vendredi 24 novembre 2017

Museum employee 'obsessed with tall women with long legs'

A National Museum of Ireland employee, currently suspended from duty amid concerns over his behaviour, downloaded hundreds of pictures of women onto his work computer.

'I'm scared to be living in a tent, it's so cold out here... I'm afraid I will die before Christmas'

A young woman who is sleeping rough within the grounds of a church as temperatures plummet below zero this weekend has said: "I'm afraid I won't live to see Christmas."

Lord of the Dance in legal row with architect

A legal dispute has erupted between dancer Michael Flatley and the architect who oversaw the costly renovation and refurbishment of his Irish mansion.

Gentle Heart of Steel / HAO Design

Store Under the Golden Cloud / Atelier Tree

Stand-off as two prisoners climb onto roof of Mountjoy Prison

Two prisoners who climbed onto a roof at Mountjoy Prison remained on the rooftop for more than three hours tonight.

Delancey and Essex Parking Garage / Michielli + Wyetzner Architects

Jockey paralysed after fall left in freezing cold house with no electricity for the weekend

Jockey Robbie McNamara has criticised the ESB after being left at home alone without electricity in freezing conditions for the weekend.

Pregnant Kate stuns at Royal Variety Performance in Jenny Packham gown

Prince William and Kate Middleton have attended the Royal Variety Performance after their arrival was delayed by an incident which saw armed police out at a nearby shopping district.

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Varadkar: 'Election can still be avoided but if one is triggered country should go to polls before Christmas'

There will be a General Election if the current impasse between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael is not resolved by Tuesday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

Man makes statement alleging sex assault by comedian Al Porter

A young man has made a formal statement to gardaí alleging that he was sexually assaulted by shamed comedian Al Porter.

Manchester United's Michael Carrick undergoes heart operation

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has undergone a procedure to treat an irregular heart rhythm and hopes to make a swift return to action.

'It was like Wayne Rooney signing for Shels' - When one of Europe's greats came to play in Ireland

He was good. So good that being 'only' voted in third place as Europe's top footballer, in the year that he helped his team win the European Cup, was seen as a travesty.

Mountjoy staff dealing with two prisoners who gained access to prison roof

Specialist staff are dealing with an ongoing incident in Mountjoy prison after two prisoners gained access to the roof.

Man with chronic gambling addition charged over €439k drug seizure fled country for nine years

A MAN with a chronic gambling addiction who left Ireland after being charged in relation to a €439,000 drug seizure voluntarily returned nine years later after a second member of his family became terminally ill.

MS Residence Reform / Biocons Arquitectos

This Carefully Crafted Minimalist Sketchbook Is Perfectly Designed with Architects in Mind

This Swedish power plant is burning H&M clothes instead of fossil fuels

A Swedish power plant hopes to go fossil fuel free by 2020 - and they're turning to recycled wood and trash for alternatives, including discarded clothing from retail chain H&M. This year they've already burned around 15 tons of H&M clothes. Related:

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On the brink: Fine Gael 'fast-tracking' selection conventions

Fine Gael are 'fast-tracking' selection conventions as the likelihood of a snap election increases.

Police find no evidence of shots fired after Oxford Circus Tube station incident

Britain's transport police said they had received a report of one woman suffering a minor injury and no other casualties following a reported incident at London's Oxford Circus underground station.

Trio sentenced to almost 50 years for 'barbaric' and 'brutal' rural burglaries

Three men have been sentenced to combined jail terms of nearly 50 years for "barbaric" break-ins at two rural homes in Co Limerick, five years ago.

Two energy companies offering cut-price deals to mark Black Friday

Two energy companies are offering deals for consumers to mark Black Friday.

Jobstown protester pleads guilty to criminal damage of garda car

A remaining Jobstown water charge protester accused of criminal damage to a garda car has pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Six delicious ways to reuse your Thanksgiving leftovers

Thanksgiving Breakfast Hash What better way to spend the morning after Thanksgiving than with more of your favorite ingredients? This hash made from brussel sprouts, potatoes, and turkey turns last night's yummy ingredients into this morning's breakfast.

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6 more meaningful ways to spend Black Friday instead of shopping

Thanksgiving is coming for folks in the ol’ US of A, and we have plenty of articles to help you prepare for that, but what will you do the day after? The Friday immediately following Thanksgiving is widely known as Black Friday, and it’s also understood to be the busiest shopping day of the year (at least in some years). The mall will be packed and your Christmas shopping list may be taunting you, but you have other options. We’re not talking about online shopping or discount sales. Instead,...

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Foster + Partners Selected to Design Marseille Airport Extension

Taoiseach meeting with Micheál Martin as parties look to avoid December election

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are meeting today as both parties look to avoid a December election.

'An election over an email would be needless and costly’ – Independent Alliance

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil need to “step back from the brink and prevent a needless and costly general election”, the Independent Alliance has said.

Solicitor to face trial accused of bringing cocaine into Mountjoy

A solicitor is facing trial accused of bringing cocaine into an inmate at Mountjoy Prison during a professional visit.

