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IRELAND

The Government is split over plans to appeal the European Commission ruling that technology giant Apple owes the State €13bn in tax amid a growing public backlash over the position.

Gardaí are investigating a possible confession note left by Alan Hawe, 40, at the scene of the Cavan murder-suicide.

Olympic Council of Ireland president Patrick Hickey was released from prison in Brazil last night after nearly two weeks in custody.

A total of 50 personal injury legal actions have been lodged against the State over the use of the controversial anti-malaria drug, Lariam, by Defence Forces personnel.

The wife of one of Ireland’s richest men, JP McManus, has been stopped in her tracks, for now, from further extending a family home on a ‘millionaires’ row’ in Dublin 4.

WORLD 

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Donald Trump will make a surprise trip to Mexico to meet the country's president hours before delivering a highly-anticipated speech on immigration.

Islamic State has said that its spokesman and senior commander has been killed while overseeing military operations in northern Syria.

SPORT

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There are only a few certainties in this life; night always follows day, taxes have to be paid, and it’s always the referee’s fault when you lose a tight game.

Donncha O’Callaghan has admitted lining out for Worcester Warriors against Munster on Friday was one of the most ‘emotional’ nights of an incredible career.

BUSINESS

Lidl has emerged as one of the big beneficiaries from the much-threatened cross-border shopping exodus failing to materialise in the Irish grocery market in the aftermath of the recent Brexit vote.

There are some strange things going on in financial markets around the world at present. 

LIFESTYLE

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If you’ve felt fashion has become like a uniform of late, this could be your season. The September issues of the big fashion mags want us to unleash our inner creativity, writes Carolyn Moore

ANALYSIS

Bereaved mother calls on the government to change laws on partner’s access to mental health treatment, writes Joe Leogue.

VIRAL

We have compiled a list of things you definitely took for granted before you travelled without your parents

Last week Malissa Sergent Lewis spotted a bin bag on the road. She noticed that the bag was moving and immediately stopped to investigate.

VIDEO

Guests at a wedding in County Derry were treated to ‘The A-Team’ of headline acts when Ed Sheeran joined Snow Patrol to perform live for the bride and groom’s first dance.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Gran Turismo Sport was gearing up for a PS4 exclusive release in November, now it's not.

MOVIES: That Justice League trailer was a pretty good sneak peek at what the film has in store, now it's extra weird thanks to the internet.

TECH: Apple will be holding an event on the 7th of September.

SHOWBIZ

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Singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

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The Government is split over plans to appeal the European Commission ruling that technology giant Apple owes the State €13bn in tax amid a growing public backlash over the position.


Lifestyle

It’s the personal stories from Bruce Springsteen that turn his new ‘Western Stars’ documentary into something special, the director tells Esther McCarthy.Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars documentary more than just a music film

Apart from the several variations in its spelling in Irish and English, Inishtubbrid, Co Clare is also recognised by three other names: Wall’s Island; O’Grady’s Island and Inishtubber which surely puts it up there as the island with most names — not counting say Inisvickillane, Co Kerry which has about 33 variations to that spelling.The Islands of Ireland: In search of tranquility

More and more communities and volunteers are taking on environmental tasks around the country. In Clonmel, Co Tipperary, for example, people have united to get rid of Himalayan balsam, an invasive plant, from the banks of the River Suir.‘Bashing’ invasive plants

Halloween has become a consumer fest in recent years but there are a number of ways to reduce costs and waste — and make itHappy sustainable Halloween: Don’t be horrified with the waste at Halloween

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