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15 January 2019 16:20 Cork ladies football team to play in Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the first time

History will be made next month when Cork play Tipperary in the Ladies National Football League at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. It is the first time that Cork have ever played a game at the famous Leeside stadium. Ephie Fitzgerald’s Munster champions host the Premier county on Saturday, February 23rd (5pm) with the tie followed by Cork’s Allianz League Division 318

15 January 2019 16:12 Wales boss Gatland thinks France clash is key to winning Six Nations

Warren Gatland believes that Wales’ Guinness Six Nations opener against France is potentially their toughest assignment of this season’s tournament. Wales tackle Les Bleus in Paris on February 1 during a campaign that also sees them meet reigning Six Nations champions Ireland and Eddie Jones’ England at the Principality Stadium. And head coach Gatland 298

12 January 2019 17:36 US-bound flight diverted to Shannon after passenger falls ill

A US-bound passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this afternoon after the crew declared a medical emergency over the Atlantic. United Airlines flight UA-879 was about three hours into its journey from London to Houston, Texas when it turned around. The flight was over the Atlantic about an hour south-west of Ireland at the time. The flight 104

11 January 2019 06:46 Woman killed and girl, 6, injured in Donegal collision

A young woman killed in a freak accident in Co Donegal last night was a teacher and former Mary from Dungloe contestant. Dawn Croke, was tragically killed in an incident close to St Crona's National School in Dungloe at approximately 6.30pm. Ms Croke, who was in her 30s, was a teacher at the local Rosses Community School. Her father Tony, is still a teacher 88

10 January 2019 15:40 Charity spent almost €3,500 on gift vouchers for staff

A Tusla-funded charity which was criticised for poor financial controls says it spent almost €3,500 on gift vouchers for staff because it couldn’t afford to restore their pay. Epic, an advocacy group which works with people in care, also confirmed that alcohol purchased on its credit cards was bought as leaving gifts for two staff members. “This practise 91

09 January 2019 13:08 Katie Price given fresh ban for driving while disqualified and uninsured

Former glamour model Katie Price has been banned from driving for a second time after admitting mistakenly getting behind the wheel before her first disqualification period ended. The 40-year-old was also handed a £1,100 fine when she appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. The reality star was summonsed to court to answer the charges after 113

08 January 2019 17:54 Heathrow runway closed amid possible drone sighting; departures suspended as investigation takes place

Departures at Heathrow Airport have been suspended due to a possible drone sighting. The news comes just weeks after London's Gatwick Airport descended into chaos amid reported drone sightings which caused the cancellation of flights both inbound and outbound of the airport. One of the airport's two runways is currently closed and all departures have been suspended 109

06 January 2019 21:13 Al Qaida man suspected of USS Cole attack killed in US airstrike

An American airstrike killed an al Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack nearly two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors, a US military source has confirmed. The man targeted, Jamal al-Badawi, was wanted for his role in the attack on October 12 2000. The spokesman for US Central Command, Navy Captain William Urban, said the military 105

04 January 2019 04:50 Harrington poised for Ryder Cup captaincy

Ireland’s Padraig Harrington is set to be confirmed next week as Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain for the 2020 renewal at Whistling Straits. The European Tour has called a press conference at Wentworth for next Tuesday, presumably to confirm the appointment of the three-time major winner. He is set to be the third Irish captain in the past four Ryder 83

03 January 2019 22:48 John Stones clearance defies logic as Liverpool miss out on goal by millimetres

The destination of the Premier League title is often decided by fine margins, and John Stones’ clearance off the line against Liverpool might just be the dictionary definition. The Reds had the chance to go 10 points clear of last season’s champions with a win, and they looked like they might take the lead when Sadio Mane raced through on goal in the first 80