Five key areas where Ireland's battle with Argentina will be won and lost

Take yourself back, if you can bear it, to that harrowing first quarter of Ireland's World Cup exit at the hands of Argentina in Cardiff.

Motorist killed in collision with utility pole in Cavan

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a male motorist was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Cavan.

#HaveYourSay: Have you bagged a Black Friday bargain?

Black Friday madness has well and truly arrived in Ireland with stores across the country advertising one-off specials and even hotels and holiday operators getting in on things.

Britain has 'knifed themselves in the guts' by voting to leave the EU - Bob Geldof claims

Britain has "knifed themselves in the guts" by voting to leave the European Union, according to Bob Geldof.

Turkey poop could offer a potent alternative to coal

Turkeys don't just benefit humanity on a Thanksgiving plate. Two Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers found turkey poop could act as a potent alternative energy source - and could actually replace around 10 percent of coal utilized for electricity generation. Related: 6 Ways to Convert Poo into Power

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Atlanta says all new construction must be "EV ready"

Several countries have already stated that within the next decade or so, combustion vehicles will no longer be allowed, but here in the United States, the government hasn't really made any significant mandates around EVs. Well the city of Atlanta has made a significant effort to improve the adoption rate of electric cars with a new law that requires all new residential homes and public parking facilities to accommodate electric vehicles. The new ordinance 20 percent of parking spaces in new commercial...

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Meteorologist warns collapse of two Antarctic glaciers could flood every coastal city on Earth

Two of Antarctica's glaciers are both among the continent's biggest and fastest-melting, and both are holding our civilization hostage, according to meteorologist Eric Holthaus. He wrote a piece on Pine Island and Thwaites, that together hold back ice that could result in 11 feet of sea level rise. If these two glaciers collapse, every coastal city on our planet could flood. Related:

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'We all need to cop onto ourselves' - Regina Doherty says the country doesn't deserve an election

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty has said the country doesn’t deserve or need an election.

Paschal Donohoe launches defence of Tánaiste and attack on Fianna Fáil locker room

FINANCE Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that “potentially historic decisions” will have to be made with regard to Brexit in the coming weeks while the Fianna Fáil locker room is focused on politics.

Trucker who tripped while delivering fish has now received almost €120k for six personal injury claims, court hears

A 37-year-old truck driver with “a rather colourful history of previous accidents” has now “resolved” six personal injury claims for a total of just under €120,000, the Circuit Civil Court was told Friday.

Girl (16) given life sentence for manslaughter of Katie Rough (7) in 'truly exceptional case'

A teenager who killed a seven-year-old girl in a park has been given a life sentence and ordered to be detained for a minimum of five years by a judge who said it was a "truly exceptional case".

Death toll rises to 150 in bombing and shooting attack on Egypt mosque

More than 150 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula, according to Egyptian state news agency MENA.

Coleen Rooney vows to make marriage work after Wayne's 'silly and selfish mistakes'

Coleen Rooney has put her wedding ring back on and is trying to make her marriage to footballer Wayne "work", she has said.

Switching to outdoor LEDs has made light pollution worse without saving energy

LED lighting was going to help save the environment with its lower energy requirements and more specific light direction. But new research reveals that not only have LEDs not yielded the energy savings we expected, we are now being smothered in worse light pollution than ever before. That means that not only are we failing to reduce our carbon footprint, but our health could be suffering as well. Scientists examined satellite-based sensors to determine if the planet's surface appears to be...

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These clever curtains transform your window into a dazzling nighttime cityscape

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Morphosis Hits Construction Milestones Around The World

Elon Musk wins $50 million bet by installing world's largest lithium-ion battery in under 100 days

Elon Musk has done it again. In March, the inventor and mastermind behind Tesla, SpaceX and other world-changing ventures made a bet on Twitter with Atlassian's Mike Cannon-Brookes that he could help solve South Australia's vexing blackouts with a massive Powerpack within 100 days — or provide the $50 million service for free. And he has now officially won. Not only will Tesla receive payment for the 100 megawatt energy storage project, but residents no longer have to sit in the dark during periods...

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Frances Fitzgerald cancels appearance at high-profile jobs announcement at eleventh hour

TÁNAISTE Frances Fitzgerald cancelled a scheduled appearance at a high-profile Kilkenny jobs announcement today as the escalating political crisis over her future now threatens to spark a general election.

Revealed: Should an election be called following the Tanaiste's email controversy? Independent.ie readers have their say

Independent.ie readers have had their say on the crisis over Frances Fitzgerald's future and the risk of the Dail being dissolved before Christmas.

Oscar Pistorius has sentence increased to 13 years for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp has been increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal.

Food Friday: The best mince pies and Christmas cakes you can buy this year

Mince pies: What's Christmas without a mince pie or three?

'Instead of choosing a wedding venue, I was being wheeled into a funeral home' - Woman who lost fiancé (24) in road accident breaks down in court

A YOUNG woman who lost her fiancé in a head-on collision with a lorry said she was left heartbroken at having to pick out his coffin rather than a wedding venue.

