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The Government have been left scrambling to find a new chairperson for the commission on water charges after its chairman was forced to resign over his views and comments.

Revenue officials are to begin an emergency examination of suicide prevention charity Console’s accounts within days, the Irish Examiner has learned.

A pharmacy owner in West Cork has appeared before court on 173 charges of deception and false accounting on dates across a six-year period, allegedly involving more than €4m.

Gardaí in Clondalkin are appealing for information following a serious crash on the Naas Road heading out of Dublin.

The proprietors of Cork burger restaurant ‘Son of a Bun’ have said that they are ‘devastated’ by the temporary closure order served upon the business last week.


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The Juno space probe has arrived in orbit around Jupiter in a historic moment for astronomy after a five-year, 2.8bn kilometre voyage.

Donald Trump has again praised former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's ruthlessness, saying he killed terrorists "so good".


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While it’s not the most palatable sight to see no Kingdom forward inside their attacking half, they are thinking outside the box and trying something different, writes Mike Quirke.

Brian O’Driscoll has labelled Leinster’s decision to part company with Matt O’Connor last summer as “rash” as the province turns to World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry to support an inexperienced management setup.

EURO 2016

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Tonight’s Wales versus Portugal Euro 2016 semi-final meeting could bring further confirmation of what the tournament has suggested so far - that still rising Gareth Bale has now surpassed his older waning teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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


Sterling hit its lowest level against the euro since late October 2013, piling on the pressure for Irish exporters who sell into Britain, as markets again sold off in the wake of the UK’s Brexit decision to quit the EU.

It is very hard to believe that major employers who conduct a pan-European strategy will not now seek a hedge against whatever risk comes from the EU curtailing access to its enormous marketplace. That is where Ireland, and Cork, can matter.


Ukraine’s belief it was forging closer ties with the West was shaken by Brexit, but it remains a vital ally on the frontier between democracy and autocracy writes Erik Berglof.


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Festival Season has brought a level of madness to summer fashion. But there are ways of doing the festival circuit in style, explains Carolyn Moore


The somewhat unusual sport of wife-carrying is especially popular in Nordic countries and the small town of Sonkajärvi in Finland has played host for the world championships since 1992.


A man who e-mailed all 92 Football League clubs in England asking why he should support them could not have expected the reply he got from Everton.

A double dose of cataclysmic bad luck killed off the dinosaurs, new evidence appears to confirm.


GAMING: The LittleBigPlanet series has been closing some of its servers in Japan but that doesn't mean all games are doomed.

MOVIES: The Irish Film Institute has revealed some details of their new project, the IFI Player.

TECH: Aer Lingus has released a new mobile app, which should make the process of booking and checking in that much easier.


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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston seem unperturbed about any criticism of their public displays of affection.


Taoiseach Enda Kenny has suffered three blunders so far this week, and looks a weakened figure whose days are numbered, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.


Every parent eventually reaches that weird milestone where their children discover that their mother or father had a life before kids. For Cork musician John “Haggis” Hegarty it came this April, when his 17-year-old son walked in clutching a copy of the Irish Examiner.Emperor of Ice Cream: Cork band reunite for another scoop

Louis Theroux, best known for his TV documentaries, is, like the rest of us, being forced to improvise and so has started a podcast, Grounded with Louis Theroux.Podcast Corner: Louis Theroux and Ross Kemp zoom into action

Gavin James is preparing for what is probably the strangest challenge of his live-gigging career to date: performing to a sea of cars at his upcoming Live at the Drive In gigs.Gavin James: All revved up for drive-in gigs

The Government last week reminded anyone receiving the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP), put in place as an emergency response to layoffs made in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, that they could be liable for a tax bill at the end of the year.Making Cents: Working out if you will face a tax bill because of Covid-19 supports

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