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Slapping children amounts to torture and Ireland must ban it in all circumstances, human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe, has found.

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EU migration plans under fire

European Union plans to destroy the boats of smugglers bringing desperate migrants across the Mediterranean and share the refugee burden more evenly have come under fresh fire from within and outside the EU.

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UN critical over EU’s refugee crisis plan

EU plans to destroy the boats of smugglers bringing desperate migrants across the Mediterranean and share the refugee burden more evenly came under fresh fire last night from within and outside the EU.

Features

‘Islands’ of plastic waste larger than the USA are killing our ocean lifeby Robert Hume

Fashion & Beauty

Beauty world set to turn sweet this seasonBy Katie Wright

Food & Drink

Our top eight flavoured oilsBy Roz Crowley

Health & Life

Infographic: A guide healthy living in your golden years

Home & Interiors

Exciting Irish art sales sure to whet appetites of collectorsBy Des O’Sullivan

Travel

Feel like King Cong at Ashford Castle

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Derry singer Soak is focusing on her music, not her sexuality

Outdoors

Gannets facing wind farm risksRichard Collins