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IRELAND

Two potential future leaders of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil were at loggerheads yesterday over “self-serving” comments on water charges.

Gardaí have sealed off the garden of a house in south Dublin ahead of a planned excavation following a claim by a woman that she was raped as a child and gave birth to two babies.

Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy, who is paid a salary of €87,258, has been criticised for seeking legal aid in his pending trial for the false imprisonment of Tánaiste Joan Burton.

Disgruntled Irish Water customers may have a way of getting their money back — depending on how and when they paid their bill.

Four US Congressmen have introduced legislation in a bid to block an airline's attempt to launch the first transatlantic flights from Cork Airport.

Luas drivers will push on with their pay claim despite the threat of a 10% cut to their wages if they continue to strike.

WORLD 

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British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to do more to stamp out anti-Semitism in the party following the suspension of his long-time ally Ken Livingstone.

The UN says the world should be "ashamed" after warning people in Syria are starving without medical care.

An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance has been opened at Trump Tower by staff working on Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign.

SPORT

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It’s not even three months since Brian Cody vowed ‘never’ but TJ Reid has suggested it may be time now for Kilkenny to bow to pragmatism and consider deploying a sweeper. Elsewhere, Tony Leen suggests Tommy Walsh’s decision to opt out of the Kerry football set-up is a burden-lifting result for the Tralee man.

For all that is at stake in tonight’s Guinness PRO12 clash between Munster and Edinburgh at Musgrave Park, the game will come as a welcome escape from the travails of the past week.

BUSINESS

The planned timeline for Apple delivering an additional 1,000 jobs for Cork has been delayed.

CRH yesterday faced one of the largest shareholder revolts over executive pay in Irish corporate history, with more than 40% of its shareholders — representing a combined €8.5bn of its €21.4bn market value — opposing a hike in bonuses at its AGM.

ANALYSIS

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It's naive to think you can be in the Cabinet and be independent , writes Alison O’Connor. They would have to take responsibility for Cabinet decisions, even those they found distasteful.

LIFESTYLE

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As Corcadorca marks 25 years of great theatre in Cork, Pat Kiernan and Enda Walsh tell Alan O’Riordan about the early days, Disco Pigs and what’s happened since.

VIRAL

Did you know it's Dog Fouling Awareness Week in Cork? To mark the occasion, we sent our videographer out on the streets and it's clear from what he found that the message hasn't got through to some.

If you’ve ever worked in a small local shop, you will be intensely familiar with the characters that come in on a regular basis. Sinead Grene, who is originally from Limerick posted this sketch video sending up one of those patrons to her Facebook page.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The Call of Duty Twitter account may have just confirmed that a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is on the way.

MOVIES: Oliver Stone is putting together a version of the story behind Edward Snowden, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role

TECH: HTC will be manufacturing both of the Nexus handsets for Google this year. A benchmark test result gives us some added insight into these devices.

SHOWBIZ

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Alicia Vikander is to star as Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie. The Swedish actress has signed to play the role of the archaeologist-adventurer in a reboot from Norwegian director Roar Uthaug.

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