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  • Someone has won more than €8m in tonight's Lotto

    There was one winner of tonight's Lotto Jackpot, worth €8,244,501. The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 16, 24, 33 and 42. The bonus number was 47. More than 49,500 players won prizes in tonight’s draw. Wednesday's jackpot is heading for €2m. There was no winner of the top Lotto Plus 1 prize of €500,000. The numbers drawn were: 7, 11, 17, 23, 39 and 47. The bonus number was 34. There was no winner of the top Lotto Plus 2 prize of €250,000. The numbers drawn were: 6, 16, 25, 28, 40 and 45. The bonus number was 30. q
  • This is the 'carnage' a pensioner and teen left behind after stealing a fire engine

    A pensioner and a teenager have been arrested after a fire engine was stolen from a station and crashed at speed into a nearby row of cars and houses. A scene of destruction has been left on the Glenarm Road in Larne, Co Antrim, after the vehicle ploughed into at least eight cars before smashing into a number of terraced homes. Police said two men made off from the scene of the crash in the coastal Co Antrim town. Officers said two men, aged 66 and 19, were later arrested. One of the detained men had earlier been treated in hospital for injuries. Both are in custody for questioning. Author Thomas Jobling, who lives on the Glenarm Road, was asleep in bed when he heard a massive crash around 4.30am. q
  • Ireland may need to rethink its place in EU

    The upcoming UK in-out referendum on Europe is the biggest event to affect Irish foreign policy since Ireland joined the European Economic Community with Britain in 1973. On balance, the impact of Brexit is negative for Ireland. Trade is expected to suffer the biggest adverse reaction.  Ireland is a small open export-led economy heavily reliant on the health of its customer countries.  The UK is the destination for 20% of all Irish services exports and 14% of all Irish goods exports. The cyclical nature of services exports would be sensitive to any drop in UK economic growth, while narrowly applied trade barriers on products/sectors where Irish goods exports are concentrated could have significant

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  • Ant and Dec pranked Bear Grylls on Saturday Night Takeaway...and Twitter loved that he got revenge

    Bear Grylls joked it was the “day from hell”. But viewers found the evening Ant and Dec spent pranking him, well, absolutely hilarious. Bear thought he was simply out having a nice meal at a celebrated restaurant famed for being staffed by blind people, where you eat your meal totally in the dark. But the TV presenters had taken over the entire restaurant. All the customers were actors and everyone was in on it – yep, even Bear’s wife. Ant and Dec said it was an undercover first – because they could be face to face with their victim without wearing disguises. So, they completely hijacked the meal. They started off tame and just got the waiter to tap Bear on the head. Later, Ant crept up next q
  • Lena Dunham hospitalised

    Lena Dunham has been rushed to hospital. The 29-year-old 'Girls' creator will undergo surgery after suffering an "ovarian cyst rupture" today. Her representative told PEOPLE: "Lena Dunham has been very public with her personal bouts with endometriosis. This morning, she suffered from an ovarian cyst rupture and has been taken to the hospital. Lena will be undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital. We thank you for your understanding and hope that Lena's privacy will be respected." Last month Lena warned fans she would not be promoting the latest season of 'Girls' after experiencing a painful flare-up of endometriosis - a condition which causes tissue to grow outside of the uterus and can q
  • Homeless man lands job at pizza restaurant thanks to Facebook post

    Why can’t every post we see on Facebook be as awesome as this? When Michael Marteen, from Sacramento, spotted a homeless man sitting outside a shop and handing out CVs last month, he decided to give him a helping hand. Michael uploaded these photos of Frederick Callison and his job hunt on to his Facebook page – and his plight gained the attention of gourmet pizza joint Pizza Rocks. Michael Marteen – This homeless man was sitting outside of… | Facebook Brilliantly, Pizza Rocks offered Frederick a job as a cook after seeing his employment history and his determination to find work. As Michael wrote on Facebook, Frederick had a sign placed next to him that simply said “Need work, and hungry”. But q
  • Premier League rumours: Man United in for Kroos, Conte poised on Chelsea move

