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  • The day Ronaldo taught Brady lesson by skipping canteen queue

    When Gary Neville expressed admiration for Robbie Brady a few days ago it was in the context of him recalling that the Dubliner had not always seemed the most professional when he arrived at Old Trafford as a teenager. Brady remembers it slightly differently, with his younger self, he suggests, mainly guilty of being a star-struck when he found himself mixing with players he had watched on television in Ireland. There is, for instance, the story of Ronaldo cutting in ahead of the teenager in the queue for food one day in the club canteen.

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  • 'Thank goodness I didn’t tear up that ticket!' - Wicklow man wins half a million with Dublin ticket - Irish Sun

    An Irish teenager who went missing from the Dublin South City Centre on Thursday has been located safe and well. Keeley Ashbourne, 17, was last seen in Dublin South City Centre shortly after 9pm on Thursday evening 27th August 2015. When last seen Keeley was believed to be wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, Black jacket and white runners.

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  • Taoiseach and Tánaiste defend Ireland: One country cannot fix Europe’s ‘enormous catastrophe’

    TÁNAISTE JOAN BURTON has indicated Ireland could take in further numbers of migrants. German chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed other European countries to do more to share the burden said it’s not right that some governments are refusing to accept more refugees. Speaking at the weekend, minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy said the government would make no commitment on the issue. In an interview with RTÉ’s This Week programme the Fine Gael TD said Ireland had agreed to take in 600 people as part of a Europe-wide agreement earlier this year to disperse 40,000 refugees across the EU. q
  • Mother held after drowning twins

    Mireya Alejandra Lopez was arrested on two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide after her sons were found unresponsive in the family’s home. Lopez told officers that she intentionally drowned both of her twin boys in the bathtub, said Sgt Brandon Busse of the Avondale Police Department. The TV station also reported Busse said in an email to media outlets that Lopez tried to kill another child. “Mireya also stated to investigators that she also attempted to drown another child in the home but she was stopped by family ...,” Busse said in the email.

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  • Eircom is down and nobody can contact Joe

    What? We can ring Joe either?! q
  • The curse of Strictly strikes again? Call The Midwife star Helen George splits from husband

    Call The Midwife star Helen George has split from her husband of three years, her publicist confirmed. Helen, who is also set to appear on Strictly Come Dancing, parted ways with Oliver Boot “some time ago”. The pair met on set while filming Hotel Babylon and she married Boot in December 2012. The new series of Strictly Come Dancing starts this Saturday. q
  • Ever wanted to fly an Aer Lingus plane? Now’s your chance

    AER LINGUS HAS announced it will take on 12 cadet pilots to join their 2016 training programme in January. The airline is planning on bringing the number of new recruits since 2012 to 60 by bringing in the new staff to fly their Airbus A320 aircraft. The cadet pilot training programme takes around 14 months to complete and consists of a number of phases, involving classroom study and flight training. The training will take place at Flight Training Europe (FTE) in Jerez, Spain and Aer Lingus is funding the entire programme for successful applicants. q
  • Louis Van Gaal’s player splurge exceeds €340m

    Louis van Gaal’s splurge in the transfer market is over with the Dutchman having brought in 12 new players for more than £250 million (€340 million) in his 12 months as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal is confident he is close to completing the rebuild that was required on the squad he inherited from David Moyes and in future transfer windows will only aim to bring in a smaller number of key players. While Van Gaal failed to land the elite attacker he had targeted – with Barcelona’s Neymar and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale topping his list of targets – it is understood the manager is particularly content with this summer.

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  • Dunnes, Lidl up ante in grocery wars

    Competition in the retail grocery market intensified in the last quarter, with Tesco continuing to narrow its sales declines, Dunnes closing the gap on its rivals, and the German discounters maintaining their combined record high share of the market. New data covering the 12 weeks to August 16 was published yesterday by leading consumer insights agency Kantar Worldpanel. It showed that Tesco Ireland’s till sales fell 1%, on a year-on-year basis; the lowest quarterly decline for some time, while those of SuperValu dipped 0.8%. Dunnes saw an 8.2% annualised over-the-counter sales jump.

