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  • 'Speak English You're In Ireland'

    Several young male migrants speak about their experiences of living in Ireland in a new video released by the Immigrant Council of Ireland. It follows the ICI conducting a study which looked at the experiences of 40 men between the ages of 16 and 28 who were born outside of Europe and now live in Ireland. This gives Ireland the largest share of educated foreigners in the EU, and the third-highest among the 34 western nations in the OECD, after Israel and Canada. q
  • McLaren boss: Eddie Jordan is village idiot of Formula One

    McLaren group chief executive Ron Dennis has described Eddie Jordan as a “village idiot” following his heavy criticism of the British team. Dennis and his troubled McLaren outfit endured another painful weekend in what has been the worst season of their coveted history. Jenson Button was out of the race after 20 seconds. Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button were quick enough for only the penultimate row of the grid in qualifying, and while Alonso benefited from a host of retirements in Sunday’s incident-packed British Grand Prix to finish 10th and claim his first point of the season, Button’s race lasted just 20 seconds. q
  • British girl who fled to Syria gloats at Tunisia deaths

    A British schoolgirl who fled to Syria has gloated over the fate of the tourists massacred on the beach in Tunisia. Amira Abase, 16, one of three girls who vanished from their east London homes in February to join Islamic State, wrote that she was laughing out loud — ‘Lol’ in text language — as Britain mourned those who lost their lives at Sousse. In an exchange of messages on social media with an undercover reporter from the Mail on Sunday, Abase, when told of the minute’s silence across Britain in memory of the victims, wrote “Loooool’. Abase believed the reporter to be another British teenager planning to run away to join IS.

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  • Princess Charlotte's royal christening stays with tradition

    Princess Charlotte was christened in front of the Queen and close family and friends at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Norfolk. The nine-week-old was welcomed into the Christian faith as parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and older brother Prince George looked on. Great-grandparents the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, grandparents the Prince of Wales and Carole and Michael Middleton, step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate’s siblings Pippa and James Middleton joined Charlotte’s five godparents for the celebratory occasion.

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  • Beckhams share adorable throwback snaps to mark their 16th wedding anniversary

    Victoria and David Beckham have been posting adorable tributes to each other on Instagram to celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary. The couple, who tied the knot on July 4, 1999, shared gushing messages and throwback photos to mark their special day. First up was Victoria, who said she was “proud” of her beautiful family. “Happy anniversary, I love u so much x I’m so proud of our beautiful family x,” her special message to David said. q
  • Caitlyn Jenner: I’m free to be me in America

    Caitlyn Jenner has praised the US for letting her “embrace her transgender” in a special Independence Day post. Caitlyn made the transition from Bruce Jenner earlier this year and revealed her female name on June 1 in a Vanity Fair cover story.

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  • Euro falls in wake of Greek voters rejecting austerity

    The euro fell as Greek voters rejected austerity demands, fueling concern the indebted nation is on track to exit the currency union. The euro lost 1.1 percent to $1.0987 by 5:09 a.m. Sydney time, slipping 2 percent against the yen and 1 percent versus the pound.

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  • 0-0 draw in Ireland-England match

    The Republic of Ireland have drawn 0-0 against England in today's friendly international in Dublin. The home side started brightly with McGoldrick forcing a first-minute corner which was met by strike-partner Murphy, although the referee’s whistle brought an end to the early excitement. O’Neill’s men continued to enjoy the lion’s share of the possession, although much of it inside their own half, but Gary Cahill had to make an important seventh-minute block to prevent Aiden McGeady’s cross from travelling into the penalty area after the Everton man had been picked out in space down the left. Rooney was presented with his first sight of goal seconds later, but he delayed his shot on the edge of the area and ultimately ran into defender Marc Wilson, much to the amusement of the home supporters. q
  • Kenny says Greece must take next step and seek third bailout

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that it is now up to the Greek government to make the next move following Sunday’s referendum to reject the terms of a new bailout. Mr Kenny, speaking during a visit to Connemara in Co Galway, said: “The second bailout has ended and you are now into a position where the next move is up to the Greek government. If they wish to have a third bailout or a third programme put in place with monies made available then they have got to ask for that and that means that they have got to sit down and restart negotiations again. “Obviously the European Central Bank is independent in the way it does its business.

