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  • First look: Ben Stiller goes Blue Steel in Zoolander 2 trailer

    The 49-year-old actor reprises his role as fashion model Derek Zoolander in the follow-up to the 2001 movie, alongside Owen Wilson as his catwalk rival Hansel McDonald. Ben’s alter-ego Derek turns philosopher in the sneak peek of Zoolander 2, which features the voice of speech synthesiser DECTalk Dennis. Here’s what else we know about Zoolander 2. q
  • Saudi Arabian king leaves France after beach controversy

    Saudi Arabian King Salman has left the south of France for Morocco, cutting short a planned three-week stay after a petition from some 150,000 residents over the closure of a public beach outside his villa. A Saudi source said King Salman had arrived in Morocco, saying this was part of his holiday programme and had nothing to do with the media coverage that his visit had attracted.

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  • Ballymun: From high hopes to broken dreams

    Ballymun residents had reason to dream big in 1966, when ‘everybody wanted to live there’, with a number of high rises being built. As the last of the notorious tower blocks face imminent demolition, there is the sense that Ballymun is coming full circle. In a few months the community will mark the 50th anniversary of the high-rise North Dublin estate, conceived by the local government minister, Neil Blaney, as a solution to the housing crisis in the inner city, characterised by squalor and overcrowding. In 1966 Ballymun seemed state of the art.

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  • Di Maria on way out as Wayne Rooney becomes a Toffee again

    Angel di Maria looks set to have a medical with Paris St Germain over the next 24 hours after Manchester United agreed to sell the midfielder to the French club for €63million. Di Maria was due to hold talks with PSG officials in Doha last night and is expected to undergo a medical with the French champions. If all goes to plan, he could sign for PSG as early as today. United gave Di Maria permission to speak to PSG after agreeing a fee with the big-spending French club.

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  • Una Mullally: A dark day for Dublin apartment dwellers

    Dublin’s motto is obedientia civium urbis felicitas (the citizen’s obedience is the city’s happiness). Dublin City Council flew a kite last week about reducing the size and the number of windows in new apartments. The Construction Industry Federation has been calling for smaller apartment sizes for a while. The city has gone through several phases of apartment building, including builders who were so clever they didn’t even need architects.

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  • Alan Sugar calls Katie Hopkins an 'idiot' after her Twitter remarks about Cilla Black's death

    Lord Sugar told Katie this was ‘too far’ as she remarked about people posting messages to Cilla Black on Twitter. q
  • They're married! See pictures of Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall's star-studded gathering

    Fans lined the streets outside St Michael’s Church to catch a glimpse of the celebrities. q
  • Views on black women coloured by media

    The Twitter spat between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift is far more than two pop princesses having a go at one another. Minaj is reminding us how appallingly black women are treated by media, says Louise O’Neill. IT MIGHT be tempting to dismiss last week’s Twitter feud between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj as a mere battle between two oversized egos but in doing so, we ignore the points that Minaj was trying to highlight.

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  • Solitary confinement 'not in breach of murderer's rights'

    The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision that the detention of convicted murderer Daniel McDonnell in solitary confinement for a year breaches his rights to bodily and psychological integrity. McDonnell is serving a life sentence for the murder of teenager Melanie McCarthy McNamara in a drive-by shooting in Tallaght in February 2012. The judge, in a subsequent ruling, also granted injunctions directing the prison authorities to allow McDonnell more time out of his cell and provide him with more social interaction with other persons. McDonnell, described in court as being the most vulnerable prisoner within the Irish prison system, sought the injunctions arising out of the prison authorities’ alleged failure to act on the finding his detention breached his constitutional rights.

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  • Emmerdale star Anthony Quinlan reveals why helicopter crash scene was more embarrassing than scary

    Emmerdale star Anthony Quinlan has revealed the most memorable part of the soap’s dramatic helicopter crash storyline for him was his trousers splitting open in front of the rest of the cast and crew. Pete Barton and Debbie Dingle’s wedding day is set to end in disaster when a helicopter the groom has booked to surprise his bride crashes into the roof of the wedding venue, injuring many of the guests and killing off at least one major cast member. Rescuing Debbie (Charley Webb) from the rubble, I bent down and my fat a**e split my pants, it was quite revealing!

