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Perfection is an illusion: Yasmin le Bon on melancholy, depression and the realities of her charmed life Married at 21 and a mother by 24, Yasmin le Bon is still waiting to get her sabbatical from caring for people. But, she tells Sarah Caden, becoming a grandmother has been an unexpected joy for her and husband Simon. It has also...
Around the districts: Askamore and Kilmuckridge Amy Cowman at her Confirmation in St.Brigid’s church, Askamore, with her parents Brian and Mary, sister Aoife and brother Eoin Askamore - Split-the-pot: Friday, April 5, winner of split-the-pot is Patricia Murphy, Drummond - winning €144. We thank everyone for supporting split-the-pot. Envelopes can be obtained from the School or any parent and from Ashling Walsh...
Trump considers releasing ‘illegal immigrants’ in Democratic strongholds The proposals are apparently aimed at punishing his opponents for inaction on border security. President Donald Trump has come under fire for his comments on migrants (Evan Vucci/AP) Donald Trump has said he is considering releasing “illegal immigrants” in Democratic strongholds to punish his opponents for inaction on border security. The President’s remarks came just...
To hell and back... Emotional scenes as 27,000 legends and fans unite to support Seán Cox Seán Cox looks on at the start of the match. Picture: PAJohn Aldridge, right, of Liverpool FC Legends and Niall Quinn It was an emotional match for Liverpool fan Seán Cox as he spent his first night in public since he was attacked cheering on...
Agriculture row looms as EU clears way for start of formal trade talks with US Stock picture European Union countries gave initial clearance on Thursday to start formal trade talks with the United States, EU sources said, a move designed but not guaranteed to smooth strained relations between the world’s two largest economies. The European Commission, which coordinates trade policy for the...
Ruth Dudley Edwards: 'The British Commonwealth changed - so why can't we?' We badly need all the opportunities available in the Commonwealth, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards Sean MacBride, former Chief of staff of the Irish Republican Army and founder of Clann na Poblachta Adrian O'Neill, Irish ambassador to the UK, had a letter in The Spectator last week complaining about a "snide...
GoFundMe will no longer allow anti-vaccination campaigns Rob Solomon, Chairman and CEO of GoFundMe The country’s biggest crowdfunding service says it will no longer allow anti-vaccination campaigns. GoFundMe, which has been used by 500,000 Irish people, says that anti-vaccination information represents a "public health risk". Speaking to Independent.ie, the chief executive of GoFundMe said that the decision has been made to prevent "misinformation". "The...

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Thundering headlines but life carried on... As the Republic was formed, this newspaper reported myriad events, writes Liam Collins as he peruses those editions O’Connell Street, Dublin, in the years after the Republic was declared. Photo: Charles W Cushman Collection, Indiana University Archives On Sunday, April 17, 1949, the eve of Eire becoming the Republic of Ireland, the Sunday Independent proudly carried...
Kim Kardashian opens up on marriage and plans to become a lawyer in revealing Vogue interview US media personality Kim Kardashian West arrives to attend the amfAR Gala New York at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on February 6, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)Kim Kardashian (PA) Kim Kardashian has opened up on the impact of her husband's...
Paschal Donohoe: 'Sinn Fein's 'no consent' Bill will cause nothing but more harm' Don't believe the catchy title and simple solutions for this Bill will not help and must be opposed, writes Paschal Donohoe Stock picture The legacy of the global financial crisis still casts a long shadow over those in mortgage arrears in Ireland. Despite the fact that more than 111,000...

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