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IRELAND

The first signs of a new government emerged last night as Enda Kenny made an historic offer to Micheál Martin  of an “equal partnership” in power.

There were almost twice the number of patients on trolleys last month than in March 2008,  according to figures provided by the country’s largest nursing union.

One in five cars sold here needs to be electric by 2020  if Ireland is to hit its renewable energy targets and avoid fines of up to €130m.

The couple who became the latest to die on one of the  country’s most notorious roads  have been remembered as active members of their community.

Passenger information for all people travelling between Ireland and Britain will be handed over to authorities,  in a bid to tighten up security following the recent terrorist attacks in Europe.

Workers at one of Ireland's 999 call centres  will go on strike today. The operators at the facility in Navan are taking the 12-hour action in a long-standing row over pay and conditions.

WORLD 

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Drugs normally used to treat prostate cancer are now being tried on men who are worried they could go on  to abuse children.  A groundbreaking study in Sweden is looking at whether the medicine reduces the sex drive in volunteers, which is one of its effects when used in cancer treatment.

Potential terrorists are exploiting the migrant crisis to travel unchecked through Europe,  the EU’s border agency has warned.

A nine-year-old reporter who wrote about a suspected murder in her small Pennsylvania town is defending herself after some locals complained about a young girl covering violent crimes  and said she should be playing with dolls.

SPORT

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino says his determination to restore football's rotten reputation  has been strengthened by the Panama Papers link which prompted police to raid UEFA headquarters.

Rory McIlroy will summon the spirit of 2014 to try and finally fulfil his Masters destiny  but he will need the compliance of a long list of genuine contenders for perhaps the most wide-open tournament in years.

BUSINESS

The costs of borrowing for the State have fallen sharply since the election,  defying fears of some politicians and commentators, despite no agreement over a new government.

Sterling is likely to fall to about $1.35 in the run-up to Britain’s referendum on European Union membership,  according to the currency’s top forecaster.

VIEWPOINTS

If two former health ministers like Varadkar and Martin can’t knock their heads together across the negotiating table and sort our health system in 2016  we have no right to call ourselves developed, democratic or free, writes Victoria White

LIFESTYLE

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Hitler had many gay partners, but his attempts at relationships with women  proved disastrous, writes Siobhan Pat Mulcahy

VIRAL

Colaiste Muire in Cobh has been celebrating Wellbeing Week in the hope of creating more positive attitudes to physical and mental health, both in school and their local area. One of the things they’ve done is perform an incredible flash mob to promote positivity in the school.

We have some good news to brighten up your Wednesday - the antique clock taken from Dingle pub Dick Mack’s has been found.

TECHNOW

GAMING:Tracer's celebration in Overwatch came under some real scrutiny and has been replaced with one that has less bum on show

MOVIES: The Huntman: Winter’s War is the story of what happened to the character played by Chris Hemsworth before 2012’s Snow White. And also some stuff that happens afterwards for some reason.

TECH: If you've ever wanted to capture your gaming footage and edit it together, this latest Elgato box will make it easier than ever before

SHOWBIZ

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Khloe Kardashian won’t be whipping up cocktails on screen any longer as her talk show is ending.  Kocktails With Khloe premiered in the US in January, but is ending in two weeks after 14 episodes, FYI network announced.

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Hitler had many gay partners, but his attempts at relationships with women  proved disastrous, writes Siobhan Pat Mulcahy


Lifestyle

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All ages can suffer from spots across their back but thankfully, there are many things we can do about them, says Jennifer RockThe Skin Nerd: back to basics to treat the pesky plague of ‘bacne’

Roz Crowley tests eight coffees ahead of Fairtrade FortnightEight of the best fairtrade coffees to try

Steel Panther give metal fans the chance to let their hair down and laugh at themselves, and the Cork audience is in party mood.Live review: Steel Panther at Cyprus Avenue

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