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  • The day Ronaldo taught Brady lesson by skipping canteen queue

    When Gary Neville expressed admiration for Robbie Brady a few days ago it was in the context of him recalling that the Dubliner had not always seemed the most professional when he arrived at Old Trafford as a teenager. Brady remembers it slightly differently, with his younger self, he suggests, mainly guilty of being a star-struck when he found himself mixing with players he had watched on television in Ireland. There is, for instance, the story of Ronaldo cutting in ahead of the teenager in the queue for food one day in the club canteen.

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  • 'Thank goodness I didn’t tear up that ticket!' - Wicklow man wins half a million with Dublin ticket - Irish Sun

    An Irish teenager who went missing from the Dublin South City Centre on Thursday has been located safe and well. Keeley Ashbourne, 17, was last seen in Dublin South City Centre shortly after 9pm on Thursday evening 27th August 2015. When last seen Keeley was believed to be wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, Black jacket and white runners.

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  • Eddie Redmayne stuns in first trailer for transgender biopic The Danish Girl

    It’s already generating masses of award season buzz, so it’s no surprise that the first glimpse of Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl is nothing short of stunning. Based on David Ebershoff’s book, the film was inspired by transgender artist Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, and also stars Alicia Vikander. The Danish Girl, which will premiere at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, reunites the Oscar-winning actor with Les Miserables director Tom Hooper, who also directed The King’s Speech.

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  • Dunnes, Lidl up ante in grocery wars

    Competition in the retail grocery market intensified in the last quarter, with Tesco continuing to narrow its sales declines, Dunnes closing the gap on its rivals, and the German discounters maintaining their combined record high share of the market. New data covering the 12 weeks to August 16 was published yesterday by leading consumer insights agency Kantar Worldpanel. It showed that Tesco Ireland’s till sales fell 1%, on a year-on-year basis; the lowest quarterly decline for some time, while those of SuperValu dipped 0.8%. Dunnes saw an 8.2% annualised over-the-counter sales jump.

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  • She hates them, so why is Katie Hopkins getting a tattoo live on her TV show?

    Controversial star Katie Hopkins will get a tattoo live on her TV show, If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World – despite having previously slated people with tattoos. But there’s a twist – and it comes with her choice of wording for the tattoo. Just one of the discussions on her TLC panel show, the subject is fiercely debated by celebrity guests Kerry Katona and Calum Best. Atomic Kitten singer Kerry insists the public should “think before you judge the ink”, which inspires Katie to get a tattoo and explore both sides of the argument. q
  • Martin Callinan had up to 10 black bags of his personal papers shredded

    FORMER GARDA COMMISSIONER Martin Callinan had 8 to 10 bags of his personal papers shredded after announcing his retirement, according to the Fennelly report. The report of the commission chaired by retired Supreme Court justice Niall Fennelly details the circumstances surrounding Callinan’s departure on 25 March last year. The commission says it was also unable to locate all of the data from the official garda mobile phone used by Callinan. Callinan told the commission of investigation that he had cleared out all his personal papers after he announced his retirement and that he did not have any written notes to support his evidence to the commission. q
  • Eircom is down and nobody can contact Joe

    What? We can ring Joe either?! q
  • How Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are helping keep cigarette butts off the streets of London

    That’s exactly what they’re doing now – albeit inadvertently – thanks to a new cigarette bin that’s appeared near Embankment station. Smokers in Embankment think Ronaldo is a better player than Messi. And on this evidence, the nicotine addicts of the capital are coming out in favour of Ronaldo. Here are some more questions that have been answered by London’s smokers over the past few weeks. q
  • Aisling Brady McCarthy returns to Ireland

    Nanny, cleared of killing baby in US, arrives at Shannon airport with her sister

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  • Bake Off's Sue Perkins reveals she has lived with a brain tumour for eight years

    Great British Bake Off co-host Sue Perkins has thanked fans for their support after revealing she has a brain tumour that means she cannot have children. The presenter was diagnosed with prolactinoma, a non-cancerous tumour, eight years ago during a check-up while filming television show The Supersizers about diets throughout history. The 45-year-old, who hosts the hit baking show alongside long-time friend Mel Giedroyc, said living with the condition can be a challenge. She said being told she would not be able to have children was difficult. q
  • In its destruction, Palmyra reaps what Saudi Arabia sowed

    Satellite images have revealed the destruction by Islamic State of the iconic 2,000-year-old Bel temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra just five days before US president Barack Obama is due to receive King Salman of Saudi Arabia, the progenitor of Islamic State and similar movements destabilising countries across the globe. Saudi Arabia’s puritan Wahhabi doctrine is the font of IS beliefs.

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  • Brangelina are at the top of Glamour's Best Dressed Couples list

    A year after finally tying the knot, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have topped Glamour’s list of Best Dressed Couples. And although the Beckhams have been relegated to fourth position, they have now been recognised as the longest-serving members of the list, featuring in the top five for 10 of the past 11 years – and earning themselves a Lifetime Achievement Award from the magazine. Glamour’s 13th Annual 50 Best Dressed Women List appears in the October issue of Glamour magazine, on sale from Monday September 7. q
  • JK Rowling made HP fans melt yesterday

    It was time for Harry's son to go to Hogwarts. q
  • RWC #17: Argentina tear up the script in 2007 opener

    More often than not the first game of the Rugby World Cup is a ceremonial affair, giving the host nation the chance to get an early win under their belt and signalling the start of the tournament. The Argentinian pack, marshalled by the brilliant Juan Martin Fernandez-Lobbe, bossed France, while behind Felipe Contemponi marshalled his back line with aplomb and was dead-eyed off the kicking tee.

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  • James Joyce Drones

    Scenes from the Naming and Commissioning Ceremonies of the Naval Service Vessel LE James Joyce at the Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin yesterday. Includes robots. Via Popular Science: L.E James... q
  • The curse of Strictly strikes again? Call The Midwife star Helen George splits from husband

    Call The Midwife star Helen George has split from her husband of three years, her publicist confirmed. Helen, who is also set to appear on Strictly Come Dancing, parted ways with Oliver Boot “some time ago”. The pair met on set while filming Hotel Babylon and she married Boot in December 2012. The new series of Strictly Come Dancing starts this Saturday. q
  • Guess Kylie Jenner's latest hair colour (and it's not green this time)

    The reality star has spent months wearing wigs in preparation for dyeing her hair blonde. q
  • Kathy Sheridan: We should stop cribbing about the ‘small stuff’ – and think big

    Many who have experienced serious illness must have read Una Mullally’s column on Monday with a great spark of recognition. Your small stuff – the company pension provision, say – could be my exceedingly big stuff, depending on our respective ages. Comment threads are rarely funny, but I laughed out loud at a maddened poster who wondered if one flight under discussion had been operated by Médecins Sans Frontières , such were the terrible maladies of almost everyone on board what was, in fact, a holiday flight. Ireland’s crash into fiscal hell has taught us to be pessimistic, distrustful, deeply cynical.

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  • Twilight star Kristen Stewart tops Glamour's 50 Best-Dressed Women list

    Twilight star Stewart is back in the top spot after being in third place last year. q
  • How did the Premier League's big six do in the transfer window?

    And what do Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and the Manchester clubs’ best line-ups look like now? q