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Connacht hold off Cardiff comeback to secure Champions Cup rugby and PRO 14 playoff clash with Ulster Connacht 29 Cardiff Blues 22 Bundee Aki of Connacht celebrates his side's second try, scored by team-mate Gavin Thornbury, during the Guinness PRO14 Round 20 match between Connacht and Cardiff Blues at The Sportsground in Galway. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile Not your average game...
Supermarket chain apologises after Easter chocolate duck branded 'racist' Waitrose has apologised after shoppers implied it was racist for labelling a dark chocolate Easter duckling "Ugly" and re-released the ducklings with redesigned packaging Photo credit: Waitrose/PA Wire Waitrose has apologised after shoppers implied it was racist for labelling a dark chocolate Easter duckling "Ugly". The figure was part of an £8 (€9.30)  trio,...
Canada’s Garda World considers offer for G4S G4S shares jumped following the news that the company was considering a possible takeover. G4S is being targeted by Canadian security firm Garda (PA) Shares in G4S have surged after Canadian security firm Garda World Security confirmed it is considering a takeover of the British firm. Garda said that it is in the preliminary stages of...
EU's Phil Hogan pays visit to Lixnaw wetlands Danny and Johnny Healy Rae's plant hire firm has clinched the tender for the new €2-million Integrated Constructed Wetlands project in Lixnaw, set to begin building in September. It's a project that will allow for the expansion of a village that is currently stymied by lack of capacity in the local waste water...
Alan Rusbridger: 'Charges against Assange a threat to open society' There is not much to love about the WikiLeaks co-founder, but free speech is key, writes Alan Rusbridger Julian Assange after being taken from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last week. Picture: PA Of all Julian Assange's undoubted talents, maybe his greatest gift is the ability to make enemies. He trusts, likes...
Kick It Out condemns video believed to show Chelsea fans’ racist Salah chant The video, which has been widely shared on social media, showed the group singing ‘Salah is a bomber’. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Photo: Adam Davy/PA A video showing a group, believed to be Chelsea fans, singing a racist song has been condemned by equality and inclusion organisation Kick It Out. The...
Tom Healy: 'Without a plan we keep being overwhelmed by the latest crisis'   Sign of the times: School children at Leinster House, Dublin, during a global protest for action to tackle climate change. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins As the Brexit debacle trundles on like a slow-motion car crash from a horror film, it seems impossible to imagine the future shape of...
FAI taking 'urgent steps' to address governance issues as speculation mounts over Delaney's future Oireachtas committee appearance: John Delaney leaves Leinster House. PHOTO: COLIN O’RIORDAN The Football Association of Ireland has issued a further statement as speculation mounts over the future of Executive Vice President and former CEO, John Delaney. In relation to the queries raised during Wednesday’s Oireachtas Committee for Tourism,...
Merkel's hustings snub is sign of 'dispute' with party's new leader Stepping back: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told her party’s new leader that she will not take part in any future political campaigning, even though it is facing key state elections later in the year. Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images Angela Merkel has upset the new leader of her Christian Democratic...
‘Miracle cat’ Poppy survives 30-minute wash cycle Amazingly the six-month-old kitten suffered no lasting damage from her ordeal. A six-month-old kitten had a “miraculous” escape after surviving a wash cycle. Poppy’s owners, from Launceston in Australia, only discovered she was in the machine some 30 minutes into the cycle after searching the whole house when they realised nobody in the family knew...

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