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IRELAND

Torrential rain and gale-force winds caused havoc across the country as three weather warnings  took their toll.

Parts of Cork are expected to suffer from further flooding at high tide this morning  after a weekend of heavy rain.

Mid-ranking gardaí are to consider striking to protect their pay  against further cuts,  even though such action is illegal.

Three Portuguese fishermen were plucked to safety from stormy seas in  a dramatic rescue  on the Cork coast last night.

House prices have stabilised in Dublin but continue to grow strongly in cities like Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford  according to property website Daft.ie.

Sterling could face a further sell-off this week and deliver a fresh  blow to Irish exporters  into Britain amid more weekend revelations about David Cameron’s links with offshore funds, economists here have warned.

WORLD 

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has branded The Boston Globe  "stupid" and "worthless"  in response to a satirical front page printed by the newspaper which lampoons the notion of a Trump presidency.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been praised by faith leaders  for the way he revealed that his biological father was not the man he first thought.

SPORT

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Danny Willett hailed a "ridiculously awesome"  12 days in his life after claiming his first major title with a dramatic victory in the 80th Masters.

Louis Van Gaal claimed Tottenham will never be as a big a club as Manchester United as he branded a reporter “pathetic”  for suggesting he might regret rejecting the chance to become manager of the north London club before taking charge at Old Trafford.

BUSINESS

Tourism chiefs have hailed an exceptional start to the year for the industry — but warned of the  unravelling of competitiveness  as the euro strengthens against sterling.

It is hard to believe that there are now more people in long-term mortgage arrears  than was the case in 2011 at the beginning of the last Dáil.

ANALYSIS

Pearson’s gone. Valeant says it’s no longer a roll-up company. Their joint contribution to capitalism  is profound, writes Terry Prone

LIFESTYLE

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A new drug could make a dramatic difference to one patient with  cystic fibrosis,  writes Ailin Quinlan

VIRAL

Astronauts on the International Space Station will soon get to test a new zone on the outpost  – an inflatable room.

Olive isn’t just an ordinary miniature pig.She actually thinks she’s a dog.  But you can’t really blame her. After all, her (adopted) brothers and sisters are of the canine variety.

TECHNOW

GAMING:Nintendo's upcoming NX console will be capable of outputting 4K video, according to a new rumour.

MOVIES: Guillermo del Toro is working on a Netflix show by the name of Trollhunters. This image gives us our first indication as to what it'll look like.

TECH: We've seen videos of drones causing issues for random people trying to enjoy their day out and animals in the wild, but now they're invading homes!

SHOWBIZ

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Canadian rocker Bryan Adams has cancelled a performance in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.  The cancelled show was due to take place on Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

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