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IRELAND

Meetings between Independent Ministers and various Government officials on the Apple tax ruling are to continue into the evening.

A senior Fine Gael minister has denied there is any "rift" with the Independent Alliance, despite a second emergency cabinet meeting planned for tomorrow due to the Apple tax stand-off.

A suspected murder-suicide note left by Alan Hawe “could contain nothing or could contain everything”, garda sources have said.

One of the world's largest machinery companies is considering shedding up to 250 people in the North.

Five men are being questioned by gardaí in connection with a number of burglaries in Limerick city and county in recent weeks.

WORLD

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Three girls remain in hospital after a car being chased by police mowed into them, killing a woman and a boy.

Thrill-seekers have been left stuck on a rollercoaster at Alton Towers which previously crashed, seriously injuring five people.

Former Stanford university student Brock Turner will be released from prison on Friday after completing a three-month prison sentence for sexually assaulting a woman behind a rubbish bin on the university campus.

SPORT

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Darren Randolph has urged his Republic of Ireland team-mates to take the confidence they gained at Euro 2016 into the quest for World Cup qualification at the dawn of a new era.

Munster have been dealt a blow as promising out-half Johnny Holland has been forced to retire due to a longstanding hamstring injury.

Irish Examiner Sport continues its extensive build-up to Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final with a bumper edition podcastHost Peter McNamara is joined by an all-star line-up - getting the views of former All-Ireland winner with Offaly, Daithí Regan, 1971 All-Ireland-winning Tipperary captain Tadhg O’Connor, Kilkenny legend Eddie Keher, Evening Echo GAA writer Éamonn Murphy and Irish Examiner columnist PM O’Sullivan.

The O’Donovan brothers have given the country pride and plenty of laughs over the last few weeks, but their local national school might just bring us to tears.

BUSINESS

Coca-Cola is to invest €26m in its operations in Co Mayo, creating 25 jobs. Its Ballina facility is set to become the first production site for the company's freestyle technology (a touch screen soda fountain) outside of the United States.

Almost four million overseas visitors came to Ireland in the first six months of the year - a jump of 11%.

LIFESTYLE

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Up to 30% of the population may sleepwalk at least once in a lifetime and in the US, it’s increasingly being used as a defence in criminal trials, writes Rita de Brun.

ANALYSIS

We are now, it seems, the second-biggest tea drinkers in the world, after the Turks, Victoria White.

VIRAL

Are you all about the emojis, or is poetic prose important to you? Are you always trying to find the right words or do they flow from you like a great orator? Take our test and see if we can guess your age based on the vocabulary you use.

David Brown from Suffolk was recently in Ireland and visited a local ’hostelry’. A pub, in other words and he was so taken with the Wi-FI password, he felt compelled to write a letter to the Telegraph when he got home.

VIDEO

Olympic rowing heroes Paul and Gary O’Donovan had to draw on all their strength and stamina yesterday as they were mobbed during a civic reception in Cork — their third official function since their arrival back in Ireland on Sunday.

TECHNOW

GAMINGThe PlayStation Plus titles for September have been announced and they're a pretty good bunch, if a bit dated.

MOVIES/TVOne thing that Game of Thrones probably doesn't need is adding more characters to the mix but in this case we'll make an exception- because it's Jim Broadbent!

TECHSony Mobile is out in force at IFA 2016 with large range of finished and still gestating products, including new additions to their smartphone range.

SHOWBIZ

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Lucy Kennedy has revealed what it was really like living with Irish football star Shane Long and his family.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

It’s been an exciting week as the kids start back to school - but it’s a big adjustment for those little ones just starting out. Redditor boobafett13 (nice username) posted a photo taken of her little girl before her first day of school, happy and full of hope and excitement. Aaaand one of her getting off the bus later that day. There is a big difference.


Lifestyle

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Simone Rocha invited ieStyle into her London studio for an exclusive look behind the scenes as she put the finishing touches to her acclaimed collection for Fashion Week. Rachel Marie Walsh reportsBeing Simone Rocha: An exclusive look behind the scenes

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