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Men get life for murder of 'loving father' in Dublin who was found with 20 stab wounds.
Two men have been arrested in connection with an attack on security guards in Roscommon last week.
Gardaí arrest man after terrifying home invasion which left Cork householder with stab wound
A man accused of the sexual assault of an underage girl has been allowed to change his bail conditions to spend Christmas living close to his alleged victim, despite having already breached previous bail conditions.
Facebook is facing fresh scrutiny over its handling of user data following a report that the social network allowed more than 150 companies access to user information.
The Government has asked Irish Ferries to reconsider scrapping a ferry service to France.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager at Manchester United until the end of the season.
Galway’s six-time All-Ireland minor hurling manager Mattie Murphy believes Croke Park have to take their share of the blame for the financial controversy that has rocked the county.
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Teachers and staff at Abbeydorney National School in County Kerry put together a Christmas carol service, with their junior and senior infant students, using Lámh.
Kylie Minogue has signed up for Glastonbury’s Legend slot – 14 years after she had to cancel her solo show at the festival because of breast cancer.
Donal O’Keeffe spoke to a few people for whom Christmas is just another, albeit very special, working day.