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Visually impaired students to benefit from new digital library

A new digital library has been created which will greatly widen the number of books that third-level students who are visually impaired, or who have other print disabilities, can read.

Bookshare Ireland will provide instant digital access to more than 500,000 academic books and other ...

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Peter Wright powers past world number two Rob Cross at Aldersley

Ruthless Peter Wright powered through to the BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts quarter-finals in superb fashion alongside Dave Chisnall, Michael Smith and Glen Durrant on Wednesday.

Wright produced a relentless performance to see off Rob Cross 10-3 at the Aldersley Leisure Village, ending ...

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Tyson Fury reflects on mental health issues

Tyson Fury has opened up about his mental health problems, revealing at one point he believed he was "being tortured by demons".

In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Fury discussed his "Behind The Mask" autobiography and talked of the Halloween night in 2017 that ...

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Martin gives backing to Clifford-Lee despite comments

The Fianna Fáil leader has given his firm backing to Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee, who is running for the party in the upcoming Dublin Fingal by-election, despite controversial comments she made on Twitter. 

In a statement tonight, , Micheál Martin said Senator ...

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Ibrahimovic thanks LA Galaxy as he prepares for US departure

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has thanked LA Galaxy for making him feel "alive again".

The Swedish striker will end a two-year spell at the MLS club when his contract expires in December.

Ibrahimovic scored 31 goals in 31 games for Galaxy after leaving Manchester United in March 2018, ...

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Christian Bale hits top gear in Le Mans '66

First up, don't let the fact that this film is about motor-racing put you off. I have zero interest in cars and I loved it. Le Mans '66 is far too good to be pigeonholed 'for petrol heads only'.

There's an almost old-fashioned feel to director James Mangold's ...

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Maura Higgins sizzles in daring lacy dress at star-studded event

She may be donning her ice skates soon, but Maura Higgins hasn't given up on sizzling red carpet looks. 

The Love Island breakout star, who will appear as a contestant on Dancing On Ice, has never been shy when it comes to daring looks, but at last ...

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Gardaí investigating targeted attacks on sex workers

An investigation is under way into a number of targeted attacks on sex workers, mainly in the Dublin area.

Gardaí have said seven attacks have taken place on sex workers advertising services on online sites since the middle of October.

On each occasion, an online appointment ...

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Inquiry urged into handling of scouting abuse claims

There are calls for a public inquiry into the handling of sex abuse allegations in the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland and the Scouting Association of Ireland.

It follows revelations that a former scout leader was removed from scouting last year despite concerns being reported in the ...

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UK consumers will expect EU standards in FTA - Hogan

Ireland's EU commissioner Phil Hogan has said British consumers will expect the UK to sign up to the EU’s labour, environmental and food standards as part of a free trade agreement for which he will be chief negotiator next year.

Giving an upbeat prediction of how quickly the ...

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Former Speaker of the House of Commons and MP, John Bercow is to release his candid memoirs 'Unspeakable' next February.

Publishing house Weidenfeld & Nicolson have acquired the rights to former House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow's upcoming memoirs, entitled 'Unspeakable'.

The deal, which is believed to be six-figures, comes just two weeks after Bercow stepped down as Speaker of The ...

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Prolific Troy Parrott puts progression down to hunger for goals

Troy Parrott believes his desire to score goals has hastened his rise up the ranks as he prepares to make his senior debut with the Republic of Ireland.

Parrott has been a deadly marksman for Ireland at underage levels and has been promoted to Mick McCarthy's squad after racking up ...

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Jason Smyth already targeting Tokyo after world gold

Jason Smyth told RTÉ 2FM's Game On that he has already switched his focus to next year's Paralympics, just a few hours after claiming an eighth World Para-Athletics Championships gold medal. 

Smyth came home in 10.54 seconds in the T13 class in the 100m, which is just ...

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Conor Nash reaping rewards of Aussie decision

Conor Nash admits it was a decision he had to mull over for some time with his parents.

The talented sportsman was a Meath minor footballer, but as he moved towards his Leaving Certificate, rugby became his number one sport.

He was now a budding full-back with the Leinster U-18s, and ...

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Fair City's Will twists the knife as Damien loses his cool

Damien's temper boils over in Thursday's Fair City on RTÉ One as Will twists the knife.

After Will sets another trap, Damien says that he "gets inside your head".

"What are you talking about?" replies Will. "You really need to work on your ...

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Britain will become 'second rate' after Brexit - Tusk

Britain will lose influence in international affairs and become a "second-rate player" after it leaves the European Union, European Council President Donald Tusk has said.

Backers of Britain's 2016 vote to exit the EU say that the country - the world's fifth largest ...

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Rafael Nadal rallies to record improbable win over volatile Daniil Medvedev

Rafael Nadal won a "one in 1,000" match after coming from 5-1 and match point down to sink Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (3-7 ) 6-3 7-6 (7-4 ) at the ATP Finals in London and boost his bid to finish the year as world number one.

In a rematch of their marathon US Open final ...

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Belgian cyclist Thijssen in intensive care after crash

Lotto-Soudal cyclist Gerben Thijssen is in intensive care following a crash on the opening night of the Ghent Six Day.

Thijssen, who was attended to on track before being transported to hospital, suffered three small brain haemorrhages and fractured three ribs and a collarbone in ...

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Relatives of Grenfell victims call for fire chief to resign

Relatives of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire have called for the resignation of the London Fire Brigade (LFB) chief in a meeting with the Mayor of London.

Grenfell Next Of Kin accused Sadiq Khan of ignoring the findings of a public inquiry into the deadly fire and demanded the ...

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Harry Styles announces Dublin concert for 2020

Harry Styles has announced a concert for Dublin's 3Arena next year.

The former One Direction singer will bring his Love On Tour world tour to the 3Arena on Sunday, April 19 2020 in support of his upcoming second solo album Fine Line. On the European leg of his tour, Styles will be ...

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