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'Tit-for-tat' feud attacks led to brutal double murder in Ballymun

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'Tit-for-tat' feud attacks led to brutal double murder in Ballymun

- Detectives have been probing whether a number of tit-for-tat attacks in the 36 hours before Wednesday's double shooting led to the gangland murders. One teenager was slashed in the face while the home of an innocent family was shot up in the violent incidents linked to a drug dispute in the area. Gardai are understood to have gathered excellent quality CCTV footage of the gunmen from Wednesday's attack
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Steve Bannon to return to Breitbart News after being fired by the White House

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Steve Bannon to return to Breitbart News after being fired by the White House

- Bannon was a force behind some of Trump's most contentious policies, including a travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority nations, and has fought with more moderate factions inside a White House riven with rivalries and back-stabbing. Trump, seven months into his term in office, has become increasingly isolated over his comments following white supremacist violence in the Virginia college town of Charlottesville last Saturday
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Man (56) in 'critical condition' after being found injured, gardaí appealing for information

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Man (56) in 'critical condition' after being found injured, gardaí appealing for information

- Man (56) in 'critical condition' after being found injured, gardaí appealing for information A man is in a critical condition after being found injured in Co Wicklow.
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Beyonce and Jay Z pay Irish developer McKillen $90m for LA mansion

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Beyonce and Jay Z pay Irish developer McKillen $90m for LA mansion

- While the deal has yet to be publicly recorded, the Los Angeles Times reports that it will be the most-valuable transaction to have been conducted this year in Los Angeles County, topping the $85m sale of billionaire movie and music mogul David Geffen’s compound in Malibu. In an additional coup for the McKillen family, the sale of the 30,000 square foot property was handled by Dean’s brother, Tyrone, in his capacity as a broker with Hilton & Hyland, the leading LA real-estate agents and luxury homes specialists
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Watch: Hundreds march through Barcelona in show of solidarity after terror attack

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Watch: Hundreds march through Barcelona in show of solidarity after terror attack

- The video below shows people applauding after a moment’s silence that was held to honour the victims. Gordon Toal (29) from Co Dublin has been living in Barcelona for the last five years. He spoke about the atmosphere in Barcelona today. Gordon lives on a street connecting to Las Ramblas, where the attacks happened. He was at work one street over when the attack unfolded and spoke about what happened
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Dublin Fire Brigade deliver baby boy in Woodies carpark

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Dublin Fire Brigade deliver baby boy in Woodies carpark

- At around 7pm, a couple travelling on the Malahide Road were forced to cancel their trip to hospital after realising their baby boy wasn't waiting around. Pulling into an adjacent carpark near Woodies, the husband rang 999 informing them that they needed immediate assistance. Fire crews from Kilbarrick station, with support of the ambulance service, soon arrived at the scene and successfully delivered a healthy baby boy
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Murder probe after Irishman (34) dies in Birmingham, another Irishman arrested

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Murder probe after Irishman (34) dies in Birmingham, another Irishman arrested

- The 34 year-old believed to be from Co Louth was taken to hospital but died on Monday (14 August). A forensic post mortem has revealed he died as a result of his head injuries. Daniel Fitzpatrick, aged 26, also from Ireland, was arrested and charged with the attack last month. He is currently remanded in custody. Officers are appealing for information and are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time
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Irish woman charged over bogus fundraiser for boy (4) who died from rare cancer

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Irish woman charged over bogus fundraiser for boy (4) who died from rare cancer

- Tracey Jacqueline Weir (35), originally from Co Tyrone, allegedly sold fundraiser tickets in a number of Irish bars and restaurants in the Yonkers area of New York. The fake raffle was to be 'held' at an Irish community centre for the late Nolan Scully (4), who died from a rare cancer in February this year. Police released a statement saying they arrested Weir after the Aisling Irish Community Center notified them that no such event was due to take place
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Key Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon has been fired by the White House

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Key Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon has been fired by the White House

