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Busgate Part 2: Joe Schmidt fumes as Ireland arrive late to third test after getting stuck in Sydney traffic

Ireland's preparations for their series decider against Australia were disrupted after getting delayed in heavy Sydney traffic ahead of today's final test.

'The pictures clearly show no damage' - Irish customers furious over car rental company 'unfairly keeping deposits'

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A businessman who hired a car from rental company Green Motion has hit out at how it retained his deposit, as photographs appear to show no damage was done to the vehicle.

'I think this is my favourite forecast I’ve ever written' - Even Met Éireann are excited as Ireland is set to be hotter than Algarve

Ireland will be hotter than the Algarve and the Canaries next week, with temperatures potentially soaring to a sizzling 29C.

Making it in the USA: How five Irishmen helped produce one of the biggest wins in the history of American rugby

Irishmen helped build the American railroad and the Empire State Building, and now they doing their bit to mark USA out on the world rugby map.

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'The two of us stood there crying. But he had an impact on me' - Catherine Fulvio on emotional encounter that caused her to overhaul her lifestyle

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RTE chef Catherine Fulvio has revealed a recent emotional encounter with one of her fans has caused her to overhaul her lifestyle.

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Passengers urged to check flights as air traffic strike causes chaos for holiday-makers

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Passengers have been urged to check their flights as an air traffic control strike causes chaos for thousands of holiday-makers.

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Irish Rail increasing security on Dart after threat by drivers

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Irish Rail is increasing security to unprecedented levels on the Dart service amid mounting concerns over anti-social behaviour.

Man accused of rape told tourist she would be 'cut into little pieces' during violent attack - court hears

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A man accused of the violent rape of an American tourist in a Dublin park allegedly threatened the woman that she would be "cut into little pieces", a court heard.

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Women can sleep better with sexual predator Nevin off the streets - and social media dating sites

Detectives who questioned sexual predator Patrick Nevin about the rape of one woman and sexual assault of two others, all within 11 days, say he was "a grand lad to deal with".

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Prominent dentist and his barrister daughter spared jail for unlawfully exporting unregulated cancer medicine

A PROMINENT dentist and his daughter, a qualified barrister and former vice chair of the Employment Appeals Tribunal, have been spared jail sentences for unlawfully exporting unregulated cancer medicine.

WATCH: Shocking moment stolen van is driven into pedestrian in 'targeted attack'

A pedestrian suffered "nasty injuries" when a stolen van was driven at him in a "targeted attack", police have said.

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Missing female tourist (43) last seen leaving accommodation over a month ago

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A female tourist who has been holidaying in Ireland has been reported missing.

Dublin GAA club 'overwhelmed' with support' in wake of fire that destroyed equipment

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A north Dublin GAA club say they are overwhelmed by how members of their local community have rallied to help them in the wake of a devastating fire that destroyed some of their equipment.

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WATCH: Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane comically write-off Russia as they identify potential World Cup winners

The Ireland management duo of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane appeared together on the ITV panel for the Brazil v Costa Rica game and they didn't disappoint as they served up some brutally honest and comical comments.

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'The fight is far from over' - Hillary Clinton gives impassioned speech in Dublin

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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an impassioned speech about the merits of democracy during a special visit to Dublin.

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Tickets to see Pope Francis at Croke Park are all gone - here's how you could still see him during his Irish visit

TICKETS to see Pope Francis at Croke Park in August have been entirely snapped up already.

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'If my children die, I will hold the council responsible' - family given 12 hours to remove mobile home

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A judge granted Cork Co Council an injunction for the removal of a large mobile home from a housing estate after its installation sparked

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'I'm so happy we did it because life is too short' - Couple say 'I do' after groom receives terminal cancer diagnosis

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A Dublin couple exchanged vows last week after the groom was diagnosed with terminal cancer seven months ago.

