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Hendrick strike helps Burnley all but secure Premier League status with draw at Chelsea
Maurizio Sarri’s side failed to capitalise on defeats suffered by their top four rivals this evening.
today 22:49
Irish star scores and Sarri sent to the stands as Chelsea held by Burnley

Chelses 2 - 2 Burnley

Maurizio Sarri was sent to the stands as Chelsea blew a big chance to stake their Champions League claim by slipping to a 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and Burnley goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer had to be separated

today 22:40
Sri Lankan military handed special powers after deadly bombings

Sri Lanka’s president has given the military sweeping powers after the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials revealed that intelligence agencies warned weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim group blamed for the bloodshed.

The suicide

today 22:40
Hendrick on the mark as Burnley frustrate Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri was sent to the stands as Chelsea blew a big chance to stake their Champions League claim by slipping to a 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and Burnley goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer had to be separated by the officials at the final

today 22:19
Gardai find a number of pipe bombs and a gun in Co Louth housing estate

Gardaí in Drogheda Co Louth have confirmed that a number of pipe bombs and a gun have been discovered in a housing estate in the town.

It is understood the weapons were found on waste ground in the Moneymore housing estate this morning.

Although no arrests have yet been made,

today 22:10
Quiz: Which Game of Thrones character is this?
GOT is nearing endgame but how do you remember who’s come and gone over the past eight seasons?
yesterday 21:40
Donegal fire under control as Air Corps helicopter drops 42,000 litres of water on blaze

Picture: Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig

Update 9.30pm: The Donegal wildfires are now under control after an Air Corps helicopter dropped over 42,000 litres of water onto the smouldering gorse.

The Defence Forces joined the operation at 5pm this evening - assisting firefighters, Civil

yesterday 21:40
Donegal fire under control as Air Corps helicopter drops 42,000 litres of water on blaze

Picture: Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig

Update 9.30pm: The Donegal wildfires are now under control after an Air Corps helicopter dropped over 42,000 litres of water onto the smouldering gorse.

The Defence Forces joined the operation at 5pm this evening - assisting firefighters, Civil

yesterday 21:37
Four people and dog rescued in separate incidents on Lough Derg

The RNLI and Irish Coast Guard rescued four people and a dog in separate incidents on Lough Derg this afternoon.

The first incident involved a cruiser, with one man on board, that ran aground north of the mouth of the Scarriff River in Co Clare.

The Dromineer-based Lough Derg

yesterday 21:37
Lenihan - Vunipola brought trouble on himself

Former Ireland captain Donal Lenihan condemned the actions of the Munster supporter who confronted Billy Vunipola after Saturday's semi-final but said the Saracens number eight had brought much trouble on himself and had to expect some of the hostile reaction.

Vunipola had

yesterday 21:16
Here's What Happened Today: Easter Monday
Protests in Derry, gorse fires in Donegal and another sunny day across the country – This evening’s top stories.
yesterday 20:37
More than 140 people contact police with information on Lyra McKee murder

More than 140 people have contacted police in Derry with information into the murder of Lyra McKee.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy, the lead detective in the investigation, this evening hailed the "massive public positive response".

Ms McKee, 29, died after she was

yesterday 20:34
Samsung delays launch of folding phone after breaking issues

Samsung is pushing back this week’s planned public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers’ phones were breaking.

The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday, but instead will run more tests and announce a new launch

yesterday 20:34
Gardai investigate two separate shooting incidents in Dundalk and Dublin over the Easter weekend

Gardai are investigating two separate shooting incidents that took place over the Easter weekend.

In one incident, two shots were fired at a house in the Rockfield Manor are on Hoey’s Lane in Dundalk on Sunday night. It is understood that the bullets broke a front window. The

yesterday 20:04
Set for success: Irishman starts a very cool sunglasses and watches company called Crann

The sun has started to shine and people are reaching for their sunglasses for summer. Instead of dusting off your old sunnies, you should check out this Irishman’s sunglasses and watches company and get a cool new look for summer 2019.

Eoin McGuinness from Clonalvy in County

yesterday 20:04
Donegal residents forced to defend their own properties as gorse fires take hold

A major fire risk alert has been issued across the country after huge gorse fires told hold in various counties around the country.

The beautiful weather brought risks of such fires, especially with the amount of people having barbecues and being out in the countryside more than

yesterday 19:01
Firecrew batting gorse fire in Donegal trapped but not in immediate danger; TD 'furious' at Gov. over speed of Defence Forces' response

Picture: Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig

Update 6.36pm: A firecrew battling the huge gorse fire in West Donegal have become trapped.

The crew are battling to save a house in the Belcruit area but have been surrounded by flames.

