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'Absolute chaos' - Commuters blast new Luas Cross City line for causing major traffic delays

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Commuters through Dublin city centre have blasted the new Luas Cross City line for causing major delays to traffic this morning.

Champions League last 16 draw REVEALED - English teams to be involved in mouthwatering encounters

Chelsea have been drawn against Lionel Messi's Barcelona in the pick of the Champions League last 16 ties involving the English clubs.

Young man (22) found dead near Luas stop 'may have fallen from nearby roof'

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THE body of a young man was found with a head injury close to a Luas stop in the early hours of this morning.

Winter wonderland this morning: Schools, roads and airlines affected as big freeze is set to last

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Motorists and pedestrians are being urged to exercise extreme caution on roads and footpaths today as bitterly cold temperatures overnight will leave much of the country covered in ice.

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Irish government dismisses David Davis' comments on Brexit deal as 'bizarre'

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Government Chief Whip Joe McHugh has called 'bizarre' comments from the UK's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis that last week's Brexit border deal was only a 'statement of intent' and not 'legally enforceable'.

Jose Mourinho had milk and water thrown at him in furious bust-up after Manchester derby

Jose Mourinho was involved in a furious dressing-room bust-up with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson as the Manchester derby descended into acrimony.

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Self-defence death claim by Molly Martens 'incredible'

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A US district attorney has admitted he found it "incredible" that father and daughter Thomas Martens and Molly Martens-Corbett claimed self-defence in the killing of an Irish businessman given the horrific and extensive injuries suffered…

Woman (20) charged with murder of Irish boy (17) in Australia

A 20-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the death of an Irish teenager who was hit by a car in Australia.

Advert requesting roommate for notorious rapist Michael Murray changed to 'men only' after outrage

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A notice advertising a room at a property where a convicted rapist is housed has been amended to state that no women may apply for the vacancy.

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Best-selling author Cathy Kelly reveals devastating assault motivated her to become a writer

Last Wednesday afternoon, Time magazine announced ''The Silence Breakers'' as its ''Person of the Year 2017''.

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Man hospitalised after being rescued from burning apartment by Dublin Fire Brigade

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Members of Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB ) have rescued a person from an apartment in the capital following a domestic fire.

'Heed changing conditions' - some schools will remain closed as weather warning issued and temperatures to fall to -8C

Some schools in areas worst hit by the adverse weather conditions will remained closed tomorrow as temperatures are set to plummet to -8C.

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Man arrested following seizure of €30K worth of drugs by gardai

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An estimated €30,000 worth of drugs was discovered during a search of a car by gardai.

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Employers to be paid €10k to hire more older workers

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Employers will be given a €10,000 State-funded cash incentive to hire unemployed people aged over 50 as part of a government initiative aimed at getting middle-aged people back to work.

A rental refugee from Dublin flees to Cape Town, a low-cost sanctuary

'Just don't go back," a new Irish friend in South Africa insisted when I mentioned how long I was planning to stay in Cape Town. "You can't. You can do extraordinary things here."

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Cancellations to bus, flight and rail services as temperatures set to plummet as low as -8C

There has been cancellations to flights, bus and rail services as the plummeting temperatures and significant snowfall has caused chaos for commuters.

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Gardai investigating if man (22) discovered dead at Dublin house was shot

Gardai are investigating if a young man discovered at a house in west Dublin was shot dead.

Neil Francis: A South African living in France but playing for us, well it's just wrong

Takudzwa Ngwenya was certainly the first Travelling Wilbury who brought the rugby tourist concept home to me. He was famous for burning Brian Habana on the outside when the American Eagles played the Springboks in the 2007 World Cup,…

'It's horrible not knowing' - Brother of man missing in US since April hopes search effort 'provides answers'

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THE brother of an Irish man missing in America says his family is "completely overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers" as dozens of people are taking part in a major search effort this weekend.

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Disgraced publicist Max Clifford dies after collapsing in jail

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Disgraced former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died, the UK Ministry of Justice said.

