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  • Ireland football fans come up with greatest banner of all time

    Shane Long wrote his name into the history books on Thursday night with a superb match-winning goal against Germany. Ireland fans have a new hero, and one group has come up with the banner to end all banners in his honour. Take a bow lads, superb stuff. Shane Long has been rewarded with a starting place against Poland tonight. Republic of Ireland team to face Poland – Randolph, Coleman, Keogh, O Shea, Brady; Whelan McCarthy Hendrick, McClean, Walters, Long.

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  • McDonald’s is investigating a viral Facebook photo of ‘worm in chips from Grafton Street’

    Source: Flickr MCDONALD’S IRELAND HAS said it is investigating a photo which appears to show a “worm” crawling out of one of its chips. Earlier this week, Facebook user Anna Potterton shared a photo which appeared to show a ‘worm or maggot’ crawling out of one her chips. Potterton claims that she purchased the chips from the Grafton Street branch of McDonald’s. (You can view the photo here.) A spokesperson for McDonald’s acknowledged to that the restaurant had been contacted regarding “an apparent potato defect” and said it was investigating the matter further. McDonald’s Ireland has been contacted by a customer regarding an apparent potato defect in a serving of fries in our Grafton

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  • ‘Anything I recommend sells out straight away’: Meet SoSueMe, Ireland’s biggest beauty blogger

    SELL OUT EVENTS, two books, a beauty line, and millions of adoring readers – you probably didn’t notice Suzanne Jackson (AKA SoSueMe) quietly building an empire. As one of Ireland’s leading beauty bloggers, Jackson can command big bucks for workshops, events and appearances- chatted to her about how she got there. Jackson started SoSueMe in 2010 while working as a receptionist for a radio station, at first writing about her encounters with the celebrities who wandered through the station. I started it because I was sometimes bored on reception. I’ve always loved writing, even though I wasn’t too great with grammar or spelling… I found it therapeutic. I didn’t know at the time that

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  • Three dead, Garda injured in Louth shooting

    Update at 7.40pm: Three people are believed to have died and a Garda seriously injured in what is understood to be a domestic incident in Omeath Co. Louth. Reporter en route to the scene. Update at 7.20pm: There are reports that someone has died and a garda officer has been seriously injured in a shooting in Omeath Co Louth. More to follow.

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  • English Jockey left a paraplegic after race fall suing Australian jockey who won race - Irish Sun

    Irish Sun Monday 12th October, 2015 LONDON, UK - An English jockey who suffered acute spinal cord injuries in a race fall in Australia six years ago is suing a fellow jockey who he says caused the fall. It was the second last race of the day at Queanbeyan, near Canberra, on June 28 2009 when Paul Goode's mount Shot Of The Rails fell in the back straight, about 1,000 metres from the finish in the Cemex Building Handicap over 1,460 metres. The horse crashed through the running rail catapulting Goode to the inside cinders track. The extent of the 31-year old rider's condition was such that ambulance officers refused to move him until a helicopter could transport him to hospital. Unfortunately a

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Joe Brolly: The GAA doesn’t have to apologise to anyone

    IN 2008, Martin McAleese, husband of then President Mary, attended a meeting between loyalist commanders and community leaders, and Ryan Feeney, a high ranking member of the Ulster Council of the GAA. The loyalists were interested in the GAA’s community model and how it could help regenerate the protestant ghettoes in Belfast. The summit took place in the community centre on the Shankill Road. After Martin and Ryan had made a lengthy presentation, the two men shared some tea and buns with the group. Jackie McDonald, the notorious UDA brigadier, warmly shook their hands. ” great to have you here,” he said. “Thanks Jackie” said Feeney, “I wonder what would have happened if we’d come here 10 years

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  • Two women rescued from river Shannon

    TWO young women are recovering following separate river rescues incidents in the city over the past 48 hours. In the first incident, a woman was taken from the water near the Canal Bank at around 10.40pm on Friday - a short time after she was observed entering the water at nearby Lock Quay. Emergency services, including three units of the Limerick Limerick Fire and Rescue Service were immediately deployed after the alarm was raised by a member of the public. Upon arrival at the scene, specially trained firemen. entered the water and brought the woman to safety. She was later taken to University Hospital Limerick as a precaution. Less than 24 hours later, a young student, was hospitalised after

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  • Doctors failed to spot Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey had fallen ill again

    Pauline Cafferkey have claimed doctors "missed a big opportunity" to spot she had fallen ill with Ebola again when she was told she had a virus when she attended a clinic.... Read More

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  • A rabbi walks into the Vatican and asks the Pope....

