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Final day of campaigning for local and European elections

The leaders of the main political parties will return to the campaign trail today - the final opportunity to impress the electorate ahead of polling in the European and Local elections tomorrow.

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, will be in Cork city today - campaigning with the Tánaiste ...

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Interviews for new PSNI Chief Constable take place today

Interviews for the job of Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland are taking place today.  

Four candidates have been short-listed for the role currently held by George Hamilton, who is due to retire.  

The 51-year-old has been Chief Constable of the PSNI ...

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Daniel Craig injured while shooting new bond film

Daniel Craig has been injured on the set of the new James Bond film.

The actor, 51, was shooting the latest instalment of the spy film series in Jamaica when he was hurt.

He will now undergo "minor ankle surgery", according to the Press Association.

BOND 25 update: ...

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Danny Cipriani named Premiership player of the season

Danny Cipriani has continued an outstanding debut year at Gloucester by being named Gallagher Premiership player of the season. Cipriani becomes only the second individual after former Wasps team-mate Jimmy Gopperth to scoop the award in the same year as being recognised as Rugby ...

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Trump hits back at claims of 'cover-up' from Democrats

US President Donald Trump has abruptly cut short a White House meeting with Democrats on infrastructure, then ripped into them over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is engaged in a cover-up and asserted that he could not work with them unless they dropped multiple ...

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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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Northern Irish writer Jan Carson wins EU prize

Northern Irish writer Jan Carson has won the EU prize for literature 2019, for her Belfast-set book The Fire Starters.

The novel tells the story of two fathers, Jonathan and Sammy, who face a crisis during a summer of deep discontent and social unrest.

The European Union Prize for ...

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Hartley's World Cup hopes take a hit after latest injury setback

Dylan Hartley must stake his claim for a place in England's World Cup squad without playing since mid-December after he was ruled out of Northampton's clash with Exeter on Saturday.

Saints hoped the 33-year-old hooker would recover from his knee injury in time for the Gallagher ...

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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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Fair City's Paul turns detective on Thursday night

Fair City's Paul turns detective on Thursday night as he tries to get to the bottom of what Fiona is doing.

When Paul hears that Fiona has found another place to stay, he waits for a quiet moment to look in her suitcase - and sees lots of cash.

Fans can find out what happens ...

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Power going to Lahinch with winning on his mind

Waterford's Seamus Power is going into the Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club with the intention of winning the tournament as he makes a rare return to action on Irish soil.

Power has been given a sponsor’s invitation to the tournament by Dubai Duty Free following his fine ...

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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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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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Mike Prendergast joins Racing 92 coaching set-up

Former Munster scrum-half Mike Prendergast has joined named Racing 92's coaching staff. 

The 41-year-old has spent the last year at Stade Francais, working alongside Paul O'Connell before the ex-Ireland captain left the club in March.

Prendergast has penned a ...

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Munster must change their ways - O'Sullivan

Munster must change their style of play in order to take the next step, according to Eddie O’Sullivan.

The two-time Heineken Cup winners are without a trophy since the Pro12 victory of 2011 and have lost seven European semi-finals since 2008.

Their two most recent Champions Cup ...

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Topshop stores in Dublin, Cork and Galway earmarked for closure

Topshop owner Philip Green plans to close 10 stores in Ireland, and 13 in the UK, putting 520 jobs under threat, as part of a plan to rescue his Arcadia business.

Topshop, Topman, and Miss Selfridge shops in Dublin and Galway are earmarked for closure. Dorothy Perkins, Evans and ...

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Theresa May under renewed pressure to resign

British Prime Minister Theresa May is under renewed pressure to resign after her final attempt to save her Brexit deal was almost universally condemned by parliament.

The beleaguered premier is in the last throes of a tumultuous rule focused all-but exclusively on guiding her fractured ...

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Data protection watchdog launches statutory inquiry into Google's Ad Exchange

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has begun a statutory inquiry into the processing of personal data by Google Ireland's Ad Exchange business.

It is the first such investigation of this kind launched by the data watchdog into the internet giant.

In a statement, the commission ...

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Geordan Murphy charged with verbally abusing match official

Leicester Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy will appear before a disciplinary panel tomorrow after being charged with verbally abusing a match official in the wake of the Premiership loss to Bath last weekend.

Bath grabbed a 32-31 victory late on at Welford Road to seal sixth ...

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Counties climbing from the basement back to respectability

Westmeath and Laois are two football counties that are getting back to their feet slowly after a few years on their knees.

The pair slid a long way back from the golden period at the start of the Millennium when they were both Leinster champions, Laois in 2003 and Westmeath 12 months ...

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