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Rory McIlroy earned $50m, while Conor McGregor pocketed $34 million to make in into Forbes’s  World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2017 list

Golfer Rory McIlroy and MMA and UFC star Cornor McGregor are among the world’s top 100 earning “celebrities”. Four-time Major winner McIlroy earned $5(...)

French gendarmes and police officers escort a person (centre, back)  in Saint-Denis-de-la-Reunion on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion after a shooting. Photograph: Richard Bouhetrichard/ AFP/Getty Images

Two police officers have been shot and wounded on the French island of Reunion during the arrest of a man suspected of links to radical Islam. Police(...)

An officer   on an  Australian air force P-3 Orion during the search for flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Photograph: Rob Griffith/AP

The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Tuesday without any trace being found of the plane that vanished in 2014 with (...)

New Left stalwart: Tom Hayden at a press conference in Los Angeles in 1973. Photograph: George Brich/AP

The veteran social activist and politician Tom Hayden, a stalwart of the US New Left who served 18 years in California’s state legislature and gained (...)

 A piece of plane debris possibly belonging to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is displayed during a press conference by Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority, in Maputo, Mozambique, on September 6th, 2016. File photograph: Antonio Silva/EPA

Relatives of some of the 239 passengers and crew on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have called for more of its suspected debris to b(...)

Photo taken  in Saint-Louis, on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion, shows the moon covering the sun during an annular solar eclipse. Photograph: Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images

A solar eclipse delighted astronomy fans on Réunion in the Indian Ocean on Thursday, drawing sky-watchers outside to watch the moon pass before the su(...)

A piece of debris found by a South African family off the Mozambique coast which authorities will examine to see if it is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Photograph: Candace Lotter/Reuters

A South African teenager has found debris which will be sent to Australia for testing as part of the investigation into the disappearance of a Malaysi(...)

School children look at a board showing some of the passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the second anniversary of its disappearance in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said his government is committed to solving the “agonising mystery” of Flight 370 as the country marks the second(...)

A photograph taken in an undisclosed location shows a suspected piece of aircraft debris found on the coast of Mozambique, with Malaysia’s transport minister saying there was a “high possibility” it came from a Boeing 777, the same model as missing flight MH370. Photograph: Getty Images

A piece of debris found off the southeast African coast that could be from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight is being sent to Australia for testing, (...)

“I hope he sends you back to Blanchardstown in an ambulance.” Then he fires a plastic cup full of beer through the air and it explodes off the wire cage. “Calm down, Father!” Gorda O’Floinn goes. “It’s only a game!”

So I’m making my way to my seat in the cor pork of the Broken Orms pub when I spot a familiar face in the crowd – it’s, like, Gorda O’Floinn, as in(...)

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