- President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday, the White House announced, ending the turbulent tenure of a rabble-rousing conservative media entrepreneur and political activist who was a darling of Trump's base.
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Man to go on trial after being charged with murder of young mother found dead at her home

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Man to go on trial after being charged with murder of young mother found dead at her home

- Man to go on trial after being charged with murder of young mother found dead at her home The partner of a young woman charged with murder after she was found with fatal injuries has been sent forward for trial.
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Ballymun latest: Gardai working on '300 lines of inquiry' following double murder

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Ballymun latest: Gardai working on '300 lines of inquiry' following double murder

- Speaking at a press briefing at Ballymun garda station this afternoon, Chief Supt Lorraine Wheatley said that extra armed units have been deployed to the area in the wake of Wednesday's shocking gun killings. The senior garda also confirmed that a handgun and semi-automatic firearm are being technically examined as part of the investigation. The post-mortems of Antoinette Corbally (48) and Clinton Sheridan (30) were completed yesterday, the results of which will not be released for operational reasons
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Irish the most travelled nation on earth, new data reveals

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Irish the most travelled nation on earth, new data reveals

- Research looking at overseas and domestic holiday bookings since 2014, and calculated per head of population, found people living in Ireland to be the most travelled. Australia and New Zealand ranked second and third in the data, published by Hostelworld, the online hostel-booking platform. Hostelworld's 10 most travelled nations (per capita) Ireland Australia New Zealand England Canada Netherlands Switzerland Scotland Sweden Denmark Overseas trips from Ireland plunged during the post-Celtic Tiger recession, but have been steadily picking up since 2011, according to the Central Statistics Office
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Our kids miss out on heart-pounding thrills if we run away from the issue

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Our kids miss out on heart-pounding thrills if we run away from the issue

- While there have always been children who aren't sporty, this man was talking about children who would like to run, but don't know how. GAA coaches up and down the country, he said, are concerned. At the local scout troop where I volunteer, we spent a recent summer evening teaching six- to-nine year olds how to play skipping ropes. How could they have gotten to this age without knowing the thrill of it? They didn't know
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Soldiers in line for a pay rise of up to €6,000 a year

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Soldiers in line for a pay rise of up to €6,000 a year

- The new rates are expected to be announced today by Defence Minister Paul Kehoe and comes amid growing unrest within the military over pay. Over the past few years, hard-hit soldiers have qualified for family income supplements because they could not survive financially on their wage packets. A long commute to work for many soldiers, arising from the closure of some barracks, has added to the financial hardship, according to Pdforra
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TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

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TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

- The statement read: "It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children. "A couple of weeks ago, a friend visited him and asked him what he had been doing these last eighteen months. "With a twinkle in his eye, he responded "I've been very, very busy
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Martens looks for retrial after jurors' 'social media posts'

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Martens looks for retrial after jurors' 'social media posts'

- A motion filed in the US alleges that certain jurors posted about the trial on social media, as well as giving press interviews, which pointed to "juror misconduct". After a month-long trial in Davidson Superior Court, North Carolina, Martens-Corbett (33) and her father Thomas Martens (67) were convicted of second-degree murder by a jury of nine women and three men. Both were sentenced to 20 to 25 years in prison following the verdicts on Wednesday last week
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Frankfurt and Dublin make bankers feel wanted in battle for Brexit jobs

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Frankfurt and Dublin make bankers feel wanted in battle for Brexit jobs

- Frankfurt, along with Dublin, is emerging on top in the battle to draw highly-paid banking jobs - and the tax revenue that they bring - away from London before Britain's departure from the European Union in March 2019. Germany has favoured a subtle approach, with Chancellor Merkel saying little if anything in public on what is a sensitive issue at home
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Hundreds march through Barcelona in show of solidarity after terror attack

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Hundreds march through Barcelona in show of solidarity after terror attack

