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A lorry loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove on to a pavement for more than a mile, ploughing through Bastille Day revellers in the French resort city of Nice and killing at least 80 people before police shot dead the driver.

  • France's interior minister says at least 80 dead, including children
  • Driver shot dead by police
  • Sylvie Toffin, local authority press officer, has said the incident was deliberate
  • The terrorist character (of the attack) cannot be denied, says President
  • Fire at Eiffel Tower due to fireworks, incidents not connected
  • Irish Embassy in Paris says Irish citizens in Nice may contact them at 0144176700

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World leaders expressed dismay, sadness and solidarity with France over the Nice attack, carried out by a man who drove a lorry into crowds of people celebrating France's national day, killing at least 80 people.


The Minister of State with Responsibility for Disabilities Finian McGrath says he was appalled at what he saw on an RTÉ Investigates programme last night. The programme revealed that a previously reported case, in which a young woman with intellectual disabilities was left in a care setting in Waterford, was not an isolated incident.

Charities will be required to report their annual activities and finances to the Charities Regulator under the body's latest Strategic Statement.

The results of a HSE audit into suicide charity Console are expected to be published later this morning.

Car insurance premiums increased dramatically by almost 40% within the last year, as motorists struggle to afford to keep their vehicles on the road.


Theresa May has carried out a cull of some of David Cameron’s closest allies in a shake-up of the UK government which saw promotions for women and Brexiteers.

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The US presidential race is tied going into the major parties’ national conventions and Democrat Hillary Clinton has been damaged by the FBI investigation into her email use while secretary of state, a new opinion poll showed.


Cork football selector Eoin O’Neill has described management’s decision to draft Aidan Walsh and Alan Cadogan onto the panel midway through the championship an “educated gamble”.

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A good night that almost went down as one of the greats. Sweden proved to be a happy hunting ground for Cork in the noughties with a win over Malmo and a draw at Djurgardens, and John Caulfield’s side came within seven minutes of aping those standout results in front of 2,022 fans in Gothenburg.


The Bank of England wrong-footed investors by keeping interest rates on hold, but held out the prospect of a stimulus package soon to help the economy cope with Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

The world’s largest oil traders are scraping the bottom of the barrel in search of their next big opportunity.


Enda Kenny’s detractors are standing down for the moment but as sure as day follows night, as one TD said, they will be back seeking regime change in Fine Gael when the next chance presents itself, writes Juno McEnroe


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Targeting of the all- female cast of a new movie is a symptom of a wider misogyny, writes Áilín Quinlan


A new adult-only ice cream van is hitting the streets this summer – and best of all it’s free! The boozy ice creams even come with a bouncer to make sure the kids don’t interrupt the fun.

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Prince Harry joined the campaign to raise awareness of HIV testing by undergoing a test himself at St Thomas hospital in London on Facebook Live.


GAMING: Pokemon Go is now out in the UK, which joins German, the US, Australia and New Zealand on the list of places with the official app.

MOVIES: The Primetime Emmy Awards, that's TV's Oscars basically, will be taking place on the Spetember 18 and the nominations have just been announced.

TECH: After some months of speculation Samsung pretty much confirmed that their next Note smartphone will skip a number to be called the Note 7 - likely to fall into line with the release of the Galaxy S7 rather than seeming like a generation behind.


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Coronation Street’s Kylie Platt will die in the arms of her husband in Friday’s episode. ITV has released sneak preview photos of the troubled mum, played by Paula Lane, which show her last dramatic moments on the cobbles.


If you were to ask a Cork person to describe a landmark of the city, they would name Shandon Steeple, or Micheal O'Regan, the man affectionately known as the 'Echo Man'. Filmmaker Patrick Corr has highlighted Michael in his latest video, which is as much an ode to Cork as it is to one of Cork's most beloved sons.


A Spectacular 28.86-carat ring, the largest D-colour diamond ever offered online, will come up at Christie's Jewels in New York from June 16-30.High value diamond adds serious sparkle to online sale

A whiff of new normality is in the air, writes Des O'SullivanAntiques: How to put a post-lockdown world in the frame

Buy everything on Michelle Darmody’s list and create five meals.One List, Five Meals: Irish stew with a twist; Yellow Pepper Omelette

‘There are two of us, in it together’From Chestnut to Sage - how family food businesses, real labours of love, are coping with Covid

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