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Last year
# Midterms
US Democrats close in on Senate majority as counts continue
Midterms traditionally deliver a rejection of the party in power but Republicans did not perform as well as expected.
All time
# Mark Kelly
Former astronaut takes Senate seat previously held by John McCain
Mark Kelly is the husband of former Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
# Leitrim
Man whose dangerous driving left friend in vegetative state jailed for 40 months
Mark Kelly sustained serious injuries in the crash and has not regained consciousness.
# Disappointment
'It's unfortunate it didn't go the distance - that's the heartbreaking bit'
Mark Kelly made his Irish debut in April 1988 – when he faced current Bosnia coach Mehmed Bazdarevic.
# versipel
RTÉ has released a full version of that glorious promo music
Music to our ears.
# Team news
Power starts as Shefflin named on bench for Kilkenny's clash with Galway
Kieran Joyce comes in at number 5, with Padraig Walsh switching to midfield.
# Justice Committee
Guards being able to investigate guards is 'questionable' - GSOC chief
Simon O’Brien said that the organisation’s remit should be “fundamentally reset” so it can “actively seek resolutions to issues and provide feedback to gardaí to bring about change”.
# Rout
Stunning second-half sees Kilkenny ease past Waterford
3-15 after the break was enough for the Cats to reach the quarter-finals.
# cats meow
Kelly and Hogan goals see Kilkenny home against Galway
Brian Cody’s men were nine points clear at one stage before a late fightback from The Tribesemen.
# Abortion
Restrictive Irish abortion law 'could be rejected by Europe'
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties says Ireland must provide “accessible procedures” to figure out if abortion is legal.
# Young Scientists
Irish Young Scientist winners share top European prize
Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly from Synge Street CBS are among three top prizewinners at the EU Contest for Young Scientists.
# Reform
Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention
Interest groups have welcomed the latest reports that draft proposals on the makeup of the convention are imminent – as long as there is sufficient consultation.
# Young Scientist
‘Many-body problem’ simulation wins Young Scientist crown
Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly’s work may help astronomers predict how objects might travel in outer space.
# Giffords
Will injured US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords run for reelection?
Giffords has had her first TV interview since she was seriously injured in January’s shooting, speaking clearly but haltingly.
# Gabrielle Giffords
Giffords speaks fluently in first TV interview since shooting
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gives her first major interview since surviving a point-blank assassination attempt 10 months ago.
# Giffords
Recovering Giffords to attend astronaut husband's retirement ceremony
The congresswoman who was near-fatally shot in January is married to Mark Kelly, the commander of the last mission of space shuttle Endeavour in May.
# Glasto
Glasto gallery: Bono leads huge singalong as protesters scuffle with security
U2 performed a career spanning set, while the crowds were greeted with: “Hello Glastonbury, from the International Space Station”…
# Gabrielle Giffords
Giffords discharged from hospital five months after shooting
The Arizona congresswoman had spent five months in various hospitals, but will still require intense daily therapy.
# Gabrielle Giffords
Revealed: First pictures of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords since near-fatal shooting
The first images of the Arizona representative since the shooting in January were posted to her Facebook page earlier today.
# space shuttle
Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission
Endeavour’s final mission ends safely – just as Atlantis is rolled out to a launch pad ahead of the last ever Shuttle mission.
# Goodbye
Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time
Endeavour is now on its way back to Earth after completing NASA’s construction efforts on the International Space Station.
# Endeavour
Endeavour crew prepares for shuttle's final flight home
The NASA shuttle is set to undock from the International Space Station later tonight and begin the long journey back to Earth.
Endeavour astronauts cut spacewalk short at ISS over breathing precautions
Today’s spacewalk was halted early, but yesterday’s was a massive success. Endeavour astronauts installed a cosmic ray detector on the International Space Station.
# Good News
Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery
Astronaut Mark Kelly says an operation on his wife’s skull has gone successfully – from the International Space Station.
# Endeavour
Endeavour shuttle docks at International Space Station
The shuttle’s six-person crew is delivering a €1.4bn particle physics detector to the ISS and will carry out four spacewalks during their mission.
# space shuttle
NASA: Endeavour liftoff delayed until next week at the earliest
The launch of Endeavour’s final mission, originally set for last Friday, won’t take place at least until next Tuesday.
# NASA Launch
NASA delays Endeavour shuttle launch - again
Friday’s launch was postponed until Monday because of technical problems, but NASA now says it will not go ahead tomorrow and no new date has been set.
# Endeavour
Endeavour flight delayed until at least Monday after technical issues
The event had been keenly anticipated given that congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head last year, was due to see her husband Mark Kelly lead the space mission.
# Space
Gabrielle Giffords' husband to head NASA space mission (Video)
Astronaut Mark Kelly will return on Monday to his training for a space mission to the International Space Station.