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  • Man Booker winner Burns says N Ireland’s Troubles were ‘...
    Northern Irish novelist Anna Burns has said the Troubles were “impossible to avoid” in a culture steeped in division.Burns, 56, has become the first ever Northern Irish winner of the Man Booker Prize for Milkman, the story of sexual coercion in a controlling society.Her unnamed character is uncommitted to either cause in the sectarian world she lives in, but Burns… ... more
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  • Most people in NI want abortion law decision made locally &...
    Almost two-thirds of people in Northern Ireland want local politicians to make the decisions on the region's abortion laws, a new poll has suggested.The results were released by anti-abortion group Both Lives Matter as it stepped up its campaign against moves to legislate on the contentious restrictions at Westminster.A woman calling for abortion reform in Northern Ireland at the parade.… ... more
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  • Former justice minister John O’Donoghue to contest loc...
    By Anne LuceyJohn O’Donoghue, a former justice minister and ceann comhairle, is looking to get back into politics at local level on the Fianna Fáil ticket.Former justice minister and ceann comhairle John O'DonoghueHe is among a number of party candidates seeking to contest the next local elections in the Kenmare electoral area.His decision to re-enter politics has been described as… ... more
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  • Liadh Ni Riada: Poppy vow inspired by example of Martin McGu...
    Sinn Fein presidential candidate Liadh Ni Riada has said her vow to wear a poppy if elected president was inspired by Martin McGuinness.During a televised debate on Monday candidates were asked if they would wear the poppy on Armistice Day.Ms… ... more
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  • Thumb surgery may keep Liverpool’s Mane sidelined against ...
    Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has undergone an operation on the thumb injury he sustained on international duty with Senegal.It has been a troubled break for the Reds, with Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita also doubts for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Huddersfield, while Virgil van Dijk has been playing despite a rib problem.A statement on the Liverpool website read: “Liverpool… ... more
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  • Presidential candidate Peter Casey to visit Tipperary travel...
    Update 5.15pm: Presidential Candidate Peter Casey is to visit Traveller accommodation in Tipperary tomorrow.The house at Cabra Bridges in Thurles were refused by members of the travelling community. The Presidential candidate has been criticised for describing them as people who are camping on somebody else's land and shouldn't be given special status.Update 3.30pm: A spokesperson for Peter Casey said he… ... more
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  • Late blitz sees De La Salle over the line in dramatic fashio...
    By Tomás McCarthy[score][team1]De La Salle College[/team1][score1]2-11[/score1][team2]St Flannans[/team2][score2]1-12[/score2][/score]Injury time points from Tom Gallagher and Mikey Cummins slipped De La Salle past St Flannans in the Harty Cup opener at a sunny Boherlahan.The sides were level on five occasions before wing back Gallagher split the uprights from a seventy metre free. His third point of the afternoon. Substitute Cummins clinched a valuable… ... more
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  • Comfortable win for St Colman’s as they open campaign ...
    By John Horgan[score][team1]St Colman’s Fermoy[/team1][score1]3-18[/score1][team2]Nenagh CBS[/team2][score2]1-11[/score2][/score]St Colman's are up and running in the Dr Harty Cup after easily taking care of the challenge of Nenagh CBS at Cashel today.They were, by far, the more polished unit and led from the outset with David Lardiner contributing a haul of 11 points over the hour.St Colman's Greg Gardiner breaks past Nenagh’s Conor… ... more
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  • Calf strain rules Mako Vunipola out of England’s autumn Te...
    Mako Vunipola will miss England’s entire autumn Test series with a calf strain, deepening boss Eddie Jones’ front-row injury crisis.Saracens’ loosehead prop will be sidelined for six weeks, with lock Nick Isiekwe also ruled out for two months due to an ankle concern – taking England’s contingent already confirmed to miss the autumn series to 16 players.Mako Vunipola becomes England’s fourth… ... more
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  • Tallaght Hospital doctor seeks to halt continuation of disci...
