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  • Simon Cowell dresses his toddler son as a cute little mini-me

    Simon Cowell is clearly enjoying dressing his 18-month-old son as a mini-me, posing for a photo in matching outfits. Fellow X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini posted a photo of the music mogul and little Eric, both in light blue jeans and white tops. The only thing missing from Eric’s outfit is a pair of his father’s signature aviators. This isn’t the first time Simon has dressed his son to look like him. q
  • Galway pensioner wins battle with bank over 1975 deposit

    A Galway pensioner has won her battle with Ulster Bank to honour a lodgement made by her late husband more than 40 years ago. Teresa Scahill (89) spent two years trying to access the money after finding a receipt for a £1,000 punts deposit when going through old documents at her home in Dunmore, Co Galway.

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  • ISIS want mega terror group with Taliban and Al-Qaida to wage 'World War III' - Irish Daily Star

    REVEALING a recruitment document found reveals the terror group’s horrifying ambitions.It includes details about a plot to attack US soldiers as they withdraw from Afghanistan and how they hope to target key American and Pakistani government officials. The 32-page document, entitled “A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC), the Caliphate According to the Prophet”, describes uniting dozens of factions of the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into one single army of terror. It also claims that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, should be recognised as the sole ruler of the world’s one billion Muslims. HORROR: The Taliban has wrought havoc in Pakistan and Afghanistan [GETTY]A never-before-seen history of ISIS and chilling details of future battle plans are also included in the document.

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  • City starlet Byrne 'nuts' like Keane, says Vieira

    Patrick Vieira believes his Manchester City teen star Jack Byrne is just as "nuts" as his former nemesis Roy Keane. After consulting with first-team manager Manuel Pellegrini, City reserve team coach Vieira opted to send 19-year-old Dubliner Byrne on loan to Dutch club SC Cambuur for the season. The Irish U21 midfielder had been granted a new three-year contract by Pellegrini ahead of last month’s move and the Frenchman reckons the temporary stint abroad will be integral in the youngster developing into the player City chiefs reckon he can become for club and country.

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  • Aldi set to pay €7,500 to girl after store manager's 'tinker' remark

    An instruction by an Aldi store manager to a security guard “to keep an eye on the tinkers in aisle three” yesterday cost the German retailer €7,500. At Ennis Circuit Court, Judge Gerald Keys approved the award to a 17-year-old Traveller girl arising from the incident at the Aldi store in Ennis on November 5 last. Patrick Quinn, counsel for the Ennis girl, said Aldi offered the €7,500 but has made no admission of liability in the defamation action being brought by the girl. Mr Quinn said the girl was at the Aldi store on Francis St with her infant brother, accompanied by an adult member of the Traveller community who was with her own infant son.

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  • Airplane debris found in Indian Ocean, speculation that it may be from missing Malaysian airlines flight

    Debris, which appears to be from an airplane, has been found in the Indian Ocean today. Although it is too soon to say, it is speculated that it could be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014. The debris, which looks like it may be part of an airplane wing, was found off Reunion Island, near Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. CNN analysts have said that the debris may be part of a Boeing 777, and if that turns out to be the case, the debris would likely be from MH370. q
  • Inquiry showed once gung-ho Taoiseach to be a weak performer

    IMAGINE for a moment that it is April 2007 and the leaders of Fine Gael and Labour are hosting a joint press conference. It is two weeks before the general election and they have just announced their intention, if elected, to put us on a surer economic footing. Enda Kenny and Pat Rabbitte tell the assembled journalists that it would be their intention to widen our tax base by introducing a property tax and water charges, and that they are planning to introduce a law to stop Irish people buying property in utterly daft locations, either here or abroad, in an effort to save them for themselves. Remember how, back then during his long period in opposition, Enda Kenny, often seemed to be hanging on to the Fine Gael leadership by the skin of his teeth.

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  • O’Donovan Rossa support for Polish independence to be recalled

    As the State prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa at the weekend, O’Donovan Rossa’s championing of the cause of Polish freedom will be marked by a lecture in Dublin. Gabriel Doherty of the School of History at University College Cork will give a lecture entitled “Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: Irish nationalist and champion of the cause of Poland” at Polish House, 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.

