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Pat Hickey was last night charged by prosecutors in Brazil over his role in the Olympic ticket touting scandal.

A mother whose newborn daughter died from a rare congenital heart defect which went undetected during pregnancy has urged expectant mums to ask for detailed scans.

The woman killed in a motorway collision on Monday, just a day after giving birth to her daughter, had been celebrating the happiest day of her life when the car in which she was a back-seat passenger was struck in the rear by a truck.

Unions at Dublin Bus are calling on the Transport Minister to take a proactive approach to the dispute at the company, ahead of a 48 hour drivers strike.


A four-metre high wall is to be built in Calais to prevent migrants from entering vehicles approaching the port.

Hillary Clinton has accused Donald Trump of insulting America's veterans and pressing dangerous military plans around the globe, seeking to undercut his appeal to service families in southern voting battlegrounds.


Rory McIlroy will be judged by his major wins but some victories are more significant than others and Monday’s comeback triumph in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston may well go down as a watershed in the Co Down man’s career.

How to keep calm before the storm of All-Ireland final day.


The Dalata Hotel Group is tentatively planning to pay its first dividend to shareholders next year.

Dublin-based prospecting firm Connemara Mining has been awarded two new prospecting licences in Cork, which the company is counting as priority acreage.


There’s a lot of people out there who think they are ‘cat people’ but they really don’t understand their pets at all, writes Caomhan Keane


Ireland north and south has two different education systems. Patrick Walsh looks at how providing free school books in the Republic could be one step in bringing them together.


A few simple tweaks to your diet is all you need to reduce your calorie count massively without sacrificing your taste buds.

The small Canadian town of Stittsville, Ontario has gone viral on social media – but perhaps not for reasons the residents will like.


It's never too late to rekindle a romance, as one Galway woman discovered recently.


GAMING: Mother Russia Bleeds, a 2D side-scrolling brawler from Le Cartel Studio, is now available on PC, OS X, and Linux. Publisher Devolver Digital released a launch trailer for the game, but it's not for the faint of heart.

MOVIES/TV: Netflix has renewed Narcos for two more seasons.

TECH: A 22-year-old student in Victoria, Australia tried to save his drone from a watery grave, but ended up needing rescue himself.


EastEnders star Ross Kemp has revealed the financial pressure Brexit has put on his ability to make documentaries.


There’s a lot of people out there who think they are ‘cat people’ but they really don’t understand their pets at all, writes Caomhan Keane

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