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  • Hayley McQueen Talks Sexism In Sport And Why Joe Brolly Left Her Furious

    On Tuesday Hillary Clinton became the first woman to head a major party ticket as she was declared nominee for the Democratic Party for the upcoming US Presidential election. "I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet" said Clinton after she was officially confirmed as the Democratic runner. On Thursday, Sky Sports did their part to chip away at the glass ceiling when they chose a woman to front part of their Premier League coverage next season. Hayley McQueen is an award winning producer; she holds a BA Hons degree in PR Marketing and Journalism.

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  • 'There was peer-pressure involved': Father of drowned son speaks out on his loss

    ON 11 JUNE last year Caolán Seoige Webster drowned in the River Shannon. “We got a call then that he had drowned,” says his father Seán. “My first thing was ‘I’ll kill him when he gets home.’ We couldn’t understand because we’d always look at something like this happening to someone else. Stuff like this doesn’t happen to us.  His 15-year-old son was one of the 137 people that drown each year in Ireland. Irish Water Safety is using Seán’s video to remind people of the dangers associated with water. “Many people who drown can actually swim,” said Roger Sweeney, Deputy CEO of Irish Water Safety. So being aware of factors such as cold water shock and dangers that can lurk beneath the water are just q
  • This messer was caught horsing around behind an RTÉ report from the Galway Races

    THE GALWAY RACES are in full swing and it seems not only the humans are having the craic. Brian Gleeson was reporting live on RTÉ yesterday when he was videobombed by a wild horse! Look at the chancer! Madness. Hope everyone is OK. Especially the lad with the paper on his head. DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add!

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  • Klopp reveals 'disrespectful' Sakho was sent home from Liverpool's pre-season tour

    JURGEN KLOPP HAS revealed his fury with Mamadou Sakho after he sent the French defender home early from Liverpool’s tour of the United States. The German revealed that Sakho, who has only recently been cleared of a doping violation which he served a provisional suspension for, had broken team rules three times and now faces crunch talks to save his career at Anfield. “He nearly missed the departure of Liverpool [on the plane from Liverpool to San Francisco], he missed a training session and was late for a team meal,” said Klopp. “I have to build a group here and we’ve got to start new here. I thought it maybe made sense for him to fly home to Liverpool. “We have some rules and we have to respect

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  • Limerick priest leads probe into $9m convent stash - A'Feale

    THE Templeglantine priest, Fr Tom O’Donnell, who is set to play a crucial role in a corruption scandal that is rocking the political system in Argentina, is better known in his home area as Fr Chris. Fr O’Donnell, who is a regular visitor home to Meenoline North, Templeglantine where his mother Josephine still lives, hit the national headlines earlier this week when it emerged he is to lead the Catholic Church’s own investigation into the affair. The case involves a former government minister, José López, who was caught attempting to stash $9m, mostly in cash, at  a convent near Buenos Aires. Fr O’Donnell’s job will be to look at how  the convent and its elderly nuns came to be at the centre

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  • RTÉ filming adds fuel to speculation of Enda Kenny stepping down

    RTÉ is currently filming an autumn series on the legacy of Enda Kenny — and it’s being viewed as a clear signal as to the timing of his stepping down. The national broadcaster has already interviewed a number of politicians as part of what is expected to be a two-part series. It is understood that the documentary, which will look back on Mr Kenny’s 41-year career, will be aired in October or November. Numerous TDs, including Mr Kenny’s constituency colleague Michael Ring as well as former tánaiste Joan Burton, have already sat down with the production company. Labour leader Brendan Howlin has also been interviewed. The programme will add to already growing speculation around Mr Kenny’s future

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  • Bastian Schweinsteiger among nine players reportedly set to leave Man Utd

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be set for a clear-out, with up to nine players reportedly on their way out of Old Trafford. Several national newspapers have suggested Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be the highest profile victim, a little more than a year after he joined the Premier League club from Bayern Munich. Defenders Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair are also believed to have no future at Old Trafford. Midfielders Adnan Januzaj and Andreas Pereira and forwards James Wilson and Will Keane make up the reported nine. Since his arrival, Mourinho has brought in defender Eric Bailly, midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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  • Nigel Farage addresses I'm A Celebrity rumours after CBB bosses reportedly turned down £750,000 appearance fee

