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  • Happy ending for girl who lost her job for her Electric Picnic ticket

    You might remember earlier this week Irish student Emily Culhane posted this picture to the Electric Picnic Facebook page. Since the post went viral, Emily has received several job offers. "One was a bar, one is a cafe and one is a recruitment job," she said speaking to Eoghan McDermott on 2FM. "There's a job for her when she comes back from Electric Picnic.

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  • Why didn’t people protest about Troubles?

    Last Saturday tens of thousands of people marched in Dublin to protest against paying €160 per year for an adult to have running water from their taps.

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  • Brooklyn Beckham follows in his parents' footsteps with first Vogue cover

    Brooklyn Beckham has made his parents proud with his first Vogue covershoot. The 16-year-old son of fashion designer Victoria Beckham and footballer-turned-underwear-model David Beckham appears on the October cover of Miss Vogue magazine. Brooklyn has been modelling for some time, and has already appeared covers of style and fashion magazines Man About Town and T Magazine. His Spice Girl mother Victoria has graced the cover of Vogue in several countries around the world. q
  • The people of Ireland are living in a 'suicide box'

    Suicide tends to be attributed either to a mental illness or ‘weakness’ which renders some people less able to cope with the pressures of living than others, or to a “mystery,” observes Costigan, co-author of a thought-provoking new book on the subject. Irish society is ruled by an obsession with social media, appearance, status, wealth and marketing - but also one, she warns, which lacks any real emotional education or moral and spiritual guidance. Costigan and her co-author Anthony Walsh, a retired member of the Irish Prison Service, compiled what they call a “spectrum of human pain,” which ranges from suicide right through to “absolute self-care.” And, as Costigan points out, there’s a lot more suicide out there than absolute self-care.

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  • Emmanuel Adebayor is going to have a lot of free time in the next few months

    TOTTENHAM STRIKER EMMANUEL Adebayor has been left out of his club’s 25-man Premier League squad for the rest of the year. Adebayor had been expected to leave White Hart Lane before the transfer window closed on Tuesday, but Tottenham were unable to find a buyer for the Togo international. The 31-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester City star, who reportedly earns £100,000-a-week (â ¬137,000), has also been left out of Tottenham’s Europa League squad. Adebayor has rarely been selected by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who opted to axe the player from his squad despite missing out on a deal for West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino this week.

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  • Dramatic Dalkey home in league of its own for €6.5m

    Along Dalkey’s narrow coastal road and up the hill towards Killiney are many modest gateways where granite pillars and high walls conceal magnificent coastal properties built as Victorian holiday homes for Dublin’s elite. Beulah, on Harbour Road, is one such property. It is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald for €6.5 million, and comes with use of a nearby private harbour, Rocklands. The elegant light-filled home dates from 1844, when it was built by Capt William Hutchinson, and since then has been owned by a succession of prominent Dublin families.

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  • Wet, cold, sunny... an Irish summer

    It’s official – this summer was a total washout thanks to largely wet and windy conditions putting a dampener on the country’s fine weather wishes. According to Met Éireann, which has just released reports on June, July and August, Cork had the wettest day of the season while Dublin had the sunniest, the hottest, and the coldest. The highest amount of rainfall this summer, 41.3mm, was recorded at Cork Airport on July 6 making it Cork’s wettest summer day in eight years. Dublin was the driest area in the country this summer, with 147.5mm of rainfall recorded at Casement Aerodrome in the south-west of Dublin, the area’s driest summer since 2006.

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  • Sutherland seeks response as images of drowned boy shock

    Peter Sutherland has called on Britain to take more people fleeing Syria after shocking pictures of a drowned refugee boy ratcheted up the pressure on Europe’s leaders to act. The UN special representative on international migration said while some countries were “massively bearing the burden” of the migrant crisis, the UK was among those that “can do more”. A spokesman for the UK government said pictures of the three-year-old child washed up on a Turkish beach were “clearly shocking”.

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  • Why women need a heart to heart about their health

    Jolanta Brzozwska is 38-years-old. With two daughters at college, her life is busy, but she always felt healthy and in control of her life – she was far too young to have any health concerns. “I got my first symptom about two weeks before I had the heart attack,” she recalls.

