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  • Tánaiste: Church can decide not to register marriages after referendum vote

    The Tánaiste has said the marriage referendum only applies to civil marriage and will not interfere with religious ceremonies. The Catholic Church has said it would withdraw from registering civil marriages if the referendum on same-sex marriage passes later this month. Joan Burton said the amendment to the Constitution would not change the meaning of marriage, but rather extend it to gay and lesbian couples. The Tánaiste said that it was for the Church to decide how they choose manage their own Catholic marriage ceremonies.

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  • Paddy Power refuse to pay out on Limerick men’s bet on Rory McIlroy

    TWO County Limerick men say they won’t bet with Paddy Power ever again after they refused to pay out on a winning bet. Mike Sexton and D Deady, from Bruree, staked €50 each on a special bet for Rory McIlroy to shoot par or better on the second day of the Augusta Masters at 14/1. Mike said they didn’t want to have to go to the media and wouldn’t be ringing the Limerick Leader only that they have “a good case”. Mr Deady entered a Paddy Power branch in Charleville on the morning of Friday, April 10.

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  • Look how many celebs were spotted at the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight!

    It was a star-studded night inside and outside the ring.

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  • Police search for missing Essex schoolgirls Sammy Clarke and Siobhan Clarke - Irish Sun

    Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, left school early on Friday to meet up ...

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  • Ferguson names Keane as one of the greatest players

    Alex Ferguson has nonetheless hailed Roy Keane as one of the greatest ever players he has worked with.

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  • How did David Beckham's 40th birthday turn into a Spice Girls reunion?

    David Beckham’s 40th birthday celebration in Marrakesh seems to have turned into a bit of a Spice Girls reunion, at least based on the pictures he and his wife put on Instagram. Victoria Beckham posted images today on the social network showing her with former bandmates Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton. Ex-Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, food writer Tana Ramsey, and model and actress Denise Vasi are also in the pictures, which show them having what looks like a great time at some Moroccan venue.

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  • Man gets six months for striking social welfare staff member

    A 34-year-old man who assaulted a member of staff at the social welfare office in Newcastle West has been sentenced to six months in prison for the offence. Jimmy Sheehan, of Nash’s Flats, Maiden Street, Newcastle West had no recollection of the event, which occurred on the morning of April 1, because he was drunk, his solicitor said. Mr Sheehan also pleaded guilty to three other public order offences on dates in the past year, including one incident in Abbeyfeale on September 13 last year in which he broke the window of a house, causing €50 worth of damage. Solicitor John Lynch told Newcastle West district court that Mr Sheehan’s problems all stemmed from alcohol, which was a “common thread” in all the incidents.

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  • Family of late Brian Lenihan rebut Trichet claim

    Family of late Brian Lenihan rebut Trichet claim

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  • 10 famous ladies who share Princess Charlotte’s name

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced the name of their new daughter: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, who will be fourth in line to the throne. Her Royal Highness joins a whole host of other notable Charlottes – here are some famous faces who

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  • Harris a 'kind, sweet' man who was 'wrongfully jailed'

    The daughter of Australian paedophile Rolf Harris has broken her silence about her father’s convictions to claim he is a “kind, sweet, honest man” who was wrongfully jailed. Nicholls said: “He is a kind sweet, honest man on stage and off.

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  • Motorcyclist dies on fundraiser

    A motorcyclist fundraising for Down Syndrome Ireland has been killed following a road traffic collision in Co Clare yesterday. The collision, which involved a car and a motorcycle, occurred at around midday at Dough Cross on the outskirts of Kilkee.

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  • Taylor Swift 'knows her stuff' about boys, says Florence Welch

    Florence Welch got relationship advice from American songstress Taylor Swift, who is well known for her string of A-list ex-boyfriends. The Florence And The Machine frontwoman turned to Taylor for help after her “complicated on-off relationship” left her in “a sea of tears and confusion”, she told the Sunday Times magazine. She spoke to Taylor, who is reportedly dating DJ Calvin Harris and whose former flames include One Direction star Harry Styles and American singer John Mayer, after the Met Gala – the star-studded fashion fundraiser.

