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Harper offers advice to Northern Ireland goalkeepers

Steve Harper has encouraged Northern Ireland goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell to learn from England's Jordan Pickford after losing his place at Leeds.

Peacock-Farrell began the season as first choice at Elland Road but dropped down to the bench in January after Leeds boss Marcelo ...

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Mark Travers braced for future battles with wave of Irish stoppers

The Republic of Ireland have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to young goalkeepers right now. 

There's 20-year-old Caoimhin Kelleher, impressing everyone at Liverpool and set to start as Stephen Kenny's No 1 for the Ireland Under-21s. His back-up is wonderkid ...

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10 ways to help children sleep better

Children’s tech obsession can be hard enough for parents to deal with during the day – but new evidence suggests they should be concerned about the effect it’s having on kids at night too.

Research shows that the 40% of children aged between six and 11 years who use ...

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Frustrated Schmidt still one the best coaches out there

Wales celebrated a deserved Grand Slam victory at the weekend so you could say everything went as expected.

I wrote last week about going to the cauldron of the Principality Stadium and how tough it was going to be but we didn’t get the fight from Ireland that we presumed we ...

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Radovan Karadzic faces final verdict in war crimes case

United Nations appeals judges will today hand down a final verdict in the case of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic - a key figure in the Balkan wars who is serving a 40-year prison sentence for genocide.

The ruling will likely bring to a close one of the highest profile trials ...

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Hearing to begin over €500m sewage plant planned for Dublin

Plans for a €500 million sewage plant in north Co Dublin will be the subject of planning hearing that begins today.

Irish Water wants to build a wastewater treatment plant at Clonshaugh that it says will take the pressure off the overloaded Ringsend plant and cater for population ...

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Health Research Board reports reduction in alcohol treatment cases since 2011

The number of alcohol treatment cases have decreased by 17% in recent years according to the latest statistics from the Health Research Board (HRB).

Its report shows the number of cases dropped from 8,876 in 2011 to 7,350 in 2017.

However, the number of new cases classified as ...

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Theresa May to submit formal, written request for Brexit delay on eve of EU summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to write to European Council President Donald Tusk today setting out her proposals to extend the current Brexit deadline, due to expire in just nine days time.

Mrs May will seek a longer Brexit date as Westminster remains gridlocked about just what ...

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Australian PM pillories Erdogan for 'reckless', 'vile' Christchurch comments

Australia's Prime Minister has condemned comments made by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of the Christchurch mass shootings as "reckless" and "highly offensive".

Scott Morrison warned he would consider "all options" in reviewing ...

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Funerals begin for New Zealand mosque massacre victims

Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Christchurch for the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre as New Zealanders braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass slayings.

An Australian white supremacist gunman shot down 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques ...

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Kane believes England can eclipse 2018 achievements

England captain Harry Kane believes the Three Lions can eclipse their achievements of 2018 by enjoying another stellar 12 months.

After making it to the semi-finals of the World Cup and returning to beat Spain and Croatia to reach this summer's inaugural Nations League finals, last ...

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Motorcyclist, 40s, dies in crash in Co Cork

A motorcyclist aged in his 40s has died in a crash in Co Cork this evening.

The incident happened at Lough Beg, Ringaskiddy at around 8pm.

The motorcyclist, who was in his mid-40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car.

The ...

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People do not have true sense of 'crisis of faith' in Ireland - Archbishop

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has said he does not believe that people here have a true sense of the crisis of faith in Ireland.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said he hopes the Catholic Church on the island will truly learn from the arrogance of its past and rediscover a fragility which ...

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I've played there in the youth set-up - Rice 'bursting with pride' after England call-up

Declan Rice has revealed he was "bursting with pride" when he saw he had been included in the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro. 

"You can't describe it, to be honest, just a straight smile," the ...

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Wales star Josh Adams signs for Cardiff

Cardiff Blues have announced the signing of Wales winger Josh Adams from Worcester ahead of next season.

The 23-year-old helped Wales to win the Grand Slam in the Guinness Six Nations last week and scored three tries during the tournament, including efforts against England and ...

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Quigley 'excited' about UK bow

Jason Quigley says he knows Finland’s Mathias Eklund will view Saturday night's fight as his "big chance to upset the odds". 

The Donegal boxer is set for his first professional appearance in the UK on the undercard of Charlie Edward’s maiden WBC ...

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Coveney warns of 'disruptive' effect of long extension of Article 50

Tánaiste Simon Coveney says there is a lot of concern among EU states over the prospect of a long extension of the Article 50 process, to give the UK more time.

Speaking after a special Article 50 formation meeting of EU foreign ministers - without a UK representative - he said any ...

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Study aims to find 'missing holy wells' in Co Sligo

Holy wells, steeped in folklore and tradition, feature in every county in Ireland; some associated with saints and cures, others pre-dating Christianity.

It is estimated there are over 3,000 known holy wells throughout the country but there could be many more which have fallen out of use ...

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Sport Ireland "seeking urgent clarification" over Delaney loan to FAI

Sport Ireland says it is "seeking urgent clarification" from the Football Association of Ireland about a loan given to the organisation by its Chief Executive.

The agency says it has written to the President of the FAI asking for the Board of the association to "clarify the ...

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Kit Harington started therapy during Game of Thrones

Kit Harington has revealed that he began seeing a therapist as Game of Thrones reached the height of its popularity as he found the focus on him "terrifying."

The actor, who plays Jon Snow on the series, said the cliffhanger surrounding his character's fate brought intense ...

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Friend: Connacht must win to control their own destiny

Andy Friend admits his Connacht team needs to beat Benetton at the Sportsground this Friday to keep their Pro14 play-off fate in their own hands.

The Westerners are third in the Conference A table with four games to play, 11 points behind Munster and only ahead of Cardiff on scoring ...

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