vendredi 24 novembre 2017

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

Oooh the excitement!

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.

The gorgeous Roadhaus RV soaks up sunlight with a glass-enclosed roof

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Why Open-Plan Offices Don't Work (And Some Alternatives That Do)

"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.

Check out more episodes in Monocle's The Big Interview series.

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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.

Studio House CHOI / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura

Why Architectural Models Are Crucial to Make Bamboo Projects a Reality

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


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MVRDV Clad Flexible, Mixed-Use Munich Building in Giant German Slang Words

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 exact—to live in the village for at least a decade. Of course, there...

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'I was a great one for wandering around upstairs in the dark' - insomniac (59) who didn't sleep a full night in four decades

Imagine not sleeping eight-hours-a-night for 40 years. In fact, you never slept more than five hours a night. And regularly, you’ve only slept for two hours.

Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin hits all-time record

A record number of people have been found sleeping rough in Dublin.

Burglar makes big mistake targeting house packed full of rugby players

A would-be burglar quickly realised he'd made a big mistake after targeting a house packed full of hardened rugby players.

He can't party like Bono, and 9 other things we learned from the big Noel Gallagher interview

Barry Egan's sprawling interview with Noel Gallagher for The Sunday Independent was crammed with revelations on everything from his childhood to his relationship with brother Liam to the secret to writing a classic.

Increasing numbers of farmers storing valuables in security vaults after rise in rural crime

Farmers from as far away as Kerry and Donegal are storing their valuables in security vaults in Dublin.

Brilliant moment as Wigan star scores twice and then arrives in time for birth of his son - in full kit

Wigan Athletic star Ryan Colclough crammed a lot into his Tuesday evening, as he scored two goals in League One and became a father in one dramatic night.

Firms handed £2.3bn reprieve in business rates indexation change

UK firms have been granted a £2.3 billion reprieve on controversial business rates as part of a string of tax changes the Chancellor said proved the Government was “listening to concerns”.

Aldi launches its own budget-option craft Irish vodka in time for Christmas

Aldi has launched a new bargain craft Irish vodka in its stores.

NASA video shows dramatic shift in Earth's seasons as a result of climate change

It can be hard to visualize just how much climate change has impacted Earth's seasons. To help, NASA released a new illustration that drives home the dramatic shift that has taken place over just a few short decades. So this week, when you are sitting around the table with that climate change-denying uncle, just show them this. Touted as the most complete view of biology on Earth to date, the visualization takes data from satellites since 1997...

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Low-impact 'Outside House' is built on an old lava flow in the mountains of Maui

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Techniques For Landing A Job At The World's Most Competitive Architecture Firms

London buses swap out diesel for a coffee-based biofuel

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Eyewitness at Buncrana tragedy inquest describes harrowing scenes as car slipped from pier

A MOTORIST who arrived at the scene of the Buncrana drowning tragedy could hear children “squealing” in their car as it slipped from the pier and began to sink, an inquest has heard.

Explainer: Who is 'The Butcher of Bosnia' Ratko Mladic as he is jailed for life for genocide

Former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic, dubbed "The Butcher of Bosnia", has been jailed for life after being found guilty of genocide at the International Criminal Tribunal today.

Varadkar facing fresh calls to correct Dáil record over whistleblower controversy

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing fresh calls to correct the Dáil record for statements made around the whistleblower controversy.

'I'm only sleeping for two or three hours a night' - how Ibrahim Halawa is adapting to the 'outside world'

Ibrahim Halawa has spoken out about adapting to the outside world, and said he is only getting "two to three hours sleep a night".

'AI can make Ireland richer' (even if robots do take our jobs)

Robots may be set to take our jobs, but artificial intelligence could make Ireland a richer place.

'We can just CGI Henry Cavill's mustache out, it will be fine and not look weird at all'

Forget the bad reviews, Justice League will be remembered for one thing and one thing only - Henry Cavill's moustache.

Consumers warned over unauthorised firm which cloned details of investment company

The name of an unauthorised firm has been published by the Central Bank as a warning has been issued to consumers.

Liverpool issue statement over claims their fans were mistreated by Spanish police in Seville

Liverpool Football Club have expressed their concern over widespread reports that their supporters were mistreated by Spanish police before and after Tuesday night’s Champions League game against Sevilla.