Tributes paid as Fine Gael veteran Donal Creed passes away at 93

TRIBUTES have been paid to veteran former Fine Gael TD and Junior Minister Donal Creed (93).

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement announcement 'imminent'

A Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement announcement is "imminent", according to reports.

Horrific footage as cattle rain down on drivers after crash in Utah

A semi-truck transporting cattle through the small town crashed on a freeway overpass just before noon, sending its cargo spilling into the road below.

The Monade Capsule is a private hideaway that hangs from city rooftops

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A Virtual Look Inside Case Study House #7 by Thornton M Abell

All electric UTV from Nikola Motor is a beast with more energy capacity than a Tesla

While Tesla currently leads the EV segment on the street, most Tesla owners won't really take their Model S or Model X off-roading. That's where the Nikola Zero electric UTV comes in. It has room for four passengers and an insane 555 horsepower is enough power to tackle even the toughest terrain. The Nikola Zero, is Nikola Motor's electric UTV that on paper has some impressive specs. It not only has more horsepower than most sports cars, but it also has an impressive 4,900 lb-ft. of torque....

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The Ataturk Cultural Center: The New Cultural Icon For Istanbul

LEED Gold-seeking SXSW Headquarters breaks ground

The multimedia behemoth South by Southwest (SXSW) just broke ground on its new “green” headquarters in downtown Austin. Located a block away from the city Capitol, the striking building aims for LEED Gold certification and will boast a large green roof, rain gardens, and other energy-efficient systems. Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects heads the design of the new mixed-use structure and will work together with landscape architecture firm dwg. to preserve the property’s existing heritage...

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'This is reckless politics to damage a Taoiseach' - Simon Coveney hits out at 'no confidence' motion

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said there is "no reason for Frances Fitzgerald to resign" and accused Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil of "trying to damage the government".

Bank of Ireland staff have salary mistakenly leaked internally

Earlier this year just over 100 staff in Bank of Ireland were impacted by a data breach when the bank accidentally internally circulated details of their pay and benefits.

'The Crusaders are asking and I've given you a strong reference' - Dan Carter's role in Ronan O'Gara's move

Ronan O'Gara has revealed that former All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter played a major role in his move to the Canterbury Crusaders next year.

Surge in applications for home-improvement loans - Bank of Ireland

THERE has been a surge in home improvement loans in the first nine months of the year, Bank of Ireland says.

Kevin Doyle: Politicians are performing a national sabotage

The country is under attack from within.

Irish bar encouraging people who 'feel unsafe' on a night out to 'Ask for Angela'

A bar in Limerick city centre is asking customers who feel unsafe on a night out to 'Ask for Angela' as part of a campaign to stop unwanted attention or sexual harassment.

Rapturous reception for Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe turns page on Mugabe era

Zimbabweans have cheered the arrival of incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa for his inauguration.

Aidan Turner to play terrorist in West End debut

Aidan Turner has signed up to make his West End debut playing a terrorist in The Lieutenant Of Inishmore.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes plans to offer new contract to Peter Crouch

Stoke boss Mark Hughes is preparing a new contract for Peter Crouch and is sure the 37-year-old is nowhere near retirement.

10 steps to never buying anything ever again

This year November 24 marks Black Friday, the day on which shops both online and on the high street lower their prices to those deal-thirsty animals – the modern consumer.

Historic train shed transformed into Tasmanian School for Architecture

A stellar example of adaptive reuse is being used to house and teach students at the University of Tasmania School of Architecture & Design. Formerly a 1951 diesel locomotive workshop, this award-winning conversion project preserves parts of the building’s industrial heritage while upgrading it with energy-efficient systems. Australian architecture firm Six Degrees led the project design in collaboration with Sustainable Built Environments to achieve an environmentally friendly design on a relatively...

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Orchids and Ladders / SERRANO+BAQUERO Arquitectos

Taoiseach facing biggest dilemma of his political career as country on verge of Christmas election

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar is facing the biggest political question of his career: sack his Tánaiste or call an election.

Get ready for the cold snap: Motorists warned of black ice as weather warning comes into effect

Motorists are being urged to take care on the roads this morning as a weather warning is issued for the whole country.

These petrol stations are selling fuel for just 99c for 99 minutes today to celebrate Black Friday

Motorists will be able to fill up for less today as the price of fuel will plummet to just 99c per litre at 17 petrol stations for a limited time.

Marouane Fellaini seeking €2.25 million in damages from New Balance for 'defective boots'

A Manchester United footballer who is suing New Balance over “defective” boots was told by an executive at the sportswear company that they would “copy” Nike boots for him, it is claimed.

James Bulger's mum calls killer Venables 'a vile psychopath' as he returns to prison

The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger has accused the authorities of trying to cover up news that one of her son's killers has been returned to prison, after allegedly being caught with child abuse images.

Taylor Swift announces Croke Park gig

Singer Taylor Swift will bring her Reputation tour to Ireland next summer.