    Manchester United are planning a move for Real Madrid’s Germany international midfielder Toni Kroos, according to the Daily Mirror. The Daily Express says United will also try to lure Barcelona defender Marc Bartra to Old Trafford. The Daily Telegraph claims Antonio Conte will finalise a deal to take over as Chelsea boss during a meeting with Roman Abramovich in Monte Carlo in the next seven days. Newcastle’s next boss could be former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez, reports The Sun. And finally, Jurgen Klopp has opened the door for Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic, currently on loan at Fenerbahce, to return to Anfield in the summer, reports the Daily Star. q
  • Claire Danes' glowing fibre-optic gown at the Met Gala is all our fairytale dreams come true

    Claire Danes has now set the bar really high for how to slay it on the red carpet. The 37-year-old actress literally lit up the red carpet as she arrived at the Met Gala wearing a gorgeous ballgown by Zac Posen – a nod to this year’s theme Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. The Homeland star arrived with her husband Hugh Dancy and the designer himself at the star-studded event in New York. But the incredible show-stopping moment happened when the lights were dimmed and the dress looks like THIS! For those curious as to just how Posen pulled off this jaw-dropping feat, the dress was made from fibre-optic organza material with 30 mini battery packs fitted inside the gown. The designer

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  • Man charged with murder after woman doused with petrol and set alight

    A man has been charged with murder after a woman died days after being doused with petrol and set alight, Greater Manchester Police have said. Stephen Archer, 50, has also been charged with arson with intent to endanger life. He will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court on Monday. The 49-year-old victim - reported to be his sister - died on Friday after suffering 70% burns to her body shortly before 9.45am on Monday at an address on Surbiton Road in Newton Heath, Manchester. She was taken to hospital but later died. A 19-year-old woman escaped uninjured from an upstairs window of the house with help from neighbours. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said they were called to reports that a man q
  • British firm apologises over deadly disinfectant sold in South Korea

    British firm Reckitt Benckiser has apologised and has pledged to compensate hundreds of those killed or injured by deadly disinfectants it sold in South Korea. The move came five years after the government ordered the company to remove the offending products from shelves for health risks. Ataur Safdar, head of Reckitt Benckiser’s Korean division, said the company accepted responsibility and wanted to make amends. He spoke at a news conference where he was interrupted by angry and tearful victims and family members who swore and hit him. A teenager using an oxygen tank, and four other people who were apparently victims or their families, walked to the stage to confront Mr Safdar. “Can you save

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  • Euro 2016 could lead to the end of many relationships warn marriage counsellors

    Marriage counsellors have warned that Euro 2016 could trigger the final whistle for hundreds of rocky relationships across Ireland, as tensions among couples reach an all-time high. Therapists are anticipating a sharp surge in demand for their services, as exasperated partners show their footie-mad fellas the red card in the days following the end of the tournament, which kicks off in France next month. Leading charity Relationships Ireland said the fallout from international soccer tournaments has in the past always led to a sharp increase in the numbers of couples seeking counselling, particularly in households where one party is an ardent supporter of the boys in green and their partner has zero interest in sport. Tony Moore, a therapist with the organisation, said that while big sporting events cannot be solely blamed for break-ups or separations, they can bring underlying tensions in a relationship to a head and prove to be the final straw for many couples stuck in unhappy marriages.

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  • WATCH: Irish lads cover Adele

    In the same week that Adele is rocking it at her Dublin gigs, two Irish guys have gone viral. Ronan Scolard and Glenn Murphy recorded their own version of Someone Like You, and people are loving it. Already sites like MTV, USA Today and TIME have shared the video. Take a look: “WATCH: Irish lads cover Adele – and it’s beautiful” via q
  • Dubs come back in second half to beat Cork

    Dublin 2-14 Cork 2-10 Dublin overcame a dreadful first-half in Croke Park this evening to maintain their unbeaten run in the top tier of this season’s Allianz League. Cork, routed at home by Roscommon last weekend, kept the reigning league and All-Ireland champions scoreless for the first 22 minutes and held a seven-point lead at the interval. Yet they still found themselves steamrolled for most of the second-half. Both teams will harbour mixed emotions. Colm O’Neill, starting his first game of the campaign, was integral to Cork’s unexpected drive in the opening period, claiming 1-3 of their 2-7 total and having a hand in other scores. His goal came from the penalty spot after Philly McMahon q
  • Starbucks being sued over too much ice in cold drinks

