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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 21 December, 2014

Today’s News

From The Score Where will Liverpool vs Arsenal be won and lost? Big Match Build-up

Where will Liverpool vs Arsenal be won and lost?

The top-four rivals meet on Sunday as both sides looked to spark their faltering campaigns.

From The Score UFC champion Jose Aldo keen on ‘huge fight’ with McGregor Watch This Space

UFC champion Jose Aldo keen on ‘huge fight’ with McGregor

The Brazilian sees Chad Mendes as his nearest rival but reveals that he would be keen on a bout with ‘The Notorious’.

Peace, hope, and celebration: President Higgins’ Christmas message to us all

Michael D Higgins said he wishes that 2015 will bring “a bounty of opportunities for flourishing and renewal”.

Yesterday’s News

From The Score Rory McIlory: ‘I’ve always played for Ireland so why would I change for the Olympics?’ Rio 2016
From The Score Bale on target as Real Madrid are crowned Club World Cup champions Top Of The World

Bale on target as Real Madrid are crowned Club World Cup champions

Sergio Ramos also scored to help the Champions League holders defeat San Lorenzo of Argentina.

From The Score 5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action

United get a reality check, injury-plagued City prevail and more thoughts from this afternoon’s games.

From The Score What do Leinster do for their Christmas party? Dress up as elves for a few scoops, of course Xmas Party

Heard of ‘Zopiclone’ and ‘Olanzapine’? … More and more people are dying after taking them

The two prescription drugs were the main substance recorded in more than 70 poisoning deaths over a two year period.

Gerry Adams wants Sean Barrett to meet with him over ongoing issues

The Sinn Féin leader said he has been writing to Barrett for “months”.

From The Daily Edge 12 unique panics of an Irish Christmas PANICSTATIONS

12 unique panics of an Irish Christmas

‘TIs the season to be absolutely stressed.

From The Score 5 things to look out for at the UFC’s final show of 2014 FIGHT NIGHT 58

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Opinion polls, a Sony hack probe, and water charge protests had everyone talking today.

Support for Labour and Fine Gael drops in latest Red C poll

But there’s another poll too…

From The Score Seamus Coleman on the League of Ireland, Trap and Donegal’s Michael Murphy Interview

Seamus Coleman on the League of Ireland, Trap and Donegal’s Michael Murphy

The full-back is up for the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year award this weekend.

Anti-water charge protests in Dublin and Donegal

It’s reported the 300 attended the protest in Donegal while 200 came out for the Dublin demonstration.

North Korea: ‘We had nothing to do with the Sony attack’

Pyongyang warned the US of “grave consequences” if the proposal for the joint investigation was rejected.

“We won’t be moving,” say residents told to leave their homes a week before Christmas

Their landlord has gone into receivership and the receiver says there are health and safety concerns.

Mother of children found stabbed to death in Australia is arrested

The children ranged in age from 18 months to 15 years.

Why headlines like this really, really annoy Gerald Fleming

“There’s absolutely no sense in that particular story and there’s nothing scientifically to back it up whatsoever.”

HSE issues tender for surveillance system following Áras Attracta expóse

The director general of the HSE Tony O’Brien said, “We need to know whether and in what circumstances we can engage in covert filming”.

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

From The Score Ulster’s indifferent form continues as mistakes cost them dear in Wales Slump

Ulster’s indifferent form continues as mistakes cost them dear in Wales

Neil Doak’s side were far from their best with confidence levels clearly low.

“Furious” Madonna forced to release new album tracks six months early

The Material Girl was due to release the album in March, but unfinished tracks leaked online.

After a decade at Guantanamo, four detainees are going home

This moves Obama closer to his goal of closing the military jail.

From The Score Paulie leads Ireland and the minor Munster title – Limerick’s 2014 sporting highlights Treaty

Paulie leads Ireland and the minor Munster title – Limerick’s 2014 sporting highlights

Memorable days in Thomond Park, camogie champions and beating the Black Ferns.

From The Score ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts latest in long line of athletes making political statements I Can't Breathe

‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts latest in long line of athletes making political statements

Lebron James and other athletes who made symbolic political statements.

These hairy cows are a rare butterfly’s best friend… here’s why:

They’re also going to be helping snails. And all by eating grass.

From The Score ‘He’s served his time and wants to play football’ – Hartlepool boss interested in Ched Evans Controversial

‘He’s served his time and wants to play football’ – Hartlepool boss interested in Ched Evans

Ronnie Moore says bringing the convicted rapist to the League Two club is ‘a possibility’.

From The Score A Nottingham Forest player is rocking the Abel Xavier look to raise money for cystic fibrosis Beard Envy
From The Daily Edge 11 Waterford Whispers headlines that sum up the year 2014 Satire

11 Waterford Whispers headlines that sum up the year 2014

Kim Kardashian Becomes Wedged In Ailwee Caves, and other classics from 2014.

No faking it: The art of growing a real Christmas tree

The Kavanagh family has been selling trees since the 1950s.

Have you seen missing girl Shannon Quaid (14)?

Shannon is known to frequent Dublin city centre, particularly Summerhill and Mountjoy.

From The Score Suarez finally gets off the mark in La Liga but brilliant Messi steals the show Whitewash

Suarez finally gets off the mark in La Liga but brilliant Messi steals the show

The Uruguayan scored once while his team-mate bagged two more in the 5-0 drubbing of Cordoba.

Could our next Andy Lee or Katie Taylor be amongst this lot? Flight Like Me Da This post contains images

Could our next Andy Lee or Katie Taylor be amongst this lot?

Check out the talent in junior boxing…

From The Score Falcao on target as United’s winning run comes to an end Report

Falcao on target as United’s winning run comes to an end

The draw left Louis van Gaal’s side seven points off the pace in third.

From The Score Charlie Austin’s first Premier League hat-trick lifts QPR out of drop zone, Saints end barren run Round-Up

Charlie Austin’s first Premier League hat-trick lifts QPR out of drop zone, Saints end barren run

Elsewhere, there was no festive cheer for lowly Hull or Leicester City.

From The Score London Welsh are probably the worst team in the history of top flight professional rugby Abject Failure
From The Score Ireland’s Daryl Murphy is now the top scorer in the Championship Hot Shot

Ireland’s Daryl Murphy is now the top scorer in the Championship

Another Irishman, Jay Tabb, got the other goal, as Ipswich secured a big win over their promotion rivals.

Dangerous distress flare found on Tory Island

Thankfully, it was made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team.

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