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  • "They've all got really good bums"

    "They've all got really good bums"

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  • Water protestors ‘message’ from Taoiseach’s late mother ‘a low blow’

    A close friend of Taoiseach Enda Kenny has criticised the personal attack water protestors delivered to the Taoiseach during his visit to Glenties in Donegal on Friday evening. Mr Kenny was speaking at the MacGill Summer School and upon arrival was greeted by a banner from the Donegal Water Warriors group. Dear Enda, I lie here in my grave, restless, distraught, in tears and despair as I unable [sic] to stop you rob, cheat and lie to the Irish people. Cllr Cyril Burke, a Fine Gael county councillor for the Castlebar area and a close friend of Mr Kenny’s, described the banner as ‘shocking’.

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  • 'No evidence' that remains of girl found in Australia are those of Madeleine McCann

    There is "absolutely no evidence" that the remains of a young girl found by a suitcase in Australia are those of Madeleine McCann, an Australian Police official has said. The decomposed body of a young, fair-haired girl aged between two and four, who was killed in at least 2007, was discovered in a suitcase next to a remote motorway in Wynarka near Adelaide in South Australia earlier this month. British police officers investigating the Madeleine McCann disappearance have contacted Australian authorities over the discovery, Scotland Yard said. q
  • ISIS militant 'Jihadi John' flees terror group

    British terrorist belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), popularly known as Jihadi John, has fled the militant network and gone on the run in Syria, according to reports. q
  • X Factor will never be the same again after this news

    Get rid of Cheryl, get rid of Simon, we’d even trade in Olly Murs - just not this guy. Peter Dickson is leaving the X Factor after 11 years. For those of you who are not familiar with his name, Peter Dickson is the famous X Factor voiceover artist that makes the hair stand on the backs on our necks. The news comes ahead of the show's 12th series, which has received a huge revamp following the departures of judges Louis Walsh and Mel B - who have been replaced by Rita Ora and Rick Grimshaw - and host Dermot O'Leary - who is being replaced by Olly Murs and Caroline Flack. q
  • Fianna Fáil pledges welfare increases 'as resources permit'

    Fianna Fáil is planning a series of pension and welfare reforms, to assist carers, lone parents, older people and job seekers. It will set out a five-point plan this afternoon, which it is vowing to implement if it is in Government after the next General Election. Fianna Fail's Social Protection spokesman Willie O'Dea said that the long-term plan is aimed at enhancing Ireland's social fabric. "Gradually increasing the actual core social welfare benefits to bring people towards the internationally accepted poverty line, restore the free telephone rental allowance, the fuel allowance, to 32 weeks and the household benefits package," he said.

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  • Jennifer Lopez - Is it time to cover up?

    Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 46th birthday at the weekend, wearing a daring little black dress with cut-out and see-through panels. Certainly no wallflower, J-Lo has always been proud of her enviable curves, and done her best to flaunt them at any given opportunity. And the diva certainly showed no signs of changing, as she snuggled up to her 28-year-old on/off toyboy boyfriend Casper Smart and cavorted on the dancefloor at the New York club in the fitted dress that appeared to show off more than it covered up. So, as she enters her late 40s, should J-Lo be thinking about opting for outfits with a little more material and a slightly more demure style? q
  • Katie Hopkins: Use euthanasia vans on old people

    Katie Hopkins is “super-keen on euthanasia vans” and says there are “far too many old people”. The media personality – who launches her own panel show If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World next month – said it is “ridiculous” to live in a country “where we can put dogs to sleep but not people”. Her comments come shortly after she admitted regretting some of the extreme language she used against migrants in a column she wrote in The Sun entitled ”Rescue boats? q
  • WATCH: Pirlo tells his ‘keeper exactly where Kaka will aim free-kick

    Former AC Milan team-mates Andrea Pirlo and Kaka were reunited in the MLS at the weekend, and at least one of them was willing to use his inside knowledge for his team’s advantage. Pirlo made his debut for New York City on Sunday against Orlando City, the team Kaka joined in 2014. The pair, who won the Champions League together in 2007, shared a friendly greeting when Pirlo came on as a second-half substitute. The Italian legend may have been pleased to see Kaka, but he was also happy to use his knowledge of the Brazilian to help his new side. q
  • Pilot dies after home-made James Bond-style plane crashes in Ireland - Irish Sun

    Cox had been in Ireland for several days preparing for the Foynes Air Show at the Shannon Estuary, an event started last year to mark the 75th anniversary of the first transatlantic commercial passen...

