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IRELAND 

The long-awaited Bank Inquiry report into what caused the economic crash has blamed the State's financial watchdogs for failing to stop the crisis - despite having the powers to do so.

The "cabal" of senior politicians, bankers, bondholders and developers in place during the economic crash should have been jailed despite the fact "99.9%" of what they did was legal, an ousted ex-bank inquiry member has claimed.

A delighted Co Mayo family who collected their €13,793,435 Lotto jackpot today say they won't be quitting their jobs.

A suicidal driver tried to end his life on a mad escapade of dangerous driving in rush-hour traffic where he rammed a Garda car and another car, and later fled from arresting gardaí with his hands cuffed behind his back and jumped in the river.

A man accused of mugging two boys and an older youth in Limerick threw a bottle of Coke at a judge today after she refused him bail.

All Xtra-Vision stores are closing with immediate effect. More than 500 jobs are likely to be lost as a result of the move.

A Blackrock man said he owes his life to Gardaí after they escorted him through rush hour traffic to make it to Dublin in the nick of time for a vital liver transplant.

WORLD

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Dozens of elderly Holocaust survivors have lit candles at Auschwitz exactly 71 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp.

Italy’s culture minister has criticised as “incomprehensible” the decision to cover up naked statues at a Rome museum where Iranian president Hassan Rouhani was visiting.

SPORT

Contrary to reports that surfaced yesterday, Munster’s Keith Earls has committed his long-term future to the province.

Irish hockey fans have long claimed national captain David Harte as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, and extra validation came yesterday as he was named as hockey’s top netminder for 2015.

BUSINESS

The Central Bank has announced a new deputy governor. Sharon Donnery is currently director of credit institutions and will be one of two deputy governors in the Central Bank.

Residential property prices increased by 6.6% in the year to the end of December. But house prices across Ireland are still around 33% lower than they were in 2007.

ANALYSIS

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. While the Nazis are gone, it is still necessary to fight propaganda, write Irina Bokova and Sara Bloomfield

LIFESTYLE

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Spotlight looks set to win big at the Oscars with its true tale of the Boston Globe’s investigation into abuse and cover-ups by the Catholic Church, writes Helen Barlow

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

Councillor Noeleen Reilly was the victim of a hacking by some young chancers on Twitter - but she managed to see the funny side.

Olive is a very unique kitten. She has a condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia - aka, Wobbly Kitten Syndrome.

TECHNOW

GAMINGFar Cry Primal is coming soon, and the guys at Polygon have been playing the first hour. The beginning is absolutely brilliant so we'll just leave this here without spoilers...

MOVIES: House of Cards might be one of the best things on Netflix. To whet your appetite, Netflix has a new teaser, and it's just as playful as we've come to expect from the show.

TECH: Google Hangouts version 7.0 is out, and naturally enough there are some new features to try out.

SHOWBIZ

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Actress Juliette Lewis asks Twitter what ‘shifting’ is, and you can imagine what happened next

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