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Graham Dwyer has been found guilty of the murder of Elaine O’Hara, Paul O’ Connell has been named Six Nations Player of the Tournament, and the remains of the crash vitims from the Germanwings disaster are being removed from the alps. 

IRELAND

LATEST: Architect Dwyer convicted of stabbing Elaine O’Hara to death; verdict unanimous

Architect Graham Dwyer has been found guilty of murdering childcare worker Elaine O’Hara.

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Ailing €14m replica Famine ship is worth just €150k

The replica Jeanie Johnson famine ship, which cost the taxpayer €14m, is now valued at a paltry €150,000, with the visitor attraction haemorrhaging money on an annual basis.

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SPORT

Paul O’Connell named Six Nations Player of the Tournament

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Ireland captain Paul O’Connell has been named Player of the Tournament for this year’s RBS Six Nations.

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Cork includes all three O’Driscoll brothers for top clash with Mayo

Allianz Football League leaders Cork have included all three O’Driscoll brothers for Sunday’s table-topping clash with Mayo.

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EXAMVIRAL

LATEST: RTÉ’s Carl Mullan shows us the proper way to use a selfie stick

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2XM’s Carl Mullan got his hands on a selfie stick and terrorised the RTÉ studios in Dublin.

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MOST READ: 8 amazing things you can make with sweet potatoes

Apparently we’re all buying more sweet potatoes than we ever have. And why not, they’re delicious, packed with vitamins and a perfect alternative to ordinary high-GI potatoes.

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WORLD

LATEST: Crash victims' remains recovered in French Alps

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French police working to recover remains from the Germanwings crash site say they have recovered between 400 and 600 pieces of remains from the 150 people who died.

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MOST READ: Sneering a non-runner at Aintree’s Ladies’ Day

It has become a tradition as much as the horse racing, but this year bosses at the Grand National will aim to cover the modesty of Liverpool ladies with a ban on unflattering photographs.

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BUSINESS

LATEST: Coveney unveils €241m development programme for the seafood sector

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The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has unveiled new plans for a €241m development programme for the seafood sector up to 2020.

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MOST READ: Oil prices rally as Saudis begin air strikes in Yemen

Oil prices rallied for a second straight day yesterday after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies began air strikes in Yemen, sparking fears of a bigger Middle East battle that could disrupt world crude supplies.

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LIFESTYLE

LATEST: Top 10 music festivals to look forward to this summer

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Most of the big summer events have finalised their line-ups, with tickets already up for grabs. Ed Power rounds up 10 of the best

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MOST READ: Pre-planning your funeral is important if you do not have a faith

With more people counting themselves out of the Catholic Church, Caomhan Keane spoke to three funeral celebrants who offer alternative funeral services and graveyards to those who want to be buried in tune with how they lived

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SHOWBIZ

MOST READ: Dermot O'Leary says goodbye to The X Factor

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Dermot O’Leary has left his presenting role on The X Factor, saying it is “time for me to move on”.

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Germanwings co-pilot 'appeared to want to destroy plane' says prosecutor

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A Germanwings passenger has shared her moving experience flying with the airline just a day after the tragic fate of Flight 4U9525.

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