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Ireland players to wear black armbands in respect of football fan who tragically drowned

Ireland players will wear black armbands this evening in respect of a supporter who lost his life in a tragic incident in the Danish city of Copenhagen.

University at centre of potential data breach after USB stick 'goes missing'

A leading university has experienced a potential data breach after a USB stick containing “confidential” details of up to 900 students went missing.

'He may have been watching from the bushes' - mum of young woman stabbed at isolated bus stop

A petition to relocate a West Dublin bus stop has been supported by the mum of a young Co. Meath woman, who was stabbed during a mugging on Saturday evening.

'Let me be clear, you did not win' - woman reads powerful statement to sex offender jailed for 17 years

A Limerick woman who addressed her rapist in court has said he “forever messed with my mind” and his “warped version of love equals pain” stayed with her all her life.

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'I can't get my head around why someone would do this' - tall ship docked in Ireland hit by vandalism


Gardai have launched an investigation into the vandalism of a tall ship docked in Co Louth at the weekend.


'We never anticipated that he would be able to do what he does' - Jacob Stockdale's dad on Ireland's prolific winger

Jacob Stockdale's father and grandfather were in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday to see the Ulster winger score his 12th Ireland try in 14 internationals in spectacular form.


Tinder rapist left victim feeling 'sad, scared and suicidal', court hears

A SOFTWARE engineer who raped a woman he met on Tinder told her that he "found her attractive and had got carried away", a court heard.


Sex offender who raped 13-year-old girl in a graveyard jailed for 17 years

A man has been jailed for 17 years after he raped a 13-year-old girl in a graveyard and continued a sexual relationship with her having manipulated her and isolated her from her friends.

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne charged with sexually assaulting woman on train


Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train.


Seriously ill woman wrongly told she did not have faulty gene likely to be 'isolated incident' - Health Minister


Health Minister Simon Harris has said the case of a seriously ill woman who was wrongly told she did not have a faulty gene which increased her odds of cancer is likely to be “an isolated incident”.


Key Brexit report on Northern Ireland should be published 'without delay' - Taoiseach

A key document outlining all the areas of North-South cooperation under the Good Friday Agreement that are under threat due to Brexit should be published, EU Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has insisted.

Brothers of injured Sean Cox thank people of Liverpool for 'unbelievable' support after 'life changing' attack


Two brothers of Irishman Sean Cox, who suffered life-changing injuries following an attack at a Liverpool match earlier this year, have thanked the city’s people for their “unbelievable” support.


Dashcams insurance plan could be scuttled by strict data regulations on footage

Proposals to use dashcams fitted in cars as a means of promoting road safety - and even potentially identifying fraudulent insurance claims - could be scuttled by strict data regulations.

Woman (21) fighting for life after falling out of window of well-known Dublin hotel after 'row'

A young woman is fighting for her life after she fell from the second floor window of a well-known Dublin hotel.

'Bed blockers' left in hospital as families dodge Fair Deal

New rules are needed to clamp down on families trying to dodge the Fair Deal scheme and leave their elderly relatives in hospital beds.

Care assistant claimed fear of soiled nappies was a disability


A care assistant who claimed his phobia of soiled nappies constituted a disability has lost a discrimination case against his former employer - a voluntary organisation for people with disabilities.

Unregulated lenders use loophole to give loans through retailers like Harvey Norman, Mothercare and Argos

Unregulated and unauthorised lenders are openly operating in Ireland, providing credit to consumers via retailers like Harvey Norman, Mothercare and Argos.

May warns Tory rebels ousting her could delay Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned Tory rebels that a change of leadership could delay Brexit as she faces a battle to cling to power in the coming days.

'Eoghan's tolerance is continuing to improve' - new trial for sufferers of peanut allergy


Clodagh O Donovan spent years living in fear that her son Eoghan would accidentally eat a peanut hidden in a slice of a home-made cake or brownie and develop a life-threatening reaction.


Gardaí appeal for information on missing girl (16)

Gardaí in Tallaght are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16 year old Donna Marie Maughan, from Tallaght, in Dublin.

