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Luca blooming as young star makes his mark

Bigger and better things await Luca Connell, the 18-year-old who broke into the Bolton first team this season and is certain to be on the move over the summer, probably to a Premier League club.

A few of those have already taken a look at the midfielder, so he can probably bear the brunt ...

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Dads say 'cheers' as all Guinness workers to get 26 weeks paternity leave

The dramatic move by one of the country's biggest employers is being hailed as a potential game-changer in gender equality.

The 26 weeks of paid parental leave will be offered to all Diageo employees in Ireland who become parents, regardless of gender, sexuality, or whether they became ...

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Sharp rise in mumps cases in Northern Ireland

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There has been a sharp rise in cases of mumps in Northern Ireland since ...

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21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area

Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube

WITH 21 CANDIDATES vying for just seven seats and a handful of Dublin City Council’s ‘bigger beasts’ almost certain to reclaim their spots on the local authority, the North Inner City electoral area is being regarded by some of the less ...

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Update: Andrea Leadsom resigns; Theresa May disagrees with her on Brexit approach

Update: Mrs May said she was “sorry” to receive Mrs Leadsom’s resignation letter, writing in reply that she was “grateful for the support you have given over the last three years” in working to deliver Brexit.

But the British Prime Minister said she disagreed with the assessment ...

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Westlife 'ecstatic' as comeback tour kicks off in Belfast

Reformed boy band Westlife said they were "ecstatic" and "emotional" as they kicked off their comeback tour with their first concert together in seven years.

Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan recently reunited after splitting in 2012 and are due to ...

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Miriam Lord: Swings and roundabouts for Fine Gael as it seeks to tackle compo culture

Fianna Fáil missed a trick on Wednesday when the party’s transport spokesman published a Bill regulating the use of e-scooters.

In light of recent developments around the possible dangers involved in the carriage of adults on hanging seats, Robert Troy should have seized the opportunity ...

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Man guilty of sexually assaulting girl on bus

The middle-aged man who claimed he was only having banter with four 15-year-old girls on the back of a bus was found guilty today of harassing the schoolgirls and sexually assaulting one of them.

Anthony Quigley, aged 45, of 14 Roches Heights, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, was found guilty of ...

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Clooney opens up about his close-call motorcycle crash

George Clooney has said he was waiting for the "switch to turn off" after his motorcycle accident last year.

The Hollywood star, 58, was taken to hospital last July after he collided with a car in Sardinia, where he was shooting his TV adaptation of Catch-22.

He told The ...

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Air thick with anticipation as Theresa May’s premiership nears endgame

Theresa May appeared to have won a 48-hour reprieve from the crisis surrounding her leadership on Wednesday night when Andrea Leadsom announced “with great regret and a heavy heart” her resignation from the government. The Commons leader said in a letter to the prime minister that she could ...

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Taoiseach Varadkar defends Housing Minister over co-living developments – saying it is an option

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy over recent comments in regards to proposed co-living developments.

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Mr Varadkar seemingly defended Mr Murphy after he said such proposals are only an option and not an ...

yesterday 21:34 open_in_new
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round up of today’s news.

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting this afternoon Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London for the House of Commons for Prime ...

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Thursday's Evening Round-up: Elections 2019, Dublin shooting, Brexit Update and Ana Kriegel trial

So that’s Wednesday nearly wrapped up. Here’s some of the stories we published on irishexaminer.com today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.

TO INFORM

Dublin Shooting: Update: Man in his 20s dies after shooting next to Dublin ...

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The American Taliban refused permission to live in Ireland after release

Walker Lindh qualifies for Irish citizenship through his paternal grandmother and had previously expressed a desire to move to Ireland following his release after he obtained citizenship in 2013.

However, having served 17 years of a 20-year sentence for supporting the Taliban, one of the ...

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FIFA abandon plans for expanded 2022 World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take place with 32 teams, FIFA has announced.

World soccer’s governing body have been eager to expand the tournament and president Gianni Infantino has been pushing to see the number of teams competing in 2022 rise from 32 to 48.

Infantino has ...

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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy draws fierce criticism over his support for ‘co-living’

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is currently taking a lot of flak over his ill-advised support for the new ‘co-living’ trend bandied around by Fine Gael.

The minister recently said that young people should feel ‘excited’ about ‘co-living’, which is ...

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Update: Man in his 20s dies after shooting next to Dublin school

Update 7.38pm: Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to the fatal shooting in Dublin this afternoon.

Officers have said the man in his 20s was shot a number of times in a laneway next to Our Lady Immaculate National School in Darndale, Dublin 17, at around 4pm.

He was ...

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Update: Leader of the House of Commons resigns 'with great regret and a heavy heart'

Update: The leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom has resigned, saying in a letter to Theresa May “I no longer believe that our approach will deliver on the referendum result”.

It is with great regret and a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from the Government. ...

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Update: Man in his 20s dies after shooting next to Dublin school

Update 7.38pm: Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to the fatal shooting in Dublin this afternoon.

Officers have said the man in his 20s was shot a number of times in a laneway next to Our Lady Immaculate National School in Darndale, Dublin 17, at around 4pm.

He was ...

yesterday 19:55 open_in_new
Millie Bobby Brown switched schools after being bullied: 'It created a lot of anxiety'

Millie Bobby Brown has said was forced to switch schools due to being bullied and says it caused "a lot of anxiety and issues" that she still deals with.

The 15-year-old Stranger Things star, who has been a vocal anti-bullying campaigner and last year was named the youngest ...

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'It didn't really sink in until I was on the plane'

Luca Connell could not quite believe he had been called up to the senior Republic of Ireland squad until he was sitting on the plane to Portugal.

The 18-year-old Bolton midfielder was drafted into Ireland's week-long training camp in Quinta do Lago at the last minute when his father ...

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