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  • Ryanair to take legal action against Hertz as it ends car deal

    Car hire firm terminates agreement from noon, claiming breach of contract

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  • Meet Angelina Jolie's Look-Alike: Veronika Black Says She's Still Looking for Her Brad Pitt Because Men Are Intimidated by Her - Big News Network

    Big News Network - for her striking blue eyes, full pout and dark tresses. It all started in 2011 ...

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  • True Detective Stars are a Couple in Real Life! -

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  • 11-year-old’s hilarious break up texts to ‘cheating’ boyfriend have gone viral

    Madi Nickens from Texas shared her little sister’s break up texts on Twitter, and the screenshots have been retweeted more than 10,000 times. Her 11-year-old sister was fuming after she caught her boyfriend Joey with another girl called Natalie in

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  • Female garda knocked unconscious during scuffles at water charges protest

    Traffic cones and glass bottles were thrown by protesters taking part in a water charges demonstration outside Leinster House on Wednesday night when a large force of gardaí had to clear the way for Oireachtas members leaving the car park. Two men were arrested during the demonstration, and former minister for justice Alan Shatter accused protestors of being “fascist” when his car was surrounded as he attempted to drive through the front gates of Leinster House in the early stages of the protest.

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  • TWEETS: Paddy Power heavily criticised for tasteless ‘immigrant’ joke

    The Paddy Power marketing team seem to thrive on angering people and pushing the boundaries of taste, and they are at it again with their latest ‘joke’. The bookmaker’s Twitter account posted pictures of a truck emblazoned with the company colours and logo, apparently driving through Dover. The slogan on the truck reads: “Immigrants, jump in the back! The truck also has sportsmen who represent England despite not being born in the country pictured on the side, including Mo Farah and our own Eoin Morgan. q
  • Behind the Baseline: Accident of birth is holding Irish back at Wimbledon

    Irish tennis players may not appear in grand slam events often but sometimes it is not always their fault as the first week at Wimbledon illustrated. In the ATP rankings Ireland’s James McGee is listed at 146 in the world, yet he is not here. McGee, who is playing on the Challenger tour, the second tier of the men’s tour, didn’t make it through the three rounds of matches in the qualification event at Roehampton prior to Wimbledon starting.

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  • Cyclists face on-the-spot fines for seven road traffic offences

    Cyclists face penalties of up to €2,000 under a new system of on the spot fines unveiled by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. Cyclists will receive a fixed charge notice in the post at the address they supply to the Garda member that detects them committing the offence.

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  • Dublin burglars raid Cork homes

    Gardaí have put on extra patrols in North and East Cork following a spate of burglaries, many of which are being perpetrated in broad daylight by criminals from Dublin. A senior garda said it is believed that two main gangs are behind the spree. Gardaí believe the gangs are driving down the motorway from Dublin, but coming off at toll booths to avoid being captured on CCTV. The gangs are primarily looking for cash and jewellery and, once they have got their haul, head back to Dublin before it is dark.

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  • Dublin ghost estate of Belmayne redeveloped for social housing

    A Dublin housing scheme which was launched with an eye-catchingly lavish advertising campaign in 2007 - but became a a ghost estate after the property crash - has been redeveloped for social housing. More than eight years since construction began at Churchwell Rise in Belmayne, beside Darndale on the northern fringes of Dublin city, another 125 apartments have been completed and are being occupied by tenants of the Clúid housing association.

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  • It's the hottest day of the year in the UK: how did the celebrities cope?

    The UK’s celebrities shared their #hottestdayoftheyear photos on social media. q
  • First Snowden trailer released, and it's grim

    Oliver Stone’s upcoming movie about Edward Snowden, the world’s most famous whistleblower, has just released it’s first trailer, which only stars an upside down American flag. ‘Army recruit at 20’, flag. ‘Joined CIA at 22’, flag. ‘NSA contractor at 26’, flag. ‘By age 29 the most wanted man in the world’, flag. To be honest if you were to add some Bruce Springsteen to this trailer, rather than its grim, creepy music, and Instagram the shade, you could pass it off as an American hero movie.

