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IRELAND

The remains of one of Ireland’s finest Georgian villas could face demolition  after it was gutted in a suspected arson attack.

Consumers face higher insurance prices if “excessive” personal injury payouts  — sometimes three times higher than those in England and Wales for similar injuries — are not tackled, a business group has warned.

Gardaí are continuing to investigate a fatal road accident  in Co Kildare yesterday. 

The IFA wants the Government to give farmers more time to  pay their tax bills.  The Irish Farmers Association will later reveal its Budget submission for next year.

Nearly a third of callers to a helpline for teenagers have suicidal thoughts,  are suffering abuse, or are self- harming, it has emerged.

WORLD 

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At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack at a centre for disabled people  near Tokyo last night - Japan's worst mass killing in generations.

America's first lady has joined Bernie Sanders to make an impassioned plea for Democrats  to get behind Hillary Clinton's bid to be the nation's next president.

SPORT

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The GPA could make as much as €7.5m per annum from their new funding agreement..

Sam Allardyce has offered Wayne Rooney no assurances  over his role in the new England set-up, admitting Manchester United manage Jose Mourinho could hold the key to his future.

BUSINESS

A Co Mayo law firm representing hundreds of claimants has become the first in Europe  to have a case relating to the global Volkswagen emissions scandal heard in court.

Nintendo shares plunged by the most since 1990 after the company said the financial benefits  from the worldwide hit Pokémon Go will be limited.

LIFESTYLE

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Richard Fitzpatrick selects aneclectic mix of summer reading options

ANALYSIS

Hilary Clinton, who will be the first female candidate for the White House, has been accused of being too ambitious in her lust for power. How else would she have got this far,  asks Jocelyn Noveck

VIDEO

The remains of one of Ireland’s finest Georgian villas could face demolition  after it was gutted in a suspected arson attack.

VIRAL

This dad pulled off a lovely birthday surprise for his baseball-loving son and the video has since gone viral. 

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Were you recently a visitor to the Donegal County Museum but left thinking you might have forgotten something? You might have done just that...

TECHNOW

GAMING: Hello Games has revealed that you won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play No Man's Sky.

MOVIES/TV: The latest trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie sees the caped crusader tasked with being a responsible adult and caring for the orphan that he's taken in.

TECH: Samsung is to release a limited-edition Edge Olympic version of the mobile to accompany the launch of the Rio 16 Olympics this summer.

SHOWBIZ

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The final episode of Big Brother will air on Tuesday night  after a dramatic series that saw two housemates walk out just days before the end and another two evicted without fanfare.

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At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack at a centre for disabled people  near Tokyo last night - Japan's worst mass killing in generations.


Lifestyle

Kim Sheehan is an opera singer from Crosshaven, Co Cork, and is this year’s recipient of the Jane Anne Rothwell Award from Cork Midsummer Festival.A Question of Taste: Cork opera singer, Kim Sheehan

Developed in Ireland by Dublin-based indie gaming house Dreamfeel, If Found follows university graduate Kasio as she returns to Achill, Co Mayo, from the big city.'If Found' is a nice discovery for Irish video-game scene

B-Side the Leeside: Cork's Greatest Records - Giordaí Ua Laoghaire tells Don O’Mahony about the offbeat outfit who created some of the most innovative music on the Irish scene in the 1990sB-Side the Leeside: Ciddy Hall - A quirky slice of creativity

More time indoors is a chance to consider how we buy for our homes without being slaves to fleeting trends, writes Carol O’CallaghanMore time at home offers a chance to consider how we buy for our interiors

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