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  • "They've all got really good bums"

    "They've all got really good bums"

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  • Water protestors ‘message’ from Taoiseach’s late mother ‘a low blow’

    A close friend of Taoiseach Enda Kenny has criticised the personal attack water protestors delivered to the Taoiseach during his visit to Glenties in Donegal on Friday evening. Mr Kenny was speaking at the MacGill Summer School and upon arrival was greeted by a banner from the Donegal Water Warriors group. Dear Enda, I lie here in my grave, restless, distraught, in tears and despair as I unable [sic] to stop you rob, cheat and lie to the Irish people. Cllr Cyril Burke, a Fine Gael county councillor for the Castlebar area and a close friend of Mr Kenny’s, described the banner as ‘shocking’.

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  • 'No evidence' that remains of girl found in Australia are those of Madeleine McCann

    There is "absolutely no evidence" that the remains of a young girl found by a suitcase in Australia are those of Madeleine McCann, an Australian Police official has said. The decomposed body of a young, fair-haired girl aged between two and four, who was killed in at least 2007, was discovered in a suitcase next to a remote motorway in Wynarka near Adelaide in South Australia earlier this month. British police officers investigating the Madeleine McCann disappearance have contacted Australian authorities over the discovery, Scotland Yard said. q
  • ISIS militant 'Jihadi John' flees terror group

    British terrorist belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), popularly known as Jihadi John, has fled the militant network and gone on the run in Syria, according to reports. q
  • See new photos of Helen Flanagan's one-month-old baby

    Helen Flanagan is celebrating the one-month anniversary of her daughter Matilda by sharing some new photos. The 24-year-old actress, best known for playing Rosie Webster in ITV soap Coronation Street, posted a family photo of her and boyfriend Scott Sinclair with their baby. Helen has embraced motherhood, and has shared many photos of Matilda Jessica in the past few weeks. “Mummy and Matilda had a productive day,” she wrote six days ago. q
  • X Factor will never be the same again after this news

    Get rid of Cheryl, get rid of Simon, we’d even trade in Olly Murs - just not this guy. Peter Dickson is leaving the X Factor after 11 years. For those of you who are not familiar with his name, Peter Dickson is the famous X Factor voiceover artist that makes the hair stand on the backs on our necks. The news comes ahead of the show's 12th series, which has received a huge revamp following the departures of judges Louis Walsh and Mel B - who have been replaced by Rita Ora and Rick Grimshaw - and host Dermot O'Leary - who is being replaced by Olly Murs and Caroline Flack. q
  • Eircom and Vodafone convicted of overcharging customers

    Eircom and Vodafone have been convicted and fined for ripping off customers who continuously received overcharged bills. Following an investigation by industry watchdog ComReg, the telecom giants, along with Three Ireland, pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to charges under Section 45 of the Communications Act. Vodafone was fined €10,000, and Eircom received fines totalling €21,000 after they each pleaded guilty to seven charges.

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  • Jennifer Lopez - Is it time to cover up?

    Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 46th birthday at the weekend, wearing a daring little black dress with cut-out and see-through panels. Certainly no wallflower, J-Lo has always been proud of her enviable curves, and done her best to flaunt them at any given opportunity. And the diva certainly showed no signs of changing, as she snuggled up to her 28-year-old on/off toyboy boyfriend Casper Smart and cavorted on the dancefloor at the New York club in the fitted dress that appeared to show off more than it covered up. So, as she enters her late 40s, should J-Lo be thinking about opting for outfits with a little more material and a slightly more demure style? q
  • WATCH: Pirlo tells his ‘keeper exactly where Kaka will aim free-kick

    Former AC Milan team-mates Andrea Pirlo and Kaka were reunited in the MLS at the weekend, and at least one of them was willing to use his inside knowledge for his team’s advantage. Pirlo made his debut for New York City on Sunday against Orlando City, the team Kaka joined in 2014. The pair, who won the Champions League together in 2007, shared a friendly greeting when Pirlo came on as a second-half substitute. The Italian legend may have been pleased to see Kaka, but he was also happy to use his knowledge of the Brazilian to help his new side. q
  • Katie Hopkins: Use euthanasia vans on old people

    Katie Hopkins is “super-keen on euthanasia vans” and says there are “far too many old people”. The media personality – who launches her own panel show If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World next month – said it is “ridiculous” to live in a country “where we can put dogs to sleep but not people”. Her comments come shortly after she admitted regretting some of the extreme language she used against migrants in a column she wrote in The Sun entitled ”Rescue boats? q
  • Ireland's standard of living below EU average

    The standard of living experienced by Irish citizens is below the EU average, despite Ireland having the second highest GDP among the 28 member states. Using a new measure used to determine household wealth, Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, has found that the Irish standard of living per inhabitant in 2014 was 10% below the EU average, and on a par with per capita living standards in Spain and Cyprus, but below those of Italy. At the same time, price levels in Ireland were the fifth highest among the EU’s 28 member states. In GDP terms, Ireland comes second after Luxembourg, at 32% above the EU-28 average, followed by the Netherlands at 30%.

