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  • Adorable Irish ‘karate kid’ stuns Britain’s Got Talent judges

    Tiny Armagh nine-year-old Jesse McParland shocked Britain’s Got Talent judges and wowed the crowd with her performance on the show last night. The judges - Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams - are immediately taken by little Jesse, but had no idea what she is about to pull out of the hat. Jesse, from Keady in Co Armagh, just happens to be a double world kickboxing world champion and her intense performance has to be seen to be believed.

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  • One of last residents on Moyross estate wants ‘fair price’ for house

    AFTER 30 years in Craeval Park, Moyross, one of its few remaining residents says he would be willing to move to accommodate regeneration plans – but only if he gets a fair price for the house he worked years to buy. According to the €300 million Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan (2013), the plan is for “the complete demolition of Pineview Gardens and Craeval Park to make way for a linear neighbourhood park”. Limerick City and County Council said this week it could not discuss negotiations with individual homeowners but Christy Hehir asserts that three options have been laid before him. From his discussions with council officials, Mr Hehir understands he would own the property under the third option - but with considerable strings attached.

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  • 7-year-old girl fought off man who tried to grab her on her way home from school - Irish Sun

    Image: Shangan Road, Ballymun via Google Maps A 7-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl was approached by a ...

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  • Gardaí search for missing teenager

    Gardaí are tonight searching for missing 14-year-old Richard 'Ricky' Wall.

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  • Beckham family eye up Madonna

    David and Victoria Beckham have fallen "in love" with Madonna's £18m mansion. "David kept winking at Victoria and the way they kept smiling was like they were already picturing their future there. If they choose to purchase the magnificent property, their family home will contain no less than 15 bathrooms, two guesthouses and two living rooms.

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  • Trinity Ball turns city centre into parade of tuxedos and gowns

    It’s been called the “‘biggest private party in Europe” and this year’s staging of the Trinity Ball again turned Dublin’s south city centre into a parade of tuxedos and finery. Basement Jaxx, Le Galaxie and HamSandwicH were among the acts playing for the 7,000-strong crowd spread across the college campus.

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  • Patrick Smyth: Ireland’s immigrants sent home €1.8 billion last year

    Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, is worried about Ayan Hasan and her family. In Dublin, Cork and around Ireland there are countless Ayans: Maciejs from Poland, Marias from the Philippines, Esthers from Nigeria . Collectively they sent home last year some €1.8 billion in remittances – 1 per cent of Ireland’s GDP – money that often makes the difference for families between survival and the breadline.

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  • No one can believe what Katie Hopkins has said about migrants now

    Unsurprisingly it’s made a lot of people angry, including Piers Morgan, Russell Brand and Matt Lucas who all stepped in to say so on Twitter. Adding: “Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches.

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  • Before he was hanged, Harry Gleeson spoke: ‘I can meet God, for I am innocent’

    One of the most traumatic criminal cases I was ever involved in was the defence of a man from Co Tipperary, Harry Gleeson. Gleeson was accused of having murdered Mary McCarthy. Mary McCarthy was distinguished in the district by reason of the fact that she had six children by different fathers. The suggestion was that she was about to have another child and that Harry Gleeson was the father, or alleged father, of the expected child.

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  • Our wedding story: ‘It was all about us and the children’

    You might recognise Fiona Hickey. That morning, the bride had her hair done in Cowboys and Angels and Zoe Clarke did her make-up at the Merrion Hotel before the groom, in a suit from Louis Copeland, arrived with the children.

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  • Will from Princess Diana that explained how she wanted her £21.4m estate distributed now available online with 41million others - Big News Network

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  • Villa pile misery on Liverpool with FA Cup semi-final win

    There will be no fairytale end to Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool career after Aston Villa came from behind to deservedly book their place in the FA Cup final with a 2-1 win over the Reds. Wembley was supposed to be the scene for Gerrard’s grand send-off, with the final falling on his 35th birthday and supposedly destined to be the last game of his long Anfield career before embarking on a new challenge with Los Angeles Galaxy. Instead the national stadium proved to be another venue where Liverpool came up short, just like last season at Anfield against Chelsea and Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace when their title challenge faltered. It was a familiar foe who set the wheels of defeat in motion as rejuvenated Belgium striker Christian Benteke, who memorably terrorised Liverpool’s defence with a two-goal show at Anfield in December 2012, cancelled out Philippe Coutinho’s opener with his ninth goal in his last seven games.

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  • Can of COKE 'caused' the City computer blackout that brought financial markets to standstill - Big News Network

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  • Donald Clarke: Game of Thrones star Kit Harington’s Belfast apology

    There’s a great deal to ponder in Game of Thrones. It is not surprising that commentators rarely get around to discussing the comical geography of Westeros. George RR Martin, author of the source novels, has spread a kaleidoscope of communities across his imagined kingdom, but he has made sure the northerners are as grim and austere as possible.

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  • Violence in South Africa threatens to spill over borders

    The wave of xenophobic violence that has blighted South Africa this week threatened to take hold in neighbouring countries yesterday, where locals were urged to retaliate against South African-owned businesses. The spread of antiforeigner sentiment came as South Africa’s international relations minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane met senior diplomats from other African countries to outline how the government intended bringing the violence under control. Ms Nkoana-Mashabane said South African president Jacob Zuma had announced a series of measures aimed at bringing the violence, looting and displacement of individuals and families to an end.

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  • VIDEO: David Beckham utterly shames son Brooklyn

    Even David Beckham can be an embarrassing dad!

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  • Anti-water charge protesters to demonstrate in Dublin

    Anti-water charge protestors have said Irish Water will fund the bank bailout and not repair of the water system. Protestors are meeting in Dublin this afternoon to bin their bills in opposition to the water charges. The campaigners meet at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin city centre at 2pm, before marching to Leinster House.

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  • Oyster fisherman missing in County Clare

    Oyster fisherman missing in County Clare

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  • Pfizer wins first U.S. trial over Zoloft birth-defect risk - Big News Network

    Plaintiff Kristyn Pesante claimed that Pfizer failed to warn that using Zoloft during pregnancy could cause birth defects and sought damages after her son was born with a rare, serious congenital heart problem. Following a week-long trial in St. Louis, Missouri, jurors deliberated briefly before clearing Pfizer of liability, according to a Pfizer spokeswoman Neha Wadhwa.

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  • Cork stage stunning fightback to deny Dublin at Nowlan Park

    Cork completed a remarkable turnaround after a listless first half had left them nine points adrift to defeat Dublin in Nowlan Park in the first of Allianz Hurling semi-finals. For most of the match Dublin had maintained a comfortable lead but as it began to evaporate panic set in and they were pipped at the very end by a Séamus Harnedy point in the dying seconds.

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