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  • Damaging revelations against University of Limerick in tonight's RTE Investigates

    FURTHER damaging revelations against the University of Limerick will be broadcast this Thursday night in a special RTE Investigates documentary. Following months of probing financial accounts in a number of third level institutions, the RTE Investigations Unit has discovered several payments by UL which will be subject to further scrutiny at the Public Accounts Committee. Members of the PAC – who have seen the broadcast in advance – said they have been “shocked” by the revelations, after questioning former UL president Don Barry and UL’s director of finance John Field at a hearing in March. The PAC is now taking legal advice on representations made to them, and will be calling representatives

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  • 'Something has to be done': McCormack misses out on medal to Turkey's Kenyan-born runners

    NOT FOR THE first time, Fionnuala McCormack was unable to hide her disappointment and frustration after being denied a medal by Turkey’s two Kenyan-born athletes at the European Cross Country Championships. Yasemin Can and Meryem Akda — both of whom have neither lived nor trained in the country they represent — stormed to gold and silver respectively in Chia, with McCormack coming home in fifth in a time of 25:28. The Wicklow runner, the winner of this event in Velenje in 2011 and Budapest in 2012, was in contention for a bronze for much of the race but faded in the closing stages to cross 42 seconds behind Can. “The whole race was a bit of a blur and that’s probably what disappoints me,” she q
  • Mizen to Malin cycle for Donegal toddler Caolan Melaugh

    With all the attention on the Ras in Donegal this week, eight Donegal men have their focus on another cycling event. The eight men will set off from Mizen Head on Saturday and cycle all the way to Malin to raised funds for a Killygordon family so they can avail of new life-changing treatment in America for their brave two-year-old son. Caolan Melaugh was just ten-weeks-old when his parents, Gerard and Stacey, received the devastating news he had Stage 4 high-risk Neuroblastoma, a very rare and aggressive form of cancer. He has endured intense treatment for 15 months in Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin which got him clear scans. However, he has since relapsed and the family are raising money for future q
  • Suicide bombers strike a busy bus terminal in Indonesian capital Jakarta country placed on high alert

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Three police officers were reportedly killed when a suicide bombing attack struck a bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Authorities said that five other police officers and five civilians were injured in the attack that was launched by two bombers in a street next to the station. The explosions went off around 9 pm on Wednesday evening, near East Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu, near the Transjakarta bus stop, which is a local hub served by minibuses and buses, in east Jakarta Earlier, Transjakarta spokesman Wibowo stated, “From the damage I can see the explosions were pretty big."  Following the explosions, people around the packed bus station ran haphazardly in panic

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  • Six of the best movies to see on the big screen this weekend

    THE RED TURTLE ★★★★ Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit. PG cert, limited release, 81 min Rumours of Studio Ghibli’s death have been greatly exaggerated time and time again. The great Japanese animation house emerged from semi-retirement at last year’s Cannes Film Festival with this beautiful, tricky, wordless film from Dutchman Michaël Dudok de Wit. The film’s magic is of a less exuberant stripe than the work of Ghibli’s master Hayao Miyazaki. But the damp washes and elegant story are right up to Ghibli’s consistently high standard. The picture’s baffling swerves do nothing to deflate its final emotional payoff. A truly delightful film that does its parent company proud. Hugely recommended.. DC Review/Trailer

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  • Manchester bombing: Eight in custody over terrorist attack

    Two men have been arrested by counter-terror police in Greater Manchester in connection with Monday’s attack, bringing the number in UK custody to eight. One of the men was detained following searches of an address in the Withington area of the city, while another was arrested in a part of Greater Manchester that was not disclosed. A woman arrested in the Blackley area of Manchester on Wednesday has been released without charge. The investigation into the Manchester Arena atrocity has continued apace as security agencies swooped on the suicide bomber’s suspected “network”. On Wednesday, a series of raids were executed across Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton, Warwickshire, while relatives of bomber

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  • Watch: Jose Mourinho Hits Out At "Poets In Football"

    Jose Mourinho had plenty to say, after his Manchester United side won the Europa League last night. The United boss has been under pressure this season, after a disappointing sixth place finish in the Premier League. Mourinho insisted their season was “very very good” and said they preferred to get into the Champions League via the Europa League, rather than finishing in the Premier League’s top four.

