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IRELAND

Water charges will be suspended for at least nine months should a deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney told the Dail today.

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter has called for the immediate publication of the report into alleged Garda malpractice in the Cavan-Monaghan division.

A total of €45.79bn was paid in taxes last year, according to Revenue’s Annual Report for 2015. The figure represents an increase of 10.6% on 2014.

The incoming president of the GRA has said that he would like to see body-worn cameras introduced for gardaí.

Irish people enjoy - or endure - some of the longest marriages and working weeks in Europe.

WORLD

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Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of "playing the woman card" in her presidential campaign as he prepared for a general election showdown with the Democratic front-runner.

The Times of London newspaper has said it "made a mistake" by not including coverage of the Hillsborough inquests on the front page of its first edition.

Police have launched a manhunt for a soldier suspected of killing 11 people at a military barracks on the Cape Verde islands. The former Portuguese colony's president, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, said on his Facebook page that investigations into the killings are proceeding "at a good and positive pace".

SPORT

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Form is temporary; class is permanent. Looks like the footballing mantra also holds true in rugby, where former Munster star Peter Stringer has just been recognised by the supporters of his current club, Sale Sharks.

Phil Healy is still reeling from the ‘crazy’ experience of becoming a global internet star. The UCC nursing student was thrust into the limelight when a recording of her ‘from the depths of hell’ performance in a relay race went viral.

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho faces a lengthy ban from football after it emerged he will not contest the result of a failed drugs test following the Europa League tie at Manchester United. What does the case tell us about the pressures on modern footballers?

BUSINESS

The president of the European Council has opposed Greece's demand for an emergency leaders' summit on the country's troubled bailout programme.

BenRiach Distillery Company, which produces three popular Scotch whiskies, has been sold to the US owner of Jack Daniel's in a £367.95m deal.

ANALYSIS

General John Maxwell ignored calls from the viceroy to spare the lives of those on the periphery of the Rising and instead pursued martial justice, allowing defendants little more than 10 minutes in their ‘trials’ to tell their side of the story, writes Sean Enright

LIFESTYLE

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Nathan Carter has caught a wave with his catchy, genre-busting, tunes and his fame is going to continue growing this summer, writes Ed Power

VIRAL

A Cork woman, who has been waiting for a double lung and heart transplant for 13 years, has launched a campaign to increase the number of organ donors in Ireland.

Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are looking for your help to find forever homes for a few of their furry friends.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, has shared some details about Season 3 of Telltale’s episodic tale. Apparently, we’ll see the return of a familiar character.

MOVIES: Cell is 2006 novel by Stephen King which is basically about a zombie apocalypse which spreads via mobile phones around the world.

TECH: Artificial Intelligence is making great strides towards a future where humans are more and more obsolete and it's latest challenge is the most important yet - foosball.

SHOWBIZ

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We previously revealed that David Hasselhoff aka The Hoff is flying into town this weekend, and now we can confirm the Baywatch star is throwing a huge party. David will be joined by celeb DJ Afrojack and Grammy Award winner rapper Eve for a seriously star-studded bash on Saturday night.

Keith Duffy has pleaded with the public to help find his daughter’s missing dog. The 41-year-old has shared photos and videos online of their pomeranian Leo, after his daughter’s pup went missing from their garden at their family home in Roganstown, North Dublin.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

A 24-year-old man has said he feels “normal” for the first time in his life after losing 25 stone and dropping 30 inches from his waistline. Oliver Bales, from Portsmouth, Hampshire, said he had been bullied about his weight – which at his heaviest reached nearly 39 stone – throughout his school and university life.


Lifestyle

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