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  • We are winning, claims Donald Trump in Florida campaign stop

    A defiant Donald Trump has blamed his worsening campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media, as he fights to energise his most loyal supporters with his prospects of winning the presidency shrinking. With 14 days to go until election day, the Republican nominee campaigned in battleground Florida as his team conceded publicly as well as privately that crucial Pennsylvania may be slipping away. That would leave a razor-thin pathway to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House on November 8. Despite continued difficulties with women and minorities, Mr Trump is refusing to soften his message in the campaign's final days to broaden his appeal, and offered an optimistic q
  • British man found dead and tied to bench at Malaga airport

    A British man has been found dead outside Malaga airport in Spain. The man was discovered bound to a bench with cable ties on Friday morning with his trousers pulled down to his ankles, according to Spanish media. The British foreign office said they were aware of the reports but could not confirm the identity of the man.

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  • Three arrested following armed robbery in Dublin

    Three men have been arrested after an armed robbery in the Raheny area of Dublin yesterday evening. Raiders wearing masks and armed with a gun and a baseball bat entered a convenience store at the Edenmore shopping centre shortly before half past six. They demanded money before fleeing with a small amount of cash and some cigarettes. Two men were detained for questioning closeby, soon after the incident, and a third man was detained later. q
  • Video: Transatlantic flight lands safely at Shannon after two-hour drama

    Update 2.34pm: A transatlantic flight has landed safely at Shannon Airport having burned off fuel for almost two hours after the crew reported a problem shortly after taking off from Belfast. There were 121 passengers and a crew of nine on board. Update 2.16pm: A transatlantic flight has completed a low flypast over the runway at Shannon Airport to allow traffic controllers carry out a visual inspection of the landing gear from the tower. Earlier: Emergency services are standing by at Shannon Airport for an aircraft due around 2pm. writes Patrick Flynn. The United Airlines jet has been burning off aviation fuel for almost two hours after the crew reported a problem shortly after taking off from q
  • 'I know how to behave', says Conte after Mourinho confrontation

    Antonio Conte was unapologetic after Jose Mourinho appeared to take exception to the Chelsea head coach asking for more from the Stamford Bridge faithful in Sunday’s 4-0 Premier League win over Manchester United. Mourinho, twice sacked by Chelsea after three times winning the Premier League title, was embarrassed on his return in opposition as United imploded. The United boss spoke at length to Conte at the final whistle, with suggestions the Portuguese had been annoyed that the Italian had encouraged the home support to cheer on the Blues when they were already 4-0 up. Reports in Italian media said Mourinho told Conte: “You don’t celebrate like that at 4-0, you can do it at 1-0, otherwise it’s

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  • Ex-Vodafone employee jailed for stealing almost €2m

    A former senior manager with Vodafone has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing almost €2m from the company. Wexford man Niall Barron pleaded guilty to the theft of the money over a four year period. Mr Barron pleaded guilty to a number of counts of causing loss to Vodafone. Niall Barron has an address at Ard na Cuan in Wexford town. He formerly held the position of head of corporate financial services at the telecoms company. The judge said it wasn not clear how much Mr Barron had benefited personally, but that he had deprived the company of €1.9m. He said it was a very sophisticated, premeditated and sustained breach of trust over long time between 2003 and 2007. A number of q
  • Missing jet-skier located in Dublin

    In Dublin, the Coast Guard have located a missing jet-skier and his submerged craft, north off Ireland’s Eye. Howth lifeboat brought him back to shore where an ambulance was waiting, however the casualty was wearing a life jacket and didn’t have any serious injuries. The alert was raised around 3.30pm this afternoon, when the Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter and Howth RNLI lifeboats all responded. As the rescue operation was ending, crews noticed that members of the public were in danger of being washed over by waves breaking on the East Pier in Howth. One person was assisted back to safety, and the Coast Guard then maintained a position on the pier until the high tide receded. The public are being

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  • Russia tops league for number of visas to study in Ireland

