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


FIFA's independent ethics committee has launched an investigation into one of its own members over allegations related to the 'Panama Papers' leak.

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD has commented on the findings of the report. Paul Murphy TD said: “It is not acceptable for government ministers and TDs to bemoan the loss of taxation through these tax havens when they and their predecessors have facilitated Ireland becoming a tax haven for multi-nationals.

More than 300 companies in Ireland have been linked to the so-called 'Panama Papers' release. The Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton says anyone found to be evading tax will be prosecuted.

More than 11 million documents have been passed to 107 media organisations across the globe which have shed further light on the tax affairs of the rich and powerful. Here's your essential guide.

Find all the latest on the Panama Papers HERE.


A body has been recovered in Co Clare where a massive search had been taking place for a missing man since Saturday. The discovery was made at around 11.20am today at Quay Island in the Shannon Estuary south of Bunratty.

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Two men have gone on trial accused of murdering a 48-year-old father of six in Clara, Co Offaly.

Campaigners have called on the Government not to try to overturn a judge's ruling which expanded the Moore Street national monument site.

A series of independent TDs have indicated that they will not support any candidates in this week's vote to appoint a Taoiseach. Both the Independent Alliance and the so-called Rural Alliance are likely to abstain in the vote on Wednesday.

More than half of nurses polled for a survey on community nursing say they have missed care in their previous working week.


Air France is to allow female flight attendants to refuse to work the company's new route to Iran, for which they must wear a headscarf.

Militants have unleashed a wave of suicide attacks across Iraq - killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens, officials said.


Middleweight boxer Nick Blackwell woke from his induced coma on Saturday, a week after collapsing at the end of his fight with Chris Eubank Jnr, his promoters Hennessy Sports have confirmed.

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Barry Geraghty is to appeal the 30-day ban he was issued by stewards at Limerick following his ride aboard Noble Emperor on Sunday.


Greece's government has started new talks with bailout creditors amid a dispute over a leaked conversation between foreign officials involved in the deal.

The current political uncertainty is not good for our economy in the long term, according to the latest economic forecast from Goodbody stockbrokers.


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Fancy some festival action as part of your summer holidays? Ed Power selects the ten best events around Europe


Authorities cannot say they were unaware of the potential for catastrophe in forensic science as

they were warned of the difficulties stemming from poor working facilities, writes Cormac O’Keeffe


Peter McNamara and the Evening Echo's Rory Noonan sit down to discuss Cork’s games with Galway and Kerry respectively in the Allianz National Leagues this weekend on BallTalk TV.


We know you’re not supposed to air your family’s dirty laundry in public but when you deliver a putdown this good, you have to share it. After her aunt called her a homophobic slur during an argument, teenager Charlie took to Twittter to vent. Her aunt then attempted to patch things up by text but really only made it worse, saying "you gay people have a lot of drama".

As anyone who wears make-up knows, there is a huge variety of colours, textures and brands to choose from even in the most basic of chemists.  It can be confusing, even for those in the know. Which is why this girl’s idea to send her boyfriend to pick out some bits for her was wildly optimistic.


GAMING: Overwatch is coming. It's the latest game from Blizzard who are the folks behind World of Warcraft, so you should probably pay attention.

MOVIES: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice has just been through its second weekend in cinemas and those box office receipts are tumbling.

TECH: LG has come out and said that the G5 does not have a plastic body as a recent YouTube video may have indicated.


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The Eurovision song contest is known for being quite political with singers regularly choosing to sing about issues in their countries, and this year’s theme is set to shine a light on Europe’s current refugee crisis. The theme Come Together will focus on the situation, and hopefully encourage the people of Europe to unite together.


I came in early yesterday morning to watch the Clare U21s play Dublin in a challenge game in Clare-abbey, our old pitch in Clarecastle. The additions to the management have obviously made a huge difference as well. As John Conlon said after the Limerick game, Dónal Óg Cusack has brought that “Cork cockiness” to Clare. It showed in spades.


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