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The water supply for up to 35,000 people in Cork city will be shut down from 11pm on Tuesday, June 27, until approximately 7am on Wednesday, June 28, it has emerged tonight.

TODAY'S STORIES - IRISH EXAMINER

Award lauds Sonia O’Sullivan’s role in Irish Olympic effort

O’Sullivan was honoured with the accolade of Outstanding Contribution to the Olympic Movement in Ireland at the inaugural Olympic Council of Ireland Awards last night.

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Award lauds O’Sullivan’s role in Irish Olympic effort

O’Sullivan was honoured with the accolade of Outstanding Contribution to the Olympic Movement in Ireland at the inaugural Olympic Council of Ireland Awards last night.

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Report ignored call for joint Cork planning body

Authors of a report on the proposed extension of Cork City’s boundary ignored a request from Cork County Council to recommend the creation of a governing body which would oversee all strategic planning for the whole region.

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Harder stance likely on vacant houses

Bold initiatives which may involve beefed-up powers for the new housing minister are being considered to free up the vast level of vacant housing stock and sites around the country.

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Attacker had hoped to work in childcare

A 24-year-old man who had hoped to work in childcare was jailed for three years for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl couch-surfing overnight at a friend’s house and a similar attack on a 19-year-old three years later.

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RTÉ stands over university spending probe

RTÉ is standing over an investigation on spending and governance at third-level colleges as it prepares responses to complaints from two universities.

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Final batch of students sign off on Leaving Cert

Leaving Certificate 2017 only ended yesterday evening for around 3,500 students of applied maths and religious education.

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Six Dublin drivers clamped over 50 times in four years

Six motorists in Dublin have had their vehicles clamped over 50 times over the past four years, costing them at least €4,000 each in parking fees.

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‘No idea too radical or too big’ in new minister’s attempt to solve housing crisis

‘We are not going to force people out of their homes,’ says Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, whose plans to target ‘stranded assets’ may include tax write-offs or grant incentives, writes Political Correspondent Juno McEnroe

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From rock bottom to Mayor of Co Cork

There was genuine warmth in the way councillors congratulated the new Mayor of Co Cork, knowing he was at rock bottom four years ago.

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Defences Forces training Malian army in ‘difficult mission’

In a west African country where militant and terrorist attacks are “entirely unpredictable”, Irish soldiers are helping to train the Malian army to enforce the rule of law.

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Former FF senator Des Hanafin to be laid to rest

The funeral Mass for former Fianna Fáil senator Des Hanafin will take place tomorrow in Thurles.

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Former FF senator to be laid to rest

The funeral Mass for former Fianna Fáil senator Des Hanafin will take place tomorrow in Thurles.

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Less than third of Brexit roles filled

Less than a third of the staff needed by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation and its agencies to deal with Brexit-related issues have been recruited.

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Roy Keane drops in on guide dog fundraisers

Soccer legend Roy Keane has praised schoolchildren whose heroic fundraising efforts for the Irish Guide Dogs (IGD) have helped transform lives.

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Watchdog to oversee garda appointments

The Policing Authority is implementing a key part in the reform of An Garda Síochána as it oversees the appointment of gardaí to key management positions.

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Man who found human remains in garden living in 'own horror movie’

A man who lives next door to a cemetery says he fears finding hundreds of human remains in his front garden.

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‘Gang fight has prepared Limerick for terror threat’

The successful fight against feuding gangs has prepared Limerick well to deal with the threat of Islamic State (IS) terrorism, community leaders have been told.

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Top architectural award sheds its image

A group of sheds that have been transformed into the new O’Donoghue Centre for Theatre, Drama and Performance at NUI Galway has been selected for a top architecture award.

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Payback time for Enda as Leo rushes into crisis

The appointment of Máire Whelan as Attorney General was a parting shot from Enda Kenny that new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar handled poorly, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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Tensions mount at Aer Lingus amid cabin crew rostering row

Tensions are mounting at Aer Lingus with longstanding issues around cabin-crew rostering.

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Documentary to uncork U2’s elevation

U2 might be regarded as a Dublin band, but a new film will trace the importance of Cork to the group’s early development.

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LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: Ex-chief of the Ulster Volunteer Force pleads guilty to five murders; Missing teenager in Cork

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