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IRELAND

Gardaí have issued a warning to crime boss Christy Kinahan: “You and your gang will be chased down and dismantled.”

Ireland has been found to have one of the highest rates of “sexting” among young people in Europe with at least a quarter of teenagers admitting they send sexually graphic messages.

A total of 4,807 hopefuls applied for 75 officer cadet vacancies in the Defence Forces — an average of 64 for every post.

A newly published report shows that rents around the country are continuing to rise, despite last December's extension of rent reviews to two years.

The design of a city centre building saved lives by preventing a major blaze from spreading to overhead apartments, senior fire officers believe.

The Lord Mayor of Cork sparked a war of words last night after refusing to address guests at the launch of a joint city and county council food promotion strategy yesterday in a row over protocol.

WORLD 

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Police officers opened fire on a man armed with a knife in a Sydney shopping centre, wounding him and three female bystanders.

Jurors have been warned not to be swayed by “fanciful” suggestions after TV character Peppa Pig was called in the defence of the man accused of murdering six-year-old Ellie Butler.

SPORT

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Mark Collins knows better than most how wide the gap between Cork’s potential as a team and actual performances has been this last few years.

Donald Trump must surely be counting the financial cost to his golfing empire after recent events

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BUSINESS

UK exploration firm Europa Oil and Gas is sitting on an estimated four billion barrels of oil equivalent and 1.5 trillion cubic feet of gas in Irish waters.

Irish SMEs looking to overseas markets are suffering from a lack of resources and understanding of export markets but would benefit from government policies that support clustering.

ANALYSIS

Residents and businesses have endured 18 months of disruption while the town centre got a facelift. A street carnival next weekend should show everyone in the West Cork town that the wait was worth it, writes Noel Baker

LIFESTYLE

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Fiona Doyle has waited for her chance, and is very determined to make the most of Rio, says Helen O’Callaghan

VIDEO

The design of a city centre building saved lives by preventing a major blaze from spreading to overhead apartments, senior fire officers believe.

VIRAL

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Nella, a Cork musician, has revealed that she is the vocalist on Cantile of Sacrifice - a song for the World of Warcraft game Legion

An Irish artist has a message for men, from women, created in response to the Stanford rape case.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Ubisoft will properly unveil Watch Dogs 2 today after a subtle tease yesterday.

MOVIES: Shout Factory in the US have gone back to restore the original sound and audio for a new blu-ray remaster of The Thing and they've added some awesome extras and new box art too.

TECH: The HTC Vive is a real thing you can buy right now, provided you have a really fast computer and the guts of a grand to spend on the new virtual reality hardware.

SHOWBIZ

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Irish author Lisa McInerney has claimed the prestigious Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel.

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These teachers shot a secret video of themselves dancing, acting and miming to Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'


Lifestyle

The Cork-led band played a superb gig in Dublin, writes Ed Power.REVIEW: The Murder Capital, Vicar Street

Lack of physical activity also causing disturbance of children’s sleep patterns.Under-fives suffering lack of sleep from extended screen time, doctor says

Kya deLongchamps despairs over the simple ways we can wreak havoc on our property's valueHow we vandalise our own homes

With the housing crisis, renovating a run-down property is worth considering if you have the inclination, time, funds and a good team of contractors around you, writes Carol O’CallaghanBehind the scenes in The Great House Revival

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