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A man's body has been fished from the water in the Killybegs area, Co Donegal, on Monday. The man had gone fishing on a boat and had returned on Sunday night. Gardai were alerted on Monday morning after the man could not be located. Gardai called in the Coast Guard around 11:30am and it took them just on half an hour to locate the fisherman's body. The body, that of a 56-year old man who had originated from Spain, was transported to Letterkenny Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Gardai said Monday the man's death was under investigation however preliminary indications are that the circumstances are not suspicious. It is believed he fell from his boat and drowned.
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Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney on Thursday visited Bloom, Bord Bia's annual horticulture and food festival, in the Phoenix Park. The festival was officially opened by President Michael D Higgins on Thursday morning and will continue until Monday. Visitors can take a tour of the show gardens, or visit the stalls of over 200 retailers. Talks and demonstrations are taking place on various stages at the festival throughout the weekend. This year's top show garden was designed by Jane McCorkell from Kilsallaghan, Co.Meath. She received the highest accolade, overall large garden winner, for her 'Our Origin is Green' garden. The gold medal garden, which represents a trip through Irish mythology, showcases Celtic design through the use of modern Irish material. The design is inspired by a Celtic knot of two dogs found in the Book of Durrow.   (Pictured: Niall Maxwell speaking with Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney in his garden for Pieta House).
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Visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised the result of Ireland's marriage equality referendum, describing it as "truly historic moment".

"This is a truly historic moment: Ireland has become the first country in the world to approve marriage equality in a nationwide referendum," Ban said on Sunday after he accepted the Tipperary International Peace Award in Ballykisteen, south Ireland's County Tipperary.

"The result sends an important message to the world: All people are entitled to enjoy their human rights no matter who they are or whom they love," he said.

Ireland on Saturday approved same-sex marriage with 1.2 million people voting in its favor. On Friday, Ireland voted in a referendum -- whether the Constitution should be changed so as to extend civil marriage rights to same-sex couples.

He also said the peace award pays tribute to him but also to the work of the UN.

For Ban it was the first of the UN chief's engagements in Ireland.He was also to deliver a keynote address in Dublin, touching on Ireland's role in international peacekeeping.

The Secretary-General attended the Tipperary International Peace Award Ceremony where he was presented with the Award for 2015.  

Earlier the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he was delighted that the UN chief was being awarded the Tipperary International Peace Award . "It is notable that the first ever such Award was presented in 1984 to another distinguished UN diplomat, Sean McBride," Flanagan said. "Now the 2015 Award, on the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the UN, is being presented to another great UN statesman, Ban Ki-moon."
 
Ban is given the peace award for his role in tackling climate change, global conflicts and natural disasters. Previous recipients of the award include Nelson Mandela and former Irish president Mary McAleese.

(Pictured:Ireland's Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan welcoming the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon and his wife Ban Soon-taek to Ireland, the Heritage Killenard, Co Laois).
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In advance of the meetings with the banks the finance minister received a report on SVR pricing in Ireland from The Central Bank.
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Following a stellar campaign in 2014, world No.1 Rory McIlroy has been named the European Tour Golfer of the Year and the Players Player of the Year.
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Ireland will go to the polls on Friday to vote on their views on gay marriage. The referendum is the first popular national referendum on the subject.
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A Dublin court heard on Monday that a house was firebombed and a separate fire caused 60,000 euro in damage and caused the death of 5 cows.
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 There will be a number of road closures in place for the Cork City Marathon being staged on the Bank Holiday this Monday 1st June 2015.
General advice is to expect delays and leave extra time for your journey. Road Closures commence at 8am the race starts at 9am on Patrick's Street. Patrick's Street and surrounding city centre streets will be closed until 5pm.

The South Ring Road (N40) is the main route to divert around the City. The Jack Lynch Tunnel will be open all day with lane restrictions between time 8am and 1pm.

Going North - use the Jack Lynch Tunnel for the Dublin Road or use Curraheen, to the Anglers Rest and through Leemount Cross to Blarney for Mallow and Limerick.