Sunday, Nov 18

Irish short 'Stigma' is one step closer to Oscars stage after prestigious award

Irish short film Stigma is one step closer to the Oscars stage after it won the prestigious Grand Prix Irish Short Award at the Cork Film Festival.

Female arrested after woman seriously injured in fall from window at well-known Dublin hotel

A WOMAN has been arrested after another woman was seriously injured following a fall from a hotel window.

Nursing homes to be phased out in the next 20 years - Jim Daly

Nursing homes will be entirely phased out within the next 20 years and replaced by retirement villages, Minister for Older People Jim Daly has said.

Joe Schmidt hails 'super' Johnny Sexton and brushes off All Black suggestion that Ireland are World Cup favourites

Joe Schmidt stopped short of insisting that Johnny Sexton should be crowned World Rugby's Player of the Year at the end of the month, but he did hammer home just how important the out-half is to Ireland.

Saturday, Nov 17

Inspirational Ireland secure a first-ever win over the All Blacks on home soil in a thriller at the Aviva

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said that the winner of this game could justifiably claim to the world’s best team and, while they remain No 2 on the rankings, Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are top of the world.

Victoria Smurfit's daughter (14) praised for bravely opening up about losing her sight on Late Late Show

Victoria Smurfit's daughter has been praised by viewers for opening up about being diagnosed with an eye condition which eventually leads to blindness.

Uncovered: Special report on hate crimes in Trump's America to reveal a divided country and expanding white nationalism

Sonya King, a black Muslim woman was delivering food in Atlanta when her first customer of the day, Rick Painter (54), grabbed her head covering, pulled her inside his home and began to choke her with it.

Probe into whether selling counterfeit cigarettes 'a cover' in father-of-one's murder

Gardaí investigating the murder of street trader Clive Staunton are probing whether his involvement in the lucrative counterfeit cigarette market may have led to his death.

Friday, Nov 16

Football fan left scarred following brutal attack at Ireland's international friendly


A Northern Ireland football fan has told how he was viciously attacked by hooded men while on his way to the Irish International friendly at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday night.

Pictured: Father-of-one (50) shot dead in latest killing linked to vicious gangland feud

A 50-year-old has become the 19th victim of the Hutch-Kinahan feud after being shot twice in the head in a Co Kildare housing estate.

How the draft Brexit treaty affects us - the key Irish issues

The so-called 'Irish question' emerged at the centre of the Brexit negotiations, and the draft treaty agreed this week deals extensively with several key areas. Here we break down what the treaty says about key Irish issues, including the…

Residents win battle to block Healy-Rae pub plan

Michael Healy-Rae has been refused planning for apartments in a vacant public house in Tralee.

Thursday, Nov 15

Theresa May vows to 'see Brexit plan through': 'I am going to get the best deal for Britain'

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said that leadership "is about making the right decisions, not the easy ones".

Tánaiste: Mrs May will now need to be 'tough' if Brexit deal is to survive

TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney has said the British Prime Minister Theresa May will need to be “tough, resilient and persuasive” in the days ahead if the Brexit deal is to survive.

Theresa May has turbulent day of high-profile resignations and backlash

EMBATTLED UK prime minister Theresa May has had a turbulent day of high profile ministerial resignations and backlash against the deal.

'Major win for Ireland' as Brexit deal agreed

A Brexit deal that ensures no hard Border on this island has been hailed as a major victory for Ireland.

Wednesday, Nov 14

'A decisive step... but difficult days ahead' - Theresa May wins cabinet battle as draft Brexit deal backed

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May has won the battle within her Cabinet to secure support for a Brexit deal with the EU.

Proposed Brexit deal will be put to Dáil vote - Taoiseach

THE proposed Brexit deal will be put to a vote in Dáil Éireann, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced.

DUP will vote against Theresa May's Brexit deal over fears it could lead to break-up of UK

Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal has the potential to break up the United Kingdom because it will treat Northern Ireland differently, DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has said.

'I have left my husband and daughter to care for disabled mother, I'm at my wits' end'

Full-time carer Bernie O'Reilly says she's at her "wits' end" trying to care for her aging mother, who is blind and a double-leg amputee.