Black Friday: Six super travel deals, including flights from €9.99pp

Black Friday is here, and a raft of last-minute deals has piled onto our travel desk. Here's the pick of the crop.

'I'm glad it's going slowly - you don't deserve a bullet' - Uma Thurman sends warning to Weinstein and says #metoo

Uma Thurman has said Harvey Weinstein does not "deserve a bullet" and suggested she has been a victim of sexual harassment.

Zimbabweans gather for inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabweans were gathering ahead of the presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will become the country's second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980.

Revealed: Shelbourne hotel makes €149k revenue per room

the Shelbourne, one of the country's best-known five-star hotels, last year returned to profit after revenues surged.

All 44 crew of missing Argentinian submarine feared dead after 'explosion'

All 44 crew members on a missing Argentinian submarine are feared dead after the navy announced a sound thought to be an explosion had been detected.

WATCH: This golfer’s remarkable trick shots ‘test the boundaries of actual science’

Colin McCarthy isn’t like every other PGA professional.

Oscar Pistorius has prison term increased for murder of Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp has been increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal.

William Hill confirms tie-up talks between CrownBet and Australian arm

Betting giant William Hill has said talks are under way over a possible tie-up between rival CrownBet and its Australian business.

Brussels moves a step closer to total ban on bee-harming chemicals

The EU is moving closer to a full-scale ban on bee-harming pesticides.

Rural House Renovation in Zhoushan / Evolution Design

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Looking for a deal on Black Friday? This clothes store is selling gift vouchers which increase in value the older they get

Looking for an actual deal in the Black Friday frenzy can sometimes be a difficult task - but this store is offering something unique for its customer base.

Lord Kilclooney denies being racist after tweet about Leo Varadkar

Former Ulster Unionist deputy leader Lord Kilclooney has denied being racist after calling Leo Varadkar 'the Indian'.

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'Trial by media isn’t a good thing' - Al Porter says victims of abuse should trust Gardai to investigate

Al Porter addresses the issue of sex scandals in a new interview with Hot Press, which was conducted prior to allegations being made against him publicly.

Body of missing fisherman is found in bay

Rescue workers searching for a missing fisherman have recovered a body.

Court awards €35k to man who banged his head off IKEA car park sign

A 58-year-old environmental scientist who banged his head off an advertising sign in an IKEA car park, has been awarded just over €35,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.

'The water came in so fast - we had no time to get sandbags ready'

Retired mechanic Jim Culleton stood in shock amid the destroyed furniture stacked in his home in Moore Street in flood-hit Mountmellick.

Border issue most likely to scupper Brexit deal, warns UK think-tank

The Border issue is much more likely to scupper a deal at December's key Brexit summit of EU leaders than money or citizens' rights, the head of a UK-headquartered think-tank has said.

How frying our food may be affecting the weather

Healthy eaters may have something to feel extra smug about. Fried fatty food not only has an impact on waistlines, it is also affecting our weather systems, according to scientists.

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane linked to West Bromwich Albion job...but one firm favourite emerges

The Republic of Ireland management duo of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane have emerged as dark horses to take over at West Bromwich Albion, yet Alan Pardew remains the firm favourite to take over at The Hawthorns.

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House in Ishikiri / Fujiwaramuro Architects

On the brink: Five casualties of a December General Election

Now that Fianna Fail has expressed no confidence in Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald the prospect of a General Election in the coming weeks is firmly on the table. We look at what it will mean for the country (and Christmas festivities).

Explained: A time-line of the Maurice McCabe controversy

From the Regency Hotel attack to the existence of the IRA - the controversies Frances Fitzgerald weathered

Frances Fitzgerald has weathered many controversies during her time in Government, here we take a look at the storms she has weathered to date:

Everything we know about the email at the centre of the crisis

It all began when details of an email received by Frances Fitzgerald in 2015 which sparked questions about what she knew about a legal strategy to smear Maurice McCabe. Here is everything we know about the email.

Man used fake bank statements to obtain loan from Credit Union

A father-of-two who used a forged bank statement to secure a loan from a Credit Union, claiming he needed to buy a wheelchair for his disabled daughter, will be sentenced later.

Courtney Cox joins Johnny McDaid on red carpet of 'Irish Post' awards

Actress Courtney Cox joined her partner Johnny McDaid on the red carpet at the 40th Annual ‘Irish Post’ Awards in London tonight.

The Books House / Luigi Rosselli

Works of Classic Architecture Captured During Autumnal Splendor

Former Manchester City forward Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

An Italian court sentenced former Brazil and AC Milan forward Robinho in absentia to nine years in prison on Thursday after convicting him of taking part in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in January 2013.

Samoa adamant they never wanted handouts after England players vote against donating part of match fee

Samoa captain Chris Vui is adamant his team never wanted any handouts after England’s players decided against donating part of their match fee towards their opponents on Saturday.

Rome taxi drivers to attend courses on good manners and English

Authorities in Rome have started classes for hundreds of its taxi drivers to learn good manners and English.