    A US rabbi has been appointed comedic advisor to the Pope. Rabbi Bob Alper was one of 4,000 people from 47 countries who submitted jokes in a competition ahead of Pope Francis’ US visit last month. Participants in the Joke with the Pope competition were asked to dedicate their joke to one of three causes - housing the homeless in Ethiopia, children in need in Argentina and feeding the hungry in Kenya. Rabbi Alper shared his winning joke in a video he filmed on his phone: “My wife and I have been married for over 46 years. Our lives are totally in sync. For example, the same time I got a hearing aid, she stopped mumbling.” Other participants in the competition, which had comedian Bill Murray as

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  • Gareth Thomas: I think people fear playing Ireland

    Gareth Thomas has hailed the current Rugby World Cup as the best since the tournament’s inception but admits to being at a loss to predict an eventual winner. Indeed the former Wales and Lions skipper (he took over the job in 2005 after Brian O’Driscoll was unceremoniously dumped by the Kevin Mealamu-Tana Umaga axis) believes that this is the most open tournament ever, with a real chance of a northern hemisphere team prevailing. He includes Irelandalthough they have yet to hit the heights of their last two Six Nations campaigns. Regardless of the underwhelming performance against Italy, Thomas insists that the rest of the rugby world views Joe Schmidt’s men as contenders. “They are a better team

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  • Man gets 20 years in one courtroom, walks next door and gets married in another

    A MAN SENTENCED to at least 20 years in prison in one Pennsylvania courtroom followed that up by walking into another courtroom to marry his girlfriend. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that 47-year-old Greg Howard was sentenced  in Westmoreland County Court for robbing and assaulting an elderly woman during a home invasion. Prosecutors say the Monessen man and two other people got into the woman’s house by pretending to be delivering furniture. Witnesses say they took $13,000 and jewellery and left her on her bed with her ankles and wrists bound. Source: AP Howard’s closing argument had referenced Santa Claus, the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny. But he was silent at sentencing. He was q
  • Two men arrested after Longford residents are threatened at knifepoint

    GARDAÍ IN LONGFORD are investigating an aggravated burglary that took place at a house in Edgeworthstown in the early hours of the morning. A number of males entered the property at around 1.30am before threatening occupants at knifepoint. Gardaí who arrived at the scene arrested a 41-year-old man following a foot pursuit. A 24-year-old male was later arrested nearby. All property taken during the course of the burglary has been recovered. Gardaí also seized a car as part of the investigation. The two men are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Granard and Longford Garda Stations, where they can be held for up to 24 hours. q
  • SF choose Pat Buckley to run in Cork East after Sandra McLellan drops out

    Sinn Féin Councillor Pat Buckley has been selected to contest the General Election in Cork East. His selection follows the decision of sitting TD Sandra McLellan not to contest the next election. Cllr Buckley was chosen at a selection convention in Little Island this afternoon. He has paid tribute to Deputy McLellan for her years of hard work as a TD. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said he was sorry to hear that Ms McLellan decided not to contest the selection convention. He said: “Sandra is a valued member of the Sinn Féin Oireachtas team and no doubt that this was a difficult decision for her. I wish her and her family well and I thank Sandra for her contribution to Sinn Féin. “Sandra

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  • Government can solve homelessness crisis, rally hears

    The homelessness crisis could be solved with the necessary political will, given that there are several sources of funding available to the Government to provide housing for those currently without a home, an economist has told a rally highlighting the issue. Dr Tom O’Connor, of Cork Institute of Technology, told a rally organised by the House the Homeless campaign group that there were several options available to the Government to obtain the funding to build social housing to alleviate the crisis. “Homelessness is not an intractable problem if somebody had the political will to do something about it. “The Government will tell you that they can’t get the money to build the houses to cater for

