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Irish boy band Westlife announces gig in Cork next year

Irish boy band Westlife has announced an open-air gig in Cork for 2020.

The band will play in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Friday, August 28 next year.

Tickets will go on sale at 9am this Friday, with prices starting at €59.50.

≪Brazilian authorities launch search for

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Lidl are releasing a new electric blanket this week for this VERY cheap price

If you’re one of those people who find those cold winter nights a bit too chilly in bed, then perhaps Lidl can help you out.

They supermarket chain is releasing this new 2019 version electric blanket in their stores from Thursday 19th of September.

But customers will be

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Banksy’s artwork depicting politicians as chimps to go up for auction

A Banksy piece depicting politicians in the British House of Commons as chimpanzees is to go up for auction, where it is expected to fetch up to £2m (€2.25m).

Devolved Parliament, which is four metres wide, was first unveiled as part of the Bristol artist’s exhibition Banksy

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Gardaí assisting PSNI in Belfast murder probe

Gardaí are assisting their Northern Irish counterparts in the murder investigation of a woman who disappeared in Belfast in 2017.

An Garda Síochána have commenced a search for Saoirse Smyth, disappeared in April 2017, in a forested area in Omeath, Co. Louth.

The

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Brian O'Driscoll: Schools rugby in doping 'danger zone'

Irish rugby should not consider itself any different when it comes to doping risks, according to Brian O'Driscoll.

The former Ireland and Lions captain says that young players in the schools system are in a "danger zone."

While the IRFU works with Sport Ireland, which

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Room to Improve: The best Tweets about Mary and Joe

Room to Improve is back and better than ever with Ireland's favourite architect, Dermot Bannon, creating diverse and beautiful homes, pushing budgets to their limits, installing glass windows like nobody's business, and inspiring some of the country's funniest

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Get ready – Finnish PM says no-deal Brexit will definitely happen

 

≪StemExpress CEO admits selling Hearts, Intact Heads of Aborted Babies on behalf of Planned Parenthood

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Brazilian authorities launch search for Irishman missing in the country

Brazilian authorities have launched a search operation for Irishman George Graham Matthew, who went missing in the port city of Itaja on Saturday afternoon.

It is understood that the 28-year-old, who’s originally from Dun Laoghaire in Dublin, has been living in Brazil for some

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Boris Johnson ‘cautious’ on Brexit progress as he meets EC president

Boris Johnson has said he is “cautious” about progress in Brexit talks as he met with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for their first face-to-face discussions since he became British Prime Minister.

The PM was set to personally warn Mr Juncker during a working

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Stephen Teap believes CervicalCheck recommendations will be implemented - eventually

Patient advocate Stephen Teap says lessons are being learned in the wake of the Cervical Check controversy.

However, he says it will be some months before he will have full confidence in the screening programme in Ireland.

"I have 100% confidence that we will get these

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Our entire wedding was ruined by a cancelled Aer Lingus flight
Pricewatch: Journey home from Italy took members of wedding party 33 hours
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Westlife confirm that they are to play Cork’s Paric Ui Chaoimh next summer

There was some good news for fans of Westlife this morning as the band confirmed that they are to play a concert in Cork next summer.

In an announcement the group confirmed that they will play a concert in Paric Uí Chaoimh on August 28th 2020.

The announcement comes as the

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StemExpress CEO admits selling Hearts, Intact Heads of Aborted Babies on behalf of Planned Parenthood

The CEO of medical science company ‘Stemexpress’ has admitted in a San Francisco court that her company brokered the sale of beating foetal hearts and intact foetal heads to medical researchers.

The CEO, identified as DOE 12, made the shocking admission at preliminary hearing of

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Rod Stewart free from prostate cancer after two years of secret treatment

Rod Stewart has revealed he is free from prostate cancer after around two years of secret treatment.

The 74-year-old singer was given the all-clear in July after his cancer was diagnosed during its early stages in 2017.

Sir Rod went public with his illness during a fundraising

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Warm weather to continue as highs of 21C are expected this week

Ireland’s good weather spell looks set to continue this week forecasters have said.

According to Met Éireann, a high pressure system will remain over the country which will bring dry and calm weather.

Although some light showers are expected in southern areas on Monday,

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Robert de Niro is on a desperate search to find his Irish roots

Despite his name, the famous actor, is actually more Irish than he is Italian. Three of his four grandparents had Irish ancestry, and his father, Robert Sr, was half-Irish from his mother Helen O’Reilly’s side of the family who are all Irish.

