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18:00 'No family should be living in a shed': The week in quotes

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19:00 Mulligan suggests Omagh pitch was narrowed for the Dubs to get Tyrone ready for Ballybofey

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09:00 Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Fingal

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16:04 'We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science or what'

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11:50 With 131 days to go, Brown Thomas has officially opened its Christmas shop in Dublin

10:35 Delight for Ronan O'Gara as Crusaders retain Super Rugby crown

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12:13 Fitzmaurice: 'The player was told to jump off a cliff and take three or four other players with him'

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17:33 Authorities probe how 'suicidal' employee could steal plane

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  • Masked vandals torch dozens of cars in Sweden in attack arranged on social media

    14 August 2018 13:20 2

    Two suspects have been arrested so far. UP TO 80 cars were set on fire overnight across western Sweden by masked vandals in what they suspect was a coordinated attack weeks before a general election. Most of the cars were burned at around 20 locations in Sweden’s second largest city of Gothenburg late on Monday. Authorities said two suspects aged between

  • One more year! Davy Fitzgerald to remain in charge of the Wexford hurlers

    14 August 2018 10:42 2

    A third season at the helm in the Model County awaits the 47-year-old former Clare goalkeeper. THE WEXFORD COUNTY Board have confirmed that Davy Fitzgerald is to continue in his role as manager of the county’s senior hurling team. The 47-year-old former Clare goalkeeper will remain at the helm for a third year, having taken over ahead of the 2017 season

  • Family of five rescued after yacht runs around in Skerries

    14 August 2018 08:59 3

    FIVE PEOPLE HAVE been rescued after a yacht ran aground in Skerries, Dublin earlier this morning. The group on the boat, who are believed to be French nationals, sent out a mayday alert shortly before 5am. Skerries Coast Guard unit and lifeboat, Rescue 116 and Howth lifeboat were alerted to the incident. Speaking to RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland, Ivan Longmore

  • Stephen Rochford commits to fourth season in charge of Mayo

    14 August 2018 08:56 1

    Rochford is understood to have informed members of the Mayo squad last week. STEPHEN ROCHFORD HAS has decided to commit to a fourth season in charge of the Mayo senior football team. Rochford met with Mayo GAA Board chairman, Mike Connelly, to confirm that he will return for the 2019 season and also informed the members of the Mayo squad last week. The Crossmolina

  • Poll: Do you welcome new hotels being built in Dublin?

    14 August 2018 08:08 1

    A number plans for new hotel developments in Dublin have been announced in recent months. FÁILTE IRELAND HAS welcomed the news that a long-vacant site on George’s Street has been cleared for redevelopment as a hotel and retail complex, as reported by Fora.ie last week. It was reported yesterday that plans have also been lodged for a €35 million development

  • No jail for disgraced Australian archbishop found guilty of covering up child sex abuse

    14 August 2018 06:13 1

    Philip Wilson resigned last month after becoming one of the highest-ranked officials convicted of covering up abuse. A FORMER AUSTRALIAN archbishop who was convicted of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s has avoided jail. In May, Philip Wilson became one of the highest-ranked church officials convicted of covering up abuse

  • Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural

    14 August 2018 05:01 1

    Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better. A NEW STUDY has suggested that a less widely used labour pain relief drug could be more effective for women than the one used in most Irish and UK hospitals. The research looked at the drug remifentanil and found that women who were given it were half as likely

  • Disney faces backlash after casting straight actor in gay role

    13 August 2018 22:05 1

    Comedian Jack Whitehall has been cast as Emily Blunt’s brother in the Disney film Jungle Crusie. A row has broken out on social media since the announcement after a source told the Sun that “he is playing a gay man – one who is hugely effete, very camp and very funny”. “This latest script, set at a time when it wasn’t socially acceptable to be gay, is another

  • Hozier to play three charity gigs in Dublin next month

    13 August 2018 20:43 1

    MUSICIAN HOZIER WILL make his return to the Irish stage next month as he plays three charity gigs in Dublin’s Academy. The live rehearsal shows will see proceeds going to charities Safe Ireland, One In Four and the Peter McVerry Trust. Another show at Koko in London will see proceeds given to the War Child charity. The shows come as the Wicklow singer

  • Man was secretly recording threatening and verbally abusing his mother, court told

    13 August 2018 15:38 2

    The HSE was told by the High court that it can keep an elderly woman at a nursing home. A MAN WAS secretly recorded in a nursing home threatening and verbally abusing his mother, the High Court has heard. Today the HSE was told by the High court that it can keep an elderly woman, who has a number of medical conditions including dementia, at a nursing