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Sala 'concerned about plane' in final audio message

Cardiff City's record new signing Emiliano Sala expressed concern about his plane shortly before the light aircraft disappeared over the English Channel, according to an audio message sent to friends and relatives.

The 28-year-old Argentine striker, signed on Saturday from French club ...

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Sony to shift UK HQ to avoid Brexit disruption

Sony will shift its European headquarters from Britain to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit-related customs issues, but operations at its current UK company will remain unchanged, a company spokesman has said.

"We are moving the location of our European headquarters' registration to ...

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Talks today at WRC aimed at averting next week's national nurses' strike

Talks aimed at averting next week's national nurses' strike will get underway this afternoon at the Workplace Relations Commission. 

The dispute centres on pay and staff shortages and will see the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and the Psychiatric Nurses ...

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Woods - 'It's great to be back'

Tiger Woods is relishing a return to Torrey Pines this week in his first PGA Tour event of 2019.

Woods won the last of his 14 Majors - the 2008 US Open - at the California course.

And he will contest the Farmers Insurance Open, starting on Thursday, four months after securing a ...

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No-deal Brexit could mean border checks move to France or Netherlands

The absence of a single market border in Ireland could possibly result in checks at ports in France or the Netherlands if there is a no deal Brexit.

It is understood this warning came from the Taoiseach in a private meeting with party leaders tonight.

Sources have ...

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'The sports life is over' - Bolt ends football quest

Sprint great Usain Bolt has said his dream of becoming a professional soccer player is over.

The 32-year-old was unable to agree a contract with Australian side Central Coast Mariners late last year after a trial.

"I don’t want to say it wasn’t dealt with ...

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Katherine Schwarzenegger is 'super happy' with engagement to Chris Pratt

Katherine Schwarzenegger's mum Maria Shriver has revealed her daughter is "super happy" about her engagement to actor Chris Pratt.

Shriver appeared on the Today show on Tuesday where she was asked about the happy news.

"She's super happy - and gave me very ...

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Ant and Dec say it's a 'shock' to win Best Presenter at National Television Awards despite Ant's screen absence

Ant and Dec have won the National Television Award for Best Presenter for the 18th consecutive time despite Ant McPartlin's screen absence after he stepped away from TV duties following his arrest for drink-driving last year.

The pair were shown live via satellite at the ...

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Charges to be introduced for excessive water use

The Cabinet has approved the introduction of excessive charges for households using more than 1.7 times their water allowance.

The increased allowance was agreed between Fianna Fáil and the Government after the 2016 election.

The first warning notices will be issued to ...

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Schmidt's Carty call 'brave' says Connacht attack coach Carolan

Joe Schmidt’s decision to name Jack Carty in his Six Nations squad was a "brave call", according to Nigel Carolan.

The Connacht out-half usurped Leinster’s Ross Byrne, who won two caps in the November internationals, when he got the nod in the 38-man Ireland panel ...

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Barr looking at the sunny side from the great indoors

European bronze medallist Thomas Barr is looking forward to his first ever indoor season as he builds up his preparations for the World Athletics Championships in Doha later this year.

Barr rarely races indoors, preferring to concentrate on getting ready for the outdoor season, and he has ...

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Which minister is going where on St Patrick's Day?

The Government has announced its St Patrick’s Day programme for 2019.

A government minister is to visit every EU capital as well as the Middle East, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific region over the St Patrick's Day period to promote Ireland as a great place to ...

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McEvoy: Double-headers a chance to show rising standard

Dublin star Niamh McEvoy has welcomed the record number of shared double-bills in this year's Lidl and Allianz Leagues and insisted it's up to the players to showcase women's football to potential new fans.

It was announced yesterday that there will be 13 ...

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New ABBA music postponed again, to "later in 2019"

ABBA fans have been left disappointed after it emerged that the planned release of the first new music from the band in 35 years has been postponed again and now looks likely to see the light of play in the second half of 2019.

Watch our interview with Benny Andersson and Björn ...

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Protest at RTÉ by trans activists over inclusion of Linehan in Prime Time programme

A group of transgender activists are staging a protest at RTÉ's Donnybrook campus over the inclusion of Graham Linehan in a programme on transgender issues.

An interview with the Father Ted creator is set to be included in tonight's RTÉ Prime Time programme.

A ...

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Two new statues of Luke Kelly to be unveiled in Dublin

Two statues of musician Luke Kelly will be unveiled on either side of the River Liffey in Dublin on January 30 to mark the 35th anniversary of his death.

A founding member of folk band The Dubliners, Kelly died aged 43 in 1984 and friends and family of the legendary singer have ...

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Russia escapes WADA sanction for missing deadline

Russia has escaped punishment for failing to meet a 31 December deadline for providing access to the Moscow laboratory at the heart of its state-run doping programme, the World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed.

WADA controversially lifted the Russian Anti-Doping Agency's near ...

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Spurs star Alli set for six-week lay-off

Tottenham have suffered more injury woe with news that Dele Alli is out until early March with a hamstring injury.

Alli sustained the problem in Sunday's 2-1 win at Fulham and it is the third such injury he has suffered this season.

He joins his England team-mate Harry Kane in ...

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Cullen hopeful Sexton will see Ireland action 'over the course of the next few weeks'

Injured fly-half Johnny Sexton will join Ireland's training squad in Portugal in the hope that the 2018 World Rugby Player of the Year can recover to play some part in the side's Six Nations title defence.

The 33-year-old Leinster halfback, who has been inactive since picking up a ...

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Call for major investment in 'unsafe' Traveller accommodation

A leading campaigner for Travellers has claimed the housing situation for the travelling community here has gotten much worse since the Carrickmines tragedy in 2015.

A devastating fire on a halting site at Glenamuck in Co Dublin claimed the lives of 10 people, including 5 ...

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"We call them Cannabis Consultants": The Irish cannabis farmer

"If I can get the priest to say it's all good from the pulpit, more people are going to be accepting of it and empowering of it." 

That's the business and, arguably, activism ethos of Martin O'Brien, the Irishman behind cannabis farm Foxworthy Farms, based ...

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