Knockanstockan set to rock the weekend 1:53

Knockanstockan festival in Blessington, Co Wicklow is set to rock the weekend with sunny skies in store. Video: Darragh Bambrick

REFILE - CORRECTING DATE  The advert taken out by British tabloid newspaper The Sun (R), that defends Britain’s right to govern the Falkland Islands, is published on page 5 of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina January 4, 2013. Britain rejected calls on Thursday from President Fernandez for talks over the disputed Falkland Islands after she wrote an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron. Britain and Argentina fought a 10-week war in 1982 over the remote South Atlantic islands, which are part of Britain’s self-governing overseas territories and are known in Argentina as Las Malvinas. Photograph: REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

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Prince Edward will attend a ceremony to unveil a war memorial Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin next Thursday. Photograph: Pool/Getty Images

President Higgins will be accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, for the unveiling of a war memorial Cross of Sacrifice at(...)

 Didier Drogba has signed for another term with his old club Chelsea. He has agreed a one year deal. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Didier Drogba will begin his second spell at Chelsea next season after agreeing a one-year deal with Jose Mourinho’s side. The 36-year-old striker and(...)

 Rosdeep Adekoya was charged with murdering the toddler but admitted a reduced charge of culpable homicide at the High Court in Edinburgh today. Photograph: Crown Office/PA Wire

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular repeatedly beat her son before stuffing his lifeless body into a suitcase, a court in Scotland has heard. R(...)

 David Horsey of England tees off at the second on day one of the Russian Open at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images

David Horsey recovered from a shaky start to extend his overnight lead to four shots after the second round of the Russian Open in Moscow. Late birdie(...)

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A number of houses in the Edgeworthstown area were evacuated today after a suspect device was discovered by gardaí.

A viable explosive device was discovered at a home in Co Longford this afternoon. The Defence Forces were called to the scene in Edgeworthstown after (...)


The GAA is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation, with membership approaching 1,000,000 people and more than 500,000 playing partici(...)

Stage 19 of the Tour was affected by crashes after torrential rain in the Dordogne region. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Lithuania’s Ramunas Navardauskas won the 19th stage of the Tour de France, a 208.5-km ride from Maubourguet on Friday as Italian Vincenzo Nibali retai(...)