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Theresa May’s post-Brexit trade deal suggestion dismissed by Taoiseach

The Taoiseach has dismissed one of Theresa May’s suggestions aimed at winning parliamentary support for her Brexit deal.

Leo Varadkar said he could not give Britain a legal assurance around a start date for a post-Brexit trade deal.

Such an intervention could help

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No change in five-year sentence for man who set fire to family home with four kids inside

A man who set fire to his family home while four young children were inside has lost an appeal against the severity of his five-year jail term.

John Kelly (51), pleaded guilty to arson of the family home at Bruhenny, Churchtown, Mallow, Co Cork on December 18, 2016 when the four children

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Irish bar 'completely destroyed' by fire in New York

A well-known Irish bar and restaurant in the heart of Queens, New York, was part of a group of businesses which were “completely destroyed” by a massive fire in the early hours of Thursday.

Sidetracks, owned by Meath man, Bernard Reilly, was a popular destination for both Irish

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First Fortnight: Clowns Without Borders on healing with laughter

First Fortnight preview: Clowns Without Borders Ireland is a collective of street performers, who for more than a decade have been bringing emotional relief to displaced children internationally and across Ireland. 

Ahead of their showcase at this year's First Fortnight

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Crafting candles from memories with The Bearded Candle Makers

We all know the heady, surreal sensation of being transported back in time by a simple smell, like falling down an elevator shaft into a sea of pillows - comforting and sudden. Our sense of smell is tied to our memories, and few things work so well as that to bring us back in

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Gardai appeal for witnesses after a young boy is injured in a suspected hit and run incident in Co Offaly

Gardaí in Co Offaly have launched an investigation after a young boy was injured following a suspected hit and run incident in Birr on Thursday evening.

It is understood the boy sustained minor injuries after he was knocked off his bicycle near the swimming pool in the

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Judge says Kerry man 'lied continually' as he dismisses case against defendants in K Club action

A High Court judge today dismissed an action by a former manager at the K Club and ruled he had not been threatened at Punchestown races seven years ago.

The 51-year old man could now face a substantial legal costs bill for the 25 day hearing before the High Court involving four legal

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O'Gara: 'I personally happen to believe that Joe will return to coaching in New Zealand'

Ronan O'Gara has said he believes that Joe Schmidt will return to coaching in New Zealand at some stage in the future.

It was announced last month that Schmidt was to "finish coaching" at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, with Andy Farrell to succeed him.

Schmidt said he plans

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Child appears to teleport during BBC interview

Now, we all know that there are things we can’t explain going on in the UK at the moment, but this is just plain strange.

During a BBC interview about Theresa May's leadership earlier this week, a small child appeared to materialize out of thin air behind the interview

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Rugby players fail to recoup legal costs after rape trial acquittal

Two former Irish rugby players who were acquitted of rape have lost a court bid to recoup the legal costs of their defence.

Ex-Ireland and Ulster stars Paddy Jackson, 26, and Stuart Olding, 25, wanted Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service to pay bills totalling

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Jail for Polish man who fled Ireland over decade ago after hit-and-run on champion kick boxer

A Polish man who fled Ireland over a decade ago has been jailed for six years, after a hit-and-run which left a former champion kick boxer with a fractured skull and severe body lacerations.

David Marcinkiewicz (34) drove his car into a group of three male friends shortly after instigating

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'I felt so low, so useless': Meath dad shares story and urges more to 'reach out' this Christmas

A Meath dad has written a powerful post on how bankruptcy almost drove him to suicide, in the hope that it will help others who are in despair this Christmas.

Businessman Eddie West has now got his life on track but decided to share his story in light of a large number of men who have died

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The radio programme about an opera about a radio programme...

Producer Rachel NíChuinn writes about this weekend’s Lyric Feature, The Woods and Grandma, which is a radio progamme about an opera about a radio programme...

Once upon a time, I heard composer Cal Folger Day singing some songs from her verbatim pop opera The Woods and

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How to Care for Pets in Cold Weather

Ireland's weather is fickle; there is no doubt. And the latest spell of cold makes for a troubling time for the nation's pets adjusts to.

With help from the ISPCA we've collected some weather care tips to help keep those tails wagging, rain, hail, sun or snow.

Cold

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Munster and Leinster bid to sharpen European ambitions

Munster and Leinster could both be on 15 points in their respective Heineken Champions Cup pools by Saturday night, but the sides faces different challenges.

