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  • Maynooth Students’ Union receive ‘sick and disturbing’ postcard from ‘Vote No’ campaign - Irish Sun

    THE STUDENTS’ UNION in Maynooth University have described a postcard it received as ';disturbing'; ...

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  • Facebook’s new HQ is a thing of beauty (photos)

    Code-named MPK20 (Menlo Park, building 20), the building was designed by architect Frank Gehry, and has a 9-acre park on the roof that has a half-mile walking trail, 400 trees and break-out places to work and reflect. Writing on his Facebook page, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: “Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work together.

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  • British pilot who killed wife then planned to crash 747 shows airlines weak on mental health: victim’s family - Big News Network

    The case of a British Airways pilot who killed his estranged wife in a hammer attack then planned to crash his jumbo jet ';to make a statement'; shows airlines are not doing enough to monitor the mental conditions of their crews, it was claimed yesterday. Robert Brown, 47, hit his estranged wife Joanna at least 14 times with a claw hammer in 2010, following a bitter and costly divorce battle.

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  • An Irishman’s Diary: The Phoenix Park rail tunnel

    Two other tunnels on the rail system are longer but an intense mythology has grown up around the one that runs beneath the Phoenix Park. The tunnel’s construction started in 1875 and was the result of intense rivalry between two privately-owned railway companies, the Great Southern & Western and the Midland Great Western. The former operated from Kingsbridge, now Heuston, but didn’t have access to the North Wall, which was controlled by the latter company.

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  • WATCH: The ferocious James McClean tackle that got the Aviva crowd on their feet

    James McClean wasted no time making his presence felt when he was introduced as a second-half substitute last night during Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier - turning Poland's Arkadiusz Milik upside down with this full-blooded challenge. "Sometimes a good crunching tackle is almost like a goal," he said before the game. Ireland were trailing 1-0 when McClean was introduced, but the game ended in a draw thanks to Shane Long's late equaliser.

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  • Hailstorms blamed for spate of traffic collisions on motorway

    Freak hailstone storms have been blamed by the National Roads Authority (NRA) for a spate of traffic accidents and road closures on a €207 million stretch of motorway. In a letter to Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey, the authority’s programme and regulatory manager Gary Lynch has attributed incidents along the M18 route to intense hailstorms.

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  • Ballycastle man’s body driven over twice

    A BALLYCASTLE man recalled how he accidentally drove over the body of his girlfriend’s father as he drove towards Killala in the early hours of the morning. The tragic circumstances of the death of Francis ‘Frankie’ Bonner of 11 Seaview Place, Ballycastle, on June 10, 2014, were recalled at his inquest in Ballina last Thursday. Both Michael Jackson and Michael Barrett recalled how they both unsuspectingly drove over Mr Bonner’s body while travelling towards Killala shortly after 3am. Mr Bonner, a retired fisherman and native of Donegal, was the father of Mr Jackson’s girlfriend, Maggie, who is a first cousin of Mr Barrett.

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  • EU takes Ireland to task on postcode tendering

    The European Commission has described Ireland’s response to its findings on the flawed Eircode tendering process as “unclear” and “not satisfactory”. The commission had ruled that the State wrongly excluded small and medium enterprises from competing for the contract to provide Ireland’s new postcodes by imposing a turnover limit on companies eligible to tender for the project. While the commission did not impose any sanctions on the State or ask that the Department of Communications rerun the tender, it did ask that the department would introduce measures to ensure similar mistakes are avoided in the future.

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  • Ireland in danger of being left behind next summer by nearest neighbours

    The mood in the Republic of Ireland camp may, as you’d expect, still be upbeat despite the points dropped to Poland but any supporters who took particular pleasure from their team having been the only one from this neck of the woods to make it to the World Cup in America in 1994 could do worse than start getting themselves used to the idea that the tables might be turned next summer. England now look to be virtual certainties to be at the European Championships in France but Northern Ireland and Wales are currently in pretty decent positions to make it too while in Group D, Scotland have a significant advantage over Martin O’Neill’s side and, though it counts for little at this stage, presently sit at the top of a tightly packed pile of third-placed teams, a status that would gain them automatic qualification if they could retain it up until the end of the year. Favourites Ireland, meanwhile, are the worst performing second seeds in the competition based on current standing (fourth) in their qualifying group table.

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  • US Troops Drive in Eastern Europe to Show Defense Readiness - Irish Sun

    A convoy of U.S. troops driving through eastern Europe that opponents threatened to block has ...

