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# Death

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Pogues frontman and songwriter Shane MacGowan has died aged 65
The influential musician, songwriter and singer was best known as the lead singer of the Pogues.
The singer died in the early hours of this morning surrounded by his wife and family
President Higgins said his songs "connected Irish people all over the globe to their culture"
'One of music’s greatest lyricists': Tributes paid to 'genius' Shane MacGowan
Tras Honan, the first and only woman to serve as Seanad Cathaoirleach, dies aged 93
Honan was a senator between 1977 and 1992 and was elected Cathaoirleach twice.
Last month
November 2023
Joss Ackland - best known for his movie 'bad guy' roles - has died age 95
Ackland’s most famous villain was the corrupt South African diplomat in Lethal Weapon 2.
Former US first lady Rosalynn Carter dies at the age of 96
Rosalynn was the wife of former US president Jimmy Carter
This year
Actor Matthew Perry found dead at his home, aged 54
The actor, who played Chandler Bing in Friends was discovered at his Los Angeles home.
Former Chinese premier Li Keqiang dies aged 68 following heart attack
China’s foreign ministry said it “deeply” mourned Li’s “tragic passing”.
Poet and Nobel laureate Louise Gluck dies aged 80
In 2020, she became the first US poet to be awarded the Nobel prize for literature since TS Eliot in 1948.
Former England and Man City star Francis Lee dies
The former striker, who also had a spell as club chairman, has passed away at the age of 79.
David McCallum, star of The Man From U.N.C.L.E, has died aged 90
McCallum also had a role in more recent years as the eccentric medical examiner in the popular NCIS.
Man (29) charged with murder of a man in Cork City
Florence O’Sullivan died at Cork University Hospital on 6 April.
Paedophile former football coach Barry Bennell dies in prison
The ex-Crewe Alexandra coach was serving a 34-year sentence after being convicted of a number of child sex offences.
Rescuers in race against time as Morocco earthquake death toll rises to 2,862
A number of foreign nations have offered to send to aid to the country.
Two men in PSNI custody after fatal stabbing in Castlederg on Saturday
Conor Browne, aged 28, died from injuries sustained following a stabbing incident on the Main Street of the town.
Ex-aide of Israel far-right MP held over Palestinian's murder
A suspect in the shooting had acted as spokesman to a member of parliament from the far-right Jewish Power party.
Bomb at political rally kills 40 and wounds 150 in Pakistan
Associated Press video showed wounded people being carried from the scene in the chaotic aftermath of the explosion.
Motorcyclist dies following crash with car in Wicklow
The collision happened at Castleruddery Lower, Donard, shortly after 11am.
Legendary US singer Tony Bennett dies aged 96
Bennett had been living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
British man in Cyprus convicted of manslaughter of terminally ill wife
David Hunter (now 76) was tried for the premeditated murder of his 74-year-old wife Janice.
Coroner says it is 'an outrage' that Pfizer executive could not attend inquest due to threats
Dr Ellsbury was called to attend the inquest investigating the death of Joseph McGinty (14) of The Valley, Achill Island, Co Mayo.
Body found at Donegal cliffs may be man from Northern Ireland facing drugs charges
It is believed the deceased man may have been due to go on trial over a multi-million euro drug seizure later this year.
Man (40s) dies following accident at cliff in Cape Clear Island
A search and Rescue operation was carried out involving the Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 and Baltimore’s RNLI lifeboat.
Man in 40s dies at Glastonbury Festival after ‘medical incident’ at 4am
The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious, police said.
One killed and several injured after rollercoaster derails in Stockholm
Police said seven people, both children and adults, were admitted to hospital after the accident.
Two-time Oscar-winning actress turned Labour MP Glenda Jackson dies age 87
Jackson ‘died peacefully’ at her home in Blackheath, south-east London, her agent said.
Gardaí investigating after woman's body discovered at residence in Roscommon
The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.
Disgraced entertainer and convicted sex offender Rolf Harris dies aged 93
His case caused widespread revulsion in Britain and his homeland Australia, where his television programmes were watched by millions of children.
Irish rally driver James Fulton to return for first time since death of Craig Breen
He will partner Kris Meeke during the Rally of Portugal in the second-tier WRC2.
Remains of missing Australian man found inside two crocodiles
The 65-year-old victim had gone fishing on Saturday in the far north of Queensland in crocodile-infested waters.
Harry Belafonte, US singer and civil rights activist, has died aged 96
The singer and humanitarian is best known for his signature hit the Banana Boat Song.
'Rest in peace champ': Tributes paid to talented Irish boxer (20s) who died in Sligo car crash
Oran Gethins (23) died in a crash close to his home in Co Sligo.
Defence Forces member dies following parachuting accident in Spain
The Defence Forces confirmed that the member was off duty at the time of the accident.
Dental records identify man whose body lay in Cork house for over 20 years
Tim O’Sullivan was discovered last Friday.
Former Cameroon and PSG player Modeste M'Bami dies aged 40
The late star’s agent confirmed the news.
Last year
Irish tourist dies after falling from train in Thailand
The man was identified as 45-year-old Patrick Ward who arrived in the country yesterday.
Indian police say Russian who died after allegedly criticising Ukraine war 'likely fell to his death'
The politician reportedly said in the summer that a Russian missile bombardment on Ukraine was ‘terrorism’.
Investigation continues into death of man in Co Louth in 'unexplained circumstances'
The man, aged in his 40s, was discovered with serious injuries on Thursday.
Young Kilkenny man struck and killed by train in New Jersey
The tragic incident happened last Thursday.
Finglas shooting is latest incident in tit-for-tat feud between 'Mr Flashy' gang and rivals
The man shot last night is a close associate of the gang leader.
Gardaí launch investigation after body of man found in house in Cork
The body of the man was discovered yesterday.
Murder investigation launched after man dies following serious assault in Antrim
A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.