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  • Michéal Martin calls Brian Cowen protesters ‘fascists’

    Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has described the protestors who confronted former Taoiseach Brian Cowen as he got into his car as “fascists” and said they have no place in a modern democracy. Video has emerged in recent days of Mr Cowen being harassed in Dublin city centre, and Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins said he “wouldn’t have a problem” with reintroducing Garda drivers for former Taoisigh.

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  • Red carpet looks from the LGBT awards: Black jumpsuits, plunging necklines and a very sparkly Katie Hopkins

    And of course, there was the matter of Lewis Duncan Weedon’s cherry red lippy. q
  • Ireland needs to prepare for looming UK breakup or reform

    Conservative leader David Cameron this week attacked the Scottish National Party as “not just an old political party... with a list of interesting demands to make our country stronger, they come with one intention only, to break the UK up and create an independent Scotland”.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender in ABC interview

    About five minutes into a compelling interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC last night, Bruce Jenner unfurled his ponytail and let his flowing locks hang down. “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” said Jenner in that rarest of events in American television, a programme that actually delivered on the weeks of breathless hype preceding it. Bruce lives a lie. Although he referred again and again to his female self as she, Jenner stated that, for the moment, he would prefer people to use the male pronoun when discussing him.

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  • Gardaí search for missing teenager Mark Twomey

    Gardaí have asked for the public's help in finding missing teenager Mark Twomey. q
  • Mistaken identity girl returns home

    In the end, they say, Alondra was sent screaming to the US based on a scar on the bridge of her nose resulting from a remote-control car mishap as a young girl. DNA testing proved Alondra was not Houston resident Dorotea Garcia’s daughter. Judge Cinthia Elodia Mercado said that it was her obligation to make sure that international child-abduction conventions were followed.

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  • Medical expert fired after photos of plane crash victims displayed

    A Dutch medical anthropologist has been fired from the forensics team tasked with identifying the bodies of those killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 – after he used photographs of the victims’ body parts without authorisation to illustrate a public lecture. Prof George Matt of Leiden University, an international authority on physical anthropology, used the photographs in a talk to medical students in Maastricht earlier this month – at which he is also accused of making incorrect observations about the cause of the crash.

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  • ‘Honor told Niall Horan that it didn’t matter how many limos or private jets he travelled in, he’d always have the whiff of the bog about him’

    ‘Honor told Niall Horan that it didn’t matter how many limos or private jets he travelled in, he’d always have the whiff of the bog about him’

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  • Story of David and Sócrates – when an Irish underdog took on a giant of Brazil

    Fifa had decreed that the Brazil-Northern Ireland group game at the 1986 World Cup would take place in Mexico’s midday sun. David Campbell had other reasons for perspiring. Ten days after his 21st birthday, some 20 games into his professional career with Nottingham Forest, and after just 24 minutes of international football, Campbell was making his full Northern Ireland debut.

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  • Mick Schumacher shows racing pedigree on Formula Four debut

    Mick Schumacher finished ninth on his Formula Four debut on Saturday as the son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael showed racing ability runs in the family. The 16-year-old had qualified in 19th place on the grid for Van Amersfoort Racing in Oschersleben but enjoyed a good race and made up 10 places before the chequered flag to take two points. Competing in the inaugural round of the maiden ADAC Formula Four season, Schumacher was awarded the best rookie award for his display in the first of three races over the course of the season-opening weekend.

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  • VIDEO: Ronaldo gives a young fan his jersey after hitting him with a free kick

    Cristiano Ronaldo thought of the perfect way to cheer up a little boy in the crowd after accidentally hitting him with a football. The Real Madrid star was warming up before the midweek Champions League game by practicing free kicks. Ronaldo saw it and was clearly concerned for the welfare of the child, watching while medics checked to make sure he was unhurt. When the rest of the Real Madrid went back inside after warming-up, Ronaldo jogged back over to the stand. q
  • Star Trek fans may be disappointed about Tau Ceti developments

    Hopes of finding a life-sustaining planet in a star system beloved by sci-fi buffs may be premature, experts believe. The Tau Ceti system, popularised in many science fiction stories and featured in the TV series Star Trek, is known to host as many as five planets. Two of them, Tau Ceti e and f, may lie in the “habitable” or “Goldilocks” orbital zone where temperatures are “just right” to permit surface liquid water and possibly life. Scientists used the chemical composition of Tau Ceti to model the star’s evolution and calculate the location of its habitable zone. q
  • Saudi Arabia blames ISIL for killing police officers - Big News Network

    Big News Network - Saudi Arabia has blamed the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group for ...

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  • London Marathon: 20 photos that will make you glad you’re not taking part

    Thousands of runners are set to descend on the capital for the 2015 London Marathon on Sunday. If you’re feeling bad for not taking part then take a look at these 20 photos we’ve chosen from previous years to make you feel a lot better. The pictures

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  • Tom Hardy: My awkward meeting with Mel Gibson

    Tom Hardy has revealed how his meet-up with Mel Gibson didn’t quite turn out as he had hoped. The Child 44 star spoke with the 59-year-old actor to discuss Tom’s portrayal of Mad Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road, a role Mel had played in the other three films. “I met Mel. Tom said he even offered Mel a gift. q
  • First woman solicitor to become Circuit Court judge

    Katherine Delahunt: April 28th, 1956 - April 1st, 2015

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  • Miriam Lord: Party time for older Soldiers of Destiny

    Micheál Martin absent as Mary Coughlan celebrates 50th with former colleagues

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  • Mothers and Fathers group reports removal of posters to Gardaí

    The Mothers and Fathers group campaigning for a No vote in the up-comimng Marriage Equality referendum has formally reported the tearing down of its posters to the Gardaí. In a statement, the group said: "“Each morning of this week, Twitter and other social media sites have been full of YES campaigners bragging, and posting photographs of themselves taking down posters belonging to the Mothers and Fathers matter campaign. The group also accused "a significant element of the YES side" of engaging in "a campaign of harassment, intimidation, and criminality". Mothers and Fathers said their campaign showed there were a significant number of people "simply afraid to admit how they will vote in this referendum for fear of the reaction of YES campaigners". q
  • Who bakes Ireland's best scone?

    If you think you do, or know someone who does, there’s €1,000 to be won

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  • Who might the royal baby share a birthday with?

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby missed out on sharing his or her birthday with great-granny the Queen on Tuesday, but tomorrow is also an important date – especially for Kate. If the royal bundle of joy makes an appearance tomorrow, the new prince or princess will share a birthday with Kate’s late grandfather – her mum Carole Middleton’s dad Ronald Goldsmith. Will the royal baby share a birthday with Carole’s late dad? Ronald was born on April 25 1931 and died aged 72 in 2003 – after William and Kate had met, but eight years before they wed.

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