Stunning shipping container home can be yours for $125k

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Hate Contemporary Architecture? Blame Economics, Not Architects

Massive sinkhole opens up in the middle of a Brazilian farming town

Watch your step! A crater

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3D-printed pod homes for the homeless could cling to NYC buildings

Creative agency Framlab has proposed a type of parasitic architecture for housing New York City’s growing homeless population. Called Homed, the temporary housing solution comprises partly 3D-printed hexagonal pods that use scaffolding to attach to the sides of unused, windowless building facades. The modular units could be easily customized for different uses and transported from site to site. In an estimate by the Coalition for the Homeless, over 61,000 people are sleeping in New...

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Kitchens that Double As Dining Rooms: Architectural Design Inspiration

Boy (7) who died after horror crash that also killed mother donated heart to toddler

A mother was bringing her sick son to hospital when their car crashed into an articulated truck killing them both, an inquest heard.

Ronan O'Gara to leave Racing 92 and take up coaching role in New Zealand

Ronan O'Gara will leave French side Racing 92 and take up a coaching role with Crusaders in New Zealand on January 1.

Father's 'disgust' following 'racist incident' involving son (10) in school

A FATHER has demanded a review of school and Department of Education anti-racism policies after expressing "disgust" at how an incident involving his young son was dealt with.

Newstalk's Sarah McInerney seen as 'ideal candidate' to step into Sinead Desmond's Ireland AM shoes

Broadcaster Sarah McInerney has been linked with Sinead Desmond's vacant slot on Ireland AM after announcing her decision to leave her weekend show on Newstalk.

'I never really understood how special that day was to him until I saw that letter' - former RTE presenter Theresa Lowe on her father

Even today, twenty years after she left our screens as an RTE presenter, the very mention of the name Theresa Lowe will rise a spark of nostalgia in many Irish people.

Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo told players he had cancer at half time before his side fought back to draw with Liverpool

Sevilla will make an official statement regarding the health of head coach Eduardo Berizzo on Wednesday.

This idyllic Swiss village wants to pay families over €60,000 to move there

If it’s ever been a distant dream of yours to wind up in a tiny and beautiful mountain village, consider this.

Stars pay tribute to their ‘first love’ David Cassidy

Singer and TV presenter Coleen Nolan has told of how she “absolutely idolised” David Cassidy as she paid tribute to the teen heartthrob, who has died aged 67.

How music from Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry inspires Irish wonder horse Sizing John

The power of music has long been coveted by the sporting world as a means of inspiration and motivation.

United Utilities boosts profits despite Brexit inflation lifting debt costs

Water supplier United Utilities has lifted revenues and profits despite Brexit-induced inflation pushing up debt costs.

Foster + Partners Apple Park Visitor Center opens to the public

Apple fans and architecture buffs can now sneak a peek at Apple’s massive spaceship campus at the new Apple Park Visitor Center, opened Friday. As with all the campus buildings and the new Apple stores, Foster + Partners led the design effort at the new Visitor Center, wrapped in a transparent envelope below an incredibly thin floating carbon-fiber roof. The combination of glass and carbon fiber is becoming a hallmark of Apple architecture and stores, including the campus’ Steve Jobs Theater...

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Explore Peter Zumthor's 1986 Shelter for Roman Ruins in Quiet Solitude

Call from Varadkar to whistleblower McCabe helps Frances Fitzgerald survive political crisis

GARDA whistleblower Maurice McCabe pulled back from issuing a statement that could have ended Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s career last night.

'Take caution, expect delays': Widespread flooding, several road closures nationwide as heavy rain continues

There is widespread flooding nationwide and several road closures following heavy rain overnight.

Mayo star Lee Keegan 'disappointed' as he is forced to dismiss 'MS rumour'

The 2016 Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after two recent operations on both of his hips, but he has dismissed "a false rumour" that he is suffering from a serious illness.

Massive search and rescue operation after U.S. Navy plane crashes into sea off coast of Japan

A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in waters southeast of Japan's Okinawa island on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.

'It was very tough' - man's desperate bid to save woman knocked down by lorry

A man has told how locals fought desperately to save the life of a woman after she was struck by a lorry in the city centre.

Revealed: how you can cut the cost of motoring next year - and every year

If you own a vehicle, you are supporting all manner of costs. One you may not think of regularly is the benefit of simple maintenance and the cost that not doing it incurs.

Cyclist (39) dies following collision involving two cars

A male cyclist was killed following a collision involving his bicycle and two cars in Kerry last night.

WATCH: Incredible footage shows North Korean soldier being shot, then dragged to safety over border in escape bid

A North Korean soldier has been seen racing for the border in a vehicle and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least 40 times as he limps into South Korea.

