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US Moon lander’s battery likely has hours left

An American lunar lander that tipped over during its historic touchdown last week likely only has hours left until its battery runs out, the private company operating it has said. The uncrewed Odysseus, built by Houston-based Intuitive Machines, made the first return by a US craft to the Moon in …

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Derry Girls wins Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize

Derry Girls creator and writer Lisa McGee has been announced as the winner of the 28th Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize, an award founded in memory of the British Ambassador to Ireland who was murdered by the IRA in 1976. Derry native McGee won the £7,500 prize for the third series …

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Three men jump in Westmeath river to avoid arrest

Three men from an “organised burglary group” jumped into a Co Westmeath river yesterday in an effort to evade arrest, according to gardaí. The three men jumped into the River Blackwater following a 35-minute pursuit, after gardaí were first alerted to a burglary. In a post on their Facebook page, …

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Irish anti-corruption advocate detained in Iraq

Yasser Eljuboori, an Irish anti-corruption advocate born in Iraq, has been denied permission to leave Iraq and return to his family in Ireland, his wife has said. In a statement, Laura Wickham said that her husband was detained over 36 hours ago in Baghdad, with no initial reason given for …

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Arrest over ‘concerning incident’ at Sligo ATU campus

A man was arrested on the Sligo campus of Atlantic Technological University (ATU) this afternoon following an incident there. It is understood that the man was brandishing a knife and threatened students. ATU confirmed there was a “concerning incident” on the campus grounds this afternoon in which “a member of …

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ASAI upholds complaint against An Post over delivery time

Complaints against An Post and Free Now are among those to have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland. The ASAI upheld complaints against six companies in its latest bulletin. Three of the six cases were upheld in full and three of the six cases were upheld in …

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UK trampoline park directors fined over broken backs

The owners of a trampoline park in Britain where 11 people broke their backs and hundreds more were left injured have been fined and ordered to do community service. David Elliot Shuttleworth, 34, and Matthew Melling, 33, were the directors of Flip Out Chester, where a customer was injured a …

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TII ‘could have done more’ to provide Metrolink updates

Transport Infrastucture Ireland (TII) has said it “could have done more” to keep residents in Dublin updated with information related to the Metrolink project. It follows stinging criticism of the body from residents who claim that TII have been “elusive, dismissive and economic with the facts”. Anne Meehan, from Prospect …

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Inquest hears of ambulance delays as man choked to death

A student at the National College of Ireland in Dublin choked to death after eating food while lying in bed, an inquest has heard. A sitting of Dublin District Coroner’s Court was told that Zuwei Yang, a 22-year-old Chinese student, suffered a cardiac arrest after struggling to breathe in his …

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