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IRELAND: A man has been arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a young Spanish student in Dublin.
IRELAND: University Hospital Limerick has apologised after a Limerick pensioner had to endure the trauma of “hearing the saw that cut the bone in his leg” during an amputation.
IRELAND: The three women killed in this morning's crash were from Donegal.
ANALYSIS: Sometimes at the Charleton Tribunal, there is a surreal feel to what is emerging. This was the case yesterday when details of hopeless incompetence in the child and family agency Tusla were heard in relation to a disturbing garda meeting on what to do about Maurice McCabe.
WORLD: It is not believed any Irish people have been caught up in a powerful earthquake that killed two people and injured 120 on the Greek Island of Kos.
WORLD: A man has admitted murdering his brother and attempting to murder his brother's girlfriend in a New Year's Day house fire.
BUSINESS: Cautious comments by British budget airline Easyjet on the outlook for summer pricing hit its shares and those of rival airlines yesterday, overshadowing an increased profit target after a strong quarter.
SPORT: A bogey dropped early leader Matt Kuchar back into a four-way tie for the lead after South African Charl Schwartzel birdied the par-three fourth to get to five under.
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FEATURE: As U2 tune up for tomorrow’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in Croke Park, Dublin, Olivia Kelleher meets their biggest fan.
SHOWBIZ: Tickets for U2's gig are being sold online for €11,000.
VIRAL: Dogs are humankind’s best friend because they’re loyal and adorable, but there’s also some science behind why your pooch is so loving.
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