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IRELAND

Monaghan mechanic found guilty of IRA membership by Special Criminal Court

A Monaghan mechanic has been found guilty of IRA membership by the non-jury Special Criminal Court.

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Cork council looking at five affordable housing sites

There may be good news ahead for people who are caught in a property limbo due to earning too much to qualify for Social Housing, but too little to buy their own home.

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Families of teenagers killed outside hotel disco pay heartfelt tributes

The families also urged anyone else who saw what happened to come forward and give their account to investigators.

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Jim Donegan murder linked to the INLA

Police believe the lone gunman tried to kill the 43-year-old five days earlier.

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Third-level education institutes call for a better cycling infrastructure in Cork

Seven third-level education and research institutes in Cork, attended by some 48,000 staff and students, have united to call for better cycling infrastructure.

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WORLD

Treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb on display in Paris

More than a third of the artefacts are leaving Egypt for the first and last time before going to a new museum being built near the Giza Pyramids.

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Ex-Coronation Street director avoids jail over intimate chats with ’13-year-old’

Tim Dowd thought he was talking to an underage girl but was actually chatting to an undercover police officer.

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Teenager locked up for 27 years for raping and murdering Alesha MacPhail

Alesha’s body was found in woods on the Isle of Bute on July 2 last year.

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Pakistani politicians claim women’s march was anti-Islam

Politicians in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa provincial parliament adopted a resolution denouncing the marches as a ‘shameless and un-Islamic act’.

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Latest: Windows smashed at fifth Birmingham mosque

An investigation involving counter-terrorism officers has been launched after four mosques had their windows smashed with a sledgehammer overnight.

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BUSINESS

Homeowners missing out on lucrative tax reliefs

Taxback.com’s latest Taxpayer Sentiment Survey has found that 65% of people do not know what the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) is.

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Why are Irish mortgage rates the highest in the EU?

Latest figures from the Central Bank show that the average interest rate on a new mortgage in Ireland is 3.01%.

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Bank of England holds rates at 0.75% amid Brexit chaos

The Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to leave interest rates unchanged.

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ESB make operating profit of €455m

The ESB Group made an operating profit last year of €455m.

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Next predicts price cuts under no-deal Brexit tariff boost

The clothing chain reported pre-tax profits falling 0.4% to €840.6m for the year to the end of January,

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OPINION

Mixed reaction in EU as May goes cap in hand for extension

For more than two years, British prime minister Theresa May insisted that her country would leave the European Union at 11pm on March 29 next. On the record, from the dispatch box in the House of Commons, she said it 108 times.

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We must tackle global threat of white terror

Massacres like the Christchurch shootings are not, as some claim, isolated attacks carried out by disturbed individuals but are clearly part of a growing pattern, writes $1

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Politics is no longer local when democracy is in peril globally

Neutrality does not suffice in a world dominated by the US and China, and with the far right resurgent, Ireland must stand up for the values of the European Union, says $1

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