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A man is critically ill is hospital after he was shot by a garda in Limerick. It is thought the gun may have been discharged accidentally.

The cabinet meeting was forced to adjourn yesterday fter it descended into a “hot and heavy” row between Fine Gael and Independent Alliance ministers over proposals to liberalise the country’s abortion laws.

Former Console boss Paul Kelly and his wife and son spent almost €500,000 on designer clothes, foreign trips, groceries, and other expenses between 2012 and 2014, an RTÉ investigation has claimed.

The bond between Ireland and the UK can survive long after Brexit, according to the Northern Ireland Secretary.

Ibrahim Halawa is due to go on trial in Egypt today following 13 postponements already.

Around 4,500 psychiatric nurses around the country have begun industrial action over staffing and pay.


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More than 36 people have been killed and a further 147 wounded in an attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The attack saw three suspected Islamic State (IS) radicals arrive in a taxi and detonate explosives after they had opened fire.

The UN children’s agency has warned that 69m children under the age of five will die from preventable causes between now and 2030.


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He’s been forced to call time on his rugby career at 28, but Leinster back Luke Fitzgerald is glad of one thing - to be retiring as a “one-club man”.

Tipperary’s 2016 is hardly a body of work that should strike fear into the hearts of many players in green and gold next Sunday, says Mike Quirke.

EURO 2016

Iceland begin preparations today for a Euro 2016 quarter-final against France still coming to terms with the headlines that greeted their remarkable victory over England.

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


Japanese car giant Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles worldwide for defective air bags. The latest alert was not linked to the massive recalls of Takata air bags, the manufacturer said.

Britain’s shock vote to leave the EU probably means a bad knock to consumer confidence. But that doesn’t need to feed through to bad vibes for all retailers.


They have created a future where there will be no Britain — ‘Great’ or otherwise, writes Gerard Howlin


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As summer sipping gets into gear, dedicated researcher Joe McNamee checks out the best spaces for an outdoor libation.


Reports of hate crimes and racial abuse have apparently rocketed since Britain voted to Leave the EU last Thursday.

NASA fired up a rocket booster in a desert for its most powerful rocket ever on the Space Launch System (SLS).


GAMING: The Banner Saga 2 will be released in July, and it will be free to Xbox One owners thanks to Microsoft’s monthly Games with Gold scheme. The tactical role-playing game will be free for the month of July.

MOVIES: The movie business is kind of insane, with the biggest blockbusters costing mental amounts of money to put together and bring to audiences all around the world.

TECH: Google Earth is an amazing product that lets you take a look at the globe from an angle that would be impossible in real life. And now, it's even better.


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Hugh Laurie will join the likes of Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Muhammad Ali with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.


Ireland looks set to defy the EU by beginning bilateral talks with Britain on the Brexit fallout.


Spring has sprung and a new Munster festival promises to celebrate its arrival with gusto, says Eve Kelliher.Spring has sprung: Munster festival promises to celebrate with gusto

The spotlight will fall on two Munster architects in a new showcase this year.Munster architects poised to build on their strengths

Prepare to fall for leather, whatever the weather, says Annmarie O'Connor.Trend of the week: It's always leather weather

The starting point for Michael West’s new play, in this joint production by Corn Exchange and the Abbey, is an alternative, though highly familiar, 1970s Ireland. You know, elections every few weeks, bad suits, wide ties, and a seedy nexus of politics and property development.Theatre Review: The Fall of the Second Republic at Abbey Theatre, Dublin

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