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IRELAND

39 TDs have backed a Dáil motion to immediately scrap water charges and hold a referendum to prevent water services from privatisation, placing direct pressure on Fianna Fáil not refuse any Fine Gael deal that ignores their pre-election promises

Wanted fraudster Julia Holmes, and her Co Limerick lover Thomas Ruttle, died by inhaling fumes from a charcoal barbecue in a sealed bedroom in Mr Ruttle's house, Gardaí believe.

A video has emerged showing the ring of fire that threatened the ancient oak woodlands of Tomies Mountain at the western most edge of the Killarney National Park.

Comedian David McSavage told a judge today that he did not pay his TV licence because he had a grievance with the way RTÉ spend taxpayers' money.

Luas workers are to decide over the weekend whether to accept a new three-year pay deal.

WORLD

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The family of Oscar Pistorius have condemned allegations made in a book that new evidence exists to show that he beat girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp with a cricket bat before fatally shooting her at his home in 2013

Multiple fatalities have been reported after a series of shootings in rural Ohio.

SPORT

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Ronan O’Gara looks forward to a European Cup semi-final weekend. At the home of Nottingham Forest and Brian Clough.

A high school basketball team has just lost its star player after he was accused of being a 30-year-old refugee.

BUSINESS

Sky reported rising customer attrition rates across Europe as the broadcaster curtailed discounts in the UK and Ireland and lost viewers in Italy after failing to secure the rights to Champions League soccer.

Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the EU, saying that the world needs the UK's influence within Europe. The US president, who has arrived in Britain for talks with David Cameron and lunch with the Queen, said membership of the European Union magnified the UK's status on the global stage.

ANALYSIS

Is it an oasis, or a mirage? After 55 days lost in the post-election political desert, with seemingly no hope of rescue, for a brief period yesterday, TDs, senators and their handlers believed that at long last a government-forming deal is imminent.

LIFESTYLE

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Belarussians Anna and Alexi consider themselves lucky to have been adopted by Irish couples after the 1986 nuclear accident, says Jonathan deBurca Butler

VIDEO

Almost 40 years after his death, Steve McQueen remains the definition of cool. Within minutes of meeting his son Chad you realise that more than a little of his Dad rubbed off on him.

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VIRAL

This video, which was first broadcast by Cork Multichannel TV in 1990, shows Prince's fans queuing to buy tickets to his concert in Cork, the performer arriving at Cork airport, and playing to a huge crowd at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

It’s all eyes on Kilkenny Presentation Secondary School choir this weekend as they audition for their place in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The Witcher 3 is already one of the best games around, and it's set to get even better with a major expansion before the middle of 2016.

MOVIES: When Independence Day was released in 1996 the world was crying out for a sequel to what was the greatest summer blockbuster ever released.

TECH: Remember Cribs? The MTV show which gave you extremely unlikely access to celebrities homes where there was an awkward tour and you didn't really learn anything? Well it's back, and this time it's for the small screen in your pocket.

SHOWBIZ

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Katie Hopkins is back and she’s at it again, but this time she's got us involved. The controversial columnist sat down with Irish TV presenter Angela Scanlon in an interview for her series, Close Encounters.

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39 TDs have backed a Dáil motion to immediately scrap water charges and hold a referendum to prevent water services from privatisation, placing direct pressure on Fianna Fáil not refuse any Fine Gael deal that ignores their pre-election promises


Lifestyle

He thought ‘Line of Duty’ would last just one season. Instead, it propelled him to international success. Ahead of the return of the acclaimed drama ‘Blood’, Adrian Dunbar tells Ed Power why it still feels like a dreamAdrian Dunbar: ‘I just got very lucky’

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