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IRELANDA judge has issued a hard-hitting warning to anyone who misleads a public inquiry into allegations Garda chiefs orchestrated a smear campaign against a high-profile whistleblower.

IRELANDGardaí have upgraded the inquiry into the death of an elderly man in Waterford to murder.

IRELANDIt is reported today that dozens of schools have received letters from the government, notifying them of their 'surplus staff'.

WORLDDonald Trump's choice to be US navy secretary has said he is withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests.

WORLDNorth Korea has executed five senior security officials for making false reports to leader Kim Jong Un, according to South Korea's intelligence agency.

BUSINESSRetailer SuperValu said that it plans to add 190 jobs to its network with the opening of three new stores this year.

SPORTCork chairman Ger Lane says the county may have to change the scheduling policy for their club championships on the basis of Saturday’s Congress motions to introduce the ‘Super 8’ All-Ireland senior football championships and August All-Ireland finals.

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SHOWBIZMoonlight has been awarded the best picture Oscar after La La Land was handed it in an unprecedented mix-upThe accountancy firm which oversees the results of the Oscars, PwC, has apologised and said Warren Beatty was given the wrong envelope. Here are all the winners.

VIRAL: It's official, the classic Nokia 3310 is making a comeback. The updated version of the 3310 features the classic mobile game snake and a month-long stand-by battery life.

FEATUREOn this day in 1997, divorce was legalised in Ireland. Jonathan deBurca Butler looks at how we’ve fared since.



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