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Seven injured after explosion on Lyon street

Seven people have been injured after an explosion on a busy street in the French city of Lyon.

It was reported that a small package exploded and French President Emmanuel Macron called it an “attack” during a live interview about the European Parliament elections.

Kamel

today 19:10
All you need to know: Leinster SFC quarter-finals

SATURDAY 25 MAY

Carlow v Meath, O'Moore Park, 5pm

Dublin v Louth, O'Moore Park, 7pm.

SUNDAY 26 MAY

Laois v Westmeath, O'Connor Park, 2pm

Longford v Kildare, O'Connor Park, 4pm.

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today 18:52
Nanny jailed after she kills 2-yr-old boy by force feeding him porridge laced with a deadly amount of salt

A Russian nanny has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after she poisoned a two-year-old infant with salt.

According to Pomorie, the nanny named as Yana Deinesh, 25, deliberately poisoned the boy in the village of Kholmogory, in June of last year.

It is reported that the

today 18:43
Woman who was lured into relationship with man when she was 14 awarded €300k by High Court

A 32-year old woman who sued, claiming she was groomed by a bus driver when she was a schoolgirl and later allegedly sexually assaulted by him, has been awarded €300,0000 by a High Court Judge.

Sinead Lay, Mr Justice Kevin Cross said, was just 14 years of age in September 2000 when she

today 18:07
Daughter of woman left with brain injuries after brutal rape calls for longer prison sentences

The daughter of a woman who was left with life-changing injuries following a brutal rape has called for longer prison sentences for violent criminals.

In April 2018 Anthony Cassidy, a father-of-one with an address at Tinryland, Carlow, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape

today 18:07
Dunne remains in contention at Denmark event

Paul Dunne remains in contention at the Made in Denmark tournament sharing sixth place approaching the half-way stage of the European Tour event.

The Greystones native goes into the weekend just four shots off the lead at the Farso tournament, sitting on four under

today 17:49
Blarney man changes plea to guilty on second day of drug-dealing case

A Blarney man on trial for having more than €100,000 worth of heroin for sale or supply in August 2016 changed his plea to guilty today.

Garrett Hill of The View, Gleann Na Rí, Tower, Blarney, County Cork, had pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him at Cork Circuit Criminal

today 17:04
The Irish Times view: the tragic inadequacy of Theresa May
The British prime minister made a bad situation immeasurably – perhaps irrevocably – worse
today 16:40
BREAKING: Irishman dies whilst climbing Mount Everest

Authorities have confirmed that an Irishman has died whilst climbing Mount Everest.

According to The Himalayan Times, the man named as Kevin Hynes, 56, from Ireland died on Wednesday, whilst on his second expedition on the mountain.

In a statement the 360 Expeditions said:

today 16:37
Emergency services search for fisherman who fell overboard in Kilmore Quay, Wexford

Emergency services are searching for a fisherman reported to have fallen overboard at Kilmore Quay in Co. Wexford earlier today.

It is understood that two RNLI lifeboats and a rescue helicopter are involved in the operation.

The story is developing…

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today 16:37
Man aged in his 60s sadly dies after being injured by an animal on an Irish farm

Gardaí in Co Longford have sadly confirmed that a man aged in his 60s has died following a farming accident on Thursday.

It is understood the man sadly passed away after he was injured by an animal whilst working on a farm in Rathmore, Aughnacliffe.

Gardaí say emergency

today 16:37
Second Irish man in eight days dies on Mount Everest

An Irish father of two has died while attempting a climb on the world’s highest mountain.

Kevin Hynes, 56, a father of two from Galway was part of a group from the climbing company, 360 Expeditions, attempting to scale the Mount Everest summit which stands at 8,848 metres.

Mr

today 16:04
Second Irish man in eight days dies on Mount Everest

An Irish father of two has died while attempting a climb on the world’s highest mountain.

Kevin Hynes, 56, a father of two from Galway was part of a group from the climbing company, 360 Expeditions, attempting to scale the Mount Everest summit which stands at 8,848 metres.

Mr Hynes

today 16:01
Mild and settled weekend ahead, but rain is forecast to return by Monday

The coming weekend is forecast to be rather mild and settled, with temperatures reaching 21C at times. It’s not all good news though, as heavy rain is expected to return by Monday.

Today, Friday, will remain cloudy and showery, with temperatures hitting 15-16C at

today 15:34
Leo Cullen apologises for Rangers joke

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has apologised for joking about Glasgow Warriors players all supporting Rangers, in the build up to the Guinness Pro 14 final.

The Dublin outfit will take on Warriors in the grand final which is being staged at Celtic Park.

Cullen suggested

today 14:40
Two teenagers dead, and four children in hospital following an ‘incident’ in Sheffield, United Kingdom

Two male teenagers, aged 13 and 14 respectively, have been confirmed dead, and four children have been injured following an ‘incident’ in Sheffield earlier today.