    By Ann O'Loughlin A consultant doctor has brought a High Court action aimed at halting the continuation of disciplinary procedures against him. Tallaght Hospital The action has been brought by Dr James Gray who is a consultant in emergency medicine at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin. The matter came before the High Court today when Dr Gray, represented by John Rogers… ... more
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  • American billionaire withdraws €1bn offer to buy Wembley f...
    American billionaire Shahid Khan has withdrawn his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association.The proposed deal was worth £900m (€1.02bn) and the FA intended to spend the windfall on transforming grassroots facilities across the country over the next 20 years.But the idea of selling the stadium, which cost £757m (€861m) to build, has always been controversial with many… ... more
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  • Big win for Christian Brothers in Harty Cup opener
    [score][team1]Christian Brothers, Cork[/team1][score1]6-19[/score1][team2]Castletroy College[/team2][score2]0-10[/score2][/score] Jack Cahalane stars for Christians as they ease past Castletroy in the first game of the Dr. Harty Cup in Kilfinane.Jack Cahalane,Christian Brothers College, Cork, under pressure from Peter O'Grady, Castletroy College, Limerick in the First Round of the Harty Cup in KilfinaneBrother to Cork star Damien, the corner forward scored 1-6 on a day where… ... more
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  • Limerick ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ church joins c...
    By David RaleighIreland’s “first official breastfeeding-friendly church” has joined a calling for greater understanding of breastfeeding in public places.Fr Seamus Enright, Redemptorists Limerick, Hannah Holly, 12 weeks old, Anne Holly from Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick and Mo Foley Walsh, WeÕre Breastfeeding Friendly Limerick at Mount St Alphonsus Church Limerick. Photo: Oisin McHugh, True MediaFr Seamus Enright, Rector of the Redemptorist ‘Fathers’… ... more
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  • Thierry Henry to take inspiration from Pep Guardiola at Mona...
    Pep Guardiola will provide the “reference” for Thierry Henry as he begins his managerial career at Monaco.The Manchester City manager worked with Henry while both were at Barcelona from 2008-2010, and although he was phased out under him, the Frenchman remains an avid admirer.As with Guardiola at Barca, Henry’s first job in management comes at the same club at which… ... more
    Irishexaminer |Sports5 hours ago
  • Woman on trial for slicing civil servant’s throat told gar...
    By Ruaidhrí GiblinA woman on trial for slicing a civil servant’s throat told gardaí that she was standing on Drumcondra Road “picking a victim” and that, shortly before the attack, had let another woman go. Laura Kenna (35), of no fixed abode, is charged with the attempted murder of Fionnuala Bourke on Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9 on January 3,… ... more
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  • Operation of ‘crow banger’ explained as evidence...
    By Anne LuceyThe evidence has finished in the trial of a 63-year-old north Kerry dairy farmer accused of the murder of a neighbouring tillage farmer.Murder accused Michael Ferris with victim, John Anthony O'Mahony (inset)The trial, which is in its second week, has heard of ”catastrophic injuries” to the heart and liver inflicted by the prongs of a teleporter on tillage… ... more
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  • What has happened to Ireland under Martin O’Neill?
    Martin O’Neill is facing the biggest test of his near five-year reign as Republic of Ireland manager after a run of five competitive games without a victory.Last night’s 1-0 home defeat by Wales left Ireland staring down the barrel of Nations League relegation and a more testing Euro 2020 draw amid growing criticism of the manager and the job he… ... more
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  • County star O’Neill helps champions Ardscoil Ris get o...
