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12 September 2017 9:00 AM State's second-level education completion rate among highest in OECD

Ireland has second highest completion rate for boys at upper-second level, report finds Ireland has one of the highest completion rates of upper second-level education, according to the latest OECD report. Ireland has the third highest completion rate for girls (92 per cent) and the second highest for boys (90 per cent), at upper-second (Leaving Cert cycle) 39

10 September 2017 5:53 AM Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten come out firing for gay marriage

Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition leader Bill Shorten have come out firing in support of same-sex marriage with the Prime Minister urging voters not to be seduced by scare campaigns which claim the sky will fall in. With postal survey ballot papers to be mailed out from Tuesday this week, Mr Turnbull told the launch of the NSW Liberals and Nationals for YES campaign 18

9 September 2017 8:34 AM Live Rugby Championship: Australia v South Africa, Perth

Team: 15-Israel Folau, 14-Henry Speight, 13-Tevita Kuridrani, 12-Kurtley Beale, 11-Reece Hodge, 10-Bernard Foley, 9-Will Genia, 8-Sean McMahon, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 6-Ned Hanigan, 5-Adam Coleman, 4-Rory Arnold, 3-Sekope Kepu, 2-Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1-Scott Sio. Replacements: 16-Jordan Uelese, 17-Tom Robertson, 18-Allan Alaalatoa, 19-Rob Simmons 8

3 September 2017 3:20 AM European World Cup qualifiers: Brilliant Isco leads Spain show of dominance over Italy

Two brilliant strikes from Isco and a late goal from Alvaro Morata gave Spain a 3-0 win over Italy, to move into the driving seat for automatic qualification to the 2018 World Cup. Real Madrid midfielder Isco, who was deployed, curled a free kick beyond the reach of veteran Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to put Spain ahead in the 13th minute 18

1 September 2017 11:40 PM Same-sex marriage: Yes and No voters in Ireland offer lessons for Australian debate

It's been more than two years since Ireland voted by a large majority to legalise same-sex marriage, becoming the first nation to do so in a referendum. The issue has now disappeared from the public and political arena in the country but many former Yes and No voters are once again taking an interest in the debate, thanks largely to what's happening 8

28 August 2017 12:19 AM Coalition MPs launch ‘Yes’ campaign for gay marriage postal survey

Liberals and Nationals voters say they'll be voting 'yes' for same sex marriage0:42 COALITION MPs are set to launch their campaign urging Australians to vote “Yes” in next month’s postal survey on same-sex marriage today. A new ad has been launched to kickstart the campaign outlining why Liberal and National party voters want to make same-sex marriage 27

26 August 2017 2:48 AM Eight reasons to watch megafight that have nothing to do with fighting

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will finally meet in the ring.,but before the antipcated fight - the pair a tense meeting after weigh-ins. THERE’S been people lining up to tell you why Floyd Mayweather’s megafight against Conor McGregor on Sunday isn’t worth your time or your money. From the moment it was first mooted, experts everywhere 21

19 August 2017 10:10 AM Terror cell behind Spain attacks 'dismantled': interior minister

"The cell has been completely dismantled," he told reporters of the cell that is believed to have consisted of at least 12 young men, many of them Moroccan, some teenagers. Spanish police expanded a manhunt Saturday for a Moroccan national believed to be one of the perpetrators of twin terror attacks in Barcelona and another seaside resort that killed 70

13 August 2017 9:33 PM Wallaroos humbled by France at World Cup

DUBLIN: Australia have lost 48-0 to France to crash out of semi-final contention at the women's rugby union World Cup in Ireland. The Wallaroos are winless after conceding eight tries in their second group match in Dublin on Sunday. Hawthorn champion Luke Hodge went out a winner in his last game on Tasmanian soil as Hawthorn out-played North Melbourne 14

8 August 2017 7:55 AM Three ACT Brumbies women named in Wallaroos squad for World Cup opener

Louise Burrows' fairytale World Cup call up has been put on hold for the first game of the tournament after the ACT Brumbies hooker flew to Ireland on Monday. Burrows has been added to the Australian Wallaroos squad as an injury reinforcement and will be playing at her fourth World Cup when she gets on the field. But Australian coaches have decided not to include 23