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# death - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Body of a man found on strand in Ballybunion after two-day search

The discovery was made by the Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter off the Long Strand in Ballybunion.

Deaths in 2013: Saying goodbye to those we loved and lost this year

It was the year we bid our farewells to the beloved Seamus Heaney, the controversial Margaret Thatcher, the talented James Gandolfini and global inspiration and father of the Rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela.

# death - Sunday 29 December, 2013

India to hold vigils to mark anniversary of gang-rape victim’s death

The 23-year-old physiotherapy student died this day last year, nearly two weeks after being attacked by a gang of men on a moving bus in Dehli.

# death - Friday 27 December, 2013

Man in court over St Stephen’s Day stabbing in Shankill

The accused is expected at a sitting of Bray District Court, gardaí said tonight.

Extract: Colm McCann on Dublin, Ulysses and friendship

“The book that I return to, when I return to Ireland, is always Ulysses… Death takes away a lot of things, but it can’t ever take away our stories.”

81-year-old man dies in Tyrone tractor crash

The PSNI are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which saw a tractor leave the road.

# death - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Arafat’s death was natural and not caused by radiation says Russian expert

While a Swiss lab report said that Arafat was probably poisoned by polonium, this is the second study to rule it out.

Man arrested over suspicious death in Courtown Habour released without charge

The investigation is ongoing and a post mortem on the body of the man found dead at a house on Christmas Eve is scheduled to take place today.

# death - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Gardaí investigating suspicious death at Courtown Harbour

Officers were called to an address in the Co Wexford town shortly after midnight.

# death - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Appeal for witnesses after man in 60s killed in Tipperary collision

A male passenger in his 20s was also injured in the crash.

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas base in Gaza

It’s believed the air strike is in retaliation to the shooting dead of an Israeli civilian near the border.

Dún Laoghaire RNLI pay tribute to lives lost at sea

The lifeboat station hold a ceremony each year to remember 15 volunteers who lost their lives this day in 1895 and all those who lost their lives around Irish coasts.

# death - Monday 23 December, 2013

AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies

Kalashnikov designed a weapon that became synonymous with killing on a sometimes indiscriminate scale

# death - Sunday 22 December, 2013

At least 42 dead after ‘TNT-packed barrels’ dropped on Syrian city of Aleppo

Earlier it was reported that the strike killed at least 25 people, including six children, a monitor said, part of a week-long regime bombing campaign that has left hundreds dead.

Mother and wife grants wishes to family two years after her death

Brenda Schmitz wanted to send a message to her husband – once he had fallen in love again.

Man dies and woman escapes unharmed after car crashes into a lake

The incident happened at Grange Lake in Co Roscommon in the early hours of this morning.

Former IRA man Bernard McGinn found dead at his home in Monaghan

Gardaí have confirmed that a sudden death was reported to officers in Monaghan Town at around 2pm yesterday afternoon.

# death - Saturday 21 December, 2013

British doctor ‘failed by his government and Syrians’

The family of Dr Abbas Khan spoke to BBC News about their anger following his death in a Syrian prison.

# death - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Midleton ambulance call ‘did not follow procedure’ in the lead-up to 2-year-old’s death

The death of two-year-old Vakaris Martinaitis was ruled an accidental death, but the National Ambulance Service has found problems with how the 999 call was dealt with.

# death - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Great Train Robbery’s Ronnie Biggs dies, aged 84 RIP

Great Train Robbery’s Ronnie Biggs dies, aged 84

Biggs had suffered a series of strokes in recent years.

# death - Monday 16 December, 2013

Gardaí investigating death of man in Cork in October make Dublin arrest

The 36-year-old died in hospital after being found unconscious on Patrick’s Quay in Cork.

First meningitis B vaccine now available privately in Ireland

The Meningitis Research Foundation has called for the vaccine to be implemented nationally for all children.

Third person arrested over fatal Dublin shooting

The 41-year-old victim was shot dead yesterday evening by a lone gunman.

# death - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Investigation after body of 30-year-old woman found on Belfast street

The woman’s body was discovered just before 9 o’clock this morning.

Man arrested after discovery of woman’s body in Mayo

The man, who is in his early 20s, was arrested in the Castlebar area.

# death - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Body of woman in her 20s found in Mayo house

Gardaí say they are investigating all circumstances surrounding the death.

# death - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From Business ETC IKEA warns of lamp ‘strangulation hazard’ after toddler death IKEA

IKEA warns of lamp ‘strangulation hazard’ after toddler death

The company has asked customers to go back to the store or call customer service to receive a free kit to fix the cord to the wall.

# death - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Column: ‘I attended Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994 and he will be missed’

The obscenity of the apartheid system was brought home to me when Bishop Desmond Tutu visited Ireland in 1984 and he shared his stories, writes Joe Murray, who says the world has lost a unique leader.

# death - Friday 6 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Paris Hilton is not happy about this Nelson Mandela tweet hoax Faked

Paris Hilton is not happy about this Nelson Mandela tweet hoax

A tweet reportedly from the socialite attributing Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech to Mandela was a hoax.

From The Daily Edge The New Yorker honours Nelson Mandela with striking cover image Mandela
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Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures

The former president of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison, has died.

# death - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, president and father of ‘Rainbow Nation’

The former president of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison, inspired a nation and the world.

# death - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Gardaí investigating Phoenix Park murder release teenage girl

Three people have been questioned, and one man charged, in connection with the killing of 36-year-old Gerard Donnelly.

# death - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Column: We need new ways to acknowledge grief in our rapidly changing society

The experience of the darker range of emotions is healthy and natural. But what happens when traditional grieving practises fade away, when your community experiences mass emigration, or your friendships move online?

# death - Monday 2 December, 2013

Probe launched into cause of New York train derailment

The train may have been speeding when it veered off the rails in the Bronx borough yesterday.

# death - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Man (27) arrested in connection with Phoenix Park murder

The man is being detained at Finglas Garda Station.

# death - Friday 29 November, 2013

Murder investigation launched after man’s body “engulfed by fire” in park

Gardai are still treating the death as suspicious as post-mortem continues on his burned body.

Simon Community says Phoenix Park death highlights the vulnerability of the homeless

A man was found dead in Phoenix Park today who is believed to have suffered from burns.

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Body of man found in Phoenix Park

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses who were near Wellington Road between 12.30am and 1am today.

Cancer death rates for Ireland’s older women higher than EU average

Eurostat figures show that circulatory diseases are the most prevalent cause of deaths of over 65s in the EU28 countries.