    Starbucks has been accused in legal action of overfilling its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid. The lawsuit was filed last week in Chicago on behalf of Stacy Pincus, a local woman who accuses the coffee giant of misleading consumers. The action alleges that an iced beverage advertised at 24 ounces contains about 14 ounces of fluid. Starbucks spokeswoman Jaime Riley said on Monday that the company considers the lawsuit to be without merit. She said customers understand that ice is part of an iced beverage, noting that Starbucks remakes beverages if customers are not satisfied. The lawsuit seeks class-action status, which could allow it to cover

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  • Most wanted drug lord in Peru arrested

    Colombian police have announced the capture of an alleged dangerous drug lord described as Peru’s most-wanted criminal. Gerson Galvez, or “Caracol”, was arrested at a Medellin shopping centre and deported to Peru less than 24 hours later because he did not have migration papers.  Galvez was first spotted in March in Ecuador before being seen in Panama and Colombia. Dubbed by Peruvian media as the “new El Chapo”, in reference to Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, Galvez is wanted in connection with 101 killings in Peru, where he is also alleged to have managed large shipments of cocaine from the nation’s main seaport in Callao. The head of Peru’s police, General Vicente Romero, came personally

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  • Radiohead mystery may be publicity stunt

    Radiohead has disappeared — from the internet, that is. With no explanation, all of the postings on the UK band’s Twitter and Facebook accounts had been deleted, and its website had gone completely white.  Postings on frontman Thom Yorke’s Twitter account had disappeared as well. Radiohead’s disappearance from the web may have something to do with the group’s forthcoming as-yet untitled album, which does not yet have a release date but is rumoured to be coming out in the first half of this year. The act’s last album, The King of Limbs, arrived in 2011.  On Saturday, some of the band’s UK fans received mysterious leaflets in the mail which featured an abstract artwork and an embossed Radiohead

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  • Simon Cowell thought his son didn't like him: 'Maybe he hates me'

    Simon Cowell used to think his son hated him. The 56-year-old music mogul has son Eric, two, with girlfriend Lauren Silverman but joked that for the first six months of the tot's life, he was convinced that Eric disliked him. Simon told Us Weekly: "For the first six months, I honestly thought, [this] is the most one-sided conversation I've ever had in my life, I'm not getting anything back here. Maybe he hates me. "And then after about a year and a half, suddenly, you get this connection. And they start talking to you. And you can teach them things. It's an amazing feeling." However, Simon and Eric now have a strong bond and the 'America's Got Talent' judge could not be prouder of his little q
  • PIN inventor recalls ‘eureka moment’ 50 years on

    The man behind personal identification number (PIN) technology, which allows people to withdraw cash from bank machines, has recalled his “eureka moment” as he marks 50 years since its invention. James Goodfellow, 79, was a young engineer working in Glasgow in the 1960s when the banks were looking for a way of letting customers get hold of their money after branches closed on a Saturday morning. Mr Goodfellow said he had gained no financial benefit from his invention but has gradually received recognition over the years. Mr Goodfellow, who lives with wife of 50 years Helen in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, said: “The banks wanted an automatic cash dispenser — something that would provide a service 24/7 unmanned.

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  • Almost 22,000 firms in JobBridge rejection since 2012

    Almost 22,000 applications by companies to take part in the Government’s JobBridge scheme have been rejected since 2012, the Department of Social Protection confirmed. According to Social Protection Minister Joan Burton, potential host organisations are required to meet specific terms and conditions in order to take part in the job activation scheme. Ms Burton said reasons for rejection have included ineligibility as it would displace other workers; the employer required candidates to have experience; a failure to meet the minimum number of paid employees required to be present; or exceeding the quota permitted for the size of the organisation. In response to a parliamentary question from TD Paul Murphy, the minister also revealed that 12,711 monitoring visits of internships had been carried out between 2012 and 2015 and that 98% of them were found to be fully compliant with the terms and conditions of the scheme.

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  • Security forces on high alert over threat to Easter Rising commemorations

    Security services on both sides of the border have been on high alert over a threatened hijacking of the Easter Rising commemorations by dissident republicans. In the last two months the danger has been warned of at least twice by experienced officers. The big concern is that terrorist splinter groups will attempt a spectacular as the Republic of Ireland honours those who fought and died in the 1916 Easter Rising. Among these small but lethal renegade groups are the Continuity IRA, the Real IRA, "new" IRA and Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH). While an attack on the Republic of Ireland's soil is virtually unheard of, any one of these closely monitored hardcore factions would look upon preparations to q