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BULLETIN: Ministers call booing of British national anthem 'idiotic'; Brexit update: Tory MPs submit letters calling for no-confidence vote

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IRELAND: Ireland "should be able to look after our own sick": President of High Court

IRELAND: Ministers call booing of British national anthem 'embarrassing and idiotic'

IRELAND: Update:

today 14:00
VIDEO: Dublin man recreates iconic Anchorman scene

If you would ask people what their favourite comedy movie of the last 15 years is, many would throw Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy into the hat.

Anchorman follows actor Will Ferrell's title character clashing with his new female counterpart at his news anchor job, set

today 13:23
Business student gets jail for using app to override credit card machine in clothing theft

By Stephen Maguire

A business student who used a sophisticated device to override a credit card machine to steal €2,550 worth of clothing has been jailed for four months.

Raphael Momoh of Fitzwilliam Crescent, Tallaght, Dublin, pleaded guilty under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act

today 13:23
Update: Gardaí name man shot dead in Kildare

Update - 12.22pm: Gardaí have named the victim of the fatal shooting in Leixlip, Co. Kildare, last night.

He has been identified as 50-year-old Clive Staunton with an address at Glen Easton Way in Leixlip.

His body remains at the scene pending the arrival of the State Pathologist.

today 13:23
Van der Flier to start for Ireland against All Blacks as Dan Leavy ruled out
Joe Schmidt has been forced into a late change to his team, with Jordi Murphy coming onto the bench.
today 13:22
California wildfires: Death toll keeps rising, as number of fatalities now stands at 63

The death toll as a result of the California wildfires keeps rising, with 63 people now confirmed dead, and up to 600 others still unaccounted for.

The town of Paradise, home to about 27,000 people, has been almost completely destroyed.

The cause of the fires is being

today 13:16
Van der Flier replaces injured Leavy for All Blacks clash

Dan Leavy has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against the All Blacks and has been replaced on the starting team by Josh van der Flier.

Despite not training yesterday, head coach Joe Schmidt included the Leinster flanker in the team and was confident he would be fit to take on

today 13:10
Update: Theresa May will win no-confidence vote 'handsomely' - David Lidington

Update - 12.36pm: Theresa May's de facto deputy David Lidington has said she will win a no-confidence vote "handsomely".

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster David Lidington speaking to the media after Brexit business talks with Scottish businesses about the Brexit agreement at the Office

today 12:48
Michael Gove throws Theresa May a lifeline by opting to stay in Government

Michael Gove has thrown beleaguered Theresa May a lifeline after deciding that he will remain in her Government as Environment Secretary.

Following the resignation of four ministers in the wake of her poorly-received Brexit deal on Thursday, speculation was rife that the departure of

today 12:13
VIDEO: Ministers call booing of British national anthem 'embarrassing and idiotic'

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Health Minister Simon Harris have criticised football fans who booed the British national anthem.

'God Save The Queen' was played at the Aviva Stadium last night, before an international friendly game between the Republic of Ireland and Northern

today 12:13
Pro Life activist Peadar Toibin is starting a new political party

Pro Life activist and former Sinn Fein TD Peadar Toibin has announced that he’s going to start a new political party after he resigned from Sinn Fein yesterday.

Toibin said that he made the decision over the course of 18 months and that there was no way back for him in the

today 12:07
De Danann co-founder Alec Finn dies aged 74

The death has been announced of musician Alec Finn, co-founder of Galway-based folk group De Dannan.

Finn, along with Frankie Gavin, Ringo McDonagh and Charlie Piggot founded De Dannan in 1974. Driven by the unique musical partnership between bouzouki player and guitarist Finn

today 11:58
All the Christmas adverts we're obsessing over this year

It's an unspoken fact that everyone, whether they're more 'bah humbug' than 'happy holidays', waits with bated breath for each new year's Christmas adverts to drop. It's another unspoken rule that each one is in direct competition with each other, vying to break

today 11:58
Update: Tory MPs submit letters calling for no-confidence vote in Theresa May

Update - 10.55am: Former British Cabinet minister John Whittingdale has submitted a letter to the 1922 Committee calling for a confidence vote.

