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A papal tribute to Bloody Sunday priest Edward Daly's dedication to peace and justice has been read out at his funeral today.  As a young cleric, who later became the Bishop of Derry, waved a blood-stained white rag as a symbol of ceasefire as he led a mortally injured teenage civil rights protester to safety under army fire in January 1972.

A man living in Health Service Executive supported accommodation died on a weekend when no staff were available,  an inquest has heard.

Mary Watters' son Daniel died after 36 hours of life last July. She recounts her moving story  here as the Minister for Health Simon Harris pledges that every parent who loses a baby will get the support they need.

The High Court dealt with almost 60% more child abduction cases last year.  The latest figures show there were 41 new applications, an increase of 15 more compared to 2014.

Figures released in yesterday's CSO Household Travel Survey  show that Irish residents took 1.5m outbound trips in the first quarter of 2016.

A sales manager chased his chief executive out of his home telling him he would kill him  after the manager had dropped a suspension letter through the man’s letter box.


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A drunken holiday jet passenger who threatened to stab a pilot and kill everyone on board  has been jailed for eight months.

A Glasgow-born photographer who watched his friend Robert Kennedy gunned down in the 1968 US presidential campaign fears Donald Trump's rhetoric  could lead to more politically-motivated shootings.


TOP STORY: The Ireland men's hockey team have kept their Olympic dream alive  after beating Canada by four goals to two in their penultimate match in Pool B.

LATEST: Joe Ward has criticised referee Wang Meng after his last-16 defeat at the hands of Ecuadorian Carlos Mina at the Olympics Games in Rio, where two docked points  cost the reigning European light-heavyweight champion victory, writes Will Downing.

ANALYSIS: Golf hasn’t been part of the Olympic programme since 1904 so you would have expected that the commencement of the men’s golf tournament today would be a time for celebration.  tomorrow when golf’s controversial return to the Games finally gets underway. But I can’t help wonder if the struggling sport has missed a golden opportunity, writes John McHenry


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West Brom have joined the race to sign Christian Benteke from Liverpool. The Baggies need to rebuild their strike-force with Saido Berahino expected to leave, and it is reported Benteke is under consideration.

Bray upset the script to disrupt Dundalk’s Champions League plans  with a come from behind victory thanks to Karl Moore’s stunning late free-kick.


Brexit uncertainty has hit corporate deal-making in the UK as figures show a sharp fall in merger and acquisition activity since the vote to leave the European Union.

Saudi Arabia and Iran are giving no ground in their market share war, just days after Opec announced an informal meeting to discuss ways to stabilise falling prices.


'There are many Malalas out there, straining against systems that seek to keep them away from the school gate'
"There are many Malalas out there, straining against systems that seek to keep them away from the school gate"

In some, though not all, Muslim majority countries, the right to education is limited by gender inequalities, which intrude on the ability of girls to access and benefit from education, writes Roja Fazaeli.  


Foraging for food should be done outside, not at the back of the fridge, says Deirdre Reynolds


Puck Fair kicks off today, and huge crowds have descended on a horse fair in the area in search of bargains. Irish Examiner videographer Dan Linehan was on hand as tensions ran high between a trader and a punter at the horse fair in Killorglin.

WARNING: The language in the video is very NSFW


If you drive a fast car, you better know how to handle it. Dashcam footage filmed on Tuesday in New South Wales, Australia, caught the moment that the yellow car in front dramatically skidded across the road.

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For some, the Debs is one of the most important days of their lives so far. But others have different priorities. Emma Finlay had got herself glammed up for her Debs - dress, hair, make-up - but she didn’t think twice about leaving halfway through.


GAMING: Rayman Origins will be the next game available for free on PC through Uplay, according to Ubisoft.

MOVIES/TV: Netflix's new show Stranger Things has been going down a storm with nostalgia fans, and a big part of that is undoubtedly the music.

TECH: Ever wanted to send someone a Futurama screenshot to sum up your thoughts? Morbotron helps you find the perfect picture for any situation.


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Match Of The Day bosses have hinted that Gary Lineker could stick to his promise and host the next instalment of the BBC show in just his underpants.  Gary, 55, vowed to front the football programme in his underwear if underdogs Leicester City won the Premier League, which they did in May.


A priest got an unexpected perk of the job  when out to lunch in Westport yesterday.


It’s the personal stories from Bruce Springsteen that turn his new ‘Western Stars’ documentary into something special, the director tells Esther McCarthy.Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars documentary more than just a music film

Apart from the several variations in its spelling in Irish and English, Inishtubbrid, Co Clare is also recognised by three other names: Wall’s Island; O’Grady’s Island and Inishtubber which surely puts it up there as the island with most names — not counting say Inisvickillane, Co Kerry which has about 33 variations to that spelling.The Islands of Ireland: In search of tranquility

More and more communities and volunteers are taking on environmental tasks around the country. In Clonmel, Co Tipperary, for example, people have united to get rid of Himalayan balsam, an invasive plant, from the banks of the River Suir.‘Bashing’ invasive plants

Halloween has become a consumer fest in recent years but there are a number of ways to reduce costs and waste — and make itHappy sustainable Halloween: Don’t be horrified with the waste at Halloween

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