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Three men in their 30s and 40s were being questioned last night about a horrific sex attack on two little girls attending a birthday party.
Matthew Wright has claimed 'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!' is a "fix".
Gardaí in Dublin are appealing for the public's help in two separate cases of missing teenagers.
Away from the glitz and glamour of Costa do Sauipe, protests rage at the inequality encapsulated by the World Cup in Brazil — but few will listen to these grievances
Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information in tracing the whereabouts of Leon Quirke.
THE scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic is a gift to the Government. Here we have an organisation seemingly plundering charitable funds, to feather the nests of a group of Fianna Fáil insiders, all of whom can be linked easily to former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
Wexford hurling boss Liam Dunne blames Cork counterpart Jimmy Barry-Murphy for the furore which surrounded the proposed changes to the National Hurling League.
Gardaí are investigating an apparent attempt on the life of John Gilligan in Dublin.
When you've got it, why not spend it? Brad Pitt has bought a World War II Spitfire fighter plane for £2m (€2.4m).
The EU body that helped bail out Ireland will be checking annual budgets for decades to come to ensure enough money is set aside to repay the debt.
The local authority which voted against making Nelson Mandela a freeman of Cork in 1987 was asked, just hours before his death, to "right that wrong".
South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela yesterday, but while some celebrated his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the anti-apartheid hero's death would make the nation vulnerable again to racial and social tensions.
Nelson Mandela worked his magic once more yesterday, uniting friends and foes alike in a global outpouring of grief as they mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon.
Facebook Ireland yesterday defended the amount of tax it paid last year stating that it is fully compliant with the Irish tax authorities.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed that 130 high rollers will earn on average €4m each this year.
Former Limerick boss John Allen says an unexplained nervousness in the defeat to Clare cost the Treaty hurlers a place in the All-Ireland SHC final.
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Highlights include Who's Buying Ireland? and a discussion of pre-nups on Ear To The Ground
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Three bunches of flowers, two candles, and a brief note from friends — tributes left yesterday outside the home of murder victim Susan Dunne in the heart of rural North Kerry.
Long-range weather guru Ken Ring is predicting a frosty Christmas for Ireland this year, with the south of the country most likely to get a festive snowfall.
IT IS, at best, a troubled relationship. We have in this country a prof-essional group made up of individuals we all hope we never get to meet.
The earliest known settlers in Co Cork were hunter-gatherers who lived near Fermoy more than 10,100 years ago.
Christmas has come early for animal lover Cormac Williams whose pet donkey, named Tulip, has given birth to twin foals.
A former Kerry GAA star and the latest Operation Transformation leader has said his obsession with sport cost him his marriage.
Three quarters of the €27.856m donated to the charity wing of the Central Remedial Clinic between 1998 and 2011 was not sent on to the facility.
Sometime next year, certainly in league and possibly championship, the veteran secretary of the Sarsfields club will smile across at the first-year secretary of Erin's Own, and give a knowing nod.
The grandmother of a toddler with Down's syndrome has been waiting a year for a response from the Taoiseach and three government ministers to correspondence about disability cuts referred to them on her behalf by the troika.
Wherefore the halos, oh how they slip so lightly.