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A search and rescue volunteer has died trying to recover the body of a missing man in Co Clare. Caitriona Lucas, of Doolin Coast Guard in Co Clare, was on a rigid inflatable with two colleagues when it capsized near cliffs in heavy Atlantic swell.

Fine Gael's deputy leader James Reilly has said Independent TD John Halligan should consider making "alternative arrangements for himself".

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has ruled out any dramatic cuts to USC in next month’s budget and instead said funds will largely go on increasing teacher, nurse and garda numbers.

Emergency department staff have said a HSE plan to add 55 acute beds in five hospitals are a disappoinment.

A group of 20 Defence Forces personnel is collecting a Lotto prize worth nearly €500,000 today.


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Hillary Clinton has said she became dizzy but did not lose consciousness when she stumbled on the way out of the 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday.

Three women have been charged over an unsuccesful terror plot in Paris. It is after a car filled with gas canisters was found near Notre Dame cathedral.


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Dónal Óg Cusack will team up with Davy Fitzgerald again next season should the Clare manager decide to stay on in charge.

Everton have donated £200,000 to support Sunderland’s five-year-old mascot Bradley Lowery with his fight against cancer.

Munster players have spent all summer adapting to life under new director of rugby Rassie Erasmus but with the season now underway there is still room for the odd surprise.


The Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said he will not rule out a Commission of Investigation into the sale of Nama's Northern Irish loans.

The ECB has ramped up efforts to tackle the mountain of soured loans in many eurozone banks, seeking to repair damage caused by years of lax supervision and feeble economic growth.


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At a low point, Rebecca Ryan could only leave her house through a window. She tells Sharon Ní Chonchuir how she learned to beat her OCD demons


Enda Kenny will be pondering this week if the improbable can be overcome. The first pressing matter on his mind will be if his native Mayo can beat the Dubs next Sunday in the All-Ireland football final.


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A giant seven-story wall drawing has been unveiled in Waterford with the aim to provoke awareness and discussion around mental health issues.

For some people this could sound like the best job ever. The Walled City Brewery in Derry is looking for a beer taster to join the ranks.


Na Piarsaigh took the Premier 1 County minor hurling title last night after they defeated Killeagh/Itas at Pairc Ui Rinn. Captain Kyle Power was presented with the trophy. video by Dan Linehan 



GAMING: Blizzard is surveying Starcraft 2 players to see how interested they would be in new purchasable items, including announcer packs.

MOVIES/TV: Fifty Shades of Grey exploded into cinemas in February 2015 and made almost $600 million. Now Fifty Shades Darker is on track to release in February 2017 and the first teaser trailer is here.

 TECH: While the iOS 10 beta has been available for some time, September 13 marks its official release. Apple says that this is the biggest iOS overhaul yet and that it’s packed with new features. Here’s what you need to know about iOS 10.


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Dakota Fanning says she understands why some child actors struggle in later life because the pressure can “make you crazy”.


A young Cork man who is inclined to forget his own name was jailed for five months yesterday for threatening a member of An Garda Síochána.


Don’t just bung this festive favourite in a boring pot and wait for it to wilt, says Hannah Stephenson.How to style your Christmas poinsettia

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