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  • Coach warned Danny Cipriani: ‘I will end your England career’ in pre-RWC training ground row

    THE ADMISSION THAT Danny Cipriani and coach Mike Catt had a blazing row is mere fuel to the fire that is England’s immobilised Rugby World Cup chariot. Divisions in the camp were firmly denied by the RFU, but they accept that the Sale Sharks number 10 and Catt engaged in a training ground row. England say the row took place over an instruction at a training drill the day before the finalised World Cup squad was publicly unveiled (after Cipriani had been told be would not be part of the 31) and was resolved quickly. One report had suggested the fracas had all but sparked a mutiny with senior players standing up for Cipriani after the attack coach twice fumed: ‘I will end your England career’.

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  • Concern juror created ‘12 Angry Men’ situation in Wexford trial

    A juror in the 2012 trial of a Wexford couple, whom the defence team did not have a chance to challenge, could have created a “12 Angry Men” situation, the Court of Appeal has been told. The 12th juror, in the trial of Eleanor Joel and Jonathan Costen, found guilty of unlawful killing by neglect of Evelyn Joel, was sworn in as a replacement for a juror who was ill. None of the defence team for Ms Joel were present, while a junior counsel only was present for Mr Costen. John O’Kelly SC, for Costen, said that juror could have been a very good advocate one way or the other. Referencing the Reginald Rose play, and film starring Henry Fonda, in which one juror convinces the rest to change their finding

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  • VIDEO: Robbie Keane delivers perfect response to Roy’s ‘breastfeeding’ quip

    Robbie Keane may be proud dad to a new baby boy, but lack of sleep certainly hasn’t blunted his ability to come up with one-liners. Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane hit the headlines yesterday when asked if Robbie would be available so soon after the birth of his son. “Why wouldn’t he be?” answered Roy. “Unless he’s breastfeeding he should be alright.” The remark went viral and Robbie was asked about it today at a press conference. His response: “He is used to it, he has bigger t**ts than me.” Roy, consider yourself owned.

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  • Student who ‘ate glass in a pork chop’ settles €60,000 personal injuries claim with Dunnes Stores

    A 22-YEAR-OLD student, who cut her mouth when she chewed glass while eating a pork chop, has settled a €60,000 personal injuries claim against Dunnes Stores for an undisclosed sum. In her claim for damages Amy Houlden, of Cromlech Fields, Ballybrack, Co Dublin, alleged she had been injured by glass concealed in a Mexican sauce that had been used to marinate the chops. She stated in her Civil Bill against Dunnes Stores, Cornelscourt, Foxrock, Co Dublin, that her father, Sean Houlden, had on 12 September, 2013, bought the chops which had been packaged in a Mexican marinade. They had remained in their packaging overnight in the family fridge before being cooked on Friday 13 September. Ms Houlden q
  • Russia using warships to launch missile strikes on 'IS' targets

    Russia is using warships in the Caspian Sea to target the so-called 'Islamic State' state group in Syria, defence minister Sergei Shoigu said. Russia last week began carrying out air strikes in Syria in what it said was a pre-emptive operation against terrorism in the Middle East. Mr Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin in televised remarks that Russia this morning carried out 26 missile strikes from four warships of its Caspian Sea flotilla. Mr Shoigu insisted the operation destroyed all the targets and did not launch any strikes upon civilian areas. q
  • Irish Water set to shed 1,500 jobs within six years

    Irish Water has confirmed plans to shed hundreds of jobs over the next six years. The much-maligned utility company revealed the drastic plan would involve redundancies, retirements and redeployments as it targets saving €1.1bn by 2021. Three hundred jobs have gone from the Irish Water pay roll since it first came into operation last year. In its business plan the company outlined plans for major work to be carried out as it moves from operating in 34 local authorities to becoming a single state utility. Among the strategies and investment targets Irish Water will spend about €5.5bn to eliminate the risk of drinking water contamination for 940,000 people and lift all boil water notices. It has

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  • Volkswagen aiming to recall cars in January

