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A number of garda vehicles have gathered at the scene where the remains of a baby were discovered earlier today. A man made the discovery of what is believed to have been a newborn baby's body at around 11am at the Greenstar recycling plant in Fassaroe, Bray, Co Wicklow.

A woman in her early 80s has died after she was struck by a car on the N11 in Dublin. It happened on the southbound carriageway close to Cabinteely Village shortly before 1pm today. Separately in Co Tipperary, a woman in her early 70s died after she was hit by a truck when she was crossing the road at Townspark, Carrick on Suir, on the Limerick to Waterford Road at around 1pm.

The country's largest nursing and midwifery organisation has criticised the government support deal agreed between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, claiming the document is "light" on proposals for the future of Irish healthcare.

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church has said there have been 10 criminal convictions from 288 allegations against 90 priests.

More than 1.5 million school days are missed every year by children with asthma, it has emerged.


Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

The European Union's executive commission has recommended that Turkish citizens be allowed to travel to Europe without visas on short holidays and business trips, a major step towards fulfilling a key part of an agreement with Turkey to deal with the migrant crisis.

Two people have been killed at a shooting at a transportation business in Houston, Texas, it is reported. A number of others have been wounded.


Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb is facing the prospect of a lifetime ban from football after the governing body's Ethics Committee opened proceedings against him.

The Leicester fairytale will tempt middle-tier clubs to rummage thoroughly in the bargain bins this summer. But believes European clubs will want a slice of the Premier League riches.

Last week, Tommy Walsh picked up his phone and scrolled down through his phonebook looking for Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s number. Mike Quirke writes that Walsh is back with his club now, my club, and we’re delighted to have him. 

Donal Lenihan believes that David Nucifora is the IRFU's man with a plan and is hellbent on ensuring that all four provinces have proven and experienced performers at the helm. 



Ireland’s economy will expand by 4.9% this year, the EU has predicted, a slight increase on its previous estimates, and more than double the EU average.

Cavan-based co-op Lakeland Dairies has reported 2015 pre-tax profits of €12.8m, a 10% rise on 2014 despite very challenging global markets.


Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is exploiting the oil crisis and the threat of Islamic State to reimpose himself, this time as a reformer, despite once leading the Mahdi Army, says Mohamad Bazzi


Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

Rita de Brún meets Nicci Taylor, a sooner-to-be 50 Liverpudlian who sold up everything and bought a camper van before embarking on a quest to find her soulmate.


In what has to be everyone’s worst nightmare, a mother in Pyeongtaek, South Korea was forced to drop her children, one by one, from the fourth story of a burning apartment block, before jumping herself.

Margaret Murphy from Tallow, Co Waterford introduces us to her miniature Falabella horses Molly and Molly's wonderfully cute new-born colt, Bealtaine. 


GAMING: Fallout 3 veterans must remember their time at Point Lookout. It was a DLC addition to the main game and, on top of being genuinely tough, it was also a hideously atmospheric ride into ruin. Now Far Harbor is taking us down a similar path.

MOVIES: Blake Lively decided to go on holiday to a gorgeous beach to soak up some sun and do some surfing in her new film The Shallows.

TECH: Sony has put the Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, and Xperia XA up for pre-order, confirming pricing in the process.


Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

Kit Harington has revealed that Liam Cunningham never believed that he had left the show, and instead told him to “f**k off”.


There is no doubting the popularity Penneys has with the Irish public, but this price tag found in one of their stores today raises a few eyebrows.


This week's food news with Joe McNammee.The Menu: Quick nibbles; International Women's Day; The People's Choice

With spring around the corner, it’s the perfect time to treat your home to a detox. Gabrielle Fagan taps up the Topology design gurus for tips.How to make your home calmer and less cluttered in 7 simple steps

From Bermuda shorts to romantic white dresses, Prudence Wade looks at the styles you’ll want to wear this season.7 of the biggest spring fashion trends fresh off the catwalk

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