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  • What is it like to be a Donald Trump supporter in US colleges?

    'Active' conservatives are just 5% of the student body at Harvard. 'Active' conservatives are just 5% of the student body at Harvard. US UNIVERSITIES ARE often bastions of progressive Democrats, but Donald Trump’s election has spurred a growing number of conservative students to step out of the shadows and become increasingly vocal. Even though both right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter cancelled planned appearances at the University of California, Berkeley in the face of threats and violent protests, Democrats don’t always have a stranglehold on campus. “Conservative students are becoming less hesitant to speak out,” says Sterling Beard, editor-in-chief q
  • McKinless keen to grab his chance

    McKinless keen to grab his chance25 May 2017 Derry's Ben McKinless. Derry deputy goalkeeper Ben McKinless says he would love to take his chance with both hands if selected for Sunday’s Ulster SFC quarter-final against Tyrone. McKinless is likely to be given the opportunity to impress manager Damian Barton this weekend after first choice ‘keeper Thomas Mallon’s shock decision to withdraw from the squad this month. The Ballinderry teenager says he relishing this weekend’s derby at Celtic Park, where the hosts will be looking to oust the Ulster champions and avenge last year’s 11-point drubbing in the corresponding fixture. "Everyone is talking about how many times Tyrone beat us last year and all

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  • National Funding to Promote the Integration of Immigrants announced by Minister Stanton

    €1.8 million approx. allocated to 14 projects across the country Grants totalling €1.8 million to help the integration of immigrants were announced today by Mr. David Stanton, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration. A total of 14 projects will be delivered over the next three years in a number of locations across the country by public bodies and NGOs who were successful following an open call for applications. Examples of the integration projects selected for funding include: · A nationwide project to support English language acquisition. · An employment and integration project in Dublin for vulnerable and q
  • Munster manager Niall O'Donovan: 'It's going to be an emotional day'

    A SEASON like no other. On Saturday, Munster will return to the Aviva Stadium, venue for the late Anthony Foley's last game in charge of the province before his sudden death last October which numbed a nation. It is sure to be an emotional occasional for all at Munster, but none more so than team manager Niall O'Donovan who had known Anthony Foley from the time he was a regular attendee in the Shannon RFC dressing room with his father Brendan as a young child. How much did Anthony's death impact on the squad? Niall O'Donovan: “"It affected everyone differently. It was just a horrible day. “In fairness to everyone here, the way they grouped around one another and supported one another, the way

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  • Garry Monk Quits Leeds United

    Garry Monk has resigned as Leeds United manager. The club was taken over by Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani earlier this week. Monk has been linked with the manager's role at Crystal Palace, vacated by Sam Allardyce this week. Leeds United can confirm that we have received Garry Monk’s resignation from his role as First Team Manager.

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  • No Glynn for Galway

    No Glynn for Galway25 May 2017 Galway's Jonathan Glynn. New York-based Galway forward Johnny Glynn has ruled out the possibility of returning home for his county’s championship opener against Dublin this Sunday. The Ardrahan clubman made a welcome return for the Tribesmen last month, having departed for the US shortly after their 2015 All-Ireland SHC final defeat to Kilkenny, featuring in the latter stages of their memorable league final victory Tipperary. Tribe boss Micheál Donoghue confirmed that Glynn was committed to making regular trips across the Atlantic this summer in aid of the team’s bid for the Liam McCarthy Cup. However, the Irish Independent reports today that a decision between

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  • Derry 'capable of rising to the occasion' - Lynn

