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  • Samantha Mumba hits back on Irish Facebook page

    Samantha Mumba only gave birth to her daughter Sage three months ago, but since then has taken no time to show off her incredible post-baby body on a Miami beach. Irish Facebook page ‘Ireland's Pregnancy & Baby Fair’ posted one of the impressive photos congratulating “our very own Samantha Mumba” on her post-baby body, although since then, fans have begun to speculate the authenticity of her ‘flat tum’. Mumba has replied to these haters in the post claiming that breastfeeding is her secret and reminds them that “it’s nice to be nice”. q
  • Child minder to go on trial for second time next year

    34-year-old Sandra Higgins of The Beeches, Drumgola Wood, Cavan town, Co Cavan denies the charge of intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the baby on March 28, 2012. Judge Martin Nolan set a trial date for May 25 next year.

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  • Burton in heated exchanges with SF over lone-parent cuts

    Tánaiste Joan Burton recalled the IRA’s killing of widow Jean McConville in Belfast, during heated exchanges with the Sinn Féin deputy leader over the cutback to the lone-parent allowance. Mary Lou McDonald said Ms Burton had pledged she would not introduce cuts until there was adequate, accessible, affordable childcare.

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  • Mariah Carey takes a tumble in her towering high heels – and other famous falls

    Mariah Carey loves high heels so much she wears them on the treadmill and claims she even swims in them. But teetering on towering heels proved the diva’s downfall when stepping off her new boyrfriend James Packer’s yacht – as she took a tumble down

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  • Doubts surface over who shot down Malaysia Airlines plane

    Storchevoi expressed hope that Rosaviatsiya's comments and questions will be reflected and answered in the final report, to be released in October. The Dutch Safety Board has made the draft available to representatives of Australia, Britain, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States as controversy continues over who shot down the plane in July 2014, killing all 298 people aboard.

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  • Robin Thicke blames marriage breakdown for losing Blurred Lines copyright case

    Robin Thicke is blaming the break-up of his marriage as the reason he and Pharrell lost the Blurred Lines plagiarism lawsuit. The singer revealed in his first interview since the case was lost in March that a deposition took a backseat to his crumbling marriage. Robin split from his childhood sweetheart, actress Paula Patton, in 2014 and their divorce was finalised in March this year, at the same time as the legal dispute with Marvin Gaye’s children, who claimed the number one hit was a copy of the soul singer’s Got to Give It Up. Robin told The New York Times: “What I will — what I can say — is that when I did the deposition, it was two weeks after my separation from my wife. q
  • Project Eagle And The €3.5 Billion Haircut

    Independent TD Mick Wallace raised concerns about Nama during Leader’s Questions in the Dáil earlier today. “The Northern Ireland loan portfolio, Project Eagle, involving over 850 properties with a par value of €4.5billion, was sold to US private equity firm, Cerberus Capital, for less than €1.5billion – a surprise winner of the tender. q
  • Historic Boland's Mill site to be redeveloped at cost of €150m

    Planning permission has been granted to develop three new buildings at the Boland's Mill site in Dublin. The project will also involve the restoration of a number of protected Mill buildings and the development of a new civic plaza on to the waterfront to Grand Canal Dock. The landmark site is to be rebranded "Boland's Quay". Savills, who are handling the project, said demolition and "enabling works" will begin immediately. q
  • Hammers take up hurling -

    West Ham United star Mark Noble and James Collins tried their hand at hurling in Cork this week.

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  • Revenue reveals it uses Google Maps to value houses for local property tax

    The chairman of the Revenue Commission has revealed that it uses Google Maps to help establish the value of houses for the purposes of calculating the Local Property Tax (LPT). Niall Cody told the Public Accounts Committee that Revenue can use the software to investigate instances where a property’s reported value is in a different tax band to houses on the same street. “Our LPT register has effectively been mapped on a map of the country. Properties are geocoded,” Mr Cody explained, adding that Revenue officials can look at Google maps on its system.

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  • DHA: Visa renewals to be linked to health insurance - Big News Network

    Big News Network - The emirate’s health authority has said the linking of the health insurance scheme to visa ...

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  • Good numbers of grilse caught on the Moy

      With a reported catch of 350 salmon the Moy fished quite well this past week. Dry and sunny conditions and dropping water levels only impacted on the middle reaches of the river. The tidal s...

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  • Val Doonican dies, aged 88

    Irish entertainer Val Doonican passed away peacefully last night, aged 88. Michael Valentine ‘Val’ Doonican was born the youngest of eight children on February 3, 1927 in Waterford. In 1951, he moved to England to join the Irish Quartet The Four Ramblers, who toured and performed on BBC Radio. The group also supported the late Anthony Newley on tour, who persuaded Doonican to launch his solo career.

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  • Syrian army bombards rebels trying to seize Aleppo

    Syrian government forces carried out heavy air strikes on rebel positions in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, aiming to repel a major Islamist-led offensive on areas controlled by President Bashar al-Assad. Thursday’s attack, the most intense insurgent offensive in Aleppo in three years, aimed to build on recent advances against Assad by an array of groups fighting on separate fronts, including Islamic State and rebels backed by his regional foes. Aleppo, 50 km south of the Turkish border, was Syria’s most populous city before the country’s descent into civil war.

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  • Which of Chelsea's big-money strikers were hits or misses?

    Radamel Falcao’s long-awaited loan move to Chelsea from Monaco was completed on Friday. The former Manchester United striker has become the latest name on a long list of high-profile forwards to move to Stamford Bridge since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. Here, we have rated the other previous big-money buys as either hits or misses. Could have been a hit at Stamford Bridge but could not settle in England and, despite a decent record in front of goal, was loaned out to AC Milan before playing a bit-part role in Chelsea’s 2006 title success. q
  • See the pics as stars arrive at Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

    Beautiful summer fashions were on show at the London event. q
  • Gareth Bale in Instagram basketball trick shot

    Gareth Bale has posted a video to his instagram account of him performing an outrageous trick shot with a basketball.

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  • Merkel admitted in 2011 Greek debt unsustainable

    German chancellor Angela Merkel admitted in a 2011 phone call that Greek debt would be unsustainable even after a second debt write-down, according to a phone call intercepted by the NSA. A transcript of the call from October 9th 2011 suggested the German leader was “at a loss” as to whether another haircut (a debt write-down) - or a transfer union (between EU member states) would be best for addressing the Greek crisis.

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  • Broadcasters announce first televised Premier League games

    Sky and BT Sports have announced the first batch of 2015/16 Premier League fixtures to be moved and broadcast live. BT showed last season’s opener as Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United tenure began with defeat to Swansea City and the new season will begin at Old Trafford again, with Tottenham Hotspur the visitors on August 8th. Champions Chelsea begin their title defence against Garry Monk’s men in the evening kick off on Sky, kicking off at 5.30pm.

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  • Malaysia wants international tirbunal over Ukraine plane crash

    Malaysia has told the United Nations that it plans to submit a resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Diplomats said Malaysia’s UN ambassador Ramlan Bin Ibrahim informed Security Council members that the resolution was being prepared by the five countries investigating the Boeing 777 crash and would be under Chapter Seven of the UN Charter, which can be enforced militarily. New Zealand’s UN ambassador Gerard van Bohemen, the current council president, said after Malaysia’s closed-door briefing that the five countries – Malaysia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Australia and Belgium – were seeking “criminal accountability” for the downing of the aircraft. q