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Gardai enhance patrols on city streets in wake of latest gangland killings - Garda Commissioner

Irish Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan has said gardai are liaising with Spanish police as part of their investigations into Dublin's bitter gangland feud.
Gardaí had 'no intelligence' suggesting attack would take place at hotel
Gardaí fear 'cycle of revenge' may lead to more shootings
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Sinn Féin promises extra annual holiday to mark 1916 Rising

Irish Examiner - ‎10 hours ago‎
Sinn Féin say it has been a long-standing policy of the party to abolish the Special Criminal Court but it says that red-line issues for the party are scrapping water charges and property taxes.
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Ten killed in German train crash

RTE.ie - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ten people were killed and at least 81 injured when two passenger trains collided head-on at high speed in isolated countryside in southern Bavaria.
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Woman plunges 60ft from balcony on to display bed in John Lewis store

BreakingNews.ie - ‎3 hours ago‎
A woman has had a lucky escape after plunging over the side of a balcony in a John Lewis store and landing on a display bed. The incident happened at the department store in Cheadle on Monday, with police and ambulances called to the scene at around ...
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UN condemns North Korea rocket launch and pledges new sanctions

Irish Independent - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The UN Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology.
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New Hampshire primary: Most polls close after a day of intense campaigning

Washington Post - ‎26 minutes ago‎
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Most polls have closed in New Hampshire, after a day of voting in this state's crucial presidential primaries - and after more than a year of campaigning, which ended with a pair of outsider candidates holding big leads in both ...
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Israeli forces demolish ten Palestinian homes in the West Bank

Al-Bawaba - ‎10 hours ago‎
Israeli forces on Tuesday demolished more than 10 Palestinian homes and structures in the village of Khirbet Tana east of Nablus, where residents have lived in an area declared as an Israeli military "firing zone" for decades.
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Iraq's troubled finances slow efforts to rebuild Ramadi

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
BAGHDAD Strain on Iraq's budget from falling oil prices is delaying the removal of Islamic State explosives in Ramadi and the restoration of basic services needed for displaced civilians to return to the western city.
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Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes | Reuters

Firstpost - ‎2 hours ago‎
HONG KONG Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during clashes that erupted in the Chinese-ruled city when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst violence since pro-democracy ...
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999 workers vote to hold 12-hour work stoppage

RTE.ie - ‎1 hour ago‎
999 operators at the Emergency Call Answering Service belonging to the Communications Workers' Union are to hold a 12-hour work stoppage within the next few weeks.
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Miriam Lord: Enda's fairytale visit to south Dublin

Irish Times - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The group of young mothers in the non-Fine Gael alcove were absolutely livid. As the cream of the party's South County Dublin crop tried to contain their excitement at the imminent approach of Enda, the women had been content to ignore them and ...
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Concern over 'culture of inappropriate expense claims' at UL

Irish Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has expressed concern over a “culture of inappropriate” expense claims at University of Limerick.
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Appeal to locate teenager missing from Dublin

RTE.ie - ‎6 hours ago‎
An appeal has been issued to trace 14-year-old Jason Collins who has been missing from Swords, Co Dublin since 2 February. Jason is described as being 1.61m (5'5") in height of slim build with brown hair and dark eyes.
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Former Anglo director saw nothing improper about ILP deposits

Irish Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
A former Anglo director has told the trial of four senior bankers accused of conspiring to mislead investors that he was acting under the direction of his former CEO David Drumm when he approached Irish Life about an interbank loan of €7bn.
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Rental crisis intensifies with just 3600 properties available nationwide

Irish Independent - ‎16 hours ago‎
The rental crisis has intensified after the number of properties nationwide available for rent hit a 10-year low. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email.
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Global markets: Wall Street inches lower, Europe shares plunge for second day straight

Irish Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, DAX board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, February 9. Reuters/Staff/Remote.
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Airline bromance: IAG's Walsh explains his 'grudging admiration' for rival Ryanair's O'Leary

Irish Independent - ‎8 hours ago‎
Michael O'Leary, chief executive officer of Ryanair Holdings Plc., Europe's biggest discount carrier, and Willie Walsh, chief executive officer of International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (IAG), the parent of British Airways PLc.
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Hackers offer Irish employees at Apple up to €20000 for their private user details

JOE - ‎9 hours ago‎
Employees at Apple in Ireland have been offered up to €20,000 to sell their private log-in details to hackers. One employee, speaking to Business Insider, asked not to be identified before revealing how a lot of hackers are trying to get hold of Apple ...
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Take gorgeous photos in Firewatch and print them in real life!