Johann van Graan and Leo Cullen will both be reasonably pleased with where their sides sit. They each have two wins and

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Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding fail to recoup legal costs

Two former Irish rugby players who were acquitted of rape have lost a court bid to recoup the legal costs of their defence.

Ex-Ireland and Ulster players Paddy Jackson, 26, and Stuart Olding, 25, wanted Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service to pay bills totalling hundreds of

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The Big British Freeze: UK braces itself for a wintry onslaught of snow and freezing temperatures

The UK is bracing itself for an onslaught of heavy snowfalls and freezing temperatures nationwide over the weekend.

Weather forecasters have warned that up to 15in of snow may fall in places during Saturday and Sunday, potentially causing severe disruption to both air and ground

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20-year-old Irish defender Masterson named in Liverpool squad for clash with Man Utd
Jurgen Klopp is facing a defensive injury crisis.
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Britons face paying for visa-free entry to the EU after Brexit

UK citizens will have to pay for visa-free travel in the European Union after Brexit, the European Commission has confirmed.

Britons will have to fork out a €7 (£6.28) fee under the EU Travel Information and Authorisation System (Etias) that is due to come into effect in 2021, a

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Former Cork toxic dump resembling a 'lunar landscape' transformed into park

A toxic dump which resembled a "lunar landscape" twelve months ago has now been transformed into a public park which will officially open to the public in May of next year.

The 22-acre toxic dump at Haulbowline Island in Co Cork was formerly the site for Irish Ispat/Irish Steel. Its

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Rugby rape trial: Jackson and Olding not entitled to court costs
A court has ruled that former Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding can not claim back their legal costs from their recent rape trial.
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Derval O'Rourke's Top 5 Tips for Eating Well over Christmas

Derval O'Rourke is a former sprint hurdles athlete who took home the title of 'World Indoor Champion' in 2006. These days, the Cork woman is working as a couch on Ireland's Fittest Family. Here, she shares her top tips for eating well over Christmas.

Having a happy and

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Masterson in Reds squad as Klopp faces defensive headache

Dubliner Conor Masterson has been named in Liverpool’s squad for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United with Jurgen Klopp short of centre-half cover.

Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold (foot) and Joel Matip (broken collarbone) this week joined Joe Gomez (fractured

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South African Politician urges followers to kill white people and “their children and their women”

Just days after the South African parliament set a date for the seizing of white owned land another South African political leader has called for white people to be killed.

The Daily Mail UK reports that Andile Mngxitama, leader of ‘Black First Land First (BLF)’ has called on his

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Gardai launch investigation after taxi is hijacked at knifepoint in Drogheda

Gardai have launched an investigation after a taxi was hijacked at knife-point in Drogheda earlier today.

It is understood that two men travelling in a taxi demanded cash and the driver’s phone.

The men then forced the driver out of the vehicle, a 2010 Silver Toyata

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'Losing my father was the single biggest obstacle I’ve had to face'

Stephanie Meadow made history last night when she became the first woman to win the Irish Golf Writers’ Professional of the Year.

The Northern Ireland golfer was announced as the winner last night alongside Robin Dawson who claimed the Men’s Amateur of the Year and Sara Byrne winning

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'I felt so low, so useless': Meath dad shares mental health story and urges more to 'reach out' this Christmas

A Meath dad has written a powerful post on how bankruptcy almost drove him to suicide, in the hope that it will help others who are in despair this Christmas.

Businessman Eddie West has now got his life on track but decided to share his story in light of a large number of men who have died

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'Losing my father was the single biggest obstacle I’ve had to face'

Stephanie Meadow made history last night when she became the first woman to win the Irish Golf Writers’ Professional of the Year.

The Northern Ireland golfer was announced as the winner last night alongside Robin Dawson who claimed the Men’s Amateur of the Year and Sara Byrne winning

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Sligo TD's offices vandalised with anti-abortion graffiti as legislation passes through Oireachtas

A Fine Gael TD's constituency offices in Sligo have been vandalised with anti-abortion graffiti.

It comes after legislation to allow for abortion services in Ireland passed all stages of the Oireachtas last night.

Last night, 27 senators voted in favour of the Health (Regulation of

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'I felt so low, so useless': Meath dad shares mental health story and urges more to 'reach out' this Christmas

A Meath dad has written a powerful post on how bankruptcy almost drove him to suicide, in the hope that it will help others who are in despair this Christmas.

