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IRELAND 

The Environment Minister Alan Kelly has accused the body that represents architects of being "disingenuous and hypocritical".

The new Central Bank governor has said he will review whether rents will form part of a credit system when homebuyers apply for mortgages to counter concern about stricter borrowing rules.

A new crime figure has emerged in Limerick. He is in his early 20s and already controls a €15m-a-year drugs business which covers the Mid-West and wider Munster area.

Residents in Tipperary say drones are being used by burglars to spy on their homes.

A man has pleaded guilty to stealing cheques worth over €26,000 from an elderly woman.

An inquest jury has been told to disregard a high alcohol level detected in a blood sample from a 17-year-old killed in a crash, which also killed a woman and her unborn daughter, as it was an “impossible” level.

WORLD

Danish politicians have voted to let police seize valuables worth more than 10,000 kroner (€1,300) from asylum seekers to help cover their housing and food costs while their cases are being processed.

Barack Obama shared the heart-wrenching story of an African-American man who took his own life after spending nearly two years in solitary confinement – to coincide with his announcement that the practice will be banned as punishment for juvenile offenders.

SPORT

Conor McGregor took to social media to let his followers know that he had been subjected to a drug test in his home.

Kieran Donaghy says referee David Coldrick should not have worn a microphone in a game as important as last year’s All-Ireland final.

BUSINESS

The recovery in the Irish economy is now “convincing”, the Central Bank says. In its latest quarterly bulletin, the bank also warned the Government not to squander a chance offered by the upswing to fix problems left over from the financial crash.

Dixons says 15 stores are likely to close here as a result of its merger with Carphone Warehouse.

ANALYSIS

In 1966, an Irishman was blamed for bringing New York to a standstill. Described by Martin Luther King as ‘a man the ages will remember’, Ryle Dwyer chronicles the life of Mike Quill 

LIFESTYLE

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With a general election looming, now is our chance to help build a better and happier Ireland. Creating a happier country is also one of the themes of a new book by top psychologist Dr Keith Gaynor, writes Ailin Quinlan

VIDEO

Demolition work on the former Capitol cinema site in the heart of Cork City has begun, heralding the start of a €50m project which is set to rejuvenate the city centre.

VIRAL

Limerick man Tony Grehan has a pretty clever little dog. Jack is a friendly little gentleman and likes to bid visitors farewell in the proper manner.

Ireland is currently feeling the effects of the tail end of Storm Jonas, which hit overnight. Salthill in Galway, as usual, bore the brunt of the storm.

TECHNOW

GAMING: There's a new Teengage Mutant Ninja Turtles game and developer Platinum Games has released a trailer for the game.

MOVIES: Mad Max director George Miller has been chatting about Fury Road again and once more has brought up the Black and White version.

TECH: It's no secret that Nintendo is still in the console business and that their next release is going by the codename NX. However the Japanese giant has been tight lipped on any further hardware details or even a potential release date.

SHOWBIZ

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Irish tanning brand Cocoa Brown has yet another very famous fan, none other than our favourite Kardashian sister Khloe.

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An inquest jury has been told to disregard a high alcohol level detected in a blood sample from a 17-year-old killed in a crash, which also killed a woman and her unborn daughter, as it was an “impossible” level.


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