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2022
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The latest attempt to re-establish powersharing in Stormont just failed
Sinn Féin has urged the DUP to back the election of a speaker to deliver energy support payments.
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Benn-Eubank Jr fight officially postponed after failed drug test
Promoters Matchroom and Wasserman announced that Saturday’s bout at the O2 in London is off.
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Stormont parties warned of ‘bleak outlook’ even with return of proper Executive
Party leaders met with the head of the Northern Ireland civil service at Stormont Castle today.
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Norwich v Leicester clash postponed due to Covid-19 cases and injuries in Canaries squad
The Premier League fixture was supposed to take place on New Year’s Day.
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Dublin Marathon cancelled for the second year running
‘There are still too many unknowns to be confident that we could provide a safe event,’ said race director Jim Aughney.
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'No return of house parties anytime soon', Taoiseach insists
“House parties have been very problematic” in terms of spreading the virus, he said.
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The annual White House shamrock reception has been cancelled
Leo Varadkar will still meet with Donald Trump but the usual reception will not take place.
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Dyche rubbishes Tarkowski to Liverpool link as a 'bizarre rumour'
The Reds have been linked with a move for the Burnley defender in January.
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No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border
Questions have been raised about the level at which the Irish government is prepared for a no-deal Brexit.
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'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan
Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman Timmy Dooley had suggested that the procurement process should be halted in order to ‘review’ the tender.
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Lady Gaga cancels remainder of European tour citing 'severe pain'
The singer suffers from fibromyalgia, a condition which can cause severe pain all over the body.
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Man City give up on signing Mahrez as Leicester refuse to lower £95m asking price
The Premier League leaders had been willing to pay up to £65 million for the Algerian.
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An Bord Pleanála overturning decision for Liffey Valley expansion
The application was refused on grounds of inadequate public transport access and potential congestion impact on the M50 and other roads.
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Ryanair says no to on-board wi-fi, transatlantic routes - and flights from Waterford
The airline’s communications chief said he is still asked when it will return to the troubled airport.
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'Incompatible like oil and water': Fine Gael rules out Sinn Féin coalition
Enda Kenny came under fire this week after comments he made suggested he was opening the possibility of Fine Gael going into government with Sinn Féin.
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Mexican President cancels US trip over border wall row with Trump
The escalating war of words over who would pay for the proposed border wall hit breaking point.
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Katie Taylor's NY dream on hold after promoter 'threw his absolute toys out of the pram'
The Bray boxer was set to fight in Madison Square Garden on St Patrick’s weekend.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers postpone this week's Dublin gigs
The shows in the 3Arena have been called off as the lead singer Anthony Kiedis has the flu.
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'They were crying on the bus home': Students upset after being cut from TV3 Toy Show
The pupils spent six hours waiting to go on air, and didn’t realise they were cut prematurely until afterwards.
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Dublin hotel cancels launch of new extreme right-wing party which had been planned for tomorrow
The National Party had previously released a statement announcing its launch at a renowned Dublin hotel tomorrow afternoon.
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There's a fake news site claiming a Harry Potter spin-off is filming in Waterford
And they “need a large number of extras”.
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Australian opposition blocks marriage equality vote due to divisive debate it would cause
The Labor Party says the debate surrounding a referendum could be harmful to those in same-sex relationships and their families.
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Donald Trump is cancelling his trip to Ireland
The presumptive GOP nominee was due to visit next week.
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Gardaí shoot down new rostering proposal
GRA leadership have said that pay restoration is now its number one priority.
# emissions scandal
VW set to buy back cars in the US but won't be launching scheme in Ireland
The company is set to announce its plans to compensate customers in the United States later this morning.
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Female Air France crew can opt out of Iran flights to avoid having to wear headscarf
Air France management claims the request is standard for most airlines when flying to Iran.
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He's out: Joe Biden is NOT running for US president
The US vice president has decided not to challenge Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
# fly another day
Pierce Brosnan stopped at airport after trying to bring knife on a plane
The Navan born actor was stopped by security.
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European cities are banning cars for a day ... but Ireland's not getting involved
Limerick did so in 2014.
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The Killarney music festival has been cancelled
More than 70 bands were due to play to a crowd of 36,000 over two nights
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After John Delaney's ring around, politicians decide NOT to quiz him over FIFA payment
The decision was taken by the Oireachtas Transport Committee in private session this morning.
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One Direction insist that they're not splitting up
“We don’t know where that came from because we’ve got loads of stuff going on”.
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Sean FitzPatrick trial: jury discharged as judge sets a new trial date
The jury has been discharged in the trial of the former Anglo boss after seven weeks of legal argument.
# Holi-dáil
The Dáil will NOT be recalled next week
The government has come under pressure to recall TDs next week.
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Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo
An Bord Pleanála said it wasn’t satisfied that the area was suitable for the development.
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It's 'not possible or appropriate' to adjourn all repossession cases
Thomas Byrne hoped the courts might halt all repossession cases in light of the government’s planned reforms.
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'A major distraction': It looks like there'll be no Royals at the 1916 centenary
A junior minister pretty much confirmed it won’t be happening last night.
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Students to protest over school's cancellation of homophobic bullying workshop
Transition year students at Coláiste Eoin in Dublin are planning to wear rainbow flags on their school crests.
# mercy killing
Serial rapist will now NOT be euthanised, says Minister for Justice
The rapist had repeatedly asked that the state help him end his life due to “unbearable” psychological suffering.
# Fabricated
'I don't know where it came from' - POC quashes French move rumour
The Ireland captain laughed off speculation of a transfer to join James Coughlan and Simon Mannix at Pau.