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IRELAND: The Taoiseach and Justice Minister have apologised to the woman at the centre of the Kerry Babies case on behalf of the State.
IRELAND: Two new weather warnings have been issued just hours after the passing of Storm Fionn.
IRELAND: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has dismissed any suggestions he has had any role in reported plots against Brexit.
IRELAND: Gardaí in Newbridge are appealing to the public to help find missing 14-year-old Michael McDonagh.
WORLD: Catalonia’s new parliament has convened amid looming questions about the role fugitive and jailed politicians will play in the chamber’s separatist majority as well as the future regional government.
VIEWS: Donal Hickey recounts how Joanne Hayes was subjected to relentless pressure in the witness box as Garda legal representatives tried to portray her as a woman of ‘loose morals’.
SPORT: Arsenal’s lead candidate to replace Alexis Sanchez, Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has agreed personal terms with Gunners chiefs - leaving it to their Bundesliga club counterparts to finalise a deal, it has been reported.
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SHOWBIZ: Randy Newman today announced that he has had to cancel his forthcoming European Tour due to a severe knee condition for which he has to undergo surgery for.
VIRAL: Lots of formerly lazy people have taken to Reddit to share their top tips on how they finally got their act together and became more productive, successful people.
SHOWBIZ: Russell Crowe is among those paying tribute to Home And Away actress Jessica Falkholt, who died after being involved in a crash that killed her parents and younger sister.
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