Businessman Eddie West has now got his life on track but decided to share his story in light of a large number of men who have died

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Daily News
Irish dad pens powerful message about male suicide after battling bankruptcy and death of his mum

A father has written a powerful statement on how bankruptcy almost drove his to suicide, in the hope that it will help others who are in despair this Christmas.

Businessman Eddie West has now got his life on track but decided to share his story in light of a large number of men who have

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Laura Whitmore shares nutrition tips as she hits out at fad diets and stars who promote them

Laura Whitmore has got no time for the fad diets she says simply don't work.

The Irish model and presenter is getting ready for the festive season, and admits she can't help but let herself go over Christmas thanks to her family of "feeders".

But the blonde beauty does

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Laura Whitmore shares nutrition tips as she hits out at fad diets and stars who promote them

Laura Whitmore has got no time for the fad diets she says simply don't work.

The Irish model and presenter is getting ready for the festive season, and admits she can't help but let herself go over Christmas thanks to her family of "feeders".

But the blonde beauty does

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Ireland's Shane Ryan scorches national record for World Bronze

Shane Ryan has made history claiming Ireland’s first ever World Championship swimming medal today as he took Bronze in the 50m Backstroke Final at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China. Ryan has progressed through the rounds with three Irish Records, from

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Antonio Valencia posts gruesome picture of leg after being slammed for shocking tackle

Antonio Valencia has hit back at fans who criticised him for a reckless challenge on Valencia player Toni Lato during Manchester United's 2-1 loss at the Mestalla on Wednesday.

The United captain was yellow carded for a lunge at Lato in the first half during the Champions league

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Antonio Valencia posts gruesome picture of leg after being slammed for shocking tackle

Antonio Valencia has hit back at fans who criticised him for a reckless challenge on Valencia player Toni Lato during Manchester United's 2-1 loss at the Mestalla on Wednesday.

The United captain was yellow carded for a lunge at Lato in the first half during the Champions league

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Newcastle United scrap Christmas party AGAIN over relegation fears

Rafa Benitez has revealed Newcastle players have cancelled Christmas again.

The Toon players were set for a knees-up in London including a trip to a winter wonderland in Hyde Park this weekend.

But with two huge relegation "six-point" games ahead, starting at Huddersfield

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Newcastle United scrap Christmas party AGAIN over relegation fears

Rafa Benitez has revealed Newcastle players have cancelled Christmas again.

The Toon players were set for a knees-up in London including a trip to a winter wonderland in Hyde Park this weekend.

But with two huge relegation "six-point" games ahead, starting at Huddersfield

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Niall Horan confirms split from girlfriend Hailee Steinfeld

Niall Horan has split from his actress girlfriend Hailee Steinfeld, it has emerged.

It’s understood that the Slow Hands singer and the Hollywood star called time on their relationship a few months ago due to their busy work schedules.

The 25-year-old musician from Mullingar, Co

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Niall Horan confirms split from girlfriend Hailee Steinfeld

Niall Horan has split from his actress girlfriend Hailee Steinfeld, it has emerged.

It’s understood that the Slow Hands singer and the Hollywood star called time on their relationship a few months ago due to their busy work schedules.

The 25-year-old musician from Mullingar, Co

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Michael D Higgins says now is an 'appropriate' time to celebrate centenary of 1918 general election

President Michael D Higgins has said it is appropriate and timely that Ireland reflects and celebrates the centenary of the 1918 general election.

Mr Higgins described the election, which gave women the right to vote for the first time, as of “fundamental importance” in the country’s

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Michael D Higgins says now is an 'appropriate' time to celebrate centenary of 1918 general election

President Michael D Higgins has said it is appropriate and timely that Ireland reflects and celebrates the centenary of the 1918 general election.

