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    Irish Independent

    Thousands protest in Dublin against coronavirus restrictions

    Thousands of people gathered in Dublin this afternoon to protest again coronavirus restrictions. There was traffic chaos as they gathered outside of the GPO, causing parts of O’Connell street to be blocked off. The demonstrators met at the Garden of Remembrance at 2pm before making their way to the GPO to protest against Covid restrictions.

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    Irish Independent

    Four boys held on suspicion of murder after girl (12) dies following Christmas lights switch-on in Liverpool

    A 12-year-old girl has died following an assault in Liverpool city centre. Merseyside Police said Ava White suffered "catastrophic injuries" in an assault following a verbal argument in the city at 8.39pm, shortly after the Christmas lights switch-on took place. Four boys - one aged 13, two aged 14 and one 15-year-old - have been arrested on suspicion of murder, the force said.

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    Irish Independent

    Teacher caught with more than €24,000 worth of cannabis at his home, including makeshift growhouse

    An English teacher who was caught with just under €25,000 worth of cannabis in his Dublin home, including in a makeshift growhouse, has had his prison sentence fully suspended. David Rodgers (47) was caught by gardaí selling cannabis on Henry Street in Dublin on October 30, 2018. When gardaí went on to search his house, they found it was full of glass jars containing cannabis herb, as well as a makeshift growhouse in one of the bedrooms.

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    Irish Independent

    Kilkenny hurler TJ Reid weds long-term girlfriend Niamh de Brun

    Kilkenny hurler TJ Reid has tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend Niamh de Brun. The former hurler of the year married the one-time Miss Kilkenny at the Holy Trinity Abbey Church in Adare County Limerick today. In keeping with GAA tradition, the couple received a guard of honour from Reid’s teammates after the wedding ceremony.

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    Irish Independent

    'It was absolutely crazy': the inside story of Ireland's most audacious Lotto coup

    In the early 1990s, Stefan Klincewicz and Paddy Kehoe devised a foolproof scheme to win the lottery jackpot. They tell Kim Bielenberg the secret of their success — and how the scheme was almost foiled at the 11th hour

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    Irish Independent

    George Clooney – I was waiting for my switch to turn off after motorbike crash

    George Clooney has said he was “waiting for my switch to turn off” after he was in a motorcycle crash that could have killed him. The actor was taken to hospital after he was hit by a car in Sardinia in 2018, while he was on the Italian island filming Catch 22, a TV adaptation of Joseph Heller’s book of the same name. The crash happened when a Mercedes turned in front of him and Clooney was thrown from the bike, slamming into the windscreen.

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    The Huffington Post UK

    Barry Humphries Praises Dermot O'Leary On Coming Out (We Think He Thought He Was Phillip Schofield)

    Alison Hammond was left howling during Friday’s edition of This Morning, when comedian Barry Humphries appeared to mistake Dermot O’Leary for Phillip Schofield, and congratulated him on his “courage” for coming out as gay. During the live show, Alison and Dermot spoke to the veteran comic – best known for his comedy character Dame Edna Everage – about his life and career, with the 87-year-old boasting of his “very good memory”.