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IRELAND

US Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Ireland for a six day trip where he will take in Dublin, Mayo and Louth. He will be joined on the visit by his brother, sister, children and grandchildren.

Tax breaks for lower and middle-income earners are to play a central role in the Government’s roadmap for October’s budget of up to €1bn extra spending, which will be published today.

Minister Simon Coveney is to bring a final plan to deal with bin charges to the cabinet this morning. Last night the minister was seeking legal advice from the attorney general as to whether a 12 month price freeze on charges could be brought in.

The head of a large waste collection company has rubbished government claims that pay-by-weight bin charges are required, and has warned the new pricing regime will threaten the viability of the industry and could force small operators out of business.

A review of children’s files at one of the country’s main sexual abuse assessment units shows that in more than half of all cases, the children had been told not to tell of the abuse.

The cutbacks to our Mental Health services have been too severe in recent years - according to the Psychiatric Nurses Association.

WORLD 

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A British man accused of trying to take a police officer's gun in order to kill US presidential hopeful Donald Trump in Las Vegas has been denied bail by a federal judge.

The vehicle that rolled down a driveway and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the cars to roll away unexpectedly, government records show.

SPORT

John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer put the disappointment of his 13th-minute red card aside to deliver a “powerful” half-time speech which inspired 14-man Tipperary to hold out against Limerick, Michael Breen has revealed.

Joe Schmidt insists there are numerous options available to him to cover for the loss of injured centre Robbie Henshaw in this Saturday’s series-deciding final Test with South Africa.

EURO 2016

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There was more than a hint of that Munster warrior spirit coming off Roy Keane yesterday as he issued his own defiant call to arms ahead of the make or break game against Italy in Lille tomorrow.

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

BUSINESS

AIB has now pocketed €1.19m from the sale of properties formerly owned by Mick Wallace TD’s main building firm around Dublin, documents show.

Income tax revenue from high-earners fell by 9.4% in 2014 as a result of a sharp decline in the number of wealthy business people liable for such payments.

ANALYSIS

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The Leave campaign is reactionary and untruthful, but because of it, leaders in Europe are beginning to heed the discontent growing across the continent, says Giles Merritt

LIFESTYLE

Should kids be allowed into pubs to watch matches, or is it better to keep them at home? Two mums debate the issue.

Ellie O’Byrne had fun in the sun — and the mud — at the weekend festival in Ballinlough Castle

VIDEO

The Republic of Ireland know that victory over Italy in their final group match at Euro 2016 will secure a place in the last 16 of the competition.  

VIRAL

Veteran tucker Trent McCain is no slouch when it comes to daddy duties after adorably carrying out the wishes of his young daughter, despite the possibility of a mocking from his colleagues.

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Sky Sports Italia journalist Angelo Mangiante learned the lesson that anything can happen during a live broadcast while doing a piece to camera at Euro 2016.

TECHNOW

GAMING: A new game mode has been announced for Battlefield 1, which will see the results of one round affect future rounds.

MOVIES: The latest, and final, trailer for The Legend of Tarzan is here. Check it out.

TECH: Twitter has picked up a new company called Magic Pony - and they do something even more magical than their name might suggest.

SHOWBIZ

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Led Zeppelin's lawyers have asked a judge to throw out a case accusing the band's songwriters of ripping off a riff for Stairway to Heaven.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

A British Airways pilot received a turbulent ride from other air crews yesterday after he argued with an air traffic controller at Dublin Airport. The verbal exchange was overheard on an airport radio frequency and later posted on social media.


Lifestyle

They differ from the more prevalent oranges we eat because their flesh, and often the skin, is crimson or deep red in colour.Michelle Darmody: The best time of year to buy blood oranges

The annual Members Exhibition now underway at the Lavit Gallery in Cork features 92 works from 72 artists.The exhibition runs until March 7.Under the hammer: Your guide to upcoming auctions

There’s an oriental theme at the James Adam ‘At Home’ auction in Dublin, says Des O’SullivanAuctions: Sale full of eastern promise

Sales of artisan sourdough bread are on the rise. It's all very well if you're happy to pay for a chewy substantial loaf but does it have any real health benefits? Áilín Quinlan talks to the expertsFlour power: The rise and rise of sourdough bread

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