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The former Group Chief Executive of Irish Life and Permanent Group has been convicted of a €7.2bn conspiracy to defraud.  Denis Casey (aged 56) and three other former banking executives had pleaded not guilty to conspiring to mislead investors, depositors and lenders about the true health of Anglo in 2008.

A woman who witnessed the drowning of the 46-year-old man at Ballincollig Regional Park last night was speaking on Cork's 96fm  this morning about the tragedy.

A man who sexually assaulted his four young daughters in a “horror of a home”  has been jailed for four and a half years.

The woman at the centre of a United Nations report slamming Ireland's abortion laws  says she hopes the Government will have the courage to change the law.

The disabilities minister has said he has reached a deal to undo cuts to the respite care grant.  Finian McGrath says extra money is to be given to the Department of Social Protection, bringing it back to €1,700 a year.

A British tourist has died after a road collision in county Cork.  It happened on the Kealkil to Coppeen Road (R585) also known as the Bantry Line this morning at 11.10am


The parents of a one-year-old boy treated for heatstroke  after being left in a locked car in England have been given police cautions.

A Vauxhall Zafira owner in England received a letter telling him his car would be recalled  on the same day it burst into flames.


Martin O'Neill has revealed he headed for the Euro 2016 finals  with his contract extension as Republic of Ireland manager only verbally agreed.

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Manchester United have announced midfielder Michael Carrick has agreed a one-year contract extension   The deal, which runs to next summer, means Carrick is going into an 11th year with United.

Republic of Ireland international midfielder Harry Arter has insisted that missing the European Championships  due to injury is “not the end of the world.”

Check out all the latest news, views and banter in our dedicated">Euro 2016 section


The value of the State’s investment in Irish banks fell by over €3.3bn in just six months  as a torrid start to 2016 rocked bank shares across Europe.

The head of a leading German think tank has attacked the purchase by the ECB  which got under way yesterday of corporate bonds, saying the quantitative easing measures designed to boost the eurozone economy and which involve buying debt directly from big companies was “dangerous”.


Ireland has received just one family and blamed ‘low take up’  on refugees who had not wished to complete the first step of applying for asylum, writes Victoria White.


Fiona Doyle has waited for her chance, and is very determined to make the most of Rio,  says Helen O’Callaghan


The design of a city centre building saved lives by preventing a major blaze  from spreading to overhead apartments, senior fire officers believe.


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Dyslexia can be misunderstood as a learning difficulty but this young artist shows it is anything but.  It's actually a learning difference.

The Euros are almost upon us and offices and workplaces up and down the country are finalising details of their sweepstake.  Of course, there’s always that oneguy who knows nothing about football and wants to get involved.

No matter how long it’s been (not that long, ok?!), the opening words of the Irish aural exam  is enough for to trigger flashbacks for everyone who did the Leaving.


GAMING: Mafia 3 is coming out later in 2016 but we've already been seeing a whole lot from the upcoming open world action title.  It doesn't matter if you don't remember Mafia 2, it came out a long time ago and was a buggy mess (though we kind of loved it) because its all change for the third game. You'll play as Lincoln Clay - a Vietnam vet with a serious revenge plot in mind after his buddies are murdered and he's left for dead.

MOVIES: Warcraft the Beginning came out last week and we thought it was a decent enough fantasy epic,  with some of the best CG characters ever made and clear intentions for future entries.

TECH: The latest iOS beta for WhatsApp indicates that users will soon be able to send and receive animated GIFs.  It’s a long time coming; WhatsApp’s rivals, including Facebook Messenger, Viber, and Slack, already allow users to do so. Twitter account @WABetaInfo tracks WhatsApp changes and notes that the next version of the app will autoplay GIF links and embed the images directly into your conversations. Users will also be able to save GIFs as “a simple image,” according to The Next Web.


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Louis Walsh is back to doing what he does best by giving his honest opinion on pop stars even if it offends them. He reiterated his belief that chart-toppers Girls Aloud  disliked each other and that Nadine Coyle had the best voice.


X Factor winner Matt Cardle has distanced himself  from a multi-million-pound lawsuit between his songwriters and Ed Sheeran.


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