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  • Darren Fletcher says Louis van Gaal must deliver title

    Darren Fletcher’s Manchester United’s credentials are so unquestionable that the West Brom midfielder, 15 years a player at Old Trafford, admitted he lined up on the wrong side of the tunnel before his new team’s surprise victory. Which makes the Scottish international’s analysis of his old club’s status all the more relevant, as Fletcher pointed out that anything less than a place in the Champions League and concerted bid for the title is unacceptable for Louis van Gaal next term. Just 24 hours after Van Gaal was talking about his plans to compete for the championship in 12 months, Fletcher was helping Albion inflict a third consecutive league defeat on United, the first time they have suffered such a run in over 13 years. None of which tends to support Van Gaal’s optimism and all of which seems to add credence to Fletcher’s analysis that the Dutch manager must deliver for United next season or face the consequences.

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  • Burton urged to reverse imminent cuts to lone parents’ grants

    Fianna Fáil said it was ironic the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton was trying to incentivise people back to work by "rewarding them with less". As of July 2, single parents who are working and have a child over the age of seven will see a reduction in the amount of hours they are allowed to work before receiving the payment. "At the moment, a lone parent with kids can get the lone parent's allowance until the youngest child reaches 14. Carers have been expempted from the cuts.

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  • Crusheen man wants billboard removed

    Michael Hickey believes the billboard at the railway bridge is no longer relevant and that it is having a negative impact on the look of the village. “I was moved to start the petition after passing the billboard on foot with my kids and seeing the torn pieces of posters strewn all over the briars and gathered behind the stone wall at the foot of the billboard,” he said. The poster currently on the billboard is one advertising Clare County Council’s own ‘Respect the Banner’ anti-litter campaign. “It is a joke at the moment because there is an anti-litter poster on the billboard and there are lumps of torn poster up in the briars,” Mr Hickey added.

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  • Amal buys George a £135K birthday present

    Amal Clooney is buying George Clooney a £135,000 car for his birthday. The human rights lawyer has reportedly splashed out on a Porsche 911 GT3 RS as an extra special gift for her husband to celebrate his 54th birthday on Wednesday. A family source revealed: "George loves his cars. "Amal has been looking for the right car for him to replace his black Porsche 911 and the new one is much faster.

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  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seriously injured in U.S. air strike and may never regain command of ISIL, Iraq says - Big News Network

    Big News Network - After leading a desert blitzkrieg across Syria and Iraq, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?stood before thousands of ...

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  • 75% of social housing to be sourced from private sector

    Three-quarters of new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas under the Government’s social housing strategy will be sourced from the private sector. This means just a quarter of the new social housing units will be council-delivered or owned, figures show. Detailed housing delivery targets were issued to all 31 local authorities by the Department of the Environment last week.

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  • Chelsea's starting XI ranked in order of their contribution to the Premier League title win

    Chelsea have won the title with one of the most settled sides in the Premier League. The Brazil midfielder is the only player from Chelsea’s first-choice XI who you feel is still some way short of his potential. It would be harsh to call Cahill the weak link in Chelsea’s defence – clearly it doesn’t have a weak link – but he is the one most likely to lose his place, especially with Kurt Zouma emerging so rapidly. It’s been between Courtois and David De Gea for the Premier League’s best goalkeeper this season.

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  • Australian police defend arrests that led to executions

    Australian Federal Police (AFP) on Monday defended their role which led to the arrest of the two convicts who were ultimately executed. Information shared by AFP with Indonesian police led to the arrest of Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 33, in 2005. Australian Federal Police Commissioner (AFP) Andrew Colvin defended the decision to inform the Indonesian authorities about the drug syndicate, saying the AFP did not have enough evidence to arrest the Australians before they left for Indonesia, ABC reported.

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