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IRELAND

Drugs worth almost €500,000 seized in Blanchardstown

Drugs worth an estimated €489,000 were seized from a house in Blanchardstown this morning.

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Varadkar 'concerned' about timing of presidential spending review

The Public Accounts Committee decided that it would examine the expenditure related to the Office of the President.

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May statement 'nothing but tired rhetoric', says McDonald

The DUP has urged Theresa May to stand firm against the EU while Sinn Féin reiterated its opposition to a hard border.

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Boy killed in Derry road crash remembered as ‘lively, full of fun and popular’

The eight-year-old died following a collision in Maghera, Co Derry, last night.

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Blasphemy referendum to take place on same day as presidential election

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has urged people to vote.

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WORLD

Catholic bishop accused of raping nun arrested by Indian police

Franco Mulakkal is the bishop of the northern Indian city of Jalandhar.

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3D gun blueprint manufacturer wanted in US for underage sex is held in Taiwan

Cody Wilson has been selling plans for the guns online despite concerns they could be used by terrorists or other criminals.

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South Africa reports ‘dramatic decline’ in killing of rhinos

Figures suggest a 26% fall in deaths from the equivalent period last year.

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Wreck found off Rhode Island could be Captain Cook’s Endeavour

The ship was scuttled off the US coast during the Revolutionary War to blockade the French navy.

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‘Snapchat queen’ who shared clip of dying boyfriend jailed in England

Fatima Khan filmed Khalid Safi as he lay dying in the street and posted it on Snapchat.

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SPORT

So this is what happens when the All Blacks lose a match...

Winning, it seems, could come with a health warning, writes Brendan O’Brien Sports may be rife with illegal substances but the endorphins released by the whiff of success, that sweet high, remain the biggest hit even if too much can lead to unexpected complications.

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If time is the issue for players, why has GPA done nothing about it?

There are things so obvious they should not need to be said, writes Paul Rouse But sometimes the most obvious words are made startling by the context in which they are written.

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BUSINESS

Embattled TSB hires top City headhunter in search for new chief executive

The UK bank is looking for a candidate to replace former chief executive Paul Pester.

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China ‘strongly outraged’ by US sanctions over Russian fighter jets deal

Beijing warned Washington would ‘take the consequences’ of the move.

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Musgrave to buy Donnybrook Fair

One of Dublin's premium food store chains has been sold.

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RBS says problems with online and mobile banking have been fixed

Customers started reporting problems at around 5am today but the bank later said it has resolved them.

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'Confident' Applegreen reports rise in revenue

Applegreen has reported a rise in group revenue of 27% to €855m for the first six months of the year to the end of June.

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OPINION

Disabled LGBT+ young people face a battle just to be taken seriously

As young people navigate adolescence, they ask questions about their sexual attractions and how they understand gender.

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Ploughing faithful return after Storm Ali as event extended

People wondered if crowds would again flock to the National Ploughing Championships after Storm Ali caused the cancellation of Wednesday’s programme, writes $1

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Plenty can be done to protect children online

Children are online from a young age and we must ensure that once a child has access to the online world, their experiences are safe and positive, writes $1

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Extreme weather events will swamp emergency response

Our preparedness has improved, but unless politicians, particularly in the US, prioritise climate change action and carbon reductions, more catastrophe is inevitable, says $1

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