French authorities free three people in Charlie Hebdo attack probe

Three people arrested in an investigation into the January 2015 Paris attack have been released, according to the local prosecutor's office.

Highland Hall Residences Stanford University / LEGORRETA

10 Incredible Works of Architecture Photographed in Fall: The Best Photos of the Week

Fianna Fail no longer has confidence in Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald

Fianna Fáil will vote no confidence in Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald in a move that could spark a general election.

'My heart is shattered' - Louise James makes emotional statement as inquest concludes

The woman who lost five family members in the Buncrana pier tragedy has said the slipway their car rolled off was an “accident waiting to happen.”

Man (34) killed in workplace accident, investigation underway

A man has died in a workplace accident in Dublin.

Dubliner who made fake insurance claim over fictitious €40k jewellery burglary jailed

A Dubliner who made a fake insurance claim alleging that jewellery worth over €40,000 had been stolen from him during a fictitious break-in has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Darren Randolph's father blasts racist trolls over Christie abuse

THE father of Ireland soccer goalkeeper Darren Randolph has hit out at the racist abuse levelled at defender Cyrus Christie on Twitter.

Ewan MacKenna: Why protect certain species when almost the entire ecosystem is endangered?

There are many good and great things the late philosopher Denis Dutton said and did over the years – a favourite being the setting up of the bad writing contest with the aim of exposing "pretentious, swaggering gibberish" used as an attempt to demonstrate intelligence in academia. But one shard of thought from his mind will stand the test of troublesome modern times better than most.

'You miss the talkative people that they used to be' - daughter caring for two parents with dementia

“You miss the talkative people that they used to be.”

Lou Bega loves Ebbsfleet’s own Mambo No5

Ebbsfleet United finally made defender Yado Mambo their honorary number five – and after becoming the talk of Twitter to help raise more than £1,500 to help the fight against Prostate Cancer, it could even end up with Lou Bega making a trip to Stonebridge Road.

This golfer’s remarkable trick shots ‘test the boundaries of actual science’

Colin McCarthy isn’t like every other PGA professional.

Michael Cheika avoids punishment for comments made during Australia loss to England

Australia coach Michael Cheika has escaped punishment for comments made during the Wallabies' 30-6 loss to England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Tehama 1 House / Studio Schicketanz

Zaha Hadid Design Creates Shoe and Transparent Clutch Bag for Charlotte Olympia

Snow and ice weather warning issued as temperatures set to plummet

Two status yellow weather warnings have been issued for the whole country ahead of plummeting temperatures, snow and ice.

Woman alleging sexual assault feared people would judge her for getting into stranger's car, trial told

A woman who alleges she was attacked by a man she met online has said she feared that people would judge her for getting into a stranger's car.

Gardaí appeal for help tracing teen (16) missing for a week

Gardaí are seeking the public's assistance in locating a teenager from Cork who has been missing for a week.

Savvy shoppers urged to use their Eircode this Cyber Monday

Shoppers have been urged to used their Eircode when they're shopping for bargains on Cyber Monday.

'If you make the smallest error they'll make you pay' - Argentina lock Lavanini wary of clinical Ireland

Tomas Lavanini believes Argentina could struggle to contain Ireland's pack in Saturday's Test clash in Dublin.

You need to see these Steps fans dancing in a car park

For this group of Steps fans, a few hours seeing the band on stage was not enough.

Hodgson feels vindicated over Niasse diving ban

Roy Hodgson feels vindicated by the two-match ban dished out to Everton striker Oumar Niasse for diving but admits it does not help Crystal Palace's cause.

Archeology in a Jazz Club / Büro KLK

The Architect as Educator: Remembering Gunnar Birkerts

Sinn Féin lodges motion of 'no confidence' in Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald

TÁNAISTE Frances Fitzgerald is facing a motion of no confidence after Sinn Féin claimed it is now "abundantly clear" she needs to be forced from office.

Buncrana victims 'should have been able to open the doors after electrics failed' - Audi tells inquest

The five people who drowned in the Buncrana pier tragedy should all have been able to manually open the jeep doors after the electrical locking mechanism failed as it sank, an inquest heard.

'I wasn't prepared for the overwhelming amount of love I’d feel' - model Roz Lipsett on the photo she'd hate to lose

It’s been a whirlwind year for Irish model Roz Lipsett.

Garda formally resigns after pleading guilty to corruption charges

A garda has formally resigned from the force after pleading guilty to corruption charges.

Body found in search for missing fisherman in Galway

Rescue workers searching for a missing fisherman in Galway Bay have found a body.

Injury rules Robbie Henshaw out of Ireland's clash with Argentina as Adam Byrne makes debut

Robbie Henshaw is out of Ireland's final November international against Argentina with a hamstring injury.

All you need to know about the best Black Friday deals

Black Friday sales started in Ireland last week, but ahead of the main day tomorrow we have our picks of the best deals

Dublin's Grafton Street ranks 11th in Europe for retail footfall - but doesn't make luxury list

Dublin's Grafton Street is ranked 11th of the top 30 European shopping streets in terms of mass-market footfall.

