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IRELAND

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has overhauled the party’s front bench and promoted nine first-time TDs to his new shadow Cabinet.

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has come under further pressure in the Dáil to answer questions on how the Garda Commissioner directed her legal team in the O’Higgins inquiry.

A Dublin TD wants the morning-after pill given to medical card holders for free.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses following yesterday’s fatal road accident in Ballincollig, Cork.

The holiday plans of thousands of people have been thrown into disarray after technical problems forced the cancellation of this weekend’s sailings of Brittany Ferries flagship Pont-Aven vessel between Cork and France.

WORLD

The Zika virus is expected to spread to parts of Europe in late spring and summer, health leaders have said.

A British woman who spread propaganda from the so-called 'Islamic State' group using social media has been jailed for four and a half years, according to anti-terror police.

SPORT

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With hours to go until the Europa League final between Sevilla and Liverpool a red sea has swept across host city Basel.

Former Leinster, Munster and Connacht centre James Downey has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.

BUSINESS

AIB is to pilot an in-store banking outlet at a Dublin supermarket. The trial will see extended extended bank opening hours, a staffed advisory and sales service, and facilities such as ATMs, cash and cheque lodgement machines.

DAA recorded a 47% increase in profits last year, to €61m. Figures released by the airport operator show commercial revenue from its domestic and international businesses grew by 30%.

ANALYSIS

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is loved on foreign soil but typically doesn’t get the same reception at home — to the point he provokes anger by suggesting he may stay for a full term. Political reporter Fiachra Ó Cionnaith examines why this is so 

LIFESTYLE

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With the State examinations  just three weeks away, students all over the country are feverishly revising. But good preparation is about far more than passive study. Áilín Quinlan talks to two experts about  the psychological, emotional and academic preparation required to be truly exam-ready

VIRAL

A man living in Malta has issued an appeal to find his Irish father, who he believes was a soldier serving in Malta in the late 1960s. Joseph Grech was born in Malta in September 1968 to Carmen Borg and an Irish man who, his mother told him, was in the Royal Anglian Regiment of the British Army.

So it turns out there’s a really messed up historic law that’s still applicable in two Australian states – the “gay panic” defence.

VIDEO

The recent visit of Star Wars to Donegal for filming got the creative juices flowing for one local musician.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Square Enix teased that it will share some “exciting Tomb Raider news” in the run up to E3.

MOVIES: 20 years after the original, Trainspotting 2 is actually happening.

TECH: Google’s annual I/O event gets underway today and you can watch the keynote live.

SHOWBIZ

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Sex is commonplace in the media industry, according to broadcaster George Hook.

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Lifestyle

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Bestselling novelist Jojo Moyes talks about the books she grew up with, what she’s reading now, and the literature gaps she wants to fill.Jojo Moyes: My life in books

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

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