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  • Kelly Brook sizzles in new shoot as she’s covered in gold paint

    Not everyone can pull off being covered in gold paint and make it look good. Kelly’s gold paint dress used around 440 litres of liquid and was all in aid of the launch of the new HTC One M9 Gold on Gold phone. Talking about the photo shoot, Kelly said: “It’s exciting to be one of the first human canvasses for this unique art form.

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  • Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos urged to reject move to Man United - Irish Daily Star

    LOUIS van Gaal wants Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos, whose contract expires in 12 months’ time, to strengthen his defence. Goalkeeper Iker Casillas is also expected to leave Real this summer – United’s David de Gea has been targeted as his successor – meaning the Spanish giants could lose two of their most influential figures. Ramos’ future could yet be decided by De Gea’s.

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  • Limerick drugs case adjourned while court seeks Polish interpreter

    A Polish man has appeared before Limerick District Court charged in connection with the seizure of cannabis plants worth an estimated €115,000. Marian Andrzejak, aged 23, of no fixed abode, was arrested on Monday afternoon when gardaí swooped on a house at Creanville, Crean, Athlacca, Co Limerick, and uncovered 136 cannabis plants. Mr Andrzejak was charged with four counts under the Drugs Trafficking Act, including possession of cannabis; possession of cannabis for sale or supply; and cultivating cannabis. q
  • Ireland tops EU list for granting citizenship

    Ireland has the highest rate of granting citizenship to foreign nationals of any country in the EU. Data has highlighted how Ireland granted 5.3 citizenships per 1,000 resident population in 2013 — the latest year for which comparative data is available. Other countries with high rates of granting citizenship were Sweden, Spain, and Luxembourg. The naturalisation rate is calculated on the number of people who acquire citizenship out of all foreign residents in a country.

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  • Brendan Rodgers to clear out seven Liverpool stars after tying up deal for Nathaniel Clyne - Irish Daily Star

    The Kop boss secured his six signing of the summer today when Nathaniel Clyne put pen to paper at Anfield. The England defender joins James Milner, Danny Ings, Adam Bogdan, Roberto Firmino and Joe Gomez in switching to Merseyside. Reports indicate Christian Benteke could also be joining. Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert are all wanted out after failing to impress last season.

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  • Historic Boland's Mill site to be redeveloped at cost of €150m

    Planning permission has been granted to develop three new buildings at the Boland's Mill site in Dublin. The project will also involve the restoration of a number of protected Mill buildings and the development of a new civic plaza on to the waterfront to Grand Canal Dock. The landmark site is to be rebranded "Boland's Quay". Savills, who are handling the project, said demolition and "enabling works" will begin immediately. q
  • Peaches Geldof's drug dealer could stay a mystery

    Police have dropped their search for who supplied Peaches Geldof with the drugs that killed her. The identity of the drug dealer who supplied Peaches with heroin could remain a mystery as detectives have announced they have ended their investigation. Mother-of-two Peaches was found slumped on a bed in a spare room by her musician husband Tom Cohen at their family home in Wrotham, Kent, on April 7, 2014. Detective Superintendent Paul Fotheringham, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “Our investigation into the supply of drugs to Peaches Geldof-Cohen has exhausted all lines of inquiry and has now concluded. q
  • Robin Thicke blames marriage breakdown for losing Blurred Lines copyright case

    Robin Thicke is blaming the break-up of his marriage as the reason he and Pharrell lost the Blurred Lines plagiarism lawsuit. The singer revealed in his first interview since the case was lost in March that a deposition took a backseat to his crumbling marriage. Robin split from his childhood sweetheart, actress Paula Patton, in 2014 and their divorce was finalised in March this year, at the same time as the legal dispute with Marvin Gaye’s children, who claimed the number one hit was a copy of the soul singer’s Got to Give It Up. Robin told The New York Times: “What I will — what I can say — is that when I did the deposition, it was two weeks after my separation from my wife. q