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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
  • 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
  • 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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  • Vicar refuses to sell English country pub to George Clooney

    If you found George Clooney pulling pints at your local pub, you’d probably do a double take. But it seems the 54-year-old has ambitions to own the “greatest pub in the world” – if it wasn’t for divine intervention. The Tomorrowland actor and his wife Amal Alamuddin have become regulars at the Bull Inn in Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire, after buying a £10 million manor house in the village. But the country pub is owned by nearby St Andrew’s Church, and the vicar has vowed never to let it change hands, explaining: “It’s been in the church for 600 years. q
  • Nicolas Roche revels in Chris Froome win

    Nicolas Roche became just the third Irishman in history to be part of a win at the Tour de France when he helped ensure teammate Chris Froome’s overall victory on yesterday’s final stage of the race into Paris. Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) won from Bryan Coquard (Team Europcar) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) on a miserable night in the French capital, but crossing the line in the same time as the winner with Roche for company was the yellow jersey-clad figure of Froome.

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  • Gardaí uncover animal cruelty at Carlow farm

    Gardaí uncover animal cruelty at Carlow farm

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  • Jose Mourinho delighted with impact of Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao - Irish Daily Star

    The on-loan Blues hitman came on the for the final 20 minutes here to help Mourinho’s men to recover from a goal down to see off the French champions on penalties. Falcao looked sharp after replacing his former Atletico Madrid strike partner Diego Costa, who was involved in a running battle with PSG full-back Serge Aurier at the Bank of America Stadium. Zlatan Ibrahimovich had fired PSG into a first half lead before Victor Moses levelled after the break, the former Crystal Palace winger slotting home from Cesc Fabregas’ cracking center.

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  • Lesser Spotted Ireland: ‘Everyone who comes to Donegal falls in love with it’

    Instead I drive on to Killybegs, another 30 minutes up the road. This southwest region of Donegal is my favourite refuge, to rest, or be alone, or fall in love. I park on the street outside the Bay View Hotel in Killybegs and ask Holly at reception if she has a room.

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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
  • 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
  • Hulk Hogan retweets fake messages of support from Rio Ferdinand, Kolo Toure and Danny Welbeck

    Or at least that’s what the former WWE wrestler, currently embroiled in a race row, seems to think. Hogan had his contract terminated by WWE – and had nearly all references to him removed from the organisation’s website – after a video emerged of him using racist language. @HulkHogan this is me and my mate, we know you're not racist! @HulkHogan i am Ivorian and i love you brother, you're not a racist, u are the best, don't let the media get to you!

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  • Three arrested by gardaí investigating 'squalid' Carlow puppy farm

    Gardaí investigating alleged animal cruelty at a farm in Co Carlow have arrested a man and two women during an operation this morning. All three, who are aged in their 40s, are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Carlow Garda Station. The investigation commenced in April of this year when 351 dogs and 11 horses were removed from a farm in Co Carlow. The 11-day joint operation involving An Garda Síochána, Carlow County Council and the ISPCA was described as "unprecedented" by the animal charity. q
  • Paper Review: Man Utd eye Galactico, £26m Chelsea bid, Wenger unsure on Arsenal star - Irish Daily Star

    STARSPORT take a look at this morning’s papers. THE SUN: Louis van Gaal still has his eyes on a Galactico signing for Manchester United despite splashing the cash this summer.DAILY STAR: Roy Hodgson is said to be fuming after the Football Association delayed contract talks with his current deal set to expire in 2016. DAILY ...

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  • Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa: 'He was called O'Dynamite Rossa'

    Williams Rossa Cole is a great grandson of O’Donovan Rossa. Williams, 45, lives in Brooklyn but last week he landed in Shannon and, without catching up on his sleep, headed straight down to West Cork, the land of his forebears, as part of his continuing documentary project on his famous ancestor. Williams’s father, William Rossa Cole, was ODR’s grandson and something of a legend in his own right. According to Williams, the demob-happy GI met Éamon de Valera.

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  • Man dies in tractor incident in Co Kerry

    A man in his 50s has died after falling from a tractor in County Kerry. It happened in Gortatlea, Mastergeehy, Killarney, at around 7pm yesterday evening. The 57-year-old man was a passenger on the agricultural tractor and was fatally injured when he fell from the vehicle.

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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
  • Women's sport in spotlight for wrong reasons

    The Camogie Association and Ladies Gaelic Football Association had only just dusted themselves off after the shambles that saw Briege Corkery, Rena Buckley and Méabh Cahalane play two games in one day a few weeks ago when it appeared that another potential clash was looming on the horizon next month. The embarrassing efforts to explain away the disparity, that the Ulster Council had nothing to do with the prizes, that it was all down to Croke Park, etc, were bad enough, but it was also illuminating to read what Ciarán Kearney, who used to work for Ulster Camogie, had to say about the BBC’s reporting of the matter.

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  • Dublin In The Feature Match At Croke Park

    The GAA have decided the All-Ireland quarter-final meeting between champions Kerry and Kildare will act as a curtain raiser at Croke Park this Sunday. The main event, a surprise to some on Twitter, between Dublin and Fermanagh will throw-in at 4pm with the other last-eight clash getting underway at 2pm. The other two provincial winners, Mayo and Monaghan, will know after the 4B qualifiers this Saturday evening who they will face in their quarter-final games. The first qualifier sees losing Connacht finalists Sligo clash with Tyrone at GAA HQ at 4pm and will be followed by the math-up between Galway and losing Ulster finalists Donegal at 6pm.

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  • Rihanna 'secretly dating' F1 star Lewis Hamilton

    Rihanna and Lewis Hamilton have been secretly dating. The 'Diamonds' hitmaker and Formula One racing driver were spotted together on Saturday at New York restaurant Da Silvano before heading to a nightclub and have reportedly been dating for months. q
  • Kerry leads tourism awards

    More communities in Kerry have been shortlisted for this year’s tourism awards than in any other county. Five Kerry towns have been placed by Fáilte Ireland on its shortlist of 15 towns and villages across the country being considered for the 2015 Tourism Towns Awards. The competition, in its fourth year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the community has worked hard to enhance their appeal to tourists.

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