Catch up on this morning's headlines.
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IRELAND: Donald Trump has confirmed he wants to bring US corporate tax rates closer to Irish levels.
IRELAND: The Olympic Council of Ireland wants an immediate meeting with the Sports Minister to get back its State funding.
IRELAND: There is a “serious lack of discipline” amongst children, according to one of the country’s hurling greats.
IRELAND: More than 3,000 students are being offered third-level college places by the Central Applications Office (CAO) today.
WORLD: A flooded chemical plant in a small town outside Houston is poised to explode as the scope of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey came into sharper focus.
BUSINESS: Any attempt to increase duty on diesel in the upcoming budget would cause disproportionate hardship on rural Ireland, groups representing forecourt retail and hauliers have said.
SPORT: Over 30 minutes in the company of Dan Shanahan and it’s clear one of the many things he will bring to the Waterford group this week is levity. Few are spared his withering wit.
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FEATURES: This weekend, American author Chuck Kruger will enjoy one last instalment of the storytelling festival he founded on Cape Clear.
ARTS: As TV series Cold Feet returns to our screens, some of the ensemble cast talk about their much-lauded return and hint at what’s in store.
SHOWBIZ: Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation has donated $1million to relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, adding to growing pledges from Hollywood stars.
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