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Harmful drinking “is the norm” in this country, according to new data released by the Health Research Board.

A bill to liberalise the country’s abortion laws looks set to be declared “unconstitutional” by Attorney General Marie Whelan, the Irish Examiner can reveal.

A man who knocked down and killed a cyclist in Dublin will be sentenced today. Christopher Coleman of Reuben Street in Dublin 8 was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Eugene Maher.

Gardaí have charged three people - two men and a woman - after a burglary at a shop in Athlone last Sunday.

Drug mule Melissa Reid has arrived back on home soil in the UK after spending nearly three years in jail in Peru.

Postpone that chat with the credit union, cancel the milk, pass on the regards to the lads at work. Irish fans may be in France a while yet, after Robbie Brady's late winner against Italy.


British voters are going to the polls today to decide whether the UK should remain in the European Union in a historic moment for the future of the country.

A Michigan mother who thought her daughter was simply playing while standing on a toilet seat has revealed she was unaware the three-year-old waspractisingg a drill for what to do in the event of an active shooter entering a school.


Former Armagh defender and Laois manager Justin McNulty says “nobody can have any complaints” after the decision to refix the counties’ qualifier after Laois made too many substitutes last Saturday.

EURO 2016

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Liberté. Egalité. Bouncebackabilité. And, while we’re at it, this was simplymagnifique. Tresmagnifique. For so long last night it looked like this might be Sweden and the Stade de France revisited: another terrific Irish performance – full of heart, fire and no little skill – that was not going to reap its just reward. One of those heartbreaking nights even, when Ireland, after giving their all, were going to end up with nothing. But then, just as he’d done one foggy might in Bosnia, on this muggy night in Lille, Robbie Brady popped up with the crucial goal.

Robbie Brady proved himself a future Irish captain in waiting, and other lessons from last night...

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


A Supreme Court decision has cleared the way for the Revenue Commissioners to continue its pursuit of a number of wealthy taxpayers whom it believes engaged in elaborate “straddle” transactions for tax avoidance purposes.

A UK vote in favour of leaving the EU would be the most significant geopolitical event for the Continent since the end of World War II and could prompt Morgan Stanley to move its local headquarters to Dublin or Frankfurt from London, according to the bank’s president Colm Kelleher.


Campaign leaders are guilty of treating a divided electorate — both their own supporters and those opposing them — with little more than contempt, writes Peter Apps


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As Over The Top wrestling gains traction, women are getting in the ring – and the fans love it, writes Caomhan Keane


British peer and Oscar winner David Puttnam has railed against Brexit, claiming future generations, including those in Ireland, will pay the price.


A group of 3rd, 4th and 5th class pupils from CBS Primary Mitchelstown in Cork have won the overall junior prize in the MindRising competition and a €5000 digital refresh for their school.

Imagine a world where you could eat as much chocolate as you like without suffering the waist-expanding consequences. Well, we're one step closer.


GAMING: Last week, EA revealed FIFA 17, which gameplay producer Aaron McHardy believes is the biggest entry in the series to date.

MOVIES: We're pretty excited for Star Wars Rogue One for a single big reason - it doesn't have to be a regular Star Wars film.

TECH: For a tiny company OnePlus has been grabbing some serious headlines. It's all to do with the launch of the OnePlus 3 which is promising top of the range specs for a mid range price.


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Actor William Shatner says he would be “open” to a return to Star Trek, but he believes it will never happen. The 85-year-old played Captain James Kirk in the classic 1960s television series and the first seven Star Trek films.


As the knockout stage of Euro 2016 nears, we thought we'd take a look at the topic taking centre stage in France ... fan behaviour.


Another episode, another incredible Cork woman. The tale of Mother Jones, the famous union organiser and activist against child labour in 19th century America.Five things for the week ahead: RTÉ showcase another incredible Cork woman

Holger Smyth part-owns and runs Inanna Rare Books, which has recently opened a ‘rare book lounge’ at the former Hawthorn creamery near Drimoleague, Co Cork.We sell books: Cream of the book crop sold from former co-op

Milton Jones talks hecklers, Hawaiian shirts and the world’s favourite clever Irishman with Richard FitzpatrickMilton Jones: When one line will do just fine

After almost 70 years of trying the search goes on, but so far nothing has been found.Sky Matters: Whether we are alone in the Universe has exercised many great minds

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