Two people, a man and woman in their 30s, have been arrested in connection with the event.

The nature

today 14:31
British Prime Minister resigns amid Brexit shambles

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has officially announced that she will step down as the leader of the conservative Tory Party on June 7. Her decision is said to have come after the backlash against her over the “new Brexit deal.”

In a tearful address to the media outside 10

today 13:55
From Maybot to Therexit: May’s emotional farewell to the job she loved

She was plagued by the nickname Maybot throughout her premiership, but Theresa May’s time as British Prime Minister ended in tears.

Once described as a “dead-eyed automaton” by a sketch writer, even colleagues criticised her for failing to reveal what she really thought

today 13:55
Boy, 9, sadly dies after locker falls on top of him at school

Police in the UK have sadly confirmed that a nine-year-old boy has died after a locker fell on him at school.

According to BBC News, the tragic incident occurred at Great Baddow High School in Chelmsford, Essex, at 6.15pm on Thursday evening.

It is understood the child was

today 13:28
Gardai set up network of checkpoints nationwide as part of Slow Down Day

Gardai are out en force today, setting up checkpoints as part of National Slow Down Day.

It is understood that 68 motorists were caught speeding already this morning.

The blitz began at 7am and will last for 24h.

The initiative is designed to ‘highlight the risks of

today 13:28
Theresa May resignation: Reaction from across Ireland
Politicians from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have been reacting to Theresa May's decision to resign.
today 12:58
British Prime Minister resigns amid Brexit shambles

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has officially announced that she will step down as the leader of the conservative Tory Party on June 7. Her decision is said to have come after the backlash against her over the “new Brexit deal.”

In a tearful address to the media outside 10

today 12:52
Fisherman suffering a heart attack refused to be airlifted from trawler twice

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter was sent to meet a fishing trawler three times before they could eventually airlift a seriously ill crew member to hospital.

The fisherman suffered a heart attack on board a French fishing vessel off the Clare coast but refused twice to be airlifted to

today 12:52
Fresh concerns raised around NI following Theresa May resignation

Fresh concerns around Northern Ireland have been raised following Theresa May's resignation announcement.

Sinn Féin leader Mary-Lou McDonald says that Mrs May's decision to stand aside on June 7 is not hugely surprising given the "chaotic situation" around Brexit in Britain.

today 12:52
Sexton returns for Leinster, no final swansong for O'Brien

Captain Johnny Sexton has returned to the Leinster team for Saturday's Guinness Pro 14 final against Glasgow Warriors in one of three team changes, while Seán O'Brien has played his final game for the province.

The 2018 World Player of the Year was introduced off the bench

today 12:34
British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation after months of protracted Brexit negotiations

British Prime Minister Theresa May has finally capitulated and announced that she’s leaving office on June 7th.

It is understood that Ms. May will remain in charge until a new Prime Minister is chosen.

Failed and protracted Brexit negotiations have blighted Ms.

today 12:25
Students at Dundalk college have to retake exam after paper is compromised

A group of students at Dundalk Institute of Technology will have retake an end year examination it has been revealed.

According to RTÉ News, the Head of School of Health & Science, Dr Edel Healy, confirmed that students will have to resit the exam after it was revealed that the paper

today 12:25
Man arrested following Limerick shooting

A man has been arrested after a shot was fired in Limerick yesterday evening.

It happened during an incident in the front garden of a house on Hyde Road at around 6:15pm.

A number of people were in the garden at the time, but nobody was injured.

Gardaí arrested a man in his

today 11:49
'She was doing her best for her country': Tánaiste reacts to Theresa May resignation

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that this was a case of yet another Conservative Party leader losing leadership of the party because of their relationship with the EU.

“I feel sorry for Theresa May, she was doing her best for her country. Her resignation

today 11:49
Tomás Ó Sé's football predictions

Leinster quarter-finals

CARLOW V MEATH

Carlow football has had some great days over the past few years. By comparison, this year’s league has been disappointing. They have dropped down to Division 4, there are a few suspensions to members of management and there must be

today 11:31
Daily News
Paul Dunne seeing good signs in his game at Made in Denmark
Irish golfer four shots behind leader Matthias Schwab going into weekend
today 19:49
Vote 2019: Irish leaders vote in local and EU elections and divorce referendum
More than 6,500 polling stations across the country will remain open until 10pm Friday
today 19:49
'I still want to be here': Messi to remain at Barcelona despite crushing Liverpool collapse
The Argentine said he will play through the pain of his club’s Champions League collapse against Liverpool.
today 19:22
Arsenal and Chelsea return over half of 12,000 ticket allocation for Europa League final
The Premier League rivals meet in Baku on Wednesday night in this year’s Europa League final.
today 19:22
Celtic sex abuse regret 'too little, too late'
Celtic has expressed "regret and sorrow" 10 days after a former youth coach was jailed for a series of child sex abuse crimes.
today 19:16
Jose Mourinho risks infuriating Arsenal fans with comment about Petr Cech

Jose Mourinho isn't one to mince his words.

