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IRELAND

#Elections2019: Fianna Fail on course to retain position as largest party in local government

The Green Party is expected to enjoy the biggest surge in the election, while Sinn Fein seems set to lose a number of councillors.

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#Elections2019: FG hit out at 'absent' Micheál Martin in Cork local election campaigns

Fine Gael's Director of Elections, Minister John Paul Phelan, has lashed Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin for being absent in Cork City for the duration of the local council campaign.

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Sinn Féin urges Government to call unity referendum following exit pole result

Findings from an RTÉ exit poll suggest there is significant support among Irish voters for a united Ireland.

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Off-duty Garda dies while diving off Wexford's Hook Head

An off-duty Garda has died after getting into difficulty while diving off Wexford's Hook Head.

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#Elections2019: Taoiseach congratulates Green Party on significant election win

The Taoiseach has congratulated the Green Party on a significant election win but has admitted Fine Gael will not see the gains they had hoped for.

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WORLD

Hunt enters race for Number 10 as sparks fly between contenders

Foreign Secretary stresses his business background in pitch to grass roots Tories.

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Donald Trump to play golf and watch sumo wrestlers during Japan visit

The president began his visit to the country by meeting business leaders and will also meet the new Emperor.

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Family pay tribute to ‘aspirational’ British climber who died on Everest

Robin Haynes Fisher was hailed for living life to the full.

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India poll winner Narendra Modi wins backing from allies for new term as PM

The vote by the ruling alliance paves the way for the premier to be sworn in next week.

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59,000 sign petition backing doctor who asked Muslim patient to remove veil

Dr Wolverson said he was ‘rather fearful of the consequences’ after finding out about the inquiry.

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BUSINESS

UL signs contracts to purchase Dunnes Stores site

University of Limerick is to buy a former shopping centre for the development of a City Campus.

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Record 1m tickets sold for outdoor gigs this summer

A record one million tickets have been sold for outdoor gigs this summer, according to concert promoter MCD.

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OPINION

#Elections2019 analysis: Public make it clear to Varadkar, must do better

Since the RTE/TG4 exit poll dropped at 10 pm on Friday evening, most of the talk about the local and European elections has been about the so-called 'Green Wave'.

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