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Funeral of Tony O’Reilly to take place on Thursday

The funeral of the well-known Irish businessman, philanthropist and rugby player, Tony O’Reilly, will take place on Thursday. A funeral mass will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook in Dublin 4 at 11am, following a removal at 5pm the previous evening. Mr O’Reilly died on …

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ChatGPT to pause use of voice after Johansson comparison

OpenAI has said it will “pause” the use of one of the voices in ChatGPT after it drew comparisons with Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson. Some users had commented on a similarity between Johansson’s voice and one of the voice options named Sky found inside the app following an update that …

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European Elections 2024: Midlands–North-West constituency

From Malin Head to the M50 and from Clifden to the Cooley Peninsula, the Midlands North-West Constituency is as vast geographically as it is diverse in the range of concerns facing its voters. Candidates 27 candidates in total: Justin Barrett (National Party); Niall Blaney (Fianna Fáil); Anthony Cahill (The Irish …

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Cargo ship that destroyed Baltimore bridge towed to port

The cargo ship that collided with a Baltimore bridge nearly two months ago, collapsing it and killing six highway workers, was refloated on Monday and towed back into port. Live television images of the operation showed a flotilla of tugboats slowly pushing and towing the M/V Dali away from the …

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ICC charges against Israel, Hamas leaders: key points

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday requested warrants for top leaders of Israel and Hamas over war crimes allegedly committed during and after the 7 October attacks. Here are the key points on Karim Khan’s charges against the two sides: Hamas The charges are against Yahya …

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13 motorists fined €154k over unpaid M50 tolls

A judge has fined 13 motorists €154,000 after they skipped court prosecutions for repeatedly dodging M50 tolls, including a van driver who failed to pay for using the Dublin motorway 666 times. They did not attend their scheduled Dublin District Court hearings today, and Judge Anthony Halpin imposed fines ranging …

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Garda hospitalised after being struck by a car in Dublin

Updated / Monday, 20 May 2024 16:33 The incident happened shortly before 1am in the Castleknock area of Dublin 15 A garda has been injured after being struck by a car in Blanchardstown in the early hours of this morning. It happened shortly before 1am in the Castleknock area of …

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Cohen returns to witness stand in Trump hush money trial

Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has returned to the witness stand in the former US president’s hush money trial while it remained unclear whether Mr Trump himself would testify in his own defence. Mr Cohen is the final and most important witness for New York prosecutors as they seek …

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Man remanded in custody over alleged abduction in Laois

A 40-year-old man from Co Laois has been further remanded in custody in relation to the alleged abduction of a woman in the county last month. Patrick Horan, with an address at Graigue in Mountmellick, was charged with the offence of harassment causing serious concern or distress, which allegedly took …

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