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MAN ARRESTED AND FIVE DUE IN COURT AFTER SEPERATE TRALEE STABBING INCIDENTS
A man has been arrested over a stabbing which left a man and his 17-year-old son injured in Co Kerry.
SYSTEMIC FAILURES IN GARDA REVEALED
A third of all detectives are untrained, with some waiting up to 10 years before getting any instruction, according to a damning report by the Garda Inspectorate.
NO TOLL AT JACK LYNCH TUNNEL SAYS TRANSPORT MINISTER
Transport minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed that the Jack Lynch Tunnel in Cork will not be tolled in the lifetime of the present Government.
CHINA LEADER RED FACED BY PUTINS ACT OF CHIVALRY
It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when Vladimir Putin wrapped a shawl around the wife of Xi Jinping while the Chinese president chatted with Barack Obama.
AUSTRALIAN COUPLES LOVE AFFAIR IN REVERSE
An Australian couple are courting potential big-screen fame, after telling their extraordinary ‘back-to-front’ love fairytale to an Australian television audience.
BLADES PATRON RESIGNS OVER CONVICTED RAPIST EVANS
TV presenter Charlie Webster has resigned as a patron of Sheffield United after the club allowed former player and convicted rapist Ched Evans to return for training.
MCCARTHY SURPRISED BUT PLEASED BY KEANE'S LONGEVITY
The battle between two of Mick McCarthy’s former sharp-shooters, Robbie Keane and Steven Fletcher, could prove decisive in Friday’s 2016 Group D tie at Celtic Park.
942 AIB STAFF ON OVER €100K
There were 942 AIB staff members on remuneration packages of over €100,000 out of a total workforce of 12,648 at the end of last year, AIB chief executive David Duffy will tell the Oireachtas Finance Committee tomorrow.
OBSESSION WITH HONOURING THE PAST IS DROWNING OUT OUR FUTURE
We are in a national debate premised on the view that nature is like a bucket of coal to be burnt. Water is not a resource, a utility to be used — much less a so-called human ‘right’.
VIDEO: WATCH THESE IRISH PEOPLE BEING QUIZZED ON AMERICAN HISTORY
How well do you know your American history? Better than these guys?
BIG BANG THEORY ACTRESS SUSI DIES
The actress best known for voicing the unseen Mrs Wolowitz on US sitcom The Big Bang Theory has died.
MEET THE IRISH TEEN GIRLS WHO LOVE CODING
This Science Week, Áilín Quinlan meets up with girls who love CoderDojo and discovers why teen ’techies’ need mentors.
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JAMES MCCLEAN AND 11 OTHER FOOTBALLERS WHO STOOD UP FOR THEIR BELIEFS
Last weekend, James McClean, quite clearly and eloquently explained in an open letter to Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan why he would be not be joining his team-mates in wearing a poppy on his shirt, as is the tradition on Remembrance day.
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