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Casualties after explosion in west Cork; €500m for development projects in Cork, Police search A320 co-pilot's homes, EU will not sign trade agreement with US, pre-planning an atheist funeral, movie for Downton Abbey and another chance to see Conor McGregor stick up for Ireland


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A model walks the runway for the Farley Chatto Fall 2015 collection during Toronto fashion week in Toronto on Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)



Irish taxpayers foot €1m bill for firetrap apartments

Taxpayers have paid out €1m to cover the initial cost of ensuring the safety of residents in the Longboat Quay apartment block which was found to be a firetrap last year, the Public Accounts Committee heard yesterday.


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Fashion & Beauty

On the red carpet: Judy Greer, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Rose Byrne

Food & Drink

Wine reviews of The Empress Riesling and IndependentBy Leslie Williams

Health & Life

Working life: Dr Valerie Tsang, paediatrics

Home & Interiors

Vintage view: horses in artBy Kya deLongchamps


Easter family breaks at home and awayBy Tony Clayton-Lea

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Top 10 music festivals to look forward to this summer


Signal warning about the dangers of alien crayfishBy Damien Enright