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HSE director general Tony O'Brien to step down

HSE director general Tony O'Brien to step down

In an emotional statement Friday, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said the Irish government is " determined to get to the bottom of this and to restore your faith in a service that should be about saving lives and never about saving face". "People rightly want accountability - who knew what, where and when?" It has emerged that he will continue to be paid until then, as his contract stipulates a three-month notice period.


Spanish GP: Hamilton quickest as big Hartley crash ends FP3

Spanish GP: Hamilton quickest as big Hartley crash ends FP3

Red Bull showed they should be a real threat this weekend by staying right behind the Silver Arrow of Hamilton - but it seems there's plenty of work to do for Ferrari , especially on Raikkonen's auto. Following on from an action-packed opening session, Grosjean became the first casualty of FP2, with the Haas driver losing the rear on entering Turn 7 and finding himself helpless in the gravel.


Thiem breaks Nadal streak, Anderson reaches maiden Masters semi

Thiem breaks Nadal streak, Anderson reaches maiden Masters semi

While a lot has been made of Nadal's impressive streak on clay, the 31-year-old has stayed focused on playing the match ahead of him, and maintaining his good health. Thiem then, followed the first set win by brilliance in the second set and won the match 7-5, 6-3. If Thiem could string together performances like this with the same kind of consistency that Nadal has shown over many years, it might be the Austrian primed to move into the world number one spot.


Hamburg SV relegated for the first time

Hamburg SV relegated for the first time

VfL Wolfsburg's 4-1 win over bottom club Cologne meant Hamburg's 2-1 home victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach, which was interrupted for 15 minutes due to the crowd trouble in stoppage time, was rendered meaningless. They join Cologne in being relegated to the second tier, while Wolfsburg play Holstein Kiel in the promotion-relegation play-off. The clock had previously recorded the amount of time the club had been in the Bundesliga.


Live cricket score, Ireland vs Pakistan, one-off Test, Day 2, Malahide

Live cricket score, Ireland vs Pakistan, one-off Test, Day 2, Malahide

Diving to make his crease as Tyrone Kane tried to throw down the stumps, Imam - nephew of Pakistan great Inzamam - collided with the onrushing Niall O'Brien. It means there was no place for off-spinner Andy McBrine, nor Craig Young and James Shannon, in Ireland's XI , while Pakistan named an unchanged side from last week's warm-up game against Northamptonshire.


Watch Episode 5 of UFC 224 Embedded

Watch Episode 5 of UFC 224 Embedded

Dern will forfeit a ten percent of her purse to Cooper by CABMMA (the Brazilian athletic commission presiding over the event) and an additional 20 percent by the UFC themselves. - Here is episode 5 of UFC 224 embedded... According to MMA Junkie's Mike Bohn, Dern is the 11th UFC fighter to miss weight this year and her overage is the largest of the group , with all but one of the others coming in less than four pounds overweight.