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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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  • New 'Super Giant' Natural Gas Field Could Be Straw That Breaks OPEC's Back - Irish Sun

    A new super-giant natural gas field could prove to be the largest ever discovered on ...

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  • Why is Ireland now more expensive than Germany?

    Ireland is one of the most expensive countries in the EU, only exceeded by Denmark.

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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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  • X Factor 2015: One million viewers switch off after first show

    Simon Cowell’s hopes of pulling back viewers to The X Factor with a dramatic overhaul of the judging panel appears to have flopped as ratings reportedly slumped in the opening weekend. Only 5.9 million people tuned in to watch Sunday night’s audition show, meaning The X Factor lost 1.2 million viewers overnight. Simon had ditched old friend Louis Walsh from the panel after 11 years and replaced him with Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, and also poached Rita Ora from rival BBC show The Voice to join him and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the judging panel.

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  • Ireland may take more migrants, says Joan Burton

    Tánaiste Joan Burton has strongly suggested Ireland will take in more migrants than planned due to the escalating situation in the Mediterranean. The Labour leader confirmed the move is being considered as part of EU-wide measures to cope with up the surge of people fleeing atrocities in their countries as she urged “rich Arab nations” to do their part to house those involved. Speaking at the weekend, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and European Affairs Minister Dara Murphy — both Fine Gael TDs — played down the prospect of Ireland taking in more than the 600 people over two years which was agreed with the EU, saying this is “almost double” what was initially suggested.

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  • This is why a man was pictured with a Xbox controller at an Arsenal game - Irish Daily Star

    THE reason why a man was pictured holding a Xbox controller at the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Arsenal has been given. Confusion raged as to why the bespectacled Ed Syers was holding the gaming device at St James’ Park on social media. David Eccles – the head of player tracking for the firm – said: “We collect performance data on all the players and referees, data such as distance of every player, the speeds of all the players including when working at high-intensity and so forth. “We also collect possession, which is actually what the Xbox controller is for.

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  • 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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  • Charges dropped against Irish nanny as baby’s death ‘not a homicide’

    Charges have been dropped against Aisling Brady McCarthy, the Irish nanny accused of murdering an infant in her care in the US, after the medical examiner’s office reversed its position and concluded the death was not a homicide caused by shaken baby syndrome. The Boston Globe reported last night that the state had dropped charges against the 37-year-old from Lavan, Co Cavan. “Based on an assessment of the present state of the evidence, including the amended ruling from the medical examiner who performed the autopsy, the Commonwealth cannot meet its burden of proof,” said Middlesex district attorney Marian Ryan. Earlier, the medical examiner’s office said it had changed its conclusion in the death on January 18, 2013, of one-year-old Rehma Sabir of Cambridge, saying it was not a homicide caused by blunt force trauma to the head.

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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.

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  • Fifa looking into details of collapse in David de Gea transfer to Real Madrid

    David de Gea’s proposed transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid collapsed late last night with Fifa now understood to be looking into the details surrounding it. The only grounds for a successful appeal would be if the club could prove there was a failure in the administration involving the Spanish authorities.

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  • What it would be like if your flight was as fast as New Horizons

    When NASA’s New Horizons space probe took off, it took the record for the highest speed for a spacecraft launch at almost 58,000 kilometres per hour, which prompted a Googler to wonder what that would be like on a standard passenger aircraft. The first view is an ambling 747 speed of 885kph.

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  • New Irish naval vessel to be commissioned today

    The new Irish naval vessel, LE James Joyce will be brought into commission today. The Minister for Defence Simon Coveney will host the naming and commissioning ceremonies for the ship, which will be attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. This ship is the second of three being built by Babcock Marine in Devon for the Irish Naval Service. The LE Samuel Beckett was commissioned in May of last year.

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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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  • Bad news for Dublin-Mayo fans heading to Electric Picnic, good news for Kilkenny-Galway fans

    DUBLIN AND MAYO fans in possession of Electric Picnic tickets are left in a bit of a dilemma in the wake of last Sunday’s draw in Croke Park. Next Saturday’s replay creates an unplanned clash with the festival at Stradbally Hall. To go for Blur, Florence & The Machine and Sam Smith or Aidan O’Shea, Bernard Brogan and Cillian O’Connor?

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  • David Cameron agrees to change wording in EU referendum

    British prime minister David Cameron has agreed to change the question for a referendum on EU membership after the UK’s election watchdog said the wording could be seen as biased. Mr Cameron has promised that by the end of 2017 the public will have their first vote for 40 years on whether the UK should stay in the bloc.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Sinn Féin calls for resignation of Taoiseach and Attorney General

    Sinn Féin says both Enda Kenny and Attorney General Máire Whelan (pictured below) should resign - and that there should be an early recall of the Dáil next week to discuss the Fennelly Commission report. The Fianna Fáil leader says the manner in which the Taoiseach presented and attempted to spin the Fennelly report was neither credible nor tenable.

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  • 5 players it looks like we'll have to wait to see in the Premier League

    The summer transfer window was full of shocks and surprises as World Cup and Champions League winners rolled into the Barclays Premier League. But while the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Pedro did enter the mix, there were other major stars of world football that were linked with moves to England who subsequently either stayed with their clubs or moved elsewhere across Europe. Here are five signings we hoped would have joined the Premier League and the chances of us seeing them in the future. The Paris St Germain striker has been a big hit in Ligue 1 and, after speculation concerning Karim Benzema died down, Arsenal were linked with a move for the Uruguayan striker.

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