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22 February 2018 14:27 Thieves steal €70,000 worth of coins from Wexford amusement centre

An estimated €270,000 worth of damage was caused during the course of the heist. GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for information following the well planned raid of an amusement centre in Courtown, Co Wexford, which saw robbers steal an estimated €70,000 and cause hundreds of thousands of euro worth of damage. Thieves disabled the alarm system by cutting wires at a nearby 3

21 February 2018 22:21 The Council of Europe has told the UK to pass laws to protect the Irish language

The issue has been at the centre of the dispute at Stormont. THE COUNCIL OF Europe has recommended that the United Kingdom introduce legislation to protect the Irish language and the rights of Irish speakers. In a new report published today, the organisation also recommend that the UK government attempts to create a “political consensus” to ensure this happens 7

21 February 2018 19:04 Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out

James Ryan is set to return to Ireland’s second row for the Six Nations clash with Wales. JOE SCHMIDT IS set to hand Andrew Porter his second international start in Ireland’s Six Nations clash with Wales in Dublin on Saturday [KO 2.15pm], as Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson could miss out through injury. 22-year-old Porter is set to take over from Furlong 8

21 February 2018 01:41 Lionel Messi outshines Eden Hazard to put Barca in driving seat

Just as Andres Iniesta scored that last-minute goal here at Stamford Bridge to send Chelsea crashing out of the competition in 2009, so a 10-man Chelsea defied the odds to hold Barca to a 2-2 draw in the Camp Nou to reach the final in 2012. That was the night Lionel Messi missed from the penalty spot, his eighth game without a goal against the Londoners 14

21 February 2018 01:41 Katie Taylor vows to unite titles in New York

The Bray woman puts her WBA lightweight title on the line against the Rosario orthodox, the IBF champion, at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn on the Danny Jacobs-Maciej Sulecki undercard on April 28. “Last year was huge for me but it was only the start and I believe that 2018 will be even bigger, “ said Taylor, who stopped Jasmine Clarkson at the Barclays 13

20 February 2018 14:39 Rape trial: Stuart Olding arrested an hour after alleged victim was interviewed by police, court hears

The court heard from a policeman from the rape crisis unit. A WOMAN WHO claimed she was raped by two Ulster Rugby teammates told police she was “not entirely sure” about the exact details regarding one of the alleged sexual assaults, a court heard today. The complainant, who was 19 at the time of the alleged sex attack, has accused 24-year old Stuart 11

19 February 2018 18:16 Three billboards erected outside small Galway village in honour of Martin McDonagh

McDonagh’s father grew up in Lettermullan in the Gaeltacht region of Galway. THREE BILLBOARDS HAVE been erected outside Lettermullen, Co Galway to honour Irish director and filmmaker Martin McDonagh. McDonagh’s latest film - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – has already won a rake of awards (including five Baftas) and is hotly tipped to pick up the Best Picture 7

19 February 2018 09:09 The iconic Waltons music shop on Dublin's George's Street has closed down

The retail business will now operate exclusively from its Blanchardstown branch. THE MUSIC SHOP Waltons has closed down its iconic George’s Street premises, almost a century after it opened its first branch in Dublin city centre. In a blog post, Waltons managing director Niall Walton said that “yes times are changing and we must change with them”. The business 6

18 February 2018 20:30 Why polio survivors say they've been 'abandoned' by the charity it says used to support them

Rehab uses the former grounds of the Polio Fellowship, after it merged in the 1980s, but campaigners say they no longer receive support. THE CHARITY REHAB has said that losing a crucial funding stream in 2015 is the reason why it could no longer make donations to Polio Survivors Ireland. Polio Survivors Ireland organised a protest earlier this week outside 16

18 February 2018 06:00 Locals 'bitterly disappointed' as Drogheda fails to receive 'city status' in Project Ireland 2040

The plan recognises Drogheda in the context of the Dublin to Belfast economic corridor instead. THE GOVERNMENT HAS been criticised for not recognising Drogheda, Louth as Ireland’s next city in the newly launched Project Ireland 2040 plan. The plan sets out a 23-year vision for the country and outlines which projects will be prioritised in capital spending 7