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  • Louis Walsh is returning to the X Factor as a cleaner - yes you read right

    Louis Walsh is returning to 'The X Factor', as a cleaner - yes a cleaner. The music manager will be seen sweeping the floor of a fictional 'X Factor' laboratory where Simon Cowell cooks up ideas to create money-making pop sensations. Of course we all know Louis was a judge on the singing competition for 11 years before he was sacked earlier this year, leading to speculation he'd fallen out with his close friend, fellow judge and show boss Simon Cowell. Speaking before the announcement was made, Louis said: "I think I'm done with 'X Factor' honestly. q
  • Illegal immigrants will be returned to home state – David Cameron

    Illegal immigrants attempting to enter Britain will be returned to their home countries, prime minister David Cameron said yesterday, as migrants continued to enter the site around the Channel Tunnel in France. Speaking in Vietnam during a tour of southeast Asia, Mr Cameron said Britain was “not a safe haven” for illegal migrants, as the Calais migrant crisis continued to dominate news coverage in Britain.

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  • Joan Burton accused of ‘picking on’ lone parents

    Tánaiste Joan Burton has been asked what her problem is with lone parents as she was accused of “picking on” them. Sinn Féin social protection spokesman Aengus Ó Snodaigh made the allegation during a Dáil debate on a Private Members’ motion calling for a reversal of social welfare payment cuts to lone parents once their youngest child reaches seven years of age. Mr Ó Snodaigh described lone parents as “one of the most deprived groups in the Irish State”, who “are most deserving of State intervention to help them out of poverty”.

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  • VIDEO Black Mass trailer - Johnny Depp is terrifying

    Remember when Johnny Depp used to actually be an actor, rather than a cartoon with an English accent who seemed drunk all the time? Well it looks like he's back in Black Mass. It's the story of mobster Whitey Bulger who came up quickly in Boston and ended up collaborating with the FBI - who turned a blind eye to his illegal activities. This looks like its going to focus more on his early life but things were always colourful for Bulger, with the criminal later being frequently sighted in Ireland during his years on the run. q
  • Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley marry in star-studded ceremony

    Director Guy Ritchie has married his long-term girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley. He said ‘I do’ to 33-year-old model Jacqui at their country home in Wiltshire. Jacqui’s stepsons David Banda and Rocco, from Guy’s marriage to singer Madonna, were also in the photo. Both David and Victoria Beckham took to their social media accounts to congratulate the couple. q
  • Peter O’Sullevan, ‘the voice of racing’, dies aged 97

    Peter O’Sullevan was rightly called ‘The Voice of Racing’ and not just because he turned in a 50-year shift behind the microphone at a time when the greatest legends were being made across all sports. Grey-haired from the early 60s, he was a grandfather figure to several generations of racing fans, an upright and responsible guide to a louche demiworld. Any review of the big moments in horse racing history would come with an O’Sullevan soundtrack. Arkle’s Gold Cups, Red Rum’s Grand Nationals, Grundy against Bustino in the race of the century, Dawn Run and Desert Orchid pounding up the Cheltenham hill: those were all his.

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  • Get Down Off That

    The Convention Centre, Spencer Dock, Dublin Anne Luimneach writes: Most buildings in Dublin are not cleaned by women walking out on the ledge in high heels!  / q
  • Could one glass of red wine a day keep bowel cancer at bay? 'Miracle' ingredient may protect against the disease - Big News Network

    Big News Network - Want a big family? Start at 23... and by the age of 32 to have ...

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  • Man charged with IRA membership at late court sitting

    Man arrested by gardaí following ongoing operation in Dublin area

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  • HBO: Game of Thrones to end after three more seasons

    Game Of Thrones fans, brace yourselves: The fantasy saga’s end is perhaps just a few years away. HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo says the drama series’ producers are leaning towards three more seasons after the just-concluded series five. “I’m always hoping they’re going to change their minds, but I think that’s what we’re looking at right now,” Mr Lombardo told a Television Critics Association meeting in Beverly Hills. Asked about the possibility of a prequel series, Mr Lombardo said he believed there was “enormous story material” to be mined for such a project. q
  • Ireland dream team: We pick our best ever Ireland XI - Irish Sun

    Robbie Keane has named his all-time Ireland XI featuring players that he's played alongside during ...

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  • Irish economy back at 2007 size, CSO figures show

    The Irish economy grew faster than expected last year, according to official figures from the CSO - and is now at pre-financial crisis size. "What's interesting is that we've now recovered – the size of the economy is now the same size, or in excess of what is was in 2007," said statistician Michael Connolly.

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