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IRELAND

Console’s interim chief executive David Hall has called an emergency meeting with the group’s staff today to tell them services may be wound up immediately, due to alleged Government failure to solve the charity’s financial crisis.

A “rattled and shaken” Taoiseach Enda Kenny had his leadership called into question for the first time in six years by angry Fine Gael TDs and senators last night.

A new opinion poll shows support for Fianna Fáil is at its highest point in the last eight years.

Many children whose parents are heavy drinkers grow up worrying about their siblings’ health and safety, while others report being unable to sleep at night because of parents’ partying or recount being verbally and physically abused by drunk parents, according to the Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children 

A major investigation has been launched after medical waste including tablets, urine specimen bottles, and used syringes — some clearly displaying the names of patients — washed up on the shores of Cork harbour.

WORLD 

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Tony Blair has voiced “more sorrow, regret, and apology than you may ever know or can believe” for his role in the invasion of Iraq.

Jeremy Corbyn has seized on the Chilcot report as backing his assertion that the Iraq War was an act of military aggression based on a deliberate misrepresentation of the facts. 

SPORT

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Jamie Barron admits inter-county players’ career paths are dictated by their hurling aspirations. The in-form Waterford midfielder makes no secret of the fact hurlers are choosing occupations to complement what they hope to achieve in county colours.

Many times in her career, Fionnuala McCormack has had to grin and bear as she dealt with the bitter taste of fourth place at a major championships, but this time it was clear she had enough.

EURO 2016

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The numbers were always stacked against Wales in Lyon last night but Chris Coleman’s men still return home as heroes today, albeit ultimately heroic in failure after manfully battling to defeat by one of European football’s most successful ever teams.

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

BUSINESS

Stock markets investors should avoid Europe-wide shares for the time being, Merion Capital has warned, though a very small handful of Irish companies, including Fyffes and Irish Residential Properties REIT, may offer some shelter from further storms ahead.

Sterling’s plunge against the dollar isn’t over yet, according to three of the world’s top currency traders.

ANALYSIS

What is our problem with a woman deciding for herself? If we legalise abortion, the only arbiter of when it is accessed must be the pregnant woman. Any other kind of abortion law is disgraceful, demeaning, unenforceable, and fundamentally dishonest.

LIFESTYLE

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A priest has published a memoir as a way of raising urgent truths about the Church he has served for 60 years, writes Helen O’Callaghan 

VIDEO

Renowned worldwide for their razor-sharp wit and cutting sense of humour, Corkonians are getting their very own comedy festival.

VIRAL

Yesterday James Kavanagh took to his Facebook page to break the news to his followers that his Snapchat account had been hijacked.

This photo, taken by Karen Lynch, shows a speeding van pulled over by some hard-working officers. It is suggested that in the irony of all ironies, the van is getting a speeding ticket for driving outside the local limit.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The developers of Evolve have an announcement up their sleeves. A countdown timer is currently ticking away on the Evolve website, indicating that an announcement is incoming.

MOVIES: Ash vs Evil Dead actually happened, and the first season was a whole mess of fun - and now there's more on the way.

TECH: Drones are a big deal these days, and drone racing is just starting to take off.

SHOWBIZ

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The band that helped catapult Prince to international superstardom is reuniting in his memory.

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A “rattled and shaken” Taoiseach Enda Kenny had his leadership called into question for the first time in six years by angry Fine Gael TDs and senators last night.


Lifestyle

Rower Philip Doyle believes there is no gain without pain when it comes to training. “You have to break a body down to build it up,” says the 27-year-old matter of factly.Irish rower Philip Doyle: 'You have to break a body down to built it up'

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Eve Kelliher consults a Munster designer to find out what our future residences, offices and businesses will look likeHow pandemic life is transforming homes and workplaces

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