"I believe that the agreement that is being proposed does not deliver Brexit in the way that I and many others want to see," he told the Press

today 11:34
Marmion warns All Blacks not to target Ireland team-mate Aki

Kieran Marmion has warned New Zealand that targeting compatriot and Ireland centre Bundee Aki could backfire.

The All Blacks have ratcheted up tensions with Ireland ahead of Saturday’s compelling autumn Test in Dublin, by highlighting a number of elements within Joe

today 11:01
Update: Tory MPs submit letters calling for no-confidence vote in Theresa May

Update - 10.55am: Former British Cabinet minister John Whittingdale has submitted a letter to the 1922 Committee calling for a confidence vote.

"I believe that the agreement that is being proposed does not deliver Brexit in the way that I and many others want to see," he told the Press

today 11:01
West Cork gardaí find two cannabis grow houses and make two arrests

Gardaí have made two arrests after they found two cannabis grow houses in Cork.

They also seized €102,000 of cannabis over the past few weeks in an ongoing operation into the cultivation of drugs in West Cork.

Officers arrested a man in his late 30s and a woman in her late 20s

today 11:01
Horrific: Monkey kills 12 day old baby boy after snatching him from his mother’s arms

A 12 year day old baby boy has sadly died after it was snatched from its mother’s arms by a group a monkey in India.

The horrific incident which sadly saw the baby lose its life after a monkey bit him on the head.

According to Indian state media the tragic incident

today 10:56
Tune Of The Week: The Tomb by Lux Alma

Our Tune Of The Week is the debut release from Lux Alma, the new project from composer, sound designer and musician Alma Kelliher. Listen to The Tomb below, via Spotify: 

Kelliher has been a prolific presence across the Irish cultural spectrum over the past few years,

today 10:47
Donal Lenihan: Gauntlet down for fascinating All Blacks clash

This game has been the standout fixture on the Irish rugby calendar for over a year.

In the last two days I’ve been surprised by the references to the 2016 game here when the physical nature of the match was over the top.

There is no question that two tackles from New Zealand

today 10:47
Update: No-confidence vote in Theresa May 'likely', report

Update - 9.35am: A source close to the UK government whip's office says a no-confidence vote in Theresa May is now "likely".

Sky News is reporting that all British government whips have been summoned to London.

The backing of 48 Tory MPs is needed for a no-confidence vote to take

today 10:21
Update: No-confidence vote in Theresa May 'likely', report

Update - 9.35am: A source close to the UK government whip's office says a no-confidence vote in Theresa May is now "likely".

Sky News is reporting that all British government whips have been summoned to London.

The backing of 48 Tory MPs is needed for a no-confidence vote to take

today 09:59
Italian football club AS Roma donate €150,000 to Sean Cox fund

Italian football club AS Roma have donated a total of €150,000 to the Sean Cox fund.

The donation which will go towards the costs of Mr Cox’s rehabilitation and medical costs was made with €100,000 being donated via Roma Cares foundation, whilst AS Roma president  Jim

today 09:43
JFK Library Foundation takes a swipe at Trump’s Twitter with new account

The JFK Library Foundation has established a new project which they say will show "The words of a president count." The @JohnFKennedy Twitter handle has been launched as part of a new project they call "Words Count," which will take quotes from the 35th President to tweet out through winter

today 09:40
Stormy Daniels’ trip to England was ruined by this Irish airline

Irish airline Aer Lingus felt the wrath of Stormy Daniel's this week after she claimed she was forced to cancel a lecture she was giving because of lost luggage from her flight. 

There was some confusion that Stormy may be making an appearance in Ireland as she tweeted at the airline

today 09:40
Dropkick Murphy’s announce their St. Patrick’s Day 2019 tour

Dropkick Murphys will be hitting the road for a month-long tour of North America early next year ahead of St. Patrick’s Day.

