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IRELAND

Labour leadership front-runner Alan Kelly has told new Disability Minister Finian McGrath to resign his cabinet position if he refuses to pay his water charges.

The Taoiseach is expected to unveil his new junior ministers as the cabinet holds its first full meeting today.

Seventeen people were injured while the jet they were travelling on sustained significant damage when it entered turbulence shortly before landing in Dublin.

A Lotto fortune of €8.2m has still not been claimed — losing out on potential earnings of almost €2,500 a week in interest for the mystery winner.

A pioneering Cork-based initiative to cater for autistic and disabled shoppers has gone national after similar schemes were adopted by major retailers across the country — and even by a supermarket in the UK.

Cork Opera House is to get a grant of €170,000 from Cork County Council despite objections from some councillors who felt it should not receive any more handouts as it is in profit.

The owner of one of Cork’s oldest businesses has led calls for investment in historic North Main St amid trader concerns sparked by the impending closure of its Dunnes Stores outlet.

WORLD 

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A senior white South African judge is at the centre of a fresh racism furore over comments she made that black South African men regarded rape as a cultural right.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has been recorded on camera making unguarded comments about Chinese officials - just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron was caught criticising Nigeria and Afghanistan.

SPORT

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Mike Quirke gives his view of the lax protection given to some of the GAA’s top stars.

BJ Botha and Denis Hurley headlined a list of departing players from Munster as plans for life under incoming director of rugby Rassie Erasmus continue to take shape.

BUSINESS

Bribery and corruption remain stubbornly widespread among Irish companies despite acknowledgement of the potential harm they can cause businesses, a new report has found.

British budget airline EasyJet said strong demand for beach holidays was making up for a drop in travelling in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Europe, and raised its dividend in a sign of its confidence.

ANALYSIS

Donald Trump’s claim that former US president Bill Clinton was ‘the worst abuser of women in the history of politics’ shows just how politically ignorant he is, says historian Ryle Dwyer.   

LIFESTYLE

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There’s a new generation of Irish hat designers who give a contemporary cutting edge to the traditional art of millinery. Paula Burns spoke to the best of them about their craft

VIRAL

A US mother has been forced to defend footage posted online that shows her young baby learning to keep herself afloat in a swimming pool.

What would life be like for you, or your siblings or children, if war erupted and you were forced to flee your home?

TECHNOW

GAMING: CD Projekt RED today announced that the Blood and Wine DLC for The Witcher 3 will be released on May 31 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

MOVIES: The first image from Ben Wheatley's Free Fire has been revealed by Empire.

TECH: The smartphone market is getting even more competitive, with Chinese brands like Huawei making their presence felt at the top of the heap.

SHOWBIZ

Friends star Courteney Cox has spoken of her plans to play a “kooky” American in a new British sitcom.

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