Mr Higgins described the election, which gave women the right to vote for the first time, as of “fundamental importance” in the country’s

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Colin Hunt appointed new AIB boss

Hunt currently runs AIB’s wholesale and institutional banking division

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Man City receive major boost as star duo De Bruyne and Aguero in contention
The Premier League champions could have two world-class talents back for Saturday’s game at home to Everton.
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Party in the USA! Dubliner McFaul completes latest move in colourful career
Shane McFaul has signed for FC Arizona.
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Taylor and Wahlstrom safely on weight for world-title showdown at Madison Square Garden
Katie Taylor faces her former amateur rival in New York tomorrow night.
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Klopp on Pogba questions: 'Does somebody ask Mourinho about Gini Wijnaldum?'
Despite some journalist’s best attempts, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was not interested in talking for too long about Paul Pogba.
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Latest news from Ireland
today 18:05 Irish dad pens powerful message about male suicide after battling bankruptcy and death of his mum
today 18:05 Laura Whitmore shares nutrition tips as she hits out at fad diets and stars who promote them
today 18:05 Laura Whitmore shares nutrition tips as she hits out at fad diets and stars who promote them
today 18:05 Ireland's Shane Ryan scorches national record for World Bronze
today 18:05 Antonio Valencia posts gruesome picture of leg after being slammed for shocking tackle
today 18:05 Antonio Valencia posts gruesome picture of leg after being slammed for shocking tackle
today 18:05 Newcastle United scrap Christmas party AGAIN over relegation fears
today 18:05 Newcastle United scrap Christmas party AGAIN over relegation fears
today 18:05 Niall Horan confirms split from girlfriend Hailee Steinfeld
today 18:05 Niall Horan confirms split from girlfriend Hailee Steinfeld
today 18:04 Michael D Higgins says now is an 'appropriate' time to celebrate centenary of 1918 general election
today 18:04 Michael D Higgins says now is an 'appropriate' time to celebrate centenary of 1918 general election
today 18:04 Colin Hunt appointed new AIB boss
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today 18:03 Man City receive major boost as star duo De Bruyne and Aguero in contention
today 18:03 Party in the USA! Dubliner McFaul completes latest move in colourful career
today 18:03 Taylor and Wahlstrom safely on weight for world-title showdown at Madison Square Garden
today 18:03 Klopp on Pogba questions: 'Does somebody ask Mourinho about Gini Wijnaldum?'
today 17:59 Derval O'Rourke's tips on how to be healthy at Christmas
today 17:59 Nursing home residents share their stories and offer life advice in new book
today 17:59 Irish mortgage rates end the year as most elevated in Europe
today 17:59 Kerry Group buys US ‘clean label’ firms for €325m
today 17:58 AIL preview: Big test for Dublin University
today 17:58 Everton boss Marco Silva not affected by Andre Gomes speculation
today 17:58 Neil Lennon lends support to Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths
today 17:58 UK court hears ‘virulent’ neo-Nazi, whose home had Swastika scatter cushions, taught toddler daughter the Hitler salute
today 17:58 Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank clashes
today 17:58 Irish bar 'completely destroyed' by fire in New York
today 17:58 GPs criticise methods used to reduce number of people on waiting lists
today 17:58 Nursing home residents share their stories and offer life advice in new book
today 17:58 Jo'Burger restaurants go into liquidation
today 17:58 No change in five-year sentence for man who set fire to family home with four kids inside
today 17:58 Department apologises as terminally ill Cork man did not receive illness payment in six weeks
today 17:57 Theresa May’s post-Brexit trade deal suggestion dismissed by Taoiseach
today 17:57 Man attempted to slice prison officer's wrist with blade moulded into toothbrush
today 17:57 Everton boss Marco Silva not affected by Andre Gomes speculation
today 17:57 Neil Lennon lends support to Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths
today 17:57 Nursing home residents share their stories and offer life advice in new book
today 17:57 UK court hears ‘virulent’ neo-Nazi, whose home had Swastika scatter cushions, taught toddler daughter the Hitler salute
today 17:57 Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank clashes
today 17:57 Irish mortgage rates end the year as most elevated in Europe
today 17:57 Jo'Burger restaurants go into liquidation
today 17:57 Kerry Group buys US ‘clean label’ firms for €325m
today 17:57 Theresa May’s post-Brexit trade deal suggestion dismissed by Taoiseach
today 17:57 GPs criticise methods used to reduce number of people on waiting lists
today 17:57 Department apologises as terminally ill Cork man did not receive illness payment in six weeks
today 17:56 No change in five-year sentence for man who set fire to family home with four kids inside
today 17:56 Irish bar 'completely destroyed' by fire in New York
today 17:50 NI school maintenance backlog at £327m
today 17:50 East Belfast: Man pleads guilty to murdering his friend
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