When he's in charge of a football team he'll happily call out players he doesn't believe to be pulling their weight in the press.

And when he's a pundit he's arguably more controversial.

Ahead of the

today 19:16
Chelsea issue statement over Europa League final travel arrangements

Chelsea have issued a statement following criticism of the club's response to the travel chaos surrounding next week's Europa League final against Arsenal.

The Chelsea Supporters' Trust have claimed that the club haven't been doing enough to help fans who want to

today 19:16
Chelsea issue statement over Europa League final travel arrangements

Chelsea have issued a statement following criticism of the club's response to the travel chaos surrounding next week's Europa League final against Arsenal.

The Chelsea Supporters' Trust have claimed that the club haven't been doing enough to help fans who want to

today 19:16
Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan 'to be sold' in ruthless summer overhaul

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to be sold by Arsenal, according to reports.

The Armenian is the Gunners' fourth best-paid player but has flattered to deceive at the Emirates since his 2018 swap deal with Alexis Sanchez, who moved to Manchester United in Mkhitaryan's place.

The

today 19:16
Homes Under the Hammer scrapped for Theresa May's speech - and fans are furious

Homes Under the Hammers fans were furious today when the show was scrapped for Theresa May's resignation speech.

The popular property programme, which airs weekdays on BBC One at 10am, hosted by Martin Roberts, Dion Dublin and Martel Maxwell was delayed this morning.

A BBC News

today 19:16
Chilling in the ring and charming away from it, Naoya Inoue's my kind of fighter

I have yet to see Naoya Inoue throw a punch in the flesh. Don’t worry, it’s on my wish-list.

There was no time at the Hydro last week to slip up to the arena on a big night for my man Josh Taylor . Outside, we heard what had happened.

I’ve seen the fight since many

today 19:16
Chilling in the ring and charming away from it, Naoya Inoue's my kind of fighter

I have yet to see Naoya Inoue throw a punch in the flesh. Don’t worry, it’s on my wish-list.

There was no time at the Hydro last week to slip up to the arena on a big night for my man Josh Taylor . Outside, we heard what had happened.

I’ve seen the fight since many

today 19:16
Jose Mourinho risks infuriating Arsenal fans with comment about Petr Cech

Jose Mourinho isn't one to mince his words.

When he's in charge of a football team he'll happily call out players he doesn't believe to be pulling their weight in the press.

And when he's a pundit he's arguably more controversial.

Ahead of the

today 19:16
Mariah Carey and Spice Girls staying at one of Dublin's most luxurious hotels

Dublin has been full of stardom this week and the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge is at its centre.

Mariah Carey and Spice Girls are both said to be staying in the five star hotel for their separate gigs in Dublin this week.

Spice Girls are taking to the stage on Friday night

today 19:16
Morrissey calls for end to ‘Soviet Britain’ in lengthy online post

Morrissey has called for an end to “Soviet Britain” following accusations of support for the far-right.

The singer and former frontman of The Smiths has become the centre of controversy for his supposed support of the right-wing political group For Britain.

today 19:13
IMI launch new IDA-backed leadership course for managers of FDI giants in Ireland

The reliance of foreign firms on the economy has been further signalled with an IDA-backed management course aimed at training management for Irish subsidiaries of multinationals.

The Irish Management Institute, or IMI, said the new qualification came about following “research carried

today 19:13
Chelsea Supporters Trust criticise club over Europa League final arrangements

Chelsea Supporters Trust has criticised the club over their handling of ticket arrangements for next week’s controversial Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku.

Fans of both clubs have already slammed UEFA over its choice of the final venue, but Blues supporters believe

today 19:13
Political careers often end in failure, but few fail as spectacularly as Theresa May's

It is often said all political careers end in failure, but few with such a spectacular a failure as Theresa May's. Ending her political career in tears on the steps of Downing Street after just three years in office, May will leave knowing that she herself was principally responsible for

