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  • No one can believe what Katie Hopkins has said about migrants now

    Unsurprisingly it’s made a lot of people angry, including Piers Morgan, Russell Brand and Matt Lucas who all stepped in to say so on Twitter. Adding: “Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches.

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  • Patrick Smyth: Ireland’s immigrants sent home €1.8 billion last year

    Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, is worried about Ayan Hasan and her family. In Dublin, Cork and around Ireland there are countless Ayans: Maciejs from Poland, Marias from the Philippines, Esthers from Nigeria . Collectively they sent home last year some €1.8 billion in remittances – 1 per cent of Ireland’s GDP – money that often makes the difference for families between survival and the breadline.

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  • Lord urges Republic to consider rejoining Commonwealth

    The Republic needs to have a “rational and serious debate” about rejoining the Commonwealth, a member of the House of Lords has said. Speaking at the launch of the first branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) in the Republic, Indian-born entrepreneur Lord Diljit Rana said any debate must not be “governed by historical distortion, but rather recognise the truth of today and recognise that the Republic of Ireland has much to offer and lots to receive. “I have been associated with a group of people over the last number of years who firmly believe that the Republic of Ireland joining the Commonwealth would have considerable benefits, further improve relations with Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK and be warmly welcomed by all Commonwealth countries, including .

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  • Anti-water charge protesters to demonstrate in Dublin

    Anti-water charge protestors have said Irish Water will fund the bank bailout and not repair of the water system. Protestors are meeting in Dublin this afternoon to bin their bills in opposition to the water charges. The campaigners meet at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin city centre at 2pm, before marching to Leinster House.

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  • VIDEO: David Beckham utterly shames son Brooklyn

    Even David Beckham can be an embarrassing dad!

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  • Donald Clarke: Game of Thrones star Kit Harington’s Belfast apology

    There’s a great deal to ponder in Game of Thrones. It is not surprising that commentators rarely get around to discussing the comical geography of Westeros. George RR Martin, author of the source novels, has spread a kaleidoscope of communities across his imagined kingdom, but he has made sure the northerners are as grim and austere as possible.

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  • Mark Schutte making his mark for Dublin

    Dónal Óg Cusack cut an exasperated figure when writing in these pages last June about the dearth of attacking talent in Dublin. It was a theme of Cusack’s TV punditry throughout the summer too, where Dublin were concerned though it clearly didn’t find favour with all of their players. “I did really enjoy Dónal Óg banging on there during the year about how we needed new forwards, a clean sweep to find new players,” said Liam Rushe in October. Under new manager Ger Cunningham this year, however, Mark Schutte has arguably been Dublin’s best player.

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  • 34 times Kate Middleton looked drop dead gorgeous in chic maternity wear

    Royal baby number 2 is just around the corner and that means all of The Duchess of Cambridge’s stylish maternity clothing will be heading to the back of her wardrobe. But before that happens, here’s our opportunity to recap several moments

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  • Ruling on human traffickingcould see the State hit for damages

    A landmark High Court ruling on the country’s human trafficking laws could have “significant implications” for prosecutions going through the courts, legal experts have said. The State could also face potential actions for damages and it is possible convictions could be challenged. The warning comes after Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley ruled in the High Court on Wednesday Ireland’s system of identifying people suspected of committing a crime as victims of human trafficking was “inadequate” — and not in compliance with European human rights law. The ruling stemmed from a challenge by a Vietnamese woman, being prosecuted in relation to cannabis cultivation and who was refused a declaration by the State that she was a victim of trafficking.

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  • Former Taoiseach Cowen admits mistakes over bank guarantee

    Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has accepted that mistakes were made in the handling of the controversial bank guarantee of 2008. Earlier this week, Mr Cowen was summoned to give evidence at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry. During an event in Killarney last night, Mr Cowen told Radio Kerry that the government of the time acted to the best of their ability with the information available to them.

