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Vital financial support provided by the Irish Cancer Society to  more than 2,700 patients  struggling to pay household bills on after a cancer diagnosis will cease at the end of the month.

The Banking Inquiry is to hold an emergency meeting today amid threats of legal action,  which would force it to collapse.

The injection of a formerly legal high known as ‘snow blow’  is linked to an upsurge in HIV infections among chaotic drug users in Dublin, research shows.

SIPTU has slammed as “atrocious” the treatment by C&C Group of workers at a water bottling plant  Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary, who learned through the media that they are to lose their jobs.

Abuse victim Louise O’Keeffe, who defeated the State in the European Court,  has launched a stinging attack   on Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan over her “deplorable” failure to properly deal with children abused by State employees.

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath says his party can offer voters a  credible post-election alternative  to the Government, despite conceding that the party’s coalition strategy is that they do not have one.


A suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently from Syria killed at least 10 people,  most of them German tourists,  in Istanbul’s historic heart, in an attack Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed on Islamic State (IS).

Over 200 masked far-right supporters, carrying placards with racist overtones, were arrested after they went on a rampage in the east German city of Leipzig on Monday,  throwing fireworks, breaking windows, and vandalising buildings, police said.


Paul Dummett had the final say in a scintillating game that could scarcely have been anticipated given the attacking troubles experienced by both teams recently and which saw Wayne Rooney  back to his imperious best with two goals and an assist.

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Munster head coach Anthony Foley believes it would have been unprofessional to veto Andy Farrell’s appointment as a coaching consultant for the rest of the season.


Sterling yesterday continued to slide from its recent heights against the euro, eroding some of the exceptional advantages that have propelled Irish exporters,  as British output figures appeared to show that the strong UK currency is punishing its manufacturing industries.

Consumer confidence has reached a 10-year high but the compilers of a new poll  suggest it remains too early to herald a return to a “feelgood” mentality.


The cost of cancer is not the first thing that springs to mind on receiving a diagnosis. Your entire world is taken over by the disease and how to fight it, writes Karen Funnell


Marie Kondo’s first book was such a hit that her surname became a verb.  With her second book set to lead to another global decluttering frenzy, Richard Fitzpatrick decided to ‘kondo’ his life.


It may surprise you the number of quality players who have missed out being named the world's best footballer by winning the Ballon d'Or. Here we look at a starting team of players who have never claimed the award.


If you’re on your third coffee of the day and still exhausted,  you might need to find a new way to liven up.

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The world lost a bit of its swagger this week. The passing of David Bowie has left us mourning one of our leading creative lights. From his self titled debut album in 1967 to 'Blackstar' in 2016, how much can you remember from the great man's career? Take this quiz and see if you're a real "Rebel Rebel".


GAMING: The Homefront sequelwith the subtitle of The Revolution is setting up its release date and showing off some new gameplay

MOVIES: Did you know there's a Star Wars spin off movie in the works which will focus on the earlier years in the life of Han Solo? It's not due to arrive until 2018 and is being directed by The Lego Movie guys Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

TECH: We’re nearing in on the announcement of the Galaxy S7 and a new video, which is based on renders, gives us an idea of what it could look like.


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RTÉ have confirmed that Nicky Byrne will be  representing Ireland at this year’s Eurovision.


Iman is "holding up" after David Bowie's  death on Sunday  following a secret 18-month battle with cancer.


Flexibility naturally declines with age but there’s a lot you can to stay supple through the decades, says Peta Bee.At full stretch: How to stay flexible through the years

WHEN I think about the kind of child I was, I would say that I was the exact same kind of person that I am as an adult. I have always been fascinated by things that I don’t quite yet understand. I recognise that I hardly understand anything and that most of the world is and always has been so beautifully complex to me.School Daze: Chris Hadfield - I realised at a young age that teachers were fallible

Charlize Theron is unrecognisable as Fox News star Megyn Kelly in ‘Bombshell’, a film that looks at the sexual harassment scandal at the network. She talks to Laura Harding about Me Too and the complexity of the film.Charlize Theron on Bombshell: ‘For the first time we are realising women can be part of the problem'

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