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IRELAND: A man has died and two others were injured in a crash in east Cork. Gardaí are investigating the fatal crash on the N25 Midleton to Castlemartyr Road at Two Mile Inn at 10.45am this morning.
IRELAND: The Government's plan to provide mortgages for first-time buyers with lower interest rates than the main commercial banks has been met with criticism.
IRELAND: Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath says he would not be able to support the removal of the 8th Amendment with access to abortion up to 12 weeks, describing it as ’a step too far.’
IRELAND: Gardaí have launched an investigation after more than €70,000 worth of drugs, believed to be cocaine, was discovered at the offices of a fire station in Munster.
SPORTS: World Cup winner, ex-England captain and Blackpool great Jimmy Armfield has died at the age of 82.
BUSINESS: Growing inequality resulted in 82% of new global wealth going to the richest 1% last year, while the poorest half of the world saw their prosperity flatline, a report by Oxfam has shown.
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VIRAL: A Meath man can smile with confidence again after having 27 of his decayed teeth - which had rotted because of an addiction to fizzy drinks - surgically removed by a concerned dentist last week.
LIFESTYLE: When it comes to after-school activities, Jen Hogan explores whether or not you can have too much of a good thing.
SHOWBIZ: William H Macy has said many men in Hollywood feel “under attack” following the Me Too movement that has rallied against sexual harassment and abuse.
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