Sunday, Dec 10

'You Irish need to get over yourselves' - Sky News host responds after controversial interview with Simon Coveney

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Sky News host Adam Boulton has responded to remarks made about his controversial interview with Simon Coveney saying "you Irish need to get over yourselves".

Gardai warn motorists to avoid all unnecessary journeys as snow and ice bomb hits Ireland with temperatures to plummet to -8C tonight

Met Eireann has issued two status orange weather warnings as Ireland wakes up to severe snow and frost this morning.

Irish horse groom (24) left paralysed after fatal car collision in Florida

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A 24-year-old Irish woman has been left paralysed after she was seriously injured in a fatal car collision in Florida.

Ian O'Doherty: We sell a myth to the Americans then cry when they buy it

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It was 'outrageous'. It was 'disgusting'. It was 'racism'.

Saturday, Dec 9

'They were generous, loving and fun' - tributes paid to family killed in tragic Wexford crash

A family who lost their lives in a tragic car accident have been remembered as "generous, loving and fun."

'Safe shelter and food' available for homeless people amid significant snowfall and plummeting temperatures

"Safe shelter and food" has been made available for everyone who needs it as temperatures are expected to plummet to -8C, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has confirmed.

'Treacherous' snowy conditions to deteriorate as temperatures set to plunge to -8C

The first major snowfall of the year hit much of the country last night as Met Éireann issued a Status Orange snow and ice alert for 17 counties.

'The look in his eye, I was terrified' - Emma Murphy opens up about becoming victim of domestic violence

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Mother-of-two Emma Murphy says she has "absolutely no regrets" about posting a video online on her experience with domestic violence.

Friday, Dec 8

Irish man (26) pleads no contest to charges of touching girl (12) in Las Vegas

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An Irish man has pleaded no contest to reduced charges of touching a minor on the Las Vegas Strip last month.

Weather warning: Temperatures to plunge to -4C and 'significant snowfall' expected

Temperatures are set to drop to -4 degrees Celsius tonight, ahead of a "significant" snowfall this weekend.

Brexit breakthrough: Taoiseach hails 'significant day' as deal ensuring no hard border finally agreed

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THE UK will remain "fully aligned" to EU rules supporting Irish cross-border arrangements if no deal can be agreed, negotiators have confirmed.

Revealed: The record price paid for a luxury penthouse apartment in Dublin

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An Irish ex pat is reported to have paid €6.5m for the equivalent one-eighth of an acre of roof-top living space in an unfinished upmarket Ballsbridge development.

Thursday, Dec 7

Met Éireann now issue snow and ice weather warning nationwide

Met Éireann have now issued a snow and ice warning nationwide ahead of plunging temperatures this evening.

'I feel broken. My perfectly healthy baby has died and no cause of death has been found' - heartbroken mother

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As I sat in the hospital room and held my stillborn son in my arms I never imagined that this would be my life.

Revealed: 'Eddie Hobbs fund' investors lost €13m

HUNDREDS of investors who pumped €13m into the Eddie Hobbs-fronted Brendan Investments Pan European Property plc (BIPEP) have been left with just a single boarded-up house in Detroit valued at just €7,000 and €29,000 in a bank account.

Temperatures to plunge to -3C with 'accumulations of snow' on the way

STRONG winds today will be followed by very cold weather tonight and tomorrow, with temperatures dropping as low as minus 3C in some parts accompanied with 'accumulations of snow'.

Wednesday, Dec 6

Couple face Christmas behind bars if their children don't have 100pc school attendance, judge warns

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A couple face spending Christmas behind bars if their two teenage children do not have a 100 per cent attendance record at school.

Cyclist died after colliding with pedestrian on cycle path in Phoenix Park, inquest hears

A CYCLIST who collided with a pedestrian on the cycle path in the Phoenix Park in Dublin died of his injuries, an inquest has heard.

Gabriel Byrne says RTÉ 'sex pest' producer made his former girlfriend's life 'an absolute misery'

Hollywood actor Gabriel Byrne has revealed that a former girlfriend of his was subjected to sexual harassment at RTÉ.