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Multiple injuries reported after suspected parcel bomb explodes in Lyon

A SUSPECTED PARCEL bomb has exploded in the French city of Lyon this evening. 

French media is currently reporting that at least six people have been injured. French police have locked down the Victor Hugo area of the city. 

The area where the explosion occurred, on the narrow ...

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Grassroots Tories will have a huge role to play in choosing their next leader - here's how the contest works

CONSERVATIVE PARTY MEMBERS, following Theresa May’s announcement today of her resignation, could prove crucial in electing the next British prime minister. 

The current rules were introduced in 1998, after the landslide victory of Tony Blair in 1997 forced the Conservative Party into a ...

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The 5 at 5: Friday

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #THEREXIT: Theresa May has announced she will step down as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a Tory leadership contest. 

2. #ELECTIONS: Turnout is low across the country ...

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Irish climber on Mount Everest dies during descent

AN IRISHMAN CLIMBING  Mount Everest has died, according to the expedition group he was part of. 

Kevin Hynes (56) from Galway was climbing Everest for the second time and was described by 360 Expeditions as “one of the strongest and most experienced climbers on our team”.

“On ...

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Complaint made to gardaí over alleged electoral fraud in Sligo

SLIGO COUNTY COUNCIL has said it is aware that a formal complaint has been made to gardaí in relation to a number of people on its postal voters list, with an investigation now under way. 

In a statement, it said it’s an offence to knowingly give false information when applying for a ...

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'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies

A FILM BY by one of France’s top directors was heavily criticised at the Cannes film festival today, with critics focusing on the way it depicts its female stars.

Critics laid into Abdellatif Kechiche for the way his camera focuses and lingers on the bodies of his female cast and for a ...

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'143km in 100 zone': Gardaí catch 130 speeding drivers on national slow down day

MORE THAN 33,000 speed checks have been carried out across the country as part of the gardaí’s national slow down day.

Officers have nabbed 130 drivers travelling in excess of the speed limit as part of the 24-hour initiative which started at 7am today. 

The gardaí released some ...

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'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste

A NO-DEAL crash out Brexit is “more likely than it’s been at any point”, according to Tánaiste Simon Coveney. 

Theresa May announced this morning that she will step down as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a Tory leadership contest with the eventual winner set to ...

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Younger men filling 'void' created by crackdown on Hutch and Kinahan gangs

IN THE WAKE of the murders of friends Jordan Davis and Sean Little, both 22-years-old, in the space of 24 hours, there is concern about the numbers of young people who continue to join gangs across the country.

Davis was shot dead at 4pm Wednesday in a lane way adjacent to Our Lady ...

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Man (20s) arrested following shooting incident in front garden of house in Limerick

ONE MAN HAS been arrested following a shooting in Limerick yesterday evening. 

The incident happened at around 6.15pm in the front garden of a house on Hyde Road.

It is understood a number of people were in the garden at the time when a shot was fired. 

No one was ...

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

THERESA MAY HAS announced she will step down as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a Tory leadership contest with the eventual winner set to take over as British prime minister. 

The Prime Minister made the announcement outside 10 Downing Street this morning. May’s voice ...

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Trump is bringing all his adult children to see the queen, reports say

US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump plans to bring all his adult children and their spouses to meet Queen Elizabeth II when he travels to the UK next month, according to reports in US media.

Many of the details of the official visit have yet to be finalized however it is known that the queen will ...

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The 8 at 8: Friday

EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #ELECTIONS: Voting is underway across the country to elect new Members of European Parliament and local councillors.

2. #STANDING DOWN: UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to announce ...

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A new survey is asking people to report sightings of wild honey bee colonies in Ireland this summer

RESEARCHERS FROM NUI Galway have launched a new survey inviting people to report sightings of wild honey bee colonies across Ireland during the summer months.

The survey, the first of its kind in Europe, aims to discover the number and distribution of wild honey bees in Ireland to assist ...

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Harvey Weinstein reportedly reaches $44 million settlement with alleged victims

DISGRACED HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER Harvey Weinstein has reportedly reached a provisional $44 million (€39 million) settlement with alleged victims and creditors. 

The deal, which has not yet been signed, aims to cover all civil proceedings filed against the fallen Hollywood mogul, ...

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Polls have opened nationwide for the elections and referendum

VOTING IS UNDERWAY across the country for the European and local elections, and the referendum on divorce.

Voters in Limerick, Waterford and Cork city are also voting to decide whether or not they will have directly elected mayors.

Polling stations opened at 7am and will ...

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Theresa May is expected to reveal when she will resign this morning

UK PRIME MINISTER Theresa May is expected to announce the date of her departure from Downing Street this morning, jump starting the Conservative Party leadership contest.

May is expected to outline a timeline for the leadership race with the BBC reporting that 10 June will likely be the ...

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'We’re one of the leaders in Europe': An inside look at how your plastic gets recycled

Source: Journal Media Studio/YouTube

EVERY TIME YOU put your recycle bin out for collection, you might wonder ‘what difference do I make?’ What you may not realise is that you’re part of the reason that Ireland has hit every EU recycling target for the last 22 ...

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It's polling day: Here's your guide to voting in today's elections, referendum and plebiscites

THE BIG DAY is here.

After weeks of canvassing, Ireland is set to go to the polls to vote for new Members of European Parliament and local councillors.

As well as this, voters across the country will be asked whether or not they want to reduce the amount of time people in Ireland ...

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Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout

THE INCIDENCES OF Rotavirus disease – one of the most common viral infections in children in Ireland – has fallen by 72% since the introduction of the vaccine in 2016.

Speaking at HSE’s National Immunisation Conference, Health Minister Simon Harris said figures from the HSE’s ...

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The Explainer: What's the story with an EU army?

IRISH MEPs HAVE recently been raising concerns about a future ‘EU army’. 

While this isn’t surprising, given the issue of Irish neutrality and the EU, it is a topic that garners strong opinions.

Added into this is the issue of Pesco, – the EU’s permanent structured ...

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