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A jury is due to be sworn in today to hear the trial of Anglo Irish Bank’s former chairman Sean Fitzpatrick. He is facing 27 offences under the 1990 Companies Act.

Sinn Féin has rejected claims that Gerry Adams ordered the murder of an IRA spy.

More than one in three people living in rural Ireland favour Simon Coveney as the next leader of Fine Gael.

Three infants, including five-month-old twins, were airlifted to hospital last night after suffering severe burns in what gardaí described as a domestic accident in West Cork.

There is widespread backing for Catholic priests to be allowed to marry and for allowing women to be ordained as priests, even among older people, according to an Irish Examiner opinion poll.

Commuters could be faced with more industrial action as Bus Éireann is due before the Workplace Relations Commission today.

The majority of parents would like mental health training, according to a new report.


Ahmad Khan Rahami vowed to martyr himself rather than be caught after setting off explosives in New York and New Jersey and hoped "the sounds of bombs will be heard in the streets", authorities said as they filed charges against him.

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The United States has blamed Russia for an overnight attack on an aid convoy that killed 20 civilians, as the United Nations announced it was suspending overland deliveries in Syria, jeopardising food and medical security for millions of besieged and hard-to-reach civilians.


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Clare County Board were last night in talks with Davy Fitzgerald as he prepared to step down as manager after five years.

Rassie Erasmus believes Munster’s new world class High Performance Centre can be a major recruitment tool for the province as they bid to rejoin the European rugby elite.


A leading economic think-tank has said next month’s budget should contain no tax cuts and only focus on expenditure measures that can “improve the potential growth of the economy”.

Ryanair’s auxiliary revenues soared to €1.57bn last year despite the Irish airline being without a car rental vendor for part of the year.

The country’s auctioneers representative group, IPAV, has called for a €10,000 deposit subsidy scheme to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder.


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An event at the RDS will gather speakers to address a range of issues relevant to young people.


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Oliver Stone’s film ‘Snowden’ may change US public opinion and garner support to pardon the whistleblower, who performed a public service in the public interest.


A post by Redditor, DaveFlanagan, has asked an interesting question on reddit. Listing a few criteria to determine the most remote point in the country, Dave surmised in his blog that a boggy hillside in the Nephin Beg mountains in Co. Mayo, fits the bill.

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If you’re new to the world of Terry Crews, this is a great place to start. The former NFL player and star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is known for his supreme physique and sense of humour, but did you know the man whose credits include Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs can also pop it and lock it?


Kerry should “declare war” on Japanese knotweed, a council meeting in Tralee has been told.


GAMING: For Honor had a closed alpha test this past weekend and it managed to draw in the largest numbers of users ever for Ubisoft.

MOVIES/TV: Those Marvel shows on Netflix just keep getting better, with Jessica Jones upping the ante started with Daredevil. Now Luke Cage is bringing things to the next level.

TECH: The iPhone 7 is out there in the wild, and people are checking out how it stands up to daily abuse with drop tests and making sure that all important water proofing is working as it should.


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Billy Bob Thornton remained tight-lipped about his ex-wife Angelina Jolie’s divorce as he honoured actress Kathy Bates on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


IF YOU live in Cork, Limerick, or Galway and think the Dublin Bus strike doesn’t affect you; fear not, it will.


These are the nail hues to choose this season, says Katie Wright.Perfectly polished: 5 autumn/winter nail trends you’ll actually want to wear

This early 19th-century table is one of a number of Irish lots at Sotheby’s Style, Furniture and Ceramics sale in New York on Thursday (October 24).Irish lots poised to add bite to Big Apple sale

Something for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon, says Des O’SullivanSomething for all at Hegarty’s auction in Bandon

Des O’Sullivan gives a preview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in DublinPreview of the Irish selection on offer at two sales in Dublin

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