    Russia tops the league table for the number of study visas to Ireland issued over the last three years, followed by Saudi Arabia, China and India. India had the highest number of visas refused for an individual country. Figures released by the Department of Justice showed that between 2013 and last year 7,268 visas were issued to students from the Russian Federation, while 100 applications were refused. Saudi Arabian students, in second place, accounted for 4,945 study visas issued by the State. A total of nine visa applications were refused from Saudi Arabian students. A total of 4,496 visas were issued to students from the People’s Republic of China, just under 500 fewer than to Saudi Arabian

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  • Ronan O'Gara talks about living ‘minute by minute’ after Anthony Foley’s death

    Ronan O’Gara has hailed the “massive comfort” of Saturday’s emotional Thomond Park farewell to late Munster coach Anthony Foley. Former Ireland fly-half O’Gara admitted he finds himself living “minute by minute” as he continues to come to terms with old Munster team-mate Foley’s death. Head coach Foley died aged just 42 at Munster’s team hotel in Paris on Sunday, October 16, with the province’s European clash with Racing 92 scheduled for later that day quickly postponed. Munster dispatched Glasgow 38-17 in Limerick amid heartfelt tributes to Foley on Saturday, his two young sons joining the players on the field in a post-match rendition of the province’s song “Stand Up and Fight”. “I think we’re

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  • The moment Dakota Fanning was reunited with Matt LeBlanc is right here in today’s showbiz catch-up

    Everyone who is anyone remember that adorable scene in the final series when Joey met the young girl living in the house Monica and Chandler wanted to buy. 12 years on 22-year-old Dakota Fanning was reunited with Matt LeBlanc and it was all sorts of adorable. But you know what's more adorable than a 10-year-old Dakota Fanning? 11-year-old Cork busker, Allie Sherlock It’s all here in today’s showbiz catch-up. q
  • Man dies after motorcycle crashes into wall in Limerick

    Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Ballinaclough, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick. A man in his 30s was fatally injured when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a wall at 3.30pm this afternoon. There was no other vehicle involved in the crash. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow. The road at the scene of the collision is closed pending an examination of the area by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators, and diversions are in place.

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  • Kanye West says he'll boycott the Grammys if Frank Ocean is not nominated

    Kanye West is speaking out once again – and this time it’s the Grammys that are his main focus. The controversial rapper has spoken out, saying that if Frank Ocean doesn’t receive any nominations, he will not attend the ceremony. The “Oscars” of the music world is due to take place in February next year and Kanye made the declaration during a performance in the US at the weekend. He told the audience:  ”I’ll tell you this right now, if his album (Frank Ocean’s) is not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys. As artists, we’ve got to come together to fight the b******t.” However, Frank will not be eligible to be nominated as neither of his albums, Blonde and Endless, have q
  • Banks preparing to leave UK over Brexit says top official

    Big international banks are preparing to move some of their operations out of Britain in early 2017 due to the uncertainty over the country’s future relationship with the European Union, a top banking official said. Writing in the Observer newspaper, Anthony Browne, the chief executive of lobby group the British Bankers’ Association, said the public and political debate was “taking us in the wrong direction” and businesses could not wait until the last minute. “Most international banks now have project teams working out which operations they need to move to ensure they can continue serving customers, the date by which this must happen, and how best to do it,” said Browne. Many of the world’s major banks have their European headquarters in Britain, where the financial sector employs more than two million people and makes up almost 12 per cent of the economy.

