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All prisoners will be given a medical card on the day they leave prison  as part of a new agreement between the HSE and the Irish Prison Service (IPS).

Consumers are set to benefit from an energy price war  after Electric Ireland announced a 5% cut in residential gas prices.

Irish Water customers who are owed rebates for using less than their quota of water,  or for having undrinkable supplies, can still claim their money back.

The family of a coastguard volunteer who died in a search operation have remembered her as an inspirational hero.  Relatives, friends, and staff from the emergency services paid respects to Caitríona Lucas at her funeral at St Brigid’s Church, Liscannor, Co Clare.

Insurance companies should not be allowed dictate reform processes without evidence,  insists an industry expert.

Homelessness and drugs use has reached unprecedented levels  on our streets according to a new report. 


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Hillary Clinton has told supporters she's "doing great"  - as she returns to campaigning for the US presidency after recovering from pneumonia.

The EU must take a "brutally honest"  assessment of its problems, according to the president of the European Council.


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Dundalk have made history by becoming the first Irish teamto earn a point  in the group stages of a European football competition,

Jose Mourinho bemoaned an offside goal  after Manchester United’s Europa League campaign got off to a losing start against Feyenoord last night.


The value of goods exported by Irish businesses fell by €1.15bn  in July from June as the effects of Brexit began to be felt across the Irish Sea.

Britain is now expected to narrowly dodge a mild recession  that was widely predicted after the country voted to leave the EU, but the UK government will still need to add fiscal stimulus to support growth, a Reuters poll has found.


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A hundred years after his birth, Roald Dahl will have a festival held in his honour in Cardiff.  Ed Power looks at how his brand of dark humour won over kids


A safe enough gambit is that Enda Kenny’s ego is telling him he is the only man for the job,   writes Alison O’Connor.


Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland star, Phillip Mulryne, is now embarking on a very different way of life and is just one year away from becoming a Catholic priest  n the Dominican Order. The midfielder made 27 appearances for Northern Ireland, scoring three goals, and played five times in the United first team.

Being the king or queen of capitals was an honour of some standing in the classroom, placing you in such esteemed company as the best spelling and times table students. See if you retained  all that knowledge through the years and give this Playbuzz quiz a go.


Pep v Jose - it's the battle that is dominating the Premier League, even at this early stage.   After the Manchester Derby, it's advantage Guardiola after City's 2-1 win over Mourinho's United.


GAMING: Skateboard company, The Berrics, is the latest to get  behind the push  to get EA to create a new Skate game with a topical campaign slogan.

MOVIES/TV: Netflix has a lot of top notch original programming but they can't all continue forever, with the news today that Bloodline has been cancelled.  from Screen Junkies.

TECH: Virtual Reality is here, and it's bringing your entertainment to life like never before.  The latest project is a collaboration between seminal band Queen and the powers of Google to create a 360 experience of the classic track Bohemian Rhapsody.


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There have been jumpers made, murals painted and even donuts dedicated to the Repeal The 8th amendment campaign, and now a new video is going viral.  Directed by IFTA Award Winner Dave Tynan, stars like Love/Hate’s Aoibhinn McGinnity and Ripper Street’s Charlene McKenna have come together to promote the campaign.


Like every good communicator,  Jim Forbes was always listening,  writes Tony Leen


John’s chairs will last a lifetime, but he is also passing on his knowledge to a new generation, writes Ellie O’Byrne.Made in Munster: The ancient art of súgán-making is woven into Irish family history

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