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  • Supermodel Gisele Bundchen takes last stroll down catwalk

    Gisele Bundchen bid adieu to the catwalk, strutting her stuff at an emotionally charged show in Sao Paulo that she said will be her last stroll down a runway in a 20-year career that has made her a fashion legend. The 34-year-old Brazilian is married to NFL quarterback Tom Brady, with whom she has two children. As the world’s highest-paid model, according to a 2014 ranking by Forbes magazine, Bundchen is the face of Chanel, Carolina Herrera, and other top brands. Gisele Bundchen wears a creation from the Colcci Summer collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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  • Dublin City Council bills Government for €17.5m water rates

    Dublin City Council is seeking €17.5 million from the Government for commercial rates the council claims are owed on infrastructure taken over by Irish Water. The rates bill relates to the city’s water and drainage network. Before the establishment of Irish Water, developing and maintaining this network would have been funded through the council’s capital budget and formed part of the council’s assets.

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow fails low-budget living challenge

    Gwyneth Paltrow has said her “perspective has been forever altered” after she managed to last only four days of a week-long challenge to live on around £16. The actress was given around 29 US dollars, which is the amount people get in food stamps as part of an American government welfare programme, to promote a New York food bank. She said: “As I suspected, we only made it through about four days, when I personally broke and had some chicken and fresh vegetables (and in full transparency, half a bag of black licorice). Gwyneth, who said her performance was worth “a C-minus”, said: “I’m not suggesting everyone eat organic food from some high horse in the sky.

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  • Guardian mix-up between Balotelli and Sturridge in article about racism

    The Guardian newspaper has been left with egg on its face today - after a disastrous picture mix-up. The newspaper made the mistake in an article about the depressing amount of racist abuse faced by black players in the Premier League. The article itself was a measured analysis of the levels of racism endemic in British football culture, but was totally undermined by the pictures accompanying it. Unfortunately the pictures are of Balotelli, Welbeck and Balotelli again.

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  • the IRISH NEWS: Published 18/04/2015 - Family and friends join vigil in Glasgow to remember Karen

    FAMILY, friends and colleagues of Karen Buckley have joined hundreds of mourners at a vigil for the Irish student in Glasgow city centre. The George Square memorial was organised to show support for the family of the 24-year-old who was found dead on a farm on Wednesday after a four-day police search for her. Around 300 people attended, with many bringing flowers and candles to lay in the square. A piper played as mourners laid flowers and others sang Scottish and Irish songs before a minute's silence was held.

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  • Ancient baby teeth analysis can make our kids healthy - Irish Sun

    The researchers analysed the teeth of children and adults from two 19th-century cemeteries, one at a Workhouse in Ireland where famine victims were buried and the other in London, which holds the graves of some of those who fled the famine. "A simple test on teeth that are naturally shed by children as they grow could provide useful information about future health risks," said lead researcher Julia Beaumont from the University of Bradford. Nitrogen isotope levels are higher in people on protein-rich diets and in breastfed babies, and lower for vegetarian diets. The babies who showed higher nitrogen isotope levels at birth didn't survive into adulthood.

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  • Joan Burton to consider grants proposals for first-time home buyers

    Tánaiste Joan Burton is set to consider proposals to give struggling first-time buyers a hand buying their home with State-funded grants. Labour TD Joe Costello said the initiative was needed as young buyers could not raise these funds and were trapped paying sky-high rents. Mr Costello outlined his plans at this week’s Labour parliamentary party meeting.

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  • Mayor of Limerick shot down over proposed 18-day US trip

    THE Mayor of Limerick was this Wednesday forced into a climbdown over a proposal to go on an 18-day tour of four cities in the United States. Ahead of a special meeting of Limerick City and County Council, members were told of Mayor Kevin Sheahan’s proposal to visit New Brunswick, Boston, Kansas and Santa Clara. One Fine Gael councillor – speaking on condition of anonymity – said the 18-day trip was just “not justifiable”.

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  • Karen Buckley: 'A guest in our city who will never go home'

    Tributes poured in for Cork student Karen Buckley after her body was found on a farm in north Glasgow. Greater Glasgow Police Division’s Facebook page was inundated with hundreds of messages from members of the public expressing shock and heartbreak at the tragedy which has gripped the city for the past week. “[Karen] was a guest in our city and will never go home. “As a nurse Karen helped so many people.

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  • 400 not out: Messi reaches another landmark as Barcelona win again

    Suarez also on target in 2-0 La Liga win over a Valencia side that had chances of their own

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