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Tuesday 24 April 2018
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Toronto police investigates an incident where a van struck multiple people at a major intersection in Toronto's northern suburbs in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Donovan
Nine dead after van drives into pedestrians in Toronto 16 injured in incident - police say the driver is now in custody
 
Main Headlines
 
Jackie Fox whose daughter Nicole died by suicide in January 2018 Pic: Paul Dillon Heartbroken mum loses hope of bringing daughter's bullies to justice Ian Begley 'I go to bed early just to get rid of the day'
Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with their new baby boy in London, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Meet the new Prince: Kate Middleton and Prince William introduce baby son to the world Caitlin McBride Kate Middleton and Prince William have introduced their newborn son to the world
Stock picture Manhunt for suspect after man attacked with machete in broad daylight Robin Schiller Garda alert issued
IRFU apologise for 'mistakingly' advertising unpaid internship role IRFU apologises for 'mistakingly' advertising unpaid internship role Ian Begley Unpaid, highly-skilled internship position
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Sport
 
Joey Carbery and (inset) Ross Byrne 'There'll be ongoing conversations' - Leinster address Joey Carbery and Ross Byrne Ulster links Joey Carbery and Ross Byrne will not be forced to move to Ulster against their will, according to Leinster coach John Fogarty.
Declan Rice of West Ham United Eamon Dunphy fires Twitter warning to Ireland youngster Declan Rice Eamon Dunphy has warned Ireland youngster Declan Rice to iron out any issues he has with his West Ham manager David Moyes in the dressing room and not on social media.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates with Mohamed Salah (L) and Jordan Henderson Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson fears European giants will try and sign Mohamed Salah this summer Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson fears his club will face a battle to hang on to their newly crowned PFA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah, as he urged the Egyptian superstar not to leave Liverpool this summer.
IRFU apologise for 'mistakingly' advertising unpaid internship role IRFU apologise for 'mistakingly' advertising unpaid internship role Ian Begley The IRFU have apologised for "mistakenly advertising" an unpaid, highly-skilled internship position.
 
 
Business
 
National grid operator Eir-Grid recently announced that Ireland’s power system was the first in the world capable of delivering 65pc of all electricity from variable sources, including wind. Stock image Korean firms back €150m renewable energy project here Paul Melia Irish company Lumcloon Energy is to invest €150m in two battery storage technology centres in the Midlands that will boost use of renewable energy and reduce dependence on fossil fuel-fired power plants.
Ireland is ahead of only Italy, Spain, and Portugal in terms of having the lowest levels of housing output in the EU. Stock Image: Bloomberg Irish housing output among lowest in the EU – report Ellie Donnelly Housing output in Ireland is among the lowest in Europe, according to the latest ‘Building Energy Rating (BER) Housing Tracker’ from Goodbody.
Alan Walsh, CEO IPL to hold shareholder vote on corporate restructure Gretchen Friemann IPL Plastics, the plastics company formerly known as One51, will hold a shareholder vote on May 17 to approve a corporate restructure aimed at paving the way for a listing on the Toronto stock exchange in late June.
Wetherspoon founder and Brexit supporter Tim Martin 'No one wants hard border, it would be sheer bloody mindlessness' - Wetherspoons boss Ellie Donnelly A return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic would be "sheer bloody mindlessness," according JD Wetherspoon chief executive and Brexit supporter Tim Martin.
 
 
Style
 
Britain's Prince William arrives at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with his children Prince George and Princess Charlotte after his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son, in London, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls It's a boy! Kate Middleton and newborn son 'doing well', says Kensington Palace Independent.ie Newsdesk Kate Middleton has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace announced.
Tommy Bowe of Ulster with his daughter Emma and wife Lucy during a farewell walk around the Kingspan Stadium after the Guinness PRO14 Round 17 refixture match between Ulster and Glasgow Warriors at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile Tommy Bowe's doting wife Lucy and baby daughter Emma cheer him on during farewell lap of honour in Belfast Independent.ie Newsdesk Irish rugby star Tommy Bowe's adorably young family were his biggest supporters as he took part in a farewell lap of honour around Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on Sunday.
Gemma Collins' photoshop scandal. Pictures: Gemma Collins Collection/Fashion Book TOWIE star Gemma Collins accused of photoshopping her head onto a model's body for fashion website Caitlin McBride Two models have come forward accusing TOWIE star Gemma Collins of photoshopping her head on their bodies to promote her clothing range.
Avril Lavigne at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Ca. Thursday, June 6, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect. Remember Avril Lavigne? She's 33, healthy and ready to get back into the limelight Caitlin McBride Avril Lavigne is back to her best.
 
 
Life
 
Interior designer Geri O'Toole outside the cottage dating from the 1920s, which she and and her husband Cathal renovated. On an acre of countryside, it was single storey, and while they kept the same footprint, they were able to add an upstairs. They renovated all the sash windows, using the original weights 'We like to get our hands dirty, so we bought it' - Interior designer transforms former derelict farmhouse into a family home Mary O'Sullivan On the TV programme Room to Improve, each week there is always one major tussle between architect Dermot Bannon and the homeowner; it's obviously to add a touch of drama.
Prince William and Kate Middleton at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor. Photo: Simon Dawson/PA Wire Baby name for William and Kate's second boy - the contenders! Laura Elston Arthur, Albert and Philip are all thought to be in the running for the new royal baby's name.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in preparations for a Commonwealth Big Lunch at St Luke's Community Centre on March 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Edwards - WPA Pool / Getty Images) Britain's new prince is Kate Middleton's heaviest baby yet - but not in recent royal family history Laura Elston The new baby Prince of Cambridge weighed 8lb 7oz - heavier than both Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
 
 
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