Going South - use the North Ring Road to the Jack Lynch Tunnel. The Lower Glanmire Road will be open outbound only from Silversprings to the Jack Lynch Tunnel. Alternatively use the Blarney to the Anglers Rest, Ballincollig to Curraheen for the South Ring Road route.

The Carrigrohane Straight Road is closed inbound from 10am to 5pm. The road will be open outbound but delays are expected particularly between 11.30 am and 2pm

Access to the City Centre is via the South City Link which will be open all day with lane restrictions from 8am to 1.30 pm. Only after 11 am will vehicles will be able to travel over Patricks Bridge to MacCurtain Street.

The Lower Glanmire Road will be closed in bound from approximately 8am to 2pm.

The Midleton - Cork Road from Dunkettle interchange will be closed inbound from approximately 8am to 2pm

Access to Kent Station - due to the proximity of the race to the station between 8am and 11am patrons will have to walk from Brian Boru Bridge or Summerhill North Junction with the Lower Glanmire Road to the Train station, please leave extra time for your journey if you are travelling between these times. A shuttle bus will operate from the Coliseum at Summerhill North from 8 am for patrons  of Kent Train Station.

Cork Airport - access from the Northside use either the Jack Lynch Tunnel or Blarney to Anglers Rest Route to the Kinsale Road Roundabout.
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Former RTE broadcaster Bill O'Herlihy who retired last year has died at the age of 76. O'Herlihy died peacefully at home on Monday morning. His stellar 49-year career began at the age of 16 when he became a cadet journalist for the Cork Examiner. His first broadcast for RTE was a report on commemorations of the sinking of the Lusitania off the Cork coast for Newsbeat in 1965.
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Gardai on Sunday named the man whose body was found a day earlier in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin. The man's body was located at Steelstown Lane near Rathcoole, Co. Dublin at 2:50am on Saturday. Gardai named the man on Sunday as Andrew Guerrine, 37 of Crumlin, Dublin. Preliminary results from a post-mortem examination have been provided to investigating Gardaa details of which they say are not being released for operational reasons. Following the post-mortem Garda said it could confirm Andrew Guerrine died in violent circumstances and a murder investigation has commenced. Investigating Garda are continuing to appeal for witnesses to contact the Incident Room at Clondalkin Garda Station. They are particularly appealing to anyone who may have travelled on Steelstown lane in the early hours of Saturday morning (May 23 2015) to contact them. Anyone with information is asked to telephone Clondalkin Garda Station on 01-6667600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
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DUBLIN, Ireland - An elderly man has been knocked down by a truckand killed near Dublin Airport.

The latest fatality is another in a rising toll of pedestrians, particularly elderly ones.

Gardai are investigating the incident and are anxious to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have information on it.

Gardai were alerted just after 1pm Friday that a collision had occurred on the Swords Road, neat the Dublin Airport. On arrival at the scene they found the man, who was in his 80s, had died. The driver of the articulated truck involved in the collision was uninjured.

Parts of the Swords Road was closed for a period to allow a forensic examination to take place however it has since reopened.
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Gardai on Wednesday issued a fresh appeal for anyone with information on a baby who was discovered earlier this month to come forward.
The newly born baby girl was found in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin on Friday the 8th of May. "It has been twelve days since the discovery of the baby and we wish to thank the public for their assistance. Garda have received a number of calls from the public and all these calls have been followed through on, but unfortunately the mother has not yet contacted Garda or Tusla," gardai said in a statement published Wednesday..
In conjunction with the renewed appeal gardai have also published a photo of the baby. "We are releasing this photograph so Mum can see her little baby girl and we would ask Mum to please contact us," Sergeant Maeve O' Sullivan, of the Child Protection Unit, Clondalkin, said Wednesday. An Garda Siochan and Tusla continue to liaise closely and would request anyone with information to contact Clondalkin Garda Station on 01-6667600, or Tusla can be contacted on 01-6206387.
Garda are appealing for anyone who may have been on Steelstown Lane between 10am and 3pm on Fri 8th May to now contact Clondalkin Garda Station if not already done so. "We wish to acknowledge those who have already come forward with information," Sergeant O' Sullivan said.
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