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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 workers caught up in Las Ramblas horror attack


A young Irish woman told how her friend was almost run over by the van that wreaked terror in the centre of Barcelona.

Knifeman kills two in attack at Finnish market square


A man with a knife killed two people and wounded at least six in a stabbing rampage in a market square in the Finnish city of Turku yesterday, police said.

WATCH: Incredible street session with Sin a Deir Si and dancer in Ennis

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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.


Five suspects killed in hours following Barcelona atrocity


The Spanish terror suspects had been planning even bigger attacks, police have revealed as they continue a massive hunt for the rampaging van driver who ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona.


Tributes paid to tragic victims as search continues for missing boy (7)


Family and friends have confirmed the death of loved ones following the attack in Barcelona which killed at least 14 people and left many others injured.

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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.


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.

'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.

Man who went to meet girl (14) he groomed online for sex confronted by 'paedophile hunter'


A man who thought he was meeting a teenage girl he had groomed on the internet for sex was instead confronted by a paedophile hunter, a court has heard.


Comment: Why you should pick up the phone and call people in a world filled with WhatsApps and emojis


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OCI refuses to disclose 'not insignificant' fee paid by agent for ticket rights

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The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has refused to disclose how much an agent paid for the rights to sell tickets to games up to 2026.

Murder probe after Irishman (34) dies in Birmingham, another Irishman arrested


Police have launched a murder investigation after an Irishman (34) died from serious head injuries in Birmingham on Monday.


Barcelona timeline: As it happened, the latest events and what we know so far


As more details of the terrorist attack in Barcelona emerge, here is a timeline of the events as they unfolded.

Irish woman charged over bogus fundraiser for boy (4) who died from rare cancer


An Irish woman living in the US has been charged with fraud after allegedly selling fake raffle tickets in the name of a young cancer victim.

Dublin Fire Brigade deliver baby boy in Woodies carpark


Dublin Fire Brigade helped deliver a baby boy yesterday evening in a Woodies carpark on the northside of the city.

Stars pay tribute to TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth


Tributes have flooded in for TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth after he passed away peacefully at age 89.

Steve Bannon to return to Breitbart News after being fired by the White House


President Donald Trump on Friday fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views.


Ballymun latest: Gardai working on '300 lines of inquiry' following double murder

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Detectives investigating this week's double gangland murder in north Dublin have revealed they are working on some 300 lines of inquiry while making a fresh appeal for information.


10 facts you did not know about Bruce Forsyth


Here are some of the lesser-known facts about one of the best-known faces in the history of British broadcasting, Bruce Forsyth.

From Generation Game to Strictly, Sir Bruce Forsyth made his mark on British TV


Sir Bruce Forsyth was one of the most talented, versatile and popular TV entertainers of his generation.

TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89


TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, his family has announced.

Gardai conducting background check into finances of man charged with conspiracy to murder Michael Frazer


Gardai are conducting "background checks" into the finances of a man charged with firearms offences and conspiracy to murder a Dublin man, a court has heard.


Watch: Hundreds march through Barcelona in show of solidarity after terror attack


People in Barcelona are coming together in a show of unity after yesterday's devastating terrorist attack.

Two dead and 'at least' six injured following multiple stabbings in Finnish city


Two people have died and at least six people have been hospitalised following an attack in the Finnish city of Turku.


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.


Barcelona attack: Woman caught up in third terror event after surviving London Bridge and Paris rampages


A woman says she has survived the Barcelona van attack months after also being caught up in the terrorist rampages in London Bridge and Paris.


Michael Barrymore entitled to 'more than nominal' damages over wrongful arrest which 'destroyed career'

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Entertainer Michael Barrymore is entitled to "more than nominal" damages against Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which he says destroyed his career, a High Court judge has ruled.

'Under a third' of funds raised reaches those hit by Grenfell Tower fire


Less than a third of the money raised for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has reached their pockets, new data shows.

Driver banned after being found 79 times over drug-drive limit during motorway crash


A driver who was found to be 79 times over the drug-drive limit following a motorway crash has been banned from driving for three years.


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.

'Some people are foaming at the mouth' - Irish artist behind controversial Donald Trump/KKK cover for The Economist


The Irish artist behind the controversial latest cover of The Economist has admitted he's not a fan of US President Donald Trump.