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08 August 2018 18:23 The Academy is to create an Oscar award for 'popular' films

It’s unclear whether the category will be in place for next year’s ceremony. THE OSCARS ARE adding a new category to honour popular films and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony and a much earlier air date in 2020. John Bailey, the newly re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and film Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in an email

07 August 2018 18:29 May asks Johnson to apologise for saying women in burqas look like 'bank robbers'

The UK’s former foreign secretary also compared the women to letterboxes. BRITISH PRIME MINISTER Theresa May has backed calls for her former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to apologise for disparaging comments he made about Muslim women wearing burqas — but he has branded his critics “ridiculous”. May said his remarks “have clearly caused offence” and agreed

16 July 2018 20:15 Bald, ginger, and curly-headed emojis among 70 new icons coming to iPhones

A cold face, party face, pleading face and a face with hearts are also included in the new set. The new emoji designs include even more hair options to represent people with red hair, grey hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, and new smiley faces that bring more expression to messages with a cold face, party face, pleading face and a face with hearts 2

16 July 2018 13:02 Irish teen who drowned tragically in Spanish lake named

Joshua Osahon from Portlaoise lost his life after going swimming in a lake in central Spain on Saturday afternoon. AN IRISH teenager who drowned in a lake in Spain has been named as Joshua Osahon. Joshua disappeared on Saturday evening after going for a swim at a lake called Laguna Salvadora, one of the 15 small lakes that make up the Lagunas de Ruidera 1

13 July 2018 23:00 Limerick lures new wave of domestic tourists

New figures show the overall number of domestic trips by Irish holidaymakers grew almost 3% last year to over 9.6m — an extra 267,000 breaks over 2016 levels. Dublin remains the most popular destination for holiday breaks for Irish travellers with almost 1.5m trips last year — an annual increase of 4.5%. However, the number of domestic holidaymakers 5

09 July 2018 17:59 House of Cards co-star Robin Wright says she was 'surprised' by Spacey allegations

Spacey was dropped from the popular show after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him. ACTRESS ROBIN WRIGHT has said she and other cast members on the hit series “House of Cards” were “surprised” by allegations of sexual assault against co-star Kevin Spacey. “We were all surprised of course, ultimately saddened,” Wright said in an interview 7

05 July 2018 07:59 Canadian man killed in rare polar bear attack

Aaron Gibbons put himself in harm’s way to protect his children, locals said. A MAN HAS died after he was attacked by a polar bear in the northern Canadian territory of Nunavut. Locals said that 31-year-old Aaron Gibbons protected his daughters from the bear and allowed them to escape, CBC News reported. A native of the town of Arviat, Gibbons was unarmed 23

04 July 2018 23:00 No jail for father-of-two who sexually assaulted disabled man

A father of two who preyed on a young man with a disability and then sexually assaulted him was handed an 18-month suspended prison sentence and was ordered to pay €15,000 to his victim. John O’Callaghan previously lived in Castlefreke, Co Cork, but now resides in a motorhome in Timoleague, Co Cork, and is planning to move to the UK. On August 4, 2016, the defendant 20

02 July 2018 09:08 Bay City Rollers bass player and co-founder Alan Longmuir has died

Alan Longmuir has died aged 70 after a short illness. ONE OF THE founding members of Scottish band the Bay City Rollers has died. Bass player Alan Longmuir was 70. The Edinburgh native died following a short illness. The band were hugely popular in the 1970s, hitting the charts with songs such as I Only Wanna Be With You, Bye Bye Baby and Shang-A-Lang 8

01 July 2018 23:00 Clon strikes up the band as hundreds of musicians head to town

Visitor accommodation is at a premium as a West Cork town gears up for the arrival of some 1,500 musicians and hundreds more friends, guests and fans of the popular South of Ireland Band Championships. A loud and very colourful weekend is promised as Clonakilty’s Old-Time Fair also takes place this coming weekend. A record number of bands, at 33, including 2