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IRELAND

Gardaí and officers from Spain's Guardia Civil carried out co-ordinated dawn raids in both countries as part of an international investigation into the Kinahan crime cartel, a press briefing in Dublin was told today.

The Board of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has “categorically rejected” the key conclusions reached by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) in its report on the sale of Project Eagle. The Government today confirmed that the Public Accounts Committee would first examine the C&AG report into the affair before a formal inquiry is launched.

A retired secondary school teacher claims she was followed by private investigators after taking legal action against Zurich Life Assurance.

Several people from Northern Ireland have contracted the Zika virus, according to reports.

A man has died in a workplace accident in Co. Cork.

Seeing his parents die in a hospice restored actor Brendan Gleeson’s faith in humanity.

WORLD

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An Ecuadorian official will interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on behalf of Swedish prosecutors next month in the South American country’s embassy in London.

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey will be allowed to continue to practise after being cleared of misconduct over her return to the UK with the virus.

SPORT

Dublin selector Declan Darcy is sure that the ever-increasing demands on inter-county players will see more and more of them follow the examples of Rory O’Carroll and Jack McCaffrey by walking away from the game.

When a bus full of fans broke down on the way to the airport and was stranded, a second bus pulled over to help. The supporters were stunned when none other than Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny climbed out to offer them a lift.

BUSINESS

The number of cases of mortgage arrears has fallen  but the home loans debt crisis is still far from being settled, experts have said.

The return by Ray D’Arcy to RTÉ is paying rich dividends  for the popular broadcaster, with his media firm recording profits of €214,936.

LIFESTYLE

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To mark 100 years since Tom Crean embarked on one of the great feats of navigation, his descendants have decided  to travel on the same epic journey, they tell Dan MacCarthy

ANALYSIS

Pat Flynn hears how the death of Caitríona Lucas has shocked her Coast Guard colleagues  and friends.

VIDEO

You might remember two-year-old Finn who took the internet by storm last week with his crazy story about Enda Kenny loaning him some cash and his pretty forthright views on the state of the Irish roads.

Well now he's back and this time, he's taking on the task of psychiatry.

VIRAL

A grandmother in England unwittingly has caused a bit of a fuss - by hanging her underwear out on her line.

We all like to think we know it all but how much do we really know? Today's quick quiz will put your smarts to the test.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Dishonored 2 is bringing back the stealthy and stabby action only this time there are two playable characters which means twice the ways to evade and eviscerate.

MOVIES/TV: Civil War hit cinemas in a big way earlier in 2016, chalking up another hit for Marvel. Here's the Honest trailer for the film from Screen Junkies.

TECH: The Amazon Echo has been an interesting device for a good while now- it's basically a smart hub for your home which can listen and respond to your queries. And now it's coming to Europe.

SHOWBIZ

You’ve heard it here first … or on Victoria’s Instagram - Cruz Beckham can really sing. It's all here in today's showbiz catch-up.

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Lifestyle

Pollutants can have an impact on your health, but there are things you can do to reduce the potential damage.High pollution days ‘lead to more cardiac arrests and strokes’: 5 easy ways to protect yourself

Even if you only have room for one pot in the smallest space, plant some tulips in it to make your garden spring to life, says Hannah Stephenson.7 design tips to make your tulips in garden pots stand out in a crowd

Does the early bird catch the gym gains, or are you better off running through your reps after the sun sets? We ask two personal trainers.Ask the experts: Is it better to work out in the morning or the evening?

John’s chairs will last a lifetime, but he is also passing on his knowledge to a new generation, writes Ellie O’Byrne.Made in Munster: The ancient art of súgán-making is woven into Irish family history

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