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Minister dismisses polygraph request over alleged 'sting' to identify Cabinet leak

Minister for the OPW Patrick O'Donovan has broken his silence regarding allegations he was involved in a 'sting' operation to reveal who was leaking details from the Cabinet. The alleged leaks are regarding Katherine Zappone’s potential appointment as a special envoy. Minister O'Donovan was put on the spot live on...
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Who Is Shane Lowry’s Wife?

Who is the 2019 Open Champion married to? Let’s take a look. Shane Lowry is married to Irishwoman Wendy Honner and the pair have a two-year-old daughter together named Iris. They met on a “random night out” in 2012 and got married in New York in 2016 in the week after The Masters after the Irishman proposed on a beach in Dubai in 2014.
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South Dublin burglary gang used to plan raid on dead person’s home

A south Dublin burglary gang have been using obituary website to plan raids on the empty homes of people who have recently passed away. The gang reportedly aimed to strike one home while the family members were at the funeral and out of the house. The Irish Independent reports...
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The One Tragedy That Changed Jared Leto Forever

Jared Leto has enjoyed tremendous success in his life, not only in his career as an actor, but also as a musician and rock star. Not very many artists can boast about having an Oscar and fronting one of the 21st century's most popular rock bands, as Spin has argued. And Leto has managed to keep both careers going strong concomitantly. He and his bandmates released Thirty Seconds to Mars' first album, "30 Seconds to Mars," in 2002, just two years after Leto knocked the wind out of all of us with his performance in Darren Aronofsky's "Requiem for a Dream." The band's successful second album, 2005's "A Beautiful Lie," came out around the time he was sharing the screen with Nicolas Cage in "Lord of War" and with John Travolta, James Gandolfini, and Salma Hayek in "Lonely Hearts."

Hotel Occupancy Rates And RevPAR Increased Year-On-Year In Ireland In August, According To STR

Hotel occupancy rates and revenue per available room (RevPAR) increased year-on-year in Ireland in August, according to hotel industry market data company STR. As reported by The Irish Independent, despite the overall year-on-year increase in hotel occupancy rates and RevPAR in Ireland last months, levels in Dublin in particular remain well below those recorded for August of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

When is Just Mustard playing The Academy and how can I get tickets?

Just Mustard is set to play The Academy as tickets will go on sale this week. Tickets priced at €20.50 including the booking fee go on sale this Friday at 10 am. Comprised of vocalist Katie Ball, guitarists David Noonan (also backing vox) and Mete Kalyon, bassist Rob Clarke and drummer Shane Maguire, Just Mustard has been steadily building a reputation as one of Ireland’s most thrilling new bands.

Ireland’s cyber security branded ‘a joke’ at Oireachtas Committee hearing | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

30,000 obsolete Windows 7 computers in the HSE is only “one risk of many” facing Ireland’s health service, a government minister with responsibility for cybersecurity has told an Oireachtas Committee. inister of State Ossian Smyth was answering criticism from Committee members that Ireland’s cyber-security is “a joke” after new figures...

Tánaiste rejects calls for three-year rent freeze over concern for landlord incomes

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has rejected calls for a three-year rent freeze, saying a “balance” must be struck between regulating costs and protecting income for landlords. Earlier this year, the Government introduced measures to tie rent hikes to the rate of inflation, but the inflation rate has since reached a 13-year high of three per cent.

US To Lift COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Travel Bans On Air Passengers In November For Those Who Are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 And Undergo Testing And Contact Tracing

The United States has announced that it will lift COVID-19 pandemic-related travel bans on air passengers in November for those who are fully vaccinated against the virus and undergo testing and contact tracing. As reported by, coronavirus response coordinator for President Joe Biden Jeffery Zients told reporters that the...

Ryder Cup 2021: Who is Shane Lowry's wife Wendy Honner?

The Irishman will take to Whistling Straits this week as part of Pádraig Harrington’s European team for the 2021 Ryder Cup. Ahead of the mammoth event, here’s more on Shane Lowry’s wife Wendy Honner, and their two children. Lowry selected for Team Europe’s 2021 Ryder Cup team. Irish golfer Shane...

This Is How Much Britney Spears Really Made On The X Factor

Britney Spears is one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, and for good reason, too. She's won numerous awards over the years, had a successful Las Vegas residency, and has had more chart toppers over the years than anyone can count. But through all of her ups and downs — including her much-discussed and controversial conservatorship — Spears says that at the end of the day, she's just "like everybody else," especially when it comes to her day-to-day life. She told Harper's Bazaar back in 2011: "I'm pretty normal, you know? Like I said, the type of day I love is just like everybody else's."

Dundalk hit by COVID-19 outbreak ahead of FAI Cup replay

Dundalk have suffered a major set-back ahead of Tuesday night's FAI Cup quarter-final replay with Finn Harps. Four members of the Lilywhites squad have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Irish Independent, a fifth player was forced to miss Friday night's game. Vinny Perth's side are scheduled to welcome...

Bill Murray's 8 Biggest Roles: 'ghostbusters,' 'caddyshack' And More

A look at Bill Murray's biggest roles from "Ghostbusters" to "Caddyshack" and beyond as he celebrates his 71st birthday. Six definitive films: The ultimate beginner's guide to Bill Murray. Standing somewhere in between the world of independent and mainstream filmmaking, Bill Murray is an ironic, coolly detached cultural icon who...

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry UNLIKELY to be paired together at Ryder Cup

European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has hinted he will not be pitting his Irish compatriots Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy together in either the fourballs or foursomes at Whistling Straits. There has been much talk on the predicted pairings since Harrington completed his team with wildcard picks Lowry, Ian...

Why Peter Solomon From The Lost Symbol Looks So Familiar

You don't hang around Robert Langdon very long without finding yourself wrapped up in some kind of mystery. That's true again in the latest adaptation of one of author Dan "Da Vinci Code" Brown's novels, the Peacock series "The Lost Symbol." This version stars a young Langdon (Ashley Zukerman), journeying across Washington, D.C. to locate his kidnapped mentor Peter Solomon and unravel a plot that could threaten the entire country.

Three major reasons why Dundalk have collapsed this season

Former Dundalk manager Shane Keegan outlined a number of areas where he believes the club have contributed to their own downfall this season. It has been reported that Dundalk are of interest to an Irish consortium that may look to purchase the club from Peak6 if the American owners decide to sell.

Pamela Uba Crowned First-Ever Black Winner of Miss Ireland 2021

According to the Irish Times, Uba arrived in Ireland 19 years ago, when she was only 7. She originally comes from South Africa and lived in direct provision, according to the Irish Times. With time, she completed her medical-science degree in Galway, Ireland, and is now set to graduate from Trinity College Dublin with a master’s degree in clinical chemistry, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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Sally Rooney’s new novel is now the most reviewed book of all time.

We’ve run the numbers over at Book Marks and it’s now official: with 67 professional reviews (and counting), Sally Rooney’s all-conquering third novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You, is the most reviewed book of all time*. Yes, in less than two weeks, it’s garnered more reviews than Jenny Offill’s Weather...