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IRELAND

Fine Gael has said there are now only "one or two" issues left to be agreed with Fianna Fáil. Members of the negotiating team have said there is "substantial agreement on almost all matters".

Senior Gardaí have met the acting Taoiseach and Justice Minister to brief them on investigations into recent gang related murders in the Dublin region.

The man who died in St Stephen's Green on Monday was buried today in his home village in Kerry. Thomas Kearney, of Ballyhennessy, Lixnaw was laid to rest in his home parish days after he was discovered in the Dublin city centre park by a homeless man and some passersby.

The homeless crisis in Dublin is expected to get worse as a key hostel is to close. Pat Doyle the CEO of the Peter McVerry trust has said the closure of a key hostel on Thomas Street in Dublin in the next two weeks is going to make the situation in the capital much worse.

Gardaí are seeking witnesses to a hit and run traffic collision that took place on Lower Glanmire Road, Cork city today at about 2.05pm.

Smoking has cost our healthcare system a total of €506m as well as €1bn in lost productivity per year, a new study has found.

WORLD

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The US attack on a hospital in Afghanistan which killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures, a top general said.

A teenage "monster" has been detained for a minimum of 27 years behind bars for stabbing two strangers to death as he tried to be like his idols - the Yorkshire Ripper and Ted Bundy.

SPORT

Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink is full of admiration for Tottenham and has denied the Blues' sole remaining motivation this season is to end their rivals' Barclays Premier League title hopes.

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Liverpool is a city divided into red and blue halves but for the struggle closest to their hearts, both sides unite. It has been an emotional week on Merseyside. On Tuesday an inquest jury concluded that the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy was caused by the police and the 96 victims had been unlawfully killed. As the cover of tomorrow's Everton matchday programme shows, the ruling was welcomed as much by Blues as Reds.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has pledged to fight Liverpool's corner in any future issues with kick-off times after admitting he could not believe Sunday's match at Swansea starts at noon.

BUSINESS

The planned timeline for Apple delivering an additional 1,000 jobs for Cork has been delayed.

The next five years is a make or break period for Ireland’s burgeoning offshore exploration sector, an industry analyst said yesterday.

ANALYSIS

Recently discovered letters show that Tom Barry, the IRA guerrilla leader in the War of Independence, candidly declined to appear at the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, due to him having fought for the British Army at the time.

LIFESTYLE

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Irish playwright Enda Walsh has called his experience working with David Bowie on the musical Lazarus, one of the last works Bowie completed before his death in January, a “ridiculous honour,” and said he was aware of the graveness of Bowie’s illness throughout their collaboration.

VIRAL

We don’t know why this isn’t more of a thing - using Snapchat to provide an insight into everyday farming practices that are probably a bit of a mystery to the rest of us.

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If you listen very closely you might be able to hear toe-tapping, body-shaking and knee cracking all over the world today, in celebration of International Dance Day. So it would be rude not to showcase the steps that set us out from the rest, and who better to demonstrate than James Devine and David Geaney.

TECHNOW

GAMING: John Romero is one of the legendary programmers behind games like Wolfenstein 3D and Doom and he just announced a crowdfunding campaign for a new game called Blackroom.

MOVIES: 

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are teaming up for a buddy comedy effort from the writer of Lethal Weapon and the director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

TECH: Most people have been in the situation where they send a message and then have to promptly follow that up with a clarification and a "curse you, autocorrect." Apple is hoping to put an end to that, according to a patent filing.

SHOWBIZ

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Joining Ryan Tubridy on this week’s Late Late Show is country crooner Nathan Carter. The Liverpudlian singer will talk about life on the road and his new album, as well as helping the Friday night stalwart find Ireland’s best amateur jivers.

Flowers in the shape of a musical note and the words Unforgettable, That’s What You Are adorned the coffin of David Gest as stars including Kerry Katona, Kym Marsh and Darren Day gathered for his funeral.

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