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IRELAND

Former banker Peter Fitzpatrick is now a free man after found not guilty of conspiracy to defraud. There were gasps from the public gallery when the foreman said the jurors had found Mr Fitzpatrick not guilty after almost 47 hours of deliberations.

The Green Party will stage a protest at the visit of billionaire American presidential hopeful Donald Trump to Ireland later this month.

A Wicklow man who raped and sexually assaulted two of his stepsons hundreds of times over a 10-year period has today been sentenced to 21 years in prison, with the final seven suspended.

Large numbers of people are still being committed to jail for the non-payment of fines in spite of the new legislation aimed at dramatically reducing the numbers.

A legal loophole which would allow Ibrahim Halawa to leave his Egyptian jail will not yet be used by the Irish Government, despite his three-year imprisonment.

A family has fled their home in Limerick "in fear" for their lives, after a man, armed with a butchers knife, broke into their house last Sunday morning and stabbed a man, a court has heard.

Broadband prices in Ireland are set to increase whilst UK consumers are seeing price reductions, it was claimed today.

An energy therapist got the idea from a sex addict patient to make up a story about his sister-in-law’s husband and he then set about a bizarre campaign of blackmail.

WORLD

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A seven-year-old boy who was abandoned in a forest in Japan by his parents has been found safe. Yamato Tanooka had been missing for nearly a week when he was discovered in a military hut by a soldier.

More than 100 bodies have been recovered after a boat capsized off Libya's shores, a spokesman for the country's navy said.

SPORT

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It didn’t rank among the major criticisms during Roy Keane’s hard-hitting press conference, but when asked about James McClean, Keane was equally upfront and abrasively honest.

The SSE Airtricity League has announced the naming of a new cup in honour of Derry City legend Mark Farren.

Ten refugee athletes are to take part in the Rio Olympic Games this summer to highlight the the plight of refugees around the world.

BUSINESS

A comparatively small number of people participate in the JobBridge training programme that Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar plans to replace after the summer, official figures published yesterday show.

Spain posted its biggest fall in unemployment ever recorded in May as resorts hired staff ahead of a record influx of tourists, a potential boost for acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy in an election rerun in three weeks.

ANALYSIS

Bette Browne looks at the notorious campaign run so far by the the Republican candidate for the US presidency, Donald Trump

LIFESTYLE

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Loved by Ed Sheeran and offered a lift in One Direction’s jet? Gavin James has taken his meteoric rise in his stride, writes Ed Power

VIDEO

Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at the cheapest spots to fill up your car in Cork. This week we sent videographer Dan Linehan out to Mitchelstown in the North of the county to check out the different prices in the area.

VIRAL

Look, we know it’s easy for those of us not actually doing exams to give well-meaning but perhaps unhelpful advice - the Leaving Cert is but a distant memory (except for those nightmares). You probably are going to have to cram a bit and you’re almost definitely going to stress, but there are things you can do to make the next few weeks a bit more bearable

Tourism bosses in the Middle East nation of Jordan have come up with an unusual idea to attract holidaymakers to the country. A 611m slip and slide has been created to address the decrease in visitor numbers in recent years.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The No Man’s Sky release date has been moved up to August 10 to bring it in line with the rest of Europe.

MOVIES: X-Men director Bryan Singer has suggested that Mystique could be in line to get her own spinoff film.

TECH: Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 5 in August last year rather than September at IFA. The latest rumour indicates that it’ll be out even earlier this year.

SHOWBIZ

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Van Morrison has postponed two concerts after the death of his mother Violet.

Maria Walsh had admitted that she finds it difficult to date in Dublin. The Mayo native revealed that Dublin hasn’t many lesbian bars, which makes it tough for Irish gay women.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Clodagh Finn meets the force of nature that is Lottie Ryan. She is preparing for the Breast Cancer Ireland’s Great Pink Run in August.


Lifestyle

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Cork actor Eanna Hardwicke may have grown up with a Young Offenders star, but he is set to make a name for himself with a string of big roles, writes  Esther McCarthyEanna Hardwicke: Cork actor about to burst onto the big screen

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