YouTube star Jack Maynard leaves I'm a Celebrity 'to defend himself against allegations'

YouTube star Jack Maynard has left the I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! jungle.

Clare photographer climbed Cliffs of Moher sea stack and unearthed some hidden gems

Co Clare man Patrick Stritch and a friend took off on an adventure at the Cliffs of Moher and recorded the whole thing.

Watch: Father surprises daughter with emotional self-penned song during wedding dance

A long-standing custom, the father-daughter dance is used to signify the relationship between the bride and one of the most important men in her life.

'Surprise twist in store' as Fair City star Clelia Murphy finally bows out of soap

Clelia Murphy will finally bow out of Fair City this week after 22 years playing feisty Niamh Brennan.

Cyrus Christie to make formal statement to Gardaí over racist Twitter abuse

Ireland international footballer Cyrus Christie will make a formal statement to gardaí about the racist abuse he has suffered online.

CAB seizes €700k worth of cars and watches from gang that cons elderly

A gang involved in conning elderly people through bogus home improvement work has been dealt a significant blow by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

Revealed: How post offices plan to 'restructure' to remain 'relevant'

Post offices are to develop a wider range of financial and banking services in a bid to remain relevant in the internet era.

Zimbabwe's former vice president Mnangagwa to return home today, expected to be sworn in as president

Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, ruling party ZANU-PF official Larry Mavhima told Reuters.

West Wing star tells Trump’s press secretary: You’re no CJ Cregg

The West Wing star Bradley Whitford has dismissed Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ claims she “got to live a real life version” of an episode of the hit show during a Thanksgiving turkey pardoning.

Irish spend just under a quarter of total expenditure on housing costs

In 2016 people living in Ireland spent 23.3pc of their total expenditure on household costs including housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels.

Operation Hurdle: Gardai draft in air corps to target Christmas tree thieves

A seasonal garda operation to target Christmas tree raiders is now "in full swing", as Irish growers predict a bumper harvest of festive firs.

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Modernist Architect Albert C. Lender Dies at Age 93

'Welcome to the new Zimbabwe' - Jubilation on the streets as Robert Mugabe resigns

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe has resigned as president after 37 years in power, as parliament began impeachment proceedings against him.

Revealed: The right time to put up your Christmas tree – according to readers readers have had their say on the debate which begins to rage around this time every year - just when is the right time to put up your Christmas tree.

Sex education needs to be more graphic because teens are trying taboo practices, say experts

Sex education may need to become more graphic because teenagers are increasingly experimenting with taboo practices, a new study has warned.

'It doesn't necessarily pay to be president' - Room rates at Trump's hotels fall by up to 63pc

There is further evidence that Donald Trump’s occupation of the Oval Office has had a negative impact on his business empire, with new research showing that average room rates have fallen by as much as 63pc at all but one of his 13 hotels.

President Trump gives permission to pardon Dustin the Turkey for Thanksgiving

Donald Trump has issued a last minute reprieve for Ireland’s favourite bird.

The Left Wing: Eoin O'Malley on battling with Brian O'Driscoll and having to walk away from rugby at just 25

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined in studio by former Leinster centre Eoin O'Malley.

'Jared is getting headaches after hard work' - No timeframe on return for Ireland star Payne

Ireland centre Jared Payne still isn't ready to return to action after being sidelined since the Lions tour due to headaches.

Six Yummy Organic Pumpkin Recipes You Can Make for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Breakfast Shake The anti-oxidants in pumpkin will get you feeling refreshed, so why not start your day with a healthy pumpkin shake? For the sweet treat, combine 1 cup canned organic pumpkin, 1 cup coconut milk or regular milk, 1 frozen banana, 1

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NASA confirms asteroid came from another solar system - and it's incredibly bizarre

The presence of an elongated asteroid hurtling through our solar system prompted a call to action from observatories throughout the world. It's the first confirmed object from another star according to NASA, and it may be as long as a quarter mile. And while the rocky asteroid may not really be piloted by aliens - it could give us clues into the formation of other solar systems. Related:

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Brilliantly renovated Rusty House is wrapped in a layer of rusted steel

Exposed raw building materials and soft fabrics mesh together in this small house in the Czech Republic, renovated by OK PLAN ARCHITECTS. Wrapped in a layer of pre-rusted sheet metal (CorTen), the Rusty House is a minimalist residence that surprises passersby with its unusual exterior and maximizes the potentials of its tiny plot. After living in the house for twelve years, the owner decided to renovate the interior of the house and “soften” the appearance of the main living space. OK PLAN...

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