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Kieran Creaven arriving at Leeds Crown Court on Monday. Photograph: WNS

An RTÉ producer has pleaded guilty to sex offences after he travelled to England to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl. Kieran Creaven (55)(...)

Sean Dyche: the Burnley manager believes in structure and work, values and intelligence and has led his club to lofty heights. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

“I’m not a fashion item.” So said Sean Dyche. He said it this month four years ago when Burnley had just beaten Barnsley 1-0 to end a run of six game(...)

The side-bet club had become an alliance of leading companies already investing in hydrogen value chain – 18 multinationals including Toyota, Alstom, BMW and Royal Dutch Shell. File photograph: Getty Images

The possibility of hydrogen as a fuel of the future has lurked in the background for years. Its merits as a clean, efficient fuel were indisputable bu(...)

Citizen Smith. Jon Smith at the Irish citizenship ceremony at the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I would like to think this Irishman’s Diary sets a record: at the time of writing, I have been an Irishman for a little over an hour. On Monday, I an(...)

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In recent weeks, social media has been effectively and powerfully used to uncover a broad spectrum of issues ranging from inappropriate behaviour in t(...)

Police tape surrounds a tree damaged when a stolen car crashed into it, leaving five  people dead,  in Leeds, Britain. Photograph: Phil Noble

Five people, including three boys, have died after a stolen car hit a tree in West Yorkshire in the north of England. Two 15-year-old boys were in c(...)

Kieran Creaven: It is alleged he made contact via a Facebook account with a girl in Leeds that he thought was 13 years old

Gardaí are to examine the social media history of an Irish man charged with sex offences in the UK to determine if any offences were committed in the (...)

Kieran Creavan pictured in 2012 at the London Olympics. Photograph via  Facebook

An RTÉ television sports producer has appeared in court in the UK accused of grooming a child for sexual activity. Kieran Creaven (55), is said to ha(...)

Drogheda, Co Louth. File photograph

Gardaí are investigating accusations of online child grooming after two men were confronted by so-called “paedophile hunters” in Drogheda, Co Louth ov(...)

The RTÉ campus in Donnybrook. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An RTÉ employee is due in court in the Leeds on Monday to face charges in connection an alleged attempt to travel to the UK to engage in sexual activi(...)

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