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  • Sergio Ramos to Man United back on after major Real Madrid contract twist - Irish Daily Star

    The Real Madrid captain reportedly agreed terms for a new contract earlier this week, but now radio station Cadena SER claim that the deal was not finalised and Ramos is still keeping his options open.The Spanish defender was a major target for the Red Devils, and Louis van Gaal hoped to sign him if David de Gea went in the opposite direction. De Gea is apparently no longer wanted by Van Gaal, who has decided it is better to persist with Sergio Romero as first choice now rather than keep an unhappy player at Old Trafford.The Spanish keeper has one year left on his contract, and United were planning to keep him to the end of that, but his poor performance in the friendly defeat to Paris St-Germain this week has made the manager rethink.

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  • Am I safer in Syria?

    These are the words of a Syrian mother who cannot leave her new home because of what she claims is intimidation by neighbours. The intimidation occurs mainly during daytime hours, when her husband is at work. The woman and the couple’s young child came to Cork to escape war in Syria. Her husband, who has been living here for a number of years, says he may also have to return to Syria to ensure his family remain together.

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  • New Zealand mum takes to Facebook to search for 'angel' who saved her son's life - Irish Sun

    Ireland's gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of this year rose by 1.4 percent quarter-on-quarter, with an increase of 6.5 percent year-on-year, according to official figures. The figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed Ireland's domestic demand was strong last year with consumer spending increasing two percent year-on-year, Xinhua news agency reported. These are solid figures and confirm that economic recovery is well established, the CSO said. Last year, Ireland's GDP grew by 5.2 percent, the strongest rate of growth in the European Union (EU).

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  • MH370: door of plane reportedly found on Reunion

    A second piece of suspected debris from Malasyia Airlines flight MH370 has been washed ashore on the island of Reunion, according to reports. Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island and may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin.

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  • The funerals of Marie and Jim Quigley has taken place

    The funeral service of a couple suspected of being involved in a murder suicide has taken place in Co. Louth. On Monday, the body of 68 year old Marie Quigley was discovered at the couple's home, not long after her 69 year old husband Jim, died in a collision on the M1 - where he had been driving in the wrong direction. A murder investigation into Mrs Quigley's death is still ongoing, as is a separate inquiry into the fatal collision.

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  • Fine Gael drops five points in new opinion poll

    Fine Gael slumped five points in the latest opinion poll as controversies surrounding Irish Water continue to haunt the Government. Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s party fell to 24 per cent in the latest Sunday Independent poll, just 1 per cent in front of Fianna Fáil, whose position remains unchanged at 23 per cent.

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  • Cleric says some Imams in Ireland hold extremist views

    An Irish Imam has told of being verbally abused on the street and having a bottle thrown at his head because of negative perceptions of Islam in Ireland. Speaking ahead of his address to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association’s national convention in Maynooth on Sunday, Waterford native Ibrahim Noonan – who was the first Irish man to become an Imam – said radical Muslim extremism is a problem in Ireland, but one that started more than a decade ago, rather than as a response to recent acts of terror.

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  • Missing Malaysia jet search

    An object found on the French island of Reunion has been confirmed as “a domestic ladder” and is not a plane part, amid reports that a new piece of plane debris, possibly from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, was found on the island. Malaysian director general of civil aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said a piece of debris found on a beach near the town of Saint-Denis yesterday morning had nothing to do with the investigation involving the missing MH370. Mr Rahman said: “I’m the one leading the investigation in France for the analysis of the (wing flap) piece brought back. Flight MH370 was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 when it vanished with 239 people on board.

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  • Wenger gets first win over Mourinho who snubs Frenchman afterwards

    Arsene Wenger finally secured victory over Jose Mourinho as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first-half goal was enough to give Arsenal a 1-0 win against Chelsea in the FA Community Shield at Wembley. Goalkeeper Petr Cech lined up against his old club following a £10million summer move across London, while Theo Walcott, who has just signed a lucrative new deal, led the Arsenal attack. q
  • Iran Air planning to buy 90 airliners per year from Boeing and Airbus

    Iran plans to buy as many as 90 planes per year from Boeing and Airbus to revamp the antiquated fleet of its national carrier, Iran Air, once Western sanctions are lifted. The announcement was made via Iran's state news agency IRNA, which quoted a senior aviation official as saying on Sunday. "Iran will buy a total of 80-90 planes per year from the two aviation giants in the first phase of renovating its air fleet," Mohammad Khodakarami, the caretaker director of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization told IRNA.

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