Sunday 25 February 2018

While you were sleeping - all the stories you may have missed overnight

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a pair of binoculars as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a pair of binoculars as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill. Newsdesk Newsdesk

Thousands of tourists, locals and beer bottles covered the streets of Temple Bar last night as St Patrick's Day celebrations went into overdrive in the capital.

A major clean-up operation is planned to take place in the city centre today.

Read more: Major clean-up begins after St Patrick's Day celebrations in capital go into overdrive

'Water bills evaders will be pursued - FF' is the front page story from the Irish Independent this morning as the paper reports that householders who fail to pay their bills will be pursued for payment by the new government.

Read more: Fianna Fáil will chase anyone who has not paid water charges

Gardai have a man in custody who they believe was in the getaway car used in the murder of gangster Vinnie Ryan, report The Herald today. 'Suspect 'in murder car'' is the headline of the piece as Chief Superintendent Patrick Clavin spoke at a late-night court hearing last night.

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'Scientists staggered by record rise in Earth's temperature' is the front page lead from the Irish Examiner which reports that the Earth got so hot last month that scientists described temperatures as "astronomical", "staggering", and "strange".

The Irish Daily Mirror lead with the story 'Desperate' that caretaker Taoiseach Enda Kenny has reached out to the Green Party in a bid to form a Government.

'I'll party like the Healy-Raes' is the front page story from the Irish Daily Star, using a quote from Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary as he declares his plans if he wins today's Gold Cup.

European Union leaders have agreed a plan to send tens of thousands of migrants back to Turkey which they will put to Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

At late night talks in Brussels on Thursday, leaders were assured that the draft deal would not result in mass deportations and some differences were bridged over sweeteners to give Turkey in exchange for its help.

Read more: EU leaders agree plan to send thousands of migrants back to Turkey

Larry Drake, who earned back-to-back Emmy Awards for his portrayal of mentally challenged character Benny Stulwicz in LA Law, has died at the age of 66.

Drake's body was found in his Los Angeles home by a friend, said Charles Edward Pogue, himself a long-time friend and collaborator of Drake's.

Read more: Emmy-winning LA Law actor Larry Drake dies at 66

North Korea has fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea, days after leader Kim Jong Un ordered tests aimed at developing technology to build a missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile flew 500 miles before crashing off the North's east coast.

Read more: North Korea fires medium-range ballistic missile into sea

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