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IRELAND

MEP Kelly urges Fine Gael to contest presidency

MEP Seán Kelly has called on Fine Gael to reconsider allowing a candidate to contest the presidency as he reiterated his desire to run for the Áras.

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Radical housing agency 'will have real teeth'

The Government is set to approve controversial wide-ranging powers to its new housing regeneration development agency to allow it purchase public and private land to build social houses.

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Cork city faces €250k bill to clean up illegal dump yet again

Cork City faces a potential €250,000 bill for the clean- up of a notorious illegal dump site — again.

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Brexit could 'destroy livelihoods of Irish family farmers'

Farmers fear the UK’s plans for Brexit could lead to international trade deals that would undercut prices and “destroy the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Irish family farmers”.

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Brian Crowley urged to resign by European Parliament substitute

MEP Brian Crowley has been urged to resign after four years of absence from the European parliament because of the “damage” to Ireland’s interests and because of the UK’s imminent exit from the EU.

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WORLD

Cliff Richard waits for judge’s decision in court battle with BBC

The entertainer wants damages at the ‘top end’ of the scale over TV coverage of a police raid on his home.

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British woman impaled by beach umbrella in US

The umbrella pierced the woman’s ankle.

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Hawaii boat passengers injured by flying volcanic lava

The lava is coming from the Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting since early May.

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Brexit campaign group Vote Leave fined and referred to police for breaking electoral law

The Electoral Commission said Vote Leave exceeded its legal spending limit of £7 million by almost £500,000.

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Theresa May to face fresh Commons test just hours after customs struggle

Remainers were infuriated after the Prime Minister “caved in” to Brexiteer demands.

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SPORT

Kerry's elder statesmen need to prove their worth

It was supposed to be a festival of football, a celebration of our game played out amongst the best teams the competition has to offer in one of the finest stadiums in the world.

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It is all on the line for Eamonn Fitzmaurice

“We’re fighting for our lives and we’ll have to bring everything.”

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BUSINESS

Netflix shares plunge as growth in subscriber numbers slows

It is the first time in a more than a year that Netflix has not exceeded its subscriber growth projections.

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Focus on ECB interest rates

The second half of this year is likely to provide further evidence that global monetary policy is gradually shifting into a tightening phase.

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Tit-for-tat trade wars to keep pressure on markets

It may be starting to sound like a broken record for emerging markets, with the twists and turns of US-China trade tensions likely to dominate investor concerns this week.

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Even soft Brexit will affect Irish firms, says report

Irish firms will face numerous challenges even under the softest of Brexit deals, the director of public policy and taxation at Chartered Accountants Ireland has warned.

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Glanbia unveils plans for €130m mozzarella plant

Glanbia Cheese’s new €130m mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois, will have a production capacity of 45,000 tons per annum.

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OPINION

How Vladimir Putin outfoxed Donald Trump at Helsinki before their meeting even began

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s summit with US counterpart Donald Trump was never going to be a balanced negotiation.

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Europe and China would be foolish to retaliate to US tariffs

Trump’s protectionism can only spiral into a trade war if other countries react rashly. If they do, they will lose out financially and will also lose the high moral ground, says Dani Rodrik. Dani Rodrik DEFYING common sense and business and financial elites, US president, Donald Trump, seems to relish the prospect of a trade war.

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Pope’s reform agenda struck by headwinds

A new book on Pope Francis argues that, given the various crises which face the Catholic Church, what’s needed is a new blueprint, especially here in Ireland, says TP O’Mahony.

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