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Police in Brazil have named Olympic Council of Ireland sports director Martin Burke as a new suspect in their ticket touting probe.

Resignation threats from John Halligan have bounced the Government into agreeing to a second review of cardiac services at Waterford Hospital to appease the junior minister and his supporters.

A mother whose daughter died while driving a defective car has pleaded with road safety chiefs to overhaul the NCT system.

The National Women's Council of Ireland has said Irish women overwhelmingly support access to abortion in this country.

Met Éireann has issued yellow wind warnings for several areas.

400,000 commuters face disruption again this morning, as the Dublin bus strike enters its second day.


North Korea says it has successfully conducted an atomic explosion test aimed at examining the power of its nuclear warheads.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has told a Russia-funded television network it is "probably unlikely" that Moscow is trying to influence the US election.


There are some stories that just leave you shaking your head in disbelief. With the story of Kevin’s Hurling and Camogie Club in Dublin’s south inner city, disbelief quickly hardens into anger, writes Paul Rouse.

No sooner did Rassie Erasmus solve one injury crisis at Munster with the loan signing of Springbok centre Jaco Taute than another reared its head with Simon Zebo ruled out of action for five weeks.


Davy Stockbrokers has raised its 12-month share price target for Ryanair to €16, adding that there is scope for the stock to rise as high as €25 per share.

Rents continued to rise in August but the costs of insuring a car fell slightly from their elevated levels, the latest consumer price index figures show.


Driven by technology and customer demand, ‘see now, buy now’ will be the biggest shake-up the fashion world has seen since ready-to-wear hit the catwalk, says Carolyn Moore


John Halligan is simply not suited to the job of being in government, writes Michael Clifford


In an attempt to counteract the ongoing problem of drink driving in Ireland, questions relating to alcohol have been added to the Driver Theory Test.

It’s one of those moments that may have left Avon and Somerset police a bit red-faced after officers unwittingly issued a “penis-shaped” map in an online request for information.


Ireland was introduced to footgolf a few years back, but there’s a new version about to hit these shores called rugbygolf.


GAMING: The PlayStation 4 Pro was just announced, along with a new PlayStation 4 Slim, and they're both going on sale soon.

MOVIES/TV: Netflix has released a trailer from the Amanda Knox documentary.

TECH: A handful of Australian carriers including Quantas and Virgin have issued a statement saying that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets cannot be charged or powered on.


Olympic champion Laura Trott has admitted feeling “regret” after she posted a tweet in which she joked her future children with fellow Olympian Jason Kenny would have good genes.


Police in Brazil have named Olympic Council of Ireland sports director Martin Burke as a new suspect in their ticket touting probe.

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