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July 2023
Sineád O'Connor: Tributes paid to one of Ireland's 'most gifted' artists
Events and memorials are underway in Dublin and abroad.
Sinéad O’Connor: A life of faith and courage
The talented singer-songwriter, who never shied away from calling out injustice, has died aged 56.
Former Sheffield Wednesday and Forest player Chris Bart-Williams dies aged 49
The Owls confirmed Bart-Williams died in the US where he was a mentor and a coach.
Former England striker Trevor Francis dies at age of 69
Francis guided Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham to major finals as a manager.
BBC newsreader George Alagiah dies aged 67 after long battle with cancer
The Sri Lanka-born journalist was the face of BBC One’s News At Six since 2007.
Legendary US singer Tony Bennett dies aged 96
Bennett had been living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Tributes paid to musician who died after falling from cliff in Clare
Darren Richmond was a singer and song collector who had been living in Ennis for a number of years.
Etzebeth's father dies 4 days before he is due to lead Springboks
An SA Rugby official told AFP that management will leave it up to the player whether he wants to return home.
Former Bristol and Bath back-rower Nick Koster dies at 34
Tributes have poured in for the South African-born player.
Tributes paid following death of former Lord Mayor of Dublin Ben Briscoe
Ben Briscoe served as a TD for over three decades and was also a prominent voice for Dublin’s Jewish community.
Funeral details announced for Dublin teenagers who died in Greece
Both students died last weekend during a holiday.
Former Ireland coach Roly Meates dies after long illness
Meates dedicated a lifetime of service to Irish rugby and was hailed as a ‘scrum guru’.
'We will never forget them': Dublin school holds prayer service for students who died in Greece
Many of the attendees at the service were classmates of Andrew O’Donnell and Max Wall and had been on the island of Ios at the time of their deaths.
Millwall owner and chairman John Berylson dies in ‘tragic accident’
The Lions confirmed the news in a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday night.
'He was a huge help to me... Everyone is shocked and saddened'
Ireland centre Garry Ringrose has paid tribute to the late Greig Oliver.
Minute's silence to be held in memory of Greig Oliver ahead of U20 World Cup games
Ireland play Fiji in their final pool game in Stellenbosch today.
Munster rugby coach Greig Oliver dies in paragliding accident in South Africa
The IRFU have paid tribute after the tragic accident occurred in Cape Town this afternoon.
Munster rugby coach Greig Oliver dies in paragliding accident in South Africa
The IRFU have paid tribute after the tragic accident occurred in Cape Town this afternoon.
Ireland U20s squad 'devastated' by death of two St Michael's students in Greece
Richie Murphy’s squad includes six former St. Michael’s students.
Dublin school mourns 'devastating loss' after deaths of two post-Leaving Cert students in Greece
Andrew O’Donnell and Max Wall were recent graduates of St Michael’s College in Dublin.
Man (40s) dies following accident at cliff in Cape Clear Island
A search and Rescue operation was carried out involving the Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 and Baltimore’s RNLI lifeboat.
June 2023
Oscar winner Alan Arkin dies aged 89
The American actor appeared in films including Little Miss Sunshine, Argo and Glengarry Glen Ross.
Motorcyclist killed after crash with car in Co Sligo yesterday
The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
'A true Scotland legend': Former Scotland manager Craig Brown dies aged 82
Brown is the last man to lead Scotland to a World Cup finals at France 1998.
Woman dies after being pulled from sea rescuing child off Co Cork beach
The woman was airlifted by a Coast Guard helicopter to Cork University Hospital in a critical condition and died this evening.
Man in 40s dies at Glastonbury Festival after ‘medical incident’ at 4am
The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious, police said.
One killed and several injured after rollercoaster derails in Stockholm
Police said seven people, both children and adults, were admitted to hospital after the accident.
Emails allegedly show Titan submersible chief executive dismissed safety concerns over vessel
The Titan was on its third visit to the Titanic wreck, having previously made trips to the site in 2021 and 2022.
Former FAI treasurer Joe Delaney dies
Joe Delaney was the father of former FAI chief executive John Delaney.
'Truly one of the all-time greats' - Shamrock Rovers pay tribute to late Ronnie Nolan
Hoops star played in 13 FAI Cup finals during his career.
Former FAI treasurer Joe Delaney dies
Joe Delaney was the father of former FAI chief executive John Delaney.
Irish Olympic boxing medallist Jim McCourt dies aged 79
Belfast’s McCourt won bronze at the 1964 Tokyo Games, and was a seven-time senior national champion.
Former Dundalk and Waterford player Karolis Chvedukas dies suddenly aged 32
The Lithuanian international also earned 20 senior caps for his country.
'Idol, legend, beloved': Hundreds gather at Christy Dignam's public farewell
A crowd of mourning family, friends and fans followed Dignam’s hearse through Finglas, before gathering outside of Erins Isle GAA Club.
Lynn Ruane: 'Christy, you inspired me to live longer, love deeper and fight harder'
The senator pays tribute to the late Christy Dignam who will be laid to rest today.
Two-time Oscar-winning actress turned Labour MP Glenda Jackson dies age 87
Jackson ‘died peacefully’ at her home in Blackheath, south-east London, her agent said.
Former Man United defender and popular TV pundit Gordon McQueen dies
He has passed away at the age of 70 following a battle with dementia.
Vigil held in Nottingham to remember school site manager and students killed in attack
Medical student Grace O’Malley-Kumar and history student Barnaby Webber were killed along with primary school caretaker Ian Coates.
'A legend ... a great Dub': Party leaders pay tribute to Christy Dignam in the Dáil
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar expressed his sadness at the news of Dignam in the Dáil today.
US literary icon Cormac McCarthy has died aged 89
McCarthy won major literary awards and gained international acclaim for a dozen sparsely written, soul-wrenching novels.