Tanaiste faces criticism over role in Garda whistleblower controversy

Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald has rejected allegations she was privy to a conspiracy aimed at discrediting Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

Happy Fibonacci Day: Maths fans celebrate number sequence mirrored in date

Mathematicians are celebrating November 23 because the date matches an important sequence of numbers.

Eden Hazard to wait until end of season to review future at Chelsea

Eden Hazard has said he will wait to the end of the season to review his future at Chelsea, insisting “I want to finish this year and then we will see what happens”.

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Geologists discover fossils from 13 ancient tree species in Antarctica

It may be hard to believe, but forests once sprawled across Antarctica. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee geologists recently climbed the slopes of McIntyre Promontory in the Transantarctic Mountains to uncover fossil fragments from 13 trees that greened Antarctica more than 260 million years ago - before the first dinosaurs ever walked the planet. Related:

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Lookout Loop bird observatory in Latvia doubles as a temporary shelter

This bird observatory in Latvia is a beautiful loop structure that doubles as a temporary shelter. Design studio Ulf Mejergren Architects conceived it as a sculptural element that would allow visitors to enjoy expansive views of the wetlands and rest before continuing on one of the paths that the Pape Nature Park offers. The observatory rises from the ground like a dock, with three pairs of curved stair sections joining in a loop, leaving a void in the center. The stairs gets wider closer to the...

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Man to launch himself in homemade steam-powered rocket to show the Earth is flat

One man plans to launch himself 1,800 feet into the air in a rocket he made himself this weekend - in a quest to prove Earth isn't round, but flat. Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limousine driver, describes himself on his website as "the only man to in history to design, build, and launch himself in a rocket," and also said he doesn't believe in science. His ultimate goal is to launch several miles above our planet to capture photographic evidence we live not on a globe, but a disk. Related...

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HOK's Mercedes-Benz Stadium Will Be the First LEED Platinum-Certified Pro Sports Stadium in the US

Buncrana inquest: First responder gives evidence about recovery operation after car slipped off pier

ONE of the first responders to the Buncrana pier tragedy was unable to open the doors of the jeep after it sank with five members of one family inside.

Revealed: The area with the highest number of third-level graduates - and how many people REALLY speak Irish

The area with the highest rates of completed third-level education in Ireland is Dun-Laoghaire-Rathdown.

'Everything is destroyed' - Elderly couple evacuated from home after severe flooding

An elderly couple in Co Kerry had to be evacuated from their home as they were left up to their waists in water after heavy floods hit the country yesterday.

Aldi customers warned over survey scam as voucher hoax circulates on WhatsApp

Aldi Ireland have warned their customers after being made aware of a hoax survey currently circulating on messaging services.

Conor McGregor speeding case adjourned for second time after UFC champion fails to appear in court

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has had his speeding case adjourned for a second time after failing to appear in court this morning.

WATCH: The Late Late Toy Show trailer has landed and it's a (Nut)cracker

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Energy firm E to pay £260,000 after probe finds sales reps misled consumers

Energy firm E has been fined £260,000 for failing to carry out background checks on door-to-door sales reps who misled customers by posing as an independent price comparison service.

Burma, Bangladesh sign Rohingya refugees agreement

Burma and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Burma's Rakhine state.

Centrica sees record shares fall as price hike sends customers fleeing

British Gas owner Centrica has suffered its biggest ever one-day shares crash after haemorrhaging 823,000 household energy accounts in four months and warning over full-year earnings.

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"The stuff nightmares are made of:" thousands of bluebottles on Australian beach

An Australian couple happened upon an astounding sight recently while strolling on the beach. At Barlings Beach in New South Wales, Brett Wallensky and partner Claudia came across thousands of bluebottles, or Portuguese man o'wars, washed up on land. Such a freaky sight could be more common as climate change impacts our world. Related:

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Graham Stirk On His Career Of Iconic Designs As Part Of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

In an exclusive half-hour interview with Graham Stirk, partner at Richard Rogers' London-based practice RSHP (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners), Monocle's Tom Edwards dives into discussing the complexity of some of the practice’s recent projects. Stirk is best known for designing some of the firm's iconic London buildings, such as the Leadenhall Building (or “Cheesegrater”) and the more controversial NEO Bankside.

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Fears growing for fisherman missing since yesterday afternoon

Fears are growing for the safety of a fisherman in Galway Bay who has been missing since yesterday afternoon.

Revealed: Six Garda stations across the country set to be reopened

Six Garda stations around the country, including Stepaside, are to be reopened under plans outlined to TDs this morning.

'Topsy-turvy' weather ahead for weekend as temperatures plummet to -2 degrees

It's a 'topsy turvy picture weather-wise" for the day ahead, according to a Met Éireann forecaster.

'She was really upset so I was like, how do I fix it?' - Brendan Courtney on splitting the difference on pay with Sonya Lennon on Off the Rails

Brendan Courtney insists his decision to 'split the difference' when Sonya Lennon was paid less than him for Off the Rails was 'easy because it wasn't that much money'.