In 1962, when he was 19, he traveled to

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Irish politician says African asylum-seekers "sponge off the system"

An independent member of the Irish parliament has been accused of racism after telling a packed public meeting, in County Galway, on Wednesday night, that most African migrants come to Ireland to “sponge” the system.

Deputy Noel Grealish told the meeting in Oughterard, a small town

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Edward Snowden calls on French leader Macron to grant him asylum

Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programmes, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum.

Mr Snowden, now living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the United States,

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Irish courier says it has spent €3m preparing for Brexit

Ireland's largest courier company says it has spent €3m preparing for Brexit.

DPD Ireland has trained 20 staff on how the customs process works and built a system to collect duties and taxes from customers.

The company says its prepared itself for a no-deal scenario.

Chief

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Beef Plan Movement backs beef deal but says farmers' feel abandoned

The Beef Plan Movement has said some farmers feel they have got nothing from the proposed deal hammered out at beef talks over the weekend.

The agreement, reached after 36 hours of talks over the weekend, withdraws all legal proceedings against farm organisations and individual

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Skoda helps parents keep a closer eye on younger drivers

New technology can now reassure worried parents after they hand over the keys to car-sharing children.

Skoda's 'geofencing' can send alerts if their child is speeding - and even dictate exactly where they can take their car.

For most young drivers the prospect of buying

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Katie Hopkins praises the good people of Galway for fighting back against undocumented migrants

Journalist and commentator Katie Hopkins has come out batting for the good people of Oughterard, Co. Galway.

The Daily Mail journo stands with the people who marched in Galway fighting back against undocumented migrants flooding into the town of Oughterard.

Bless these lovely

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Was it you? National Lottery have revealed the location where Saturday night’s winning Lotto ticket worth €245k was purchased

The National Lottery have revealed the location where Saturday night’s winning Lotto ticket worth almost €250,000 was purchased.

In an announcement Lottery chiefs confirmed that Saturday’s winning five plus the bonus ticket worth €245,371 was bought in Ballymote Co

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Remembering Irish tenor John McCormack on the anniversary of his death

In tribute to one of Ireland's greatest singers, we remember the story of McCormack's choirmaster, who immediately saw his talent and went out of his way to make the Westmeath man one of Ireland's stars. Without him, the talented tenor could have ended up as an excise officer:

“Why are

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On This Day: Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners is born in 1934

Editor's Note: Beloved Irish singer Ronnie Drew was born on September 16, 1934. Here, IrishCentral's Founder Niall O'Dowd recalls his encounter with the singer, remembered as a character with rare real voice and piercing blue eyes.

I met Ronnie Drew once in the meeting room of the

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The beauty and danger of Blarney Castle's Poison Garden

While the most famous attraction on the grounds of Blarney Castle in County Cork might be the famous stone tourists literally bend over backward to bestow a kiss upon, a visit to this medieval stronghold would not be complete without a stroll around the castle's gardens. 

3 Blarney

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WATCH: Here’s how you can make homemade Guinness ice cream

Although summer is all but over, we here at IrishCentral are firm believers that ice cream is an acceptable treat all year round.

And ice cream that's made with Guinness? Well, now we're drooling.

Read More: Out of this world Guinness and Jameson ice cream float recipe for Ice Cream

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The dream! Kerry woman’s move from lawyer to whiskey distiller

June O’Connell moved from her home in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry, to Dublin at the age of 22 to practice law. Two decades and four children later, she knew she wanted a change.

“It’s not a bad thing for you to check in with yourself every so often and ask ‘Why are we doing this

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Westlife confirmed for Cork gig in 2020

Westlife are coming to Cork, it has been confirmed.

The Irish foursome have been announced for a concert in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 2020.

The band sold out Croke Park in the summer and will be returning to another big GAA ground next August.

It will be the first time, in the

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'This is the time to bring in the experts' - Farmers not satisfied with result of beef talks

A spokesperson for the Beef Plan Movement has said he is recommending to farmers accept the agreement reached in talks at the weekend.

However, Hugh Doyle also warned that he has no control over protests and pickets at processing plants.

He told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland

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Daily News
Ellen Keane's bronze medal continues fantastic few days for Ireland at World Championships
Nicole Turner also claimed a bronze amid a remarkable finish in the 50m Butterfly S6 on Saturday.
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'I cost us the game' - Arsenal defender apologises for his performance
Sokratis says he was to blame for his team’s failure to beat Watford at Vicarage Road.
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Over 1.1 million people watched Dublin's All-Ireland final replay win over Kerry
The audience peaked at 1,123,300, with RTÉ’s viewing figures for 2019 on the up.
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Laura Davies backs Catriona Matthew to retain Europe captaincy

Assistant captain Laura Davies wants to see victorious Europe skipper Catriona Matthew lead the team again as they bid to retain the Solheim Cup on American soil in 2021.

