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10 September 2018 16:54 DUP member condemns British politician Stella Creasy over Arlene Foster criticism

A member of the DUP has criticised British politician Stella Creasy after she publicly condemned Arlene Foster’s stance on abortion at a global women’s caucus. Ms Creasy, of the Labour and Co-operative Party, said in Dublin: “Right now there is only one woman who gets to make a choice about abortion rights for all women in Northern Ireland and she’s 5

09 September 2018 12:10 Dogs banned from all Wetherspoons pubs

The food and drink chain said reasons for the ban included the fact the animals can be unpredictable and customers, many of whom include children, may not be fans of the four-legged friends. The company has had a no-dogs policy since shortly after it was founded almost 40 years ago, but said it had allowed “a few exceptions” in recent years. From Monday 21

05 September 2018 10:10 BBC newsreader Rachael Bland dies, just days after cancer reveal

BBC news presenter Rachael Bland has died after being diagnosed with incurable cancer, her family has announced. A post on Bland's official Twitter account said: "Our beautiful, courageous Rachael died peacefully this morning surrounded by her close family. We are crushed but she would want me to thank everyone who took an interest in her story or sent messages 6

04 September 2018 20:17 29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week

More than 2,000 people a year across Ireland are diagnosed with a form of blood cancer. NEW FIGURES HAVE indicated that 29% of people who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least the equivalent of a full working week (39 hours). Some people said they spent more than 45 hours per week caring for someone close to them who has cancer. The research 7

04 September 2018 18:17 Russian Embassy again demands access to poisoning victims

The Russian Embassy in London has once again demanded access to Novichok poisoning victims Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Six months on from the nerve agent attack in Salisbury it has reiterated its belief that the UK is flouting international law by apparently keeping the pair from having contact with embassy officials. A statement released by the Russian 11

03 September 2018 18:46 Sam in Smithfield: Four-in-a-row All-Ireland champs celebrate with fans

The Dublin footballers are celebrating their fourth consecutive All-Ireland title with their fans this evening. Jim Gavin's squad have arrived with the Sam Maguire in Smithfield where a large crowd of supporters have been waiting to welcome their hometown heroes. It follows their 2-17 to 1-14 victory over Tyrone at Croke Park yesterday. The team, along 18

31 August 2018 12:04 Jenna, four, excited to start school after ‘amazing recovery’ from neck tumour

A four-year-old girl who was born with a malignant tumour the size of a tennis ball in her neck is set to start school, having made an “amazing recovery”. Jenna Smith has been through months of chemotherapy and was not able to speak until she was nearly three years old due to having a tracheostomy tube. The tumour, which was so large it had flattened 12

29 August 2018 10:05 Death of Meath teen abroad has left village 'shattered'

A Meath community has been left 'shocked and shattered' after learning of the death of a young Junior Certificate student in a road traffic accident in Moldova. Marius Bors (15) was killed in a car crash while on holiday with his family last weekend. Devastated Dunshaughlin Scouts are hosting a vigil to remember their young Venture tonight in the village 11

29 August 2018 06:25 Final farewells to John McCain as former US senator lies in state

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND constituents will gather today at Arizona’s Capitol to pay their respects to Sen John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the state he has represented since the 1980s. A private ceremony will be held this morning at the Arizona State Capitol Museum rotunda, where McCain will lie in state. That ceremony 12

27 August 2018 14:49 16-year-old dies in mountain fall in Scotland

The family of a teenage boy who died following a fall on a mountain in the Scottish Highlands have paid tribute to their “lovely son”. Timothy Murray, 16, died while walking on Stac Pollaidh north of Ullapool, police in Scotland said. Emergency services were called to the scene after he was reported overdue shortly before 4.45pm on Sunday, August 26. A coastguard 13