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MMA fighter Conor McGregor fined €1,000 over Dublin pub assault

Mixed martial arts star punched customer who rejected offer of a shot of his whiskeyThe Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor has been fined €1,000 (£850) for assaulting a man in a Dublin pub who rejected his offer of a drink.A Dublin court c…

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Irish cricket comes of age at Lord’s after fraught, twisting odyssey

World Cup success and clubs founded by immigrants have transformed the image of a game once ostracised as a symbol of BritishnessWhen Ireland’s cricketers play England in their first ever Test match at Lord’s next week it will be the latest chapter in …

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Irish police investigate rape claim against ‘sports star’ in Dublin

Woman reportedly filed complaint before being taken to sexual assault unitIrish police are investigating a claim that a prominent sports star raped a young woman in a hotel in Dublin city centre.Detectives from Pearse Street Garda station are investiga…