Five people had a lucky escape when a car in which they were partying became submerged on a beach in Co Cork.


Donald misses out on Ryder Cup spot

European captain Paul McGinley has completed his Ryder Cup team for Gleneagles by naming Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher as his three wild cards.


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Spunky runs during the third heat of a dog race Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Canterbury Park, in Shakopee, Minn. Canterbury Park hosted their annual Labor Day Wiener Dog Wars in which dogs competed in seven races on the horse track for the title of Grand Champion. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler)



Government needs to be on the money with forthcoming budget

WATCHED the first episode of The West Wing, for the first time in years, the other night. I’d forgotten how good it was: a dense, fast-paced political drama, packed with dialogue and incident. You knew you were watching something good.

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