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Gardai have appealed to the mother of a newborn baby girl whose body was found in a recycling centre  to come forward amid concerns for her health.

People refusing to pay their water bills are to escape any legal punishment  after Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil said they will not introduce new laws to prosecute debts under €500.

Several TDs are set to be promoted to ministerial office while existing ministers will be moved across to  new portfolios under the government  being put together by Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny.

Meet the May Day miracle foal who has defied the odds to become one of Ireland’s smallest horses.  Bealtaine, who stands just over 24 inches tall, was running around the fields at home on Parkdotia Ranch in Tallow, Co Waterford, yesterday just days after surviving a long and difficult birth.

Danny Healy-Rae has been dubbed “Kerry’s Sarah Palin”  in the Dáil after refusing to acknowledge climate change.

Cork’s position as a growing centre for tourism could be undermined if the  proposed incinerator  for the harbour gets the go-ahead, it was claimed yesterday.


Catch-up with what you've missed with our morning briefing

Ohio governor John Kasich is leaving the Republican US presidential contest, sources said,  giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party’s nomination.

The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria’s government and moderate rebels to extend the country’s fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo,  although sporadic clashes continue, US officials said yesterday.


Catch-up with what you've missed with our morning briefing

Real Madrid qualified for the Champions League final by beating   Manchester City 1-0  in last night’s underwhelming semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu.

Peter O’Mahony will decide in 10 days whether he will be fit enough to make a  surprise return to rugby  on Ireland’s three-match tour of South Africa next month.


The Revenue Commissioners haven’t pursued almost €1.3bn in  unpaid tax over the past five years,  new figures show.

Banks struggling to keep pace with rapid technological change are now facing competition for banking and insurance services  from tech giants such as Amazon and Google.


RTÉ reporter Olivia O’Leary is the latest in an ever-growing line of famous Irish faces to admit they have  suffered from depression  and undergone treatment. Slowly, the country’s cynical view of mental health is changing for the better, writes Claire O’Sullivan


Catch-up with what you've missed with our morning briefing

If you find yourself hunting out kale in the supermarket it probably means you’ve reached a

certain age.  Enjoy it, writes Olivia Kelleher


In what has to be everyone’s worst nightmare, a mother in Pyeongtaek, South Korea was forced to drop her children, one by one, from the fourth story of a burning apartment block, before jumping herself.

Margaret Murphy from Tallow, Co Waterford introduces us to her miniature Falabella horses Molly and Molly's wonderfully cute new-born colt, Bealtaine. 


GAMING: Fallout 3 veterans must remember their time at Point Lookout. It was a DLC addition to the main game and, on top of being genuinely tough, it was also a hideously atmospheric ride into ruin. Now Far Harbor is taking us down a similar path.

MOVIES: Blake Lively decided to go on holiday to a gorgeous beach to soak up some sun and do some surfing in her new film The Shallows.

TECH: Sony has put the Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, and Xperia XA up for pre-order, confirming pricing in the process.


Eurovision hopeful Nicky Byrne has given a glimpse at an unlikely ensemble for the night  – his dad’s old Irish football jersey.


A famous British actor who won an injunction to prevent claims that he slept with a prostitute  from being published has been named in the US.


Des O'Sullivan takes a look at Bill Wyman's Rolling Stones memorabiliaRolling Stones memorabilia going under the hammer

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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