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All You Need To Know - Ladies All-Ireland semi-finals

SUNDAY 25 AUGUST 

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Semi-Finals Mayo v Galway, Croke Park, 2pm Cork v Dublin, Croke Park, 3.45pm

ONLINE Live blog on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ News Now App from 1.30pm.

RADIO Sunday Sport from 2pm on RTÉ Radio ...

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Something for the Weekend: Brendan Courtney's cultural picks

Broadcaster and designer Brendan Courtney and RTÉ lyric fm's Liz Nolan present Love is in the Air, an evening of music perfect for weddings and commitment ceremonies. From Ave Maria to Gabriel's Oboe, I’ve Got You Under My Skin to the Married Life theme from Pixar's Up!, ...

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Bring it on! Temps to rise to 25c with sunshine and dry weather forecast from today

Break out the BBQ again, you may just get one more summer weekend out of it.

Met Eireann say that temperatures will rise from today and are set to hit upwards of 25c with the entire country to bask in glorious sunshine.

Let’s hope that they’re right (for once) on ...

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Heartbreaking: Woman, 93, dies of broken heart syndrome after being subjected to a terrifying burglary

Police in the UK have sadly confirmed that a 93-year-old woman has died from broken heart syndrome after she was subjected to a terrifying burglary two months ago.

According to Sky News, the woman Betty Munroe from Northampton, sadly passed away on Wednesday August 21st.

Mrs ...

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The 8 at 8: Friday

EVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #AMAZON Leo Varadkar has threatened that Ireland will vote against the controversial Mercusor trade deal unless Brazil takes steps to protect the Amazon.

2. #INSURANCE Motorists will no ...

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Johnson's 'victory' and a misleading photo: How the UK papers reacted as Boris meets Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Source: PA Images

THE LAST TWO days have been the biggest yet for the new British Prime Minister. 

Boris Johnson has met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French ...

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An indulgent chocolate Guinness cake recipe

Brighten up your week with this great recipe.

Yield: 12 servings.

Ingredients:

Cake: 1 cup Guinness 1/2 cup butter, cubed 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup baking cocoa 2 eggs, beaten 2/3 cup Daisy Brand® Sour Cream 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour ...

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"Singing in the Rain" star Gene Kelly and his proud Irish roots remembered on his birthday

On this day, August 23, 1912, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on of the greatest dancers of all time Gene Kelly was born. The singer, actor, and dancer, most famous for his roles in hit movies such as "Singing in the Rain" and "An American in Paris", was extremely proud of his Irish ...

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Harry White - The last IRA Volunteer

For nearly a year there was no official chief of staff of the Irish Republican Army. The chain had been interrupted, but not quite broken. Nearly all ardent believers were either dead or in jail.

An example of the scant membership of the IRA in 1944 is illustrated by this incident:

A ...

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The most dangerous book in Ireland

Imagine a book considered to be so dangerous that it was pulped before it could even be distributed.

Well, that is what happened in Dublin in 1922. Eighteen copies of the book did manage to escape the destruction but it still took until 1997 before it was published.

So what was the ...

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Mick Jagger satisfied as Nasa names rolling stone on Mars after rock heroes

It may be a lot less than 2,000 light years from home, but there is now a “Rolling Stones Rock” on Mars.

The US space agency Nasa named the little stone after the veteran rockers after its InSight robotic lander captured the object rolling across the surface of the red planet. ...

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Cusack: Tipp face a huge challenge to keep hold of Liam

Dónal Óg Cusack has pointed out just how hard it is to retain the Liam MacCarthy – highlighting the task facing Tipperary in 2020.

Tipp swept to All-Ireland glory with a 14-point hammering of Kilkenny last weekend and they look well placed to go close again next year ...

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Front To Back - 15 more Irish debut albums to (re)discover

"The Murder Capital arrive as the latest in a new, hungry line of Irish rock bands giving the country – and its capital of Dublin in particular – a new reputation as a hotbed of vicious guitar music."

The opening line of NME's review of The Murder Capital’s ...

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I was wrong, it’s not who I am – Conor McGregor mans up, apologises and accepts he was wrong

Arguable one of the most famous sports people in the world, Conor McGregor has done the right thing by accepting responsibility for his actions, manning up and apologising.

In an interview with MMA journalist Ariel Helwani on ESPN on Thursday night, Conor acknowledged what he did ...

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Warning issued as a man is allegedly seen masturbating on a busy street in an Irish City

A Cork woman has issued a warning on social media to the public after a man was allegedly seen masturbating in the city.

The warning comes after the woman named as Katy, told her followers that she saw the man masturbating in Popes Quay, whilst walking home on Sunday ...

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Boy, 8, bitten on head by mountain lion

An eight-year-old boy was bitten on the head by a mountain lion outside his home in rural Colorado.

The attack – the third on a human by a big cat in the state this year – prompted authorities to euthanise two lions that were found roaming the area.

The boy had been ...

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Dog ownership linked to better heart health

Dogs have a habit of winning hearts, but scientists say they can also help keep them healthy.

New research suggests that owning a pet may help maintain cardiovascular health, especially if that pet is a dog.

Using data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study, the research ...

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Government showed ‘indecent haste’ in meeting Adams after IRA ceasefire

The Government’s decision to meet Gerry Adams after the IRA ceasefire showed “indecent haste”, British government officials said.

Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds shook hands with the Sinn Fein president and SDLP leader John Hume following a meeting in Dublin a week after ...

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Windfarm owners face financial turbulence

Claims by the boss of John Laing that it has taken a financial hit on its farm here after assessing that the wind will blow less strongly than expected has perplexed other energy suppliers.

The infrastructure giant’s chief executive, Olivier Brousse, told analysts it is taking a ...

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Green Cards no longer needed by Irish motorists in the UK after Brexit

Irish drivers will no longer need a green card to drive in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The UK Department of Transport has confirmed that Irish discs will be accepted as proof of insurance, including when driving in Northern Ireland.

A Green Card is an internationally ...

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FAI Cup preview: Derry test for Dundalk, Drogs eye another Tallaght shock

The opening round of the Extra.ie FAI Cup did not produce a noteworthy upset but further chances will come as the second stage gets underway on Friday night.

In the 16 ties staged two weeks ago, all nine Premier Division sides advanced against lower-league sides, while four First Division ...

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