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The Sun

# the-sun - Friday 2 March, 2012

Cameron admits: I did ride Rebekah Brooks’s ex-police horse

The revelation comes after days of speculation about the British prime minister’s relationship with the former News International executive and her former police horse.

From The Score Ryan Giggs loses damages claim against the Sun Media

Ryan Giggs loses damages claim against the Sun

A damages claim by Manchester United and Wales footballer against the Sun newspaper was thrown out by a British High Court judge today.

# the-sun - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Rebekah Brooks was hacked by NoTW while editing sister paper The Sun

The Leveson inquiry today heard evidence from one police investigator who said the former News International chief executive was targeted on a weekly basis.

# the-sun - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Scotland Yard loaned a police horse to Rebekah Brooks

The former editor of the Sun and the News of the World was lent the retired horse for two years by the Metropolitan Police.

# the-sun - Monday 27 February, 2012

The Sun had a ‘culture of illegal payments to sources’ says police chief

The senior police officer leading the phone hacking probe gave evidence to the Leveson inquiry into media ethics today.

# the-sun - Sunday 26 February, 2012

From Business ETC Sun on Sunday goes on sale in Britain and Ireland Sun On Sunday

Sun on Sunday goes on sale in Britain and Ireland

The paper has launched a Sunday edition less than year after News International shut down its Sunday tabloid, the News of The World.

# the-sun - Monday 20 February, 2012

The Sun to launch new Sunday version this weekend

The new paper will fill the gap left when The News of the World closed last summer at the height of the hacking scandal.

# the-sun - Friday 17 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday

In the Fix tonight: Eircom Studyhub hacked; unvouched expenses; and Chris O’Dowd v Miss Piggy…

From Business ETC Murdoch to staff: ‘Sun on Sunday will launch very soon’ Sun On Sunday

Murdoch to staff: ‘Sun on Sunday will launch very soon’

An email sent by Rupert Murdoch to staff at The Sun confirms that far from being closed, the paper will be turning seven-day.

Rupert Murdoch flies to UK to deal with escalating newspaper crisis

A number of senior staff at The Sun have been arrested in recent weeks in connection with payments to public officials.

# the-sun - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Five ‘Sun’ journalists arrested in police bribery investigation

Staff at the paper are said to be fearing for their futures after five senior contributors were arrested by London police.

# the-sun - Saturday 28 January, 2012

British police arrest 5 in tabloid bribery probe

Four current and former employees of The Sun and one police officer were arrested as part of the investigation into police bribery this morning.

# the-sun - Friday 20 January, 2012

Politicians, celebs and sports stars among those to settle hacking claims

News International admitted it paid a private investigator to hack phones and blag information about a number of high profile figures in the UK who received compensation yesterday.

# the-sun - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

James Murdoch resigns from the boards of Times and Sun

Rupert Murdoch’s son has stepped down from the boards of News Group Newspapers Limited and Times Newspapers Limited.

# the-sun - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

From The Score That’ll be £400,000 please: Landlord tells Balotelli to pay for fireworks damages Bad Karma

That’ll be £400,000 please: Landlord tells Balotelli to pay for fireworks damages

The star looks set to be severely punished for the accident he apparently caused at his rented home last month.

# the-sun - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Hacking: documents put pressure on James Murdoch

News International’s James Murdoch will face more questions from MPs next Thursday.

# the-sun - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

British PM urged to apologise for ‘one of the biggest injustices of the 20th century’

A parliamentary debate on the Hillsborough disaster ended with an agreement that all government documents relating to the disaster would be released.

# the-sun - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

From The Score Sun forced into embarrassing climbdown over United star sex story Not So Clever(ley)

Sun forced into embarrassing climbdown over United star sex story

The tabloid’s publishers have agreed to pay Tom Cleverley “a substantial sum” in libel damages.

# the-sun - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Wrong-footed newspaper sites accidentally publish ‘Knox is guilty’ stories Amanda Knox

Wrong-footed newspaper sites accidentally publish ‘Knox is guilty’ stories

Fooled by an early declaration of guilt on a slander charge, the Daily Mail and Sun post stories declaring Knox to have lost her appeal.

# the-sun - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

From Business ETC News International to shed 110 jobs over next year News International

News International to shed 110 jobs over next year

Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper publisher will drop the workers between now and July – but won’t say if Irish staff are to go.

# the-sun - Thursday 25 August, 2011

From The Score Sky Sports News presenter arrested for drink driving Caught Out This post contains images

Sky Sports News presenter arrested for drink driving

Georgie Thompson was arrested after she was found to be over the legal limit while driving her Porsche sports car.