The firemen are not in immediate danger as they have

yesterday 18:31
The first casualties of the 1916 Rising took place far from Dublin

In the early hours of Good Friday 1916, Ballykissane on the ring of Kerry bore witness to an automobile accident which resulted in the first deaths of the Easter Rising - three days before rebels stormed the GPO in Dublin.

Five members of the Irish Volunteers were ordered to travel by

yesterday 18:28
Firecrew batting gorse fire in Donegal trapped but not in immediate danger; TD 'furious' at Gov. over speed of Defence Forces' response

Picture: Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig

Update 6.36pm: A firecrew battling the huge gorse fire in West Donegal have become trapped.

The crew are battling to save a house in the Belcruit area but have been surrounded by flames.

The firemen are not in immediate danger as they have

yesterday 18:28
James Cahill leads Ronnie O’Sullivan as amateur seeks Sheffield shock

Amateur James Cahill is five frames away from producing one of the all-time sporting shocks at the Crucible.

Cahill, the first amateur to play at the World Championship, leads Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-4 at the halfway stage of their first-round match in Sheffield.

World number one

yesterday 18:28
Pay equality for teachers in sight, says INTO

The country's largest teachers’ union, the INTO, has said it is confident that a pathway has been set to full pay equality for teachers employed post-2010, after an agreement on words was reached with the Government today.

In what the INTO is hailing as

yesterday 18:07
BREAKING: Ruby Walsh with Burrows Saint wins the Irish Grand National in Fairyhouse

After a very awkward start where the jockeys were finding it difficult to line up together, eventually the Irish Grand National got underway.

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary had a dozen horses running in the National.

Total Recall was leading for most of the race with

yesterday 17:58
Dundalk survive early scare to down UCD in Belfield
The Lilywhites were forced to come from behind to beat Collie O’Neill’s side at the UCD Bowl.
yesterday 17:34
Sunshine to come to an end as heavy and thundery showers expected

The summer-like sunshine of the Bank Holiday weekend is set to come to an end.

Met Éireann reports that the weather this week will see more showers and cloud.

While Monday night will remain dry Tuesday will see the first of the scattered showers begin to appear.

There

yesterday 17:25
Burrows Saint wins Irish Grand National

Burrows Saint has won the 2019 Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

The 6/1 pre-race favourite lived up to expectations, holding off a valiant challenge from Isle of Hope and Dreams under jockey Ruby Walsh

It is a first Irish Grand National success for Willie Mullins, who

yesterday 17:25
Breaking Burrows Saint wins Irish Grand National

Burrows Saint (6/1), trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Ruby Walsh has won the Boylesports Irish Grand National.

Burrows Saint (6/1), trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Ruby Walsh, has won the Boylesports Irish Grand National.#rteracing #rtesport

yesterday 17:04
Puppy stolen from family two years ago found nearly 2,000 miles away

A dog stolen from a Florida home two years ago has been reunited with her family after being found abandoned nearly 2,000 miles away.

Cedar, a German shepherd, was just a four-month-old puppy when she was snatched from the back yard of the Peterson family in Southwest Ranches near Miami in

yesterday 16:22
Diarmuid Martin Q&A: If the Irish Church wants to survive it has to change

The most influential Catholic prelate in Ireland Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is 15 years Archbishop of Dublin this month. He is 20 years a bishop and will be 50 years a priest next month.

He was 74 on April 8th last, which means that he has a year to go before submitting his letter of

yesterday 15:55
Firecrew batting gorse fire in Donegal trapped but not in immediate danger

Picture: Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig

Update 3.25pm: A firecrew battling the huge gorse fire in West Donegal have become trapped.

The crew are battling to save a house in the Belcruit area but have been surrounded by flames.

The firemen are not in immediate danger as they have

yesterday 15:22
Irish tourists in Sri Lanka advised to stay indoors

Irish tourists in Sri Lanka have been advised to stay indoors after a wave of bombings on Easter Sunday killed 290 people and left more than 500 injured.

The Sri Lankan government has invoked emergency powers in the wake of the attacks on hotels and churches. More than 20 people have been

yesterday 15:19
Daily News
Man About The House star Sally Thomsett opens up about her complicated love

At one time, in the 70s, Sally Thomsett was everywhere.

Whether it was on TV, as Jo in the wildly popular Man About The House, or on the big screen in The Railway Children or Straw Dogs, she was the very ­definition of a household name.

Then, suddenly, she disappeared from the

today 22:46
Man About The House star Sally Thomsett opens up about her complicated love

At one time, in the 70s, Sally Thomsett was everywhere.

Whether it was on TV, as Jo in the wildly popular Man About The House, or on the big screen in The Railway Children or Straw Dogs, she was the very ­definition of a household name.

Then, suddenly, she disappeared from the

today 22:46
What Man Utd fans have told Kyle Walker about Man City's title race with Liverpool

The idea that Manchester United fans WANT their team to lose on Wednesday has become an enduring theme in recent months.

