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8 min ago | New York Daily News

'Star Wars: Episode VII' to film on island off Irish coast: report

Skellig Michael, a World Heritage site, will be used by director J.J. Abrams as a location in his 'Star Wars' film, according to a local Kerry County newspaper.


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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Paddling schoolboy drowns after slipping in reservoir

THE devastated family of a schoolboy who went missing while in a reservoir with other children watched in agony as his lifeless body was retrieved by divers.


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Wall Street Journal

After Cops and Crooks, a Conversion

Moments into " Calvary ," Brendan Gleeson, playing a priest in Ireland, receives a death threat in the confessional.


Related Topix: The Guard, Brendan Gleeson, World News, Wedding, Theater, Arts, Edge of Tomorrow

Chicago Reader

The whey of the cocktail: Experimenting with booze and a byproduct

When I got a promotional bottle of vodka in the mail recently , I glanced at the press release that accompanied it and did my usual eye roll at its puffed-up claims.


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13-year-old boy drowns in Drogheda

He was one of three youths who went for a swim in the lake at Rosehall on the northside of the town.


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Drunk passenger mistakes plane door for bathroom door

A man who had been drinking vodka and beer to steady his nerves while on his first flight ever attempted to open the plane's main door, thinking it was the bathroom.


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Watford Observer

Rickmansworth man 'completely shocked' by papal honour

A Rickmansworth man has been awarded a papal honour for his years of service to the Roman Catholic Church and his work in the community.


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Crowdfunded Book Up For Biggest Literary Prize

A crowdfunded novel has been nominated for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for the first time in the competition's history.


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Dundalk Today

Big demand for cancer support service

The Cara Cancer Support Centre is located in the former Sinn Fein offices at Williamson Place, Dundalk, just off Park Street.


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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Georgia Straight

Dervish adds its own twist to traditional Celtic sound

Their friendship was forged in innumerable porter-soaked pub sessions playing traditional tunes and songs with the Sligo stamp-brisk and bright, with a touch of swing, as also heard in the playing of legendary fiddlers Michael Coleman and Kevin Burke.


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Trade Talk: Five Mahoney brothers take over the former Monk McQueen's site

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.


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Live Science

String Theory: The Physics of Master Guitar Playing

How do great guitarists bend a string like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix? One scientist sought to figure out how legendary performers make great music.


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A century in the making: The Irish Republic's peace with WW1

Between them, the 14 British divisions that took part in the Somme offensive of July 1, 1916, won nine Victoria Crosses on that day.


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Some Saoirse Stuff #2

FAIR City star Rachael Pilkington has united a host of famous names to call on the Government to ban fur farming in Ireland.


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Irish film noir Spider's Trap comes to Light House

Spider's Trap , a new Irish film noir starring Glen Baker, Alan Sherlock, Simon Delaney, Liam Carney and Sarah Carroll, is to launch at Dublin's Light House Cinema on August 9 at 11:45am.


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Beaverton Valley Times

Dairy women say Aging fiberglass bovine has 'a lot of miles on her' - Wednesday, 23 July 2014 01:00

That got us here at the News-Times talking about memories of the fair over the years.


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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Dundalk Today

Ambulance breaks down and takes an hour to reach Lourdes

Two Dundalk ambulances broke down at the weekend. This is the third breakdown in two weeks.


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Boxing Scene

Photos: Jennings, Perez Hit The Empire State Building

Undefeated heavyweights BRYANT 'By By' JENNINGS and MIKE 'The Rebel' PEREZ stopped traffic today at they headed to the world-famous Empire State Building for a media photo opportunity on the 86th Floor Observation Deck.


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Sentencing hearing of Ivor Callely on charges of fraudulently using invoice

FORMER junior minister Ivor Callely has admitted three further counts of fraudulently using false invoices to claim mobile phone expenses.


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Limerick Today

Sadness as the 'Voice of Thomond' Tommy Creamer passes away

The voice of Thomond Park for over 30 years PA announcer Tommy Creamer, holds up his match tickets from 1978 Munster v All Blacks at Thomond Park and a 1995 world cup ticket Ireland v All Blacks from Ellis Park and below, with Paul and Paddy O'Connell at the Munster man's freedom of the city reception RUGBY fans have been saddened to learn of the ... (more)


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