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  • Steps star Claire Richards: Yo-yo dieting may have made me infertile

    Claire Richards has revealed she is struggling to conceive after years of yo-yo dieting. The Steps star – who is already mum to son Charlie, eight, and six-year-old daughter Daisy – has lost and gained between four and six stone six times over the last 14 years and revealed to the Daily Mirror doctors have told her she may have to resort to IVF to have another child, as dieting has damaged her hormone levels. IVF just doesn’t feel like the right thing to do to my body. The singer married long-time partner Reece Hill in 2008 and they were booth keen to have more children. q
  • Ronnie Whelan reveals Liverpool fears

    Ronnie Whelan believes Liverpool must hit the ground running this season in their quest for silverware and a return to Champions League football. Whelan, along with Jason McAteer and Phil Babb, were among a Liverpool Legends side which played a friendly against Drinagh Rangers in West Cork on Saturday. Instrumental in bringing the famous Reds to Drinagh, Whelan fears his old club face a difficult challenge considering the number of players that have left Anfield in the last two years. “Liverpool certainly have a lot stronger squad than they did this time last year and that’s vital, heading into such a massive season,” said Whelan.

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  • Is Sky about to launch its Ultra-HD 'SkyQ' box?

    BT recently launched an Ultra-HD box and now Sky appear to be readying to launch their own. “SkyQ” could be just weeks away from your living room, according to The Telegraph, and will reportedly allow viewers to watch or record at least four programmes at once. Because of the viewing shift to smaller screens, Sky will also offer broadcasts on mobile and tablets, much like the EE TV box. Reports say Sky’s new Ultra-HD set-top box was initially scheduled for release next year, but with their rivals BT already making ground on Sky with football coverage, they appear to have made a decision to speed it up. q
  • Child's body found in search for missing seven-year-old

    UK detectives looking for a seven-year-old boy who vanished after playing with friends in a park have found the body of a child on a construction site. South Yorkshire Police believe the body to be that of Conley Thompson, from Barnsley in England, who was last seen on Sunday evening playing with friends a mile away from the construction site. Conley’s family have been informed. Detective Inspector Victoria Short leading the investigation said: “We deployed our full resources with officers searching throughout the night to find Conley and we are deeply saddened by this tragic development. q
  • U.S. Slams Russia's 'Unpredictable, Irresponsible' Actions In Ukraine

    The United States says Russia "continues to fuel the conflict" in Ukraine despite a cease-fire agreement signed in February in Minsk. The cardinal principle of respect for international borders and territorial integrity has been jeopardized. q
  • Stephen Hawking joins 1,000 researchers to co-sign open letter to ban killer robots

    Professor Stephen Hawking has backed a call to prevent artificial intelligence (AI) technology being used in a “global arms race”. The celebrated physicist, who has previously spoken out about the risks of AI, joined more than 1,000 other leading scientists and businessmen in signing an open letter from the Future of Life Institute. The letter, presented at a major conference in Argentina, suggests the ability to create autonomous weapons which think for themselves, unlike remote-controlled drones, is “feasible within years”. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk were also among the signatories who warned that developing autonomous weapons would be a “bad idea”.

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  • Navy ship LÉ William Butler Yeats to arrive in 2016

    THE latest addition to the Naval Service fleet, which is due to arrive this time next year, will be captained by an officer who lives in Glanmire, Co Cork. Lieutenant Commander Eric Timon, who is originally from Howth, Co Dublin will take command of the newly-built LÉ William Butler Yeats. Lt Comdr Timon, who is an avid hillwalker and marathon runner, joined the Naval Service in 1992. After being commissioned two years later, he completed the International Sub Lieutenants course with the Royal Navy in Britannia Royal Naval College and was awarded his Naval Watchkeeping Certificate.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22: the tragedy of a life lost too soon

    The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, she was overwhelmed by the achievements and demons of others before she could begin to figure out who she was. The 22-year-old – the sole heir of her mother’s estate – did have dreams. She identified herself on Twitter as “Daughter of Queen WH,” “Entertainer/Actress” with William Morris & Co, and “LAST of a dying breed”. q
  • Air price wars to boost winter flyers

    Customers are set to reap the benefits of an impending price war among major airlines this winter, with Ryanair the latest to make bullish statements of its intention to emerge on top. The airline yesterday threw down the gauntlet to rivals, including Aer Lingus, by insisting it was ready for the increased competition and would not be beaten on price. The lower fares bonanza could be sparked by “irrational pricing” by some airlines as they line up to pass on fuel savings to customers, according to Ryanair chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs. “We and other airlines will have a bigger benefit on fuel that can be passed on in the form of lower fares,” said Mr Jacobs.

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