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    WATCH: Irish jockey elbowed off horse in full flight as hefty ban is dished out

    Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon has apologised following his ban for 60 days by France Galop after an apparent elbow that saw fellow jockey Rossa Ryan unseated in the seven-furlong opener at Saint-Cloud. Riding Syros in the Group 3 Thomas Byron Stakes, Soumillon's elbow can be seen making contact with Ryan - from Tuam in Galway - as they jostle for position towards the back of a six-runner field. Ryan is sent off balance and falls off his mount, the Ralph Beckett-trained Captain Wierzba.

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    Graham Norton said he felt 'like an outsider' as Britain mourned Queen Elizabeth

    TV presenter Graham Norton said he felt like an outsider on the day of the Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Despite living in England for over 40 years, the Cork native said he didn’t have the same connection with her as those who grew up there, and seeing how deeply the country mourned her was “humbling”. I have lived in Britain for nearly 40 years and I was fond of the queen and respected her but they have been born to know her,” he told Ryan Tubridy on tonight’s The Late Late Show on RTÉ One.

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    Wexford TD Verona Murphy branded 'disrespectful' and 'unprofessional' by outgoing HSE Chief Paul Reid

    WEXFORD TD Verona Murphy was accused of being “disrespectful" and "unprofessional" by outgoing HSE Chief Paul Reid following terse exchanges at an Oireachtas Committee meeting. In turn, the Independent TD accused Mr Reid of “insincerity” as the pair clashed in what was Mr Reid’s final appearance before the Public Accounts Committee, stating that she “doesn't put up with too much BS”.

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    Tense standoff in Kerry after male threatened to kill a mother and her daughter

    A woman and her young daughter were evacuated by gardaí from a Castleisland apartment complex along with all other residents after a man who tried kicking the door of their flat in while threatening to kill the pair later barricaded himself in his own residence. The fraught standoff unfolded at an apartment complex on Church Street in Castleisland from 11pm on Thursday night after gardaí received a report that a male had tried violently gaining access to a flat inhabited by a mother and her youn

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    Donald Trump Jr shares meme claiming climate change activist Greta Thunberg is behind Nord Stream pipeline blast

    Donald Trump Jr shared a meme accusing Greta Thunberg of being behind the Nord Stream pipeline explosions, echoing a conspiracy theory that has been picked up in conservative circles since the natural gas lines erupted. The meme, which shows the climate activist photoshopped in front of Nord Stream with explosives strapped around one of the pipelines, was shared by the ex-president’s son on Truth Social.

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    SSE Airtricity website crashes as customers rush to submit meter readings before higher electricity and gas rates kick in

    SSE Airtricity’s website crashed as thousands of customers rushed to submit their gas and electricity meter readings online before new higher prices kick in. Price increases are kicking in for customers of several Irish energy providers from the start of the month. SSE Airtricity said it would still honour any meter readings at the old rate submitted by midday on October 2.