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IRELAND

Independent ministers have told Government colleagues to review all Irish-based multinational company’s tax bills and ban any future Apple-type deals  in return for supporting plans to reject the €13bn EU ruling against the technology giant.

As Clodagh Hawe’s family prepare to bury her along with her children and her husband who killed them all earlier this week, Women’s Aid has revealed  how common it is for men to threaten to kill their partners and their children during domestic violence incidents.

Gardaí are alarmed at the threat from a  super-strong synthetic drug  after seizing its first large haul of the substance and after uncovering its spread from the heroin to cocaine market.

A tragedy similar to the deaths of a family of five in Buncrana last March could happen at Foynes pier  in the Shannon estuary if the pier remains in its current state and is not regularly cleaned, a senior member of the port town’s search and rescue service warned.

A teenager who missed seven weeks of his Leaving Certificate school year, in a bid to save his flood-hit home during last year’s devastating winter storms, has ambitions to develop a flood defence plan  for his community after qualifying for an engineering course.

WORLD 

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Melania Trump has filed a lawsuit against the Daily Mail and a Maryland blogger, saying the two published false statements about her.  The Daily Mail retracted its article, saying that it regretted any misinterpretation of it.

A light aircraft narrowly avoided a mid-air collision with eight parachutists,  an investigation has found.

SPORT

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Experience is everything. When Michael Fennelly pulled up in the All-Ireland semi-final replay with Waterford, it looked a serious injury, and so it proved:  the Kilkenny midfielder was out for the rest of the season with an achilles tendon problem. Scratch one big name for this weekend.

There was a touch of ‘out with old Robbie, in the new’  at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday, as the veteran Keane signed off with a trademark flourish and then, with his own exquisite free kick, rising star Brady signed in on the night with an equally characteristic strike.

BUSINESS

Sterling rose almost 1% against the euro yesterday as a survey of British factories suggested the UK was not heading into a steep slump  in the wake of the UK vote to quit the EU after all.

Pre-tax profits at Irish-owned pharmacy chain Sam McCauley last year rose by 53% to €2.98m.  Newly filed accounts show that the group’s revenues for the 12 months to the end of last September marginally increased from €74.16m to €74.78m.

LIFESTYLE

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With a No 1 single in King, and a headline slot at Electric Picnic, lYears & Years  are finally coming around to the fact they really are pop stars, writes Ed Power

ANALYSIS

Who holds the high moral ground in this  awful Apple mess?  Who can claim to be speaking without forked tongue, asks Michael Clifford

VIRAL

Are you all about the emojis, or is poetic prose important to you? Are you always trying to find the right words or do they flow from you like a great orator? Take our test and see if we can guess your age based on the vocabulary you use.

David Brown from Suffolk was recently in Ireland and visited a local ’hostelry’. A pub, in other words and he was so taken with the Wi-FI password, he felt compelled to write a letter to the Telegraph when he got home.

VIDEO

In the first two of four All-Ireland hurling final videos, Irish Examiner columnist Donal O'Grady assesses the big match tactics.  Donal has a surprise choice for man-marking duties on Kilkenny's match-winner Richie Hogan.

TECHNOW

GAMING: The PlayStation Plus titles for September have been announced and they're a pretty good bunch, if a bit dated.

MOVIES/TV: One thing that Game of Thrones probably doesn't need is adding more characters to the mix but in this case we'll make an exception- because it's Jim Broadbent!

TECH: Sony Mobile is out in force at IFA 2016 with large range of finished and still gestating products, including new additions to their smartphone range.

SHOWBIZ

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Last night here was a bigger star than Paddy Doherty. Well, much smaller, but with more fans. It was his eight-year-old granddaughter Margaret,  who Paddy was encouraging to stay in school for longer than many of her peers, who drop out at 11.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

As Clodagh Hawe’s family prepare to bury her along with her children and her husband who killed them all earlier this week, Women’s Aid has revealed  how common it is for men to threaten to kill their partners and their children during domestic violence incidents.


Lifestyle

It’s not what you have that makes you happy, it’s what you do. And what better time to be proactive than during the season of goodwill, says Margaret Jennings.Joy to the world: Strategies to increase your happiness during the season of goodwill

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