They would rather be relegated than hand the title to Liverpool , the incessant narrative goes, even if the notion has become not just redundant, but ridiculous in

today 22:46
Charlie Austin told he must leave Southampton by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl

Charlie Austin has been told he can leave Southampton as manager Ralph Hasenhuttl plots a summer shake-up .

The 29-year-old striker has played only 246 minutes of Premier League football this year after turning down a move to the Championship in January.

Hasenhuttl, whose side

today 22:46
Amir Khan says wife Faryal will be upset if he keeps boxing after latest defeat

Amir Khan admits his wife Faryal will be upset he is carrying on fighting.

Faryal hates Khan boxing and hid away in her hotel room during his defeat to Terence Crawford at ­Madison Square Garden .

She dearly wants him to quit because she is worried for him. She longs for him to

today 22:46
Gianfranco Zola reveals what sparked mass brawl after Chelsea's draw with Burnley

Gianfranco Zola has revealed the mass brawl after Chelsea draw with Burnley was sparked by something said to fitness coach Paolo Bertelli.

The Blues' assistant manager was sent out in front of the Sky Sports cameras following ugly scenes between the two benches at the conclusion of

today 22:46
Christian Benteke reveals relief after ending his Crystal Palace goal drought

Christian Benteke emerged from 358 days of purgatory with a drought-busting goal and admitted: “It’s been a tough, tough year.”

The Belgian target man hit the bullseye for the first time since April 28 last year in Crystal Palace ’s shock 3-2 win at Arsenal on Easter Day.

today 22:46
Christian Benteke reveals relief after ending his Crystal Palace goal drought

Christian Benteke emerged from 358 days of purgatory with a drought-busting goal and admitted: “It’s been a tough, tough year.”

The Belgian target man hit the bullseye for the first time since April 28 last year in Crystal Palace ’s shock 3-2 win at Arsenal on Easter Day.

today 22:46
Juventus set to rival Premier League clubs for £40million Ryan Sessegnon

Juventus have joined Tottenham in the race for Fulham's teen sensation Ryan Sessegnon .

The 18-year-old is likely to leave Craven Cottage this summer with the Whites ready to cash-in on the talented winger.

Fulham are understood to want £40million for him despite his

today 22:46
Juventus set to rival Premier League clubs for £40million Ryan Sessegnon

Juventus have joined Tottenham in the race for Fulham's teen sensation Ryan Sessegnon .

The 18-year-old is likely to leave Craven Cottage this summer with the Whites ready to cash-in on the talented winger.

Fulham are understood to want £40million for him despite his

today 22:46
Dear Coleen: My bossy, obsessive sister moved in with me and she's driven me mad

About six months ago, my sister, who’s a single mum, sold her flat and moved in with me as her son was going away to university.

I’m divorced and both my kids are grown up and have their own families, so I thought we’d be great companions for each other. It seemed the perfect

today 22:46
Dear Coleen: My bossy, obsessive sister moved in with me and she's driven me mad

About six months ago, my sister, who’s a single mum, sold her flat and moved in with me as her son was going away to university.

I’m divorced and both my kids are grown up and have their own families, so I thought we’d be great companions for each other. It seemed the perfect

today 22:46
Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes look madly in love after rekindling their romance

Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes look more in love than ever after rekindling their romance and reinstating their engagement.

The couple briefly split after a six-year relationship, but it wasn't long before they were back together.

And they look smitten as can be in these cute

today 22:46
Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes look madly in love after rekindling their romance

Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes look more in love than ever after rekindling their romance and reinstating their engagement.

The couple briefly split after a six-year relationship, but it wasn't long before they were back together.

And they look smitten as can be in these cute

today 22:46
Little Mix star Jesy Nelson and Love Island's Chris Hughes pictured at Fairyhouse in Co Meath

Love Island's Chris Hughes and Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson jetted into Ireland this weekend for a romantic getaway to watch the action at Fairyhouse.

And Hughes' own horse Annie MC was scheduled to compete on the day, but due to a passport issue, he had to pull her out at the

today 22:46
Little Mix star Jesy Nelson and Love Island's Chris Hughes pictured at Fairyhouse in Co Meath

Love Island's Chris Hughes and Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson jetted into Ireland this weekend for a romantic getaway to watch the action at Fairyhouse.

And Hughes' own horse Annie MC was scheduled to compete on the day, but due to a passport issue, he had to pull her out at the

today 22:46
Half of schools in Ireland have unfilled teaching vacancies survey has revealed

Half of the country’s secondary schools have unfilled teaching vacancies and low starting pay is the main reason why the profession is being shunned, a new survey has revealed.

The disclosure comes as the three teachers unions begin their annual conferences where the issue of equal pay

today 22:46
Chelsea blow top four hopes like Arsenal and Man Utd as squeaky bum time strikes again

So squeaky bum time claims another victim.

