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Health
People with an acquired brain injury can wait up to two years for access to the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire, according to figures obtained by RTÉ News. An estimated 30,000 people in Ireland are currently living with a brain injury. Health Service Executive figures show there are 13 people with acquired brain injuries […]
Tourism
Titanic Belfast has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards. The award was presented at a gala ceremony in Sardinia last night. Titanic Belfast beat off stiff competition from attractions like The Eiffel Tower, La Sagrada Familia and Buckingham Palace to claim top spot. Last year, Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse was […]
News
Brian Cody conceded that his side were “comprehensively” outplayed by Tipperary as the Premier County outgunned Kilkenny with a tremendous second-half performance to regain the Liam MacCarthy Cup. It’s Tipp’s first triumph since 2010, and 27th overall, and was fashioned with a superb display after the break that saw them outscore Cody’s side
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The Italian coastguard has said some 6,500 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast. 617 of those were rescued by the LÉ James Joyce. The Irish naval vessel was called into action by the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre. The LÉ James Joyce located a number of boats in the Mediterranean around 40 miles […]
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Sixteen people have been taken to hospital after a transatlantic jet diverted to Shannon airport after encountering turbulence over the Atlantic this morning. United Airlines flight UA-880 made an emergency landing at Shannon shortly before 6am. The Boeing 767-300 jet, with 207 passengers and crew of 13 on board, was flying from Houston in the […]
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Brendan Kenny says he is ‘not obliged’ to comply with decision on redevelopment. Pressure is mounting on Dublin city councillors to reverse their decision to redevelop O’Devaney Gardens as a council-owned rental complex. Dublin City Council’s assistant chief executive Brendan Kenny, who will shortly take over as the council’s head of housing, has written to […]
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Three children who died at home in Ballyjamesduff ‘will be greatly missed’. Outside Barconey Heights, a picturesque four-house estate overlooking rolling Cavan hills across a narrow country road, Garda forensic team members were walking in and out of the home with bags. The estate was sealed off at its entrance, the Garda tape the only […]
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A Czech hiker who survived a month trapped in a remote snow-bound hut in New Zealand after her partner died in a fall said this morning she knew it would be perilous to try to reach civilisation. Pavlina Pizova broke down in tears as she relived details of her harrowing ordeal, watching avalanches crash down […]
Technology
NuTonomy beats Uber in race to launch world’s first driverless taxi service. The world’s first self-driving taxis have begun picking up passengers in Singapore. Select members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software start-up. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have […]
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Striker never stopped giving during an exemplary 18-year international career. One of the great love affairs of Irish sport has finally been ended. It’s not us, just to be clear here, it’s him. After 145 games and 67 goals, Robbie Keane is finally hanging up his international boots. There will be one more game, against […]