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Today’s headlines: Tipperary hurler Dillon Quirke, 24, dies after falling ill during the game; Cottage owners are being offered cash to accommodate refugees

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Tipperary hurling star Dillon Quirke, 24, has died after falling ill during the game

A Tipperary hurler died after collapsing during a game at Semple Stadium last night. Dillon Quirke (24) was carried off the field just before half-time at Thurles on Friday.

Holiday home owners are offered a financial incentive to alleviate the housing shortage of refugees

The government has urged holiday home owners to lend their properties to the state to help alleviate Ukraine’s refugee crisis, potentially offering them a monthly cash payment in excess of the €400 currently offered to households.

“Everyone is just stunned by the scale of the tragedy” – locals are left reeling after brother and sister drowning off Kerry Beach

A community is in shock after a man and his sister drown while swimming at a popular tourist spot. Father of two Dessie Byrne, 52, died trying to rescue 62-year-old Muriel Eriksson when she got into trouble on Ballybunion beach in Co Kerry.

Sabina Higgins: a pacifist who found herself in the line of fire

For someone who’s worked as an actor for years and has trained herself to handle all the pressures on stage, Sabina Higgins could be excused if she’s been feeling drained this week.

Gardaí are investigating new claims that Ian Bailey met Sophie Toscan du Plantier before her murder

Gardaí have new information that claims to show that self-confessed suspect Ian Bailey knew Sophie Toscan du Plantier before her murder – and may even have had dinner with her.

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Like a scene from Narcos: How the Kinahan Cartel used Longford to fly in millions of drugs

Gardaí have seized €8.4million worth of cocaine after it was flown straight from a crime series to Co Longford in a scenario narcotics

The Foodie’s Guide to Europe: Ireland’s top chefs tell us where they eat on holiday

From the best tortilla in Barcelona to a disused gas station in Copenhagen serving tasty burgers, our favorite foodies share their picks for your next European getaway.

Dublin Airport is accused of ‘massaging’ queue numbers by not counting passengers waiting outside T1 just to get into the building

Dublin Airport has been accused of “massing the numbers” in relation to waiting times to get through security at the country’s largest airport.

Regulation keeping mortgage rates high for Irish homeowners is defended by the Central Bank

The central bank has defended regulations that many blame for keeping mortgage rates here higher than the rest of the eurozone.

State issues record number of work permits amid job boom

The Department for Enterprise is on track to issue a record number of work permits this year as officials try to clear a backlog of applications built up during the pandemic.

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Going green: how Ireland’s leading tourist attractions have gone green

A bag of Tayto chips with cheese and onions might not exactly scream sustainability, but the snack’s sponsored theme park seems to be at the forefront as Ireland’s greenest tourist attraction.

Philly McMahon: I was offered a job as Senior County Manager this week. Here’s why I turned it down

Philly McMahon says a county board’s proposal this week made him recognize his desire to become an intercounty chief and wonder how counties appoint their supremos.

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The scientist apologizes as the picture of the ‘new star’ is chorizo

A world-renowned scientist has issued an apology after sharing an allegedly stunning image of a star – which turned out to be a piece of chorizo.

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