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IRELAND: The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is being asked to intervene in the dispute over the new Public Services Card.
IRELAND: An Irishman caught up in the flooding in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey has posted a video of his evacuation after around two feet of water had come into his home.
IRELAND: A patient is being treated for Hepatitis B after getting the virus through a blood transfusion.
WORLD: The National Hurricane Centre says Harvey is back on land after coming ashore early today just west of Cameron, Louisiana.
WORLD: French police are widening the search for a nine-year-old girl who disappeared during a wedding in the Alps, combing woods and streams and questioning more potential witnesses.
BUSINESS: Ryanair has joined a UK airline trade body because of concerns about the impact of Brexit on the aviation industry, the airline announced.
SPORT: Jonathan Walters handed Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill a boost when he joined his team-mates on the training pitch on Wednesday morning.
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SHOWBIZ: Last night our very own Niall Horan kicked off his Flicker Session tour in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. Before the show, he took to his social media accounts to express his gratitude, nerves and excitement for the gig.
FEATURES: Carolyn Moore talks to some of Cork’s best-loved independent boutiques about how they predict what their customers will love from the A/W trends.
FEATURES: Turns out, one of the top 12 wackiest restaurants is the world s located in George’s Street Arcade in Dublin.
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