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IRELAND

There are 10 to 12 major criminal gangs controlling the lucrative fuel laundering trade on both sides of the border,  according to a report.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has today published the Programme for Government agreed between Fine Gael, the Independent Alliance and Independent TDs.  The 155 page documents outlines what the new minority administration intends to do in areas like housing, health, education and crime prevention.

The final report of the Commission investigating complaints of garda malpractice by Sgt. Maurice Mc Cabe has been published this afternoon.

A jury has been asked to carefully scrutinise the states of mind of two former  Irish Life & Permanent bankers  Irish Life & Permanent bankers

The Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae is coming under fire in Kerry for not pursuing anSinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said that he made "yet another mistake"  when he suggested yesterday he might not lead the party into the next General Election.

A man who sexually assaulted a woman in the female changing rooms of a hotel's leisure centre has been jailed for two years with the final six months suspended,  writes David Raleigh.

WORLD

A 15-year-old boy has made a ground-breaking archaeological discovery after finding an ancient Mayan city   deep within a Mexican jungle.

A shallow 5.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the mountainous region of Tibet, injuring 60 people,  collapsing houses and damaging bridges and roads, authorities said.

SPORT

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Josh van der Flier has been ruled out of action for the next eight weeks, meaning he will miss the PRO12 play-offs  as well as Ireland’s summer tour to South Africa.

Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck has undergone knee surgery  undergone knee surgery

BUSINESS

Retailers here have said they are already feeling the pinch  caused by the Brexit vote in the UK.

Bribery and corruption remain stubbornly widespread among Irish companies  despite acknowledgement of the potential harm they can cause businesses, a new report has found.

ANALYSIS

The O'Higgins report into how Gardai investigated complaints made by whistleblower Maurice McCabe  raises serious concerns of accountability within the force,  argues Michael Clifford. 

LIFESTYLE

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Old buildings are often scoffed at and pulled down for new structures but in rural areas derelict buildings are often allowed to stand and age with the surroundings. Photographer  John Garrett has beautifully encapsulated this in a series of photos that he has entitled 'Beauty in Decay'

VIRAL

This newlywed couple’s email to a guest has outraged the internet.  We all know weddings can be expensive - for the guests as well as the couple. And with wedding season coming up, there has been debate over whether it’s acceptable for the newlyweds to specify that they would prefer cold hard cash as a gift and what is the right amount.

US radio personality Tommy Edison has answered one of life’s burning questions  on his YouTube channelTommy has been blind since birth and started a channel to help educate the public on blind issues.

VIDEO

Some dogs get left out in the cold when they go missing but thankfully for this fella, he was found fast.  The adult Springer Spaniel was found swimming in the River Lee at 10.30am this morning near North Mall, Cork. 

TECHNOW

GAMING: Doom is coming. Yep that's another title in the long running franchise  which first arrived way, way, way back in 1993.

MOVIES: Green Room is already one of our favourite films of the year, and it's about to be unleashed  on Irish audiences on the 13th of May.

TECH: Huawei unveiled the Honor V8 and it includes some pretty impressive specs.  There are two variants to be released. Both feature a 5.7-inch display, one with a 1080p screen and the other with a QHD screen.

SHOWBIZ

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Russia may be favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest – but the country has become embroiled in a major row  after one of the country’s Eurovision jurors used live-streaming app Periscope to broadcast from the jury room.

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This newlywed couple’s email to a guest has outraged the internet.  We all know weddings can be expensive - for the guests as well as the couple. And with wedding season coming up, there has been debate over whether it’s acceptable for the newlyweds to specify that they would prefer cold hard cash as a gift and what is the right amount.


Lifestyle

Cooking in the MasterChef kitchen is just as scary as you’d imagine, writes Georgia Humphreys.Sweet 16 as Masterchef returns

Martin Hayes doesn’t like to stand still. The fiddle virtuoso from East Clare has made it a hallmark of his career to seek out creative ideas from beyond his musical tradition.Martin Hayes: Breaking new ground

Brian Hassett is from Blackrock in Cork, and has been involved in various aspects of music in multiple guises.A Question of Taste: Brian Hassett, Coughlan's Live

'Comics are not like regular books. They spark the intellect to expand the story and the message.'Drawn to reading: Using comics and illustrated stories to promote literacy in children

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