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The garda ombudsman raised questions about the independence of the Guerin inquiry, and separately tried to get the probe to extend its timeframe to complete its work.

Two people have been arrested after a woman was shot in the neck after a bullet was fired through the front window of her boyfriend’s family home.

There is no question but that Donald Trump will return to Doonbeg many times as United States president.

The centre of the Star Wars universe will shifting south today. Its top stars and crew are due to land at Cork Airport this afternoon as production moves from Malin in Co Donegal to West Cork and Kerry for the next 10 days.

Incentives are to be offered to first-time buyers to live in the centre of rural towns, according to the new Rural Development Minister.


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Boris Johnson faced a furious political backlash after he compared European Union efforts to build a federal super state to Hitler’s plans to dominate the continent.

The British Government is announcing new measures to improve teaching in universities following criticism many students are paying tens of thousands of pounds for “Mickey Mouse” courses and little contact time with lecturers.


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Manchester United’s Premier League game with Bournemouth on the final day of the season was abandoned after security officials discovered a suspect package that had been left during a training exercise held at the Old Trafford stadium four days earlier.

Christy O’Connor didn’t subscribe to the view that his enormous success on the golf course was attributable to a natural God-given talent for the game.


Irish whiskey producers may hit their target of doubling export sales much sooner than their planned 2020 date, if the UK votes them out of the EU on June 23.

Ray Ryan looks at the rising demand for gluten-free and other specialist foods, which Bord Bia says is a prime market for Irish food producers.


There is the risk of another global economic recession in the next few years, though entral banks may manufacture a soft landing, and it’s best to be prepared, warns Eddie Hobbs


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A Syrian living in Clonakilty, and two volunteers, tell Louise McCarthy of their fears for the war-torn state


A Co Cork primary school have produced a moving video, raising awareness about mental health issues in kids, in which they say it's "ok to be upset sometimes" and there is "always a way back".

Staff at a Leicester restaurant are celebrating the city’s footballing success in a unique manner after they officially changed their names to match those of the title-winning squad.


GAMING: Uncharted 4 has been universally praised, but a negative review of sorts has put a dampener on the game’s Metacritic Metascore.

MOVIES: 20 years after the original, Trainspotting 2 is actually happening.

TECH: Belgian police are warning Facebook users against using reactions in a bid to protect their privacy.


TV presenter Melanie Sykes has revealed how painful her divorce was, but says she has no regrets.


Two semi-finals last season, two finals this. Technically that counts as progress I suppose but what really has the optimists salivating is the presence of Jurgen Klopp


It’s natural to worry if your kids keep picking up colds and tummy bugs at nursery or school.Can I prevent my children getting sick so often?

Right from Steve Cooney’s first didgeridoo note on the opening track of their third album, Dublin-based seven-piece the Bonny Men command their audience’s absolute attention.Album Review: The Bonny Men - The Broken Pledge

Dan Snaith has carved a niche in electronic music as the thinking person's purveyor of twinkling beats.Album Review: Caribou, Suddenly

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