This time a Chelsea side that looked a shoo-in to see off Sean Dyche’s Burnley.

Never mind the Clarets’ three wins from their previous three or their 15 goals in their previous 17 league matches. These were supposed to be the three

today 22:46
Latest news from Ireland
today 22:49 Hendrick strike helps Burnley all but secure Premier League status with draw at Chelsea
today 22:46 Amir Khan says wife Faryal will be upset if he keeps boxing after latest defeat
today 22:46 Charlie Austin told he must leave Southampton by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl
today 22:46 What Man Utd fans have told Kyle Walker about Man City's title race with Liverpool
today 22:46 Man About The House star Sally Thomsett opens up about her complicated love
today 22:46 Man About The House star Sally Thomsett opens up about her complicated love
today 22:46 Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes look madly in love after rekindling their romance
today 22:46 Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes look madly in love after rekindling their romance
today 22:46 Dear Coleen: My bossy, obsessive sister moved in with me and she's driven me mad
today 22:46 Dear Coleen: My bossy, obsessive sister moved in with me and she's driven me mad
today 22:46 Juventus set to rival Premier League clubs for £40million Ryan Sessegnon
today 22:46 Juventus set to rival Premier League clubs for £40million Ryan Sessegnon
today 22:46 Christian Benteke reveals relief after ending his Crystal Palace goal drought
today 22:46 Christian Benteke reveals relief after ending his Crystal Palace goal drought
today 22:46 Gianfranco Zola reveals what sparked mass brawl after Chelsea's draw with Burnley
today 22:46 Gianfranco Zola reveals what sparked mass brawl after Chelsea's draw with Burnley
today 22:46 Callum Hudson-Odoi forced off injured as Chelsea endure frustrating night against Burnley
today 22:46 Callum Hudson-Odoi forced off injured as Chelsea endure frustrating night against Burnley
today 22:46 Chelsea blow top four hopes like Arsenal and Man Utd as squeaky bum time strikes again
today 22:46 Chelsea blow top four hopes like Arsenal and Man Utd as squeaky bum time strikes again
today 22:46 Half of schools in Ireland have unfilled teaching vacancies survey has revealed
today 22:46 Little Mix star Jesy Nelson and Love Island's Chris Hughes pictured at Fairyhouse in Co Meath
today 22:46 Little Mix star Jesy Nelson and Love Island's Chris Hughes pictured at Fairyhouse in Co Meath
today 22:46 HSE staff ordered to drop single-use plastics and adopt eco-friendly alternatives
today 22:46 Body of missing paedophile William Busher taken from submerged car in Wexford
today 22:46 Mum of teen who suffered brain injury following assault thanks pals after charity football match raises €1,000
today 22:43 Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission
today 22:43 Billie Eilish moved to bigger stage at Glastonbury due to her popularity
today 22:43 Ensuring your estate goes to those you wish
today 22:43 Caulfield is left frustrated as City fail to fire yet again
today 22:43 Irish star scores and Sarri sent to the stands as Chelsea held by Burnley
today 22:43 Cap class sizes at 20 to avoid ‘crowding out’ pupils
today 22:43 Sri Lankan military handed special powers after deadly bombings
today 22:40 Billie Eilish moved to bigger stage at Glastonbury due to her popularity
today 22:40 Sri Lankan military handed special powers after deadly bombings
today 22:40 Irish star scores and Sarri sent to the stands as Chelsea held by Burnley
today 22:19 'First time in my life' - Milner to cheer on United
today 22:19 10 dead, 30 children hurt in Nigeria as policeman rams car into crowd
today 22:19 Hendrick on the mark as Burnley frustrate Chelsea
today 22:13 Bargain-buy Rashaan takes career earnings to nearly €250,000
today 22:13 Jeff Hendrick scores as Burnley hold Chelsea in London
today 22:13 Mother, two children among eight British victims of Sri Lanka attacks
today 22:10 Gardai find a number of pipe bombs and a gun in Co Louth housing estate
yesterday 21:46 'We have to do better' - Pogba slams 'disrespectful' Man United after Everton drubbing
yesterday 21:43 Sri Lanka attacks: Brit dad 'wandered streets in bloody shirt' after family killed
yesterday 21:43 Emmerdale's Shila Iqbal blasts soap bosses for sacking her over racist tweets
yesterday 21:43 Emmerdale's Shila Iqbal blasts soap bosses for sacking her over racist tweets
yesterday 21:43 B*Witched star Edele Lynch says meditation helped her cope with marriage split
yesterday 21:43 Singer Rod Stewart to get a Cork radio station dedicated entirely to him
yesterday 21:43 Referee forced to abandon match 'after being wrestled to ground by player' in Wexford
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Imperative to implement Slaintecare vision of health not based on ability to pay
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