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Minister releases report detailing five potential options for future of Tuam site

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Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone has published a report detailing five potential options for dealing with the future of the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway.

What is Oumuamua? Huge object that flew past Earth 'could be alien spacecraft' - say scientists

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A huge object that flew past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists have said.

WATCH: Have-a-go hero chases down and confronts bike thief in Dublin

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A cyclist filmed the moment he chased down a bike thief after catching him robbing a bike in County Dublin.

Bangladesh authorities questioning wife of New York bomb suspect - police

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Police in Bangladesh are questioning the wife of Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi man U.S. authorities say set off a pipe bomb in a crowded New York City commuter hub, two senior police officials in Bangladesh said on Tuesday.

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Garda investigating shooting in which baby, mum and teen were injured arrest woman (23)

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Gardai investigating a triple shooting in west Dublin have recovered a firearm and arrested a woman.


Suspect in NYC subway bombing wrote 'Trump you failed to protect your nation' on Facebook' say prosecutors

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A Bangladeshi immigrant arrested over a New York subway bombing blamed President Donald Trump for the botched suicide mission that he said he carried out for the Islamic State group, authorities said as they brought federal charges against…


Two men (30s) arrested in connection with cash-in-transit robbery

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Two men have been arrested in connection with a cash-in-transit robbery in Co Meath.


Driver pulled passenger from his taxi and threw her on the ground


A TAXI driver hauled a passenger from his car and threw her to the ground after she complained about the cost of a fare and said "f**k you" to him.


Man spots himself in the background of his fiancée's childhood photo

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They say we all cross paths with the person we ultimately settle down with before meeting them, but one couple have been able to pinpoint the exact moment that happened - with pictorial evidence.

Donald Trump's latest mission? Sending a man back to the moon

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Donald Trump has said he wants to send man back to the moon - and on to Mars.

Family of suspected NYC subway bomber 'saddened by attack, outraged at how law enforcement handled situation'

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The family of a man accused of setting off a pipe bomb in a crowded New York City subway corridor have said they are heartbroken and deeply saddened by the suffering the attack has caused.


Pensions timebomb: Workers will have to pay 5pc of salary in new scheme - OECD

Workers face paying 5pc of their salary from their 20s onwards to help defuse the pensions timebomb, which has left Irish people with some of the worst entitlements in the developed world.

Irish woman impaled her finger with a knife in a horrific case of 'avocado hand'

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A young Irish woman impaled her finger with a knife in a horrific case of 'avocado hand'.


Pictured: 'Amateur' bomber who targeted New York commuters

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A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on Monday morning, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted…


Father who killed his baby son 'was jealous' - heartbroken mum tells inquest

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The mother of a baby boy who was unlawfully killed at the hands of his father said her former partner had been jealous of their son.

Monday, Dec 11

WATCH: Terrifying moment 4x4 driver lost control on black ice on Donegal road this morning

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Jason Hamilton from Donegal recorded the moment his 4x4 Landrover lost control on black ice this morning as he attempted to bring his partner to work.

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

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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.

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

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

Sunday, Dec 10

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

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

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,…

'God knows what it's like to be betrayed and in this case crucified' - Priest tells mourners at funeral of latest feud murder victim

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The funeral of the latest suspected victim of the Kinahan/Hutch gangland feud took place in Dublin's north inner city yesterday under the watch of armed gardai.

Victoria's Secret: A new level of sexy, or just the same old Carry On?

The first person I bumped into in the new Victoria's Secret store on Grafton Street was not a 6ft model with sparkling angel wings strapped to her back. It was a middle-aged man in a North Face jacket. He was on his hunkers, rummaging…

Saturday, Dec 9

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

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

South Dublin residents 'outraged' at advertisement seeking tenants to share house with serial rapist

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Residents of a south Dublin suburb are outraged after a landlady advertised a bedroom without telling potential tenants they would be housemates with serial rapist Michael Murray.

City traffic brought to a standstill by Luas - before it even opens

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Rush-hour commuter chaos is anticipated in Dublin city after two traffic-halting pinch points were identified during a trial run of the cross-city Luas.

Children are being traumatised by gangs and armed gardaí on their streets, says SVP

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Gangland violence is having a detrimental impact on children's mental health as drug cartels take hold of Irish communities.

Friday, Dec 8

You've been saying it wrong all along - here are the 30 most misused phrases in the English language

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New research has revealed the 30 most commonly misused phrases... ever.

Garda and teen gunman hit in shoot-out during raid on suspected 'drug deal depot'

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A teenager fired a number of shots at gardaí - injuring one officer - as they mounted a raid on a suspected 'drug-dealing depot' in a north Dublin suburb.

Six travel hacks for the holidays - including free children's flights


You don't have to wait for the January sales to nab a travel bargain. Here are six of the best offers available this week.

Thursday, Dec 7

'Early morning meeting possible' as talks continue on new Brexit text

"Progress is being made" and an early morning meeting is expected as talks on a new text aimed at meeting Irish demands to avoid a hard border after Brexit continue, a spokesman for the EU Commission has said.

Met Éireann now issue snow and ice weather warning nationwide

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

Watch: This garda stole the show at a Christmas lights event with his amazing singing

Garda Sean O'Mahoney serenaded the crowd at a Christmas lights event in Athy with his stunning rendition of 'Hallelujah'.

'Social media is bad for your mental health': Star Wars actress

'Star Wars' actress Daisy Ridley has said social media is "highly unhealthy for people's mental health".