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  • Farewell to Paul O’Connell, the greatest leader Ireland ever had

    Sean Farrell reports from the Millennium Stadium IT WAS HORRIBLE to watch. Like a slow-motion scene from a tragic war movie, Paul O’Connell delved as deep as he has ever dug inside himself. After a horrible twist of the knee, the play went on in front of him. He looked up, forced his mighty hands into the turf and heaved himself off the grass, only for another bullet of pain to put him down again. Source: James Crombie/INPHO His troops could see him writhing in agony 30 yards ahead on the horizon, but they couldn’t waste time worrying. They had to continue on as if were O’Connell was still standing by their side, roaring orders and pushing through tackle after tackle. Joe Schmidt admitted the

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  • X Factor 2015: Mason Noise booted off after on-stage row with Simon Cowell

    The X Factor’s Mason Noise was sensationally axed from the competition after being branded “a complete a******e” by Simon Cowell. The cocky 21-year-old clashed with the TV mogul during the Six Chair Challenge following a bizarre strop over the length of his audition slot. Noise belted out a mash-up of tunes from The Weeknd, Blackstreet and Justin Timberlake, with a little help from a singing partner who also danced with him on the stage. The crowd loved the performance, but it all went wrong when the music stopped. “I’ve got something to say. Y’know what? I invite you all to film this, or put up your phones. They ain’t going to throw four or five thousand people out,” Noise said. The X Factor

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  • Three dead, including a Garda, in Louth shooting

    It's understood Gardaí were called to a house in Omeath just after 6pm this evening. The scene has been sealed off and an investigation launched. The office of the state pathologist has been notified. Local Journalist Ken Murray spoke to us just a few minutes ago: “The details are still unclear at this stage, but what I’m hearing is that an incident occurred in a house, in the village of Omeath. “It seems that a shooting took place. “I understand that the Gardaí were called and when they arrived at the door to investigate the incident, one of the Gardaí was shot. “Another shooting occurred shortly afterwards. “The details are scarce at the moment, but more will be known in the coming hours.” q
  • Ireland football fans come up with greatest banner of all time

    Shane Long wrote his name into the history books on Thursday night with a superb match-winning goal against Germany. Ireland fans have a new hero, and one group has come up with the banner to end all banners in his honour. Take a bow lads, superb stuff. Shane Long has been rewarded with a starting place against Poland tonight. Republic of Ireland team to face Poland – Randolph, Coleman, Keogh, O Shea, Brady; Whelan McCarthy Hendrick, McClean, Walters, Long.

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  • Irish firm’s product to mask online activity

    Online privacy has been a hot topic since the Snowden revelations on global surveillance programmes. One Irish company hoping to help people protect themselves online is InvizBox. The firm, which is based in Dublin, is currently developing a device that will help people to mask their online activity regardless of whether they are accessing on a laptop or mobile device, and it will work outside the home. InvizBox was set up by Paul and Elizabeth Canavan, and Chris Monks. The company is currently taking part in the New Frontiers Accelerator programme. The company took its first product, InvizBox, to Indiegogo to raise the funds for its production. That was a low-power device that you plugged into

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  • Twitter is livid at Lewandowski leading Poland to victory

    After 10 games in Group D, two play-off games remain between Ireland and Euro 2016. A 2-1 defeat to Poland meant that a ‘Super Sunday’ for Irish sport ended up with Ireland gate-crashing Poland’s party. It could’ve been different too, even after Grzegorz Krychowiak had given the Poles a 13th-minute lead. After all, Twitter hadn’t even time to react before Ireland were level! Walters was key in stopping the World Champions, but Ireland were finding Robert Lewandowski a whole other task. Although we could’ve tried marking him! Not everyone impressed with the Polish front-man, particularly Brian Kerr! And Eamon Dunphy was grabbing attention too for his description of Poland’s Pazdan. …As well as

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  • Relative tells of ‘horrendous’ tragedy that kills 10 in Carrickmines

    The victims of a horror blaze which claimed 10 lives including five children may have been enjoying a “little do” before the fire broke out, a relative said. Margaret Donohue, 35, from Lucan in west Dublin, believed her cousins and in-laws were having a gathering and may have fallen asleep before the inferno broke out at a halting site for travellers near Dublin on Saturday. They were the latest in a number of deaths to afflict the Connors and Lynch families. Forensics officers combed the blackened remains of a prefabricated unit as they searched for clues. A child’s buggy and chair sat abandoned in the middle of the yard. Ms Donohue said: “It is horrendous, it is horrible for anybody.” The fire

