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IRELAND: A “failure by so many principal participants” to cooperate with the Government's inquiry into the Rio 2016 ticket scandal has been slammed by the Judge who carried out the probe, writes Daniel McConnell.
IRELAND: The National Lottery has appealed to players in Kerry and Clare today as deadlines to claim prizes worth a combined €750,000 are fast approaching.
IRELAND: It is believed new British position papers on Brexit to be published this week will include a Scehngen-Zone style offer of continued free movement for Irish nationals and calls for a custom border between the two countries.
IRELAND: The national housing and homeless charity, Peter McVerry Trust, has welcomed measures announced by Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, to tackle empty homes in Ireland.
WORLD: Hacking group Anonymous has hijacked a white supremacist website which made derogatory comments about Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer.
WORLD: America's top military officer has told his counterparts in South Korea that the United States is ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities to defend itself and its allies from any North Korean provocation.
BUSINESS: Theresa May is expected to be back in Downing Street this week as ministers prepare to flesh out their negotiating position on Brexit.
SPORT: Austin Gleeson is nervously waiting to discover whether he will face a ban for apparently grabbing the faceguard and pulling off Luke Meade’s helmet.
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SHOWBIZ: Reality TV star Danniella Westbrook has firmly denied pregnancy rumours following her engagement to Alan Thomason.
FEATURE: There’s a lot more to consider than just walks in the park when you own a dog - you need to be aware of their dental health too.
SHOWBIZ: Actor Chris Pratt stepped onto the Teen Choice Awards stage as he made his first public appearance since announcing his split from wife Anna Faris.
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