    Volkswagen could start to recall cars containing emissions test-rigging devices in January, the company's new chief executive has said. Matthias Mueller told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung he hoped all affected cars would be repaired by the end of next year. The German car-maker has confirmed that nearly 1.2 million diesel vehicles in the UK are among 11 million cars worldwide affected by the scandal. He told the paper: "(If) everything goes as planned, we can begin in January with the repair." He said the repairs would be "free for the customer". VW must submit its timetable to correct the defeat device software, which conned testers into believing their vehicles met environmental

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  • McGuinness expects Fianna Fáil leadership change after election

    Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has said he expects the party’s leadership to change after the next general election. Mr McGuinness told The Irish Times ‘Inside Politics’ podcast that Fianna Fáil must aim for 45 seats in the next Dáil and be prepared to re-enter government. “I believe we should set out an ambitious target of 45 seats,” he said. “We have to work diligently to achieve that. We have to be given the numbers that the electorate will give us at that election. Podcast: “We have to be at that table to say we are interested in going into government and to say we have policies we want to implement.” Fianna Fáil stands at 20 per cent in last month’s Irish Times/Ipsos Mrbi poll - unchanged

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  • Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans out of Greece qualifier

    Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans will miss the Group F leaders’ Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Greece on Thursday through injury, British media reported on Wednesday. The former Manchester United player limped off during West Bromwich Albion’s Premier League defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Irish, one point ahead of second-placed Romania, will go through if they take two points from remaining games with Greece, who are bottom, and fourth-placed Finland. They have never qualified for a European Championship and last reached the World Cup finals in 1986. Meanwhile England striker Wayne Rooney is doubtful for Friday‘s Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia but will still be presented

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  • Room 1313: No sleep for spooked Sam Warburton

    Wales captain Sam Warburton was unable to sleep after his team mate Dan Lydiate apparently saw a ghost in room 1313 at the team’s Rugby World Cup base at Oatlands Park, Surrey. Lydiate said he had woken to see a huge figure with a massive beard standing at the end of his bed.

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  • Sir Bruce Forsyth heads back to BBC for second Hall Of Fame show

    Sir Bruce Forsyth is to host a second helping of his special variety show Bruce’s Hall Of Fame for BBC One. The former Strictly Come Dancing presenter leads another star-studded extravaganza in which household names will be on stage to celebrate the artists who inspired their own careers. Sir Bruce will take to the stage of London’s Dominion Theatre alongside award-winning comedian and actress Catherine Tate, Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong and former Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt. Bruce’s Hall Of Fame will also feature Australian film star, singer and dancer Adam Garcia, EastEnders actress Shona McGarty, Britain’s Got Talent runner-up, magician and illusionist Jamie Raven, comedian and

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  • 11 hangover questions you always wanted answered

    Everyone has their own way of curing a hangover, but is your fry-up and large coffee actually the best way? We got the lowdown from top nutritionists. 1. Why does my head hurt so much? “Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning that once in your blood your body needs to put its water supplies in your bloodstream to dilute it,” says Shona Wilkinson, head nutritionist at Nutricentre. “This creates an increase in blood volume and pressure. To bring your blood pressure down, we then need to excrete the water down the toilet. “The problem being, now our cells are lacking the water that they need. Our brain is around 70% water, and dehydration can lead to brain shrinkage, which is what causes the pain.” 2. Is

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  • Ireland to show self-belief despite loss of Coleman

    Martin O’Neill has finally admitted defeat in the battle to get Seamus Coleman for tomorrow’s European Championship qualifier against Germany with the northerner now acknowledging that the hope is to have the 26-year-old to be involved against Poland on Sunday. “Seamus won’t be playing in this game,” said the Ireland manager at this afternoon’s pre-match press conference in Abbotstown. “He’s worked really hard and done really well, though, and I expect him to be utterly fine for Sunday.” O’Neill refused to confirm any starters for his team but he said that both Wes Hoolahan and Cyrus Christie came through training this morning without any problems and said that both of them are available for

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  • ‘He’s used to it. He’s got bigger t*** than me!’ – Robbie Keane responds to Roy

