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Twenty sit-ups in a minute Twenty press-ups in a minute. Run a mile in 11 minutes — not too high a fitness bar, but beyond many hoping to join the army. Couch-potato lifestyles, playing endless hours of Xbox and PlayStation, and doing the wrong gym exercises are being blamed for an increase in the number of potential recruits who are failing the army fitness tests.
Sinn Féin has insisted it will not refund those who have paid their water charges plunged into fresh crisis despite the party’s pledge to scrap the controversial utility if elected — telling bill payers “there is nothing we would be doing in government” to ensure they do not lose out.
The likelihood of self-harm and depression is higher among teenagers who identify very strongly with being a Goth, research has found.
Disability campaigner Joanne O’Riordan has been honoured with the Outstanding Young Person of the World Award for 2015.
Eighty minutes to change or reinforce Joe Schmidt’s thinking.That is all that is left for the Ireland players on duty this weekend to convince the head coach they are worth a place in his 31-man squad for the World Cup, now just three weeks away.
As Conor Mortimer said earlier this week, the needle between Dublin and Mayo started back in 2006 with Warm-up-gate. Our GAA Correspondent ranks the top 10 flashpoints between then and now.
The Class of 92 were united in mourning at the funeral of Neville Neville , the father of former Manchester United footballers Gary and Phil. David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and Nicky Butt joined family and friends to pay their respects to Neville who died from a heart attack earlier this month.
Austrian police have discovered the badly-decomposing bodies of at least 20, and possibly up to 50, migrants piled in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main motorway from Budapest to Vienna.
Since taking power it appears that Enda Kenny has a rather ambivalent attitude to the North, writes Alison O’Connor .
One billion people have used Facebook in a single dayfor the first time in the site’s 11-year history.
CRH has taken its committed spend for the current year to around €8bn on the back of another international mega-deal. he Dublin-based international building materials giant yesterday announced the purchase of CR Laurence (CRL), a privately-owned Los Angeles-based glazing-focused building installation firm, for a total consideration of $1.3bn (€1.15bn), with the deal expected to close next month.
Shane Cunningham, 20, has made quite the impression on the public with his ability to impersonate well known characters such as Daniel O’Donnell and Michael D Higgins.
When magician Neil Henry was performing onstage recently, he invited his girlfriend Charlie up on stage to participate in a trick that involved him eating some alphabet spaghetti. It was a ruse to propose to her.
Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf, who were born joined at the chest in 2009, strolled confidently, hand-in-hand, into junior infants in Midleton Educate Together NS in east Cork yesterday, to begin the next chapter of their remarkable journey..
GAMING: Kickstarter continues to be a great place to go for games and the latest success on the platform is an RPG called Divinity Original Sin 2. It’s the sequel to the 2014 game from Larian Games and offers up a complex RPG world with a four player party
MOVIES: We Are Your Friends stars Zac Efron as a young kid from the wrong side of the Hollywood signRoomwho wants to make it in electronic music. He finds a mentor in the older Wes Bentley, meets a girl played by Emily Ratajkowski and parties with his friends.
TECH: After the total failure of the Amazon Fire phone project the retailed giant has ceased any further development of smartphones..
We’re still surprised that there’s an actual Assassin’s Creed movie on the way and that it features a proper AAA actor in the form of Michael Fassbender. But it’s totally real and the first image from the film has been revealed showing the actor in full costume.
The director of show jumping for the Federation Equestre International, Capt John Roche , says he has no memory in his almost three decades with the organisation of a ground jury waiving faults accrued by a rider in a situation similar to that experienced by Cian O’Connor last Friday, writes John Tynan.
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