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  • The search is on for Pint Baby

    A baby drinking a pint has become an internet sensation - and now the search is on to find out if he grew up to to be a fan of the black stuff. It all started when journalist Cian McCormack shared this clip from the RTÉarchives. Filmed in 1997, the Nationwide clip shows a baby - reportedly in Kerry - getting properly stuck into a pint of Guinness. The eager imbiber was an instant hit. Hey - maybe he is not the only infant fond of a tipple. Judging by the clip and the date, Pint Baby is now roughly 20 years old - and people want to find him. So if you are Pint Baby show yourself - your public awaits your statement.

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  • Latest: Man dies following shooting incident in Dublin

    Emergency services responded to a residential address shortly after 8pm and discovered a man with apparent gunshot injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene, which remains sealed off for further investigation. No arrests have been made. Update at 10.30pm: Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a man with apparent gunshot injuries on the North Circular Road in Dublin this evening. Emergency services responded shortly after 8pm. There are no further details as yet. q
  • Japanese pool player’s post-match interview is funniest thing you’ll see all day

    Japanese pool player Naoyuki Oi gave a post-match reaction interviews for the ages after his first round win in the World Pool Masters. The event is being shown live on Sky Sports and after the match reporter Tony Wrighton approached Naoyuki for an interview. What follows was one of the funniest minutes of television we’ve seen in quite some time. "Today very lucky, congratulations meeeeee!" Video from SportingMoments. Naoyuki makes clear early in the interview that he only speaks limited English so it’s no surprise that he didn’t have an answer for Wrighton’s long and complicated question about a particular shot. But what a way to improvise an answer. We hope to see more of Naoyuki in the future. q
  • Trump gets some media advice from down under

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand - In the wake of Donald Trump's explosive press conference this week where he targeted the media, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had some words of advice for the U.S. president. “A very great politician, Winston Churchill, once said that politicians complaining about the newspapers is like a sailor complaining about the sea,” Turnbull told reporters in New Zealand, when asked whether there was such a thing as “fake news.” "There is not much point. That is the media we live with and we have to get our message across and we thank you all in the media for your kind attention." The Australian premier suggested Trump was wasting his time lambasting the media for what

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  • Japanese pool player gives utterly bonkers interview after World Masters win

    NAOYUKI OI OF Japan earned a place in the semi-finals of the World Pool Masters earlier today with a win over China’s Yu Hsuan Cheng. The event, taking place in Gibraltar, is being shown live on Sky Sports and their reporter Tony Wrighton grabbed a word with Oi to get his post-match thoughts. However, it quickly became clear that this wasn’t going to be your ordinary interview. q
  • 1,800 newly-hatched chicks found abandoned in field

    Around 1,800 day-old chicks have been abandoned in a field. RSPCA inspectors said members of the public made the discovery of the newly-hatched chickens in a field in Crowland, near Peterborough, in Cambridgeshire on Friday. Many of the chicks are believed to be in good health, although some had died while others had to be put down due to their injuries, the animal welfare charity said. It is believed the chicks came from a commercial chick producer and may have been abandoned by a third party. The RSPCA initially believed there were around 1,000 birds but revised the figure upwards on Saturday after a more exhaustive survey of the flock. The producer is fully cooperating and assisting the RSPCA q
  • Man arrested after armed robbery of Dublin shop

    Gardaí investigating a robbery that occurred at a shop in Dublin yesterday have arrested a man aged in his mid 50s. A man entered the shop on Thorncastle Street, Ringsend at around 5.40pm. He was believed to be in possession of a firearm and threatened staff before fleeing the scene on foot with an amount of cash. No injuries were reported. Gardaí who were on mobile patrol in the area arrested a man close to the scene a short time later. A firearm and cash have been seized. The firearm will be sent to the forensic laboratory for ballistic examination. The arrested man is currently detained at Irishtown Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 as amended. q
  • Mayo's 'keyboard warriors' had a field day at Spillane's expense