# the-sun - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Daily Mail and the Sun fined £15,000 each for contempt of court

The publications’ websites carried a photograph of a defendant in a murder trial that showed him holding a firearm.

# the-sun - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

The Sun website hacked by LulzSec

The hacking group returned after saying it was disbanding last month.

# the-sun - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Rupert Murdoch signs public apology public over phone-hacking

A full-page advert in all of today’s British papers says sorry for the “serious wrongdoing that occurred” at NotW.

# the-sun - Friday 15 July, 2011

Rebekah Brooks resigns from News International

Former News of the World editor says she is sorry and feels “a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt”.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# the-sun - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

MPs to quiz cops on failure to investigate phone-hacking

The assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police will be grilled on why he chose not to reopen inquiries in 2009.

# the-sun - Monday 11 July, 2011

Take Five: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# the-sun - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Louis Walsh accuser appears in court

Leonard Watters has appeared at Dublin District Court today charged with falsely accusing the Westlife manager of indecent assault.

# the-sun - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Riots in Greece, RTÉ responds to the Healy-Rae phone call controversy, amazing pics of a WWII plane dug out of a bog in Donegal….and a baby koala.

# the-sun - Saturday 25 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In today’s fix: Dublin’s Pride Parade, Smurfs on show and what you think about U2′s tax affairs (the answer? Not much)…

From The Daily Edge Don’t mention the war: Tabloids in stereotype sparring match Only Joking

Don’t mention the war: Tabloids in stereotype sparring match

Turns out half of all Britons have a German gene. Cue tabloid frenzy…

# the-sun - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Former editor of The Sun and Ryan Giggs join the phone hacking scandal

Giggs is suing NOTW while Rebekah Brooks’ phone was allegedly accessed more than 20 times between 2005 and 2006, after she was arrested for assault on her husband. She’s one of Rupert Murdoch’s execs.

# the-sun - Sunday 17 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits. Today including: an awesome time-lapse video.

# the-sun - Thursday 14 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge Mystery actor wins gagging order over prostitute claims Gagged

Mystery actor wins gagging order over prostitute claims

A mystery leading man is desperate to keep his name out of the papers, after allegations that he had an affair with ‘Rooney prostitute’.

# the-sun - Friday 25 February, 2011

Take 5: Friday

Five things you need to know: the scramble to leave Libya, a war-time era shell in Wexford, and who’s getting to crush Seán Fitzpatrick’s BMW.

The Sun’s transgender quiz criticised as “offensive” and unacceptable

Transgender rights campaigners criticise online quiz that invites readers to vote on whether pics are of “ladies or laddies”.

# the-sun - Thursday 5 August, 2010

A DONKEY FORCED to paraglide at a Russian holiday resort as part of a marketing stunt has been bought by the Sun newspaper.

Anapka, a female donkey, was dragged into the air over the Azov Sea in the south of the country for about half an hour.

After hearing of the incident, readers of the Sun wrote in and urged the paper to rescue the donkey. Garry O’Shea, a correspondent with the paper, said that thousands of people contacted them to secure the 17-year-old donkey’s safety.

Spurs coach Harry Redknapp has offered to stable the donkey at an animal sanctuary he’s opening in England.

Redknapp told the Sun that he was “sickened by the actions of the scumbag who treated Anapka so badly,” and that he believes animals deserve the same protections as humans.


# the-sun - Tuesday 3 August, 2010

PEOPLE IN IRELAND may enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime view of the sky tonight.

Recent solar activity means that auroras – lights in the sky that are only normally visible from countries close to polar regions – may make an appearance above Ireland.

Last Sunday, an eruption on the surface of the sun resulted in tonnes of plasma being blasted into space, creating a “solar tsunami” that is now travelling 93 million miles towards Earth.

If the plasma comes into contact with atoms of nitrogen and oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere, the reaction will cause the famous glowing lights in the sky.

Watch Sunday’s solar flare:



Sunday’s eruption – called a coronal mass ejection – was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said “It’s the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time,” adding, “We got a beautiful view of this eruption, and there might be more beautiful views to come – if it triggers aurorae”.

However, the solar tsunami might also cause space storms, which can damage satellites, knock out power grids, and disturb other communication systems on Earth.

Scientists warn that our sun is currently at its quietest in over a century, resulting  in what is known as a “solar minimum” phase – which could mean that we are overdue some bad solar weather, otherwise known as a “solar maximum”.

But while scientists cannot say for sure whether Irish sky-searchers will be able to see the lights as they occur, many will nevertheless be looking to the skies tonight in the hope of catching a glimpse of the elusive lights.