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From TheJournal.ie Chicago elects black, gay woman as mayor in historic vote Lori Lightfoot

Chicago elects black, gay woman as mayor in historic vote

Since 1837, Chicago voters have elected only one black mayor and one female mayor.

From The42 Tributes paid to Limerick GAA supporter John Hunt who has passed away aged 98 RIP

Tributes paid to Limerick GAA supporter John Hunt who has passed away aged 98

The Athea native captured the hearts of the nation with his Late Late Show appearance last September.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor? Jussie Smollett

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor?

Jussie Smollett achieved notoriety after being accused of fabricating a hate crime.

From TheJournal.ie Chicago police chief and mayor hit out as actor Jussie Smollett cleared of all criminal charges Chicago

Chicago police chief and mayor hit out as actor Jussie Smollett cleared of all criminal charges

Smollett’s lawyers released a statement today confirming the charges had been dropped.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he doesn't want to be associated with actions of Conor McGregor St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to be associated with actions of Conor McGregor

This time last week, Varadkar was somewhat overshadowed at the Chicago St Patrick’s Day parade.

From TheJournal.ie New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year Terror Threat

New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year

Varadkar says Ireland is as prepared as any other country for a terror attack.

From TheJournal.ie An unexpected guest and a luminous river: Leo ends St Patrick's trip not being centre of attention St Patrick's Day

An unexpected guest and a luminous river: Leo ends St Patrick's trip not being centre of attention

Varadkar finished off the final leg of his US trip walking in the Chicago parade and taking a boat trip down the river.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values' LGBT Rights

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'

Varadkar said he and Pence have very different views on social issues, but says it’s better to engage with people rather than boycott them.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach marches alongside Conor McGregor in Chicago's St Patrick's Day parade St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach marches alongside Conor McGregor in Chicago's St Patrick's Day parade

Government officials were left surprised at McGregor’s appearance at the parade.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says climate change protests are 'welcome' and 'inspiring' Climate Change

Taoiseach says climate change protests are 'welcome' and 'inspiring'

Earlier this month, the Taoiseach said he supported school students going on strike.

From TheJournal.ie US actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police over attack Empire Strikes Back

US actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police over attack

Police say Smollett staged the attack in a bid to gain publicity and a more pay.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach heading to Washington DC for annual St Patrick's Day meeting with Donald Trump White House Visit

Taoiseach heading to Washington DC for annual St Patrick's Day meeting with Donald Trump

Leo Varadkar will also travel to Chicago this year.

From TheJournal.ie Jussie Smollett charged with 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to police Empire Strikes Back

Jussie Smollett charged with 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to police

In a statement to the media, Smollett’s attorney Mark Geragos criticised the charges as “prosecutorial overkill”.

From TheJournal.ie R. Kelly pleads not guilty as court documents outline alleged sexual abuse of three underage girls Chicago

R. Kelly pleads not guilty as court documents outline alleged sexual abuse of three underage girls

Bail for the R&B star has been set at $1 million.

From TheJournal.ie R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse Chicago

R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Two more women have also accused R Kelly of sexually assaulting them as teens.

From TheJournal.ie Empire producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes following his arrest Jussie Smollett

Empire producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes following his arrest

The show’s producers said they are placing their trust in the legal system.

From TheJournal.ie Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage attack because of 'dissatisfaction with his salary' Chicago

Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage attack because of 'dissatisfaction with his salary'

Police said today that the Empire actor also sent himself racist and homophobic hate mail.

From TheJournal.ie Jussie Smollett named as suspect in criminal investigation for filing a false police report Chicago

Jussie Smollett named as suspect in criminal investigation for filing a false police report

Detectives were this evening presenting evidence before a Grand Jury in Chicago, a police spokesperson said.

From TheJournal.ie Jussie Smollett's lawyers deny claims that he plotted an attack on himself, so what do we know so far? Explainer

Jussie Smollett's lawyers deny claims that he plotted an attack on himself, so what do we know so far?

Smollett was hospitalised last month and said he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

From TheJournal.ie New evidence allegedly shows R. Kelly having sex with 14 year-old girl, victims' lawyer claims MuteRKelly

New evidence allegedly shows R. Kelly having sex with 14 year-old girl, victims' lawyer claims

The tape is different to one used in a 2008 trial, when Kelly was acquitted on child pornography charges.

