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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Tragic

This year
Young footballer dies after cup brawl in Germany
The teenager ‘died in hospital as a result of his severe brain injuries’.
Last year
17 dead after days of heavy snow in Japan
Some areas have seen almost a metre of snowfall in 24 hours.
Tributes paid as Gardaí release names of three siblings killed in Tallaght
‘It’s a shock to the community, the whole of Tallaght and the whole of Ireland as well,’ a local councillor said.
Infant boy dies in Roscommon road accident
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage.
Coroner determines actress Anne Heche died due to smoke inhalation and burns
Heche’s vehicle collided with a residence in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles and became “engulfed in flames”.
Irish tourist drowned in a Spanish pool
The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is ready to provide consular assistance to the man’s family who live in the area.
Irishman dies in Bali motorbike collision
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family.
Horrific scenes in Mexico as crowd violence at football match leaves 22 wounded
Chaos unfolded with fans tumbling over each other and others cowering under a shower of furious kicks and punches.
'Reckless' opening of stadium gate caused deadly Cameroon crush
The country’s sports minister has spoken out about the AFCON tragedy.
All time
'Athletics has lost one of its brightest young stars' - tributes paid to the late Agnes Tirop
Thomas Bach and Sebastian Coe led the tributes to the two-time world bronze medallist.
Graham Potter advises people to have Covid jabs after ‘tragic’ death of relative
The Brighton manager revealed his cousin’s husband died last week after contracting coronavirus, aged just 48.
Argentinian Santillan becomes second fighter to die in devastating week for boxing
The 23-year-old passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Town in shock after popular local killed in incident where garda was dragged 500 metres by car
Stephen Marron was assistant sacristan of the local parish and was driving a car which was crashed into by the car dragging the garda.
2016 Olympic champion cyclist left paralysed after crash during training
Germany’s Kristina Vogel says she is slowly coming to terms with her condition after suffering spinal injuries.
Coroner calls for parental vigilance after 10-year-old boy dies from allergic reaction to McDonald's Peri Peri wrap
Maleek Lawal had known allergies to fish, milk (which the wrap contained) and eggs.
Drugs, child abuse and infidelity: The tragic life of Whitney Houston
A new documentary by Kevin Macdonald uncovers how the singer was abused by a relative as a child.
Motorcyclist William Dunlop dies in practice for Dublin race
Dunlop, nephew of motorsport legend Joey, was just 32.
Investigation launched into sudden death of teenager in wake of planned surgery
18-year-old Jessica Sheedy died last week following complications arising from an elective surgery at University Hospital Limerick.
'Everyone is shocked' - Roscommon community reels from death of teenager in tragic accident abroad
19-year-old Stephen O’Gara lost his life in a tragic road accident on the island of Lanzarote at the weekend.
Irish man in his 30s dies while on honeymoon in the Maldives
The cause of the 30-year-old Dublin man’s death is unclear at present.
Pilot falls to his death from helicopter he was flying in Belgium
The accident took place during a parachute display near the city of Liege yesterday afternoon.
'He was the best brother': Tributes paid to young Derry teacher who died in tragic accident in China
Craig Church (27) was from the small town of Portstewart in Northern Ireland.
Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer, nearly 30 injured, in Texas Walmart human trafficking tragedy
The tragedy was discovered after one of the people involved emerged from the truck and asked a passerby for some water.
'He gave us 17 golden years of memories' - funeral takes place of Damola Adetosoye
17-year-old Damola lost his life tragically on Tuesday last after getting into trouble while swimming in the River Shannon.
Seven-month-old baby dies in tragic Tipperary incident
The baby had been airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.
11-year-old dies after falling from theme park water ride in the UK
The incident happened on the Splash Canyon water ride at Drayton Manor.
If ever there was a photo to sum up bank holiday fear, it's this photo of a sleeping girl and her pizza
It me.
British Olympic silver medallist Germaine Mason killed in motorcycle accident
The 34-year-old former high jumper died when his vehicle crashed in Jamaica.
Tributes paid to woman who died in Lough Erne while on family holiday
The woman is said to have fallen into the water while checking the ropes on a boat.
Television presenter reads breaking news report detailing her husband's death
28-year-old Supreet Kaur was presenting a news bulletin on Indian TV when live report detailed the car accident in which her husband had died.
At least 254 dead, including 43 children, as toll from Colombian horror mudslide continues to climb
The deadly landslide, which struck late on Friday evening, resulted from days of heavy rains.
'Paralysed with grief, we have lost one of God's finest creatures' - funeral of Captain Mark Duffy takes place
The funeral service for the Coast Guard helicopter pilot took place this morning in his hometown of Blackrock, Co Louth.
Two men die in separate farm accidents
One man was struck by a tractor and the other was killed when his quad overturned.
Man (70s) dies after being crushed by digger at his home in Co Clare
The accident happened at just after 12pm this afternoon.
Driver who killed mother and injured infant in "micro-sleep" has sentence suspended on appeal
64-year-old Anthony Handley had pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to causing the death of a 31-year-old to her daughter in January 2014.
Tributes paid to three Irish people who died in UK house fire
A woman and two men, all aged in their 60s and 70s, died as a result of the fire.
Canadian woman found guilty of hiding six babies she gave birth to in storage locker
Authorities are unable to determine the causes of the deaths.
South African rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen dies aged 45
The World Cup-winning Springbok scrum-half had been battling motor neurone disease since 2011.
Post-mortem finds Many Clouds's death not linked to an underlying condition
The 2015 Aintree Grand National winner suffered a huge internal haemorrhage.
Stunt actor shot dead during Australian hip-hop band's video shoot
Police are investigating.