"Pack up the van (okay, okay, it’s a bus), we’re rolling again and looking forward to bringing the party to your town this February and March 2019,” says

today 09:40
Who will tackle Donald Trump in 2020?

It is no idle pursuit. By March next year, we will have the usual cattle charge of candidates finding their way to Iowa or New Hampshire, seeking to light a fire under their candidacies and trying to do so earlier than ever.

Despite a clear and convincing Democratic win in the 2018

today 09:40
Conor Cruise O’Brien secretly lobbied for top Nazi to be given Irish visa

Following World War II, Irish politician Conor Cruise O’Brien lobbied for Otto Skorzeny, one of Adolf Hitler’s trusted henchmen, to be granted an Irish visa.

The story comes as a major surprise as OBrien has been lauded as a leading liberal figure whose anti-Sinn Fein attitude had

today 09:40
Simon Coveney hits out at 'idiots' who booed God Save the Queen at Northern Ireland match
The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland played at the Aviva Stadium last night.
today 09:37
BULLETIN: Brexit update; Spice Girls announce Croke Park date

Your morning bulletin.

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IRELAND: Brexit: Victory in Dublin, chaos in London after draft Brexit deal reached

IRELAND: Multi-millionaires pursued for suspected tax avoidance

IRELAND: A man in his 40's has been shot dead in Leixlip in Co Kildare in a

today 09:09
Daily News
Ex-Chicago Spire developer Garrett Kelleher loses appeal over judge's order

By Ann O'Loughlin

Former Chicago Spire developer Garrett Kelleher has lost his appeal over a judge's refusal to order Nama to comply with an order for discovery of documents for his defence of its action seeking a €46m judgment against him over loan guarantees.

The action,

today 14:01
VIDEO: Dublin man recreates iconic Anchorman scene

If you would ask people what their favourite comedy movie of the last 15 years is, many would throw Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy into the hat.

Anchorman follows actor Will Ferrell's title character clashing with his new female counterpart at his news anchor job, set

today 14:01
Doireann Garrihy gets first solo national radio show

Broadcaster and comedian Doireann Garrihy has gotten her first solo national radio show.

Doireann, who is a broadcaster on Dublin station Spin 1038, will join Today FM as a guest presenter on their weekend schedule.

Her one-off four-hour solo show airs tomorrow at 2pm.

The

today 14:00
Elton John fans divided over farewell tour ticket prices

Many fans of Sir Elton John have been left addled over the price of the tickets for his farewell tour.

Sir Elton will bring his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour to the UK for two dates in 2019 and a string of shows in 2020, and tickets went on general sale on Friday for the dates in

today 14:00
Landmark change to measurement of kilogramme approved

The international system of measurements has been overhauled with new definitions for the kilogramme and other key units.

At a meeting in Versailles, France, countries voted to approve the wide-ranging changes that underpin vital human activities like global trade and scientific

today 14:00
Royal Navy frigate shadows Russian warship in English Channel

A Royal Navy frigate has been scrambled to shadow a Russian warship travelling through the English Channel.

Portsmouth-based HMS St Albans has been tasked with keeping watch on the Russian Slava-class cruiser Marshal Ustinov.

A navy spokesman said: “The Russian unit

today 14:00
Disputed Sri Lankan premier faces second no-confidence motion

Chaos has erupted in Sri Lanka’s parliament as legislators supporting disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books and chairs to try to block proceedings a day after a brawl between rivals worsened political turmoil in the nation.

Police who escorted speaker Karu

today 14:00
Russia ‘has access to UK visa processing’

Russian intelligence has infiltrated the computer infrastructure of a company that processes British visa applications, according to investigative group Bellingcat and Russian website The Insider.

