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22 October 2018 21:38 Sir Richard Branson steps down as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One

Sir Richard Branson is stepping down as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One, an ultra fast cargo system. A statement from Virgin Group said he is leaving the role he took on last year due to “the increased commitment of time the position now requires” and that his board seat is to be filled by Patrick McCall, the chair of Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit and Virgin

22 October 2018 16:13 Spanish student thought she was going to die; Man to be sentenced next week for 'horrific' rape

A Spanish student who was repeatedly raped by a young homeless man after being lured to his tent in July 2017 says she thought he was going to kill her. Eoin Berkeley, previously of Hamptonwood Way in Finglas, will be sentenced next week. The young woman’s visit to Ireland in the summer of 2017 was the first time she had ever travelled alone. After picking

22 October 2018 14:32 World's longest sea bridge finally set to open this week

Construction of the massive Chinese project began nearly a decade ago and it has been dogged by delays. THE WORLD’S LONGEST sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong, Macau and the Chinese mainland will finally open to traffic next this week, officials said, after complaints about the secrecy surrounding the project. A grand opening ceremony had already been announced

22 October 2018 12:07 Keith Earls could be back for Munster next weekend

Keith Earls could be back in the Munster team for Saturday's Pro14 game against the Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park. The Limerick winger sat out Saturday's Champions Cup win over Gloucester with a hamstring injury but is set to be reintroduced to team training this week. Tommy O'Donnell is undergoing a scan today to determine the extent of the ankle

22 October 2018 11:30 Kremlin concerned over Trump’s decision to leave nuclear arms treaty

The Kremlin has said it is concerned about US president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Mr Trump announced on Saturday that America would walk away from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which was signed by the US and the then-Soviet Union in 1987 in a major step towards easing Cold War tensions

22 October 2018 11:14 The lowdown on Christian Wade’s reported switch to the NFL

Wasps winger Christian Wade is reportedly set to leave English rugby and attempt to join the NFL. Here we look at the chances of the once-capped England international turning an American dream in to sporting reality in the middle of an NFL season. College players join professional teams through the NFL Draft system, the 2019 edition of which will be held next April

22 October 2018 08:59 Northern Ireland veteran ‘refusing medical treatment to have his day in court’

A Northern Ireland veteran charged with attempted murder has reportedly turned down medical treatment so that he can appear in court. Dennis Hutchings, a 77-year-old former member of the Life Guards regiment, is accused in relation to the fatal shooting of a man with learning difficulties in 1974. The Daily Express reported that he is refusing treatment

22 October 2018 08:21 Around 30 injured as floor collapses at South Carolina clubhouse party

THE FLOOR OF a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University in the US collapsed during a large private party yesterday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities have said. About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the centre of the floor caved in at the clubhouse near the South Carolina university. Clemson City Police said nobody

22 October 2018 07:28 POLL: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum?

Friday is Presidential election day, but there’s also a referendum on blasphemy. THE COUNTRY WILL go to the polls on Friday, but there’s more to be decided on then our next President. Voters will also be asked what do to about Ireland’s blasphemy laws in a referendum on the issue. At present, the Constitution says that publishing or saying something 1

22 October 2018 06:49 Saudi prince and king call dead journalist’s son

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called the son of Jamal Khashoggi to express condolences, the kingdom has announced. The journalist was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, by officials that allegedly included a member of the royal’s entourage. King Salman similarly made a condolence call as international pressure on the kingdom