Two killed after strong earthquake hits Indonesia’s Java Island

Two people were killed and dozens of homes severely damaged when a strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island last night. The magnitude 6.5 quake struck at 11.47pm local time and was felt across the island, including about 125...

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Thousands of Romanians and European royals turn out for King Michael funeral

Tens of thousands of Romanians joined European royals today to pay their respects to late King Michael as a state funeral got underway in Bucharest. Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947,...

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Celbridge on alert as lucky EuroMillions player wins €500,000

A lucky National Lottery player woke up to a lovely Christmas gift today after scooping €500,000 in last night’s EuroMillions...

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Leicester hoping return of key players will help them win crucial Munster clash

Leicester boss Matt O’Connor has welcomed the return of “world-class operators” Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua for Sunday’s crucial European...

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Emergency accommodation announced for over 100 people before Christmas

Emergency accommodation has been announced for 100 single people along with 24 families in Dublin. The Peter McVerry Trust says...

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Austria’s conservatives strike coalition deal with far-right Freedom Party

Conservative and nationalist parties in Austria have reached a deal on creating a new coalition government that will make 31-year-old...

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Rare sea lion attacks shut down cove in San Francisco Bay

Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove have led authorities to close the popular area to...

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Major Hollywood players start commission for sexual misconduct

Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends...

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Sinn Féin remain wary of robustness of Brexit deal

Sinn Féin says ’nothing is agreed until it is agreed’. The party is still concerned about the robustness of the...

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SIPTU warns care organisations strike could be in the cards

SIPTU has warned that a strike could be on the cards in some of the country’s best-known care organisations. The...

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Ryanair deadlock continues; airline says it cannot meet union until Wednesday

Ryanair and the pilots union IALPA are locked in a standoff, just days ahead of Wednesday’s planned strike. There were...

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses following death of pensioner in Limerick

There is an appeal for witnesses following the death of a pensioner in Limerick yesterday afternoon. Investigations are underway and...

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Ulster Ulster deliver six-try thumping of Harlequins

ULSTER 52 HARLEQUINS 24 Ulster stayed in the race for European Champions Cup qualification by delivering a six-try thumping of...

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Pat McQuaid: Froome’s adverse drugs test ‘a disaster’ for cycling

Former UCI president Pat McQuaid has called Chris Froome’s adverse drugs test “a disaster” for cycling and claimed Team Sky...

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Zinedine Zidane jumps to defence of Karim Benzema ahead of Club World Cup final

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has shrugged off criticism of Karim Benzema ahead of Saturday’s FIFA Club World Cup final...

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Latest: Ryanair tells pilots it cannot meet representatives before planned Wednesday strikes, reports

Update 5.14pm: Ryanair has told pilot unions it cannot meet their representatives before planned strikes in Ireland and Portugal on Wednesday,...

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O’Mahony to stay with IRFU and Munster

Peter O’Mahony will remain in Ireland as he signs a three-year contract with IRFU and Munster. After weeks of speculation...

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Republic of Ireland to play France in friendly next May

The FAI have confirmed that Ireland will face France in an international friendly next year. The Republic of Ireland will...

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Tadhg Furlong agrees three-year contract with IRFU and Leinster

Tadhg Furlong has signed a three-year IRFU contract to remain at Leinster until June 2021. Furlong made his Ireland debut...

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Former Russian minister handed eight-year jail term for taking €1.7m bribe

Russia’s former economics minister has been handed an eight-year prison sentence after he was convicted of accepting a $2 million...

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