    By Therese O’Callaghan[score][team1]Ardscoil Rís[/team1][score1]0-18[/score1][team2]Gaelcholáiste Mhuire An Mhainistir Thuaidh[/team2][score2]1-9[/score2][/score]Reigning Dr Harty Cup champions Ardscoil Rís got this year’s campaign off to a winning start in today’s first round tie at Mallow. The Limerick side, who saw off Midleton CBS in the 2017 final, emerged with six points to spare over the Cork city team after a hard-fought encounter.Ardscoil Rís, who led… ... more
    Irishexaminer |Sports6 hours ago
  • New potential witness to Ballymurphy shootings emerges
    A new potential witness for the Ballymurphy shootings inquest has recently emerged, a lawyer told a coroner’s court.A Catholic priest and a mother-of-eight were among 10 people killed during three days of gunfire involving members of the British Parachute Regiment in August 1971.Another man died of a heart attack following the trouble in the west Belfast estate. Disturbances at that… ... more
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  • Principals welcome anti-bullying and online safety training ...
    The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals have welcomed an anti-bullying and online safety training programme that will be offered to every post-primary school in Ireland.The programme, supported by Facebook and developed by the National Anti-bullying Centre (ABC) at Dublin City University, will begin in January next year.Leah Sheridan 15yrs, from Kylemore College Ballyfermot with fellow students Adam Hogan… ... more
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  • O’Sullivan treats crowd at ‘hellhole’ venue to 15th ca...
    Two days after Ronnie O’Sullivan described the venue as a “hellhole”, the five-time world champion treated the crowd at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley to the 15th maximum break of his career.The 147 sealed O’Sullivan’s 4-0 victory over Allan Taylor in the second round of the English Open.Earlier in the week O’Sullivan complained that he could smell urine in… ... more
    Irishexaminer |Sports6 hours ago
  • Two women had been putting plastic bag over head of man foun...
    By Louise RoseingraveA jury at the inquest of a 32-year-old man who was suffocated with plastic bags has returned a verdict of unlawful killing. Ian Quinn was found dead in his apartment at Annaly Grove, Ongar, Dublin 15 on May 31 2014.Witness Robert Byrne told an inquest into the man’s death at Dublin Coroner’s Court that two women approached him… ... more
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  • Two woman had been putting plastic bag over head of man foun...
    By Louise RoseingraveA jury at the inquest of a 32-year-old man who was suffocated with plastic bags has returned a verdict of unlawful killing. Ian Quinn was found dead in his apartment at Annaly Grove, Ongar, Dublin 15 on May 31 2014.Witness Robert Byrne told an inquest into the man’s death at Dublin Coroner’s Court that two women approached him… ... more
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  • Girl, 14, who claims she suffered shoulder injury at birth s...
    By Ann O'Loughlin A 14-year old girl who claimed she suffered a severe shoulder injury at birth has settled her High Court action for €425,000.Amy Hutchinson the High Court heard has difficulty riding a bicycle and a problem carrying her schoolbag as a result of the the injury to her right shoulder and arm.A generic hospital scene Amy Hutchinson Mullaharlin… ... more
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  • GSOC can access transcripts for investigation concerning Gar...
    By Ann O'LoughlinThe Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission has secured High Court orders entitling it to get transcripts of separate proceedings before the Special Criminal Court concerning two men, including Adrian Creaven Mackin, the killer of Garda Tony Golden.The second man is Eimantas Valteris, whose March 2017 trial collapsed after the defence introduced an audio recording allegedly made by him of… ... more
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  • School principal died after collision with passing car durin...
    By Louise RoseingraveA cyclist died from traumatic head injuries following a collision with a vehicle within yards of his home. Pádraic Carney (53) of Butterfield Close, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 was cycling along Butterfield Park on the morning of June 20, 2017, when the incident happened at 8.05am.Mr Carney, a father of three and Principal of St Louis Senior School, Rathmines,… ... more
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  • Organisers of ‘hazing’ event in DCU to attend re...
    By Niall Murrary, Education CorrespondentUpdate 3pm: Organisers of a 'hazing'-type student society event are to attend respect and dignity training at Dublin City University.The college has suspended all social activities by the Accounting & Finance Society for the rest of the term because of "misconduct" at the October 4 event. It was advertised as an AGM, taking place in a… ... more
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  • “Like a bomb about to go off”: Judge concerned t...