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  • Joe Brolly: The GAA doesn’t have to apologise to anyone

    IN 2008, Martin McAleese, husband of then President Mary, attended a meeting between loyalist commanders and community leaders, and Ryan Feeney, a high ranking member of the Ulster Council of the GAA. The loyalists were interested in the GAA’s community model and how it could help regenerate the protestant ghettoes in Belfast. The summit took place in the community centre on the Shankill Road. After Martin and Ryan had made a lengthy presentation, the two men shared some tea and buns with the group. Jackie McDonald, the notorious UDA brigadier, warmly shook their hands. ” great to have you here,” he said. “Thanks Jackie” said Feeney, “I wonder what would have happened if we’d come here 10 years

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  • Chairwoman of Irish Water parent to resign

    Rose Hynes, the chairwoman of Ervia, the State company that controls Irish Water, plans to resign from the role this week to focus on other commitments. Ms Hynes recently joined the board of agri-business company, Origin Enterprises, and also chairs the Shannon Group, the State entity responsible for Shannon Airport and the region’s tourism and commercial development. Owen Killian is shortly due to step down as chair of Origin. Ervia confirmed yesterday that she has signalled her intention to resign as its chairwoman on Friday, October 16th, as she will no longer be able to commit the necessary time and attention to the company. Ms Hynes also sits on the boards of fruit importer and distributor,

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  • WATCH: Real men DO cry: Ian Madigan sums up the emotion of a nation

    Ian Madigan’s tears at the end of Ireland’s victory over France this evening summed up what the win meant to the team, and what it cost them. When Ireland lost their talismans, Paul O’Connell and Johhny Sexton, the Ireland team could have buckled. Instead Madigan and teammates all over the field stepped up and put in a second-half performance that will live long in the memory. Just look at his reaction at the final whistle. Madigan’s tears summed up how many viewing the game felt, and they appreciated the honesty and openness of his reaction to the win.

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  • Martin O’Neill defiant after Poland defeat

    Martin O’Neill cut a defiant figure despite the Republic of Ireland’s failure to obtain a high-scoring draw or victory in Warsaw that would have seen his side qualify automatically for Euro 2016. Ireland’s 2-1 defeat coupled with Germany’s victory over Georgia means a two-legged play-off must be negotiated if Ireland are to make it France next Summer. “It is true that I would have taken a play-off before the qualification process began,” commented O’Neill. “There still was a chance for us to get there tonight without a play-off but it was a tough game and tough to ask for the same intensity that we had the previous night against Germany. It was a short turnaround and Poland had a world class

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  • Major Drugs Seizure in Dublin

    Three people arrested following €1.6 million worth of class A drugs find Three people have been arrested in Dublin following a €1.6 million drugs seizure. A vehicle was stopped and searched on Conyingham Road in Islandbridge yesterday. Heroin and cocaine were discovered and a 45-year-old man was arrested at the scene. A 24-year-old man and a woman aged 21 were arrested. All three are being held at Lucan and Finglas Garda stations.

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  • Michael Conlon at his imperious best to reach World Championship final

    Michael Conlan became the second Irish male to qualify for a World Championship final with victory at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena in Doha on Sunday night. Belfast bantamweight Conlan was at his imperious best when dispatching Dzmitry Asanau of Belarus – the world No 17 and a silver medallist at the European Games – in 56kg semi-final, claiming a 3-0 unanimous decision win, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 after controlling the fight. The 23-year-old will hope to surpass Jason Quigley’s 2013 silver-medal campaign when he takes on Murodjon Akhmadaliev of Uzbekistan on Wednesday – Katie Taylor has, of course, won five women’s titles at world level. While two judges surprisingly scored the second round

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  • Taoiseach: My intention is to have the General Election in the Spring of 2016

    The Taoiseach Enda Kenny appears to have ruled out a November General Election. After weeks of hinting that he might go to the polls after the Budget, Mr Kenny today insisted he wants to wait until Spring 2016. The recent speculation has put considerable strain on relations between Fine Gael and the Labour party, who oppose a pre-Christmas vote. In an interview on RTE's The Week in Politics, Mr Kenny claimed he has been consistent on the matter. The Taoiseach said: "Well I haven't changed my mind, I've been very consistent in anything I've said about this. "My intention is to have the General Election in the Spring of 2016, and I see no reason to change that."

