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- Assembly recommends liberalisation of abortion laws
The Citizens' Assembly has voted to recommend an extensive liberalisation of the grounds on which abortion is available in Ireland.
- Macron, Le Pen set to qualify for next election round
French centrist Emmanuel Macron has come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election with far right leader Marine Le Pen in second place, pollsters projections from partial results showed.
- NMH must be free of religious ethos, says Martin
Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin said the new National Maternity Hospital would have to have clinical independence and should not be compromised.
- Mixed reaction to outcome of Assembly recommendations
Groups calling for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment say the Citizens' Assembly results show there is a huge appetite for change while pro-life groups say today's recommendations would result in what they termed abortion on demand.
- Labour Party hoping that the only way is up
It was pretty grey this weekend in the "sunny southeast".
- Sea searches fail to show up any trace of missing men
Extensive underwater searches around Blackrock Island in Co Mayo have failed to locate any trace of two missing Coast Guard crew members.
- Hogan: May could be persuaded to stay in Customs Union
Ireland's EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has said he believes the British Prime Minister Theresa May might be persuaded to stay in the EU Customs Union.
- PSNI: Bomb near school an attempt to murder police
Dissident republicans left a bomb at the gates of a primary school in Northern Ireland in an attempt to murder police, a senior PSNI officer has said.
- Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey
A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, according to police.
- Commissioner 'not made aware' of Donohoe conference
The Garda Commissioner has claimed she was not told by the former head of the force's press office Superintendent David Taylor that a press conference was taking place to mark the first anniversary of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe's murder.
- Labour Party to discuss social protection and justice
Labour Party members will vote on motions centered on social protection, transport and justice on the final day of the party conference in Wexford.
- Corbyn wants to make St Patrick's Day a UK bank holiday
The leader of the British Labour Party is proposing to make St Patrick's Day a bank holiday in the UK.
- Father and son who died in Sligo fire named locally
A father and son who died in a fire in Sligo town yesterday have been named locally as Sonny and Sean Harte.
- Harris calls for 'cool heads' over Maternity Hospital
Minister for Health Simon Harris has called for "cool heads" over the new National Maternity Hospital plans.
- Divers explore waters off Blackrock Island for crew men
Around 14 sq km of seabed around Blackrock Island was surveyed by divers today, as the search for two missing Coast Guard crew members continues.
- Thousands take part in science marches around the world
Tens of thousands of scientists and supporters are taking part in marches around the world today to defend the integrity of science.
- Man dies after parachute jump off Cliffs of Moher
A man has died following a parachute jump off the Cliffs of Moher early this morning.
- Berkeley contracting company has licence revoked
The contracting company responsible for building the apartment block in Berkeley, California, where six young people died almost two years ago in a balcony collapse has lost its licence.
- Rory McIlroy marries fiancée Erica Stoll in Co Mayo
Golfer Rory McIlroy has married his 29 year old fiancée at a ceremony attended by 200 guests at Ashford Castle.
- David Murphy: Housing problem becomes daunting
The Irish housing market is like a tortoise chasing a hare as the economy grows rapidly and demand for property escalates.