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  • X Factor's Cheryl slams body shaming and says she's 'happy and healthy'

    X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has had enough. “The body shaming has to stop. Every woman has a different body type and handles stress and grief differently. Cheryl took to her Instagram page a few weeks ago, responding to a comment from someone calling her “a bag of bones”. q
  • 'Thank goodness I didn’t tear up that ticket!' - Wicklow man wins half a million with Dublin ticket - Irish Sun

    An Irish teenager who went missing from the Dublin South City Centre on Thursday has been located safe and well. Keeley Ashbourne, 17, was last seen in Dublin South City Centre shortly after 9pm on Thursday evening 27th August 2015. When last seen Keeley was believed to be wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, Black jacket and white runners.

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  • Sutherland seeks response as images of drowned boy shock

    Peter Sutherland has called on Britain to take more people fleeing Syria after shocking pictures of a drowned refugee boy ratcheted up the pressure on Europe’s leaders to act. The UN special representative on international migration said while some countries were “massively bearing the burden” of the migrant crisis, the UK was among those that “can do more”. A spokesman for the UK government said pictures of the three-year-old child washed up on a Turkish beach were “clearly shocking”.

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  • Russia Never Sleeps

    Eoghan Kidney writes: [Irish-born, Moscow-based film director] Johnny O'Reilly - during a promotional interview for Moscow Never Sleeps (2015) - is cut short on live Russian TV after saying Ukraini... q
  • Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy has arrived home

    AISLING BRADY MCCARTHY has arrived back in Ireland. The Irish nanny was accused of murdering a one-year-old girl in Boston and spent two-and-a-half years in jail after being arrested in January 2013. On Monday, the charges against McCarthy were dropped after the state medical examiner found the child had past medical issues and may have had some type of undiagnosed disorder. Yesterday, McCarthy’s lawyer said her clientâ s life has been ruined, “This was an absolute nightmare. q
  • The day Ronaldo taught Brady lesson by skipping canteen queue

    When Gary Neville expressed admiration for Robbie Brady a few days ago it was in the context of him recalling that the Dubliner had not always seemed the most professional when he arrived at Old Trafford as a teenager. Brady remembers it slightly differently, with his younger self, he suggests, mainly guilty of being a star-struck when he found himself mixing with players he had watched on television in Ireland. There is, for instance, the story of Ronaldo cutting in ahead of the teenager in the queue for food one day in the club canteen.

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  • Dunnes, Lidl up ante in grocery wars

    Competition in the retail grocery market intensified in the last quarter, with Tesco continuing to narrow its sales declines, Dunnes closing the gap on its rivals, and the German discounters maintaining their combined record high share of the market. New data covering the 12 weeks to August 16 was published yesterday by leading consumer insights agency Kantar Worldpanel. It showed that Tesco Ireland’s till sales fell 1%, on a year-on-year basis; the lowest quarterly decline for some time, while those of SuperValu dipped 0.8%. Dunnes saw an 8.2% annualised over-the-counter sales jump.

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  • Hillary Clinton emails reveal US diplomatic juggling on NI

    Emails released in the political storm over Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email address for official business as US secretary of state show her recurring, sensitive and at times confused interest in Northern Ireland. Thousands of emails from 2009 and 2010 have been released by the state department amid criticism that Mrs Clinton, the Democratic presidential front runner for 2016, sent “classified” top-secret information on a private server, potentially jeopardising US security. The correspondence reveals that Mrs Clinton was kept up to speed with breaking developments in the political machinations around the devolution of power in Northern Ireland.

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  • JK Rowling made HP fans melt yesterday

    It was time for Harry's son to go to Hogwarts. q
  • Beats’ newest ad is all about Serena Williams – and it’s pretty slick

    SERENA WILLIAMS IS on the brink of history — so it’s no surprise that her sponsors are making the most of their affiliation. Beats by Dre are gaining a reputation for making some cool ads around their athletes (we’re big fans of their World Cup 2014 and LeBron James efforts). With Serena gunning for another US Open title and the first women’s calendar slam since 1988, the headphone kings premiered their latest spot yesterday. “The world knows Serenaâ s story,” they said.