    Mayo's 'keyboard warriors' had a field day at Spillane's expense19 February 2017 Pat Spillane is standing firm on his initial assessment of Mayo's chances of ending their All-Ireland SFC famine this year. The RTE pundit wrote off Stephen Rochford's team following their opening round Division 1 defeat to Monaghan in Castlebar but they put their disappointment behind them to record a 0-15 to 1-10 victory over Spillane's native Kerry at Austin Stack Park in round 2. And, as you can imagine, Mayo supporters weren't shy in rubbing his nose in it! “Their keyboard warriors had a field day at my expense,” he writes in his Sunday World column today. He continues: “My message to all the Mayo fans out there

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  • Exercise is a wonder drug, but you have to get off the couch to benefit from it

    A peek out the door before 7am on a cold Monday revealed a man entering his apartment across the way in shorts, with his duffel bag over his shoulder, clearly returning from the gym down the road. I recalled immediately that I had, on a to-do list from three years ago, a plan to go walking or cycling as soon as I got up in the morning. The plan remains on the to-do list along with many other excellent ideas for enhancing my general wellbeing. To me, part of the point of exercise is that it boosts your mood and there is a great deal of research to back this up. If people exercised more, they would have less need of people like me and others who work in the whole area of mental health and wellbeing.

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  • Sinn Féin leader in North defends attendance at IRA commemoration

    Sinn Féin’s leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill has urged those who were angered by her attendance at an IRA commemoration to understand that she has a different perspective on the past. She said that forging reconciliation relied not on everyone agreeing to the same narrative of the Troubles, but on people respecting that different opinions on the conflict will always exist. As well as defending her appearance at the event in Co Tyrone, Mrs O’Neill also backed party colleague and law lecturer Peter Doran who has faced criticism for not condemning the IRA murder of another legal academic during the Troubles. Martin McGuinness’s successor at Stormont said reconciling the region’s divided q
  • Body of two-year-old boy recovered from river in Scotland

    A two-year-old boy has died after being recovered from a river in Scotland. A major search was launched after the child was reported missing from a property in the Milton of Drimmie area, close to Bridge of Cally in Perthshire at around 11.15am today. The Police Scotland helicopter and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service personnel were involved in a full search of the area along with police officers. The child was located in the River Ericht, close to the property, at around 12.35pm. He was removed from the water by fire personnel and treated by paramedics, who had attended the scene with the air ambulance - but they were unable to save the boy's life. In a statement Police Scotland said: "Tragically, q
  • Second Scottish referendum 'weeks away' from being called

    A prominent Scottish independence campaign group has launched a new fundraising drive as it expects a second referendum to be held in May or September next year. Business for Scotland, which focused on the economic case for independence, said it is getting "back in full campaign mode" for a vote in 2018. Group founder Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp emailed members to say "we are only weeks away" from a second referendum being called, according to the Sunday Herald. A Yes vote in a future referendum is now the favourite with bookmakers William Hill offering odds of 8/11 on independence by 2024. Nicola Sturgeon has said another independence referendum is ''highly likely'' after a majority of Scots voted q
  • Irish woman charged with fiancé's murder in Sydney faces court on Wednesday

    An Irish woman charged with the murder of her fiancé in Australia will now face court on Wednesday. 29-year-old David Walsh, a father of three from County Wexford was fatally stabbed after a fight broke out in Sydney on Friday night. 25-year-old Tina Cahill, also from Wexford, was arrested a short time later at the scene. Billy Cantwell, founding editor of the Irish Echo in Sydney, says her court appearance which was due today has been adjoined until Wednesday. "There's been widespread shock obviously among the Irish community in what has occurred. "It's obviously a tragedy for both families. Mr Walsh apparently has three young daughters back in Ireland which is just adding another layer of catastrophe q
  • Government warned asylum seekers 'in distress' after changes to application process

    The Government is being warned that hundreds of asylum seekers are facing extreme distress this weekend following changes to the application process. They are struggling to complete a 60 page application form, with a deadline to submit it, and a shortage of legal advisers to help. Vicky Donnelly, Coordinator of the Galway One World Centre says its a shambles. "On the ground we are seeing immense distress right around the country. "Hundreds if not thousands of people were, who are already in the asylum system, were issued with a 60 page questionnaire as part of a re-application process and they were told to seek legal advice before submitting these forms which are very complicated." q
  • Danny Dyer is a 'consummate professional' bosses say

