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IRELAND

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says the vast majority of the electorate are not in favour of another general election.

Telecom giant Meteor Mobile has been convicted and fined €25,000 for removing massive discounts from customers' phone contracts without telling them.

Police have killed a bull on a Co Tyrone farm after it gored a farmer to death.

Donegal County Council has launched an initiative to secure land for social housing.

Traditional open fireplaces will become a thing of the past, or else a luxury item, under little-known building regulations.

A group of secondary school pupils from Ennis had to be evacuated after their bus went on fire in Buttevant, Co Cork, this morning.

A Dublin man has gone on trial accused of stabbing his wife’s son to death following a row over his bicycle.

WORLD

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Barack Obama has announced the deployment of an extra 250 US special operations forces to Syria to assist troops trying to dislodge Islamic State extremists from the war-torn country.

Belarusian milk has been found to contain a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times above the nation's food safety limits.

SPORT

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As was widely expected, Munster have announced that Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus has been appointed Director of Rugby on a three year deal.

Irish MMA fighter Paddy Holohan has announced his immediate retirement from UFC, aged just 27.

BUSINESS

There could be good news for gas customers. A new report shows that the wholesale price of gas fallen by 45% in the last 12 months.

Income from fees at Ireland's top four accounting firms rose by 16% last year as they generated €1.14bn in fees. Employment at the Big Four increased by 12% to 9,696 according to The Irish Times' report.

ANALYSIS

An institution for abandoned children was more like a ‘house of death’, says CCI chief executive Adi Roche, who has worked hard, with lots of Irish help, to make things better for the youth of Chernobyl, writes Eoin English

LIFESTYLE

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As Mise Éire features in the opening concert of the Cork International Choral Festival, Jo Kerrigan talks to Seán Ó Riada’s son Peadar about its creation

VIRAL

So it’s all over. Last night was Census Night and everyone was up to ninety, trying to get the form completed and figuring out who was supposed to be on the bloody thing. But, as usual, we didn’t miss an opportunity to have a bit of craic.

Helen Goff’s little girl Grace was indulging in that favourite childhood pastime of jumping on the bed in a hotel room when she ran into some turbulence mid-flight.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Game developers Kiz Studios Europe have decided to launch their new game exclusively to the Irish market on the Apple App Store.

MOVIES: The final trailer for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse has revealed a number of secrets about the characters (that we kind of already knew) as well as a cameo from one of our favourite mutants.

TECH: Beyoncé made her latest album, Lemonade, available exclusively on Tidal over the weekend. If you want to stream it, Tidal is your only available outlet, but those looking to buy it can get it from Tidal or from iTunes.

SHOWBIZ

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Don’t ask us why he did it but Ronan Keating willingly handed his phone over to Michael McIntyre to have free rein as part of his Big Show on BBC One.

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