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A flight en route to Cork Airport had to make a Mayday call just minutes before it was due to land, because of smoke in the cockpit.
A body has been recovered from a van that was pulled from Cork's River Lee early this morning.
The National Lottery has created 23 new millionaires in 2018, according to new numbers revealed today.
The surge toward a record peak in second-level student numbers is evident in latest official statistics on enrolments across the country's 4,000 schools.
Indonesian authorities have widened the exclusion zone around a volcano that triggered a devastating tsunami in Sumatra and Java.
A 12-year-old boy has been found alive after being buried under an avalanche for 40 minutes in the French Alps.
Many businesses are going to be left with no other option but to shut their doors due to the VAT increase, a Dublin chef has warned.
Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has hailed the impact of caretaker manager and his former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
There was deep sadness in League of Ireland circles yesterday following the news that former Shamrock Rovers chairman Joe Colwell had died on Christmas Day.
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THIS IS AWESOME: @WaffleHouse worker Evoni Williams received a proclamation from the La Marque mayor and a scholarship from @TexasSouthern for going above and beyond to help an elderly customer https://t.co/0pykulxWjx #TSUProud pic.twitter.com/SQ7Yi7n4WF— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) March 9, 2018
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Irish actor and EastEnders star Sean Mahon has said he faced abuse on the Tube over his role as scoundrel Ray Kelly.
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