    By Ann O'LoughlinTwenty five people have left seven mobile homes in a yard which Dublin City Council has said presents a serious fire hazard, the High Court heard today.The caravans are located in a vehicular/car wash yard in Prussia Street and had been used to accommodate a number of individuals and families who are believed to have been from Eastern… ... more
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  • Judge targets speedy hearing of claims by 491 Turkish worker...
    By Ann LoughlinA High Court judge has made directions aimed at progressing the hearing of actions by 491 Turkish workers over alleged underpayment of more than €40m in wages and benefits while working here on State contracts.Ms Justice Teresa Pilkington refused to halt 160 of the claims and also refused, at this stage, to enter judgment for more than €40m… ... more
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  • Precocious Kerry footballer Stefan Okunbor bound for Geelong...
    By Murt MurphyKerry is losing another emerging talent with confirmation that Munster U-20 Player of the Year, Stefan Okunbor is set to join Geelong Cats on a two-year Rookie contract.He will join fellow Kerry player Mark O’Connor at Geelong, who has played for Dingle in the Kerry SFC this year when the AFL season finished, though he was prevented from… ... more
    Irishexaminer |Sports7 hours ago
  • ‘Nothing else to say’ – Ramos declares his innocence o...
    Sergio Ramos has declared his innocence over a tangle with Raheem Sterling during England’s 3-2 victory over Spain in Seville on Monday.There was contact between the Spain centre-back and Sterling after the England forward had gone down under a challenge from another home player in the Nations League fixture.Ramos posted a video of the incident on Twitter in which footage… ... more
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  • Man dies after being struck by lorry in Cork
    By Olivia KelleherA man in his thirties has died after he was struck by an articulated lorry in Blackpool on the northside of Cork city. The accident occurred on the N20 dual carriageway at Assumption Road at around 9.30am today.It is understood that the lorry hit the pedestrian at the junction near the Revenue offices.The man was treated at the… ... more
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  • West Ham suspend coach after Kick It Out raises concern over...
    West Ham have suspended youth coach Mark Phillips after he took part in a march organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA), the Premier League club have confirmed.Accused of Islamophobia and racism by its critics, the group marched through central London on Saturday to protest against what its Facebook page listed as “returning jihadists, veterans treated like traitors, thousands… ... more
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  • Council says they are working to solve Dublin rat problem
    Dublin City Council says it is working together with the HSE to solve the rat problem in parts of Dublin. Residents in Pearse House staged a sit-in at the Council headquarters last week calling for a solution. Residents of Pearse House following a sit-down protest at Dublin City Council last week. Pic: Gareth Chaney CollinsThe council says a long spell… ... more
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  • ‘It chewed through the fridge’: Council says the...
    Dublin City Council says it is working together with the HSE to solve the rat problem in parts of Dublin. Residents in Pearse House staged a sit-in at the Council headquarters last week calling for a solution. Residents of Pearse House following a sit-down protest at Dublin City Council last week. Pic: Gareth Chaney CollinsThe council says a long spell… ... more
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  • Martin: Brexit transition period extension could give breath...
    Latest: Adding an extra year to Britain's transition period out of the EU could give the breathing space to work out the backstop for the Irish border. That is according to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin who says it may help to focus minds. The EU's Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has suggested extending the transition arrangement by a year in… ... more
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  • Marouane Fellaini expected to be fit for Manchester United...
    Marouane Fellaini “should be fine” for Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea on Saturday, according to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.The former Everton midfielder was not involved on Tuesday as Martinez’s side drew 1-1 with Holland.And Martinez told Sky Sports: “He should be fine, it’s just he wasn’t 100 per cent.“He’s got an important game at the weekend and this wasn’t the… ... more
    Irishexaminer |Sports9 hours ago
  • Keogh adamant O’Neill is still the right man to lead Irela...
