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More revelations relating to what was described as “elaborate spending”  on credit cards linked to Console were outlined in court today.

The newly appointed chairman of the expert commission on water charges Joe O’Toole  is expected to resign this afternoon.  Fianna Fáil sources expect Mr O’Toole to announce his resignation shortly, writes Juno McEnroe.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has nominated his chief economic advisor Andrew McDowell to become vice-president of the European Investment Bank,  writes Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner Political Editor.

A woman has died in a house fire near Union Hall in West Cork,  writes Noel Baker of the Irish Examiner.

Irish families could be wasting as much as €1,000 a year  because of confusion over certain foods being unsafe to freeze.


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France's government has used a special measure to force approval of a divisive labour bill  in its lower house of parliament without a vote - for a second time.

More bodies have been recovered from the site of the weekend suicide bomb attack in central Baghdad by Islamic State, bringing the death toll to 175,  Iraqi authorities have said.

Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has left hospital  three weeks after undergoing heart surgery.


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is not expecting to benefit from Andy Murray's status as Wimbledon title favourite.  Following Novak Djokovic's unexpected demise in round three, the 2013 champion was swiftly installed as the man to beat.


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Wales, who hadn't qualified for a major tournament since 1958, have been the surprise team of Euro 2016.  In the semi-final, they face a misfiring Portugal side who have found their way to the last four through brawn rather than brilliance.

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


Around 100 jobs will be axed at the BBC Monitoring service  as part of a £4m funding cut from 2017.

Irish comedian Dylan Moran had a bumper year last year when accumulated profits at his entertainment firm almost doubled  to £1.397m (€1.66m).


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Tongue trading may not serve any evolutionary purpose, but the perfect kiss with the right partner remains at the heart of every romance,  says Andrea Mara


We really can’t pretend that hare coursing is about some notion of rural living and culture,  of rural living and culture,


Pairs are tasked with completing an obstacle course, while the woman is carried by the man  in the fastest time.


This video, taken in Poland, shows a heroic dog saving chickens from a sneaky fox.  The fox creeps into the publisher’s garden and is seconds away from getting up close and personal with the flock.

AsapSCIENCE are known for their easy-to-digest and informative science videos on YouTube but their latest video is the subject of much online debate.  Much like #TheDress and all the other optical illusions you’ve most likely forgotten about, some people say that the illusion “works” for them while others say it doesn’t.


GAMING: The LittleBigPlanet series has been closing some of its servers in Japan  but that doesn't mean all games are doomed.

MOVIES: The Irish Film Institute has revealed some details of their new project, the IFI Player.  This initiative will give users access to never before seen footage and materials from the Irish Film Archive, including some of the oldest films recorded in the country, home movies, advertisements and documentaries.

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Séamus Mac Géidigh, broadcaster and Manager of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta’s northwest service in Donegal, has sadly passed away.  The journalist had been working with Raidió na Gaeltachta since 1988 and acted as manager of its northwest service, based in the Doirí Beaga studio, since 2004.


The High Court has heard that Console founder Paul Kelly was not able to attend court today   because he is an in-patient at a psychiatric unit.


Cork author Conal Creedon tells Richard Fitzpatrick about some of his influences, from characters in his family’s shop to Ian Dury and Jim JarmuschCulture That Made Me: Conal Creedon on showbands, punk rock and playing the saw

A new thriller on Netflix is already causing a stir, and JK Rowling has set the internet alight with chapters of her fairytale, writes Des O’DriscollOnline Entertainment Tips: Snowpiercer, JK Rowling's new tale, and two films on Repeal

She's been sorting out Cork people for ages likeAsk Audrey: Normal People is basically a Maeve Binchy novel with mobile phones

Every evening, volunteers set out on bikes from Penny Dinners, delivering food and supplies to Cork’s homeless community. Donal O’Keeffe accompanied the Knight Riders on their rounds.Knight Riders bike around Cork city to deliver food to the homeless for Cork Penny Dinners

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