    Derry 'capable of rising to the occasion' - Lynn25 May 2017 Enda Lynn of Derry and Mattie Donnelly of Tyrone Derry captain Enda Lynn has called on Oak Leaf fans to let their voices be heard when Tyrone come to Celtic Park this weekend. At 4/1 odds, Damian Barton’s side will be looking to avenge last year’s 11-point Ulster SFC quarter-final defeat to the Red Hands at the same venue and the Greenlough clubman says he hopes that the fans can be their “16th man” in Sunday’s derby. "I think our supporters have a big part to play and I hope they make their voices heard," Lynn told the Belfast Telegraph.   "Obviously as reigning Ulster champions Tyrone are going to be favourites, but with the full-throated

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  • ‘I was born to rule.’ Daenerys Targaryan as Simon Coveney

    “Winter not coming. Fake news. Sad,” is, I imagine, what Cersei Lannister would tweet at Jon Snow, the so-called King of the North, if Twitter existed in Game of Thrones and not just raven-mail. We’re on the home stretch now, a short penultimate seventh season before a final eighth season next year, when it’ll all be over bar the five proposed spin-off prequels (seriously). And of course, your fan fiction, which I’ve read and which is excellent. We’re also in literarily-uncharted territory. George RR Martin hasn’t finished the final book yet so show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are winging the final seasons with his beardy guidance (“How about ‘something, something… dragons! Decapitation!

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  • McMahon looks back on Cormac's special welcome

    JOE McMahon was a fresh-faced youngster when the call came to join the Tyrone panel for the start of the 2004 season. Just months earlier he had celebrated in the Cusack Stand as Peter Canavan lifted the Sam Maguire Cup. Now he was joining him and the other heroes in the dressing-room and readily admits that was a daunting enough experience. But a welcome that he hasn’t forgotten came from a not unexpected source, Cormac McAnallen. “One memory of mine is coming into the team and Cormac being very welcoming and supportive. He was the player who passed me my very first ball after I was introduced as a sub in the 2004 McKenna Cup final. “Looking back at the great player and the great man that he

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  • Longford in Fine Gael leadership battle spotlight as Varadkar visits county tomorrow

    Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar will be in Longford this Friday as the race to succeed Enda Kenny as Fine Gael party leader hots up. The Dublin West TD is set to take centre stage at a business breakfast at Longford Rugby Club from 8am. Mr Varadkar's attendance is not intended to coincide with his bid to take over as Fine Gael party leader however. Instead, the event will focus on providing  advice to local businesses and the self-employed. q
  • 1992 All-Ireland winning 25th anniversary celebrations launched in Magee of Donegal

    The Donegal winning team of 1992 have launched their celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary.The launch, fittingly, took place in Magees of Donegal today (Thursday) where chairman of the co-ordinating committee, Philip McGlynn, outlined the schedule for the summer. The team will be remembered at the Ulster final in July and at the All-Ireland final in September. As part of the preparation, they have again joined with Magees, who are kitting them out in suits and they have a Golf Classic planned for Ballybofey and Stranorlar on June 16th. It is also planned to have a Gala Banquet in the Abbey Hotel in October, with all profits going to the Donegal Cancer Bus. Sean Dunnion, Donegal Co. chairman, q
  • Mulligan writes off Derry's chances

    Mulligan writes off Derry's chances25 May 2017 Owen Mulligan in action for Tyrone in 2010. Ex-Tyrone forward Owen Mulligan says he can’t see Derry upsetting his native county on Sunday, highlighting the Oak Leafers’ struggles in recent times. Damian Barton’s charges were relegated from Division 2 of the National League last month and described the team’s 11-point defeat to the Red Hands in last summer’s Ulster SFC quarter-final as "an annihilation”. The Cookstown man also questioned the commitment of some of the Derry players in comparison to that of former county greats like Enda Muldoon and Sean Marty Lockhart. “There’s a lot of politics in Derry football. You hear about it the whole time with

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