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  • Islamic State releases video of execution of Syrian soldiers

    The Islamic State group has released a video showing the killing of 25 government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra in central Syria. The video showed the soldiers being taken in pick-up trucks from the town’s notorious Tadmur prison to the amphitheatre.

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  • Landlords offer over 150 Dublin properties for social housing

    More than 150 Dublin houses and flats have been offered by private landlords for social housing since local authorities began a rental recruitment drive just over a month ago. The number of landlords willing to rent to social housing tenants plummeted in recent years with the rise in Dublin rents making higher-income tenants more attractive.

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  • Gazza threw Rolex out of window 'because it was listening to him'

    Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has revealed he threw a Rolex watch out of the window at the height of his struggle with drugs because he thought it was “listening” to him. The star, who played for clubs including Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Lazio during his career, has fought a very public battle with addiction. Speaking to Alastair Campbell in GQ, he said he had gone years at a time without a drink but last fell off the wagon in April,l embarking on what he described as “a one-day bender”. Gazza, who said he prays every day to stay sober, likened being in rehab to his playing days, saying that was the “only time I felt free”. q
  • X Factor auditions cancelled after Simon Cowell's mum dies

    X Factor auditions have been cancelled following the death of show supremo Simon Cowell’s mother. The family of the music mogul announced that Julie Cowell died yesterday at 89. Auditions for the ITV talent show were due to begin in Manchester today but will now no longer go ahead, a spokesman for Syco Entertainment confirmed. The first try-outs for the new-look show were expected to be attended by Simon and fellow judges Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, as well as new presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack. q
  • 5 things we learned from week one of Wimbledon 2015

    The first week at Wimbledon is over, with the second kicking off in style with all players left in the singles draws due to play on Monday. When Rafael Nadal lost to world number 102 Dustin Brown in the second round, many simply shrugged. Nadal has lost all his confidence and sense of belonging on Wimbledon’s grass, suffering four consecutive early exits now, and it would be a staggering achievement were he to turn that around and add to his two titles. Sadly, because we love Rafa, he looks to be the first of the ‘Big Four’ whose game is severely on the wane. q
  • Plan to deal with 120k outstanding Garda warrants

    Gardaí are to bring in a new system to deal with the estimated 120,000 non-executed warrants for the arrest and imprisonment of suspects. It follows the recent publication of a Garda Ombudsman report which revealed a woman had been killed by her son when he was supposed to have been in prison on a committal warrant. The report detailed how a series of garda errors, and poor communication between gardaí, the courts and prison staff, resulted in a failure to execute a committal warrant for Celyn Eadon in February 2011. While free, the 19-year-old stabbed his mother Noreen Kelly-Eadon to death at her home in Castlebar, Co Mayo.

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  • Anti-racism training needed by Gardaí and immigration services, study claims

    Gardaí and the Immigration services are being singled out as in need of anti-racism training, following a new study. The Immigrant Council of Ireland interviewed 40 young men aged 16-28 who were born outside the EU, and live here. The men identified discrimination in school, sport, at work and by public authorities. Peter Slowak is policy and research officer with the Immigrant Council, he carried out the study. q
  • Sanchez on spot as Messi pain continues

    As Alexis Sanchez so ingeniously lifted the ball over the line, Leo Messi could barely lift his head to look. It led to what Arturo Vidal described as a “dream” and an utterly crestfallen Javier Mascherano called “torture”. This is what the Arsenal star’s glorious clinching spot-kick really represented, as hosts Chile claimed their first ever international trophy by beating Argentina 4-1 on penalties after a tense 0-0 draw in Saturday’s Copa America final in Santiago’s Estadio Nacional.

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  • Suicide bomber kills six in church in Nigeria

    A suicide bomber killed six people at a church in northeast Nigeria on Sunday at the end of a week in which suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed more than 200 people. French president François Hollande said he was ready to hold a summit with regional leaders to co-ordinate the fight against Boko Haram.

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  • A Very Long Shot

    A distinctive camera with priceless photos from Cuba left on an Air France plane. My girlfriend and myself recently returned from a ten-day holiday in Cuba, we were on the connecting flight from Paris to Dublin on Saturday about 4pm (Air France AF1116 – in case anyone may have been on it). q
  • Did Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis wed at a private ceremony this weekend?

    The That ’70s Show stars reportedly made things official at a private ceremony this weekend. q