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IRELAND

Disgruntled Irish Water customers may have a way of getting their money back from the utility – depending on how and when they paid their bill.

The Independent TD Mick Wallace has broken down in tears in the Dáil during statements on the migrant and refugee crisis.

A series of protests have taken place around the country to protest at cuts to mental health funding. Around 300 people attended a protest in Dublin, after €12m intended for mental health was sent elsewhere by the HSE.

Paul Murphy has been granted legal aid for his upcoming trial. The Anti Austerity Alliance TD faces charges of falsely imprisoning acting Tánaiste Joan Burton during a water charges protest almost 18 months ago.

The five TDs in Dublin South West are calling for the release of Ibrahim Halawa. The Firhouse man was 17 when he was arrested for taking part in a protest in Cairo.

Intel has indicated there will be job cuts here in Ireland. Staff at the company have been told its Irish operations "will be impacted" by its worldwide restructuring plans.

WORLD

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Details of more than 200,000 secret offshore entities and the people behind them will soon be revealed in a searchable database, according to the investigative journalists behind the Panama Papers revelations.

A wave of air strikes and shelling have killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said.

Details have emerged of another near miss involving a drone and an airliner in England, as the British Government announced an incident initially believed to be the first collision of its kind probably did not involve a drone.

SPORT

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mamadou Sakho following his failed drugs test. The Liverpool defender decided not to have his B sample tested in relation to the doping violation and has now been provisionally suspended for 30 days by European football's governing body.

Claudio Ranieri appears to be on a mission to bring joy to the world. The quiet Italian isn’t content with leading Leicester City to the brink of one of the greatest sporting fairy tales of all time. He is also determined to endear himself to the world with his humility and joyous love of football.

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Ahead of Connacht's trip to Stadio Monigo in Italy tomorrow night, Pat Lam has made 10 personnel changes to the team that defeated Munster 12 days ago.

BUSINESS

Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller has apologised in person to US president Barack Obama for the car-maker's emissions scandal.

Lloyds Banking Group has insisted it delivered a "robust" performance in the first three months of the year despite posting falling profits.

ANALYSIS

Stephanie Baker looks at the complicated family behind automaker Volkswagen AG, which has been at the centre of a diesel emissions scandal, and the possibility of future leadership within it

LIFESTYLE

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László Nemes tells Helen Barlow how his Oscar-winning Auschwitz drama, Son of Saul, is still relevant for today’s world.

VIRAL

Did you know it's Dog Fouling Awareness Week in Cork? To mark the occasion, we sent our videographer out on the streets and it's clear from what he found that the message hasn't got through to some.

While we’re (STILL) waiting on a new government, it would do us no harm to start looking around for a few alternatives. And Foil, Arms and Hog might just be the best choice.

 

TECHNOW

GAMING: The Call of Duty Twitter account may have just confirmed that a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is on the way.

MOVIES: Oliver Stone is putting together a version of the story behind Edward Snowden, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role. Check it out.

TECH: Sony Mobile has become known for putting a lot of effort into their smartphone cameras, with large sensors, fast auto focus and good performance in low light. It's clear that camera quality is a focus for the company and they might be adding another useful feature in an upcoming handset.

SHOWBIZ

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Prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his home, according to media reports. Citing law enforcement sources, ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN reported that prescription painkillers were found on the 57-year-old and in his Paisley Park home in Minneapolis.

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He tweeted sweet nothings to help out his neighbour — but, in the heel of the hunt, the global exposure that Graham Norton gave a West Cork house sale on his doorstep mattered little when it finally changed hands — after nearly a year and a half on the market — to an Irish buyer.


Lifestyle

Incarcerated in Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps Zuzana Ruzickova somehow survived and went on to create the complete recordings of her beloved Bach, writes James Lawless.Book review: Nazi horrors replaced by brutal Soviets for piano player

The Menu was delighted to make recent mention of a new UCC postgraduate diploma in Irish food culture and is equally pleased to announce availability of two new bursaries for same.The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

George Orwell’s classic novel foretold a lot, but the manner in which we’ve handed over our personal data to faceless corporatocracies is doubleplus-ungood, says Suzanne Harrington.How we sleepwalked into George Orwell’s nightmarish vision

Esther N McCarthy has her eye (and ear) on party speakers for your BBQ, spots a rug that’s out of this world, and revels in all that’s on offer for Heritage Week and Cork Craft Month.Your interiors wish list: Party speakers, Heritage Week and Cork Craft Month

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