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Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on today.


LATEST... Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan has refused to rule out introducing controversial third level student fees if Labour is re-elected due to the long-stated need to reform the university and colleges funding system.

LATEST... Fianna Fáil has said it will make available a special medical card for children whose carer is in receipt of the domiciliary care allowance, among other allowances.

LATEST... Renua has said its proposals on SMEs and the self-employed would be red-line issues for them in Government.

LATEST... A new survey from Oxfam has found that eight out of 10 Irish people want politicians to make inequality a key issue for the next Government.

LATEST... The Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin, is refusing to rule in or out doing a deal with Labour if it is needed to form the next government.

ANALYSIS... I still believe that the present government, despite making some choices I fundamentally disagree with did a good job in the last five years, writes Fergus Finlay.

SOCIAL... Some argue that it is only verifiable data and statistics which will reveal the whole truth. So in that spirit data journalist, Robbie Byrne, got to work crunching the data from last night's #GE16 election debate.

SOCIAL... There is little doubt that Twitter has become a key 'weapon' in #GE16 with all of the political parties and groupings availing of its unique potential. Keep track of the Twitter action from the parties, leaders and main players HERE

Visit our #GE16 SECTION for the latest General Election news, views and social content.


A man who was found dead in a field a day after he was reported missing at the weekend may have died from exposure.

Joe O'Reilly’s development company has been added as a party to one of the strands of a legal action aimed at protecting buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street.

A Dublin Councillor has been cleared of failing to comply with a Garda direction to leave the scene of a water charge protest last April.

There are "shocking" amounts of sugar found in a number of hot drinks regularly bought in cafés, a campaign group has said.

Several members of a Cork City-based gang believed to be responsible for a spate of car thefts across the city in recent months have been arrested.


Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

Scientists have identified a gene that can predict how susceptible cannabis smokers are to mental illness. The breakthrough could help identify otherwise healthy users who are most at risk of developing psychosis.

Former Secretary General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros Ghali has died. He was 93. Venezuela's UN ambassador Rafael Ramirez, the current council president, made the announcement at the start of a meeting on Yemen's humanitarian crisis on Tuesday and asked members to rise for a moment of silence.


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The Longford club that had a €2,000 fine slapped on them for allowing the Jamie Carragher soccer schooltake place on their grounds last August may have it paid for them. The fine handed down to Dromard by the GAA has been one of the most controversial stories to happen to the association in 2016.

Connacht do not know where Robbie Henshaw will be playing his rugby next season, with coach Pat Lam confirming this afternoon that the Irish centre has not told them where he is moving to. Lam said that the 22-year-old told them last week that he would not be renewing his contract and would be moving on at the end of this season.


Russia has agreed with Opec members Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela to freeze oil production levels if other producers do the same.

A delay in the UK referendum on staying or exiting the EU would likely take the sparkle off a key factor driving Irish exports because it would extend the period of uncertainty for sterling, leading economists have warned.


Joe Leogue crunches the data from ‘Irish Examiner’ collaborator Demos to show who’s hot and who’s not in the world of pre-election tweets.


Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

Thrilled to be engaged to the love of her life but definitely missing the bride gene, Vicki Notaro has had to overcome the ick factor to plan the wedding that she never dreamed about.


While the second live TV debate of the election race took centre stage last night, the real discussion should be about the elephant in the room — Fine Gael’s stalling campaign, say Fiachra Ó Cionnaith and Daniel McConnell


Some footage of Michael Collins has been released online by website as part of the commemoration of the Easter Rising. The clip from a 1916 Rising commemorative film shows Collins in a jovial mood at the wedding of General Seán Mac Eoin in June 1922.

Satirical comic Viz has had its Facebook page blocked by the social network, the magazine has said. The comic, owned by Dennis Publishing, tweeted an image of its official page complete with a message from Facebook explaining that it had been “unpublished” because it did not follow the site’s terms and community standards.


GAMINGUbisoft's The Division is in open beta this week and if you're planning on giving it a go why not start downloading now.

MOVIES: Midnight Special is the latest movie from director Jeff Nichols and sees him playing with a bigger budget for a unique sci fi tale.

TECH: LG has revealed yet another handset that it will be bringing to Mobile World Congress 2016, the LG Stylus 2.


Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Mean Tweets is back – and meaner than ever. This time, artists including One Direction, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, Lionel Richie, Mumford and Sons, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Meghan Trainor have agreed to read out some seriously snide tweets about them.

Paul McCartney is undoubtedly considered one of the most legendary musicians of our time, boasting 24 number one singles and a total of 98 weeks at the number one spot - that’s nearly two years. However, that apparently wasn't enough for him to gain access to a Grammy after party in Hollywood last night.


A man who was found dead in a field a day after he was reported missing at the weekend may have died from exposure.


In January of 1994, RTÉ reporter Tommie Gorman was given a diagnosis that would change his life.Examine Yourself: Getting cancer made sense of everything for Tommie Gorman

In aid of Cancer Awareness Week, we convinced four of our columnists to bare all for our Examine Yourself campaign.Examine Yourself: Baring all for Cancer Awareness Week

It was an effervescent and often moving turn by an artist with a meaningful claim to the title of world’s most interesting pop star.Ariana Grande's opening night at 3Arena in Dublin proved why she is the world's most interesting pop star

Marian Duggan was in her 20s and could not imagine that her symptoms could be so serious, not even when a tennis-ball-size cyst was removed from her left ovary, says Helen O’Callaghan.Examine Yourself: 'I thought I was too young to have cancer'

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