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  • Bake Off's Sue Perkins reveals she has lived with a brain tumour for eight years

    Great British Bake Off co-host Sue Perkins has thanked fans for their support after revealing she has a brain tumour that means she cannot have children. The presenter was diagnosed with prolactinoma, a non-cancerous tumour, eight years ago during a check-up while filming television show The Supersizers about diets throughout history. The 45-year-old, who hosts the hit baking show alongside long-time friend Mel Giedroyc, said living with the condition can be a challenge. She said being told she would not be able to have children was difficult. q
  • Eircom is down and nobody can contact Joe

    What? We can ring Joe either?! q
  • She hates them, so why is Katie Hopkins getting a tattoo live on her TV show?

    Controversial star Katie Hopkins will get a tattoo live on her TV show, If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World – despite having previously slated people with tattoos. But there’s a twist – and it comes with her choice of wording for the tattoo. Just one of the discussions on her TLC panel show, the subject is fiercely debated by celebrity guests Kerry Katona and Calum Best. Atomic Kitten singer Kerry insists the public should “think before you judge the ink”, which inspires Katie to get a tattoo and explore both sides of the argument. q
  • Was Ciaran Whelan too soft on Dublin? Here’s his defence of Sunday Game views

    THE FALLOUT FROM last Sunday’s battle between Dublin and Mayo continues. Pundit Ciaran Whelan’s views on The Sunday Game drew criticism from some big names in the GAA as he was accused of being too sort on Dublin in comparison to his recent views on Tyrone. Last night Whelan defended his views on Newstalk’s Off The Ball and pointed out there is a natural instinct amongst pundits to be loyal to their own counties. The two-time Allstar winner again stated that it was not in Johnny Cooper’s nature to commit fouls like his one on Diarmuid O’Connor early against Mayo and explained his reasoning for urging Tiernan McCann to apologise for his infamous dive last month.

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  • Arsenal’s failure to sign a new striker is looking even more bizarre now

    WHEN THE TRANSFER window closed on Tuesday evening, many were surprised at Arsenal’s failure to sign a new striker. While Karim Benzema’s potential move was laughed off by the player, they had been expected to add to their cavalry up front, after selling Lukas Podolski and allowing Yaya Sanogo leave on loan to Ajax. The news comes one year and a day since his â ¬20m move fromm Manchester United to Arsenal, with the attacker sidelined with a knee injury since the end of April.

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  • Guess Kylie Jenner's latest hair colour (and it's not green this time)

    The reality star has spent months wearing wigs in preparation for dyeing her hair blonde. q
  • Brangelina are at the top of Glamour's Best Dressed Couples list

    A year after finally tying the knot, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have topped Glamour’s list of Best Dressed Couples. And although the Beckhams have been relegated to fourth position, they have now been recognised as the longest-serving members of the list, featuring in the top five for 10 of the past 11 years – and earning themselves a Lifetime Achievement Award from the magazine. Glamour’s 13th Annual 50 Best Dressed Women List appears in the October issue of Glamour magazine, on sale from Monday September 7. q
  • "Sexism is alive and well in the GAA" -

    Armagh ladies manager James Daly doesn't pull any punches in his criticism of the GAA's decision not to allow their All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin to be played at Croke Park this Saturday. According to the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the GAA didn't want to play any extra games at Croke Park so close to the All-Ireland hurling finals and the ladies last four clash will now take place in Parnell Park instead. “The way I look at it is that sexism is alive and well in the GAA today,” Daly told The Belfast Telegraph.

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  • Ireland may take more migrants, says Joan Burton

    Tánaiste Joan Burton has strongly suggested Ireland will take in more migrants than planned due to the escalating situation in the Mediterranean. The Labour leader confirmed the move is being considered as part of EU-wide measures to cope with up the surge of people fleeing atrocities in their countries as she urged “rich Arab nations” to do their part to house those involved. Speaking at the weekend, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and European Affairs Minister Dara Murphy — both Fine Gael TDs — played down the prospect of Ireland taking in more than the 600 people over two years which was agreed with the EU, saying this is “almost double” what was initially suggested.

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  • 'Islamic State' blow up ancient temple

    Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of the Temple of Bel, which was one of the best preserved Roman-era sites in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a UN agency said, after activists said the hardline Islamic State group had targeted it. A comparison of before and after images reveals the damage inflicted on the temple at the Unesco World Heritage site, the Geneva-based United Nations Institute for Training and Research said. “We can confirm the destruction of the main building of the Temple of Bel as well as a row of columns in its immediate vicinity,” the agency said in an email.

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