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  • Cork GP who groped teenage girl has jail sentence halved

    The Court of Appeal has halved the two-year sentence handed down to a Cork GP who groped a teenage girl 25 years ago. Dr Kevin Mulcahy of Creggan, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co Cork, indecently assaulted her during a house call to her terminally ill mother. This time last year, he was convicted of indecently assaulting the then-15-year-girl following a two-day trial. The court heard he touched her inappropriately after her mother asked him to examine her for a chest infection during a house call in December 1989. The prosecution came on the back of a complaint made by his victim six years ago. He was then sentenced to two years in prison. His defence team successfully argued that the sentencing judge q
  • Heat on TDs as President Higgins rejects pay rise

    TDs are under mounting pressure to forgo a pay increase after President Michael D Higgins said he would not take a salary hike writes Elaine Loughlin. Although ministers have agreed not to accept pay increases due to them under the unwinding of the FEMPI legislation, no such decision has been made with regards to TDs, who are due to see their pay rise by €5,400 over the next two years. Sinn Féin have now lodged a Dáil motion to block pay restoration for TDs, which is linked to rises for senior civil servants due under the Lansdowne Road Agreement. A march in protest of any wage increases to TDs has also been organised for Dublin on November 16. TDs currently earn a basic salary of €87,258, which q
  • Tipping Point: Fear of getting caught must deter potential cheats

    I was asked recently if elite sport can be believed anymore. It’s a fundamental question and the straightforward answer is I don’t know. Anyone arguing it definitely can either has a stake in the game or has been living under a rock. It’s actually much easier to dismiss it all as a meaningless cheating mess. But that feels too unpleasantly Dawkins: so welcome to sport’s agnostic reality –- hoping for the best. Talking of stakes, this job requires taking a little, and not just because innocents assume some expertise on the subject. Scribbling about sport is a mostly trivial exercise but no one wants to believe what they do is totally irrelevant either. There was an old American racing journo who

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  • Kate Beckinsale share's mini-me snap of daughter Lily

    Kate Beckinsale showed the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as she shared a cute throwback snap of her daughter. The image, which the actress posted on Instagram, shows Kate and Lily a few years ago, looking identical as they are caught on camera in matching poses. Kate wrote: “#FBF subconsciously having IDENTICAL body language.” And the star wasn’t too proud to admit she had made a fashion faux pas, conceding the shaggy cardigan-type affair she had been wearing that day was a bit of a shocker. She wrote: [email protected]_beckinsale however wisely avoiding the rookie mistake of wearing a couple of car seat covers and a dog.” Lily, 17, is Kate’s daughter with her ex Michael Sheen.

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  • 'No confirmation' that onlookers goaded teenager to jump to his death

    German police said they are unable to confirm reports that a 17-year-old refugee died after being urged to throw himself from an apartment block by onlookers. The Somali teenager, who had just returned from a psychiatric clinic, suffered fatal injuries in a fall on Friday in the eastern town of Schmoelln. Thuringia state police said those interviewed included first responders, staff at the migrant home where the teenager lived and others. Schmoelln's mayor, Sven Schrade, said he had heard accounts of people shouting: "Go on, jump!". He later described the claims as "unconfirmed". Separately, police are investigating whether to bring criminal charges over social media posts which appeared to celebrate q
  • Syria debate shows real ideological rift in Irish politics

    Unlike some of the phoney battles that have been fought over the Budget, an unexpected row that broke out in the Dáil last week gave far more insight into some of the deep ideological divides between political parties and groups. The spark for this spat was the ongoing nightmare of Syria, specifically Russia’s role in the wholesale destruction of Aleppo. The nature of Irish politics reflects the nature of Irish society: small, intimate, unradicalised, peaceful and post-agrarian rather than post-industrial. The traditional left-right dichotomy is not always an easy fit. And opposition parties hankering for more support often prosecute the same populist causes. The water charges controversy is

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  • Boy killed by hit-and-run driver in Coolock, Dublin

    A boy in his early teens was killed when he was hit by a car in Coolock, Dublin, on Saturday night. The incident happened at about 9.35pm on the R139, the old N32. The boy was taken to Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, where he was later pronounced dead. The car involved in the crash failed to stop or remain at the scene. It was located and seized by gardaí a short time later, close to the scene. A man in his mid 20s, was later arrested. He is currently detained at Finglas Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. The R139 was closed for a time for a technical examination but has since reopened.

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