    EastEnders bosses have strongly denied claims about Danny Dyer’s behaviour on set, calling him the “consummate professional”. The star is currently taking a “short break” from filming following reports that he was suffering from exhaustion. The Sun on Sunday reported that he had taken time off after clashing with the BBC soap’s cast and crew. A show spokeswoman said there is “absolutely no truth in any of these allegations”. She said: “Danny is always a consummate professional. “Danny has never walked off set, nor has he ever lost his temper or been rude to anyone at work. “Danny is an extremely popular member of cast and respected by everyone on the show.” The BBC previously said Danny’s break q
  • Cody puzzled by poor Cats performance

    Cody puzzled by poor Cats performance19 February 2017 Kilkenny manager Brian Cody. Brian Cody was at a loss to explain Kilkenny's lack-lustre display in their 13-point defeat to Clare today. “We were well out hurled today,” he said to The Irish Times. “I dunno why. “They got the goal early and they got opportunities for more scores. “We pulled it back a bit in the first half and then they got on top again. We didn’t play well the first half. We didn’t play well the second half either. “But we just keep going and we’ll train away.” In the opposite dressing room, Clare joint-manager Donal Maloney opined: “We were really up for it and Kilkenny were flat. “Their touch was off and they made mistakes

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  • Viewers were moved by the story of a vulnerable man with Down's syndrome in the opening episode of Call The Midwife

    Call The Midwife aired its first episode of series six on BBC One, taking us back to the rundown district of Poplar in 60s London. And it’s safe to say, viewers were more than prepared for the Sunday evening show: New midwife Valerie Dyer (Jennifer Kirby) arrived at Nonnatus House as a breath of fresh air, while at the other end of the spectrum, we saw Sister Mary Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) in a despondent state at a psychiatric facility. But in the midst of drying our eyes, we were also relishing the warm and fuzzy feeling of the show: The opening episode saw Fred’s (Cliff Parisi) cousin Ivy (Kate Williams) die at the local church, leaving her son Reggie (Daniel Laurie), who has Down’s syndrome, q
  • Rugby Union mourns the death of Dan Vickerman

    Former Australia lock Dan Vickerman has died aged 37, former club Waratahs have announced. The former Brumbies and Waratahs player, who made 63 appearances for Australia, died at his family home in Sydney and is survived by wife Sarah and two sons. The South Africa-born forward, who spent a season in the Aviva Premiership side Northampton, retired from the game in 2012, with his last international appearance coming in the semi-final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. After retirement he worked for the Rugby Union Players' Association. RUPA chief executive Ross Xenos said in a statement that appeared on Waratahs' official website: "On behalf of all players, we extend our deepest sympathies to Dan's q
  • WATCH: Coach’s ecstatic reaction shows what Sigerson Cup victory means to underdogs

    There were emotional final whistle scenes as St Mary's Belfast won the Sigerson Cup for the first time since 1989. Long-serving manager Paddy Tally sank to his knees and says it is 'a fantastic feeling' to finally win the coveted trophy after defeating champions UCD in Ballyhaunis. Video by Jerome Quinn Media for Higher Education GAA. Remarkably, his team recovered for the second time in two days from the shock of conceding two early goals to win. Having made little of their underdogs tag when taking down DCU and UCC to reach the final, Tally’s charges completed a remarkable campaign by denying UCD back-to-back titles in a hugely entertaining final. q
  • 22-year-old loses fight for life after Belfast incident

    Police in the North say they are conducting a murder inquiry, after a 22-year-old man lost his fight for life. 22-year-old Conan Anderson died in hospital yesterday. He was being treated for head injuries following an incident in the Arthur Lane area of Belfast in the early hours of Monday. A 27-year-old man was arrested in north Belfast on Thursday in relation to the incident but was later released on police bail. The PSNI is appealing for witnesses who may have information related to the case. q