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Ireland on Friday published the heads and general scheme of the new Domestic Violence Bill. "Domestic violence persists as true horror in too many homes in 21st Century Ireland. In addition, too many incidents of domestic violence still go unreported. Too many victims are afraid to come forward," Ireland's Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said Friday. "I hope this new Bill will help in tackling this horror head-on and giving fresh hope to victims that they are not alone."
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Irish amateur Paul Dunne stunned the golfing world by jointly leading The Open Championship in the belated third round at St Andrews, alongside former winner Louis Oosthuizen and Australia's Jason Day.
   
The 22-year-old posted a six-under-par 66 for 12 overall, while Oosthuizen and Day carded a 67 each, the BBC reported.  
   
Meanwhile, reigning Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth produced an aggressive game to storm back into title contention. He trails by one stroke off the lead at 11-under- par after firing a sublime third-round 66.
   
The tournament has been extended to Monday after losing considerable amount of time on the second day due to weather delays at the Old Course.
   
This is the second time in the tournament's 155-year history since 1988 that play has been pushed to Monday.
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Gardai on Friday appealed to the public for assistance in identifying a woman whose body was  found at The Bull Wall, Clontarf, Dublin on 30 June 2015.

The woman is believed to have been in her late 60's or early 70's and is described as being of slight build with grey hair.

She was wearing a red coloured light weight jumper which had a floral pattern, a white vest/t-shirt, black corduroy trousers and black shoes (pictured) which had a heel and square toe. The woman also had a green, navy and red coloured leather money holder around her neck, and was possibly carrying a red and white torch.

A green quilted jacket and blue polka dot umbrella were found close by to where the woman was found.

Anyone with information which may assist in identifying this womanise requested to telephone gardai at Clontarf Garda Station on 01 6664800, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.
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 The body of an Irish man living in New Zealand was pulled from Wellington Harbour on Sunday morning.

A call to police at 10:40am Sunday raised the alarm. Callers said they had sighted a body floating in the harbour.

The New Zealand Police maritime service unit was sent to the scene and shortly afterwards they recovered the body.

Wellington Police later Sunday released the name of the man. He was Finbarr Clabby, who had arrived from Galway, Ireland some 7 years or so ago and had been living and working in New Zealand since that time. He was known locally as "Fin."

"This appears to have been an unfortunate accident after Mr Clabby had been out socialising with friends on Saturday night," Sergeant Shaun Lingard said Sunday.

"Mr Clabby's family have been advised of the incident and have been offered our sincerest condolences".

A member of the Clabby family said he was very involved in New Zealand rugby and played soccer in Wellington. He had been attending a rugby final on the Saturday night.

"The Clabby family feel very comforted by the fact that he had so many loyal friends in New Zealand. By all acccounts he had so many friends in New Zealand, there are so many messsages coming through on Facebook about him," Clabby's older  brother Dan posted on Facebook on Monday.

"Our shared sudden tragedy is made easier by the compasion shown in sympathetic messages from home and abroad."

"He was very well known in the New Zealand/Irish community. And he was on a soccer team as well," Dan Clabby said.

"One of his pals said he literally couldn't go down a street in Wellington without someone stopping for a chat. He was so popular and well liked."

Finbarr Clabby had returned home to Ireland twice in the past 18 months, making one trip to attend his sister's wedding.

"He was recently best man at a friend's wedding over there, and when I was making calls to New Zealand the first person I rang was a priest and it turned out that it was the priest who married the couple he was best man for," Dan Clabby said.

"The main thing is to express our appreciation of the fact that he had so many loyal friends in New Zealand."

"The night before he was found he was at a big rugby game, it was the rugby equivalent of the champions league final. He was there with one of his pals and they went to a bar and then they went their separate ways home. Then Finbarr was found the next morning," he said.

The owner of Clabby's local in New Zealand was also on Facebook paying a tribute.  

"We are all so very sorry for the tragic loss of the very loveable Fin who was part of our family at the Welsh bar in New Zealand. It will not be the same here without him, he was truly a legend," Joanna Howard posted. "Our thoughts are with your family in Galway and we will do whatever we can to help in any way over here. Jo and Mike, owners of Welsh Dragon."

Staff and friends of the pub were holding a  wake on Monday night for Fin.

