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  • Matt Damon denies Trump-motivated move to Australia

    A publicist for Matt Damon is batting away reports that the actor is moving to Australia because of anger towards US President Donald Trump. The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney had reported that Damon was buying a home in Byron Bay near actor Chris Hemsworth. The two recently appeared in Thor: Ragnarok together. Damon spokeswoman Jennifer Allen said Damon has been to Australia a lot recently. But Damon has not bought a home there nor is he relocating there, she said. The New York Post’s Page Six gossip site, citing an unnamed source, said the Good Will Hunting and Jason Bourne star told friends and colleagues he wanted to leave the country because he disagrees with Mr Trump’s policies. Ms

  • Latest: Varadkar marches alongside partner in New York's St Patrick's Day parade

    17/03/2018 - 19:15:00Back to Ireland Home Update 7.15pm: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has walked in New York's St Patrick's Day parade which up until recently had banned LGBT groups from marching. Mr Varadkar said it was a real privilege to be able to march with his partner Matt Barrett in the parade. "Only a few years ago people couldn't march under the rainbow banner, but that has all changed," Mr Varadkar said. "Ireland has embraced diversity and inclusiveness, and certainly Irish America in New York embraces that too." Up until recently, LGBT groups were not allowed to march in the annual New York parade on Fifth Avenue. Prior to the change, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio boycotted the parade in protest.

  • TV3 pundit struggles to hold back the tears as emotions build ahead of Grand Slam decider

    17/03/2018 - 13:35:00Back to Six Nations Sport Home Emotions are already running high as Ireland prepare for their Grand Slam showdown with England, writes Stephen Barry. TV3’s build-up to the big day started as early as 11.30am - leaving fans with eight hours of rugby goodness and moment a moment or two like this to look forward to. Their pre-match montage on the 2009 Grand Slam win over Wales even had Shane Jennings struggling to hold back that tear in his eye for the second time this morning… And it not even noon yet! Elsewhere, fans were starting to feel the excitement… Hopefully the English leave us have our moment…

  • Angelina Jolie: Having a mind on fire is sexy

    Angelina Jolie says she finds “intellect” most attractive and that having “a mind on fire” is “sexy”. The actress, 42, split from actor Brad Pitt after a long relationship and two years of marriage in 2016. Jolie told InStyle magazine she had always been “drawn to people who are unique” and “different”. She said: “Intellect is the most beautiful. When you see somebody who has a mind on fire, that’s sexy.” And she added: “There’s nothing you could… put on your face to cover up if your mind is blank and your heart is dark.” The mother-of-six also warned that social media was making people feel that they cannot be different. “Decades ago, to be different was actually the thing you wanted,” Jolie

  • Aer Lingus had a bit of a surprise for some Irish rugby fans

    Aer Lingus got the weekend off to a perfect start for some Irish rugby fans. Passengers on flight EI172 from Dublin to London Heathrow were kicking back and relaxing during their flight, with possibly one or two on their way to see Joe Schmidt's men take on England in Twickenham today. The cabin crew had a bit of a surprise for them to set them up for the big showdown. Announcing their "supporter features" for the flight, one of the crew members demonstrated what fans should do "in the unlikely event" they had forgotten to bring their Ireland kit. The announcement said: "We ask that you stay calm and take a moment to locate your Ireland jersey located in the seat pocket in front of you. "Place

  • The Irish Times

    UK should consider remaining in EU beyond March 2019, Brexit committee proposes

    Britain should consider remaining in the European Union beyond March 2019 to allow more time to resolve issues such as the future of the Border, the House of Commons Brexit committee has proposed. The cross-party committee says in a report on the current negotiations that Theresa May’s government has made little progress on solving the problem of how to maintain an open Irish border with no checks and no infrastructure, if the UK leaves the customs union and the single market. “The government must now come forward with credible, detailed proposals as to how it can operate a ‘frictionless border’ between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland because at the moment, the Committee is not persuaded

  • Elizabeth Hurley vows to help make streets safer after nephew stabbed

    Elizabeth Hurley has vowed to campaign to make the UK’s streets safer as she offered an update on the condition of her nephew who was stabbed last week. Miles Hurley, 21, was brutally attacked by four men while with a friend in London and lost more than four pints of blood in the attack on Thursday March 8. The actress has travelled to India but said her sister was caring for Miles, who can barely move and remains in great pain. A post shared by Elizabeth Hurley (@elizabethhurley1) on Mar 17, 2018 at 10:20am PDT She wrote on Instagram: “We need to make our streets safer and I want to be part of the movement to achieve that. I hope you will join me.” She added: “Wishing everyone a peaceful weekend.