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  • X Factor's Cheryl slams body shaming and says she's 'happy and healthy'

    X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has had enough. “The body shaming has to stop. Every woman has a different body type and handles stress and grief differently. Cheryl took to her Instagram page a few weeks ago, responding to a comment from someone calling her “a bag of bones”. q
  • Wales and Australia could face sanctions over lack of frontrow cover

    Wales and Australia will receive no sympathy from Rugby World Cup organisers if their decision to pick only two specialist hookers in their squads backfires this month. Both nations will be told they must adhere strictly to tournament regulations regarding injured players and will risk potentially stiff sanctions if they do not possess sufficient frontrow cover. World Rugby – formerly the International Rugby Board – has made clear it expects all teams to have six frontrow forwards in their match-day squads, two of whom must be able to fill the hooking role.

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  • PTSD sufferer: ‘I know how lonely it is to be a victim’

    STANDING looking out her kitchen window, two weeks before she was viciously attacked, Audrey O’Carroll experienced a deep sense of foreboding. Indeed, Audrey had isolated herself so much that although she felt considerable unease about the presence in her life of a man she had not invited in, she had nowhere to turn.

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  • Robert Pattinson mobbed by 20 girls in Northern Ireland

    Actor Robert Pattinson was dragged into an Irish wedding after he was recognised at a hotel's bar. The 29-year-old was drinking at the Culloden Hotel in Belfast, Ireland, when he was spotted by a crowd of lively wedding guests, who immediately recognised him as the Hollywood actor and made him join in the celebrations, reports Pattinson was in Ireland filming his next movie "The Lost City of Z", and took some time to take photographs with the bride and groom, Tom and Sarah Lenihan, and the excited guests before being "moved" on by hotel security.

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  • RTÉ to screen live State funeral of 1916 rebel Kent

    The State funeral of executed 1916 rebel Thomas Kent will be shown live on RTÉ TV later this month but the public can pay their respects, on the evening before, just yards from his resting place of the last 99 years. Full military honours will be provided at the funeralwhich starts at 1.45pm on Friday, September 18, at St Nicholas Church in Castlelyons near Fermoy, Co Cork. While a limit on space in the church will restrict public access, the funeral can also be viewed in an area outside. Cork Prison Officers Choir and an Army band will provide accompanying music during the ceremonies.

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  • Fennelly Fallout: Calls for tougher laws after personal papers of Callinan shredded

    The shredding of “personal papers” belonging to former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has led to calls for more robust laws on the retention of documents. The Fennelly Report highlighted how Mr Callinan had cleared out all personal papers after he announced his retirement on March 25 last year. Eight to 10 refuse bags were filled with what Mr Callinan described as “personal papers gathered over the years”.

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  • Holland beaten as Iceland take step closer to qualification

    Controversial Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty secures shock 1-0 win in Amsterdam

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  • European Tour offer Rory McIlroy ‘concession’

    The worth of World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is abundantly clear, with the European Tour now following the PGA Tour in showing the four-time Major winner the green light to contest the season-ending Final Four Series despite not being able to contest the mandatory number of events. Last week, the PGA Tour extended McIlroy a ‘concession’ to compete in the remaining three FedEx Cup Play-Off Series events given he will have only contested 13 of the 15 events required. Of course, McIlroy was out injured for some six weeks and missed the defence of his Open Championship and WGC — Bridgestone Invitational titles.

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  • Italy, France and Germany call for review of EU asylum rules

    Italy, France and Germany have signed a joint document calling for a review of EU asylum rules. The declaration urges a "fair" distribution of migrants within the European Union. Meanwhile hundreds of people have been stopped from travelling by train from Budapest for a second day and could be moved to special camps. Hungarian government spokesman Dr Zoltan Kovacs has said they can't be sure of everyone's status: "There's no way you know who these people are because they come without papers.

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  • Failed by flawed disciplinary system

    “Lost my appeal to the red card I got in club game. Thank you Eamon McGee. Mayo’s Kevin Keane is the latest example of a player successfully challenging what appeared to be a watertight case. Captured on television throwing his fist towards Michael Murphy’s face, Keane received a red card in the closing stages of the All-Ireland quarter-final.

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  • Lewis Hamilton clarifies his relationship with Rihanna

    Lewis Hamilton has spoken out for the first time about rumours that he is dating Rihanna. The 30-year-old Formula 1 star was pictured dancing with the 27-year-old singer at the Crop Over festival in Barbados last month, sparking speculation they were an item. Lewis split from Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, 37, in February this year, after they dated on and off since 2007.

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