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IRELAND

A family wiped out, a community laid waste by grief, a house within whose walls lies the answer to what motivated the killer in an horrific murder-suicide that claimed the lives of five.

Post mortems will be carried out today on the bodies of five members of the same family who were found dead after a murder suicide in Co Cavan yesterday.

A judge in Rio last night ordered the release from prison of Pat Hickey.

Gary and Paul O’Donovan received a hero’s welcome back in West Cork last night as thousands of people lined the streets to watch an open top bus parade, with Skibbereen in full Italia ’90 mode by the time it pulled into the Fairfield.

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were among those who paid their final respects to former tánaiste and businessman, Peter Barry, at his Requiem Mass yesterday.

The winner of the Rose of Tralee has moved to defuse criticism of the festival, saying it is not designed to “celebrate the ambitions and political beliefs of the modern day Irish woman”.

WORLD 

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A British man who was critically injured as he tried to save a fellow backpacker as she was stabbed in a knife attack in Australia has died, police said.

Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, announced she is separating from former Representative Anthony Weiner following a report he again exchanged sexually charged messages with another woman.

SPORT

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Robbie Keane gave his final pre-match press conference as an Irish player at FAI headquarters.

Classic-winning trainer David Wachman is to retire at the end of the season.

BUSINESS

The IDA has insisted Ireland remains an attractive location for overseas workers, despite new research showing the country has slipped alarmingly down the pecking order in a global league table of desireable move locations for expatriates.

Herbalife shares rose yesterday after billionaire Carl Icahn bought more than 2.3m shares in the nutrition company.

LIFESTYLE

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The realisation that an elderly relative can no longer be cared for properly at home can be a difficult time for both the individual involved and their families. Choosing the right nursing home can feel overwhelming but there is help available for families making the important decision

ANALYSIS

Today marks 175 years since the Irish Examiner, then known as the Cork Examiner, was first published.

VIRAL

Three 11-year-old girls are challenging the patriarchy with their website Girls United – “because girls are more than just cute and cuddly”.

Conjoined twins who had a low chance of survival are now preparing to go to school for the first time.

VIDEO

Olympic rowing heroes Gary and Paul O’Donovan went back to where it all began yesterday, telling a press conference at Skibbereen Rowing Club that they left their medals on the kitchen table on getting home and how the welcome they have received has taken them by surprise.

TECHNOW

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt may be a long way away from its May 2015 release date but that doesn't mean developers CD Project RED are done with it yet with a major new patch on the way.

SHOWBIZ

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Gene Wilder, the star of children's favourite Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, has died aged 83.

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A family wiped out, a community laid waste by grief, a house within whose walls lies the answer to what motivated the killer in an horrific murder-suicide that claimed the lives of five.


Lifestyle

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Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance to a woman who’s unsure how to manage her mother’s dying wishes.Ask a counsellor: ‘Is it appropriate to notify my mother’s friends of her death by email?’

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