"I saw him on Friday night. He was excited about going to the Super Rugby final with his mates on Saturday night. That was the last time I saw him," Joanna Howard's post said.
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The beach was deserted on Sunday, there was hardly anyone to be seen as Sousse comes to grip with Friday's deadly attack. Meantime the number of Irish people killed in the massacre of 39 people at a beachside hotel in Tunisia on Friday, has risen to three. "In addition to the fatality made known yesterday, I can confirm that there is grave concern for two other Irish citizens who had been at the scene of the attacks at Sousse, Tunisia," Foreign Affairs Minister Charklie Flanagan said Saturday. "The process of full and formal identification of victims is continuing in Tunis and will take a period of time before it is completed. The Irish Ambassador and Consul are on the ground in Tunisia, working closely with the Tunisian authority," he added. "Contact has been made with family members of those citizens for whom there is grave concern. The Embassy team is also continuing to provide all possible consular support to the bereaved family of the Irish citizen who had been confirmed yesterday as being among the deceased." It was later confirmed a couple in their 50s, holidaying in Tunis was among the dead. They were named as Laurence and Martina Hayes of Athlone, Co Westmeath. They join Lorna Carty of Robinstown, Co Meath who was confirmed on Friday as having died in the attack. Fifteen Britons have also been confirmed among the 39 dead.
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The packed Rathmichael Parish Church in Shankill, Co Dublin, was the scene of a very emotional funeral service on Thursday, as mourners saw off the last of the six Irish students that were killed in Oakland, California last week.

The parish this year is marking its 150th year, having been established in 1864. The church itself can trace its history back to the 13th century.

It is doubtful however that the tiny church has experienced the emotions that poured from it on Thursday.

Aside from the family and friends of Lorcan Miller,  the families and friends of the other Irish students who died, Ashley Donohoe, Olivia Burke, Eimear Walsh, Eoin Culligan and Niccolai Schuster were also there.

 The U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, was also there, as was Tanaiste Joan Burton.

Grief-stricken mourners packed the church, and the adjoining rooms, and spilled over into the grounds outside where speakers had been set up to relay the proceedings inside the church.

A sad tale of Lorcan's sentiments towards his younger brother and sisters brought the entire congregation to tears.

Lorcan had been missing his siblings, all aged under 10, and told his parents the last time they spoke to him. At some point after it appears he went and bought a postcard.

The postcard was addressed to Mr Jamie Miller, Ms Lucy Miller and Ms Poppy Miller. On it he drew a caricature of himself at work at the Bubba Gump restaurant where he worked. The postcard had been sent a week before the tragedy.

It arrived in Dublin at the Miller home on Tuesday. Lorcan's dad, Ken, read it out to the packed-to-the-rafters crowd, which caused almost all in the church, the nearby rooms, and those outside, to break into tears.

"Hi guys, just wanted to send you a postcard to show you where I'm working this summer. Bubba Gumps is a restaurant based on the film 'Forrest Gump,'" he wrote. "You should watch it with mum and dad. All the food and drinks have really funny names based on the characters of the film. Best of all, there are lots of prawns (though Americans call them shrimp). As part of my job I have to talk to customers and I always tell them about my amazing brothers and sisters and how much I miss them. I hope you're having lots of fun like me and being good. I'll see you soon."

"Lots and lots and lots of love as always, Lorcán."

Ken said the postcard was signed and alongside his son's signature were twelve kisses.
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A search is underway for a seventeen year girl who has been missing from the Togher area since Sunday. Aimee Roche is described as being approx 5'5", of slim build, with brown eyes, and short hair shaved at the sides. When last seen Aimee was wearing a wine/navy hoody (No.63 on the front) grey jeans and pink/peach runners. Anyone with information about the 17-year old, or who can assist in locating her whereabouts is asked to telephone Togher Garda Station at 021-4947120, or any Garda Station.
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Irish Naval vessel L.E. Eithne returned home to Ireland on Friday following a succession of successful missions in the Mediterranean.
The Navy ship had been at sea for nine weeks. It docked on Friday at the Naval Base and Dockyard, Haulbowline in Cork. The ships was met by cheers and jubilation by a huge crowd of families and friends of sailors and officers on board. L.E. Eithne was involved in the rescue of 3,377 people during its 9 week deployment in waters between Libya and Sicily, as part of the humanitarian operation to rescue migrants fleeing North Africa. Their mission was codenamed Operation Pontus. "The crew of L.E. Eithne have performed superbly throughout the deployment and have projected a positive image for our Navy and our country during their time in the Mediterranean," Ireland's Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said Friday at the dockyard when he was on hand to greet the returning ship. "The crew stepped up and exceeded expectations during this challenging deployment and I know that would not have been possible without the enormous support of their families and friends back home. I wish to express my appreciation and that of the Government for the excellent and courageous service you gave during your deployment to the Mediterranean."
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People around the world are now able to access official records in Ireland, allowing them to trace family origins back some 275 years.

The new registry service was launched online on Wednesday, and is based on 370,000 digital files from the National Library of Ireland (NLI) collection of Catholic parish register microfilms. These comprise mainly records of baptisms and marriages and cover over 1,000 parishes across Ireland.

A new website will be the access point for people around the globe to research their family history as far back as the 1740s. Access to the site is complimentary.

