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Joe Little: Martin's warning on defining family

rte.ie — Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has warned the Catholic Church here not to get entangled in trying to define the family in the lead-up to a global church meeting on the topic in Dublin 2018, writes Religious and Social Affairs Correspondent Joe Little.

Young motorcyclist dies following Dublin collision

rte.ie — A motorcyclist in his early 20s has died after a collision in Dublin early this evening. Two motorcyclists were involved in the collision on Hartstown Road in Dublin at 6.50pm. One of the men was taken to James Connolly Hospital where he died a short time later.

Reports of injuries at Tayto Park incident

rte.ie — Up to 10 people have been brought to hospital after a stairs collapsed at Tayto Park tonight. The attraction had been open for a Halloween After Dark event. A spokesperson said the customers had been brought to hospital as a precaution and she did not know whether they had been injured.

Gardaí seize drugs worth up to €1.2m in Dublin

rte.ie — Gardaí seized drugs worth a potential €1.2m following searches in the Tallaght area yesterday. The operation was conducted by the Dublin Metropolitan Traffic unit, supported by the Drugs Unit in Tallaght and the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau. Searches were conducted in Tallaght, Dublin, where a suspected drug mixing and compressing facility was discovered.

Govt to detail approach to abortion bill next week

rte.ie — The Taoiseach has said that the Government's approach to voting on the AAA-PBP bill would be dealt with on Tuesday. Enda Kenny said the Citizens' Assembly is due to report back on the Eighth Amendment in June 2017 and that the AAA-PBP motion on repealing the Eighth Amendment cuts across this process.

SDLP leader gives keynote speech at UUP conference

rte.ie — Politics in Northern Ireland witnessed a new departure today when, for the first time, the leader of the nationalist SDLP party gave the keynote address at the Ulster Unionist annual conference. The two parties, which are in opposition in Stormont, say they want to deliver a "new middle ground politics".

Hundreds in hospital over toxic fumes in Iraq

rte.ie — Nearly 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to fumes from a burning sulphur plant set ablaze during fighting with the so-called Islamic State (IS) near Mosul. Sources at the hospital in Qayyara said that while hundreds have been treated for breathing problems, there has been no death at the medical facility itself.

Jadotville siege veterans remembered in ceremony

rte.ie — A wreath-laying ceremony has taken place in memory of the deceased members of the Defence Forces who fought in the Siege of Jadotville in the Congo in 1961. The ceremony took place in the National Museum Collins Barracks today. Among those attending were survivors of the six-day battle.

Protest over Jobstown false imprisonment ruling

rte.ie — A protest is being held in Dublin after a judge ruled yesterday that a 17-year-old boy could be found guilty of false imprisonment, but imposed a conditional discharge. The case relates to an incident in Jobstown in November 2014 when then tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser were trapped in their car for more than two hours.

Archbishop says action needed on homelessness

rte.ie — The Archbishop of Dublin has said the homelessness situation in Ireland is a big emergency. Diarmuid Martin said there was an emergency two years ago which led to a plan being made but there is still a problem today. He was speaking at the launch of preparations for the World Meeting of Families in St Patrick's College in Drumcondra.
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Oct 21, 2016

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Oct 21, 2016

Warm today, a spotty shower, 80. Tonight, more showers. Much cooler, windy on Saturday. Details on @6abc at noon with @Melissa_Magee.

Oct 21, 2016

60s, some fog this AM. M-cloudy, spotty shower later, 80. More rain later tonight. Cooler, windy Saturday. 7-Day on @6abc during @GMA.

Oct 21, 2016

Warm for 1 more day. AM fog in spots, m-cloudy later, spotty shower, 80! 50s, windy Saturday. 7-Day on @6abc this AM.

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