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12-year-old boy dies as car he was driving collides with lorry

A 12-year-old was killed after the car he was driving crashed in the Republic of Ireland. The car, which belonged to the boy’s parents, collided with a lorry near the village of Adare, County Limerick, just before 02:00 local time on Friday. Wiktor Chojecki, whose parents are understood to be Polish, was alone and driving […]

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Customs dog sniffs cocaine worth €3.1 million at Dublin port

Cocaine with an estimated street value of €3.1 million has been found in a vehicle at Dublin Port. Customs dog James found the class A drugs in a refrigerated unit after a vehicle was stopped as part of a Revenue Customs Service and the Gardaí (Irish police) investigation. Gardaí said the operation is targeting transnational […]

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Two men bring corpse to post office in attempt to collect pension

A dead man was brought to a post office in Ireland, in an attempt to collect his pension in one of the most bizarre incidents. The shocking incident in which the deceased male was propped up by two other men happened at the post office on Staplestown Road in Carlow town. Staff at the post […]

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European Union to compensate Ireland €920 million to ‘mitigate impact of Brexit’

The Republic of Ireland is to receive €920 million from a European Commission fund which is designed to “mitigate the impact of Brexit”. The Brexit Adjustment Reserve is available to all European Union (EU) member states “while ensuring a strong concentration on those most affected”. The commission said Ireland is the biggest beneficiary and the […]

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Ireland: Dead shark found in River Erne sparks ‘concern’

A shark carcass discovered in the River Erne earlier this month is a “cause for concern”, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. It is believed the fish, discovered by the public on 17 September at Belturbet, was a small spurdog shark measuring about one metre in length. The agency said it might have been “caught at […]

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Business Tech

Ireland fines Facebook’s messaging service Whatsapp $267 million for breaching EU privacy rules

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission on Thursday fined Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp a record $267 million. The privacy watchdog increased an existing fine for breaking data protection law after European regulators complained it had been too lenient. Ireland is the home of the regional headquarters of major tech players — including Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter. […]

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Man survives 12 hours in icy waters off Ireland surrounded by a group of dolphins

A 24-year-old man off the coast of Kerry, Ireland where he was surrounded by dolphins during his 12-hour ordeal. The man is being dubbed as ‘frostbit boy’. Ruairí McSorley was evacuated by the Fenit Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteers on Sunday. While officials described him as “hypothermic”, McSorely himself was feeling “100 percent” after […]

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Thousands of racehorses slaughtered in Britain and Ireland

Thousands of racehorses are being sent to slaughterhouses in Britain and Ireland, an investigation aired on BBC has claimed. Freedom of information requests revealed that 4,000 former racehorses were slaughtered in Britain and Ireland since the beginning of 2019. Most, but not all, were trained in Ireland. Animal Aid, which has long campaigned for an […]

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Sports

Conor McGregor defeated after breaking leg at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier

Irish boxer Conor McGregor was defeated for the second time in two fights after breaking his leg at UFC 264 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The 32-year-old was stopped after the first round against former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier. Replays showed his ankle rolling over as he stepped backwards seconds before the end […]

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2 Spanish, 1 Irish national abducted and killed in Burkina Faso ambush

Three Europeans abducted near a nature reserve in eastern Burkina Faso have been killed. Two Spanish journalists and an Irish national were a part of an anti-poaching patrol that was ambushed by gunmen near Pama Reserve on Monday. Burkina Faso government officials confirmed their deaths on Tuesday. A local soldier was also abducted, but his […]

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‘Deeply concerning scenes’: Violence in Northern Ireland enters sixth consecutive night

Northern Ireland witnessed violence for the sixth consecutive night as unionists and nationalists clashed with police and each other. Unrest first broke out last week amid rising tensions relating to Brexit and unionist anger over a decision by police not to prosecute leaders of the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein for allegedly breaking coronavirus restrictions […]

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Violent clashes erupt in Northern Ireland for third straight night

Violent clashes in Northern Ireland erupted over the weekend amid increasing tensions in a region historically plagued with sectarian violence. Sunday marked a third night of disorder in the cities of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, where police were targeted with petrol bombs and cars hijacked and set alight. The clashes involved children as young as 12, […]