"This is a fascinating and personal issue for so many people around the world. It represents a connection not just across the world, but across the ages," Taoiseach Enda Kenny said at the launch of the service in Dublin on Wednesday.

" This is an important day for our people, this unveiling will be invaluable as a source of discussion and
discovery," he added.

The National Library of Ireland created the service which can be accessed at www.Registers.nli.ie

"Understanding our family's past gives us a stronger sense of who we are and where we came from," Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said at Wednesday's launch.

"I hope the launch of this website complements the work of the family historical records," she said.
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A car involved in a fatal hit and run accident in Dublin has been located and seized by Gardai.

The car, a silver Volkswagen Golf, was involved in a collision around 6:30 on Tuesday night in Dublin, which resulted in the death of a man on a bicycle. The car allegedly fled the accident.

The cyclist, a 62 year old man, Eugene Maher of Griffith Downs in Whitehall, the father of Drogheda United midfielder Stephen Maher (pictured) was seriously injured in the collision, which occurred on the Clontarf road at the junction with Howth Road.

He was rushed by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital, but doctors were unable to save him. He was pronounced dead a short time after being admitted to hospital.

The Volkswagen Golf was discovered a short time after the collision occurred, in Marino. It was confiscated and taken for a technical and forensic examination. The scene was examined by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The Coroner was notified and a post-mortem examination was carried out on Wednesday.

Investigating Garda are appealing to the driver of the car, who they suspect is the owner of the car, to contact them. They are also appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or who observed a silver Volkswagen Golf (05 D registered) in the vicinity of Fairvie , Clontarf road and Marino area between 6.15pm  6.45pm on Tuesday night to contact the incident room at Clontarf Garda Station.

Anyone with information is asked to telephone Clontarf Garda Stationon  01-6664800, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
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The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Friday's terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait.

The minister has also confirmed the death of an Irish citizen in the Tunisian attack.

Ireland's Ambassador to Spain has flown from the embassy in Madrid to Tunisia. The foreign affairs department has also upgraded the threat level of Tunisia, warning Irish travellers to exercise extreme caution.

Flanagan said Fridays'a attacks bring home to the people of Ireland the horror of such incidents, particularly when they occur in Europe, or on Europe's doorstep.

"I condemn unreservedly the terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France today. Sadly, I can confirm that an Irish citizen has been killed in the attack in Sousse , Tunisia," the minister said Friday.

"Our focus is on establishing whether any other citizens have been killed or injured. I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased. My Department is providing consular assistance to those affected."

"My Department has opened our Consular Support Line following the incident. Anyone with concerns about family or friends or with information should call the Department on 01 418 0200," Flanagan said.

"Our Ambassador in Spain is en route to Tunisia accompanied by a consular official and will report to me on arrival. The Embassy in Madrid and our Honorary Consul, in conjunction with EU Embassies in Tunis, are monitoring the situation in Sousse, Tunisia, and are providing updates."

"In light of this incident we are changing our travel advice for Tunisia to 'exercise extreme caution'. This decision has been taken following consultation with our Embassy in Madrid and contact with our EU partners. For those Irish citizens who are due to travel to Tunisia over the coming days and who now do not wish to travel, they should discuss their arrangements with the relevant travel companies," the foreign affairs minister continued.

"Irish citizens in Tunisia should remain extremely vigilant and follow the instructions of the police, tour operators, and their hotel staff. As this is a very fluid and fast moving situation our travel advice will be kept under review and we would urge those intending to travel to Tunisia to check the advice before travelling on www.dfa.ie/travel

"I also want to offer my sympathy and my condolences to the Governments and peoples of Tunisia, Kuwait and France but, above all, to those directly affected. Dozens of people have been killed in these brutal attacks. Attacks like these sow fear and prompt revulsion, but they advance no political cause," Flanagan explained.

"Such attacks must be condemned wherever they occur but happening in Europe and on Europe's doorstep brings their full horror home to us here in Ireland. We must continue to work together for the stability of the Middle East and North Africa, and to address the threats to the people of Europe and the region presented by continued instability."

The identity of the woman killed in Friday's attack on a beachside hotel in Tunisia was released Friday night. She was Lorna Carty, a nurse and a mother of two from Robinstown, in Co Meath. She was one of 37 people killed in the attack.
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There is concern about a 15 year old boy who has been missing now for three days. Connor McAleer of Balbriggan, a town with a population of  20,000, 32 kilometres (20 miles) north of Dublin City Centre in North County Dublin., was last seen in Balbriggan at around six o'clock on Monday night. Connor is described as being 5'5" in height of small build with short brown hair and blue eyes. The fifteen year old was wearing a black t-shirt and runners at the time of his disappearance. Anyone who may have seen Connor leading up to, or since Monday night, or who has any information that may assist gardai in locating him is requested to telephone Balbriggan Garda station on 01 8020510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
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