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IRELAND

Two charged with murder over alleyway body

The body of Pat Ward was discovered in Clogher, Co Tyrone on Saturday

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Concerns raised over movement of students post-Brexit

Universities could struggle to cope in no-deal scenario if 14,000 Irish students needed to be accommodated after UK leaves EU

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Govt accused of hiding true scale of €99m cutbacks caused by children's hospital crisis

The Government has been accused of deliberately hiding the true scale of the €99m capital projects budget cutbacks caused by the children's hospital crisis after failing to detail the exact areas now on the chopping block.

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Denis O’Brien accuses newspaper of 'hatchet job page by page' in High Court trial

Denis O’Brien has told a High Court jury that articles in the Sunday Business Post which named him as among the 22 biggest borrowers from Irish banks in 2008 were a “hatchet job page by page”.

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WORLD

Nasa makes one last bid to contact silent Mars rover

If the last effort fails, the agency will stop trying to contact Opportunity which has been quiet for eight months after 15 years on the Red Planet.

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Cartel still flourishing despite conviction of crime lord El Chapo

Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada and three of Joaquin Guzman’s sons, dubbed Los Chapitos, are though to be running the Sinaloa operation.

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Theresa May faces fresh Commons attempt to block a no-deal Brexit

PM’s chief EU adviser overheard warning of a long delay to Britain’s EU withdrawal unless MPs back her agreement.

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Trial of Catalan separatist leaders opens amid political crisis in Spain

The defendants are changed in connection with the region’s unilateral declaration of independence in 2017.

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Ex-astronaut seeking to take US Senate seat of the late John McCain

Mark Kelly is married to former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was injured in an assassination attempt.

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BUSINESS

Shannon Airport funding plea to tackle 'dominant Dublin monolith'

Shannon Airport is suffering because of the dominant position of Dublin Airport, Limerick economists have said.

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Calls grow for prompt Waterford Airport funding decision

Private investors willing to put funds into Waterford Airport will not "hang around while the Government licks their pencils and commission further reports" into making a business case to revitalise the facility.

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The secret to unlocking the wealth of the regions

A friend of mine was discussing work recently. He was observing the challenges and opportunities associated with the chronic commuting times that many people have to endure around Dublin.

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Cork family to star in global Kerrygold campaign

Kerrygold have announced a new advertising campaign that is expected to reach 36m people across the globe.

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Bank of England chief calls for Brexit solution as he warns over global risks

Mark Carney also warned about the slowing Chinese economy, protectionism and de-globalisation.

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OPINION

George Soros: Europe doesn’t know it’s on cusp of a revolutionary moment

The first step to defending Europe from its enemies, both internal and external, is to recognise the magnitude of the threat they present. The second is to awaken the sleeping pro-European majority and mobilise it to defend the values on which the EU was founded, writes $1.

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Armed gardaí under no illusions of dangers involved

Gardaí have hit organised crime with arrests, the seizure of cash, firearms and drugs, and stopping murder teams, Detective Superintendent Seamus Boland tells $1.

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