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Thursday 20 September, 2018

Australia supermarket chain bans needles amid strawberry crisis

Police have received reports of more than 100 alleged incidents of pins and needles being found in fruit.

High Court places construction firm involved in building of social housing into examinership

Co Kildare based MDY Construction Ltd is currently involved in six projects.

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month

Charlie Flanagan said the reference to blasphemy in the Constitution incorrectly identifies Ireland “as a country that does not value freedom of expression”.

From The42 'Earlier in the year I was dropped for a game, and that was really tough for me' Brush It Off This post contains videos

'Earlier in the year I was dropped for a game, and that was really tough for me'

Competition for places in the All-Ireland winning Dublin team is fierce, but Sinead Finnegan says that if people get offended they brush it off for the good of the team.

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'Home is just a word. But in Ireland the word home has always been different to home somewhere else'

Writer Colm Keegan examines what is home to us here in Ireland – is it a feeling, is it a right?

'This is a very dark day': Four young children killed in Dutch train crossing collision

The accident happened in the southern town of Oss, 100 kilometres southeast of Amsterdam.

More than 5,000 requests for organ donor cards since Orla Tinsley documentary

On a typical day, the Irish Kidney Association would receive 20 to 50 requests for organ donor cards.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Four dead in Maryland shooting, a Status Yellow rainfall warning and continued power outages – it’s your evening fix.

From The42 ‘I had to hand over my home... But I would walk up to Tallaght Stadium, and it would all be forgotten about’ Hard Times This post contains videos

‘I had to hand over my home... But I would walk up to Tallaght Stadium, and it would all be forgotten about’

The story of a die-hard Shamrock Rovers fan Mick McCarthy who got back ‘up the ladder’ again after a difficult period.

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.

Power restored to over 160,000 ESB customers ... but outages remain across the country

People have been warned to stay away from fallen power lines.

Heading out for Culture Night? Here's what's on in the North

Culture Night is tomorrow and with everything from researching your name to retro gaming there’s something for everyone in the North.

Flight disruptions continue after Storm Ali led to over 80 cancellations in Dublin yesterday

Gusts of wind of up to 147km/h were recorded during yesterday’s Storm Ali.

Ireland's first catnip farm: 'Irish cats need good quality catnip'

Ireland's first catnip farm: 'Irish cats need good quality catnip'

We caught up with the woman behind Fred’s Catnip Farm at the National Ploughing Championship.

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Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries

Despite being essential, sanitary products are often priced as if they are luxury goods.

From The42 'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland Drugs In Sport

'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland

John Treacy has released a statement to criticise Wada’s decision to reinstate Russia.

Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage

‘Tweetgate’ somewhat overshadowed the presidential election in 2011.

Regeneration plan launched for Dublin's St Teresa's Gardens

Construction of the first phase of the project, 54 social homes, is due to commence in the coming months.

Next James Bond film back on track as Cary Fukunaga named its new director

Danny Boyle left the project over ‘creative differences’ last month.

'Slash and burn': Concern among rank-and-file gardaí as management cuts overtime again

The Garda Commissioner said the organisation will significantly exceed the budget and this is not sustainable.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Theresa May: Only workable proposal for an Irish backstop is the UK's proposal

She was speaking today at the end of a leaders’ summit in Salzburg.

London's serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

The Croydon Cat Killer is unlikely to have been human after all, according to police.

Security guard threatened with handgun during cash-in-transit robbery

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

From The42 'More games, more pressure, more stress, so I would suspect those figures are not accurate' Dedication

'More games, more pressure, more stress, so I would suspect those figures are not accurate'

A 2016 ERSI study found that players are dedicating up to 31 hours per week to the inter-county game, but Michael Fennelly says it’s “definitely higher.”

Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for posting Islamic State atrocity photos on Twitter

Le Pen shared the gruesome images in 2015. Today, she tweeted copies of a court order telling her to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

From The42 Wada lift ban on Russia as doping whistleblower's representative claims 'treachery' Time Served

Wada lift ban on Russia as doping whistleblower's representative claims 'treachery'

Russian athletes will once again be free to compete after a three-year ban served by Rusada, but Wada insist there will be strict conditions.

Famine film Black 47 has made over €1 million at the Irish box office

The film, directed by Lance Daly, came out two weeks ago.

Brexpo: Four major Brexit events to be held in Cork, Galway, Monaghan and Dublin next month

Although we don’t know if we’re getting a hard or soft Brexit, the government is asking people to prepare for the worst.

Belfast author Anna Burns among Man Booker Prize finalists

Burns has been shortlisted for her novel, Milkman, set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

TG4 apologises after CGI clip of caravan being kicked off cliff is shown before news bulletin

The branding clip was on an automatic schedule and has been used since 2013. It will no longer be broadcast.

The Luas Green Line won't return to full service until tomorrow

“Extensive” damage was done to Luas overhead lines during Storm Ali.

Gardaí urge motorists not to become complacent on roads after Project Edward success

There were no reported road fatalities in the Republic yesterday.

48-year-old man appears in court charged with stabbing murder of mother of two in Co Louth

Edmundas Dauksa, faces a single charge of murdering Ingrida Maciokaite (31) in Dundalk earlier this week.

'Panic' after air pressure error caused mass bleeding on India flight

The flight crew “has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation”, the company said.

Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week

The Secretary General of the Department of An Taoiseach has warned the committee it could be in breach of the Constitution.

Storm Bronagh is here as heavy rains from the south lead to flood warnings

Storm Bronagh is the second named winter storm of the 2018/2019 winter season.

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman gets shareholder slapdown amid strikes AGM

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman gets shareholder slapdown amid strikes

The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum had recommended that members block Bonderman’s re-election.

Poll: Did 'storm fatigue' affect people's preparedness for Storm Ali? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did 'storm fatigue' affect people's preparedness for Storm Ali?

Tánaiste Simon Coveney suggested this may have been the case.

1,300-year-old Book of Durrow to go on loan to British Library

Originating in Offaly, the Book of Durrow is thought to be almost 100 years older than the Book of Kells.

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