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Nine FIFA officals have been accused of coruption which could have spanned decades, the Taoiseach believes that the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG is in the best interest of the nation, Anthony Tohill says Joe Brolly’s ego is bigger now than when he was player, and relive the emotions of Saturday’s referendum results with this moving video. Just some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

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FIFA's 'deep-rooted corruption' spans decades

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IRELAND

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Kenny: Aer Lingus deal the best for the nation

The Taoiseach said he believes the Government has achieved the best deal for the country after agreeing to sell the State's share in Aer Lingus.

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MOST READ: Parents seek help to give son a last Christmas

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SPORT

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Micheál Quirke: The importance of the GAA sub

It wasn’t all that long ago that Gaelic football was told to contact its solicitor, get its affairs in order.

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MOST READ: Tohill: Brolly 'has become a bigger ego than he was'

Former Derry captain Anthony Tohill says his old team-mate Joe Brolly wasn't the greatest trainer and has a bigger ego now than he had as a player.

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WORLD

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UK commits to EU referendum by 2017 in Queen's Speech

The UK Government's plan for the coming years has been laid out by the British Queen - including the commitment to an EU membership referendum in the next two years.

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MOST READ: Teenager jailed for downloading bomb-building plans to PlayStation

A 14-year-old boy from Austria who downloaded bomb-making plans onto his PlayStation has been sentenced to a two-year jail term after pleading guilty to terrorism charges.

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ANALYSIS

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Martin leadership safe within the gaping power vacuum

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EXAMVIRAL

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WATCH: This emotional video sums up ’all the feels’ from Saturday

"I felt our family wasn’t recognised as being a family. It is now and I can’t thank the people of Ireland enough for what they did last Friday."

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MOST READ: It's official: Microsoft's Cortana is coming to Android and iPhone

The rumours have been circulating for what seems an eternity, but finally Microsoft has bitten the bullet and confirmed that their famed voice assistant Cortana will be making the jump to Android and iOS.

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: Microsoft Lumia 640 review

Microsoft does budget-friendly phones incredibly well and its latest, the Lumia 640, could be the handset of choice if you’re looking for an alternative to Android.

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BUSINESS

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Irn-Bru maker's profts fizzle out

Irn-Bru maker AG Barr said today its sales had fallen flat amid a competitive and volatile market.

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MOST READ: eSentire to create 100 jobs in Cork

Close to 100 jobs are set to be created in Cork over the next five years, with leading international cyber-security firm, eSentire identifying the city as the location for its European headquarters.

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LIFESTYLE

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MOST READ: This is how to make the best of your retirement

The advertising industry loves to suggest that retirement is one holiday after another but for many people, it takes time to get used to endless time and a limited budget. Margaret Jennings talks to the experts about how to approach life after work.

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SHOWBIZ

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Deirdre O’Kane says there will be a Moone Boy movie

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MOST READ: LISTEN: Irishman claims meteor to kill millions thanks to marriage referendum

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