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UK believes Kremlin behind prank call to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson


The UK believes the Kremlin was behind a hoax call targeting Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Gardai seal off street in Drogheda after 'suspect device' found


Gardai have sealed off a street in Drogheda after a suspicious device was found this afternoon.


Prof Shane Higgins to be next master of National Maternity Hospital


The next master of the National Maternity Hospital will be consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Prof Shane Higgins.

Gardai plan crackdown on public disorder and underage drinking across Dublin


As Ireland prepares for spells of sunshine this summer, the garda public order unit will be preparing to tackle antisocial behaviour.


UEFA confirm dates for Euro 2020 games at the Aviva Stadium


UEFA have confirmed dates for the four Euro 2020 games to be held in Dublin.

'Tremendous anger and open hostility' - Donald Trump cancels planned summit with Kim Jong Un


U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even after North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site.

Justice Minister denounces Sinn Féin criticisms of the Special Criminal Court


Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has utterly rejected comments by Sinn Féin about judges of the Special Criminal Court - and insisted the Court is vital in the war against terrorists and criminals.

Man due in court today charged in relation to Kerry death


A man is due to appear in at Tralee District Court later today charged in relation to the death of a man in Kerry on Wednesday.

Former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm took part in 'massive con', jury told


FORMER Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm took part in a “massive con” when the bank sent its own money “around in a circle” and disguised it as a €7.2bn customer deposit, a jury has been told.

'When you start off you're told to be as heavy as you possibly can' - Conor Murray on finding his optimum weight


Discovering your optimum performance weight is something every player has to go through, according to Munster and Ireland star Conor Murray.

Provision of documents and cervical smear slides to Emma Mhic Mhathuna and two others is 'critical and urgent', HSE tells court


The HSE today told the High Court it accepted the provision of documentation and cervical smear slides involving three women effected by the cervical check controversy were “critical and urgent.”

LOI Weekly: Kevin Toner and Ger O'Brien discuss St Pats, international call ups and support for players returning from the UK


In to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 77th birthday we have, Kevin Toner who apparently is the only player they come to watch at Richmond Park.


Sweden adopts law saying sex without consent is rape


Sweden has adopted a law requiring people to get explicit consent before sexual contact, otherwise it will be considered as rape.

Ireland's Ed Joyce has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket

Ed Joyce has announced his retirement from all cricket less than a fortnight after realising his dream of playing Test cricket for Ireland.

'We don't catch falling knives' - Ryanair dismisses claims it has 'shown an interest in' Norwegian Air

Ryanair has dismissed reports that it has 'shown an interest' to budget airline Norwegian Air.

Andy Friend confirmed as new Connacht head coach

Andy Friend has been confirmed as Connacht's new head coach on a three-year deal.

Government to enact abortion legislation by end of year in event of 'Yes' vote


The government intends to enact legislation on abortion by the end of the year, if the referendum passes this Saturday.

Floating Voter debates the Eighth with McGuirk and Noone - 'Young men could rebel against Yes'


Young men could rebel against the rise of global feminism by voting to retain the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, a prominent Yes campaigner has warned.


Woman arrested as gardaí seize shotgun during house raid


A WOMAN has been arrested after gardai seized a shotgun during a raid targeting organised crime in Limerick.

Dublin pub offering free pints - but there's a catch

A popular Dublin pub is offering free pints in exchange for a good deed.

Simon Coveney: 'I'm voting Yes for the society I want to pass on to my girls'


TOMORROW I will vote for the type of Ireland I am going to pass on to my daughters. I do not want them to inherit a society from their parents. I want them to take charge of our society as young women and make it their own.

'It will be six months of listening' - Meghan Markle will learn from a senior aide on how to be an effective royal

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Now that the excitement of the royal wedding is dying down, reality has set in for Meghan Markle.

North Korea ‘demolishes nuclear test site’ with series of blasts


North Korea has carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists.

Angela Merkel woos China as Donald Trump poses new trade challenge


China said it would "open its door wider" to German businesses, helping visiting Chancellor Angela Merkel defend free commerce and counterbalance trade threats from US President Donald Trump that are testing transatlantic ties.


Gardaí searching for teenage boy (15) missing for two weeks


Gardaí are searching for a teenage boy who has been missing since May 10.

'Most claims related to injuries from social events' - Cost of insurance doubles for GAA clubs


THE cost of insurance has doubled for GAA clubs in the last five years.

CCTV shows killer Hennessy in car park moments before he abducted tragic Jastine Valdez


This is murderer Mark Hennessy strolling around a south Dublin car park around 30 minutes before he abducted Jastine Valdez.

Two men arrested in connection with seizure of €220k worth of drugs


Two men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of €220,000 worth of drugs.

'Everyone thought the world of him' - Cousin’s tribute to apprentice mechanic tragically killed in farming accident


The cousin of a Fermanagh teenager who died in an accident involving farm machinery says everyone thought the world of him.