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Anti-Austerity Alliance are calling on Minister Simon Coveney to freeze bin charges immediately. New pay by weight charges are due to kick in on Friday, July 1, and some companies have told customers they will be increasing prices significantly as a result.

TDs are spending too much time on their phones while in the Dáil chamber, according to the Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Feargháil.

Gardaí in Crumlin are investigating a shooting incident in Dublin at approximately 4am this morning. A man in his 30's was discovered with a gunshot injury on Monasterboice Road.

A New Zealand tourist in her 60s was killed in a crash at a dangerous bridge on the outskirts of Cork City yesterday afternoon.

Drivers are set to be given the option of paying a double fine to avoid a court appearance in penalty point cases under government plans.

Children received almost €550 for making their Communion this year — with parents shelling out almost €850 on the day.


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Jo Cox was planning to launch a report in Britain's Parliament on the dangers of nationalist radicals, according to reports.

Tens of thousands of people have held up candles around a lake in the heart of central Orlando as the names were recited of each of the victims who died in the Pulse nightclub massacre.


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Shane Lowry confessed he was “bitterly disappointed” to blow a four-shot lead but insisted that Dustin Johnson deserved his US Open triumph despite a rules decision delay that took some drama out of the back nine.

EURO 2016

The match between Wales and Russia tonight has been upgraded to high risk following violent scenes in Marseille and Lille.

If it’s true that all games are won and lost long before they begin then Ireland were a beaten docket by the time Cuneyt Cakir blew the first whistle at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux on Saturday.

Check out all the latest news, views and banter in our dedicated Euro 2016 section


The difference between a tax loophole and a tax relief is that a loophole is a relief for which you don’t qualify. This flippant definition has been overtaken by the events of the past few years.

Tillage lands along the south coast were parched as a result of a salt drift caused by a sea mist during the severe winter storms.


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With three children on the autistic spectrum, Mary and Michael Dunne would rather not have to spend so much time and energy battling officialdom, writes Noel Baker


Maybe I’m not supposed to say it, but the physical discomfort and mental anguish of carrying a baby were awful, writes Heidi Scrimgeour.


The Cork Summer Show ticked off another successful event this weekend despite the mixed weather.


ICYMI – and if you have, you must be suffering from the worst hangover ever that means you can’t face looking at social media – yesterday was Father’s Day, once again. Check out these sons and daughters who, quite frankly, have totally nailed summing up #ThingsMyDadWouldSay on Twitter.


GAMING: The list of backwards compatible titles on Xbox One continues to grow with a few great games now available.

MOVIES: Remember the 80s? Well they're back as we're getting a new MacGyver TV show.

TECH: Shazam is great for working out that song that's playing that you just can't put your finger on. And it's about to get even better on Android thanks to an "Auto" background listening feature.


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JJ Abrams has written a touching note paying tribute to Anton Yelchin, after he died in a car accident. The actor was killed when his car rolled down his driveway and struck him early on Sunday morning.


The US Open descended into farce on Sunday after an incident involving Dustin Johnson left players, officials and spectators unsure of what his score was with just six holes to play.


Not all trends are created equal. Some are exciting – like first-date butterflies; others are comforting – like ice-cream and Golden Girls reruns.Trend of the Week: Floral free for all

Veterinary medicine is a demanding career, leading to mental health problems for some vets.Elephant in the clinic: Helpline offers support to vets with mental health difficulties

Pearl Lowe turns 50 in April – and she’s got a lot to celebrate. TA look into the reinvention of Pearl Lowe

Bonnie Ryan couldn’t be happier.On a roll: Why Bonnie Ryan couldn't be happier

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