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Two of the country’s busiest NCT test centres are opening on a 24-hour basis in a bid to tackle waiting lists of up to six-months in some locations and concerns one in every 10 vehicles is using an out-of-date safety cert.

BREAKING SPORTS

Ireland revive Pakistan tour talks

Ireland’s quest to cure their chronic lack of games against full-member nations could take them to Pakistan after confirmation talks have re-opened over a possible tour of the strife-torn nation.

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Attends The ETAM show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 at Piscine Molitor on March 3, 2015 in Paris, France.

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TODAY'S NEWS

What TDs want for Cork Airport...

As the debate over the future of Cork Airport continues, Joe Leogue put two questions to the TDs of Cork — A: Do they think Cork Airport should receive a debt writedown?; B: Do they think it should have an independent authority separate to the DAA?

WORLD - BREAKING NEWS

In photos: Cape Town battles raging wildfires

Cape Town’s Table Mountain was engulfed by an orange blaze, blowing thick smoke to the city below, as a wildfire burned across the city’s southern peninsula, destroying at least five homes and thousands of acres of rare plants.

Features

This is why readers judge books by coversby Ailin Quinlan

Fashion & Beauty

Cool curves are making a comebackBy Deirdre Reynolds

Food & Drink

Restaurant review: The Linden Tree, Co KildareBy Tony Clayton-Lea

Diet & Fitness

The Shape I’m In: Brendan Cole, Strictly Come Dancing starBy Irene Feighan

Home & Interiors

Make your space go further with a designer extensionBy Kya deLongchamps

Travel

10 facts about Cork airport’s new destination, Ibiza, that have nothing to do with partying

Arts, Books, Films & TV

This Cork music school is still rocking after 25 yearsby Colette Sheridan

Outdoors

National Tree Week: Why we all need the comfort of a tree