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Ireland drop six places in latest FIFA rankings

Ireland have dropped six places to 32 in the latest FIFA rankings following last week's thrashing at home to Denmark.

Shirley Ballas performs a rumba with funnyman Will Ferrell

Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas performs a rumba with a difference – with funnyman Will Ferrell.

German slang wraps around MVRDV-designed building for Munich

German architecture takes a playful turn in WERK12, a mixed-use building designed by MVRDV that’s just broke ground in Munich. Located in a post-industrial site in the emerging Werksviertel neighborhood, WERK12 draws inspiration from its industrial heritage and modern graffiti culture. To set the mood for the stylish spaces within, MVRDV teamed up with artists Engelmann and Engl to wrap the building in 5-meter-tall German slang lettering that light up at night. Located near Munich’s...

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Recycled bedsprings transformed into an art pavilion at Dubai Design Week

Old copper bedsprings have been transformed into a surprisingly chic exhibition space at this year’s Dubai Design Week. Fahed + Architects designed Pavilion Abwab (“doors” in Arabic) to house a curated selection of 47 designs by design talent from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA). The cloud of mesh metal made of locally sourced materials takes inspiration from nature and showcases the firm’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices. The temporary...

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Pictured: Shocked families' flooded homes as more heavy showers forecast

More widespread and thundery showers are forecast for the day ahead as up to 1,000 people were affected by heavy floods overnight.

Argentina reports abnormal noise made in the South Atlantic could provide clue in search for missing sub

Ships and planes hunting for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members will return to a previously searched area after officials said that a noise made a week ago in the South Atlantic could provide a clue to the vessel's location.

'I can't believe I'm going to admit to this!' - Is this the funniest caller to an Irish radio station ever?

Today FM may have received the funniest call ever made to an Irish radio station on Wednesday.

Sexual harassment at work: Which behaviours cross the line?

From joking about a colleague's sex life to casual butt-pinching, businesses are rife with sexual harassment and pressure to eliminate it is mounting - but which behaviours cross the line?

Paul Dunne's year gets even better as Irishman selected to represent Europe

Wicklow's Paul Dunne has capped a fine season by being selected for Thomas Bjorn's EurAsia Cup team.

Greencoat reports profit in first results since stock market debut

Greencoat, Ireland's first stock market-listed renewable energy firm, has reported operating profits of €9,805 in seven months to 30 September.

James Bulger killer 'back in jail' after officers 'find child abuse images again'

Child murderer Jon Venables has been returned to prison for a second time after he was caught with child abuse images again, it has been reported.

It broke my heart when my mother was very ill with dementia and I had to tour Australia with Mrs Brown's Boys - Rory Cowan

The curtain will rise next month on the Olympia Christmas panto as theatre fans get in the festive mood at Polly and the Beanstalk.

Australian packing company faces €244k fine after Irish backpacker suffered horrific injuries in machine accident

An Australian packing company involved in an horrific machine accident in which a young Irish backpacker was seriously injured could face a fine of €244,000.

'Some people have come at me in the last couple of years with the intent of breaking off a piece of the Holy Grail for themselves' - Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey says he has overcome depression, after years of struggling with the mental disorder, and adds that he has "really good" and "some really bad" in his life.

WEEE Ireland in partnership to grow collection of waste and retired IT equipment

WEEE Ireland, Ireland’s largest electrical and battery recycling scheme, is to partner with global provider of IT asset disposal Wisetek, in a move that will increase the nationwide collection of waste and retired IT equipment.

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'Appalling behaviour' - man linked 19 teenage girls’ photos to pornography site

A man had engaged in “appalling behaviour” by uploading 19 girls’ Facebook profile pictures to a pornographic site, a judge said.

'It's a day for the high stool' - Laois pub continues to operate despite flooding

Residents in a Laois town are experiencing severe flooding tonight with many being forced to leave their homes but one local pub is determined to keeps spirits high.

McCabe awaiting clarification on email to Tanaiste as controversy continues

Garda Seargeant Maurice McCabe is still awaiting clarification from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the contents of the controversial email that has plunged the Government into crisis.

Irish women 'lucky' to live near country where they can obtain abortion, Oireachtas Committee told

Ireland’s abortion regime is in effect the UK’s 1967 Abortion Act due to the fact that so many Irish women travel there for a termination, the Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amendment has been told.

'Amazing how a mate of a mate gets a job' - Australia legend David Campese takes a swipe at new Munster coach

It is Johann van Graan's first week as Munster head coach but former Australia star David Campese has questioned the appointment of the highly regarded South African.

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Man accused of sexually assaulting Tinder date at UCD 'like a monster', woman tells court

A woman has told a court that a man she met through Tinder was like a “monster” when he allegedly attacked her in his car.

Man who took part in robbery of taxi driver caught using tracker on victim's phone

A man who took part in the robbery of a taxi driver and was caught using a tracker on his victim's mobile phone has been jailed for three and a half years.

