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Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 17 July, 2019
From TheJournal.ie Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless' Dublin

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

From TheJournal.ie 'They said they wanted an obnoxious priest': How Brendan Grace and the Father Ted writers created Fr Fintan Stack His Grace

'They said they wanted an obnoxious priest': How Brendan Grace and the Father Ted writers created Fr Fintan Stack

While other actors were “shouting and roaring” at auditions, Grace said he decided to take a different approach.

From TheJournal.ie 'One of the great entertainers of this era': Tributes paid as Brendan Grace dies aged 68 RIP

'One of the great entertainers of this era': Tributes paid as Brendan Grace dies aged 68

The hugely popular comedian was being treated for lung cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council Bathing Bans

Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump for Taoiseach': Rival protest groups greet President ... well out of view of the President The Trump Divide

'Trump for Taoiseach': Rival protest groups greet President ... well out of view of the President

A pro-Trump demonstration was dwarfed by a much larger ‘anti’ one on the outskirts of Shannon.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick votes for directly elected mayor for the city while Cork and Waterford reject same plans Mayor

Limerick votes for directly elected mayor for the city while Cork and Waterford reject same plans

Waterford has rejected the same proposal. Limerick voted in favour.

From TheJournal.ie When we can expect to elect our first MEPs and other essential things to know about today's counts On And On

When we can expect to elect our first MEPs and other essential things to know about today's counts

There’ll be battles for the final seats in all three EU constituencies while the council seats are almost filled.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May has announced that she will step down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June Theresa May

Theresa May has announced that she will step down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June

May broke into tears at the end of a statement announcing her departure date.

From TheJournal.ie A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced A New Low

A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced

In related news, it means Ireland are no longer bottom of the Eurovision table.

From TheJournal.ie Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in Last Day

Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in

Meanwhile more than 2,000 people on islands off the west coast are entitled to vote today.

From TheJournal.ie 21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area Final Countdown

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area

Former TDs, a lord mayor and Dublin’s longest serving councillor are all in the mix.

From TheJournal.ie Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue Controversy

Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue

Meanwhile Eurovision organisers released a statement after two of Madonna’s dancers wore Israeli and Palestine flags.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision as UK finishes in last place Eurovision This post contains a poll

As it happened: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision as UK finishes in last place

Eurovision fans are already blaming the Brexit factor for the UK’s dire showing.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as we kick off Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump is set to visit Ireland next month - official announcement 'within days' Trump Visit

Donald Trump is set to visit Ireland next month - official announcement 'within days'

TheJournal.ie understands that he will be in the country for a number of days at the beginning of June.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after late night police standoff faces questioning over further horrific attacks across England Rapes And Abductions

Man arrested after late night police standoff faces questioning over further horrific attacks across England

Joseph McCann, who was being sought by police, is to be questioned over attacks on nine more victims.

From TheJournal.ie Meghan Markle and Prince Harry confirm arrival of royal baby (and it's a boy) British Royalty

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry confirm arrival of royal baby (and it's a boy)

The baby, born early this morning, is seventh in line to the throne.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you attempted a barbecue so far this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you attempted a barbecue so far this year?

To grill or not to grill, that’s the question we’re asking this bank holiday Monday morning.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Bank Holiday Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Bank Holiday Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as we begin this Bank Holiday Monday morning.

From TheJournal.ie West Dublin arson attack: Two arrested after house set on fire in Corduff Terrifying Attack

West Dublin arson attack: Two arrested after house set on fire in Corduff

Rocks and hammers were also used to target windows in the house in Saturday’s attack.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 30s dies after stabbing at house in Arklow, Co Wicklow Arklow

Man in his 30s dies after stabbing at house in Arklow, Co Wicklow

Gardaí responded at around 12.30am. A man in his 40s has been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's robbed cars, burnt-out cars, dead horses ... the bones of dead horses' Dunsink

'There's robbed cars, burnt-out cars, dead horses ... the bones of dead horses'

Campaigners say animals at Dunsink in Dublin are being frightened and injured by joyriders and quad bike riders.

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage has launched his new Brexit Party - and there'll be a Rees-Mogg on the ballot Back Again

Nigel Farage has launched his new Brexit Party - and there'll be a Rees-Mogg on the ballot

Not that one though … Jacob’s sister Annunziata Rees-Mogg is running for the new party.