The investigation aims to show how two suspected Russian military intelligence agents,

today 14:00
High Court orders couple to remove protective seawall breakwater that blocked public access to beach

By Ann O'Loughlin

A couple has been ordered by the High Court to remove a protective seawall breakwater which was mostly built on State foreshore and blocked public access along a beach.

The breakwater was built in 1990 to protect a seafront house at Blind Harbour, Reen, Union Hall,

today 14:00
Dan Leavy ruled out of Ireland's test match against New Zealand

Dan Leavy has been ruled out of Ireland's November test against New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

Joe Schmidt has been forced to make a late change to his team due to the 24-year-old's injury.

The nature of the injury which was initially described as “general

today 14:00
Business student gets jail for using app to override credit card machine in clothing theft

By Stephen Maguire

A business student who used a sophisticated device to override a credit card machine to steal €2,550 worth of clothing has been jailed for four months.

Raphael Momoh of Fitzwilliam Crescent, Tallaght, Dublin, pleaded guilty under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act

today 14:00
Update: Theresa May will win no-confidence vote 'handsomely' - David Lidington

Update - 12.36pm: Theresa May's de facto deputy David Lidington has said she will win a no-confidence vote "handsomely".

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster David Lidington speaking to the media after Brexit business talks with Scottish businesses about the Brexit agreement at the Office

today 13:23
7 of the most ridiculous items from this year’s Goop gift guide

We really have to thank Gwyneth Paltrow for giving us Goop. Her wellness lifestyle website provides hours of entertainment. It’s behind ludicrous trends like vaginal jade eggs, as well as our favourite time of year: The annual Christmas gift guide.

As you can probably imagine,

today 13:23
Frank Ocean made his Instagram account public and fans are delighted

Frank Ocean has made his Instagram account public for the first time, revealing over 300 posts dating back to May 2017 to delighted fans.

The catalogue of pictures act as a window into the life of a 31-year-old who has been almost completely inaccessible on social media over the

today 13:23
Elton John fans divided over farewell tour ticket prices

Many fans of Sir Elton John have been left addled over the price of the tickets for his farewell tour.

Sir Elton will bring his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour to the UK for two dates in 2019 and a string of shows in 2020, and tickets went on general sale on Friday for the dates in

today 13:23
Royal Navy frigate shadows Russian warship in English Channel

A Royal Navy frigate has been scrambled to shadow a Russian warship travelling through the English Channel.

Portsmouth-based HMS St Albans has been tasked with keeping watch on the Russian Slava-class cruiser Marshal Ustinov.

A navy spokesman said: “The Russian unit

today 13:23
Landmark change to measurement of kilogramme approved

The international system of measurements has been overhauled with new definitions for the kilogramme and other key units.

At a meeting in Versailles, France, countries voted to approve the wide-ranging changes that underpin vital human activities like global trade and scientific

today 13:23
Disputed Sri Lankan premier faces second no-confidence motion

Chaos has erupted in Sri Lanka’s parliament as legislators supporting disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books and chairs to try to block proceedings a day after a brawl between rivals worsened political turmoil in the nation.

Police who escorted speaker Karu

today 13:23
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today 13:23 Update: Theresa May will win no-confidence vote 'handsomely' - David Lidington
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today 13:23 Elton John fans divided over farewell tour ticket prices
today 13:23 Landmark change to measurement of kilogramme approved
today 13:23 Royal Navy frigate shadows Russian warship in English Channel
today 13:23 Disputed Sri Lankan premier faces second no-confidence motion
today 13:23 Two arrested following discovery of cannabis and grow houses in West Cork
today 13:23 Ireland "should be able to look after our own sick": President of High Court
today 13:23 VIDEO: Dublin man recreates iconic Anchorman scene
today 13:23 Business student gets jail for using app to override credit card machine in clothing theft
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today 12:49 Two arrested following discovery of cannabis and grow houses in West Cork
today 12:49 Ireland "should be able to look after our own sick": President of High Court
today 12:49 Update: Gardaí name man shot dead in Kildare
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