• Big News Network.com

    F1 legend Niki Lauda passes away

    Wellington [New Zealand], May 21 (ANI): Austrian Formula One legend Niki Lauda passed away at the age of 70 on Monday (local time), a family spokeswoman confirmed in a statement. "With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday," stuff.co.nz quoted the family spokesperson as saying. "His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and will remain unforgettable, his tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage remain. A role model and a benchmark for all of us, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the public, and he will be missed," the spokesperson added. The three-time world

  • JOE.ie

    Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke have some uncomfortable truths about that finale

    Listen to JOE's brand new GOT reaction show, The North Awaits, with Michael Fry & Carl Kinsella right here. The Game of Thrones stars have broken their silence. As always, if you haven't seen the most recent Game of Thrones episode, consider this to be your spoiler alert warning. Before Season 8 started, the entire cast and crew of Game of Thrones told us all that the ending would be bittersweet. Well, we now know exactly what they meant because Daenerys Targareyn's descent into Mad Queen status was too much for Jon Snow to take. As Dany looked upon the Iron Throne and contemplated the world that she was hoping to build with her nephew/lover, Jon stuck a dagger into her heart. Moments later,

  • BreakingNews.ie

    Boy, 5, in hospital after being trapped in hole with only head above ground

    A five-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after he was trapped in a hole and had to be dug out by fire crews. The alarm was raised at around 5.30pm when emergency services were alerted to the incident at Brookfields in Shannon, Co. Clare. Paramedics and gardaí responded to the incident initially however, despite the best efforts of ambulance service personnel, they were unable to free the young boy from the pipe and requested assistance from the fire service. It is understood that one of the child's legs bent backwards after he accidentally stepped into the hole and this left him wedged inside the pipe and unable to move. It is believed he was trapped in the hole for about 30 minutes and

  • TheJournal.ie

    RTÉ News hires new south-east correspondent after high-profile departure

    RTÉ's new south east correspondent Conor Kane. RTÉ's new south east correspondent Conor Kane. RTÉ NEWS HAS announced the appointment of a new south-east correspondent, following the acrimonious departure of Damien Tiernan. Freelance journalist Conor Kane is to take on the role beginning next month after it became vacant in January. Kane has been a journalist for over 25 years and has previously worked as a south-east correspondent with the Irish Independent and Irish Examiner.  He is a native of Fethard in Co. Tipperary and today described the south-east as “the most beautiful part of Ireland”. “It's where I'm from and where I have worked for much of my career in journalism. I am looking forward

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    Protests against primary school's LGBT lessons to continue, vow organisers

    Protesters demonstrating against the teaching of LGBT equality lessons at a primary school have vowed to continue action despite calls for a halt from a chief constable. Calling for dialogue, Dave Thompson of West Midlands Police said he had watched with “increasing concern” as a group of protesting parents have gathered outside the gates of Anderton Park Primary School in Birmingham. He added: “Frankly, a primary school is no place for the continuance of a large scale protest, however lawful.” Despite the comments, the main organiser of the protests has said demonstrations will go ahead this week unless lessons are halted for further talks with the school. I urge those involved and those who

  • Irish Examiner

    Rennie: Warriors fans are not all Rangers supporters

    Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie has refuted the claim that his club's fans “are all Rangers supporters”. Leo Cullen made that assertion in the wake of Leinster's Guinness PRO14 semi-final win against Munster last Saturday when he expressed the hope that Celtic fans would support the Irish province in a final to be played at Celtic Park. “He's a good man Leo, I like him. As you know, I don't read a lot of press, so (the media manager) filled me in on what had been talked about, but ultimately our thinking is that we've got lots of players who support different football sides, based on where they originate from. “We have a heap of football fans who come and watch us play because they enjoy the

  • The Huffington Post UK

    Tom Daley's Husband Dustin Lance Black Slams Swimming Bosses In Row Over Buggy

    “This is an illness within the organisation which leads to families being kept at arm's length and being demonised,” Black added to the BBC. “There is no other country that does this. When it is a [International Swimming Federation] event and not a British Swimming event, there is no problem. “Any other country we go to we are made to feel welcome. What happened this weekend was a bit of the last straw. They demonise family members and treat us as if we are somehow incumbent. [They] would rather we are not there.” Despite the furore, Daley achieved gold with partner Grace Reid in the mixed 3m synchro. A British Swimming spokesperson told HuffPost UK the organisation would not amend its statement