    Richard Keogh has backed under-fire Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill as pressure mounts following a poor Nation League campaign.Ireland slipped to a 1-0 home defeat to Wales last night which means they are firm favourites to be relegated from League B next month and will therefore be handed a more difficult route to the Euro 2020 finals.They are without… ... more
    Irishexaminer |Sports9 hours ago
  • Plans for College Green pedestrian plaza rejected
    A much-delayed plan to turn Dublin's College Green into a pedestrian plaza has been rejected.An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for the proposal, which would have banned all cars and put restrictions on buses and taxis.In its decision, An Bord Pleanála agreed the overall idea would "significantly enhance the amenity and attractiveness" of the area.However, it argued the plaza could… ... more
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  • I feel rested and ready to work again – Wenger sets sights...
    Arsene Wenger says he has received “enquiries from all over the world” as he plans a return to management in January.The 68-year-old ended his 22-year reign at Arsenal at the end of last season.But, following some time out of the game, the Frenchman, who won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups with the Gunners, feels ready to step… ... more
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  • Roma supporter awaits fate over Liverpool fan Sean Cox’...
    The jury in the trial of a Roma supporter accused of a joint attack on Liverpool fan Sean Cox outside Anfield has been sent out to consider its verdict.Filippo Lombardi, 21, from Rome denies inflicting grievous bodily harm on father-of-three Sean Cox.Sean CoxThe 53-year-old suffered "catastrophic injuries" when he was assaulted before the Champions League semi-final on April 24.As he… ... more
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  • GAA supporters tired of shelling out for costly match ticket...
    By Peter McNamaraGAA folk across the land were not happy last weekend with the prices they had to pay to get into county semi-finals and finals.The cost involved in taking your seat for the Cork IHC and SHC finals last Sunday, in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, was particularly grating for supporters, neutral or otherwise.Charging €25 for the matches in question is… ... more
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  • Charlie Flanagan apologises to Maurice McCabe on behalf of S...
    Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has apologised on behalf of the State to garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe for the “calumny by those who should have protected and supported him” in the force.Mr Flanagan told the Dáil this morning that the findings and conclusions of the Disclosures Tribunal third interim report, published last week are “stark”. “The central conclusion it reached is… ... more
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  • Gardaí arrest woman in connection with fatal shooting of Ja...
    A woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Jamie Tighe Ennis.Gardaí at the scene on Moatview Avenue, Coolock, in October 2017. Pic: Niall Carson/PAThe woman, who is in her 30s, was arrested in the Dublin area this morning.Of the four people arrested on Monday last, Gardaí are continuing to detain two males (30s and 50s).A juvenile… ... more
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  • ‘You’re meant to be a president for all the peop...
    Latest: A spokesperson for Traveller rights group Pavee Point has said that comments made by presidential candidate Peter Casey were disturbing and disappointing.Martin CollinsMartin Collins has called on Mr Casey to step down after saying that Travellers should not be recognised as an ethnic minority and describing them as "basically people that are camping on somebody else's land".Speaking to Sean… ... more
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  • Man sentenced to eight years for attempted murder of his fou...
    By Alison O’Riordan and Natasha ReidA man has been jailed for eight years for attempting to murder his four children.A Central Criminal Court judge imposed a 12-year sentence but suspended the final four years on a number of conditions this morning.More to follow. ... more
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  • ‘Daddy we can get you help, just don’t do it’:...
    By Alison O’Riordan and Natasha ReidA man has been jailed for eight years for attempting to murder his four children, two of whom he thought he had succeeded in killing. The Central Criminal Court imposed a 12-year sentence but suspended the final four years on a number of conditions.The judge this morning described a narcissistic element to the crime. He… ... more
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  • First of 150,000 homes promised by Land Development Agency d...