Scot Matthew steered the hosts to a dramatic 14.5-13.5 victory at Gleneagles, with her controversial wild card pick

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How can social media users deal with online trolls?

Social media users are being encouraged to ignore and report abusive messages they receive from online trolls as part of a new campaign to stop the spread of hateful content.

A new charity in the UK – the Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) – has published advice on how

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Porter: 'We’re more than just players. We’re brothers, sons, boyfriends, husbands, whatever'

Andrew Porter packs close to 20 stone. The force he can exert in a scrum, or on arrival at a ruck, doesn't bear thinking about for us common folk but there is a palpable tenderness to the way he holds a picture of his late mother Wendy for Inpho's acclaimed series of portraits that strips away

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Survey: People expect electric cars ‘to be known as cars by 2030’

More than two thirds (69%) of people in the UK expect electric cars to be simply known as “cars” by 2030, a new survey suggests.

The poll also indicated that 33% believe seeing their family and friends driving electric vehicles (EVs) changes the way people perceive the

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'We were told he'd never be toilet trained, never talk' - Mum asks for cards for son with autism on his 30th birthday

The mum of a young man with autism, who she was told to lock in a room and forget about as a baby, is now appealing to the public to send him cards on his 30th birthday later this week.

Sharon Connolly fears her son Barry, who adores opening cards, will only get two cards on Thursday when

today 13:28
Child therapy experts welcome opening of specialist centre in Galway

Child therapy experts have warmly welcomed the long-awaited establishment of the country's first multi-agency specialist centre for victims of child sexual abuse.

The 'Onehouse' in Galway brings together all the necessary medical, therapeutic and policing services for children in one

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Wedding on the Week: Supporting a cause close to their hearts

Bride Geraldine O’Donovan felt as wonderful as she looked on her big day — knowing she was supporting a cause close to her heart as she donned her wedding gown.

Skibbereen native Geraldine was effortlessly elegant in a Novia d’Art design when she exchanged wedding vows with her

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Porter: 'We’re more than just players. We’re brothers, sons, boyfriends, husbands, whatever'

Andrew Porter packs close to 20 stone. The force he can exert in a scrum, or on arrival at a ruck, doesn't bear thinking about for us common folk but there is a palpable tenderness to the way he holds a picture of his late mother Wendy for Inpho's acclaimed series of portraits that strips away

today 13:22
Mike Quirke's replay podcast: Dubs add personality to history. A new failing hurts Kerry

Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Tony McEntee join Mike Quirke and Tony Leen to review the All-Ireland final replay. In association with Renault, official car partner of the GAA.

- Is the five-in-a-row actually a monkey off Dublin's back?

- Will they now get even

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Sign up to our exclusive Rugby World Cup 2019 Newsletter

The Irish Examiner will be providing the best insight and analysis throughout the tournament, with daily news, match reports and expert opinion from Japan.

Our columnists Ronan O’Gara and Donal Lenihan have been joined in Japan by Examiner correspondents Brendan O'Brien and Simon Lewis,

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Banksy’s artwork depicting politicians as chimps to go up for auction

A Banksy piece depicting politicians in the British House of Commons as chimpanzees is to go up for auction, where it is expected to fetch up to £2m (€2.25m).

Devolved Parliament, which is four metres wide, was first unveiled as part of the Bristol artist’s exhibition

today 13:22
Survey: People expect electric cars ‘to be known as cars by 2030’

More than two thirds (69%) of people in the UK expect electric cars to be simply known as “cars” by 2030, a new survey suggests.

The poll also indicated that 33% believe seeing their family and friends driving electric vehicles (EVs) changes the way people perceive the

today 13:22
'We were told he'd never be toilet trained, never talk' - Mum asks for cards for son with autism on his 30th birthday

The mum of a young man with autism, who she was told to lock in a room and forget about as a baby, is now appealing to the public to send him cards on his 30th birthday later this week.

Sharon Connolly fears her son Barry, who adores opening cards, will only get two cards on Thursday when

today 13:22
Child therapy experts welcome opening of specialist centre in Galway

Child therapy experts have warmly welcomed the long-awaited establishment of the country's first multi-agency specialist centre for victims of child sexual abuse.

The 'Onehouse' in Galway brings together all the necessary medical, therapeutic and policing services for children in one

today 13:22
Gardaí assisting PSNI in Belfast murder probe

Gardaí are assisting their Northern Irish counterparts in the murder investigation of a woman who disappeared in Belfast in 2017.

