A 38-year-old man died in the country’s 20th farm accident this year when a wheel he was fitting exploded. It was the third tragedy to befall his family.


BOD makes strangest ice-bucket nominations yet

Brian O’Driscoll was man enough to pour the bucket over himself when completing the ice bucket challenge and, judging by his reaction, he didn’t do himself any favours with the temperature.


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In this photo taken on Wedndays, Aug. 20, 2014, a bolt of lightning from a brief thunderstorm strikes somewhere behind the Clark Bridge in Alton, Ill.. The storm brought little rain and no relief to the heat and humidity in the region. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman)



Jack Grealish celebrates after scoring Ireland's third goal in the UEFA U21 Qualifier at the Showgrounds in Sligo. Picture: INPHO/James Crombie
O’Neill fears England lure

Martin O’Neill says England have intensified their efforts to secure dual-eligibility players and has confirmed Jack Grealish, fresh from his Premier League debut for Aston Villa, has asked for more time to consider his international future.


It’s awful that a tragedy must vie with a pageant for an audience

There was something surreal about being immersed in a TV discussion on the botched nature of our abortion law, while on another channel the nation indulged in it’s annual "lovely girl" fest, celebrating all that is wonderful, innocent and global-peace loving about young Irish women.



James Foley in 2011
Muslims join hunt to identity Foley killer

British Muslim leaders urged people to contact police if they knew the man with an English accent who appeared in a video showing the beheading of a US journalist.

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