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Landmark family law changes are to allow unmarried fathers automatically become guardians of a child as well as grant relatives and step-parents an easier route to guardianship.

Cork’s county mayor John Paul O’Shea, has called on the Government to intervene following delays in the granting of a licence for the first transatlantic route from the city airport.

It has been reported that just 20 people have applied to come to Ireland as asylum seekers, under a scheme to relocate people from Syria and Iraq.

Publicans have renewed the fight to get pubs opened on Good Friday, claiming the ban on the sale of drink is archaic.

Frost damage to roads in Co Cork is likely to further compound the damage from the rainfall during the recent Storm Frank.

All hell broke loose when two men returned from a spin in a tuk-tuk tricycle taxi to find their women partners in a row with some young men — and fists flew in all directions. A golf club, a hurley and a nail bar were allegedly “in the mix”.


Police shot dead a man armed with a knife in a Sydney police station.

The once-homeless man whose silky voice turned him into an internet sensation five years ago is back on the air — at the same Ohio radio station where he started a broadcasting career derailed by drug and alcohol addiction.


Kilkenny hurler Richie Power is set to be forced into retirement due to recurring knee problems.

The green shoots of recovery appear to have sprung at Munster if their performance at the weekend is any indication.


Aer Lingus owner IAG remains open to making more airline purchases, chief executive Willie Walsh said yesterday, although no further takeovers are on the immediate agenda.

Separate reports by the EU and Fitch Ratings published yesterday warned Irish banks will take some time to clean up their property loan books from the effects of the crash.


Investigation alleges that a core group of 16 tennis players have repeatedly been brought to the attention of the sport’s governing body over suspicions of match-fixing, writes Tom Allnutt


It’s time to shine a light on parents who make everyone depressed with endless pictures of their perfect life. Ciara McDonnell delves into the murky waters of online parenting


Gardaí are investigating the origins of a suspected bomb threat to Apple’s European headquarters in Cork that saw thousands of staff evacuated from the firm’s three locations in the city yesterday.


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Darrian Amaker, a writer, singer and survivor of domestic violence, shared a video of herself singing in her hospital bed as she recovers from her attack.

A hot debate over whether baked bean juice should be allowed to come into contact with other food items has been raging on Twitter since this photo was shared.


GAMING: Bombshell is a game you probably haven't heard of and it isn't that likely to set the world aflame when it launches on consoles and PC from the 29th of January. But it will have a rockin' soundtrack.

MOVIES: The good news for Lenny Abrahamson's latest film Room keeps rolling in, with positive notice at the box office and awards lists worldwide.

TECH: 2016 is the year of Virtual Reality, where the seeds of the technology sowed all the way back in the early 90s finally come to bear fruit, thanks to the availability of systems which consumers can use in their own homes.


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Glenn Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as Hotel California and Life in the Fast Lane, has died.


It’s been a week of negative reviews in the world of TripAdvisor, and today is no exception. Another restaurant owner has plucked up the courage to stand up to a negative review.


Bryan Stevenson is the American civil rights lawyer who provided the inspiration for the newly-released film Just Mercy. Esther McCarthy spoke to him in IrelandReal-life lawyer Bryan Stevenson on inspiring Just Mercy

So I’ve booked my holidays. And before you ask, yes, I’m basing it around food and wine. I’ll report back in July, but I thought readers might be interested in my plan should you be thinking about a similar holiday.Wines to pick up on a trip to France

Esther N McCarthy is on a roll for the new year with sustainable solutions, cool citruses and vintage vibes.Wish List: Sustainable solutions, cool citruses and vintage vibes

They have absolutely nothing really to do with Jerusalem or indeed with any type of artichoke, so what exactly are these curious little tubers?Currabinny Cooks: Exploring the versatility of Jerusalem artichokes

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