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It took Conor McGregor just 13 seconds in the early hours of Sunday morning to dispel any doubt about his credentials as one of the biggest – if not the biggest – stars of the UFC.
The stunning and emphatic nature of the Dubliner’s victory over Jose Aldo would almost make you forget just how charged the build-up to the fight was.
McGregor’s ring walk was a moment fraught with that anticipation and tension. As Sinéad O’Connor’s The Foggy Dew swelled to the rafters of the MGM grand and rolled into the belly of the grand old arena a video montage of McGregor – and his fans – played out on the big screens.
But it seems somebody at the UFC failed to properly audit the video, as one keen-eyed Redditor has spotted a slight imperfection in one scene of the entrance montage. And it’s probably one of the more Dublin oddities you’re likely to find gracing a Vegas big-screen.
Dublin Airport is more cheerful than usual, after a proposal took place in Terminal 2.
Some 80,000 people are expected through both terminals today, which is the busiest day ahead of Christmas.
925,000 passengers are booked to travel through the airport over Christmas, up 18% on last year.
Around 90,000 LED Christmas lights have been put up and carolers are on-hand to create a festive atmosphere.
For Louise Mooney there was an extra surprise, as her boyfriend Martin Munroe - who was flying home from Australia - asked her to marry him.
A Labour Senator claims the conviction of prominent republican Thomas 'Slab' Murphy is " suffocating" the Sinn Féin party membership.
Party leader Gerry Adams is under pressure to distance himself from Murphy, who was convicted yesterday.
Murphy was found guilty of nine charges by the Special Criminal Court. He was remanded on continuing bail ahead of a sentencing hearing in February.
The 66-year-old, who lives at Ballybinaby, Hackballscross in Co Louth, did not file returns for his farming activities between 1996 and 2004
Mr Adams has previously insisted that Thomas Murphy is a "good Republican".
Netflix has stepped out of the streaming game to disrupt the sock business by publishing its own DIY guide to creating socks that can detect if you fall asleep, and pause what you are watching if you do.
"Sometimes a show is so good, you just can’t stop. And the next thing you know, zzzzz," Netflix said releasing the guide.
"Never again will you binge-watch yourself to sleep, only to wake up two seasons later wondering what happened."
A judge has described the trial of a man who raped a woman with Down syndrome as the most difficult case he’s ever dealt with.
Mr. Justice Tony Hunt described what happened to the woman as an example of how “very bad things can happen to very good people”.
He was visibly moved as he addressed the jurors for a final time before excusing them from jury duty for twenty years.
Faisal Ellahi, who is from Haripur in Pakistan, found guilty of raping a woman with Down Syndrome in Dublin. He lured her back to his Dublin flat after she became separated from her mother while out for a jog.