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# Heartbreaking

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Kolbe and Dupont shine as Toulouse beat Ulster in a thriller
South African winger scores two tries on a night when Ulster cough up a 12-0 first-half lead.
'I still hardly believe this is happening': Limerick star Shane Dowling forced to retire aged 27
Dowling has had three surgeries on knee injury suffered in 2017.
14-year-old Leah from Meath nailed her Britain's Got Talent live semi but failed to make it through
A star is born.
Gary Woodland plans to play in Masters following 'heartbreaking' loss of unborn child
The world number 35 and his wife tragically lost one of their unborn twins last week.
Sharon returned to Ireland on Catastrophe and it turned into a heartbreaking episode
Welcome to spoilertown.
Australians warned about Valentine's Day romance scams that target lonely older people
Romance scams cost victims more money than any other form of cheating.
'It's very hard to relate with anybody': Leinster's Hayden Triggs on the loss of his daughter
The Kiwi second row has spoken about the devastation of losing his young child and how it is now the driving force behind his every performance.
Robin Williams' widow has described "the terrorist inside my husband's brain"
At the time of Williams’ death in 2014 he was suffering from a form of dementia known as Lewy body disease.
This dad found a heartbreaking detail in his son with autism's homework
“Never have five letters cut me so deep.”
Irish couple on the difficult choice they faced after their baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality
Michelle and Vin Manley spent three hours with their son before he died – but they say there’s no right decision for couples faced with the same decision as they were.
There is no room to bury people shipwrecked off Greece as crossing numbers continue to rise
United Nations figures show that more than 218,000 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October.
A heart-melting video of a man singing to his dying wife is going viral
They’ve been married for 73 years.
These exes sat down to ask each other honest questions and it was so tense
Tense with a side of heartbreaking.
Waterford husband dies just hours after his wife after 59 years of marriage
Waterford man Mattie Stafford died “of a broken heart” on Tuesday, just hours following his wife Bridie’s passing.
Karen Buckley's family: 'The last face she saw was of that cold-blooded cowardly murderer'
Karen’s father John gave an emotional statement outside court this afternoon.
How the English media reacted to their 'brutal' semi-final defeat
The FA’s director of women’s football said she hoped the tournament would still represent a breakthrough moment.
Hull relegated amid emotional scenes after TWO goals disallowed against United
Newcastle’s 2-0 victory over West Ham consigned the Tigers to the Championship.
Stray dog is finally adopted, adorably refuses to eat alone ever again
6 beautiful but devastating nature photos that you must see
Warning: Some people may find some of the images distressing.
Michael Keaton putting his speech away is the saddest Oscars moment
We can’t watch :(
'No matter what anyone says to you, you're a mammy and a daddy now'
TDs are once again being asked to legislate for terminations for medical reasons.
Heartbreaking final broadcast as news anchor tells viewers of his fatal condition
In an emotional goodbye the news anchor informs viewers he is suffering from ALS.
Dad with cancer writes funny, lovely obituary before death
Is it dusty in here?
Liverpool let three-goal lead slip leaving Suarez in tears and title bid in tatters
The Reds were unable to hold out for a win despite controlling large parts of the game at Selhurst Park.
"I'll miss my kids"... Two heartbreaking new anti-smoking ads featuring the late Gerry Collins
The hard-hitting ads are being broadcast to mark National No Smoking Day, in accordance with Gerry’s and his family’s wishes.
'You've got to be able to defend until the end' laments Joe Schmidt
The Ireland coach had no complaints about the veracity of the All Blacks’ late try.
VIDEO: Stunning documentary of a cancer fighter hopes to inspire
Jill Brzezinkski-Conley wants to show women they can feel good about their bodies, regardless of how they look.
A life unlived: 35 years of slavery in a Magdalene Laundry
One woman tells the story of her mother who was sent to a Laundry in Dublin at the age of 16 – and died there at the age of 51.
“We are devastated. We are heartbroken.” Families grieve for Jill Meagher
A statement has been issued by the McKeon family.