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Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed that he will bring a memo to Cabinet next week to establish a  Citizen’s Convention  to examine the current controversial abortion laws.

A 27 year old man sustained fatal head injuries in a fall down stairs after a night out with friends, an inquest heard.  Edward Prendergast, from Selskar Road in Skerries, Dublin but living at Blackhall Green, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7 fell down 12 steps at his home around 4.10am on October 19 2014.

A man who has been charged in connection with a violent carjacking last Sunday, in which a woman was struck on the head before she was driven away by her attacker, told gardaí after his arrest: "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to do it", a court has heard.  Ray McDonagh, (aged 27), of Ard Alainn, Bruree, Co Limerick, appeared before Limerick District Court this afternoon, charged with assault causing harm to Carolann Keenehan, in the carpark of the Brothers of Charity, Mulgrave Street, Limerick, on June 12 last.

Republic of Ireland fans have been thanked for paying tribute to a Northern Ireland fan who died after a fall in France. The Green Army sang ‘Stand Up for the Ulstermen’ after 24 minutes of the game against Sweden.

The Cabinet has approved the legislation to suspend water charges.  The legislation is expected to go before the Dáil next week and onwards then to the Seanad.


A Frenchman suspected of killing two police officers declared his allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and threatened to kill non-believers, according to Paris prosecutor Francois Molins.  Attacker Larossi Abballa made the declaration in exchanges with police during a stand-off on Monday night at a house in the Paris suburb of Magnanville, where a police commander and his partner were found dead.

Nigel Farage has admitted he has "absolutely no idea"  what will happen if Britain votes to Leave the European Union next week.


“I’m 34 now and for the opportunity to come now…” The sentence trailed away, but Wes Hoolahan had already echoed in those 10 words what thousands of Irish supporters in Saint-Denis  must have been thinking as they left the emotion and drama of Stade de France behind.

A former Dundee United striker's comments about Limerick and its citizens have been labelled "imbecilic",writes David Raleigh.  In an interview with the Daily Record in Scotland, Jordan Moore, described Limerick as a place "full of gypsy horses".

A Northern Ireland fan has been found well after an online appeal by friends fearing for his safety  at the European Championships.

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


A mushroom producers co-operative has sued the Minister for Agriculture claiming it has suffered more than €12m losses  due to alleged unlawful withholding of EU financial aid.

Tipperary Co-op reported a trading profit of €2m for 2015, from a turnover of €175.6m,  with strong retail sales driving a solid performance in a challenging year globally for dairy.


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From fun-filled days of childhood, to helping her through dark days of anorexia, Louise O’Neill writes how her father has been such an inspirational figure in her life


It’s unlikely that Omar Mateen, who killed 50 people in a nightclub at the weekend, was directly linked to IS.  Lack of gun control and mental illness may be factors, says Peter Apps 


Parisians showed solidarity with the victims of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando lighting up the Eiffel Tower in rainbow colours  on Monday night.


Watching cartoons was every kid’s favourite thing to do - and all the better if you weren’t supposed to be doing it.  Redditor piccdk snapped this photo of their son who had snuck down at 3am to watch TV and he posted with the caption: "Caught my son watching cartoons at 3AM. He didn’t expect to be found."

Donald Trump has spent 70 glorious years on our planet,which means today is his birthday.  In case you were wondering how to pass on your own special wishes, we’ve put together a list of five birthday present ideas to consider.


GAMING: NieR: Automata comes from Platinum Games, so you already know the action is going to be intense and the style out of this world.  Check out the E3 2016 trailer to get assaulted in the face by awesome.

MOVIES: Michael Fassbender is the lead in the first ever Assassin's Creed film  and this new behind the scenes video explains a little of what's going on in the time travelling sci-fi blockbuster.

TECH: Apple introduced a new coding language called Swift two years ago with the goal of appealing to a new generation of developers.  Now, it's releasing a new app called Swift Playgrounds, which will help kids learn how to code in Apple's language.


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Roz Purcell has revealed her sister is battling leukaemia.  The top model has been living with her 28-year-old sister, Rachel and admitted she got her puppy Wilko when it was recommended a pet could help with her sister’s stress levels.


Now in its tenth iteration, Apple's Craig Federighi opened his iOS demo by saying that this was the biggest release of iPhone software in its history.  Here's what's new to Apple's operating system in this release.


Keep chomping on those carrots so your eyes will be in perfect working order for that prolonged annual gaze through the keyhole as Home of the Year returns for a sixth series next week.Home of the Year offers a good excuse for a bit of good-natured interiors voyeurism

They differ from the more prevalent oranges we eat because their flesh, and often the skin, is crimson or deep red in colour.Michelle Darmody: The best time of year to buy blood oranges

The annual Members Exhibition now underway at the Lavit Gallery in Cork features 92 works from 72 artists.The exhibition runs until March 7.Under the hammer: Your guide to upcoming auctions

There’s an oriental theme at the James Adam ‘At Home’ auction in Dublin, says Des O’SullivanAuctions: Sale full of eastern promise

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