- The video below shows people applauding after a moment’s silence that was held to honour the victims. Gordon Toal (29) from Co Dublin has been living in Barcelona for the last five years. He spoke about the atmosphere in Barcelona today. Gordon lives on a street connecting to Las Ramblas, where the attacks happened. He was at work one street over when the attack unfolded and spoke about what happened
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  • WATCH: Anger after anti-immigrant senator wears a burka in parliament
    WATCH: Anger after anti-immigrant senator wears a burka in parliament

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    Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle garment for more than 10 minutes before taking it off as she rose to explain she wanted such outfits banned on national security grounds. "There has been a large majority of Australians (who) wish to see the banning of the burka," said Ms Hanson, an outspoken fan of President Donald Trump, as senators objected
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Sports

  • Ireland's hopes of a World Cup semi-final dashed by powerful French side
    Ireland's hopes of a World Cup semi-final dashed by powerful French side

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    Ireland’s start was always going to be crucial but it was as disjointed as it has been in all three of their games, only this time it was against a vastly superior French side who didn’t offer up any second chances. It leaves Ireland facing a rematch against their pool rivals Australia in a runners-up play-off at the Kingspan Stadium next Tuesday – a game that frankly neither team wants to be involved in
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Business

  • Sean Quinn bets on gambling as he returns to business
    Sean Quinn bets on gambling as he returns to business

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    It is his first significant commercial venture since the dramatic fall of Quinn Group and his own subsequent bankruptcy. After emerging from bankruptcy in 2015, Mr Quinn is now free to go back into business. The QuinnBet website and app offers gambling across a range of sports, including horse and greyhound racing, soccer and GAA. The company describes itself as Ireland's and the UK's newest online sports book provider, with an online casino set to launch in the coming weeks
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Technology

  • Judgement reserved over Alan Shatter's alleged data breach
    Judgement reserved over Alan Shatter's alleged data breach

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    A HIGH Court judge has reserved judgment on former Justice Minister Alan Shatter's challenge to a finding his live TV disclosure of information concerning Independent TD Mick Wallace was done in breach of his statutory duties under the data protection act.
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Health

  • Mourners at brave mum's funeral urged to wear purple to symbolise fearless cancer battle
    Mourners at brave mum's funeral urged to wear purple to symbolise fearless cancer battle

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    Brave mum Aundrea Bannatyne will be laid to rest at a celebration of her life next Monday, where guests have been asked to wear purple to symbolise her fight against pancreatic cancer.
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Family & Parenting

  • Teenager is charged with assault on his 10-week-old baby daughter
    Teenager is charged with assault on his 10-week-old baby daughter

    , independent.ie

    A special sitting of Clonakilty District Court, in west Cork, heard yesterday that the baby suffered the injuries at her home in Louth in March. The young child was continuing to receive round-the-clock care at Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin, the court was told. The 18-year-old accused man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested by gardaí in Mayfield, on the north side of Cork city, earlier yesterday morning
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Society & Culture

  • Ballymun murders: Tracker placed on car of Derek Devoy days before murder of his sister and friend
    Ballymun murders: Tracker placed on car of Derek Devoy days before murder of his sister and friend

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    Detectives believe criminal Derek 'Bottler' Devoy (37) was the individual that two gunmen were targeting when they opened fire at a property on Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun, at 4pm on Wednesday. However, Devoy managed to flee over the back garden wall after dropping a young toddler he was holding. Tragically, his sister and mother-of-six Antoinette Corbally-Devoy (48), as well as his friend Clinton Shannon (30), were fatally wounded
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Beyonce and Jay Z pay Irish developer McKillen $90m for LA mansion
    Beyonce and Jay Z pay Irish developer McKillen $90m for LA mansion

    , independent.ie

    While the deal has yet to be publicly recorded, the Los Angeles Times reports that it will be the most-valuable transaction to have been conducted this year in Los Angeles County, topping the $85m sale of billionaire movie and music mogul David Geffen’s compound in Malibu. In an additional coup for the McKillen family, the sale of the 30,000 square foot property was handled by Dean’s brother, Tyrone, in his capacity as a broker with Hilton & Hyland, the leading LA real-estate agents and luxury homes specialists
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Education

