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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
  • 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
  • Faulty reports of Baz’s millions alert Revenue - The Sunday Business Post

    Baz Ashmawy denies that he made €5 million from sale of tv series TV star Baz Ashmawy was audited by the Revenue Commissioners following incorrect press reports stating that he earned €5 million for his hit show 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy. Ashmawy, who last week won an International Emmy for the show, said the reports, which featured in a number of newspapers, were inaccurate. He said he earned less than €5 million for the sale of the first series to over 100 countries, but would not discuss specific figures. Colette Sexton joined the Sunday Business Post in 2014. As well as being a general reporter, Sexton covers the media and marketing beat for the Sunday Business Post. A native of Co Clare, 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
  • 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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  • VIDEO: Did Diego Costa try to throw his bib at Jose Mourinho?

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho played down any suggestion of a falling-out with Diego Costa after dropping the striker for Sunday's goalless draw at Tottenham. Costa was not used at White Hart Lane as Mourinho lost patience with the striker, who tossed his substitutes' bib over his shoulder in the direction of his manager in the final moments of a goalless draw which will do little to kick-start the Premier League champions' season. Mourinho said: "If he wants to hurt me, it's not with a bib. I have a good relationship with him, no problems. "I think Diego is very privileged because he was the last one to be (put) on the bench. "Everybody was on the bench. I kept him in the team for all these 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
  • 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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  • X Factor 2015: Then there were four, but who has missed out on a place in the semi-final?

    Girl group 4th Impact has missed out on a place in next week’s X Factor semi-final by becoming the latest act to be eliminated from the show. The group, being mentored by judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, landed alongside Rita Ora’s contestant Lauren Murray in the sing off. The girls thanked the British public who voted for them saying: “You guys accepted us and welcomed us into your hearts and that’s unforgettable, thank you so much.” The vote went to a deadlock with 4th Impact receiving the lowest number of votes and being sent home. Cheryl opted to send Murray home and save her act saying: “I have a lot of love and respect for everybody up on this stage tonight… Lauren, that’s probably the best q
  • Anthony Stokes' Celtic future in doubt after sarcastic tweet

    ByJoe McHugh Republic of Ireland striker Anthony Stokes' anger at being sidelined by Celtic boss Ronny Deila spilled over on to Twitter this morning. The 27-year-old has started just one match this season and has barely been on the bench despite Celtic's heavy fixture programme. Following injuries to Scott Brown and Kris Commons and suspensions for Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen, Stokes was named as a substitute for the Europa League tie with Ajax, but failed to make an appearance as Celtic lost 2-1 to the Dutch outfit. Celtic take on Inverness Caley Thistle this afternoon and Stokes far from happy at being left in the stand by Deila. “Buzzing to be brought all the way up to Inverness with the 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
  • Obama says ‘enough is enough’ after Colorado shooting

    Expressing what has become regularly repeated frustration on the issue, US p resident Barack Obama said on Saturday the United States needs to “do something” to make it harder for criminals to get guns after a shooting in Colorado killed three people and injured nine. “We have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period,” Mr Obama said in a statement. “Enough is enough.” In Friday’s shooting, an assailant opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic, a centre that provides health services including abortions, in Colorado Springs. It was the latest in a long series of US mass shootings during Obama’s seven years

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  • Daniel Radcliffe has been sober for two years

    Daniel Radcliffe has been sober for two years. The 26-year-old actor first hit the bottle to help him deal with the fame and fortune he'd wracked up from the 'Harry Potter' franchise, which he had starred in from the age of 11, but he decided he had no option but to ditch the booze and turn his life around otherwise he'd risk destroying his career for ever. Speaking to the Times newspaper's magazine, he explained: "There are moments when you go, 'Oh, I can't do this. I have too much to lose. I don't want to screw this up ... I still smoke though: I still have vices." However, the handsome star, who has had a number of relapses over the years, finds his willpower is tested to its maximum when q
  • Turkey’s president ‘truly saddened’ by Russian jet downing

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has voiced regret over the downing of a Russian military jet, saying his country is “truly saddened” by the incident and wishes it had not occurred. It was the first expression of regret by the leader since Tuesday’s incident, in which Turkish F-16 jets shot down the Russian plane on grounds that it had violated Turkey’s airspace despite repeated warnings to change course. The incident marked the first time in half a century that a Nato member had shot down a Russian plane, and it drew a harsh response from Moscow. Mr Erdogan said: “We are truly saddened by this incident. We wish it hadn’t happened as such, but unfortunately such a thing has happened. I

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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
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's arguments are 'absurd'

    Angelina Jolie's arguments with Brad Pitt are "absurd." The 40-year-old actress and her handsome spouse, 51, who got married last year after 10 years of dating, may seem completely loved up when they appear in public together but even they have little tiffs every now and then. She explained: "Sometimes it just gets absurd. Honestly, you have to laugh at the absurdity sometimes! "But I think if you're both strong-minded people, you push against each other. That's part of what's great about marriage: you want strong dynamics." However, the brunette beauty believes their war of words don't get too out of hand because their main focus is on their children Maddox, 14, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, q
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  • Irish Angling Gets an Early Christmas Present as Irelands World Championship Bronze Medalists Return Home This Afternoon

    The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers (IFSA) World Shore Team arrived back to Dublin this afternoon following their great result in Portugal. A podium finish is always a great result in any competition and I am sure that the Irish team now realise what a fantastic achievement it is to have secured a bronze medal at the 32nd World Shore Angling Championships in Portugal. The team were met at the airport this afternoon by IFSA Chairman Michael Quinn, who welcomed the team home and congratulated all of the individual team members for their sterling efforts that contributed to the success of the team in the World Championships. Michael Quinn commented “the importance of this result cannot be overstated.

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  • 1916 Easter Rising Commemorations -

    The 1916 Rising was the most serious revolt to British rule in Ireland in over a century. It represented an unprecedented explosion of violence for a society that had been remarkably peaceful since the bloodletting of the 1798 rebellion. Of Roger Casement, Bulmer Hobson would recall that "in over 50 years I have met many of the well-known figures of our time. Passing in and out of a network of post and sorting offices, with the GPO as a central hub, were letters, postcards, parcels and small packets.

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  • 9 breathtaking shots from Sir David Attenborough-narrated nature series The Hunt

    The Hunt has been stunning viewers with beautiful shots of the oceans, forests and Arctic. Polar bears have been hunting seals, sparrowhawks have been chasing jays… and so the circle of life continues. Now it’s time for a trip to the plains. Nature fans will have a chance to listen to Sir David Attenborough inform them all about honey badgers, snow geese and cheetahs. Here are our favourite stunning shots from Sunday night’s episode… The Hunt: Nowhere to Hide airs at 9pm on Sunday November 29 on BBC One. q