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  • X Factor: 13 things we learnt from the Six Seat Challenge

    From dramatic arguments on stage to contestants returning after being axed – this week’s X Factor was not short on drama. Nick Grimshaw’s boys were the first on the stage, followed by Cheryl’s groups, who were all vying for one of six seats on offer to get a place at their judge’s house. But it was Simon who got the last say over one contestant – ordering Mason Noise to leave the stage after an outburst about the short slot he received on the show. Here is what we learnt from this week’s show. 1. We’re all wondering where Caroline Flack has gone. 2. Every contestant said they wanted a seat in the Six Chair Challenge, but did they understand what this really meant? 3. Despite taking Nick’s first q
  • English Jockey left a paraplegic after race fall suing Australian jockey who won race - Irish Sun

    Irish Sun Monday 12th October, 2015 LONDON, UK - An English jockey who suffered acute spinal cord injuries in a race fall in Australia six years ago is suing a fellow jockey who he says caused the fall. It was the second last race of the day at Queanbeyan, near Canberra, on June 28 2009 when Paul Goode's mount Shot Of The Rails fell in the back straight, about 1,000 metres from the finish in the Cemex Building Handicap over 1,460 metres. The horse crashed through the running rail catapulting Goode to the inside cinders track. The extent of the 31-year old rider's condition was such that ambulance officers refused to move him until a helicopter could transport him to hospital. Unfortunately a

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  • Drumm lawyers will have to prove ex-banker not a flight risk

    David Drumm ’s lawyers will have to prove that he is not a flight risk if he is to avoid custody during what could be a lengthy extradition process. In such cases in the US individuals are not entitled to a presumption that they will be granted bail. David Drumm will appear before a magistrate judge in the extradition proceedings on Tuesday. The Boston Herald reported that Mr Drumm would appear before magistrate judge Marianne Bowler at the Moakley Courthouse in Boston on Tuesday morning. A spokeswoman for the US Attorney’s office in Boston declined to confirm the name of the judge that Mr Drumm would appear before, saying that she would know the judge before Tuesday’s appearance. The hearing

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  • Kenny likely to brush off election date controversy

    Try as it might, Fianna Fáil was getting little traction for its comparisons between Enda Kenny and Gordon Brown last week as the prospect of a November election gathered pace. Brown famously baulked at an early election after becoming prime minister in 2007, a decision from which he never recovered. Kenny, in office for 4½ years, was leaning towards going to the country a few months before the end of his term. Brown was spooked by a strong Tory conference that was capped by a policy announcement of a significant change to inheritance tax, a move seen as popular in marginal seats. The Taoiseach, on the other hand, was being faced down by his junior Coalition partner that, constitutionally, has

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  • Romania and Albania book Euro 2016 spots

    Romania and Albania have successfully reached Euro 2016, with two more berths in the finals still to be decided on Sunday as the final round of qualifying matches continues. Constantin Budescu struck twice and Alexandru Maxim was also on target as Romania secured their place in France with a 3-0 victory in the Faroe Islands. Budescu opened the scoring in the fourth minute in rain-soaked Torshavn and added another with a cross-shot on the stroke of half-time. The Faroes did make life difficult for the visitors but substitute Maxim eased nerves seven minutes from time, sending Romania through as Group F runners-up behind Northern Ireland with an unbeaten record. Albania also qualified as runners-up

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  • Government can solve homelessness crisis, rally hears

    The homelessness crisis could be solved with the necessary political will, given that there are several sources of funding available to the Government to provide housing for those currently without a home, an economist has told a rally highlighting the issue. Dr Tom O’Connor, of Cork Institute of Technology, told a rally organised by the House the Homeless campaign group that there were several options available to the Government to obtain the funding to build social housing to alleviate the crisis. “Homelessness is not an intractable problem if somebody had the political will to do something about it. “The Government will tell you that they can’t get the money to build the houses to cater for

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