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IRELAND

The lawyer for Pat Hickey has confirmed that the 71-year-old will not appear in court today. Mr Hickey had been expected to appear before a judge in Rio today.

The founder of Fathers4Justice says his decision to run on the stage during the Rose of Tralee TV selection was justified.

The Health Minister Simon Harris says it was important for him to thank the women who live tweeted their journey to England for an abortion.

A leading housing charity has reported a huge jump in people seeking its help because they are struggling to pay their rent.

Meanwhile, the clinical director of University Hospital Waterford has accused the community arm of the HSE of “off-loading” care of patients on to acute hospitals by clamping down on the number of home care packages available.

Four hundred Irish emigrants are returning home every week - almost double the rate of last year.

WORLD

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A British schoolboy killed in a grenade blast at an apartment in Sweden had just celebrated his eighth birthday, his grieving father has said.

Turkey's artillery has shelled Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria for the second consecutive day.

SPORT

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Celtic fans have raised well over their initial target of £15,000 (€17,464) for Palestinian charities in a bid to match an impending Uefa fine for their club.

New England boss Sam Allardyce has admitted he may talk to former captain John Terry about returning to international football.

Joe Schmidt does not need to hurry the decision over his long-term Ireland future, according to Connacht coach Pat Lam.

BUSINESS

Brexit is projected to cost the Scottish economy up to £11.2bn each year, according to the Scottish Government.

The Olympics in Tokyo 2020 might showcase sustainability, with a report from Nikkei suggesting the medals on offer in Japan will be made using electronic waste.

LIFESTYLE

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As the first round of CAO offers are considered, Grainne McGuinness sets out 8 essential tips on financial survival for students

ANALYSIS

One of the great clichés in Ireland is “best practice”. It’s time for some basic practice, writes Fergus Finlay

VIRAL

A British black woman who was chosen to helm a popular Irish Twitter account was forced to take a break, after she received a torrent of abusive and racist messages online.

Former Irish Hockey International Lisa Jacob and her partner, pilot and triathlete Nikki Dorey will be the first all-female duo to cycle the punishing ultra-distance 2,150km non-stop 'Race Around Ireland' - and they are doing it all for charity.

It was an eventful evening in the Dome but it was the forthright views of the Sydney Rose and a protest by a man dressed as a priest that generated the most buzz during the opening night of the Rose of Tralee.

TECHNOW

GAMINGThere's an Xbox One console and now an even smaller Xbox One S, so Microsoft thought it was time to release another new product.

MOVIES/TV: Well you can't suggest that Voyage of Time: Life's Journey doesn't have big ideas. This documentary wants to show the birth of the universe, the arrival of man and what the future might hold, all in 90 minutes.

TECH: Twitter is trying to fight back against trolls and its latest update will help users limit what notifications they see.

SHOWBIZ

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Emma Bunton wants a Spice Girls reunion but has admitted – “we need a Posh”, as Victoria Beckham doesn’t want to be involved.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Health Minister Simon Harris is facing calls to criminalise the use of bleach as a controversial “cure” for autism under child abuse laws.


Lifestyle

Leopard print midi dresses and sequins swirled beneath glossy goddess hair and golden headbands as the great and the good of Cork gathered for ieStyle Live.Leopard print and sequins to the fore at inaugural #IEStyleLive event

You have a long half-term break ahead of you all, and there’s only so much screen time anyone in the family can handle. Everyone is going to need a book-break at some point or another.We reviewed some of the best new books to keep kids entertained over half-term

Sexual politics, snideput-downs and family rivalries are fuelling the trouble brewing in a small Midlands town.Charlie Murphy and Pat Shortt star in new Irish film 'Dark lies the Island'

Robert Hume tells of the eccentric MP for Athboy, Co. Meath – born 300 years ago this month – who thought he was a teapot, and was afraid his spout might break off.A strange brew of a man: The MP for Meath who believed he was a teapot

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