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What's on? TV highlights for Monday September 16

Mr Mercedes is back for a third run, Lucy's living with Nadine Coyle this week, Rise of the Nazis comes to an end, and Succession continues to be pretty much the best show on TV . . .

Mr Mercedes, 10.30pm, RTÉ 2

Based on the best-selling Bill Hodges trilogy by Stephen ...

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Vera Pauw: New staff bring 'huge experience'

The newly appointed Republic of Ireland women's senior team assistant Eileen Gleeson is the "most experienced female coach" in the women’s game in Ireland, according to manager Vera Pauw.

It was confirmed on Saturday evening that Pauw has moved quickly to build her ...

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Audience peaks at over 1.1m for All-Ireland final replay

A peak audience of 1,123,300 were watching the All Ireland Football Final replay on the Saturday Game Live on RTÉ2 as the Dubs closed-in on a historic 5-in-a-row All Ireland titles. 

An average of 966,600 viewers tuned-in for the game, a share of 72.3% ...

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Sterling weakens as no-deal Brexit concerns grow

The pound fell nearly half a percent today as concern revived that Britain will struggle to secure a deal on the terms of its departure from the European Union. 

The pound fell to a three-year low below $1.20 earlier this month, then soared more than 4%. 

Most of the gains ...

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Irishman killed in plane crash sent wife text before boarding

The mother of a man who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March said her son, Mick Ryan, was always involved in helping others and even as a student, contributed to organisations that helped in the third world.

Christine Ryan said she was always concerned about her son when he worked ...

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Brian O'Driscoll: Schools rugby in doping 'danger zone'

Irish rugby should not consider itself any different when it comes to doping risks, according to Brian O'Driscoll.

The former Ireland and Lions captain says that young players in the schools system are in a "danger zone."

While the IRFU works with Sport Ireland, which ...

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Room to Improve: The best Tweets about Mary and Joe

Room to Improve is back and better than ever with Ireland's favourite architect, Dermot Bannon, creating diverse and beautiful homes, pushing budgets to their limits, installing glass windows like nobody's business, and inspiring some of the country's funniest ...

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Anto and Sharon shocked by an unwanted guest at their home on Fair City

There's drama ahead on Fair City when Anto and Sharon find an unwanted guest has joined their family lunch, take a sneak peek at the episode here.

Coming up on Tuesday's instalment, Anto has planned a nice surprise for Sharon.

As he leads her into their house, he ...

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McGregor teases possible Dublin return

Conor McGregor appears to have announced a highly-anticipated return to UFC in December.

The 31-year-old has not fought since his high-profile defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October, where he lost his UFC lightweight title.

McGregor has posted a cryptic tweet saying "Dublin, ...

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Cars' frontman Ric Ocasek

Tributes have been paid to The Cars' frontman Ric Ocasek after he was found dead in his New York apartment.

The Cars were known for chart-topping hits in the late 1970s and 1980s including Live Aid favourite Drive, Just What I Needed and Shake It Up.

The 75-year-old, ...

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Shampoo the answer as Scotland don't want any slip-ups

Scotland have brushed up their act ahead of Sunday's wet and wild World Cup opener with Ireland - by practising with balls soaked in shampoo.

Gregor Townsend's team are forecast to kick-off their campaign in Yokohama amid a torrential thunderstorm this weekend.

But the Dark ...

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Matic keen on mix of youth and experience at Man United

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is frustrated by his limited playing opportunities at the start of the Premier League campaign but will continue to fight for his place in the team.

The 31-year-old Serb lost his spot to academy graduate Scott McTominay at the heart of ...

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Cluxton and Gavin could go now, says McConville

Oisín McConville believes that Dublin's All-Ireland final replay triumph over Kerry could signal the end of an era for the Dubs, with questions over the future of both Stephen Cluxton and Jim Gavin.

Dublin powered their way to a 1-18 to 0-15 victory over the Kingdom and ...

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Westlife to play Cork's Páirc Uí Chaoimh next year

After much speculation, it has been confirmed that Westlife will play Cork's Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the first time on August 28, 2020.

The boyband delighted fans with the news that they will play "a major concert" in the 45,000-seater GAA grounds next ...

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Bundee Aki shrugs off Ireland eligibility criticism

Bundee Aki has vowed to keep on doing Ireland proud, despite admitting "some people won't be happy with me pulling on an Irish jersey".

New Zealand-born with Samoan heritage, Aki left his native Auckland to seek a better life for his family in 2014 - settling in Galway and ...

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Beef Plan Movement backs beef deal but says farmers' feel abandoned

The Beef Plan Movement has said some farmers feel they have got nothing from the proposed deal hammered out at beef talks over the weekend.

The agreement, reached after 36 hours of talks over the weekend, withdraws all legal proceedings against farm organisations and individual ...

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Skoda helps parents keep a closer eye on younger drivers

New technology can now reassure worried parents after they hand over the keys to car-sharing children.

Skoda's 'geofencing' can send alerts if their child is speeding - and even dictate exactly where they can take their car.

For most young drivers the prospect of buying ...

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Concussion forces Scotland's Denton to retire

Scotland loose forward David Denton has been forced to retire from professional rugby at the age of 29 on medical advice after an 11-month battle with concussion.

Denton, capped 42 times for Scotland, suffered a blow to the head while playing for Leicester Tigers in a Premiership match ...

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Watch: Special needs and education explained

Hundreds of children with special needs across Ireland are struggling to access education, due to a lack of school places or poorly resourced schools.

Parents say the absence of specialist teachers in key locations is damaging their children's development.

Eithne ...

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Ireland handed boost on Henshaw injury

Robbie Henshaw's hopes of playing at the Rugby World Cup have been handed a boost after a positive injury update from the Ireland camp.

The Leinster centre complained of tightness in his hamstring injury during a training session with Ireland and there were immediate fears that his ...

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Adult acne: Why it occurs and what you can do about it

Unless you were extremely lucky, chances are, when you were a teenager you experienced acne of some sort, whether it was a smattering of spots or a serious outbreak.

By the time you reached adulthood, though, with a bit more luck the zits disappeared.

But what if they return? Why do ...

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