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IRELAND’S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD: State looked the other way as citizens suffered

Last summer, the chair of the UN Human Rights Committee described Ireland’s human rights record, particularly in relation to women and children, as ‘quite a collection’.

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IRELAND

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Scrum of fans line out to welcome champions home

After obliterating Scottish opposition by a combined 113 points to 13, the men’s and women’s rugby teams have arrived back on home soil as Six Nations champions.

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HSE told redraw plans for CF treatment rooms at CUH

The HSE has been instructed to redraw plans relating to specialist treatment rooms for children with cystic fibrosis (CF) at Cork University Hospital (CUH) after Health Minister Leo Varadkar intervened at the behest of a CF charity.

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SPORT

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Ireland Women secure 6 Nations dream double

As encores go, this was U2 and Elvis all rolled into one with a hint of Sinead O’Connor, too, as Ireland’s women blitzed Scotland at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld to claim the Six Nations title less than 24 hours after their male counterparts did the same thing at Murrayfield.

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Chris Hatherall: Steven Gerrard doesn’t deserve to be remembered for act of madness

If fate has any sense of justice then Steven Gerrard will say goodbye to Liverpool by lifting the FA Cup in his last ever game at Wembley on his 35th birthday; but right now he is in danger of leaving with a nagging feeling of regret, writes Chris Hatherall.

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WORLD

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Jews made pay train fares to Auschwitz

It was 1943 and the Nazis were deporting Greece’s Jews to death camps in Poland. Hitler’s genocidal accountants reserved a chilling twist: The Jews had to pay their train fare.

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The battle continues as ebola threat ‘is far from over’

It is exactly a year since the deadliest outbreak of ebola was confirmed and health experts and charities have warned the danger is far from over.

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BUSINESS

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Germans suspicious of Greece’s reform plans

Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras have sought to play down the drama of the Greek leader’s first official visit to Berlin today.

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CEOs: Revenue growth under threat

A majority of companies believe there are more threats to revenue growth now than three years ago, but a majority also believe there are more growth opportunities now than before, according to PwC’s 18th annual global CEO survey.

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EXAMVIRAL

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Not the response this woman was expecting from an 'Agony Aunt'

When this cutting from the Denver Post first made a circulation on social media it caused quite a stir and it’s easy to see why.

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SHOWBIZ

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Taylor buys web addresses to halt adult sites in her name

Taylor Swift has bought two racy web addresses to stop adult websites being started in her name.

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DONAL LENIHAN: Twists and shout: Medley of memories on special Six Nations Saturday

THE Six Nations championship has never witnessed a day like it. 221 points scored, 27 tries, 12 in that breathtaking game in the tournament finale at Twickenham. It was riveting stuff, writes Donal Linehan.


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