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  • Dunnes Stores staff in Limerick to join national strike action

    PICKETS will be set up outside Dunnes Stores’ four supermarkets in the city this Thursday as workers protest over lack of security at work. Staff represented by Mandate have voted to down tools at stores across the Republic of Ireland over a number of issues including flexible contracts which offer no permanent pattern of work, zero-hour contracts, and a lack of trade union recognition. Workers will be out at branches in Henry Street, the Childers Road, the Parkway Shopping Centre and the Jetland Shopping Centre. Mandate represents the majority of staff in Dunnes.

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  • Watch: AirCanada Plane Crash Lands in Halifax Injuring 23 Passengers - Big News Network

    Good afternoon I'm Lindsay Janice that ABC news headquarters in New York with the digital import of this Sunday afternoon and we begin with an. The plane making a crash landing today in Halifax hitting the ground hard then skidding off the runway in near blizzard conditions knocking out power lines more than twenty passengers hurt. Turning now the latest developments in the German wings plane crash co pilot Andreas visits was hiding a medical condition.

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  • Niall ‘secretly dating’ ex-Miss Universe contestant; Zayn planning to wed

    Niall Horan enjoyed secret dates with Amy Willerton. The One Direction star is said to have started seeing the British model and former Miss Universe contestant behind closed doors after they met in December last year but the pair were desperate to keep their friendship "under wraps". A source said: "Niall and Amy have done well to keep their friendship under wraps. It is believed the 'Night Changes' hitmaker and Amy, 22, have stayed in contact while One Direction have embarked on their On The Road Again world tour but are yet to discuss whether their secret romance will blossom.

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  • UPC wins right to use GPS to track staff

    A company should be allowed track the movement of its van drivers by satellite, the Labour Court has ruled. Last year, UPC proposed installing a Global Positioning System vehicle-management system into the transport fleet. This met with opposition from the Unite trade union, which told the Labour Court that “it is a form of Big Brother and a step too far”. The union said it did not believe a GPS system “will improve the company callout times”, and that “there is no need for it”.

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  • Newcastle profits provoke questions

    Newcastle have emerged as one of the most profitable clubs in the Barclays Premier League after announcing record profits of £18.7million last season. It is the four successive year the club has made a profit and cements Newcastle’s position, in financial terms at least, as one of the most successful in the top flight. Everton made a profit last season of £28.2m, Manchester United £23.9m, Chelsea £18.4m and Arsenal £4.7m while Sunderland lost £16.9m and Manchester City made a £23m loss. Mark Jensen, editor of online fanzine themag.co.uk, said he had expected profits to be closer to £50m given the increase in income from television rights and the sale of Yohan Cabaye to Paris St Germain for £19m.

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  • Garda inquiry into death of Fr Niall Molloy vindicated

    The Garda’s review of a contentious inquiry into the killing of Fr Niall Molloy in Co Offaly in 1985 has been vindicated. A high level Government-commissioned review has concluded that no further inquiry into the matter is warranted because the passage of time makes it impractical. Fr Molloy was found dead in the home of Richard and Therese Flynn in Clara, Co Offaly, on July 8th, 1985. Richard Flynn was charged with manslaughter and assault, but was acquitted during a subsequent trial.

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  • Man who died in London Tube accident was trying to save his brother

    A British man died after being hit by a Tube train as he tried to save his brother, who had fallen on to the tracks. The 35-year-old from London was trying to pull his 32-year-old brother to safety at London Underground’s Old Street station when they were both struck. British Transport Police (BTP) said they are not treating the incident as suspicious, adding that it appeared to be a “tragic accident”. The London man was taken to the Royal London Hospital, where he later died.

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  • Japan extends North Korea sanctions

    Japan will extend its sanctions against North Korea for two more years after they expire on April 13. Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the decision was in response to North Korea’s failure to provide a report on its investigation into abductions of Japanese decades ago. Japan bans North Korean-registered ships from entering its ports except for humanitarian reasons. North Korea agreed last May during talks in Sweden, to reinvestigate the abductions in the 1970s and 1980s.

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  • Level one of Super Mario 64 is now playable in your browser

    The first level of Super Mario 64 is now playable in your browser thanks to developer Roystan Ross's HD recreation. "Most of the art assets that were not constructed by me are from Mario Galaxy, but I did all the animations for them," Ross explained.

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