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Relations between Fine Gael and Independent ministers are said to be “severely strained” just three weeks into the new Government.

More than 1,200 students mistakenly paid €3,000 each in grants were able to keep the money after authorities admitted there was no hope of getting it back.

Five hundred new jobs are being created over the next two years by the technology firm Amazon. The company is looking for data centre technicians, software engineers and customer support staff for its European hub in Dublin.

The former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan and his replacement, Nóirín O’Sullivan, must give a “full statement” to explain why a secret 2014 meeting in a car park to discredit whistle-blower Maurice McCabe took place.

There are fears that a vote to reduce maximum building heights throughout Dublin would exacerbate the housing crisis.

A young Irish legal eagle has been selected to work on a US miscarriage of justice project which helped highlight the Steven Avery case featured in the smash Netflix series, Making a Murderer.


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A seven-year-old boy is missing in a Japanese forest after his parents reportedly made him get out of the car as punishment.

Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days during the past week, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations.


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There cannot have been many more popular trophy-lifting captains than Connacht’s John Muldoon who was welcomed home with his team-mates as they paraded through the streets of Galway to their home turf at the Sportsground with the Pro12 trophy. 

Donal Lenihan writes that with a title on the line and an opportunity to make history, this group of Connacht players not only stood up to be counted when it mattered most, but proved superior to their more established counterparts in all aspects of play with the exception of the scrum.

James McClean is determined to make the most of his opportunity to go to a second major finals tournament with the Republic of Ireland.

“Forgettable” is the adjective that does Clare and Limerick's Munster SFC quarter-final most justice. The sort of game that, were it recorded on a VHS, you would be happy to record over instantly Find more results from the weekend's GAA action HERE.


The thousands of extras who auditioned this week for the next season of the hit TV series, Vikings, underlined further the vibrancy of the Irish film and television production as the industry forges ahead into one of its busiest summers.

In a world economy that is struggling to deliver 2% GDP growth in 2016, Irish equities should attract renewed interest as the Irish economy looks set to increase by around 5% in real terms as ‘Brexit’ concerns ease.


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From crisis pregnancy to homelessness, to men seeking abortion counselling — family support service Anew has evolved to serve a much more diverse client profile than it did when its doors first opened 30 years ago,writes Catherine Shanahan


Fat Chance is Louise McSharry’s tale of her troubled upbringing and life-affirming acceptance, writes Sue Leonard


Jose Mourinho has returned to the Premier League with Man United and will be tasked with bringing the Red Devils back to their former glory. But is it the right move?


Eric Witkowski of the Kingdom Falconry spoke to Dan Linehan about some of the birds of prey he had on display at the Mallow Home and Garden Festival.

When you're the boss of the country you never get the chance to go dancing in the Dáil. So, when the other 'Boss', Bruce Springsteen, comes to town, you just gotta let your hair down and go for it. Enda Kenny shows here that he wasn't just born for politics, he was also born for fun.


GAMINGRockstar has announced a huge expansion for GTA Online, titled Further Adventures in Finance and Felony, which will let you become the CEO of a criminal enterprise.

MOVIES: Jeff Bridges has joined the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle in some capacity.

TECHMicrosoft has been forced to backtrack on its current tactic to get people to upgrade to Windows 10.


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The Boss had sell out dates in Croke Park, and ended the last night with a bang. U2 frontman Bono shocked thousands of concert goers when he joined Bruce on stage to sing Because The Night.


Relations between Fine Gael and Independent ministers are said to be “severely strained” just three weeks into the new Government.


After separating from my husband of 15 years I was worried about how to meet someone new. In fact, on the dating apps I signed up to, I’ve had an overwhelming number of replies — but only from sexually enthusiastic younger men.Sex File: Dating a younger man is socially acceptable

Their paths first crossed in the classroom 13 years ago for childhood sweethearts Emma Murphy and Kevin Leahy.Wedding of the Week: Lessons in love started in the classroom for childhood sweethearts

“This podcast features something never previously heard — anywhere, from anyone — the confession tape of an Irish serial killer.'Podcast Corner: Chilling story of an Irish serial killer

Children’s creativity is inspiring, says Helen O’Callaghan.Inspiring creativity: Kids on call for climate essay

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