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IRELAND

Higher income earners will initially get enhanced social welfare payments if they lose their jobs, under plans being developed by Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin favours a coalition with Labour after the next general election, he has strongly suggested.

Almost a decade after the three-storey former bed and breakfast on the city’s Western Rd was earmarked by addiction treatment charity Cuan Mhuire for development as a post- addiction step-down facility for homeless men, the property is still lying idle. It has never been opened.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said a united Ireland is not the only option he is willing to consider in terms of the future of the North.

Two Irish teachers have been catapulted to celebrity status in India thanks to a bizarre chain of events involving the Donegal football team and an honourable rickshaw driver.

WORLD 

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A suicide bomber who blew himself up after being turned away from a music festival in southern Germany was a Syrian man who had been denied asylum.

US Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has warned that people from countries such as France, which he says are compromised by terrorism, may be subjected to “extreme vetting” to deter attacks in the US.

SPORT

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How did this not go in!? This goalie produces a save that’s been going viral.

Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald admitted that Ger Loughnane’s scathing post-Leinster final criticism of Galway did his team no favours yesterday.

BUSINESS

Improving the existing N20 Cork to Limerick road should be an “immediate priority” for government as part of a wider effort to improve transport links across the island of Ireland.

There are an estimated 6,000 drones in Ireland with a small number of farmers already using them to check on tillage crops and sheep flocks, saving time and costs.

LIFESTYLE

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From having a drink to kissing in public, a new app contains all sorts of advice on what to avoid in certain countries, writes Áilín Quinlan

ANALYSIS

Terrorist attacks, a military coup, EU disintegration, the rise of the far right, demise of political credibility — all amid mass migration, economic volatility, and deep divisions in the US. Caroline O’Doherty asks what’s going on and what does it mean for life as we know it?

VIDEO

Global gaming phenomenon Pokémon Go has taken over this summer and is rapidly driving kids (and plenty of grown-ups) insane. Still not up to speed? Here’s everything you need to know — from Abra to Drowzee.

VIRAL

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If you've ever spent two weeks of your summer at an Irish College, there is no doubting you had a fantastic time. This video might just bring back some fond memories of your time learning a few cúpla focail.

This is the heart-warming moment an 11-year-old boy reads a braille invitation and finds out he’s going on holiday to Orlando.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The release of Hello Games' No Man's Sky will be along in just a few short weeks, and we're going to go ahead and admit that we still don't really know what it's all about.

MOVIES: Matt Damon is back doing the action thing in Jason Bourne, almost a decade after this last appearance, and Dory is getting herself lost to get found again in Pixar's latest. [url=[url=http://www.irishexaminer.com/technow/movies/at-irish-cinemas-july-29th-412108.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=newsbriefing]]Here are our latest movie reviews[/url].

TECH: HP is reportedly linking up with HTC to provide PCs specifically for use with the HTC Vive.

SHOWBIZ

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Jennifer Lopez celebrated turning 47 with a star-studded birthday bash that included two celebrities who have both had recent feuds with Taylor Swift.

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Even in the drug-filled, debauched annals of the rock and roll memoir, Mark Lanegan's Sing Backwards And Weep stands out.Mark Lanegan: Drugs, Liam Gallagher and me

Donal Dineen was the man who first brought David Gray and many other emerging artists to our ears. He’s had a lower profile in recent years, but has returned with a new podcast, writes Eoghan O’SullivanDonal Dineen: Pushing the buttons on a new podcast

Is there are science to back up some of the folklore we have grown up with?Appliance of Science: If a cow sits down does that mean it will rain?

This time last year Whiddy Island in West Cork was bustling with people who had caught the ferry for the short trip from Bantry to ramble the island’s boreens as part of the Bantry Walking Festival. Not so this year.Islands of Ireland: Whiddy in the same boat

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