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12 August 2018 23:07 Brilliant Koepka holds Tiger at bay to win PGA Championship at Bellerive

BROOKS KOEPKA HAD ice in his veins as he held off a star-studded leaderboard to win the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club — the third Major of his career. The world number four hardly blinked on his way to a Sunday 66 which saw him finish on 16-under par and clinch a two-shot win over the chasing pack, led by none other than Tiger Woods 2

10 August 2018 09:26 New poll suggests UK would vote to Remain if Brexit vote was held today

The poll was conducted by YouGov on behalf of the People’s Vote campaign, a pro-Remain group. VOTERS IN THE UK would vote to remain in the EU were a second Brexit vote to be held today, a new poll suggests. The YouGov poll, conducted on behalf of the People’s Vote campaign, a pro-Remain group, suggests that the vote for Remain would now triumph by a margin

09 August 2018 05:05 Jonathan Hutch is suing TV3 over its news coverage of gangland trial

He is the brother of Gareth Hutch who was murdered in 2016. JONATHAN HUTCH, A nephew of Gerry The Monk Hutch, is suing TV3 for defamation. TheJournal.ie understands that the case revolves around a reporting of a court case where Jonathan Hutch’s name was accidentally reported as being the accused, who is also called Jonathan. Court documents show that Hutch’s 1

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

08 August 2018 05:01 Nearly 10,000 sign petition calling on pro-LGBT priest to to be disinvited from Dublin papal event

Father James Martin has long advocated the benefits of having LGBT people in the church. A GROUP OF lay Catholics has called on the organisers of the World Meeting of Families to rescind an invitation to pro-LGBT cleric James Martin. Martin, who is from the US, has long advocated the benefits of having LGBT people in the church. A letter has been sent to Dublin

06 August 2018 12:29 €1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships

Minister Shane Ross made the announcement today. IRISH TEAMS PREPARING to go to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and world championships are to benefit from an additional €1.5 million in funding, it was announced today. Minister for Tourism and Sports Shane Ross made the announcement in front of the Irish women’s hockey team as they returned today from the Women’s 4

06 August 2018 08:00 Phoenix Park gates being 'restored and conserved' ahead of the Pope's visit

GATES AT THE Phoenix Park have been taken down for restoration ahead of the Pope’s visit. Drivers in the park have in recent days noticed that the wrought iron gates have been taken down, replaced with steel security gates. The Office of Public Works (OPW), which is tasked with the running of the park, says that the gates have been taken down to carry 16

05 August 2018 20:39 Ireland's hockey heroes to be welcomed home with civic reception in Dublin

Lord Mayor and Dublin City Council organise public event for Bank Holiday Monday. THE MAGNITUDE OF the achievement may take some time to fully sink in, but the Ireland women’s hockey team will get a first taste of the public’s pride when they’re welcomed home with a civic reception tomorrow afternoon. Graham Shaw’s side made history in London 6

05 August 2018 16:14 Irish women's hockey team members 'didn't have to pay €550 levy for World Cup'

The issue of funding has been raised due to the success of the women, who are amateur players. IRELAND’S WOMEN’S HOCKEY team did not have to pay a levy of €550 each before the event, according to Sport Ireland. Calls had been made to refund the levy to the women, after they reached today’s world cup final (which you can follow via the liveblog here) 3

05 August 2018 07:30 Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes'

MASS GOERS WHO want to go to their local church the day the Pope visits will have to check with their local church to see if services are going ahead. Pope Francis will be in Ireland for two days, 25 and 26 August, as part of the World Meeting of Families event. The farewell mass will happen on the Sunday, with 500,000 people set to head for Dublin’s 2