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A mother and daughter have been killed following a traffic collision in Cork.
The women - aged 58 and 22 - were fatally injured when the car they were travelling in was in collision with another car.
It is believed their vehicle ended up in a river.
It happened on the R667 Fermoy to Ballyduff Road at 11.20am today.
The female driver of the other car was not seriously injured.
Met Éireann has issued three weather alerts around the country.
An orange wind warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare.
It says southerly winds could reach speeds of 65km/h - gusting from 100 to 120km/h.
While a yellow wind warning is in place for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.
Met Éireann says southerly winds of average speeds of 60 to 65km/h are forecast, gusting up to 110km/h.
A busboy who returned $3,000 in cash he found in the diner where he worked has received a Christmas bonus from well-wishers who have raised nearly three times that sum to reward him.
Johnny Duckworth, known as "Thumper", was working his regular shift at Randy's Southside Diner in Grand Junction, Colorado, when he spotted the envelope lying on the floor.
Regular Darrell Cox had dropped the cash after stopping for breakfast and failed to realise the money was missing when he left.
Heather McManamy was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2013, and in the face of her illness and death, she was adamant she would live life until her last, and make a plan for how to prepare her six-year-old daughter Brianna for the loss of her mother.
McManamy wrote a number of cards for different occasions Brianna will experience throughout her life, and for which she won’t be there. The messages, prepared for Brianna’s first day of school and her wedding day, were gathered in a collection called Cards for Brianna, and published.
The weather wasn't great, fitness levels were not quite Olympic standard, but we persevered with varying degrees of success.
And this year's Off The Ball Goal Mile saw a couple of pre-race grudge matches like Wooly versus Oisin Langan off the back of the 2014 edition and my own personal crusade to finish ahead of Ger Gilroy this time, having only been able to beat the slowest man in the sports department, Nathan Murphy, last year.