From TheJournal.ie Alabama had to call off an execution at the last minute after it was unable to lift a court order Lethal Injection

Alabama had to call off an execution at the last minute after it was unable to lift a court order

The bid to stop the execution centred on the inmate’s request to inhale nitrogen gas rather than face lethal injection.

From TheJournal.ie The EU and UK have agreed a 'flexible' Brexit extension until 31 October Halloween Brexit

The EU and UK have agreed a 'flexible' Brexit extension until 31 October

It follows a marathon EU summit in Brussels – just two days before the UK would have crashed out.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Tusk tells UK 'please do not waste this time' as 31 October flextension agreed The Late Show

As it happened: Tusk tells UK 'please do not waste this time' as 31 October flextension agreed

Another long night in Brussels, and the threat of a no-deal exit this Friday has been averted.

From TheJournal.ie Garda statement on Drew Harris vehicle controversy: 'There was no security incident' Garda Hq

Garda statement on Drew Harris vehicle controversy: 'There was no security incident'

“A newly installed bollard malfunctioned,” a statement from the force said.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrests over murder of woman who disappeared after party in 2005 Lisa Dorrian

Two arrests over murder of woman who disappeared after party in 2005

Lisa Dorrian disappeared after a party at a caravan site 14 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: House of Commons again rejects all Brexit options on the table Brexit Live

As it happened: House of Commons again rejects all Brexit options on the table

Here’s how it all went down as MPs considered four Brexit options.

From TheJournal.ie Rate the options: How would you vote on the Brexit plans before MPs tonight? Rate The Motions

Rate the options: How would you vote on the Brexit plans before MPs tonight?

What would you do if you had a seat?

From TheJournal.ie Is your head being melted by this EU daylight savings debate? We're here to help The Explainer

Is your head being melted by this EU daylight savings debate? We're here to help

Why does Europe want to scrap seasonal clock changes? Will Ireland have to?

From TheJournal.ie As It Happened: Theresa May plans to bring her Brexit deal back for a Commons vote this week Brexit Live

As It Happened: Theresa May plans to bring her Brexit deal back for a Commons vote this week

We could be in for another dramatic evening in the Commons – stay with us.

From TheJournal.ie 'A kind, gentle outsider': Scott Walker, the enigmatic and hugely influential singer, has died aged 76 RIP

'A kind, gentle outsider': Scott Walker, the enigmatic and hugely influential singer, has died aged 76

His record company hailed him as a “unique and challenging titan”.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Donald Trump predict Brexit at his Scottish golf course the day before the vote? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Donald Trump predict Brexit at his Scottish golf course the day before the vote?

He repeated the claim in his Oval Office meeting with the Taoiseach. Is it true?

From TheJournal.ie Israeli ambassador praises RTÉ's 'strong position' on Eurovision boycott calls Israeli Ambassador

Israeli ambassador praises RTÉ's 'strong position' on Eurovision boycott calls

His comments come in the wake of renewed calls for RTÉ to sit out this year’s contest.

From TheJournal.ie Parcel bombing scheme was 'cack-handed, reckless and extremely dangerous' Dissident Republicans

Parcel bombing scheme was 'cack-handed, reckless and extremely dangerous'

There are similarities between this month’s devices and ones used by the Provisional IRA.

From TheJournal.ie Report of invasive rodent species spotted along Royal Canal most likely case of 'mistaken identity' Otter Nonsense

Report of invasive rodent species spotted along Royal Canal most likely case of 'mistaken identity'

Waterways Ireland believes the sighting was likely that of a native otter.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick device 'appears identical' to London and Glasgow parcel bombs claimed by 'IRA' Postal Depot

Limerick device 'appears identical' to London and Glasgow parcel bombs claimed by 'IRA'

Around 175 staff have been evacuated and postal services in Limerick are off today.

From TheJournal.ie Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs Inciting Hatred

Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs

Some MPs have issued grave warnings after May went on the offensive last night.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar warns against 'rolling cliff edge' as leaders meet for crunch summit Brexit

Varadkar warns against 'rolling cliff edge' as leaders meet for crunch summit

Varadkar repeated his assertion that the EU needs to cut the UK some slack on an extension.

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