    NEW DAD ROBBIE Keane brushed off Roy Keane’s breastfeeding quip and said that he is fully focused on tomorrow’s clash with Germany. Keane’s wife Claudine gave birth to their second son on Monday evening before the striker was whisked away to join Ireland’s Euro 2016 camp. “As you can imagine, it’s obviously been fairly hectic,” Keane said. “We played Seattle on Sunday and then left early Monday morning, my wife had a baby at 7pm on Monday evening, and I left the hospital at 9pm. “I was two hours in the hospital so you can imagine how that went down!” “It has been a hectic few days but it has also been very joyful to have a new baby into our family. “Now I’m here with the Irish team and I’m fully

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  • Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley to take over Irish retailer Heatons - Irish Sun

    Breaking Thursday 8th October, 2015 Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is on course to take over a well-known Irish high street chain.The billionaire's Sports Direct company, which owns half of the shares in Heatons, has struck a EUR47.5m deal which would see him buy up the clothes and homeware retailer.Heatons has 44 stores in the Republic and 10 in the North.Sports Direct chief executive Dave Forsey said: "We look forward to accelerating investment into the existing store portfolio and strengthening the Heatons and Sports Direct brands across Ireland."...

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  • Ireland dealt big injury blow ahead of Germany qualifier

    Seamus Coleman sat out training today and will miss the Germany game. IRELAND HAVE BEEN dealt a blow with the news that Seamus Coleman will miss tomorrow night’s crunch Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany. Coleman, who has been racing to recover from a hamstring injury, did not train this morning and Martin O’Neill confirmed that the defender will sit out the Aviva Stadium clash. But the Ireland boss is confident that Coleman will be ready in time for Sunday’s trip to Poland. “Seamus had a day off because he has worked exceptionally hard for the last couple of days and done very well indeed,” O’Neill explained. But he then confirmed Irish fans’ fears and said: “Seamus would not be playing in

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  • Seamus Coleman out of Germany clash; expected to be available against Poland

    The Republic of Ireland will be without Seamus Coleman for Thursday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany in Dublin. Martin O’Neill’s men play the world champions tomorrow night before travelling to Poland on Sunday for their final qualifying game. With qualification for next year’s tournament hanging by a thread, the Everton star’s absence comes as a serious blow. Coleman did not take a full part in training today and O’Neill confirmed that the defender would not be available against Germany. However, O’Neill was confident that the player would recover in time for Sunday’s game. Wes Hoolahan reportedly struggled in training today but O’Neill has said he will be fit to play tomorrow night.

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  • Volkswagen 'most popular car brand' last month

    Volkswagen was the most popular car brand in Ireland last month as figures show that overall car sales are up 35% on this time last year. 845 Volkswagens were sold here last month, even as the scandal over the company rigging diesel emissions tests emerged. Overall almost 6,000 cars were licensed in September with Toyota, Ford and Nissan the next most popular brands according to new CSO figures. Almost 3,750 used or imported cars were also licensed last month, a drop of 14.5% on 2014. q
  • Ma’a Nonu to win 100th New Zealand cap against Tonga

    New Zealand centre Ma’a Nonu will make his 100th international appearance in the All Blacks’ final Rugby World Cup group match against Tonga in Newcastle on Friday. Nonu, who made his test debut in 2003, will be looking to add to his 29 All Blacks tries as the defending champions seek their fourth successive victory to seal top spot in Pool C.

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  • Game Review: Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, PS4 -

    Pretext: I don’t whether I’d consider myself a “gamer”, more a fella who likes to do some spare time things in the not outdoors. That in mind, I buy my games like I buy my vinyls. ie. They have to have a decent lifespan and should last a good full season. Also whilst there are a bizillion others review sites that will tell you the how to best play and all the tricks. This is not one of them. That said you won’t feel like a total eejit walking into the game shop after reading this. Of note: I don’t mind if golf is on the tele and generally speaking  find it quite relaxing to watch. That said, though I understand it, a little like American football, I don’t play the game, I never have and never q