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15 January 2019 10:57 One-in-four Irish people unhappy in their job

Over half of Irish workers said they have not applied for a new job because they lacked confidence. New research by LinkedIn identified self-doubt as one of the main factors holding people back from a new role. 42% of professionals who were lacking confidence thought they didn’t have strong enough experience, while 40% thought that there were better 132

13 January 2019 15:01 Former Leeds striker Phil Masinga dies aged 49

Former Leeds striker Phil Masinga has died at the age of 49, the club have announced. The South African played in the Premier League for the Yorkshire club for two years after joining from Mamelodi Sundowns in 1994. "It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of former striker Phil Masinga's passing. The thoughts of everyone at #LUFC are with his family 74

09 January 2019 16:05 Amazon's Jeff Bezos to divorce from wife after 25 years of marriage

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has announced that he and wife MacKenzie are to divorce after 25 years of marriage. The billionaire made the announcement on Twitter, saying that the pair will remain "cherished friends". "We want to make people aware of a development in our lives," he wrote. "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving 96

07 January 2019 14:14 Poignant scenes as Donegal mother-of-two Jasmine McMonagle buried alongside beloved grandmother

Tragic model, actress and mum Jasmine McMonagle was buried alongside her beloved grandmother Rose in her native Co Donegal today. There were poignant scenes as hundreds of people walked the short distance from St Mary's Church in Castlefinn to the nearby graveyard to say a final farewell to the 28-year-old. The mum-of-two was found dead at her home in Killygordon 62

28 December 2018 17:57 Syrian troops enter flashpoint town after Turkey threatens offensive

Syria’s military has entered a flashpoint Kurdish-held town and raised the national flag after Turkey threatened to launch an offensive. A Kurdish official said the troops arrived only at the front lines in Manbij but an agreement is being worked out with the Russians and the Syrian government that, in case of a full withdrawal of US troops, the government 54

26 December 2018 15:09 Justice Minister announces €1.7m of funds for organisations supporting victims of crime

Dozens of groups helping victims of domestic violence, sex attacks, families of murder victims and other serious crimes are set to benefit from almost €2m in funding next year. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said a total of 57 groups helping people to cope with the "distressing and very often traumatic" aftermath of such incidents will be given the additional 49

26 December 2018 09:49 Former Shamrock Rovers chairman Joe Colwell passes away on Christmas Day

Former Shamrock Rovers board member and chairman Joe Colwell passed away on Christmas Day. "Joe Colwell was an affable and pleasant person who always had time to chat with everyone at the club be they patrons, sponsors or just ordinary supporters," the club said in a statement. Everyone at Shamrock Rovers FC owes a debt of gratitude to Joe who sacrificed 52

24 December 2018 14:44 Photos of ‘missing’ Dubai princess released

The United Arab Emirates has released photos of a daughter of Dubai’s ruler after friends and supporters say she was forcibly returned to Dubai after fleeing months earlier. The state-run WAM news agency carried a government statement saying the princess is “at home and living with her family in Dubai”. Her father is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 63

23 December 2018 18:34 Fernando reveals new-found fame following Ballybrack death hoax

An amateur footballer who was falsely declared dead by his former club has spoken of his new-found fame in his native Spain after he hit headlines around the world. Ballybrack FC, based in Dublin, was forced to apologise last month after someone from the club told the Leinster Senior League that Fernando Nuno La-Fuente had been killed in a traffic accident 49

23 December 2018 10:03 One in three over-65s lives alone; ALONE is asking everyone to reach out to older neighbours

The charity ALONE says Christmas can be one of the loneliest times of the year for some older people. ALONE supports older people to age at home, and is asking members of the public to reach out to their older neighbours and friends over the Christmas holidays. ALONE CEO Sean Moynihan said many older people do not have anyone to share the festive season 25