Micheál Martin tells Fianna Fail TDs to 'hold fire' on future of Tánaiste

FIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin has called on his TDs and senators to hold fire in relation to the future of Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald.

'I did some absolutely mental stuff' - Luke Fitzgerald on the rude awakening he got with Leinster when he was 19

Luke Fitzgerald left school in 2006 as one of Irish rugby's brightest ever prospects - but it wasn't all smooth sailing for then 19-year-old professional.

John Giles: Paul Pogba likes to show off but it's his midfield colleague who really runs the show

PAUL Pogba is a modern day idol for many kids around the world but in purely football terms, I don’t think he’s a very good role model for young players at all.

Brother of cyclist killed in road accident criticises 'upsetting' and 'insensitive' event

A "die in" demonstration to highlight cyclist safety is insensitive to those who have lost loved ones in cycling incidents, a man who is grieving the loss of his sister in a road accident has said.

Strictly stars dress up for tea at Buckingham Palace

The stars of Strictly Come Dancing have been pictured outside Buckingham Palace after filming a special feature hosted by the Duchess of Cornwall.

Everton striker has ban upheld to become first Premier League player hit with retrospective diving suspension

Everton striker Oumar Niasse will serve a two-match ban after his appeal against a diving charge was rejected by the Football Association.

Elon Musk's Boring Company asks LA to start digging a tunnel within city limits

Will The Boring Company get the green light from Los Angeles to start dig traffic-killing tunnels? Elon Musk's venture recently filed an application with officials for approval to commence digging within city limits. A Boring Company spokesperson said the tunnel could stretch from Hawthorne - where Musk's other company SpaceX is located - "along the 405 to Westwood, with a number of stops along the way." Related:

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The rustic exterior of this abandoned barn hides a surprising space to get away from it all

This neglected old barn in Norway will soon be hosting tourists from all around the world, thanks to its recent makeover helmed by architecture studio OPA Form. The renovated structure now features a modern sleeping module that can fit a family of four and offers stunning views of the picturesque valley Myrkdalen on the west-coast of Norway. The architects infused the original wooden building with new life by adding a module that’s practically invisible from the outside. The exterior looks as...

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6 Vegan and vegetarian turkey alternatives for Thanksgiving

VEGAN WHOLE TURKEY GARDEIN STUFFED VEGGIE TURKEY ROAST TOFURKY VEGETARIAN FEAST QUORN TURK’Y MAGIC VEGAN LOAF MAKER FIELD ROAST CELEBRATION ROAST VEGAN WHOLE TURKEY Going meat-free on Thanksgiving doesn't have to mean giving up the bird— VegeUSA's

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Buncrana inquest: Louise James tells of heartbreaking moment she learned of tragedy

The woman who lost five family members in the Buncrana pier tragedy last spoke to her sister on the phone 17 minutes before the car went into the water.

Commuter chaos: Roads closed as gardaí issue safety warning to motorists due to floods

Gardaí have issued a warning to all drivers as heavy rainfall and flooding continue to cause chaos ahead of the evening commute.

Men wearing 'Freddie Kruger' masks entered pub before shooting, court hears

Two men wearing "Freddie Kruger" masks entered the Sunset House pub in Dublin before the manager of the pub was shot dead, the Special Criminal Court heard this morning.

Suggestions Donegal should become part of the UK branded 'intentionally provocative' and 'farcical'

Suggestions that Donegal should become part of the United Kingdom have been branded "farcical" and "intentionally provocative."

Kevin Spacey being investigated by Metropolitan Police over a second alleged assault

Kevin Spacey is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over a second alleged sexual assault, it is understood.

George North set to return to Wales at the end of the season

Warren Gatland has been handed a boost ahead of the World Cup with the news that George North will play his club rugby in Wales in the season leading up to the marquee tournament.

Saudi-led coalition to allow aid into war-torn Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition has announced it will reopen Yemen's main international airport in the capital of Sanaa and a vital Red Sea port to give access to humanitarian aid.

Airline defendants to pay 95 million dollars in 9/11 settlement

Insurers have agreed to pay 95 million dollars (£71.5 million) to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the 9/11 attacks.

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3,000-year-old underwater castle discovered in Turkey's largest lake

Lake Van in Turkey is the country's biggest lake - but that isn't its only claim to fame. Van Yüzüncü Yil University archaeologists and a team of divers recently discovered an underwater fortress far below the surface. The ancient nation of Urartu could have built the castle during the Iron Age, around 3,000 years ago. Related:

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Picturesque Swiss Alps town wants to pay new residents to move there

A two-week vacation in the Alps is great, sure. But what about a 10-year stay where you'll be paid to live in a charming chalet and sip hot cocoa amongst snow-capped mountains? Indeed, as Travel+Leisure shares, the tiny Swiss village of Albinen, near Leukerbad in the canton of Valais is offering new residents a hefty  annual paycheck—25,000 francs ($25,200 USD) per adult and 10,000 francs ($10,000 USD) per child, to be exactR