Irish Examiner - ‎12 hours ago‎
Firewatch is out around the world today and early reviews make it sound like a must play title for those who are interested in a good story in their games.
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Everything you need to know about Far Cry Primal summed up in 5 minutes

Irish Independent - ‎9 hours ago‎
Whether you've been keeping up with all things Far Cry Primal or not, this video fills you in on everything you need to know. Share.
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Dying Light: The Following review: Zombie vaulting meets vehicular homicide

PCWorld - ‎10 hours ago‎
When last we left Dying Light [SERIOUSLY, SPOILERS], bland-everyman-hero-guy Kyle Crane had leaped across hundreds of rooftops, hacked apart thousands of zombies, and finally thrown mercenary villain Kadir “Rais” Suleiman off the top of a skyscraper.
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Jeremy McConnell praises Stephanie Davis for opening up about attempted suicide

TV3.ie - ‎5 hours ago‎
Jeremy McConnell has praised Stephanie Davis for opening up about her overdose during an emotional chat on Loose Women. The ex-Hollyoaks actress appeared on the chat show in what was her first TV interview since leaving the Celebrity Big Brother ...
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Tame Impala, Underworld take bite of Forbidden Fruit

RTE.ie - ‎6 hours ago‎
Australian psychedelic rockers Tame Impala and British dance legends Underworld have been revealed as two of the headliners for June's Forbidden Fruit music and arts festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
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Former contestant Rylan dismisses suggestion The X Factor needs a 'rest'

Irish Examiner - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Rylan Clark-Neal has said The X Factor needs to “get back to what it was”. The former contestant, who finished fifth in the 2012 series of the ITV talent show, dismissed the idea the Simon Cowell programme needed “a rest”.
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One Direction slammed by Matt Healy

TV3.ie - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 1975 rocker blasted Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson for getting their start on TV talent show 'The X Factor', claiming that they have no artistic credibility.
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Johnny Sexton's wife Laura gives birth to a baby girl

Irish Independent - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Little Amy Sexton arrived yesterday, one day after Ireland's battle with Wales, in a Dublin maternity hospital. A source close to the couple says little Amy is in perfect health, and both mother and baby are doing well.
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Wexford coach Mattie Forde facing possible ban after Leitrim incident

Irish Independent - ‎13 hours ago‎
Wexford football is in the eye of a storm with coach Matty Forde facing a possible ban, while manager David Power has described the fare in his side's loss to Antrim as "not football, but thuggery".
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In focus: A look ahead to the Allianz Hurling League

RTE.ie - ‎16 hours ago‎
After many seasons of delivering high-octane drama, 2015 was a year when hurling failed to deliver another blockbuster. Still, a surprising storyline emerged in Division 1 when Waterford took the spoils.
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Female bamboo shark set for 'virgin birth' at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Irish Independent - ‎8 hours ago‎
A female shark which has had no contact with males for more than two years could be set to give birth to two babies. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email.
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Birds of prey may deliberately spark bush fires to help them hunt

Irish Examiner - ‎10 hours ago‎
Birds of prey are thought to ignite bush fires to force their prey into the open. Birds of prey may deliberately spark bush fires to help them hunt.
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Scientists have discovered that bacteria can see, solving a 300-year-old mystery

Irish Examiner - ‎4 hours ago‎
The discovery solves a mystery that has vexed scientists for more than 300 years - how do bugs that rely on sunshine to survive sense light?
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Stars turn up for launch of Asteroid Day 2016

Siliconrepublic.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Many of the most famous names in astronomy and space enthusiasts turned up for today's (9 February) launch of this year's Asteroid Day, due to take place on 30 June.
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Horses can read human emotions, according to new research

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Horses really can read human emotions, reveals new research. They have been shown to be able to distinguish between angry and happy human faces for the first time.
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Parents express surprise at baby's death not being investigated

Irish Times - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
A couple whose baby died five days after being born at the Coombe Women and Infants hospital in 2013 have told an inquest of their surprise at the fact no review or investigation took place after the boy's death.
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UCD campus restaurant hit with closure order by FSAI

Irish Independent - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Two food businesses were served with enforcement notices last month after breached in food safety legislation, it was confirmed today.
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