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IRELAND

A charity which awarded €1.64m in top-ups to senior staff has continued to defend them even with mounting political pressure for the money to be repaid.

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins has told the High Court “bullying and harassment” of her was led by politicians on the Dáil public accounts committee and resulted in her becoming convinced “my death would solve the problem”.

Fine Gael members turned on each other last night as deputy leader James Reilly accused rebel TDs of using him as a “punchbag” and “proxy” in order to get to Enda Kenny.

Former politician Ivor Callely is being sued in the Circuit Civil Court by a tenant who claims he locked her out of the Chinese restaurant she ran from one of his properties.

A Traveller family has vowed to resist any attempts to force their removal from a site in Cork City after a standoff with armed gardaí yesterday.

Members of the band Kodaline were among the mourners of Kilkenny teenager Ciara Lawlor who died attending their gig in Dublin at the weekend.

WORLD 

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David Cameron signed off as British prime minister with advice for successor Theresa May to keep the UK “as close to the European Union as possible”.

French president François Hollande’s hairdresser is paid a gross salary by the state of €9,895 a month.

SPORT

Kevin O’Donovan’s blueprint is largely similar to a document recently formulated by the sub-committee] which the coaching officer resigned from on Tuesday evening, county board chairman Ger Lane has claimed.

FAI chief executive John Delaney is satisfied Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane are committed to seeing Ireland through the upcoming World Cup qualifying campaign.

BUSINESS

Irish-linked exploration stocks wavered yesterday after leading international energy research and consultancy group Wood Mackenzie warned most major conventional oil projects risk being delayed or cancelled if global prices remain at or below $50 a barrel.

Bombardier is targeting a major European aircraft order as the next step in the recovery of its C Series programme following a $5.6bn (€5bn) sale to Delta Air Lines that helped turn around the jetliner’s prospects.

ANALYSIS

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According World Heritage status would reflect the importance of this south-west corner of the country as the place where globalisation began, writes Alexander Gillespie

LIFESTYLE

Coillte spends €450k a year cleaning up litter. We meet the contractor who’s out to bust the dumpers. Are bin charges to blame?

VIDEO

The head of a historic secondary school which was engulfed by fire said they hope to resume classes as planned within weeks.

VIRAL

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A special companion has missed out on his holiday after being left behind by his little owner at Cork Airport.

The referendum is done and dusted and now we can take a step back and think about the wider consequences of the UK’s decision.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The extremely massive gaming empire known as Ubisoft is getting ready to celebrate its 30th anniversary, and we still don't know how to pronounce it.

MOVIES: Liam Neeson has the right voice for his latest film, A Monster Calls, and the trailer looks like a spectacular adaptation.

TECH: The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will more than likely be revealed in September 2016 and set the world alight, as is the way of things when it comes to new Apple products.

SHOWBIZ

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An electric atmosphere and pulsating crowd filled the tent for the final night of the music marathon that was Cork’s Live At The Marquee 2016.

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Man United have been ranked fifth in Forbes magazine's list of the world's 50 most valuable sports teams.


Lifestyle

Harpers from Cork and beyond have been making the most of online interaction, and a 240-strong ensemble will perform O’Carolan’s ‘Fanny Power’ this weekend, writes Pet O’Connell.Harps for Hope makes online connections to form 240-strong ensemble

A revamp of Disco Pigs may be on hold, but Corcadorca have developed a new socially-distant work for the residents of various housing estates around Cork, writes Marjorie Brennan.Disco Pigs on hold but Corcadorca to go live for Cork Midsummer

Bernard Wilson has written a children’s book about Mary Elmes, the Cork woman who helped to save hundreds of youngsters from Second World War concentration camps. Rowena Walsh reportsMiss Mary to the rescue: How a Cork women saved hundreds from concentration camps

My teeth have become sensitive lately and the pain can be intense. I’ve swapped my normal toothpaste for a ‘sensitive’ version but it hasn’t made a difference. What would you suggest?Natural health: My sensitive teeth are causing intense pain

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