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Nicki Minaj appears to have married Kenneth Petty

Rapper Nicki Minaj appears to have confirmed she has married boyfriend Kenneth Petty.

The US hip hop star posted a video to Instagram showing matching Mr and Mrs mugs as well as black and white baseball caps with “Bride” and Groom” written across the front. ...

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Let’s stick to two tiers for football

I was very pleased with the outcome of the GAA Special Congress in the splendid facilities at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Two of the initiatives we introduced when I was Uachtarán CLG 15 years ago were back in fashion and enshrined in rule.

The sin-bin and a second-tier inter-county football ...

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Fun factor gets Gavin Moynihan back on course

Playing with pals helped Gavin Moynihan rediscover his mojo and put himself in position to battle for his European Tour survival in Portugal this week. The Portrane native admits he was at a low ebb just a month ago, missing cuts by narrow margins or failing to perform on payday.

But after ...

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Manchester United investigate allegations of racist abuse

Manchester United have launched an urgent investigation after a spectator was ejected from Old Trafford amid allegations of racist abuse during another depressing weekend for football.

The Premier League giants have branded any form of racism “completely unacceptable” ...

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Johnson bids to force through Brexit Bill in three days

Boris Johnson is urging MPs to back his Brexit deal as he launches a final bid to force through legislation in time for the UK to leave the EU with an agreement on October 31.

UK ministers have insisted they are confident they have the numbers to get the Withdrawal Agreement Bill ...

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Boris Johnson seeks to fast-track Brexit bill

Additional reporting by Gavin Cordon and Harriet Line

British prime minister Boris Johnson is to seek to fast-track legislation to ratify his Brexit deal through the Commons in just three days as he attempts to avoid another delay to Britain’s departure from the EU.

It comes as ...

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Dissident Republicans ‘could carry out more attacks in wake of Brexit’

Dissident republicans may exploit Brexit to carry out violent attacks, a senior police commander has said.

Police on both sides of the border have warned of a potential surge in dissident republican violence in the North after Brexit.

Dissident republican activity has ...

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Old favourites return in final Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker trailer

Old favourites returned in the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

The blockbuster, directed by JJ Abrams, will bring to an end the nine-part saga that began with the original Star Wars in 1977.

The eagerly awaited trailer premiered on US TV during an ...

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It’s important to read the small print of Tier 2

At this stage, it’s well known that the GAA are intent on changing the scheduling of the Super 8 in 2020. As the three-year experimental phase draws to a close, it’s last-chance saloon for the All-Ireland quarter-final round-robin phase.

Poor crowds at Dublin games and dead rubbers ...

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Leinster boss ‘gutted’ for Schmidt and Ireland

As a man more than familiar with the slings and arrows that can follow even the least outrageous fortunes of professional sport, Leo Cullen is a good place to start when assessing Joe Schmidt’s legacy.

The Leinster head coach was Schmidt’s captain when the New Zealander decamped from ...

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Canada’s Trudeau appears set to hold onto government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears set to win a second term in Canada’s national elections.

His Liberal Party has delivered unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that cast doubt on his judgement and tarnished his image as a liberal ...

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Law change decriminalising same-sex marriage and abortion in the North comes into effect

Abortion has been decriminalised in the North after a landmark law change came into force at midnight.

The legal reforms voted in at Westminster have also paved the way for the introduction of same-sex marriage in the region, with the first weddings expected in February. ...

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Jason Momoa discusses his leading role in sci-fi drama series See

Jason Momoa said his starring role in dystopian drama See is his career highlight so far.

The US actor, best known for  playing superhero Aquaman and Khal Drogo in Game Of Thrones, stars as a blind warrior in the Apple TV+ sci-fi drama.

The series is set in a distant ...

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McEntee faces a familiar foe in Ulster club campaign

It was a gamble John McEntee must have felt was worth taking when he took on the Clontibret job last year — but the scenario he wanted to avoid most has come to pass. On Saturday week, this Crossmaglen Rangers giant, a winner of five All-Ireland and 14 Armagh SFC titles, will must try to dump ...

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Van Graan: ‘I’m only interested in the 12 guys coming back into Munster’

Munster coach Johann van Graan vows the province will ‘look after’ their shattered Irish players when they return from their World Cup heartbreak. Van Graan admits that the 12 who were part of Joe Schmidt’s squad in Japan will face demanding mental and physical challenges following the ...

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‘It’s the clash of the ash, not the clash of the carbon-fibre’

Charleville hurley maker Tony McCauliffe lives and breathes GAA. He inherited the North Cork business that makes custom hurleys for some of Munster’s biggest stars from his father, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

When Limerick inter-county hurling star Cian Lynch scored his dramatic point from ...

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Mayo backer O’Leary described as ‘donkey’ in email from GAA official

Mayo GAA are set for another wave of pressure, after a leaked letter from Tim O’Leary, chairman of Mayo International Supporters Foundation, places question marks over their corporate governance.

The document includes a screengrab of an email, addressed to senior county board officials, ...

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Killer locked up until 2025 under new law

Rochestown murderer Peter Whelan will be locked up until at least 2025 under the new Parole Act, the Government has confirmed.

“The act would apply to the case in question,” said a spokesperson for Justice Minister Charles Flanagan. “Under the 2019 act, life-sentence prisoners will ...

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Barry Cowen, Damien English caught in vote scandal

Minister of state Damien English and Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen are the latest politicians to be dragged into the ‘phantom voting’ controversy. Both have insisted they never asked anyone to vote for them when not present in the Dáil after video footage from recent weeks showed both absent ...

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Licencing system for sales of tobacco proposed; plans to ban e-cigs for under 18s

Shops will be forced to pay for licences to sell tobacco and e-cigarette products and will be named and shamed and face potential fines if they fail to do so under new government plans.

Health Minister Simon Harris will bring the potential new rules to Cabinet this morning, alongside ...

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Donohoe ordered that PSC system be used

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs was ordered to make the public services card (PSC) the only way for people to access the new National Childcare Scheme as it did “not make sense” for the department to be allowed to develop its own application system.

Public Expenditure and ...

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