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IRELAND

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may ask the Dáil to postpone voting on a Taoiseach this week.

Households are using 50% less water than had been initially predicted, according to early Irish Water meter readings.

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer wants legal aid for his action against the Garda commissioner and state over the use of mobile phone records in his trial.

An orthopaedic surgeon whose operating lists have been cancelled for the past three months has written to every member of the Dáil warning that the health minister’s policy to end the trolley crisis is not working.

The construction of flood defences for one of the most flood-prone zones in Cork city centre is being fast-tracked amid criticism of ongoing delays on the Lower Lee flood relief scheme.

A vigil will be held in Glasgow today to mark one year since Cork student Karen Buckley was murdered in the city.

WORLD 

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A “devious, manipulative and selfish” young mother will serve at least 24 years behind bars after brutally stamping her toddler daughter to death in the child’s bedroom.

A 22-year-old woman was mown down by an opportunistic thief who stole her van in broad daylight in south east London.

SPORT

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In his report to annual convention last December, Down secretary Seán Óg McAteer took the opportunity to answer his critics after their protracted senior football managerial appointment process.

Ruby Walsh’s hopes of returning from injury in time for the Punchestown Festival received a boost after the champion jockey visited a specialist yesterday afternoon.

BUSINESS

Chat-show host and comedian Graham Norton remains Ireland’s best-paid broadcaster, earning a whopping €3.14m (£2.52m) in fees last year.

A dispute between the solicitors firm Eversheds and Dunnes Stores over fees for professional services has been admitted to the Commercial Court.

ANALYSIS

Yesterday in the deserted corridors of Leinster House, pickings were slim for the media ahead of the much anticipated meeting between the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil teams, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

LIFESTYLE

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Claire O’Sullivan and Karen Funnell discuss the ways they succeeded when trying to get their kids to eat healthy food at the dinner table.

VIRAL

A toddler who has survived on a mechanical heart for more than a year has received a life-saving heart transplant.

Snowboarders might want to think twice about heading down empty slopes with headphones on after they’ve seen this video.

TECHNOW

GAMING: This player has worked through all of Fallout 3 and it's DLC packs on hard mode without ever healing once - it's pretty amazing

MOVIES: It's been less than two years since the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rocked back into cinemas and now you must bask in all that Teengage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows has to offer.

TECH: HTC is set to unveil its next flagship tomorrow, but a promotional video has leaked online, giving us an all-round look at the handset.

SHOWBIZ

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Dame Helen Mirren has said she would like to add another tattoo to her body, teasing “a whole sleeve” of a snake design.

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Households are using 50% less water than had been initially predicted, according to early Irish Water meter readings.


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