    The first of the Government's promised 150,000 new houses will be built by 2020. 3,000 homes are to be built on eight state-owned land banks, according to the newly formed Land Development Agency. At least 40% of the properties built would be social housing.The locations include Dundrum Central Mental Hospital, Skerries, Balbriggan, Naas, Dyke Road in Galway, St Kevins in… ... more
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  • Argentina ready to take on whole world – Scaloni upbeat de...
    Argentina’s caretaker Lionel Scaloni insisted his team showed they are ready to “take on the whole world” despite their disappointing late defeat by rivals Brazil.The Selecao lifted the lightly-regarded Super Clasico trophy after Miranda’s header in second-half stoppage time secured a 1-0 victory in the four-team friendly tournament in Saudi Arabia.However after replacing the sacked Jorge Sampaoli following their disappointing… ... more
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  • Man seriously injured in collision with truck in Cork
    A man has been seriously injured following a road traffic accident near Blackpool village in Cork this morning.The accident took place on the N20 dual carriageway shortly after 9.30am, on a section of road overlooked by the Revenue Commission Offices.It is understood the man was struck by an articulated truck close to traffic lights. Gardaí performed CPR until the ambulance… ... more
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  • Belfast winner of Man Booker prize to pay off debts with awa...
    The winner of this year’s Man Booker prize will pay off her debts after scooping the £50,000 (€56,900) award, having struggled financially as a writer.Anna Burns, 56, was presented with this year’s literary award for Milkman, a novel which eschews character names and has few paragraphs.The first winner of the award from Northern Ireland admitted that writing had not been a lucrative… ... more
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  • Golden State Warriors begin NBA defence with victory
    Steph Curry led the way as defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors kicked off their regular campaign with a 108-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.On a special night at Oracle Arena, where the Warriors were presented with custom-made reversible rings in recognition of last season's championship win, Curry showed his class with 32 points.Steph's shimmy is 🔙#DubNation pic.twitter.com/tgjQmhoPtR— NBA… ... more
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  • Bellinger stars as Dodgers beat Brewers to level Series
    The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 to level up their National League Championship Series.Cody Bellinger was the star as the Dodgers hit back after Monday's defeat to leave the best-of-seven series locked at 2-2.Bellinger took a diving one-handed catch at right field to rob Lorenzo Cain of extra bases in the 10th.When you make a successful landing… ... more
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  • Coveney ‘happy to show flexibility’ on Brexit tr...
    Latest: The EU is considering extending the two year Brexit transition period to prevent a hard border in Ireland. The extension of one year would provide more time to develop a temporary customs arrangement between the UK and the EU. Michel Barnier and Simon CoveneyIt comes ahead of a meeting of European leaders tonight in Brussels. Significant issues need to… ... more
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  • Man due in court in connection with €920,000 Dublin drug s...
    A man in his 30s is due in court this morning charged in relation to a drugs seizure in Dublin.Gardaí from the Ballyfermot/Clondalkin Detective & Drugs Units seized 23 kilos of herbal cannabis in the grounds of an apartment block during a handover.A follow-up search in one of the apartments resulted in the seizure of 1kg of heroin, 3.5kgs of… ... more
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  • Shane Duffy: Players must take blame for poor results
    Shane Duffy has insisted the players have to take responsibility for the Republic of Ireland’s plight as manager Martin O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane find themselves in the firing line.The Republic’s hopes of mounting a Nations League fightback were dealt a seemingly-fatal blow in Dublin last night when Harry Wilson fired Wales to a 1-0 victory at the Aviva Stadium,… ... more
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  • Latest: Gavin Duffy brands Peter Casey Traveller comments &#...
    Latest: Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy has responded to comments Peter Casey made about Travellers.Mr Casey said Travellers should not be recognised as an ethnic minority.Speaking this morning, Mr Duffy said that the comments deeply concerned him calling them "reckless and inflammatory".He said that Mr Casey should withdraw the comments also said that they had no place in a presidential campaign."They… ... more
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  • Stephen Rochford to join Donegal set-up in surprise move
    Former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford is expected to join Donegal as Declan Bonner’s new coach and selector.Rochford, who stepped aside from his native county last month citing a lack of support from the board executive, is set to take the place of former footballer of the year Karl Lacey who recently left the role after a season due to family… ... more
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  • Funding remains biggest obstacle to effective mental health ...
