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IRELAND

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have held face-to-face talks over the future of Irish Water after their negotiating teams failed to agree a breakthrough on the vital issue

Four boy racers were yesterday fined a total €15,000 after gardaí in Kerry mounted a covert operation near Killarney two weeks ago.

A woman refused a three-storey council house overlooking Cork harbour because she and her children would get sea-sick peering out the window.

The High Court has dismissed a challenge taken by a senior lecturer at UCC over the university’s failure to shortlist her for a job interview.

A drugs smuggler who fraudulently claimed almost €30,000 in benefits for three years when he was living in Lanzarote has been given a chance to avoid a jail sentence.

WORLD

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Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's human rights have been violated during his imprisonment for terrorism and mass murder, a Norwegian court has ruled.

A tattooed man has tried to snatch a four-year-old girl from a playground in London, UK police have said.

SPORT

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Conor McGregor’s father Tony has opened up about his son’s retirement from the UFC.

The Cork woman who became an internet sensation this week following her astonishing ‘against-the-odds’ win in the 4x400-metre relay at the Irish University Athletics Championships has described the reaction as “absolutely insane”.

BUSINESS

Ryanair is battling lower fares in the first months of its financial year, weighed down by French air-traffic controller strikes and by travellers’ concerns about a future terrorist incident following last month’s bombings in Brussels.

There has been strong growth in new car sales so far this year, according to the motor industry. Nearly 83,000 new cars were sold in the first three months of this year – that is up 28% on the first quarter of 2015.

ANALYSIS

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Yesterday was billed as D-Day. The day it could all go right or all go wrong, writes Daniel McConnell

LIFESTYLE

First Dates invites viewers to share a meal with some nervous couples who have just met. Marjorie Brennan gets the lowdown on the new Irish version.

VIRAL

Artists like Pearl Jam have canceled North Carolina performances to protest the state's controversial anti-LGBT law, but Stephen Colbert believes he can bring people together through the magic of television.

This painting on a wall is has been confusing the internet for the last few days.

TECHNOW

GAMING: There's a sequel/reboot/prequel to 2008's Mirror's Edge due out very soon, and we can't wait to dive in.

MOVIES: Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) is reteaming with Denzel Washington for a major new version of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The first trailer has dropped and it's looking like a great time at the cinema.

TECH: You can now read Don Quixote in its entirety online thanks to Twitter account QuijoteEn17000Tuits, which posts 28 extracts per day.

SHOWBIZ

Comedian Victoria Wood has died of cancer at the age of 62.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Conor McGregor’s father Tony has opened up about his son’s retirement from the UFC.


Lifestyle

I don't remember a lot of shouting in my household growing up, and neither does my twin.Mum's the Word: How did my parents manage to create a calm household?

The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards have been revealed. These are the destinations that came out tops.3 emerging destinations to add to your travel wish list – according to TripAdvisor data

The recent death of Caroline Flack has once again brought the issue of internet trolls and cancel culture back into public discourse.Learning Points: The reality is we all play a role in cancel culture

Rita de Brún speaks with Sean McKeown, Fota Wildlife Park director and longtime Cork resident.‘You’ve got to make the changes you want to see’, says Fota Wildlife director

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