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13 January 2019 18:03 Galway beat Mayo on penalties to set up final clash with Roscommon

A penalty shootout was required to separate arch rivals Galway and Mayo but with goalkeeper Maghnus Breathnach superb, it was the Tribesmen who advanced. Galway had to come from behind in injury-time with a goal from Barry McHugh forcing the shooutout. Galway then advanced when Liam Silke, Johnny Heaney, McHugh and Tom Flynn found the net after their 99

18 December 2018 08:21 'The true meaning of Christmas': 40 Chernobyl children to spend Christmas in Ireland

40 children with special needs will fly into Dublin Airport this lunchtime to spend Christmas away from the damaging effects of Chernobyl. It is a tradition which sees host families from around the country open up their homes to children living in state-run orphanages in Belarus - three decades on from the world's worst nuclear disaster. Adi Roche from Chernobyl 54

14 December 2018 08:41 MacSharry: More detail on President's spending should be provided in annual audit

Fianna Fáil TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee Marc MacSharry wants the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to have access to more details of spending by the President. He was commenting after Áras An Uachtaráin published for the first time the details of the President’s annual spend of €317,000. “I commend President Higgins for doing what he did. There 52

03 December 2018 13:12 Prisoner's slopping out appeal could affect up to 1,000 cases, Supreme Court hears

The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal by a former prisoner with important implications for up to 1,000 cases concerning slopping out in prisons. Gary Simpson was subject during eight months imprisonment in Mountjoy Prison in 2013 to conditions that were “disgusting, brutish, inhuman and degrading” and is entitled to damages over that, his lawyers maintain 46

02 November 2018 13:32 President Higgins asks for inauguration ceremony delay over Armistice commemorations

President Michael D Higgins has written to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar asking for a delay to his inauguration ceremony next weekend. The ceremony on Sunday, November 11, coincides with the centenary of the Armistice, which signalled the end of the first World War. In a statement, the President said he is conscious of the desire of many Irish people to participate 37

31 October 2018 11:41 This Michael D Higgins teddy will definitely be on your Christmas wish list

Do you want to giggle your way through the holidays with your own personal giggling Irish President? Well, fear no more because this cuddly toy will be your new obsession - introducing Miggle D Giggles. Yes, you’re not mistaken, Michael D is now available in toy form and we can’t deal. The brothers have always been charmed by the infectious joy of our president 28

28 October 2018 15:25 'We're okay thanks': Cool response from Fianna Fáil over Peter Casey’s general election ambitions

Senior Fianna Fail politicians have poured cold water on the prospect of controversial presidential candidate Peter Casey joining their ranks and running in the next general election. In the wake of his shock second place finish in the presidential poll, the businessman has been quoted expressing a desire not only to join the party but also to ultimately 48

24 October 2018 11:25 Armagh man accused of murdering Garda Adrian Donohoe in Louth car park to go on trial next year

The officer, a married father-of-two, was killed while on duty. A MAN ACCUSED of murdering Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in a shooting in 2013 will go on trial in October next year. Aaron Brady (27) from New Road, Crossmaglen was earlier this year charged with the murder of a member of An Garda Siochana, Adrian Donohoe, in the course of his duty, at Lordship 54

23 October 2018 11:33 Seán Gallagher has said he will take part in all remaining Áras debates

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SEÁN Gallagher has said that he’s changed his mind, and will take part in the Virgin Media presidential debate on Wednesday. Gallagher had previously said that he wouldn’t take part in any debate that didn’t feature all candidates. On the Claire Byrne Show, Michael D Higgins refusing to appear due to scheduling conflicts, which 36

22 October 2018 14:13 Higgins says his own office advised using government jet to visit Belfast

President Michael D Higgins says his own office advised he use a government jet to visit Belfast and not the PSNI. The incumbent had said he had to fly to Northern Ireland last May as the Northern Irish Police Service could not provide the required security by road. On Saturday, the PSNI told the BBC: “It is the long-established policy of the PSNI not to comment 35