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IRELAND

Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan admits 'crisis of confidence' in the gardaí

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has admitted that there is a “crisis of confidence” in the Garda Síochána.

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Mother and baby homes' redress ruled out by Cabinet

Immediate redress for thousands of unaccompanied children who were in mother and baby homes has been rejected by the Government.

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20 days of bus strikes, 2 sides at odds, 1 minister in a boa

Transport Minister Shane Ross has been criticised for being pictured draped in a feather boa with former Miss Ireland, Amanda Brunker, while talks to end weeks of crippling strikes at Bus Éireann were ongoing.

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Water charges: What has been agreed

These are the points agreed in principle by majority of water committee on the future of services.

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Get rid of your water meter, says TD

Water charges are going to be reintroduced by the “back door” along with mandatory metering, according to Right2Water TDs who oppose recommendations on the future funding of services.

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WORLD

Elephants have a 'rare' level of self-understanding

An experiment showed they appearede to be aware of their own bodies

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SPORT

Dream Manor memorabilia auction for F1 fans

If some pit lane equipment would make your motoring dreams come true, just wait until next month. Manor, the now-defunct British-based Formula One team, is to auction off over 4,000 redundant parts in May.

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Dreams can come true, says Connacht's captain fantastic

Connacht captain John Muldoon says he never thought in his wildest dreams that he would win 300 caps for his native province.

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Luke Shaw sets sights on Europa League success

Luke Shaw believes Manchester United have what it takes to become “unstoppable” in their quest for Europa League glory.

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Cork run riot over 14-man Limerick

Cork 0-16 Limerick 0-6: The advantages of being able to play members of a minor team that has yet to make its championship debut were evident in the Gaelic Grounds last evening, when Cork easily defeated Limerick before a crowd of 468 in the opening round of the Munster U17 hurling championship.

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Robert Lewandowski faces Real fitness fight

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted star striker Robert Lewandowski remains a major doubt for tonight’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash with Real Madrid.

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BUSINESS

JOE GILL: The 'knowledge economy' can mean power for Ireland

The five counties that have the worst broadband connectivity in Ireland also have the lowest house prices, writes Joe Gill.

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Toshiba under auditor threat

Toshiba, the 142-year-old conglomerate, warned yesterday it may not be able to continue as a going concern as it grapples with billions of dollars in losses from its Westinghouse Electric nuclear business.

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Losses widen at Irish arms of PC World and Currys

Losses widened at the Irish divisions of electronics retailers PC World and Currys last year as the financial cost of the merger between its owner Dixons and rival Carphone Warehouse hit their bottom lines.

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Appetite for luxury pushes LVMH to record heights

LVMH shares rose to a record in Paris after the luxury leader’s sales far exceeded estimates on rebounding demand for items from Louis Vuitton bags to Hennessy cognac.

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Fiscal outlook dims hopes for spending hikes

The room available for tax cuts and spending increases in future years appears limited despite the Government raising growth forecasts in its new economic outlook.

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OPINION

Those who expect normal service to resume in Dáil will have to wait

The results of an election will not materially change the diffuse make-up of our democratic choice, writes Gerard Howlin.

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Irreplaceable pollinators: Save the bees

Earlier this week is was reported that severe, back-to-back bleaching has affected two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 

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Pulitzer prize: Small voice with global impact

The internet has made our world much smaller than it once seemed. Horizons hardly exist; everything is at hand, in virtual terms at least. 

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Caring for older people: Figures show we must do much more

This society’s capacity to turn a blind eye to difficult, sometimes criminal situations is well documented. 

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