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Dublin: -2 °C Sunday 26 April, 2015

Yesterday’s News

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty

Some women were sentenced to death for killing their children but none were actually executed as the justice system was sympathetic to their plight.

8 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

As expected, there’s been new policies … and more in-fighting.

The issue of families living in hotels is still (mostly) a Dublin problem

The capital has far more people in emergency accommodation than the rest of the country.pr

Micheál Martin: Enda thinks fist-pumps solve problems … but Gerry is even worse Shots Fired This post contains videos

Micheál Martin: Enda thinks fist-pumps solve problems … but Gerry is even worse

In a popular move, the Fianna Fáil leader also wants to abolish Irish Water.

Irish playwright embroiled in controversy over play about death of black teen

Actors have walked off Phelim McAleer’s “Ferguson”, a staged reading of testimony surrounding the police shooting of Michael Brown.

Poll: Should women with medical cards be able to get the morning after pill without a GP visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Connacht’s nightmare day and more talking points from a hectic Pro12 Saturday

Scarlets were the big winners in the chase for Champions Cup places.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

An earthquake in Nepal, a child rescue alert and opinion polls had everyone talking today.

How the language we choose can help combat violence against women

Language matters – none of us are perfect human beings and we all fall prey to our unconscious prejudices that we absorb from our environment.

Death toll passes 1,000 after massive earthquake in Nepal

It has been reported that a number of Irish people are now stranded in Nepal.

QUIZ: Who wouldn’t pay a fine to save their life? Test your knowledge of the week…

… in which we all became very worried about a company called Siteserv…

What percentage of men in Ireland have paid for sex? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How many abortion pills bound for Ireland were seized last year?

Poll on same sex marriage shows slight drop in support for ‘Yes’ vote

Though 78% of people believe same sex marriage is a matter of fairness and equality.

The latest poll is bad for the government and REALLY good for Sinn Féin

Support for the coalition has dropped in the last month according to a poll in tomorrow’s Sunday Business Post.

From Business ETC Why starting your own record label IS as cool as it sounds Living The Dream

Why starting your own record label IS as cool as it sounds

The duo behind Dublin’s Paper Trail Records talk about ‘doing it for the love of music’.

Baltimore protests: ‘It can’t be business as usual with that man’s spine broken, with no justice’

The police department acknowledged that it failed to get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest.

The 5 at 5: Saturday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The42 No fairytale ending for AP McCoy on emotional day as curtain falls on glittering career Legend

No fairytale ending for AP McCoy on emotional day as curtain falls on glittering career

The legendary jockey finished third in his final race.

‘It took me 65-and-a-bit years to summon up the courage to talk about being gay’

Pat Carey said he’d like to get married, but might have left it too late.

From The42 As it happened: West Brom v Liverpool, Premier League Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: West Brom v Liverpool, Premier League

Can Liverpool continue their fightback towards a top four place?

‘People who restrict the freedom of movement of others are fascists’

Micheál Martin has some strong words for protesters.

Pharmacists want women with medical cards to have easier access to the morning after pill

They want medical card holders to be able to get the pill over the counter without having to go to a doctor first.

Irish construction supervisor killed in New York crane accident

The man has been named as Trevor Loftus from Pallaskenry in Limerick.

Missing three-year-old girl found safe and well after alert

Gardaí said they had serious concerns for the welfare of the child.

Diet Pepsi is getting rid of aspartame, but Diet Coke is keeping it

The sweetener has been extensively studied, but there are some concerns over it.

Plane lands safely after engine fails mid-flight

All 97 passengers were evacuated safely.

‘Civil servants asking the right questions are being attacked over Siteserv’

Micheál Martin said Alan Dukes’ comments were “arrogant”.

From The42 ‘A true gentleman taken before his time’ – Tributes paid after inter-county hurler dies RIP

‘A true gentleman taken before his time’ – Tributes paid after inter-county hurler dies

27-year-old Shane Mulholland was killed in a road accident last night.

Stage collapses under students just as singer hits ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ high note Journey This post contains videos

Fancy growing your own food? Check out these tips (and irresistible recipe)

It’s time to put food-growing back at the centre of Irish communities.

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Get quick fit, learn to DJ, and/or finally get your photos organised.

Top comments of the week

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David Cameron appears to have forgotten which football team he supports

They wear the same colour, in fairness.

From Business ETC ‘If I hadn’t taken this chance I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night’ Taking The Plunge

‘If I hadn’t taken this chance I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night’

Rory O’Farrell’s Melosity is looking to redefine how Irish musicians record their sounds. A product ‘with the wow factor’ is the first priority.

‘I swear it will never happen again’ – what he said 5 weeks before he killed her

Powerful new book includes extracts from letters, emails and texts from abusive lovers.

Poll: Would you sign a pre-nuptial agreement? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you sign a pre-nuptial agreement?

Holla we want pre-nup?

Lewis Hamilton remains richest sportsman in Britain but Rory McIlroy enjoys lucrative year

The Sunday Times’ annual list sees the Formula 1 driver well ahead of the rest of the field.

“She could set the world alight – but she’s not allowed, so she sets fire to people’s hair”

Actress Catherine Walker talks about playing Hedda Gabler.

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