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  • Touching tribute to ‘little souls’ who dies in Dublin blaze

    A message in a book of condolence has bade farewell to five “little souls” killed in a blaze at a travellers’ halting site. The poignant note outside a supermarket in a pretty village close to the scene of Saturday’s tragedy read: “Rest in peace little souls.” At the scene youngsters laid flowers, looking overawed by the occasion of one of Ireland’s worst fire tragedies. Another message said: “Fly high with the angels.” Behind the police cordon a child’s buggy and a youngster’s chair lay abandoned, a moment frozen in time as forensics officers combed the scene. The articles of any childhood were juxtaposed with Garda vehicles and the mangled remains of one of the blackened prefabs which caught

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  • Delhi zoo sends back jaguar says he too fat to mate

    DELHI, India -- Salman, a 12-year-old jaguar, is headed back to his home zoo in Kerala because he's "too fat to breed." Zookeepers in Delhi, where Salman was brought as part of a breeding program, say the jaguar was more interested in his next meal than his potential mate, a female jaguar named Kalpana. "The female is seen trying to entice him but he lies in a corner and refuses to respond," Riaz Khan, a zookeeper at Delhi's National Zoological Park, told the Indian Express. Salman typically eat 13 pounds of buffalo meat per day. Caretakers tried to put Salman on a diet, but he failed to shed any pounds. "He is lazy, a glutton, just loves to eat and relax," one of Salman's caretakers told the

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  • WATCH: Real men DO cry: Ian Madigan sums up the emotion of a nation

    Ian Madigan’s tears at the end of Ireland’s victory over France this evening summed up what the win meant to the team, and what it cost them. When Ireland lost their talismans, Paul O’Connell and Johhny Sexton, the Ireland team could have buckled. Instead Madigan and teammates all over the field stepped up and put in a second-half performance that will live long in the memory. Just look at his reaction at the final whistle. Madigan’s tears summed up how many viewing the game felt, and they appreciated the honesty and openness of his reaction to the win.

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  • Obama gives Kanye West some advice for his presidential campaign, Kanye gives Obama some shoes

    Kanye West recently made the most audacious claim of a career defined by audacity when he said he wanted to run for President. It turns out Yeezy’s designs on the oval office did not go unnoticed by POTUS himself. President Obama offered some pointed advice to the controversial rapper during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco. Check out this footage from CBS News of the President’s speech. “In case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing, or as he calls it, Peezy, I do have advice for him,” the President joked. “First of all, you’ve got to spend a lot of time dealing with some strange characters who behave like they’re on a reality TV show, so you’ve gotta be cool

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  • Boat Rally Joins Peoples Protest Over Proposed Cruise-Berth for Dun Laoghaire Harbour - Irish Sun

    DUNDALK, Ireland - The Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash has opened an exhibition at Dundalk Library to mark the Celebrate Your Local Design Hero initiative at libraries across Ireland. The exhibition, organised in partnership with Louth County Library, is one of a series of events being hosted this year by local libraries throughout Ireland. As part of Irish Design 2015, the year-long government backed initiative promoting and celebrating Irish design in Ireland and internationally, libraries across the country were invited to celebrate a local design hero through organising a community event or workshop. Launched with the aim of working within local communities to raise the profile

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  • Analysis: How Ireland pulled off a famous victory against the world champions

    IRELAND SECURED WHAT is destined to be remembered as one of their greatest ever victories on Thursday night, but how exactly did they achieve this feat? We’ve taken an in-depth look at what Martin O’Neill and the Boys in Green did to pull off this extraordinary victory… Teams and formation Both sides arguably started with a more attacking lineup than expected. Ireland began with a midfield diamond, with Wes Hoolahan in the number 10 position and James McCarthy sitting, while Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick occupied the two positions in between. Stephen Ward was handed a surprise selection at left-back, while Daryl Murphy was preferred ahead of Shane Long to partner Jon Walters up front. For Germany,

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