  • Gender gap linked to girls 'being much more engaged' at early age
    Gender gap linked to girls 'being much more engaged' at early age

    , independent.ie

    The better performance by female candidates in the exam can be traced back to when they are much younger and were more likely to engage in activities such as music, drama or dance classes. The class of 2017 continued the familiar pattern of girls doing better than boys in the Leaving Certificate, according to a gender breakdown of results from the State Examinations Commission
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Farming

  • Kerry farmer charged with murder of elderly neighbour sent forward for trial
    Kerry farmer charged with murder of elderly neighbour sent forward for trial

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    A farmer charged with the murder of a Kerry neighbour using a teleporter agri-machine has been sent forward for trial at the Central Criminal Court.
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Travel & Recreation

  • Barcelona: Is it safe to travel? Can I cancel my trip?
    Barcelona: Is it safe to travel? Can I cancel my trip?

    , independent.ie

    than a dozen people have been killed and over 100 injured by a rampaging van driver in Barcelona. There have also been incidents in Cambrils. "Irish citizens are advised to exercise extreme caution and follow all of the advice of the local authorities," according to the Department of Foreign Affairs travel advisory for Spain. In the wake of the attacks, people were advised to stay away from Las Ramblas
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Law & Crime

  • Teenager is charged with assault on his 10-week-old baby daughter
    Teenager is charged with assault on his 10-week-old baby daughter

    , independent.ie

    A special sitting of Clonakilty District Court, in west Cork, heard yesterday that the baby suffered the injuries at her home in Louth in March. The young child was continuing to receive round-the-clock care at Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin, the court was told. The 18-year-old accused man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested by gardaí in Mayfield, on the north side of Cork city, earlier yesterday morning
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Media & Information

  • Martens looks for retrial after jurors' 'social media posts'
    Martens looks for retrial after jurors' 'social media posts'

    , independent.ie

    A motion filed in the US alleges that certain jurors posted about the trial on social media, as well as giving press interviews, which pointed to "juror misconduct". After a month-long trial in Davidson Superior Court, North Carolina, Martens-Corbett (33) and her father Thomas Martens (67) were convicted of second-degree murder by a jury of nine women and three men. Both were sentenced to 20 to 25 years in prison following the verdicts on Wednesday last week
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Science & Nature

  • Rainfall warning in place for five counties as Hurricane Gert approaches
    Rainfall warning in place for five counties as Hurricane Gert approaches

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    Don't forget your umbrella and rain-jacket as Hurricane Gert is set to bring unsettled weather to many parts of Ireland over the coming days. Met Eireann has issued rainfall warnings until 4pm today for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. They said in a statement: "Showers will merge at times to give longer spells of rain with some heavy or thundery downpours giving rainfall totals of 30 to 40 mm and the risk of spot flooding
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Life & Style

Motoring

  • Stunt driver dies after motorcycle crash on Deadpool 2 movie set
    Stunt driver dies after motorcycle crash on Deadpool 2 movie set

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    Witness Sharmina Kermalli said she had just walked into a Starbucks next door to where the accident happened when she heard a loud crash. She ran out of the coffee shop and saw glass still falling on the body of the woman. A crumpled motorcycle was seen lying on its side at the location of the accident near Vancouver's waterfront. Officers are at the scene and investigators with WorkSafeBC, the provincial workplace safety agency, are also looking into the crash
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Real Estate

  • Peek inside upscale apartment in the Jameson mansion home on the market for under €1m
    Peek inside upscale apartment in the Jameson mansion home on the market for under €1m

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    Sutton House, formerly the heart of an international whiskey empire, was one of Ireland's most extravagant private residences. The 40-room mansion was constructed as the Dublin seaside retreat of the Jameson distilling family, who were otherwise based at Fitzwilliam Square.
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