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IRELAND: Minister Paschal Donohoe has declared his support for Leo Varadkar in the Fine Gael leadership race.
ANALYSIS: Shock and Awe, Blitzkrieg, total annihilation.That was the clear strategy from the Leo ‘X Factor’ Varadkar camp on the first day of the campaign to replace Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.
IRELAND: A Ghanaian fisherman has claimed he was put into a survival suit and dumped into the ocean off the Irish coast because he was unable to work.
IRELAND: Passengers on Norwegian Airline’s new low-fares transatlantic flights from Ireland will be able to avail of US preclearance facilities at Dublin and Shannon airports. But Cork Airport said its lack of such facilities shouldn’t be an issue.
BUSINESS: Troubled baked goods group Aryzta has hired Kevin Toland from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) to be its new chief executive.
WORLD: An 18-year-old woman killed by a car that barrelled down a pavement in New York's Times Square was a tourist, police said. The woman's 13-year-old sister was among the injured.
SPORT: Tony Adams does not think a return to Arsenal is possible while Arsene Wenger is at the club after once claiming the Frenchman "couldn't coach his way out of a paper bag".
ARTS: Carl Davis has scored such films as The French Lieutenant’s Woman, and comes to the Fastnet Film Festival with his new Charlie Chaplin project.
FEATURES: If aliens exist we might not be smart enough to find them.
ARTS: Des O’Driscoll has all the latest entertainment news and events, from gigs to films, from books to theatre.
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