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  • Sinead O’Connor 'safe and sound' after worrying message posted to Facebook account

    A message posted to the official Facebook account of Sinead O’Connor appears to show the Irish singer to be in a distraught state. UPDATE (6.07pm): Gardaí at Pearse St station have confirmed that singer Sinead O'Connor has been located "safe and sound" and is receiving medical assistance. The statement included: “The last two nights finished me off. I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home, I'm at a hotel, somewhere in ireland, under another name.” It later states: “well done guys, you've finally got rid of me. Sorry the penny didn't drop sooner. I'm an idiot.” A spokesman for An Garda Síochána said that they cannot comment on cases involving named individuals. q
  • Anne Doyle on the darker side of TV: 'You never saw my rants on live telly'

    Anne Doyle has admitted that she had her fair share of arguments with RTÉ bosses over how they covered the news. The legendary broadcaster has presented the nation’s news for 33 years but she wasn’t always happy with how she had to do it. “You see clips all the time of news readers losing it, but you never saw my rants on live telly,” she said. “The RTÉ newsroom was home to a lot of heated discussions. I will admit I didn’t win them all, but I won my fair share.” “I never contemplated going off script because we always knew in advance which angle we were going to take,” she told Sunday World’s Magazine +. “But that doesn’t mean I agreed with everything I read out on the news through the years.” q
  • Sinead O'Connor: 'I'm never going back to music - I'm happy to clean toilets'

    Sinead O’Connor has announced that she is quitting the music industry. The Nothing Compares 2 U singer posted a heart wrenching message to her Facebook page claiming that she will never return to making music. “I need a new home. And a new job. A new life … Music is over for me. Music did this,” she wrote. “It rendered me invisible. Murdered my soul. I’m never going back to music.” Sinead underwent a hysterectomy during the summer and and has claimed the operation was such an ordeal with she is now suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. “Me and my PTSD, or depression, which ANY woman would be suffering from since this all kicked off in March and I dealt with it alone.” “But I have a HUGE q
  • Apprentice candidate quits show after clashing with Lord Sugar in the boardroom

    A candidate on The Apprentice has avoided being told “You’re Fired!” after quitting the show. Scott Saunders left the BBC One series after clashing with Lord Sugar, The Sun on Sunday reported. The 27-year-old from Hertfordshire walked out of the boardroom after the billionaire entrepreneur criticised his “idiotic” mistakes and “useless” performance, the newspaper said. An Apprentice spokeswoman said: “We never comment on upcoming episodes because it spoils viewer enjoyment.” But in a series of tweets, Lord Sugar denied he had rowed with a candidate. It is not the first time a candidate has quit the Apprentice. Katie Hopkins, now a controversial commentator, walked off the show in 2006 when she q
  • 7 surprising facts about new world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury

    Tyson Fury has won the WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles by beating Wladimir Klitschko on points in Dusseldorf. Here are seven amazing facts about Tyson Fury – the self-styled ‘Gypsy King’ of British boxing. 1. Fury was born into an Irish family and his father, John Fury, was a gypsy bare-knuckle fighter in the 1980s, who was subsequently sent to jail for 11 years in 2011 for gouging a man’s eye out. 2. He was born three months premature and weighed in at 1lb – and doctors described his chances of survival as slim. 3. His father named him ‘Tyson’ as world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was in his pomp when Fury was born in August 1988. 4. Fury represented both Ireland and England at q
  • The Corrs open up on the REAL reason they split

    The Corrs have opened up on the reason they called it quits with Sharon admitting the foursome had to “get their lives on track”. The Irish pop group have recently reunited and are due to tour the UK and Ireland next year with their new album but when they first broke up, it was all about family. “One of the reasons we stopped was to get our own lives back on track,” Sharon said. “I wanted to have children, it was so important to me. I think if it’s the one thing you don’t do, you’ll regret never having tried, or at least given it a chance.” “There is a question of it not happening if you leave it too long. Having achieved something beyond our wildest dreams, we felt it was right to stop at that q
  • Rosanna Davison: I found online backlash against my gluten comments overwhelming