today 19:13
Latest news from Ireland
today 19:46 Say you’ll be there! Spice Girls are about to kick off their new tour in Croke Park
today 19:46 Irishman shot dead by police in Hamburg
today 19:22 Arsenal and Chelsea return over half of 12,000 ticket allocation for Europa League final
today 19:22 'I still want to be here': Messi to remain at Barcelona despite crushing Liverpool collapse
today 19:16 Celtic sex abuse regret 'too little, too late'
today 19:16 Homes Under the Hammer scrapped for Theresa May's speech - and fans are furious
today 19:16 Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan 'to be sold' in ruthless summer overhaul
today 19:16 Chelsea issue statement over Europa League final travel arrangements
today 19:16 Chelsea issue statement over Europa League final travel arrangements
today 19:16 Jose Mourinho risks infuriating Arsenal fans with comment about Petr Cech
today 19:16 Jose Mourinho risks infuriating Arsenal fans with comment about Petr Cech
today 19:16 Chilling in the ring and charming away from it, Naoya Inoue's my kind of fighter
today 19:16 Chilling in the ring and charming away from it, Naoya Inoue's my kind of fighter
today 19:16 Mariah Carey and Spice Girls staying at one of Dublin's most luxurious hotels
today 19:13 Morrissey calls for end to ‘Soviet Britain’ in lengthy online post
today 19:13 IMI launch new IDA-backed leadership course for managers of FDI giants in Ireland
today 19:13 Political careers often end in failure, but few fail as spectacularly as Theresa May's
today 19:13 Chelsea Supporters Trust criticise club over Europa League final arrangements
today 19:13 Court must consider man accused of breaking Official Secrets Act was 'spoofing', judge told
today 19:13 Seven injured after explosion on Lyon street
today 19:10 Can you hear this silent video? Irish people convinced they can
today 19:10 Morrissey calls for end to ‘Soviet Britain’ in lengthy online post
today 19:10 Chelsea Supporters Trust criticise club over Europa League final arrangements
today 19:10 IMI launch new IDA-backed leadership course for managers of FDI giants in Ireland
today 19:10 Court must consider man accused of breaking Official Secrets Act was 'spoofing', judge told
today 19:10 Seven injured after explosion on Lyon street
today 18:52 Tips and previews: Saturday at the Curragh
today 18:52 Michelle Williams says fighting for pay equality is 'the most important thing I've ever been involved in'
today 18:52 All you need to know: Leinster SFC quarter-finals
today 18:46 Boxing is an Olympic sport where there is still fumbling in the greasy till
today 18:46 Profits up at Jamie Heaslip’s management company
today 18:46 European shares shrug off May’s planned exit to focus on US-China hopes
today 18:43 Nanny jailed after she kills 2-yr-old boy by force feeding him porridge laced with a deadly amount of salt
today 18:19 Five Leinster club winners named to start as Longford show hand for quarter-final showdown
today 18:13 Ballymurphy inquest: Witness denies arresting teenage brothers
today 18:13 Londonderry: Boy, 12, charged with riotous behaviour
today 18:13 Mount Everest: Second Irish climber dies on mountain
today 18:13 Lauren Goodger to make TV return as she 'joins Celebs Go Dating with Lee Ryan'
today 18:13 Lauren Goodger to make TV return as she 'joins Celebs Go Dating with Lee Ryan'
today 18:13 Bayern Munich confirm £70million Leroy Sane offer with Man City star No.1 transfer target
today 18:13 Bayern Munich confirm £70million Leroy Sane offer with Man City star No.1 transfer target
today 18:13 Lionel Messi's damning six-word comment on Antoine Griezmann's transfer to Barcelona
today 18:13 Lionel Messi's damning six-word comment on Antoine Griezmann's transfer to Barcelona
today 18:13 Man Utd told they're missing out on huge sum over Old Trafford naming rights
today 18:13 Man Utd told they're missing out on huge sum over Old Trafford naming rights
today 18:13 Emmerdale's Lisa Dingle DIES alone on her wedding day - and fans are distraught
today 18:13 Emmerdale's Lisa Dingle DIES alone on her wedding day - and fans are distraught
today 18:13 Watch this 'magical' proposal for Irish couple visiting Las Vegas
today 18:13 Boy, 12, charged after police attacked with petrol bombs in Derry
today 18:13 Young relative of convicted murderer John Dundon was target of broad daylight shooting in Limerick
Editorials
Deceit and dishonesty were hallmarks of her doomed reign. From her Brexit dealings to the Windrush scandal, she has failed
today 12:29
A complete overhaul of the sector is vital to securing a low-carbon future
today 05:08
Northern Secretary’s claim a new Executive could resolve the issue is seen as ‘blackmail’
today 00:56
We must fight populists where they are weak: with action not words. With hope not fear. With unity over division.
yesterday 01:49
Community in Ireland continues to experience verbal, physical and sexual harassment
yesterday 00:46
The EU must face epochal global challenges while fending off an existential threat to the most basic principles of the entire European project
yesterday 00:46
People know the clear difference between marijuana and medicinal cannabis
2019-05-22 03:31
The research base on cannabis is skimpy, largely due to its illegal status, but there is some evidence of its usefulness for treating a limited number of ailments
2019-05-22 02:28
Europe votes: The view from Hungary
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