    A lack of funding remains arguably the biggest obstacle to an effective mental health care service.That is one of the findings of a new report on the sector here, which is making a number of recommendations.The Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care's final report published today, welcomes aspirations towards moving to 7/7 care and subsequently 24/7 care,… ... more
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  • Football rumours from the media
    What the papers sayReal Madrid are ready to swoop for Raheem Sterling after his impressive England display in Seville, the Mail reports. The Manchester City forward bagged a brace in the 3-2 Nations League victory over Spain on Monday, putting Madrid on alert. Sterling has 18 months remaining on his contract at the Etihad Stadium, with negotiations said to be… ... more
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  • 90% believe people should be on the property ladder by 35, s...
    The ideal age to move out of the family home is 24 while the ideal age to buy your first house is 29, according to a new survey.That compares to the average age of a first-time buyer in Ireland which is between 29 and 34.According to the study by protection specialist Royal London - 95% of people say you should… ... more
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  • Ireland still capable of qualifying for Euro 2020 – Martin...
    A defiant Martin O’Neill is convinced the Republic of Ireland have what it takes to mount a genuine bid for Euro 2020 qualification despite a difficult Nations League campaign.Ireland’s hopes of firing themselves back into the race for top spot in Group 4 of League B with victory over Wales at the Aviva Stadium fell flat as Harry Wilson’s second-half… ... more
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  • Anna Burns says Booker Prize-winning novel was not intention...
    Man Booker Prize winner Anna Burns has said she did not set out to write a political novel.The first ever Northern Irish winner of the prestigious award said that the issues of gender and sexual coercion in prize-winning book Milkman are the result of inspiration, not conviction.Belfast-born Burns, 56, said her story of an 18-year-old’s struggles with male encroachment and… ... more
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  • President Higgins holds on to commanding lead ahead of tonig...
    Michael D Higgins looks on course to be re-elected as President for the next seven years according to the latest opinion polls. Today's Irish Times/MRBI figures show the current president has a commanding 66% lead, with Seán Gallagher his nearest rival on 12%.Liadh Ní Riada is just behind Sean Gallagher on 11%, while Joan Freeman has 5% support, Gavin Duffy… ... more
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  • EU considering extending Brexit transition period in effort ...
    The EU is considering allowing Britain to leave the EU over a longer period in return for agreeing to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland. It is being reported today that the idea of extending the two-year Brexit transition by one year is being considered to provide more time to develop a temporary customs arrangement between the… ... more
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  • 21% of obese teens think they are right weight
    Many young teenagers are deluded about their weight, with a number whose measurements show they are obese believing they are “just the right size” or even “very/a bit skinny”.The latest Growing Up in Ireland report to be published by the Economic and Social Research Institute later today examines the lives of 13-year-olds and how their experiences have changed since they… ... more
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  • Logo similarities raise doubt over whether ‘we are Cork’
    By Joe Leogue We are Cork... or are we Barcelona? Or are we chefs?The We Are Cork logo resembles several othersThat’s the quandary Cork finds itself in after suggestions that Leeside’s latest branding exercise is more a case of reheated leftovers than a fresh dish.Following on from the revelation that the We are Cork marketing campaign is costing the county’s… ... more
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  • Disappointment over more adversarial process amid cautious w...
    A support group for women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy has expressed disappointment that a scheme to address their claims is not the “totally non-adversarial process” promised by the Taoiseach.The group 221+ said it welcomes “with some caution” a report by Mr Justice Charles Meenan recommending the establishment of a statutory tribunal but is “understandably disappointed” that it will not… ... more
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  • Darran O’Sullivan joins Kerry exodus
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