An Garda Síochána have commenced a search for Saoirse Smyth, disappeared in April 2017, in a forested area in Omeath, Co.

today 13:22
Latest news from Ireland
today 13:34 Irish boy band Westlife announces gig in Cork next year
today 13:34 Lidl are releasing a new electric blanket this week for this VERY cheap price
today 13:28 Laura Davies backs Catriona Matthew to retain Europe captaincy
today 13:28 How can social media users deal with online trolls?
today 13:28 Porter: 'We’re more than just players. We’re brothers, sons, boyfriends, husbands, whatever'
today 13:28 Survey: People expect electric cars ‘to be known as cars by 2030’
today 13:28 'We were told he'd never be toilet trained, never talk' - Mum asks for cards for son with autism on his 30th birthday
today 13:28 Child therapy experts welcome opening of specialist centre in Galway
today 13:28 Banksy’s artwork depicting politicians as chimps to go up for auction
today 13:28 Gardaí assisting PSNI in Belfast murder probe
today 13:22 Wedding on the Week: Supporting a cause close to their hearts
today 13:22 Porter: 'We’re more than just players. We’re brothers, sons, boyfriends, husbands, whatever'
today 13:22 Mike Quirke's replay podcast: Dubs add personality to history. A new failing hurts Kerry
today 13:22 Sign up to our exclusive Rugby World Cup 2019 Newsletter
today 13:22 Banksy’s artwork depicting politicians as chimps to go up for auction
today 13:22 Survey: People expect electric cars ‘to be known as cars by 2030’
today 13:22 'We were told he'd never be toilet trained, never talk' - Mum asks for cards for son with autism on his 30th birthday
today 13:22 Child therapy experts welcome opening of specialist centre in Galway
today 13:22 Gardaí assisting PSNI in Belfast murder probe
today 13:22 Sign up to our exclusive Rugby World Cup 2019 Newsletter
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today 12:58 Decay of English language makes it perfect for lying
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today 12:58 Big corporate mergers take a large toll on staff
today 12:58 Irish exports hit near record €13.6bn in July despite global slowdown
today 12:58 Spike in planning permissions for apartments
today 12:58 Boris Johnson ‘cautious’ on Brexit progress as he meets Juncker
today 12:58 What's on? TV highlights for Monday September 16
today 12:58 Vera Pauw: New staff bring 'huge experience'
today 12:58 Audience peaks at over 1.1m for All-Ireland final replay
today 12:58 Sterling weakens as no-deal Brexit concerns grow
today 12:58 Irishman killed in plane crash sent wife text before boarding
today 12:58 Brian O'Driscoll: Schools rugby in doping 'danger zone'
today 12:58 Room to Improve: The best Tweets about Mary and Joe
today 12:52 'The pictures show another side to us – we’re more than just players'
today 12:52 Open Thread: Who should be crowned 2019 Footballer of the Year?
today 12:31 Get ready – Finnish PM says no-deal Brexit will definitely happen
today 12:31 Brazilian authorities launch search for Irishman missing in the country
today 12:25 Chris O'Dowd, Game of Throne, Chernobyl among 2019 Creative Arts Emmy winners
today 12:25 Serge Aurier committed to Tottenham
today 12:25 Barnsley and Leeds investigating crowd trouble
today 12:25 Sokratis Papastathopoulos takes responsibility for Arsenal’s collapse at Watford
today 12:25 Keith Lemon to go back to artistic roots for ‘fantastical’ new crafting show
today 12:25 Empty stomachs lead to poor decisions, research says
today 12:25 South Korean opposition leader shaves head to protest against minister
today 12:25 Painkiller OxyContin manufacturer files for bankruptcy
today 12:25 CSO figures show huge increase in Ireland's exports in July
today 12:25 Boris Johnson ‘cautious’ on Brexit progress as he meets EC president
today 12:25 Stephen Teap believes CervicalCheck recommendations will be implemented - eventually
today 12:19 Keith Lemon to go back to artistic roots for ‘fantastical’ new crafting show
Editorials
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If you thought 2019 was mad, bad and sad for Dublin development, get ready for 2020
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The cannabis of 2019 is not the cannabis of the Woodstock era
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EU’s core principles are under attack from illiberal states in central and eastern Europe
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Fine Gael occupies the hot seat and is under pressure with election on horizon
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Standard of drinking water is high but investment must be targeted at worst locations
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World View: Two studies are under way to plan for potential changes from UK’s exit
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Puny capitation grant deprives children of materials and forces staff to fundraise
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Dublin and Brussels should be ready to consider proposals to reassure unionists if North-only backstop becomes viable
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Potential extent of prime minister’s ‘collateral damage’ to Tories unclear to party
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