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  • PayPal is trying to reduce the awkwardness of asking friends for money back

    Once the link is clicked on, the person can pay from their own PayPal account by selecting an amount and hitting send. The idea, according to PayPal, is to avoid the awkwardness that ensues whenever you ask friends, family members or colleagues to pay you back. When asked whether the service will be making its way over here, a spokesperson for PayPal said it has “no firm plans on the Irish launch as yet”. PayPal joins a growing number of apps that offer similar peer-to-peer payments.

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  • Charges dropped against Irish nanny as baby’s death ‘not a homicide’

    Charges have been dropped against Aisling Brady McCarthy, the Irish nanny accused of murdering an infant in her care in the US, after the medical examiner’s office reversed its position and concluded the death was not a homicide caused by shaken baby syndrome. The Boston Globe reported last night that the state had dropped charges against the 37-year-old from Lavan, Co Cavan. “Based on an assessment of the present state of the evidence, including the amended ruling from the medical examiner who performed the autopsy, the Commonwealth cannot meet its burden of proof,” said Middlesex district attorney Marian Ryan. Earlier, the medical examiner’s office said it had changed its conclusion in the death on January 18, 2013, of one-year-old Rehma Sabir of Cambridge, saying it was not a homicide caused by blunt force trauma to the head.

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  • Diarmuid Connolly’s ban must stick for GAA’s sake

    September dawns and the GAA’s disciplinary system finds itself occupied in a month in which it is usually dormant. For Diarmuid Connolly though, finding himself in a Croke Park boardroom at this time of year is not too unfamiliar. Four years ago, he was in the same situation as he is now: contesting a straight red card issued on the basis of a linesman’s account. At the time, it was Rory Hickey who consulted with referee Maurice Deegan after Connolly had pushed Marty Boyle.

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  • WATCH: Harry Styles tells fans 'don't go to SeaWorld' and it worked

    The internet has taken a sudden dislike to SeaWorld and it’s all thanks to One Direction’s Harry Styles. Styles spoke out against the marine park at the band’s San Diego show on July 9, but today statistics have been released that seem to show that whatever Harry says, goes. “Well, don’t go to SeaWorld”. The star’s outburst of course went viral, and was then posted on Instagram by Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams. q
  • JK Rowling made HP fans melt yesterday

    It was time for Harry's son to go to Hogwarts. q
  • Twilight star Kristen Stewart tops Glamour's 50 Best-Dressed Women list

    Twilight star Stewart is back in the top spot after being in third place last year. q
  • CBB 2015: Janice Dickinson warned over ‘aggressive’ behaviour

    Janice Dickinson has been given a formal warning for her “aggressive” and “unacceptable” behaviour after a row with Austin Armacost on Celebrity Big Brother. The 60-year-old American model got angry with Austin following a lack of hot water in the house, and was given a formal warning by Big Brother after she appeared to spit at him in scenes that aired on the Channel 5 reality show last night. Janice denied she spat on Austin, saying in the Diary Room: “In the garden the fight was escalated … He started to follow me.

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  • Guess Kylie Jenner's latest hair colour (and it's not green this time)

    The reality star has spent months wearing wigs in preparation for dyeing her hair blonde. q
  • In its destruction, Palmyra reaps what Saudi Arabia sowed

    Satellite images have revealed the destruction by Islamic State of the iconic 2,000-year-old Bel temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra just five days before US president Barack Obama is due to receive King Salman of Saudi Arabia, the progenitor of Islamic State and similar movements destabilising countries across the globe. Saudi Arabia’s puritan Wahhabi doctrine is the font of IS beliefs.

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  • New Irish naval vessel to be commissioned today

    The new Irish naval vessel, LE James Joyce will be brought into commission today. The Minister for Defence Simon Coveney will host the naming and commissioning ceremonies for the ship, which will be attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. This ship is the second of three being built by Babcock Marine in Devon for the Irish Naval Service. The LE Samuel Beckett was commissioned in May of last year.

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  • James Joyce Drones

    Scenes from the Naming and Commissioning Ceremonies of the Naval Service Vessel LE James Joyce at the Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin yesterday. Includes robots. Via Popular Science: L.E James... q