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IRELAND: A Cork City Councillor wants the dog committee disbanded and the budget redistributed after it was revealed that only four fines have been handed out over the last 21 years to dog owners who failed to pick up after their pets.
IRELAND: A Kilkenny farmer who suffered crush injuries after he was attacked by a cow on a farm died of multi-organ failure, an inquest heard.
IRELAND: An 18-year-old youth charged with the murder of a Japanese man in a stabbing in Dundalk last week was “not fit to attend” a court hearing today.
WORLD: A woman has appeared in court in England charged with murdering a man, believed to be her father, 12 years ago and burying his body in her back garden.
WORLD: Two teenage boys who pleaded guilty over the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook have been sentenced to five years of probation.
BUSINESS: Lidl have announced that they have been given planning permission for a new distribution centre in Co Kildare. The new development is expected to create 100 jobs.
SPORT: It is believed Martin O’Neill is prepared to resign from his Ireland post rather adopt the job-sharing arrangement that had been floated as a compromise to appease the FAI.
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FEATURE: Our decisions can be influenced by a complex matrix of forces, from parasites to genetics. Carl Dixon explores how much control we really have over how we think and act.
SHOWBIZ: Gillian Anderson has said she had decided to leave The X-Files after the first reboot series, but opted to stay on for a second outing because she was “curious”.
SHOWBIZ: Saoirse Ronan’s stellar awards season continues with an IFTA nomination for her role in Lady Bird for which she has already won a Golden Globe and is hotly tipped for an Oscar.
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