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  • Ireland's standard of living below EU average

    The standard of living experienced by Irish citizens is below the EU average, despite Ireland having the second highest GDP among the 28 member states. Using a new measure used to determine household wealth, Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, has found that the Irish standard of living per inhabitant in 2014 was 10% below the EU average, and on a par with per capita living standards in Spain and Cyprus, but below those of Italy. At the same time, price levels in Ireland were the fifth highest among the EU’s 28 member states. In GDP terms, Ireland comes second after Luxembourg, at 32% above the EU-28 average, followed by the Netherlands at 30%.

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  • Emergency services take distressed man off cliff

    A major multi-agency search and rescue operation was mounted yesterday after a man was reported to be in a distressed state on a cliff in Co Clare. A call reported that a man, believed to be from Cork, had travelled to the Loop Head area of Clare and was in a distressed state. Rescue teams found the man apparently sleeping close to the cliff and led him to safety. The man was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

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  • Child's body found in search for missing seven-year-old

    UK detectives looking for a seven-year-old boy who vanished after playing with friends in a park have found the body of a child on a construction site. South Yorkshire Police believe the body to be that of Conley Thompson, from Barnsley in England, who was last seen on Sunday evening playing with friends a mile away from the construction site. Conley’s family have been informed. Detective Inspector Victoria Short leading the investigation said: “We deployed our full resources with officers searching throughout the night to find Conley and we are deeply saddened by this tragic development. q
  • Five superstar signings who could be Man Utd's marquee man

    Louis van Gaal’s admission that Manchester United need a player with “speed and creativity” opens the debate as to who the Dutchman may pursue. United have done plenty of business already this summer but Van Gaal’s stated admiration of game-changing players in the mould of Gareth Bale and Arjen Robben, and even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, shows he has not yet settled on his current squad. We look at some possible contenders to be United’s marquee signing. q
  • This poem will help you appreciate grammar

    A poem which seems to suggest unthinkable things about Michael Gove, Jeremy Clarkson and Piers Morgan is being applauded on social media by grammar nerds. The Importance Of The Oxford Comma by Brian Bilston also alludes to “the Queen, a well-known madam and a prostitute”. The clever work is actually celebrating the Oxford comma mentioned in the title. Supporters of the punctuation say the Oxford comma should be used before the word “and” in a list of three or more, to avoid the final two items sounding like a description of those which come before.

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  • Vicar refuses to sell English country pub to George Clooney

    If you found George Clooney pulling pints at your local pub, you’d probably do a double take. But it seems the 54-year-old has ambitions to own the “greatest pub in the world” – if it wasn’t for divine intervention. The Tomorrowland actor and his wife Amal Alamuddin have become regulars at the Bull Inn in Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire, after buying a £10 million manor house in the village. But the country pub is owned by nearby St Andrew’s Church, and the vicar has vowed never to let it change hands, explaining: “It’s been in the church for 600 years. q
  • Ordinary hero Ed Sheeran rocks Croke Park

    A scruffy young man with a grab-bag of agreeably shaggy tunes, Ed Sheeran is surely the least likely candidate ever for stadium rock stardom.

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  • Ronnie Whelan reveals Liverpool fears

    Ronnie Whelan believes Liverpool must hit the ground running this season in their quest for silverware and a return to Champions League football. Whelan, along with Jason McAteer and Phil Babb, were among a Liverpool Legends side which played a friendly against Drinagh Rangers in West Cork on Saturday. Instrumental in bringing the famous Reds to Drinagh, Whelan fears his old club face a difficult challenge considering the number of players that have left Anfield in the last two years. “Liverpool certainly have a lot stronger squad than they did this time last year and that’s vital, heading into such a massive season,” said Whelan.

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  • How the man from Toyota’s ‘Five Whys’ could help the Labour party - Big News Network

    Big News Network - Labour is in crisis and the leadership battle could see it fall apart completely. Asking ...

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  • Philomena calls for adoption reforms

    Philomena Lee, whose devotion to finding her adopted son inspired a recent film, has called for a more open adoption system here to allow people access their “genetic entitlement”. Speaking at an event to commemorate all the woman and children who passed through the gates of Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where her son Anthony is buried, the 82-year-old grandmother said Ireland needs to move to a more open adoption system similar to the UK. “Of course I would welcome change [referring to the Goverment’s Adoption Bill],” said Ms Lee. It’s not about bothering people that don’t want to be bothered it’s about getting your identity and you ould welcome that change,” said Ms Lee.

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