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'I'll break the news with a bottle of bubbly' - Kildare man picks up winning Lotto cheque for half a million euro - but yet to tell his wife Stock photo (not the actual winner) A LUCKY man from Co Kildare was so shocked by his €500,000 Lotto win that he waited to collect the cheque before telling his wife. The winner,...
Gardai would 'not peek' at editor's seized phone, High Court told The home in Strokestown, Roscommon Gardai would "not peek" if an editor claiming journalistic privilege over his seized phone unlocked it so that his personal and business data on it could be downloaded, the High Court heard. However, Roscommon-based "Democrat" newspaper editor, Emmett Corcoran, would not agree to such an approach...

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Sea of Thieves sets sail on a different course A year after a bumpy launch, the slapstick pirate sim is back with its biggest update to add new depth in narrative and PvP Sea of Thieves: Fishing for food and fun will also be an option in the new update One of the great joys in Sea of Thieves, Microsoft’s raucous pirate...
Israelis go to polls in referendum on Netanyahu's record reign Voters consider "King Bibi" versus "Bibi fatigue" Novice ex-general Gantz could stop fifth term for Netanyahu Victory will require parliamentary bloc-building Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Jerusalem April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo Israelis began voting in an election on Tuesday that...
Refuges full more than half of times that women need them Victims are hit, beaten with weapons, stabbed and cut, report shows Women’s rights: (left-right) RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan, Women’s Aid director Margaret Martin, and Minister Katherine Zappone at report launch. Photo: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX Women's Aid says it is "unacceptable" that more than half of refuges are full when women and children...
Michael Crick announces departure from Channel 4 News The journalist will return to writing books. Michael Crick (Chris Young/PA) Michael Crick has announced he has left Channel 4 News and ITN. The political correspondent, who was a founding member of the Channel 4 News team in 1982, will return to writing books. His first stint on Channel 4 ended in 1990 when he joined...
The bestseller that solved a rural housing crisis Jack Fitzsimons Jack Fitzsimons died in 2014 aged 84. The son of a farm labourer, he went on to become an architect, a prolific writer and a member of Seanad Éireann. He is best known as the author of Bungalow Bliss, 'the layman's building bible', a handbook that helped hundreds of thousands of rural...
Your Money: Don't pay price of finance woes As bill issues and credit card use spiral here are six ways to ease pressure Payday probe: Examining statements for direct debits and standing orders and cutting or cancelling costs can put money back in your pocket New research from Switcher.ie has revealed that 65pc of Irish consumers cannot afford essential household bills with...
Are you looking to buy a new or second-hand car? Ask our experts   Ford Kuga Car-value expert Gillian Keogh teams up with Motoring Editor Eddie Cunningham to help you make the right choice with your next purchase. Gillian is Editor of a monthly guidebook on the values of used cars produced by the Motor Trade Publishers team. The team supplies a...
The bleakest of subjects and the blackest of humour Ulster American Abbey Theatre, Dublin Until April 20 Waves of rage: Jack, D'Silva and McEvoy in Ulster American. Photo by Sid Scott David Ireland's clever, abrasive play is a terrific, fun night out and, at the same time, an excoriating investigation into Brexit, Britishness, Northern Irishness and sexism. It is a cliché to...

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