Irish Rail to 'immediately deploy' additional security to Dublin northside services

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Irish Rail have promised to increase security on northside Dart services from this evening.

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Credit Union handed largest ever fine for 'exposing the savings of members to risk'

A CREDIT union in Kilkenny has received the largest ever fine for a lender in the sector.

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Wife of murder victim Mikolaj Wilk set to accompany his body to Poland

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THE body of murdered gardener Mikolaj Wilk (35) is expected to be repatriated to his native Poland within 48 hours.

Dart drivers fear for lives as 'bandits' attack trains

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Dart drivers have threatened to shut down half the rail line over fears for their safety due to terrifying attacks by thugs in Dublin's "bandit country".

Thursday, Jun 21

WATCH: Touching moment piano player wows commuters at Irish train station

Commuters at Connolly station were left tapping their toes as they waited today, as a woman played a touching piano ensemble before her train arrived.

Gardai raid seven properties in investigation into brutal murder of gardener

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GARDAI have raided a series of properties and seized a number of vehicles as part of their investigation into the brutal murder of gardener Mikolaj Wilk (35) in Cork.

Trial of childminder accused of causing serious harm to baby collapses

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The third trial of a Cavan child-minder accused of causing serious harm to a baby has collapsed at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Witness tells murder trial she 'heard men laughing' before victim was run over by car

A witness has told a murder trial that two men attacked and then held the deceased up as a car drove into him.

Wednesday, Jun 20

Young man who said he only stabbed his mother to 'set her free' is convicted of murder

A YOUNG man who said he only intended to set his mother free because of the cruelty of life has been convicted of her murder after stabbing her in the head with a broken kitchen knife.

Former Anglo CEO David Drumm sentenced to six years in prison

ANGLO Irish Bank’s disgraced former CEO, David Drumm, has been jailed for six years for his part in a €7.2bn plot to defraud the markets during the 2008 financial crisis.

'I did not intend to kill her... I intended to set her free' - young man accused of killing his mother

A young man charged with the fatal stabbing of his mother said he only intended to "set her free" because of the cruelty of life

Tinder rapist served time for subjecting ex-girlfriend to terrifying ordeal, killing dogs with bannister rail

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A quick glance at Patrick Nevin's Tinder profile suggests a man who loved his body art, and kept himself fit.

Tuesday, Jun 19

'The whole community is in pain' - tributes paid as man (30) killed and two injured in tragic road crash

A tight-knit community is "shocked and saddened" after a local man was killed and two others were injured following a tragic car accident.

Software engineer who admitted sex attacks on women he met on Tinder recently settled €60k personal injuries case

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CONVICTED rapist Patrick Nevin seven months ago settled a €60,000 personal injuries claim in the Circuit Civil Court but at the time could not be identified due to outstanding rape and sexual assault charges against him to which he pleaded…

'Ingenious' Garda work in 'sting' operation got phone thief to admit rape

A Meath man convicted of raping a woman he met on dating app Badoo was caught through "ingenious detective work" on the part of investigating gardaí, a court has heard.

Bridge crash victim (30) and injured friends 'on way home' when tragedy struck

One man was killed and two others were injured after their car slammed into a stone bridge in an early-morning crash.

Monday, Jun 18

'It would leave one speechless...it is appalling' - Undercover filming reveals evidence of long-term illegal dumping at huge facility

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An undercover investigation into illegal dumping across Ireland has revealed that huge amounts of waste have been left in authorised sites.

Amazon announce 1,000 highly skilled tech jobs for Ireland

Amazon has announced 1,000 tech jobs for Ireland over the next two years.

Gardai questioning teenager in connection with death of pensioner in suspected hit-and-run

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GARDAÍ are conducting a forensic examination of a car and questioning a teenager in connection with the death of a pensioner in a suspected hit and run in Cork.

Half of first-time buyer home loans are being refused

Just 455 home loans have been approved under a Government scheme set up to help first-time buyers access cheap credit.