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'I never asked out a Rose before Rita' - Dáithí Ó Sé reminisces about meeting his wife at the Rose of Tralee


Dáithí Ó Sé said he has never been asked out by a Rose, and said he only ever had eyes for one contestant - his wife Rita Talty.


Shots fired as man arrested following suspected armed robbery and hijacking


A man in Co Laois has been arrested by gardaí following a suspected armed robbery and hijacking in the early hours of this morning.

Medieval gate closes to traffic after repeated truck strikes put it in danger


One of Ireland's best preserved medieval gates has now been closed to traffic in an effort to preserve it from further damage.

Dramatic footage shows moment man saves baby from the path of the Barcelona terror attack


Dramatic footage shows the heroic moment in which a man saved a baby from the path of the Barcelona terror attack.


All Blacks rocked by second sex scandal as Jerome Kaino forced to leave squad amid further Aaron Smith fall-out

All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino has returned home for a "personal matter" just hours before his side's first Rugby Championship clash with Australia in Sydney.

Stabbing attack in Finland being treated as terrorist attack


A stabbing attack in the western Finland city of Turku that killed two people and wounded eight is being investigated as murder with possible terrorist intent.

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.

Jon Walters - When my mum died, I promised her I'd play for Ireland

Jon Walters has opened up about how his mother's death led to him declaring for Ireland.


Shop worker is beaten unconscious in €25,000 armed raid


A Dublin shop worker was knocked unconscious and about €25,000 of merchandise stolen during a terrifying armed robbery in the capital.


Major search operation underway as part of missing Tina Satchwell investigation


Gardaí are conducting searches in Youghal, Co. Cork in connection with the disappearance of Tina Satchwell earlier this year.


Ryanair threatens to ban second free bag as passengers "repeatedly flout" rules


Customers who break Ryanair's cabin baggage rules are causing summer boarding delays, the airline has said.


'We are with you' - Donald Trump pays tribute as four police officers shot in Florida


A police officer has been shot dead and another gravely injured by gunfire in Florida while another two officers were shot elsewhere in the US state.

Four scams people in rural Ireland are now being targeted with


Rural people and farmers have been warned to be more wary of callers offering to do work at what seems a very cheap rate.


Exit deal on offer to RTÉ staff is not as generous as last time


RTÉ has confirmed it will offer workers a less generous exit package than the last time around, in a new voluntary redundancy scheme to shed 250 staff that is set to open next month.


McIlroy commits to playing in FedEx Cup Playoffs in bid to end winless streak

Rory McIlroy is not prepared to go winless for the first time since 2008 and jets off to New York tomorrow hoping to play all four FedEx Cup Playoffs events after all.

Tomás Ó Sé: Knock Aidan O'Shea on his a*** and you knock the whole of Mayo

I'd say Mayo's players are slowly getting sick to the teeth of this gig now, of listening to us pontificate on their struggles to bridge the gap to '51.

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

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

Irish family still in hospital as holiday became nightmare on Las Ramblas


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

Deepening housing crisis may force students to give up courses, says union


Hundreds of students face putting their college dreams on hold this autumn due to the housing crisis.

Cold case team still hopes to crack crimes that left a nation mystified


The search for the body of missing man Trevor Deely this week focused on an overgrown plot of land in Chapelizod. For the Deely family, who have waited almost two decades for news, it represented a rare development in a case that has so…

Broadcaster won't release gender pay gap data


RTÉ has refused to release details of its gender pay gap because it could be "injurious" and "would not serve the public interest".

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House destroyed in gas blast holds clues to Barcelona attack


It looks like the site of an earthquake - a heap of rubble and tangled wreckage that marks the spot where a two-storey home was destroyed by a massive gas explosion just before midnight on Wednesday.


Lee Keegan returns as Mayo name team to face Kerry

2016 Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan has returned to the Mayo half-back line in place of Paddy Durcan.

Man with Down Syndrome wins €10k compensation after being banned from having sex with wife


A man with Down Syndrome has been awarded £10,000 compensation after social workers banned him from having sex with his wife.

Donald Trump is 'just six Senate votes from impeachment'


Donald Trump is just six Senate votes from impeachment, according to an analyst at a prominent independent think-tank.

Lisa Cannon jets to the Maldives with husband Richard Keatley for second wedding anniversary


Lisa Cannon and Richard Keatley are celebrating their second wedding anniversary in style.

'Tit-for-tat' feud attacks led to brutal double murder in Ballymun


Gardai believe a notorious gang leader involved in a bloody feud in Ballymun ordered the hit that resulted in the double murder of a mother-of-six and an innocent man.


Taylor Swift goes blank on social media, sending fans into frenzy


Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent…

Killian Young replaces Fionn Fitzgerald as Kerry make three changes for All-Ireland semi-final

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has made three changes to his Kerry side for Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final with Mayo with Killian Young replacing co-captain Fionn Fitzgerald at corner-back.

Beyonce and Jay Z pay Irish developer McKillen $90m for LA mansion


Beyonce and husband Jay Z have reportedly closed a $90m deal to buy a mansion in LA’s exclusive Bel Air neighbourhood developed by Dean McKillen, the son of Belfast-born property investor Paddy McKillen.