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  • TWEETS: Paddy Power heavily criticised for tasteless ‘immigrant’ joke

    The Paddy Power marketing team seem to thrive on angering people and pushing the boundaries of taste, and they are at it again with their latest ‘joke’. The bookmaker’s Twitter account posted pictures of a truck emblazoned with the company colours and logo, apparently driving through Dover. The slogan on the truck reads: “Immigrants, jump in the back! The truck also has sportsmen who represent England despite not being born in the country pictured on the side, including Mo Farah and our own Eoin Morgan.

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  • About Last Night

    Scenes from the anti Irish Water protest outside Leinster House, Dublin A female garda was knocked unconscious after being struck by a traffic cone and was brought to St James’ Hospital with non-li...

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  • 11-year-old’s hilarious break up texts to ‘cheating’ boyfriend have gone viral

    Madi Nickens from Texas shared her little sister’s break up texts on Twitter, and the screenshots have been retweeted more than 10,000 times. Her 11-year-old sister was fuming after she caught her boyfriend Joey with another girl called Natalie in

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  • Meet Angelina Jolie's Look-Alike: Veronika Black Says She's Still Looking for Her Brad Pitt Because Men Are Intimidated by Her - Big News Network

    Big News Network - for her striking blue eyes, full pout and dark tresses. It all started in 2011 ...

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  • Mariah Carey takes a tumble in her towering high heels – and other famous falls

    Mariah Carey loves high heels so much she wears them on the treadmill and claims she even swims in them. But teetering on towering heels proved the diva’s downfall when stepping off her new boyrfriend James Packer’s yacht – as she took a tumble down

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  • Ryanair to take legal action against Hertz as it ends car deal

    Car hire firm terminates agreement from noon, claiming breach of contract

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  • Irish Echo | No Irish to apply

    The Irish were in the thick of the fight for American independence. This would certainly appear to be the case in the specific – though not necessarily definitive – context of two swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens held in New York in the run-up to the July 4th holiday. 150 new Americans from 42 countries were sworn in at the gathering in the Federal Building at 26 Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan. The two New York ceremonies were but a fraction of more than fifty naturalization ceremonies being held across the country from July 1 through July 4.

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  • Doubts surface over who shot down Malaysia Airlines plane

    Storchevoi expressed hope that Rosaviatsiya's comments and questions will be reflected and answered in the final report, to be released in October. The Dutch Safety Board has made the draft available to representatives of Australia, Britain, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States as controversy continues over who shot down the plane in July 2014, killing all 298 people aboard.

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  • Ireland tops EU list for granting citizenship

    Ireland has the highest rate of granting citizenship to foreign nationals of any country in the EU. Data has highlighted how Ireland granted 5.3 citizenships per 1,000 resident population in 2013 — the latest year for which comparative data is available. Other countries with high rates of granting citizenship were Sweden, Spain, and Luxembourg. The naturalisation rate is calculated on the number of people who acquire citizenship out of all foreign residents in a country.

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  • Robin Thicke blames marriage breakdown for losing Blurred Lines copyright case

    Robin Thicke is blaming the break-up of his marriage as the reason he and Pharrell lost the Blurred Lines plagiarism lawsuit. The singer revealed in his first interview since the case was lost in March that a deposition took a backseat to his crumbling marriage. Robin split from his childhood sweetheart, actress Paula Patton, in 2014 and their divorce was finalised in March this year, at the same time as the legal dispute with Marvin Gaye’s children, who claimed the number one hit was a copy of the soul singer’s Got to Give It Up. Robin told The New York Times: “What I will — what I can say — is that when I did the deposition, it was two weeks after my separation from my wife.

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  • Six of the best footballers still waiting for a move this transfer window

    While news of deals-already-done has been trickling in steadily ever since the Barclays Premier League season finished, the summer transfer window only officially opened on July 1. In the last seven days it has emerged that Real Madrid and Spain centre-back Ramos has not yet signed an extension to a contract which expires in June 2017. Manchester United are reportedly considering submitting a near £30m bid for the services of a 29-year-old who has won the Primera Division, the Champions League, and the World Cup. If United are working feverishly towards bolstering their defence then Manchester City’s priority lies in reinvigorating their midfield.

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  • It's the hottest day of the year in the UK: how did the celebrities cope?

    The UK’s celebrities shared their #hottestdayoftheyear photos on social media.

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  • Cyclists face on-the-spot fines for seven road traffic offences

    Minister unveils list of offences now subject of fines

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  • Black Birds Fancy works well for the bull on the Currane

    24/06/15 I start with catch of the day and for good reason, UK Anglers, Mr Alex Muir and Peter Liddell, fishing out of www.butlerarms.com and fly fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught three fine Grilse, their weights are as follows, 4 ¼ lbs. 6 lbs. 6 lbs. and just for the record Alex caught one to his fly rod and Peter caught 2 to his rod. Now we head for the south side and the hired out Sea Trout boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Luxemburg anglers Ernie and Bob both caught 1 Sea Trout on the fly each, both in the 2 ½ lbs. class. Also in good form in Franks hired out boat department was Mr. Bill Bullock, who caught two Sea Trout both in the 3 ½ lbs. class  and last but not least, UK Angler, Mr. Barry Vaughan, caught two 3lbs.

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  • True Detective Stars are a Couple in Real Life! - Beaut.ie

    Beauty, Fashion, Life , Photos, Celebrity, Tutorials

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  • Kelly Brook sizzles in new shoot as she’s covered in gold paint

    Not everyone can pull off being covered in gold paint and make it look good. Kelly’s gold paint dress used around 440 litres of liquid and was all in aid of the launch of the new HTC One M9 Gold on Gold phone. Talking about the photo shoot, Kelly said: “It’s exciting to be one of the first human canvasses for this unique art form.

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  • QUIRKY WORLD ... Victoria's secret: 45in knickers worth thousands

    ENGLAND: A pair of Queen Victoria’s cotton knickers with a 45in waistline could fetch thousands of pounds when they go under the hammer next week. The pants will be sold alongside nightdresses, stockings, and hats worn by Queen Victoria and her third child, Princess Alice. All items of clothing, from the Yesterday’s World museum in Sussex, bear the stamp VR — short for Victoria Regina. Auctioneer Richard Edmonds said the royal clothing is in “excellent” condition, having been preserved in tissue paper in a temperature-controlled storeroom.

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  • Behind the Baseline: Accident of birth is holding Irish back at Wimbledon

    Irish tennis players may not appear in grand slam events often but sometimes it is not always their fault as the first week at Wimbledon illustrated. In the ATP rankings Ireland’s James McGee is listed at 146 in the world, yet he is not here. McGee, who is playing on the Challenger tour, the second tier of the men’s tour, didn’t make it through the three rounds of matches in the qualification event at Roehampton prior to Wimbledon starting.

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  • Google apologises for racist auto-tagging

    Google has been apologising profusely after it has emerged that an auto-tagging feature of its Photos app that is able to guess what it is looking at wrongly concluded that two black people were ‘gorillas’. The company has been developing a program based on machine learning for its Photos app to make auto-tagging quicker uploading to social media, but now it appears that the addition of an automatically-created tag ‘gorillas’ has backfired rather spectacularly. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google have taken the decision of removing the tag completely from its basic form of artificial intelligence (AI) and has apologised to the person who highlighted the error on Twitter. Jacky Alciné, the person whose photos were wrongfully tagged, went on to say it was specifically targeting one of his friends and has questioned what exactly they are basing their machine learning system on.

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  • See the pics as stars arrive at Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

    Beautiful summer fashions were on show at the London event.

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