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  • X Factor's Chris Maloney reveals: I spent £60,000 on cosmetic surgery because of internet trolls

    Former X Factor finalist Chris Maloney has revealed he spent £60,000 on cosmetic surgery after being bullied by internet trolls about his looks. Talking to Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley on This Morning, he said: “Looking back [at those clips] it upsets me a little bit… I can’t look at myself, I just can’t look. “X Factor was great, but as the series was going on and the further that I got in the competition, I was getting really bad trolls and they were telling me that they were going to kill me, shoot me, that I was ugly, that I had a big nose… and it just affected me so much and at the end of the final, I did have a breakdown. When asked by Schofield about blocking trolls on the internet, Maloney said: “I did block a lot.

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  • Ryanair drops Canary flight over shortages

    Ryanair has been forced to drop one of its year-round services from Shannon this winter because of a “lack of aircraft capacity” even though the airline will still ground 50 planes for the season. Last July it announced a significant expansion of its winter schedule at Shannon Airport including a year-round weekly service to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

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  • Louisiana Breaks Off Trade Relations with Ireland - Irish Sun

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  • Kelly Brook shows off toned new figure

    Kelly Brook has been showing off her newly streamlined curves thanks to a recent diet. The model and actress has been on the New Atkins diet which has seen her limiting the carbs and going for healthy options including chicken, fish, fruit and vegetables in a bid to lose some pounds after indulging over Christmas. It looks like the hard work has paid off, as Kelly has apparently dropped eight pounds and trimmed three inches from her waist. Kelly, 35, who has been at the Cannes Film Festival, looked like she was still managing to enjoy plenty of tasty food from the snaps she has been posting on Instagram.

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  • Creighton tells Taoiseach to be respectful to Opposition TDs

    The Dáil has been suspended twice after an exchange between the Taoiseach and several other TDs. “I really think that the Taoiseach certainly does not do himself any justice by speaking to any member of parliament in that way,” Ms Creighton said.

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  • Damien Duff sees profits jump as he wings it Down Under

    Accumulated profits at the firm owned by former Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff jumped to €1.58m last year. The Dubliner has been plying his trade in Australia over the past year after making his fortune in the Premier League in England. The accounts cover Duff’s final year in England, where he endured the pain of relegation from the top flight with Fulham. The former Irish international intimated, earlier this year, that he would like a move to the League of Ireland this summer.

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  • Italian man paralysed after Dublin attack in 1999 may move to Ireland

    Guido Nasi, the Italian man who was left paralysed after a mindless attack in Dublin 16 years ago, is considering moving to Ireland to live out the rest of his life. Family and friends of wheelchair-bound Guido have been making enquires about the specialist nursing care available in Ireland that he would require. Guido currently receives 24/7 care from his mother Simonetta, 73, at the small home she shares with her only child in Turin.

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  • Coronation Street’s Samia Ghadie and Dancing On Ice star Sylvain Longchambon are engaged

    Coronation Street’s Samia Ghadie and Dancing On Ice’s Sylvain Longchambon are engaged. Stars congratulated the couple on Twitter, with former Corrie star Helen Flanagan writing “Congratulations beautiful” and Denise Welch writing “So happy for my friends and neighbours @realsamia @slongchambon. The couple met in 2013 when Ghadie took part in Dancing On Ice.

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  • Martin Sheen talks about his son, Charlie Sheen’s, public meltdown saying it was ‘very painful’

    Hollywood star Martin Sheen has told how he felt “powerless” to help his troubled son Charlie during his public meltdown. Charlie, 49, was the highest paid actor on US TV before he was spectacularly fired from hit show Two And A Half Men over his

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  • Malaysia mass graves: Is the Burmese Rohingya minority being trafficked by force? - Big News Network

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  • Kerry Katona's husband has admitted marriage 'isn't what he thought it would be'.

    Kerry Katona's husband has openly admitted that he thinks his marriage "isn't what he thought it would be". George Kay, who married the Atomic Kitten singer in September last year, has spoken out after Kerry revealed she sometimes feels as though their relationship is "in trouble" to admit he too is struggling with some aspects of married life. Marriage isn't what I thought it would be if I'm honest. George was recently offered a security job abroad but Kerry - who has children Molly, 13, Lilly-Sue, 12, Heidi, eight, and seven-year-old Max from previous relationships and 13-month-old Dylan-Jorge with George - asked him to turn it down because she didn't want them living apart.

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  • Paris-Berlin pact rules out Cameron's reforms

    Ireland’s need to keep Britain in the EU took a backward step with a joint Franco German pact on the future of the eurozone. The Irish economy is predicted to be the biggest loser — even more so than the UK according to some analysis — in the event of the latter leaving the European Union. The joint paper from Paris and Berlin could also have major implications for the Irish economy as it names tax as one of the areas where there could be greater convergence in the years ahead. UK prime minister David Cameron is expected to announce, after the Queen’s speech in Westminster today, that he will hold a referendum for an ‘in or out vote’ by the end of 2017.

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  • Winners of 2015 Irish Restaurant Awards announced

    Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud takes top prize at Irish Restaurant Awards

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  • US Created Islamic State to Redraw Map of the Middle East – Iranian General - Big News Network

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  • Jim McGuinness: RTÉ need to draw line between opinion and disrespect

    On Sunday evening, I came in the door from Celtic Park and went to check the GAA championship results. Celtic had been presented with the league trophy and had won the last game of the season 5-0 against Inverness. When I was looking up the results, I immediately saw reports about the comment Joe Brolly had made about Marty Morrissey on The Sunday Game. Joe apologised for the remark he made about Marty live on the programme.

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  • All the stunning fashion hits and awful misses at Cannes

    The 68th Cannes Film Festival has come to a close, so let’s take a look back at the best and worst outfits the celebs wore in Southern France. Hits Marion Cotillard: The French actress shows everyone how it’s done in a bejewelled mini dress at the

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  • Debris of MH370 aircraft to be left on ocean bed if found

    If the wreckage of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is found by investigators, it will be left on the ocean floor, investigators have said. No trace of the missing flight has been found so far in the southern Indian Ocean but, it seems, that only those parts that would be required for the probe, such as the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder, will be retrieved from the ocean floor, reports News.com.au.

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  • Cork pays tribute to its son Bill

    Those were just some of the glowing tributes paid to one of Cork’s most revered sons, the legendary Bill O’Herlihy, who died suddenly yesterday, aged 76. Fans, colleagues and political figures alike have expressed their sadness at the death of a man that President Michael D Higgins called a legend. A favourite of every man, woman and child in the country for the past 50 years, his passing was summed up beautifully by his long-time friend and football analyst colleague Eamon Dunphy who said: “We have lost something as a country.” Mr O’Herlihy retired from broadcasting following the World Cup final last year, after taking part in 10 Olympic Games and 10 World Cups. A former student of St Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris, Mr O’Herlihy became a sub-editor on the Evening Echo at the age of 16.

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  • Scottish review holds up Irish wind project

    A planned £1.5 billion (€2.1 billion) offshore wind development by Dublin-based Mainstream Renewable Power will be challenged in a Scottish court this week over its environmental impact. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is fighting the Scottish government’s decision to license the 450-megawatt Neart na Gaoithe project along with three other major wind farms backed by SSE, Repsol and others.

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  • Taoiseach rules out abortion referendum

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny has firmly ruled out a referendum repealing the controversial 1983 constitutional amendment on the equal right to life of the child and the mother. He was replying in the Dáil to Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy who said the eighth amendment should be repealed in the aftermath of the Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum.

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