From TheJournal.ie Chicago ex-cop sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald Jason Van Dyke

Chicago ex-cop sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke fired 16 bullets into the 17-year-old during the confrontation in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Chicago cops acquitted of alleged coverup in teen shooting Laquan Mcdonald

Chicago cops acquitted of alleged coverup in teen shooting

The 2014 killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald triggered months of protests.

From TheJournal.ie Woman suing Hilton hotels for $100 million says she was filmed naked in shower by hidden camera Chicago

Woman suing Hilton hotels for $100 million says she was filmed naked in shower by hidden camera

The woman said the footage was then uploaded on porn websites.

From TheJournal.ie Chicago hospital gunman had been kicked out of firefighting academy Hospital Shooting

Chicago hospital gunman had been kicked out of firefighting academy

Four people were shot dead during a shooting at a Chicago hospital yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Four people, including hospital staff and police officer, killed in Chicago shooting Mercy Hospital

Four people, including hospital staff and police officer, killed in Chicago shooting

Authorities said that the gunmen targeted a woman with whom he was having a relationship.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks Preview

Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks

A thriller awaits at the Aviva Stadium this evening at 7pm.

From The42 No 2016 grudging, just respect as All Blacks pitch up in Dublin Here And Now

No 2016 grudging, just respect as All Blacks pitch up in Dublin

‘You don’t need to dip into the past to find a desire to play and play well.’

From The42 Ringrose and Aki show spark but Henshaw primed for return against Pumas Ringer

Ringrose and Aki show spark but Henshaw primed for return against Pumas

Ireland’s centres combined well for Ringrose’s second-half try against Italy.

From The42 O'Mahony fully fit but Argentina Test 'might be too soon' for Kearney Doubt

O'Mahony fully fit but Argentina Test 'might be too soon' for Kearney

Jordan Larmour’s performance in the 15 shirt in Chicago was reassuring for Joe Schmidt.

From The42 Fearless Jordan Larmour lifts off with scintillating Chicago hat-trick Belief

Fearless Jordan Larmour lifts off with scintillating Chicago hat-trick

The 21-year-old says no one in the Ireland squad fears the All Blacks.

From The42 Precious opportunity for Carbery and McGrath shows they're still learning Halfbacks

Precious opportunity for Carbery and McGrath shows they're still learning

Joe Schmidt felt his halfbacks played ‘a little bit conservatively’ in the first half in Chicago.

From The42 Letter from Chicago: Larmour and Beirne big winners from week in the US Windy City

Letter from Chicago: Larmour and Beirne big winners from week in the US

This year’s visit to the Windy City was very different to the clash with the All Blacks in 2016.

From The42 Ulsterman Addison hungry for more after Ireland debut in Chicago Versatile

Ulsterman Addison hungry for more after Ireland debut in Chicago

The 26-year-old is pleased his move to Ulster is paying off.

From The42 'You get a double barrel shotgun, stick it on your foot and blow it off' Frustration

'You get a double barrel shotgun, stick it on your foot and blow it off'

Conor O’Shea was deeply frustrated by how his Italy team started the second half against Ireland.

From The42 'I was thinking, ‘Am I ever going to get a cap?’' - Ireland's Ross Byrne Debut Day

'I was thinking, ‘Am I ever going to get a cap?’' - Ireland's Ross Byrne

The Leinster out-half came off the bench to help Joe Schmidt’s team beat Italy.

From The42 'He does remind you of a young Christian Cullen in what he can do' Hotshot

'He does remind you of a young Christian Cullen in what he can do'

Jordan Larmour was the star of the show in Ireland’s eight-try win over Italy in Chicago.

From The42 Superb Larmour hat-trick helps Schmidt's Ireland to big win over Italy Dancing Feet

Superb Larmour hat-trick helps Schmidt's Ireland to big win over Italy

Second row Tadhg Beirne also impressed on his first start at Test level.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Italy, November Tests Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, November Tests

It’s Saturday night and Joe Schmidt’s boys are in Chicago to open the new season. Keep track of it all here.

From The42 Murray's return to Ireland camp gives Schmidt 'food for thought' Up And Running

Murray's return to Ireland camp gives Schmidt 'food for thought'

The scrum-half remains unlikely to feature for Ireland against the All Blacks.

From The42 Munster man Tadhg Beirne's move home to Ireland already paying off Next Step

Munster man Tadhg Beirne's move home to Ireland already paying off

The 26-year-old will make his first start under Joe Schmidt against Italy tomorrow.

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