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IRELAND

Two former ministers have been chosen among the Taoiseach's 11 nominees to the Seanad.

Enda Kenny has defended the decision to split the Department of the Environment into two.

A man was ‘crucified’ by having his feet nailed onto the kitchen floor of a house where he was held captive, it was alleged yesterday at Limerick District Court.

A young Wicklow man has been found not guilty of murdering his mother in June 2014 by reason of insanity.

A woman who posed as a UN diplomat and took €8,990 from a Japanese woman in Dublin Airport, after promising her access to a container filled with cash, will be sentenced in June.

Adi Roche, voluntary CEO and founder of Chernobyl Children International (CCI), has been awarded the Freedom of Cork City at a ceremony hosted by Cork Lord Mayor Cllr Chris O’Leary at Cork City Hall.

WORLD

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Militants from the Islamic State group have seized a string of villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border.

The battle for actor Johnny Depp’s $400m fortune has commenced as he and his wife Amber Heard are divorcing after 15 months of marriage.

SPORT

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Jamie Clarke fears Gaelic football will suffer from a player drop-off if it doesn’t move towards professionalism in the near future.

The four Lidl NFL Teams of the League have been revealed, with all 60 players will be presented with their awards at Croke Park on June 1.

BUSINESS

The liquidators of the former Anglo Irish Bank are to pay €275m to the State this year. The payment is just over a tenth of all the cash that IBRC currently has on hand.

50 jobs are to be created in Longford at Kiernan Structural Steel. The company are looking for quantity surveyors, design engineers and steel construction workers for their fabrication plant.

ANALYSIS

People in North inner city Dublin are afraid and but work against the odds to tackle issues, writes Joyce Fegan

LIFESTYLE

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Every woman has experienced period pain at some point in her life. We have all become used to feeling under the weather for a few days a month. Medics disagree on whether time off work is the best way to deal with period pain, writes Arlene Harris

VIDEO

A Disney movie, parental love, and two autistic sons whose connection with Buzz and Woody gave them the language to communicate were all key to formulating a simple but genius idea that could help autistic kids the world over.

VIRAL

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Eight-year-old Natasha ’Tasha’ Fuller is recovering well after receiving a lifesaving organ transplant earlier this week - amazingly the donor was her teacher.

Here’s your chance to prove you’re the ultimate Springsteen fan by taking the ultimate Springsteen quiz.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Julian Gollop, the mind behind the original X-COM back in the day, has announced a new project that will harken back to that game.

MOVIES: Mel Gibson has revealed that he had the chance to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Odin (Thor's dad), but turned it down.

TECH: Microsoft has been forced to backtrack on its current tactic to get people to upgrade to Windows 10.

SHOWBIZ

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The gates have opened at Croke Park for the first of Bruce Springsteen's gigs this weekend. 80,000 people are expected to have made their way to Dublin for the sold out gig with traffic in the city set to be very heavy this evening.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

There was a nail-biting finish at America’s National Spelling Bee final yesterday as two tweens spelled words that most of us have never even heard of. But one word in particular lobbed at 11-year-old Nihar Janga caught the ears of Irish viewers.


Lifestyle

When Marisa Murphy went to play as a teenager on Dinish Island, she could still see the flowers growing among the ruins in her grandmother’Islands of Ireland: Barely inhabitated Dinish became an industrial zone

MAC make-up artist Lucy Bridge shares her tips backstage at Roland Mouret.How to create the perfect matte red lip, according to a backstage beauty expert

New trends include chunky heeled boots, silver belts and lots of plaid from the British designer.Victoria Beckham got ‘rebellious’ for her new collection – as David and family watched on

When horses were shown photographs of angry human faces, their hearts speeded up.Jackass penguin talk is similar to humans

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