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Catch-up with what you've missed with our morning briefing


Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has thrown down the gauntlet to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, calling on him to “act responsibly” in putting a government together.

An architect whose family were effectively evicted from their rented home after five years has called for improved legislation to give tenants greater long-term security.

A man armed with a sawn-off shotgun roamed Limerick on a pedal bike in broad daylight, seeking to shoot people. He wounded one man on a busy street while the victim was chatting to a group including young girls, one with special needs.

World Cup winner and former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit has raised fears of a possible terrorist attack during Euro 2016 and has warned that France’s over-stretched police force will need assistance from other countries to combat any threat.

Almost one in three female employees is low paid, with those women earning, on average, more than €2 less than the €11.45 figure set as the threshold for low pay.

Efforts to end the Luas dispute have continued overnight at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Due to health concerns, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland is advising consumers to avoid over-fried and dark-roasted foods.


North Korea's highest court has sentenced an American tourist who allegedly attempted to steal a propaganda banner from a restricted area of his hotel to 15 years of hard labour in prison.

Apple is on your desk, playing in your headphones, in your pocket, on your wrist, and soon it will be on your driveway too.


I really could not have envisaged such a start to the week, with three winners — the same as 12 months ago, writes Ruby Walsh

Munster’s stand-in captain CJ Stander last night welcomed the one-year contract extension agreed with Anthony Foley and said he thought an incoming director of rugby could only help the head coach.


Irish financial services group Fexco has announced the acquisition of UK rival CEC in its largest corporate transaction in the UK ever.

Allied Irish Banks is one of a number of objectors against property developer Johnny Ronan’s plans for a €200 million office block in Dublin 4.


Ryle Dwyer looks at the legacy of destruction and chaos left behind by former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger and the lessons it has for us today


Saddle up to get a view of our magnificent landscape. There is simply no better way to appreciate our country says Dan MacCarthy


A Louth national school has released a video to mark today’s Proclamation Day events, part of the events of the 1916 Rising centenary.


As St. Patrick's Day approaches we're asking; how Irish are you?

Ever wondered what might happen if you covered a Big Mac with molten copper? Of course you have.


GAMING: Gears of War 4 isn't set for release until the end of the year but there's an early taste of the action on the way

MOVIES: New Irish film Sing Street is in cinemas on the 17th of March and it's a delight, full of the grotty 80s flavour people of a certain vintage remember and cracking tunes from the era.

TECH: This time around, art really is imitating life. The second season of Mr. Robot will have plot points taken from ongoing news headlines in the world of technology.


Elvis Presley is set to go on tour once again - 40 years after his death.


Hundreds of tenants face losing their homes after receivers moved to sell apartments at a residential development in Cork City.

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