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IRELAND 

There is more stormy weather on the way. Met Eireann has issued two alerts, one orange and one yellow, for strong winds, as we are hit by Storm Gertrude tonight.

Gardaí have sealed off land just outside Cork city  following the discovery of a man's body in a slurry pit.

The Dáil has heard calls for Michael Noonan to resign over claims he misled the house about the ECB's stance on burning bondholders. It is after the Banking Inquiry found that the ECB had explicitly threatened to cut off funding for Irish banks if bondholders were burned.

Ireland’s unique postcode system cost €20m more than originally forecast as the bill for encoding public sector databases was not initially counted, a spending watchdog has been told.

A TD has raised concerns about how a call centre firm was chosen to provide services to Irish Water. Catherine Murphy has said a new Freedom of Information request has shown how Abtran made casual inquiries with then-minister Phil Hogan before it was awarded the contract.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued travel advice for 20 countries in response to the Zika virus outbreakThe World Health Organisation has said it is convening an emergency committee on Monday to decide if it should be declared an international health emergency.

The Carlow County Chairman of the IFA, has said he is withdrawing from the association's Presidential race. Derek Deane says he thinks issues he has raised with the Chairman of the Rules Committee that should be reviewed before the next Presidential election.

Where you live can affect your chances of surviving a major health emergency, according to a study.

WORLD

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A man found to be carrying two handguns has been arrested at a hotel at Disneyland Paris, a French police official said.

Two athletes and a referee participating in a South African triathlon dived into the ocean to rescue two stricken men who were being swept out to sea.

SPORT

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Kerry captain Bryan Sheehan believes the All-Ireland SFC is in “dire need” of a revamp, calling for a condensed summer schedule.

Ireland women's coach Tom Tierney has announced the squad that will defend Ireland’s Six Nations title. Seven uncapped players have been included in a squad that combines proven talent with new faces.

BUSINESS

IBEC claims abolishing the USC will damage the economy and leave Ireland open to future economic shocks. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to scrap the charge if re-elected to Government.

There was a drop in retail sales in December. Figures released by the CSO show they dropped 0.7% when compared with November 2015.

ANALYSIS

What the banking inquiry really exposed was that there was no ‘gotcha’ moment, just a long period of bad politics, negligible regulation, and reckless trading, writes Michael Clifford.

Find all the latest news and analysis on the Banking Inquiry HERE.

LIFESTYLE

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Eva Orsmond’s Sugar Crash documentary on RTÉ woke up hundreds of thousands of people to the dangers of our excessive sugar consumption. But it’s not just our physical health that suffers. It’s also our mood and mental health, says Olivia Kelleher

VIDEO

An Austrian woman had been visiting India and was trying to take a selfie with the Junagadh Fort when she slipped and fell 30 feet into a well.

VIRAL

Meet Donal O’Cathain - Donal has emigrated from Cork to the United States. And like all expats, he experiences homesickness from time to time, so what does he do? Instead of moving home to Ireland, he moved a little bit of Ireland into his home - with the help of US TV show, Man Cave.

This year everyone in Ireland is commemorating the events of 1916. But what do the young people of Ireland in 2016 know about the Easter Rising?

TECHNOW

GAMING: PlayStation Plus players get free games every month, and there's a real classic in the mix this time around.

MOVIES: The festival once known as JDIFF (previously sponsored by Jameson) is now ADIFF, thanks to the involvement of Audi. But it's still the same celebration of cinema which we know as the Dublin International Film Festival.

TECH: Now you can just pop online and order a OnePlus X without having to worry about the silly invite nonsense from OnePlus

SHOWBIZ

News broke yesterday that the High Court had appointed a provisional liquidator to Oxtermont Ltd, the holding company of Xtra-Vision. All Xtra-Vision stores have since closed across the country, this lead to more than 500 jobs lost. The closer of these stores also puts all money raised from last year’s Christmas charity single, When I Grow Up at risk - roughly estimated at €54,000.

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Making A Murderer lawyer Dean Strang has said he’s had worse interviews in the US than his awkward interview with Ray D’Arcy.

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Meet Donal O’Cathain - Donal has emigrated from Cork to the United States. And like all expats, he experiences homesickness from time to time, so what does he do? Instead of moving home to Ireland, he moved a little bit of Ireland into his home - with the help of US TV show, Man Cave.


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