo defender will miss the majority of the 2018 league campaign after undergoing two hip operations.

Inquest begins today into Buncrana pier tragedy

The inquest will hear from witnesses this morning, with a view to better understanding what happened during the incident.

World Cup bid: Why should taxpayers' money be given to sporting organisations?

Our Ministers might consider spending the €339 million on desperately needed pre-school education instead, writes Sean Byrne.

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'

Alone, a charity for older people, has launched its Christmas campaign – No one should be alone this Christmas.

Teenager appears in court charged over Athlone shooting

A man was injured in the incident last week.

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