    A host of familiar faces will move into the Celebrity Big Brother house on Thursday night, with a mix of British and American personalities expected. But one star who will not be appearing is former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who was allegedly turned down by the Channel 5 show’s bosses after he reportedly asked for £750,000. A report in The Sun suggested that he is now holding out to appear on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! later this year after his big money demand was said to be refused. Nigel would not confirm or deny, telling the Press Association: ”I never discuss private negotiations and as you know, over the last two or three days – or even weeks – there’s been endless speculation

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  • Limerick city Muslim community centre set for major expansion - Home

    A CITY centre mosque and Muslim community centre is set to see a significant expansion over the coming months, after the green light was given to extend its worship facilities. The Al-Furqan Muslim Community Association received planning permission from Limerick City and County Council to transform its workshop, on Windmill Street, into a larger place of worship. The expanded hall will provide for hundreds of daily worshippers from the estimated 2,000 members of the Muslim community in the city and county. According to records submitted to the planning office, up to 400 people attend the centre on a daily basis for prayer services. On one day, 343 visited the centre. Most worshippers are within

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  • Caulfield's City aim to increase financial windfall with another priceless Europa League win

    CORK CITY CAN further enhance their financial rewards from this season’s Europa League with a third-round qualifier that kicks off tonight, but you can’t put a price on the memorable moments they have created so far in the campaign. That’s according to manager John Caulfield, who has taken his side to Belgium this evening for a first leg against KRC Genk, a team which is packed with internationals and captained by former Feyenoord and Rangers midfielder Thomas Buffel. Thanks to victories over Linfield and BK Hacken in the previous two rounds, City have already earned €675,000 in prize money — over 12 times as much as they brought in for finishing second in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

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  • Two thirds of people in Republic 'would vote for United Ireland'

    TWO out of three people in the Republic would vote for a united Ireland, a major opinion poll has found. Pollster Red C said its latest national survey - weeks after the Brexit result - shows a sharp rise in support for reunification since a similar opinion poll six years ago. Asked how they would vote if a referendum was held tomorrow, 65 per cent of the sample electorate said they would vote in favour of a united Ireland. Some 30 per cent said they would vote against it, while 5 per cent said they were undecided. The findings show an 8 per cent jump in support for a united Ireland since Red C posed the same question in a poll carried out for the Sunday Times in 2010. The shock Brexit result q
  • Carew calls on GAA to address "epidemic" of players going to US

    Carew calls on GAA to address "epidemic" of players going to US28 July 2016 Sligo manager Niall Carew. by Daragh Ó Conchúir The GAA has been urged to stop hiding from the “epidemic” of players travelling to America during the summer and address it as a matter of urgency. Sligo manager Niall Carew has offered his own solution but is concerned that younger players are being approached while still involved in the All-Ireland championship. This, he argues, is not right but while affecting the counties, it is the clubs that are the most severely affected he warns. Carew believes that if a rule were introduced making any member of an inter-county panel named at the start of the year ineligible for

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  • Developer illegally claimed €28k in late dad's name - Crime and Courts

    A FORMER property developer is due to pay back nearly €28,000 to the Department of Social Welfare after he unlawfully claimed that sum in entitlements following his father’s death. Limerick Circuit Court heard that Peter Stritch, 50, with an address at Bellisle, Clonlara, has pleaded guilty to six sample charges under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice (theft and fraud offences) Act. Judge Tom O’Donnell heard that Stritch began receiving payments made out to his late father Michael, following his death on July 18, 2012. However, in mid-2013, personnel with the Department of Social Welfare made a complaint to gardai that he claimed and received benefits that his father was in receipt of at the

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  • Guns N' Roses star Slash surprises School Of Rock cast

    The child band in the Broadway musical School Of Rock enjoyed a visit from a surprise guest during rehearsals – Guns N’ Roses star Slash. The guitarist made a surprise appearance while the pre-teen band was practising the Guns N’ Roses song Sweet Child O’ Mine. He then joined in with young guitarist Brandon Niederauer, who seemed delighted. Singer Bobbi MacKenzie did not notice the musician until after the song, covering her mouth in surprise. After shaking hands with the youngsters, Slash joined them on Paradise City. The musical stays close to the plot of the Jack Black-led 2003 film, in which a wannabe rocker enlists his pupils to form a rock group to conquer the Battle of the Bands. Slash