    Rosanna Davison says that she found the backlash over her comments about gluten overwhelming. The nutritionist had suggested in an interview earlier this year that going gluten-free helped her husband with his back pain and rheumatoid arthritis, among other claims. However the former Miss World claims that the piece paraphrased her and that she never made the claims in her book. Ms Davison says she blocked a number of people on Twitter and tried to avoid the social network while she was getting an online backlash. "To be honest, I wasn't really on Twitter that week or those few days, I just thought at the time that it was better to leave it be," she said. "I did feel maybe it was an overreaction, q
  • The internet has been laughing about this tweet from 2012 slamming Jamie Vardy's £1m price tag

    A tweet from 2012 questioning Leicester City signing Jamie Vardy has gone viral since the striker broke the Premier League record for scoring in 11 consecutive games. It was a record previously held by Ruud van Nistelrooy since 2003, and Vardy scored his record breaking goal against Manchester United on Saturday. Of course just a few years ago Vardy was  playing non league player and one guy tweeted this at the time… Which is a bit embarrassing now. He should have known – Twitter never forgets. More than 5,000 people have retweeted over the last day and the poor Jack has received a new barrage of comments. Yep, Jack’s been getting it in the neck. q
  • Woman rescued after entering water amid stormy conditions in Limerick last night

    A man and woman have been hailed "heroes" after helping to rescue a woman on the River Shannon during terrible weather conditions in Limerick city last night. The woman, in her 30s, entered the river off a boardwalk on Steamboat Quay, situated next to the Clarion Hotel, as storm winds picked up, around 11.30pm. A man and woman who were passing by at the time threw the woman a life buoy, which she held onto until rescue services arrived and brought her to safety. Specially trained river rescue swift water technicians attached to Limerick City & County Fire Service entered the water and secured the woman before they removed her to dry land via their rapid response rescue boat Fireswift. "The woman q
  • Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy marry

    Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy have tied the knot. The 29-year-old fashion designer and the French banker, 46, who got engaged in early 2014, reportedly married at a private residence in New York on Friday (27.11.15). A source told the New York Post's Page Six that 50 guests attended the intimate ceremony and attendees had to turn in their phones at the door. The insider added that the reception featured "bowls and bowls filled with cigarettes, and everyone smoked the whole night". It was previously revealed that Mary-Kate's family, including twin sister Ashley and younger siblings Elizabeth, 26, Taylor 19 and brothers Trent, 31, Jack, 15 - "love" their sister's choice of husband. A source q
  • Farmer Writes: The Curious Case of the U+ Heifer

    The heifer above was slaughtered recently. At 20 months of age, a U+ carcass weighing 327kg was produced. Her sire is the impeccable Charolais bull LGL, and let it be known that I do not hold a bias toward any particular breed – he is simply doing the business here. The dam is by ROX, a terminal Limousin. The weight may sound decent, but it is slightly behind what we’d expect from such a gene pool. There is a valid reason however. The question is her fat score – what was it? Three main principles affect fat deposition in cattle. Firstly, as an animal progresses towards maturity it fattens. Mature weight is typically lower for an Angus than a Charolais, hence we see breed differences in terms q
  • Comment: Banks sitting on a €20 billion mortgage timebomb - The Sunday Business Post

    Interest-only mortgages not just a problem for the individuals According to figures from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, between 2005 and 2007 there were just over 560,000 mortgages drawn down, with a total value of almost €108 billion. 2006 saw the largest amount being drawn, when the figures hit almost €40 billion. To put that in perspective, in 2014 the total lending by banks was just under €4 billion for the entire year. From the second quarter of 2005 to the fourth quarter of 2007, the banks loaned twice as much in each of those quarters as they did in the whole of 2014.

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  • Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Peter Andre bows out but people are still talking about Jamelia

    Singer and all-round nice guy Peter Andre became the ninth celebrity to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing – but everyone was STILL talking about Jamelia. Peter and partner Janette Manrara faced Kellie Bright and her partner Kevin Clifton in the dance-off, but his much-improved American smooth could not save him from leaving the competition. Strictly faced a barrage of criticism this week after singer Jamelia, who faced Peter in last Sunday’s dance-off, claimed her rival’s standing ovation had been pre-recorded. With allegations of fixing overshadowing the show, viewers were relieved when the judges explained exactly why they were all sending home Peter. And everyone wanted to know what Jamelia q
  • Frances Fitzgerald ‘not surprised’ Ireland features in IS video

    Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said yesterday it was no surprise IS had identified Ireland as part of a so-called ‘coalition of devils’ saying IS was targeting the “whole of western Europe”. Her comments came as an international expert on cyber-terrorism said Ireland’s inclusion in the ‘coalition’ suggested IS viewed it as a legitimate target. However, Mr David Mair, of the Cyberterrorism Project at Swansea University, said he was not suggesting Ireland was at “imminent risk of an Islamist terror attack”. In the group’s slick video, the Irish flag is pictured alongside those of 59 other countries which it claimed are all part of a new coalition of devils. It says the “flames of war” will

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  • 13 completely heartbroken but totally legit reactions to 4th Impact leaving the X Factor

    It was the sing off of sing offs as 4th Impact took on power house Lauren Murray. Simon struggled to make a decision and it went to the public vote, which meant the girl group was sent packing. And some people are REALLY upset. 1. Actual tears. 2. Very real pain. 3. Disgust. 4. A total lack of perspective. 5. Comparisons to global superstars. 6. Saying that, there are NO better girl bands around right now. 7. Rage at Rita Ora’s comment about being “stronger” on stage on your own. 8. And getting personal. 9. Extreme social media related action. 10. And unsubsribing on You Tube. 11. Hope that Simon is going to swiftly sign them up to Syco anyway. 12. Working out a viable solution. 13. Pledging q
  • WATCH: Diego Costa threw a strop after he was left to warm the Chelsea bench

    In what was possibly the most uneventful match of the Premier League so far, a fan managed to witness something spectacular when Diego Costa threw a tantrum after being unable to play. Costa failed to make the starting eleven as Chelsea took on Tottenham at White Hart Lane, and was left to warm the benches. Yet there was a tiny glimmer of hope when Jose Mourinho sent the Spanish striker to warm up during the second half of the goalless game, as fans called for a substitution to be made. Both Kenedy and Ruben Loftus-Cheek got beckoned from the bench to the pitch yet Costa, who has only got four goals to his name this season, was seemingly forgotten about. Poor bloke. Somewhere in the 91st minute q
  • Visitors warned to stay away from Cliffs of Moher as winds hit 177kmp/h

    The country’s second most popular tourist attraction remains closed today with winds of 177 kilometres per hour being recorded. The Cliffs of Moher in Clare were evacuated and closed on Friday as Storm Clodagh began to batter the west coast with gusts of 160kmh recorded at the popular attraction. The cliffs and visitor centre reopened Saturday, however staff remained on alert as Met Éireann raised their Yellow alert to status Orange. Early this morning however, wind measuring equipment (anemometer) at the cliffs recorded gusts over 155kmh at 8.30am. Since then, wind speeds of 177 kmh (110mph) have been reported at the site which will remain closed for the rest of the day. Storm Clodagh is due q
  • The Mountain from Game of Thrones just set a pretty impressive world record

    Hafþor Bjornsson’s talents aren’t just restricted to acting, The Game Of Thrones star has broken another world record. He throw a 15kg keg 7.05 metres in the air at a strongman competition – the Giants Live in Sweden. To put that into perspective that’s like throwing a four-year-old over three stacked buses (ish). Hafþor who plays Ser Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain in the show broke another broke a 1,000 year-old record last year by carrying 650kg while taking five steps. He took to Twitter to proudly show off his trophy. q
  • Garda recruitment drive hoping to draw applications from minority communities

    Both the justice minister and the police boss said they hoped the new garda recruitment campaign will draw applications from minority communities. Launching the campaign to recruit 600 people in 2016, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said “we need to see” a garda force which is “representative” of the country’s diverse communities. Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said there were “not enough” people from the different nationalities and backgrounds in Ireland in the service and urged them to apply. Ms Fitzgerald said the new campaign would also have a special stream for members of the Garda Reserve. She said she hoped the 600 positions would provide an opportunity for the organisation to

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  • Louis Walsh doesn't see 'the point' in 4th Impact

    Louis Walsh doesn't see the "point" in 'The X Factor's 4th Impact. The former judge - who was dropped and replaced by Nick Grimshaw earlier this year - has been impressed with the talent on this series but doesn't think the four-piece from the Philippines, who are competing in Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's Groups category, will manage to rake in many public votes. He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I don't see the point of the four girls from wherever they're from. I don't know who's going to vote for them. "Where are they from? They're really good but I just don't see the point." The music manager, who saw the likes of Westlife and Boyzone achieve success in the 90s, believes Louisa Johnson, 17, q