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Thousands of families are facing a childcare crisisafter being warned they must formally register with Revenue as employers and pay full wages if they take an au pair into their home.

Around 500 people, including the heartbroken mother of the 11-month-old baby found dead  in an apartment on Sunday, have attended a special Mass in Killarney’s St Mary’s Cathedral.

Middle-income earners could see their Irish Water bills hiked to over €350  if imminent government formation talks result in new subsidies for vulnerable people.

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Victoria Curtis walking home with friends when they passed a man who started taunting them and shouting abuse. He started calling her and her friends “feminist feckers” and “faggots”  and shouted at them to take their clothes off.

Gardaí have raided 12 sites in Dublin  in an operation to combat organised crime.

Applications to the CAO have reached record levels,  with more than 76,000 people applying  for third level courses this year.


The legendary Beatles producer George Martin has died at the age of 90.  Ringo Starr posted the news on Twitter thanking his former colleague for all his "love and kindness".

Some 250,000 children are trapped in Syria without food, medicine or electricity, Save The Children reports in a major new study.


Maria Sharapova has only herself to blame for failing a drugs test,  according to former World Anti-Doping Agency  chief Dick Pound as the Russian former Wimbledon champion faces an uncertain future in the sport and the cost of losing headline sponsors.

As part of the Easter Rising centenary, Cork will wear this special jersey  designed in the style and colours worn by Cork teams of 1916.


Bank of England governor Mark Carney was yesterday accused of jeopardising the bank’s credibility  in the European Union debate as he faced a fiery line of questioning from MPs.

EU countries will exchange information on the tax affairs of multinational companies under new rules backed by EU finance ministers  aimed at stopping big companies avoiding paying their fair share into government coffers.


There is a lot of furrowed browed tut-tutting about the rise of an unhouse-trained ‘nihilist’ left  writes Gerard Howlin


At the height of the global recession, Bea Johnson’s family began to cut back on the waste they produced.   Eight years later, they are practically zero waste generators — and their life has taken off, says Olivia Kelleher


Until 1916, this half brick formed part of the wall at Portobello Barracks, now Cathal Brugha Barracks, in Rathmines.


Misty Knight from Illinois wanted to do something special for the man who raised her - and what’s more memorable than asking him to be her dad. Although Ryan Farrell is not Misty’s biological father, she says that he was the one who was there for her since she was little and it’s time to make it official.

Were you paying attention in school? You can find out just how attentive you were back in your school days with our quick quiz. Here are 15 questions you were probably taught the answer to when you were learning your ABCs.


GAMING: Fallout 4 has only just landed, with the first DLC pack on the way this month and plenty more support on the way throughout the rest of 2016. But that doesn't mean we should just be waiting around for more tales from the post apocalypse.

MOVIES: Marvel's Daredevil kicked off the superhero revolution on Netflix, and the second season is almost ready for its big debut.

TECH: Google is enhancing the abilities of Google Now on Tap to make it possible to search photos for text and numbers


George Martin has been described as "visionary" and "a musical genius"  as tributes flooded in following his death at 90.


Thousands of families are facing a childcare crisisafter being warned they must formally register with Revenue as employers and pay full wages if they take an au pair into their home.

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