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IRELAND 

Three neighbours living in a flooded community in Clare rowed in together last night to wash-out a two-man gang who were on their way to allegedly rob evacuated homes in a stolen army boat.

President Michael D Higgins has warned about using the flood crisis as a political football.

The Cork man who hit the headlines 17 years ago after being rushed to England for a heart and lung transplant, with his old heart then being implanted into a woman there, has died.

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has denied her party is “anti-poor” and anti-public sector” at the launch of its General Election manifesto today.

The family at the centre of the Kerry babies case believes tissue samples retained from one of the dead infants could dispel lingering doubts over their innocence in the child’s death.

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WORLD

Mystery surrounds the identity of the young boy who has appeared in the latest Islamic State (IS) propaganda material, but this is what we know so far.

The Duke of Edinburgh has been voted as being more stylish than his grandson Prince Harry.

SPORT

There have been rumours circulating online that Rafael Benitez has been sacked from his position as manager of Real Madrid, with the club expected to confirm the move in a press conference later today.

An old bogeyman — though still pretty fresh-faced up close — Shane O’Donnell re-enacted Croke Park in September 2013, grabbing the crucial goal that won this Munster Senior Hurling League game.

BUSINESS

Almost two thirds of Irish workers expect a pay rise in 2016, but men are more likely to ask for one.

Ireland is considered the birthplace of aircraft leasing and is recognised as the number one location globally in the sector.

ANALYSIS

These seven high-profile cases from 2015 show that the HSE has a long way to go in translating policy into practice, writes Catherine Shanahan

LIFESTYLE

Kelly O’Brien is tired of not sticking to her new year’s resolutions. So this year she’s committed to a challenge in March that will incorporate three of her goals for 2016

VIDEO

Communities caught in floods will be hit with fresh headaches this week as they attempt to return to work, school and colleges after the Christmas break.

VIRAL

Not sure where to start with Veganuary? These five foods are a great place to start.

This seven-year-old in America decided to chance her arm and plant a note supposedly from her school, saying the kids had an extra day off.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Two new Operators will breach Rainbow Six Siege on February 2nd, though Season Pass holders will be able to get their hands on them a week earlier.

MOVIES: While HBO has been milling through seasons of Game of Thrones - the sixth lot arrives in April - the same couldn't be said of original author George R. R. Martin.

TECH: Right so we've had standard definition DVD and high definition (1080p) blu-ray, now it's time for 4K to take the spotlight.

SHOWBIZ

Plenty of Irish films are set for a 2016 release, and whether they’re directed by an Irish person or feature an Irish actor or actress, they all look pretty amazing. Here is a list of the top five Irish movies you need to see in 2016.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

They have already built a replica version of Skellig Michael, meaning they won’t be back here to film the next Star Wars, but in a new video you can see behind the scenes footage of the stunning island.


Lifestyle

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When I was pregnant with Joan, I knew she was a girl. We didn’t find out the gender of the baby, but I just knew. Or else, I so badly wanted a girl, I convinced myself that is exactly what we were having.Mum's the Word: I have a confession: I never wanted sons. I wanted daughters

What is it about the teenage years that are so problematic for families? Why does the teenage soul rage against the machine of the adult world?Learning Points: It’s not about the phone, it’s about you and your teen

Judy Collins is 80, and still touring. As she gets ready to return to Ireland, she tells Ellie O’Byrne about the songs that have mattered most in her incredible 60-year career.The songs that matter most to Judy Collins from her 60-year career

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