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Sinn Féin says it will send Leo Varadkar its alternative plans for the JobBridge scheme. Yesterday, the new Minister for Social Protection announced he would scrap the controversial, JobBridge internship programme this September.

School buildings may stay open for after-class care in a new strategy being developed by the Education Minister Richard Bruton.

The Bishop of Cloyne, Canon William Crean, will meet with Cork Social Democrats member Ken Curtin today after he was removed from Cobh’s rota of Church readers due to his stance on abortion.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic accident in Co Monaghan.A man in his 50s died yesterday in Castleblaney when his car left the road and crashed into a wooden fence.

The Union of Students in Ireland says school leavers are changing their choice of university course, over concerns they will not be able to find accommodation.


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A submarine from the Egyptian oil ministry is heading to the site of the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804. It will join the search for the cockpit voice-and-flight data recorders, or black boxes, the country’s president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, said.

Urging people to follow low fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having "disastrous health consequences", a health charity in England has warned.

Nearly 700,000 postal votes will decide whether a hardline Austrian will become the European Union's first far-right president.

Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the slamic State-held city of Fallujah.


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Rory McIlroy has targeted a summer of success after producing a stunning finish to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open for the first time at The K Club. "It means a lot for my summer," said McIlroy, who failed to convert a similar position in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March. "It's nice to get that first win of the year.

#EURO2016: Ireland’s build-up to the Euros starts kicking into high gear today, when the squad gathers at the National Training Centre for their first session of the week ahead of Friday’s friendly against the Netherlands.


Ryanair has witnessed a massive surge in profits. The airline's full-year results show it made €1.2bn over the past 12 months, that is a 43% increase on the previous year.

New research shows that construction investment was ravaged by the recession. The study carried out by Construction Information Services, shows some projects were delayed for nearly four years.


The justice minister is reviewing a system that costs €50m a year and that unquestioningly finances repeat offenders, but public defenders would not be cheaper and may involve a conflict of interest, writes Caroline O’Doherty


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Many social media platforms are dominated by women as a special business seminar will celebrate, Ailin Quinlan reports


Photographs revealing the savagery of the Chinese army under Yuan Shikai, the first president of the Republic of China, have generated significant international interest in the auction of the contents of “time capsule” Lotabeg House in Cork.


Siobhán Friary (née Murphy) gave her new husband an extra reason to remember their wedding day. During their wedding ceremony in Westmeath, Siobhán sang a beautiful rendition of The Prayer to her groom, Stephen and their gathered family and friends.

In what can only be described as the CUTEST thing we have ever come across on the internet - a daddy/daughter combo created a version of A-ha's Take on Me and absolutely nailed it! 

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Candace Payne has endeared herself to the world after she filmed herself laughing uncontrollably after putting on a new Chewbacca mask she’d just bought. In fact Candace’s clip has created history as it’s now the most watched Facebook live-stream of all time.


GAMING: Homefront: The Revolution developer Deep Silver Dambuster Studios has acknowledged that the game’s performance at launch isn’t what it should be.

MOVIES:  Back in 2000, filmmaker Terry Gilliam was ready to shoot The Man Who Killed Don Quixote with Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort . Here he talks about everything that went wrong and why the project had to be scrapped.

TECH: Samsung has launched a new 6GB DRAM chip, which adds weight to the rumour that the Galaxy Note 6 will feature a whopping 6GB RAM.


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Stevie Wonder and Madonna have led tributes to Prince at an emotional Billboard Music Awards, where Adele was named Top Artist as she continued her domination of the music world.


The timeless charm in a charmless time wasn’t burning as brightly as usual yesterday in a sodden Munster hurling quarter-final in Thurles. Tipperary had nine points to spare over Cork on 70 minutes, showing that while underdogs may lie in wait in the long grass, there’s always grass that’s longer where the favourites can hide. Or something.



THE number of children with mental health issues presenting to the paediatric emergency department in Temple Street has increased dramatically, according to a study by Dr Eoin Fitzgerald.Learning Points: Light at the end of the tunnel for mental health?

Cooking in the MasterChef kitchen is just as scary as you’d imagine, writes Georgia Humphreys.Sweet 16 as Masterchef returns

Martin Hayes doesn’t like to stand still. The fiddle virtuoso from East Clare has made it a hallmark of his career to seek out creative ideas from beyond his musical tradition.Martin Hayes: Breaking new ground

At this point, if we are talking about a collective consciousness and how to move forward, lets go back to basics and talk about what we teach our children and what we were taught ourselves, writes Alison Curtis.Mum's the Word: Children remind us, in a world where we can be anything, be kind

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