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  • Dublin: Here's how to use the new Route 161-Riverside Drive roundabout

    Business Journal Thursday 28th July, 2016 If you can read, you can drive through a roundabout. That's what the city of Dublin is telling worriers about its (intimidating') three-lane traffic circle at State Route 161 and Riverside Drive that will be instrumental in moving people through the walkable Bridge Street District forming along the Scioto River. Dublin has some online assistance to guide apprehensive drivers through the roundabout ahead of an expected opening in mid- to late-August, with timing dependent on weather and other... q
  • 'Write Donegal off at your peril' - Dunnion - Sport

    Barry Dunnion believes it would be foolish to write off Donegal following their disappointing Ulster final defeat to Tyrone last Sunday week. The former county star admits Donegal’s chances of All Ireland success would have been so much better had they clinched an Ulster title. However, he feels the team can get back on track with a win against Cork on Saturday. “You just never know after that,” he said. “If they can beat Cork, that will give them a confidence boost. The word is that big Neil (Gallagher) is close to a return and if that happens, it might allow them to push Michael Murphy inside. “There’s no doubt about it, it would have been fantastic to beat Tyrone and go to Croke Park as Ulster q
  • Shay Given Bids Adieu To The Boys In Green For The Last Time

    The most capped Irish goalkeeper, Shay Given, has taken to Twitter this evening to confirm his retirement from international football. The 40-year-old hung up his international gloves for the first time after the Republic of Ireland's disastrous Euro 2012 campaign but he made a sensational return last year during the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Given ousted David Forde, who had manned the nets for the opening four matches in the qualifying group, for the Poland game in March 2015 after friendly appearances against Oman and the USA. Up stepped Darren Randolph who held onto his starting place right through to the Euro 2016 finals, except for the pre-tournament friendly against Belarus at Turners Cross.

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  • Donaldson murder - man to appear at special criminal court - Home

    A man in his 70’s is due to appear before the Special Criminal Court, Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this afternoon in connection with the murder of Denis Donaldson. In April 2006, Sinn Féin's Denis Donaldson was found shot dead at a cottage in Cloghercor, Doochar, where he'd been living for some months. In December 2005, it was revealed that he had been an informer for MI5 and the PSNI's Special Branch. In 2008, the Real IRA said its members had carried out the murder. The man who is due before the Special Criminal Court this afternoon has not been named. A second man in his 40’s has been released without charge, a garda spokesperson confirmed. A file will now be prepared for the information q
  • Zayn Malik talks girlfriend Gigi Hadid, acting ambitions and his insecurities about life after One Direction

    Zayn Malik has told of his constant struggle with self-doubt as he spoke about leaving One Direction and his relationship with model Gigi Hadid. The Pillowtalk singer admitted he is “still taking it all in” as his life has changed so much in the past year, and revealed insecurities about leaving the band that made him famous. Speaking of his decision to quit 1D, he told Elle UK: “At that time in my life I felt I had done everything I could do there and I just needed to change it up. “It didn’t feel brave. I just don’t have it in me to feel fully secure in anything I do. “I always strive towards something better. It’s why I think sometimes I come across the wrong way, a bit distant. “I’m just

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  • Jumpsuits and flat caps for Limerick fashionistas at Galway Races - What's on

    WHILE the horses may be restricted to the simple ponytail or plait, it’s all about cascading curls and bouncy blow-drys for the fillies off the course at this week’s Galway Races. The seven-day racing festival has triggered a style stampede for fancy hairdos, bespoke headpieces, brightly coloured dresses and comfy jumpsuits. And it wasn’t today or yesterday that the ladies started prepping. According to Kay Mulcaire, owner of Isobel boutique and The K Boutique in Adare, ladies turned their attention to the festival as early as last March. “There has been a lot of colour bought for the races - bright yellows, and pink and yellow mixed - it’s a very vibrant palette. The Limerick ladies are going

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