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IRELAND

Joan Burton has announced her resignation as leader of the Labour Party. The former Tánaiste  made the announcement at a press conference in the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin.

The race to replace ex-tánaiste Joan Burton as Labour leader will officially begin today  after almost three months of a phoney war between the main potential successors. Here are the contenders for the position.

A major shopping street in the centre of Cork city has suffered a major blow after Dunnes Stores announced they are to close their store on North Main Street  by the end of the month, writes Kelly O’Brien of the Evening Echo.

Ovarian cancer is the disease that whispers,  so people should listen carefully,  advises Juliette Casey whose daughter, Emer, died ten years ago from the disease.

The Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae is coming under fire in Kerry for not pursuing an early offer of a senior ministry; and there is criticism also that the Healy-Rae team — who voted different ways on Friday — did not secure a specific deal for Kerry.

A senior courts official has called for a "big bang"  solution to tackle the housing crisis.

WORLD

Police say there is no evidence that a man suspected of stabbing four people  at a station outside Munich had any accomplices or was part of an Islamic extremist network.

President Barack Obama will travel to Hiroshima this month in the first visit by a sitting American president  to the site where the United States dropped an atomic bomb.

SPORT

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Chelsea's hierarchy are still to declare whether John Terry will stay or go,  but interim boss Guus Hiddink reckons the defender deserves a public farewell if he is leaving this summer.

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns is reeling from the news he will be without three of his top young stars  for the Munster and All-Ireland senior football championship campaigns.

BUSINESS

One of the country's leading economists says Ireland's debt levels are far too high.  UCD Professor Colm McCarthy cannot understand why the State is still borrowing money, when we currently owe €200bn.

A new report shows that an estimated 500 jobs were lost in Ireland  by 2015 as a result of digital piracy.

A landmark and historic Cork city site, described as "the quay to the city"  has gone publicly to market, writes Tommy Barker, property editor.

ANALYSIS

Surely the time has come to acknowledge what a substantial figure Enda Kenny is,  and what a mark he has made on the Irish political landscape, says Fergus Finlay. He established a place in history last week as the first Fine Gael leader ever to have been re-elected to the office of Taoiseach.

LIFESTYLE

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A spending detox could help solve some of your cash problems, says Grainne McGuinness Have financial goals that you just can’t seem to reach? Maybe you need to undertake a no-spend challenge.

VIRAL

What would life be like for you, or your siblings or children, if war erupted and you were forced to flee your home?  Save the Children’s new video, a sequel to the viral Most Shocking Second A Day, centres around the young girl caught in the middle of war we last left in a tent blowing out a birthday cake.

A US mother has been forced to defend footage posted online that shows her young baby learning to keep herself afloat  in a swimming pool.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Capcom just put the rumour mill into overdrive with a statement that might suggest a fully new Resident Evil  is in the works.

MOVIES: Almost 10 years after The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have reunited for another stab at the series in Jason Bourne.  You can get a glimpse at the journey of Bourne over the last decade and a half in this new video, which also reveals a little about the plot in the new movie.

TECH: Xiaomi are set to launch a new handset that will definitely have will definitely have a niche appeal.  The new Mi Max has one of the largest screen sizes around for a phone at a massive 6.44 inches. It operates in that phablet territory and is more designed for productivity than easy one handed use.

SHOWBIZ

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So it is finally here. Eurovision 2016 steamrolls its fabulous way  onto our screens this evening.

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Surely the time has come to acknowledge what a substantial figure Enda Kenny is,  and what a mark he has made on the Irish political landscape, says Fergus Finlay. He established a place in history last week as the first Fine Gael leader ever to have been re-elected to the office of Taoiseach.


Lifestyle

Setting sail to travel the world as part of your job has a romance all of its own but for marketing manager Máire Cronin and engineer Mark Crowe it led to love.Wedding of the Week: Cruise ship co-workers Máire and Mark sail off into sunset

One of the genres that has seen exponential growth in the podcast world is the sleepcast. Open Spotify on your phone in the evening and a number of offerings are available, writes Eoghan O'SullivanThe Podcast Corner: podcasts that will put you to sleep

Cutting-edge animation was paired with the look of an old-fashioned family film for Call Of The Wild, writes Esther McCarthyCall of the Wild: CGI dogs have their day in new Disney adventure

A new exhibition recalls the late entertainer Thom McGinty, writes Richard Fitzpatrick.Remembering The Diceman: street performer and social activist

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