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The crowd at O'Donovan Rossa's funeral. A bigger version of the pic can be opened in the document below.

VIDEO: Quest to find the missing names of people in iconic O'Donovan Rossa funeral photograph

It’s a photograph that may have been seen by millions over the last 100 years – but how many people other than Pádraig Pearse did they all recognise? This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Jail term to be cut for drunk driver in fatal crash

A seven-year sentence imposed on a man who was four times over the limit when he crashed his BMW into a roundabout killing a female passenger and paralysing her friend was “out of line” with other sentences for dangerous driving, the Court of Appeal has found.

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Port of Waterford opposes Cork’s €100m expansion

The Port of Waterford is to seek a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for the €100m expansion of the Port of Cork.

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Vintners boss: Tougher prison terms or ‘bar staff will die’

The head of the Vintners’ Federation has warned that a publican or bar worker could be killed because of increased levels of violence unless tougher sentences are handed down to those involved.

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‘Mixed bag’ of holiday weather

Ireland is in for a "mixed bag" of weather over the August bank holiday weekend, which is set to include some sun, lots of rain, and very windy conditions.

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‘House targeted because of gay couple’

A pensioner in the north who says that her home was targeted attacked because she was allowing a lesbian couple to stay there has vowed she won’t be intimidated.

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State must pay Callely legal costs for successful challenge

The State must pay the legal costs of former politician Ivor Callely’s successful High Court challenge over the minister for justice’s refusal to grant him enhanced remission from a jail sentence for fraudulently claiming Oireachtas expenses.

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Killer not guilty by reason of insanity

The jury in the trial of an Italian man who admitted killing his landlord and eating his body parts in Castleknock last year have found him not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

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Ruling on Irish Water ‘a minor setback’

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar’s description of the EU’s surprise ruling on Irish Water as a “minor setback” has come under fire for being out of touch with reality.

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Schoolbook publishers say they revised only 2.5% of titles

Schoolbook publishers say they brought out new editions of just over one-in-50 titles last year and income from sales is down despite the continuing rise in student numbers.

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Anglo jailings: Ex officials of ‘very sick’ Anglo tearful as jailed

Describing Anglo Irish Bank as "very sick," a judge yesterday jailed three of its former officials for between 18 months and three years for conspiring to conceal or alter bank accounts being sought by Revenue.

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Former Fine Gael councillor Fred Forsey bids to appeal his conviction for corruptly receiving payments from a developer. Picture: Courtpix

Ex-councillor in appeal bid over corrupt payments

A former Fine Gael councillor has moved to appeal his conviction for receiving corrupt payments from a property developer.

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Daniel McDonnell is serving a serving a life sentence for the murder of teenager Melanie McCarthy McNamara in a drive-by shooting inTallaght in February 2012. Picture: Collins Courts

Solitary confinement ‘not in breach of murderer’s rights’

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision that the detention of convicted murderer Daniel McDonnell in solitary confinement for a year breaches his rights to bodily and psychological integrity.

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Solicitor avoids jail in will case

A solicitor avoided jail at the 11th hour when he came up with a bank draft for €23,000 he should not have held back for work on administering two estates on behalf of a will executor.

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Mother who beat son, 9, spared jail

A mother who beat her nine year old son with a tree branch and poured salt over his wounds after he soiled his pants has been given a two-year suspended sentence.

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Man accused of hotel sex assault fails to stop trial

A man charged with breaking into a woman’s hotel bedroom and sexually assaulting her has failed to stop his trial.

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New sick leave terms

Workers on long-term sick leave will still be able to accrue holiday entitlement under new labour laws coming into force today.

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New rules ‘limit credit access’

New rules from the Central Bank will severely restrict access to savings and credit, credit union groups have claimed.

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Robber who struck cleric awaits fate

An 83-year-old Christian Brother who intervened in an effort to prevent a jeweller being robbed of a gold bracelet was knocked to the floor during the crime and yesterday the accused was remanded in custody for sentencing on September 8.

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The new disability-friendly playground at Cork's Fitzgerald's Park. It includes a castle and sunken pirate ship structures, slides, swings, a climbing pyramid, basket swings and more. Picture: Larry Cummins

New playground gets thumbs up from Cathal

The first child to use one of Ireland’s most spectacular all-inclusive playgrounds has given it the thumbs up.

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Christopher Wiggins: Jailed for 10 years after being found onboard a yacht with €400m of cocaine. The Court of Appeal said it could not allow him to re-open his decision to plead guilty. Picture: Denis Minihane

Man fails to get €400m drugs haul conviction overturned

A British citizen who was found onboard a boat holding more than €400m worth of cocaine off the Irish coast has lost an appeal against conviction.

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Man fails to get €400m drugs haul conviction overturned

A British citizen who was found onboard a boat holding more than €400m worth of cocaine off the Irish coast has lost an appeal against conviction.

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€1,750 fine for man who had sex with 16-year-old

A 19-year-old man who met a 16-year-old via the internet site Tagged had sex with her during a three-month relationship a couple of months before her 17th birthday and yesterday he was ordered to pay the €1,750 bill for her subsequent counselling.

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Man fired air gun at head of pub-goer

An air rifle was fired at the back of a customer’s head at a pub in Buttevant by a paranoid man who thought people were talking behind his back and yesterday the culprit was jailed for two years.

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Rochestown revellers from Cork ready to rock at Indie15 at Mitchelstown's Indiependence festival. Thousands arrived onsite yesterday and set up camp ahead of performancesby Ash and Kodaline, among others.

Revellers rock at 10th Indiependence festival

Mitchelstown was unusually quiet on the August Bank Holiday weekend 10 years ago, as the town’s annual summer festival took an enforced hiatus amid an uncertain future.

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Eczema link for bigger newborns

Newborns with a high fat mass and whose mums are prone to allergic reactions have an increased risk of developing eczema in the first year of life, researchers have found.

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50% use cars for travel under 2km

Half of all Irish people use a car to travel journeys of less than 2km, while nearly three quarters of journeys outside the capital are by car.

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Some over-70s will have to change GP to avail of free visits

Two major organisations representing older people have welcomed the free GP visit card for those aged over 70.

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Meadows & Byrne: Merged with Blarney Woollen Mills Group.

Blarney chief can expand board of Meadows & Byrne

The chief executive of the company which owns home furnishings and accessories store Meadows & Byrne is entitled to exercise a 51% voting right to increase the number of directors on the firm’s board, the High Court has ruled.

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Heavy rain fails to dampen punters’ spirits at Galway Races

Well after a glorious week, it finally came. Rain and in biblical proportions.

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Anglo Jailings: Trio pleaded not guilty to conspiring to hide accounts

Bernard Daly, 67, of Collins Avenue West, Whitehall, Dublin, Tiarnan O’Mahoney, 56, of Glen Pines, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow and Aoife Maguire, 62, of Rothe Abbey, South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin had pleaded not guilty to seven charges.

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Mike Aynsley: Former Anglo CEOclaims Finance pushing firesale.

Fears delayed report could see collapse of bank inquiry

The delayed release of the banking inquiry’s final report until next year has prompted fears that any further setbacks could collapse the probe if an early general election is called.

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Anglo Jailings: ‘Team to protect CEO’s interests’

The charges against the three were built around two separate allegations. Firstly, that they omitted the name of Mr FitzPatrick’s brother-in-law, John Peter O’Toole, from a list of non-resident accounts which was to be handed over to Revenue.

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