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A suspect in the shootings in Dallas which left four police officers dead is exchanging gunfire with officers, the city's police chief said.


Fine Gael TDs last night called for Enda Kenny to set out his timeline for stepping down as Taoiseach as early as the summer recess.

Crisis-hit suicide charity Console will be wound up within days after it was decided it cannot continue to operate due to the financial scandal engulfing the organisation.

Jim Carrey has said it is a "shame" that details of his ex-girlfriend's private life have been released to the public in the wake of her death by suicide.

Three people are facing criminal charges after it was confirmed a teenager died after taking the powerful psycho-stimulant drug N-Bomb at a house party in Cork City this year.

It was like winning the lottery twice over for Craig Shearer when he and his Dublin Bus colleagues collected their €23.8m EuroMillions jackpot in Dublin yesterday.



A Minnesota officer fatally shot a man in a car with a woman and a child, an official said, and authorities are looking into whether the aftermath was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video, which shows a woman in a vehicle with a man whose shirt appears to be soaked in blood telling the camera “police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason.”

British interior minister Theresa May and eurosceptic rival Andrea Leadsom emerged as the two candidates who will battle to become Britain’s next prime minister and lead the country out of the EU.


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Last Sunday considerably raised the stakes for this Sunday. Victory for Tipperary or Waterford means not just a Munster title but also sidestepping an All-Ireland semi-final with Kilkenny (presuming the All-Ireland quarter-final is negotiated, which is not to be presumed).

A change of heart could pay massive dividends for Graeme McDowell after the former US Open champion survived a windswept opening day of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

EURO 2016

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This was the night when France began to heal before our very eyes, a night when La Marseillaise was sung louder than it has ever been sung, a night when Antoine Griezmann became a national hero — and when Les Bleus dramatically and deservedly reached the final of Euro 2016.

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


Introducing a zero Vat rate on new home builds would help solve the country’s chronic housing shortage and support economic development, according to the lord mayor of Cork.

UK property funds with about £18bn (€21bn) of assets froze withdrawals as investors sought to dump real estate holdings in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the EU.


With its own TDs proclaiming Enda Kenny and his new, old deputy James Reilly as dead men walking, Fine Gael is in open revolt. It’s just a matter of when Kenny — stubborn, vengeful, but isolated — decides to depart, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell


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Mark Evans reports on the hazards in the home that can result in devastating injuries for children


Our hurling analyst tackles two key issues ahead of Sunday’s Munster hurling final.


Family friends of a little girl from Wicklow who has been struck down with a rare illness have set up a fund to help with her family's living expenses.

Peeling spuds is one of the more time-consuming tasks in the kitchen but this 12-year-old didn’t let the time spent go to waste.


GAMING: Capcom today announced that Resident Evil 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 30.

MOVIES: Game of Thrones’ seventh season could premiere later than its typical March/April slot as production looks set to be pushed back so that the weather more closely resembles that of Winter in Westeros.

TECH: The days of the humble yet pretty darn mighty microSD might just be numbered, with the launch of Samsung's Universal Flash Storage.


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Actor George Takei has said it is “really unfortunate” that his Star Trek character is revealed as gay in the latest big screen adaptation.


A suspect in the shootings in Dallas which left four police officers dead is exchanging gunfire with officers, the city's police chief said.


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