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'An alarming wake-up call' - Builder 'horrified' at how life fell apart after job loss


A construction worker who lost his job after he broke his hand was shocked at how quickly he ended up homeless and using drugs, a court heard.

Houses evacuated and bomb squad called after suspect device thrown at Dublin home


Homes in a Dublin estate have been evacuated this evening after a suspect device was thrown at a window this evening.

Dublin syndicate dubbed the 'Rat-Pack' scoop €500k lotto prize


A Dublin-based work syndicate nicknamed the 'Rat-Pack' today collected €500,000 - after almost 30 years of playing the National Lottery.

Earthquake hits Italian island leaving one dead and several injured


An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the tourist-packed Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, on Monday night, killing at least one person and injuring some 25 others as buildings collapsed, officials said.

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Mum 'cut in half' by hospital lift after giving birth


A new mother was reportedly killed shortly after giving birth by being 'chopped in half' by a lift.


Sydney pubs to ban Mayweather-McGregor fight due to 'drunken Irish backpacker' fears

A number of pubs across Sydney have banned the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor 'fight of the century' from being shown this weekend because of concerns about drunken violence.


Molly Martens' aunt pleads with Barack Obama to 'help right this terrible injustice'


The aunt of convicted killer Molly Martens-Corbett has sent a number of tweets to former US president Barack Obama, pleading with him to help release her family members.


Irish prison officer is 'a key player in organised crime gang', court hears


A prison officer charged with dealing drugs inside a high-security jail is a "key player" in an organised crime gang, a court has been told.


Man suspected of cold-case murder arrested over serious stabbing of Jamie Hennessy


A suspect in a high-profile cold case murder was one of those arrested this weekend over a stabbing that has left another man in a critical condition.


'I wanted everyone to know what he did to me': Woman (24) who bravely waived anonymity to jail vicious rapist


A woman who was violently raped during a Dublin gaming conference has said she waived her right to anonymity to protect other women from her attacker.

'Not swanning around George' - Taoiseach Varadkar hits back at broadcaster George Hook on Twitter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hit back at broadcaster George Hook's criticism on none other than the Twitter machine.


'That's too bad' - Donald Trump criticised for response to news 10 sailors missing after US warship collision

Ten US sailors were missing after a US destroyer collided with an oil tanker in southeast Asia, the second serious accident involving American Navy ships in the region in little more than two months.

GAA announce ticket price reduction for Kerry-Mayo replay but will still land €1.5m windfall

The GAA has confirmed that tickets for Mayo and Kerry's eagerly anticipated All-Ireland semi-final replay on Saturday will be sold at a reduced price.


Explainer: How the maths 'anomaly' affects some students' eligibility for course entry


Many aspiring primary school teachers are angry at how the revised grading system and CAO points scale has been implemented this year.


Irish psychiatrist Patricia Casey: How to cope with disappointing Leaving Cert results


The Leaving Certificate results are out and students and their parents are by now processing the outcome and weighing up their options. Not doing as well as you wanted to can be deeply upsetting and will certainly make a short-term dent in…


Anger as maths 'anomaly' means some pupils fail to make CAO grade


Aspiring primary teachers with high points will be angry over how the new grading system affects their eligibility for entry to their dream courses.


'The first step to reforming education in Ireland': Points race slows after major changes to grades

THE points race has slowed down dramatically as a record number of students get first round offers from the CAO.


'I pronounced the Westminster Bridge attacker dead' - Irish surgeon Morgan McMonagle on how we would cope with a terror attack


Spare a thought for our beleaguered brethren across the water, who have endured so much tragedy this year.

Monday, Aug 21

Irish wife and husband who 'filmed suicide pact' named locally

An Irish woman and her Egyptian husband have died following an apparent suicide pact on the Red Sea coast in Egypt.

Sunday, Aug 20

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner join Trudeau at the Montreal Pride Parade

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett were cheered from the rafters as they marched in the Montreal Pride Parade on Sunday.

Leo Varadkar opens up about bridging the miles with FaceTime as his boyfriend Matt moves to the US

Leo Varadkar has spoken publicly for the first time about the complicated nature of his long-distance relationship with partner Dr Matthew Barrett, who is now working in America.

'We will remember his smiles' - Family confirm boy (7) died in Barcelona terror attack

The family of a seven-year-old boy killed in the Barcelona terror attack have said they were blessed to have had him in their lives.

Gardai investigate serious sexual assault on woman in early hours


Gardaí in Letterkenny are investigating a serious alleged sexual assault of a woman in the early hours of this morning.

Saturday, Aug 19

'Everything happens for a reason' - Leaving Cert student who battled brain tumour has inspiring message to students unhappy with their results


A Leaving Cert student who underwent brain surgery after being diagnosed with a tumour has an inspiring message to other students who may be unhappy with their exam results.

Three men rushed to hospital following single vehicle crash in north Dublin


Three people have been injured following a serious single vehicle crash in Swords this morning.

Heavy thundery downpours to hit tomorrow as aftermath of Hurricane Gert makes landfall


We’re set for a few days of tropical feeling air thanks to the aftermath of the Altantic Hurricane Gert, bringing with it humid conditions of higher temperatures and heavier rain.

Network of jihadi sympathisers on Irish 'watch list' now above 70

The number of jihadi sympathisers being closely monitored by garda and military intelligence in Ireland has swelled to more than 70.

Friday, Aug 18

'We're all traumatised' - Photo shows Irish family moments before they were injured in Barcelona terror attack


An Irish - Filipino family who were injured in the Barcelona terror attack said that they have been left traumatised after their family holiday turned into a nightmare.

Barcelona and Cambrils: Manhunt for four terror suspects amid fears rented car crossed into France


Spanish police are looking for four suspects believed to be in France that are linked to the deadly terror attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils, according to several reports.

Italian man 'died next to fiancee' as details of terror victims emerge


At least 14 people were killed in the terror attacks in Spain, and the names of the victims are beginning to emerge.

Barcelona attack: 18-year-old identified as suspected van driver

FIVE terrorists wearing fake suicide belts rammed civilians with a car in a Spanish seaside town before being shot dead by police in a second attack to hit the country.

Thursday, Aug 17

Explainer: What we know so far about Barcelona terror attack

At least 14 people have been killed and more than 100 were injured in a terror attack in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon.

Spanish police stop 'second terror attack' in town of Cambrils after 13 killed in Barcelona

Four suspected attackers have been shot dead and another injured by Spanish police in a second attack to hit Catalonia.

Man (30) shot dead in gangland attack was locksmith with 'clean record'


A man shot dead in a double gangland murder was a company director who had no known involvement in criminality.

Gardaí confident of arrests over the murder of young GAA supporter Joe

Gardaí are confident of making arrests in their investigation into the murder of a young tourist in Mayo last weekend.