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IRELAND

A heartbroken mother-of-four has spoken out about her grief after she woke from a coma to find her son and her friend had been killed in the fire that nearly claimed her own life.

A Norwegian family are floating on air after finding “treasure” in the mountains — a note attached to balloons released in West Cork a full six months earlier promising the bearer a host of prizes.

A man who fatally knocked down a cyclist when he drove a car at speed through a red light has been jailed for two and a half years.

A 58-year-old man was put on a two-year peace bond yesterday after grabbing an English visitor to Cork by the buttocks as she waited at traffic lights.

An urgent appeal is being made for teachers to correct Junior and Leaving Certificate papers due to a shortage of examiners in nine subjects.

 

WORLD

Police spokesman Bernd Hochstaedter said authorities were told early on Thursday afternoon that an armed man had entered the Kinopolis movie theatre in the town of Viernheim and that shots had apparently been fired.

Torrential rain and thunderstorms have caused flooding in parts of London and the South East of England as voters head to the polls for the UK's EU referendum.

SPORT

#EURO2016

Robbie Keane will not cast his mind back to Thierry Henry's controversial handball for one second as the Republic of Ireland attempt to dump hosts France out of Euro 2016.

At this afternoon’s press conference the big question for Martin O'Neill was: “What did Roy Keane say after the full-time whistle?

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

BUSINESS

Staff at the Central Bank Mint will start a work-to-rule on Monday.

A Supreme Court decision has cleared the way for the Revenue Commissioners to continue its pursuit of a number of wealthy taxpayers whom it believes engaged in elaborate “straddle” transactions for tax avoidance purposes.

LIFESTYLE

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As Over The Top wrestling gains traction, women are getting in the ring – and the fans love it, writes Caomhan Keane

ANALYSIS

Too many other Nato countries rely on the US to defend them without making a full contribution of their own to the alliance’s budget, writes Josh Cohen

VIDEO

British peer and Oscar winner David Puttnam has railed against Brexit, claiming future generations, including those in Ireland, will pay the price.

VIRAL

Just after Robbie Brady’s glorious 85th minute winner hit the back of net last night the camera panned to our President and it’s his joyous reaction that has made Irish fans’ hearts melt on social media.

Spare a thought for the poor guys on TV3 last night, as they were stuck showing Belgium v Sweden, while seemingly most of the country watched Ireland v Italy on RTÉ.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Stoic Entertainment have just announced that they're adding an entirely new mode to the Banner Saga 2, and it's free

MOVIES: The acclaimed writer of The Social Network and The West Wing can teach you how to write in just five hours of lessons

TECH: A new smartwatch called Octopus, which is designed with kids in mind, has already hit its Kickstarter goal.

SHOWBIZ

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Robbie Brady’s girlfriend Kerrie Harris is quite literally the proudest woman in Ireland right now.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Of course nothing beats being there, but sometimes you get some footage that brings you closer. Here's footage you will not have seen from last night's historic match


Lifestyle

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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