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IRELANDMinister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton has warned that no further offers will be made to ASTI teachers after they rejected the latest round of proposals.

IRELANDGalway man David Walsh has successfully sued his stepmother for a one sixth share of a €3.3m lottery win.

IRELANDBus Éireann's Acting CEO Ray Hernan has said that the company is "more than willing to hear any alternative proposals they have for achieving savings of €30m" after unions announced plans for an all-out strike earlier today.

IRELANDStephen Donnelly has joined Fianna Fáil just months after leaving the Social Democrats. He was unveiled as the party's newest recruit and Brexit spokesman today.

WORLDRepublicans have suspended Senate committee rules to muscle through President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency toward a confirmation vote after Democrats boycotted a meeting.

WORLDA 20-year-old Irish girl, working as an Au-Pair in France, has alleged that she was drugged and raped by her employer.

SPORTAndrew Trimble has failed to beat his groin problem so Keith Earls will start on the wing in Ireland's RBS 6 Nations opener in Scotland.

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SHOWBIZRussell Brand has said he wishes he had become a father at a younger age, after welcoming his first child – a daughter – into the world in November.

VIRAL: Australia has a pretty easygoing reputation, there’s no denying it. Which is probably why this latest revelation comes as a bit of a shock: 25 minutes into a phone call, Donald Trump apparently abruptly hung up on Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull.

FEATUREOscar night is nearly upon us and there have been a few surprises — and some apparent snubs — in the shortlist, says Esther McCarthy.



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