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The heroic man who saved the life of a baby in the Donegal drowning disaster has said attending today’s funerals of the five people who perished will be the most difficult thing he has done in his life.

Gardaí fear a further round of bloodshed in the Kinahan-Hutch feud after a long-time associate of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch was gunned down in Co Meath last night.

Luas workers look set to “roundly reject” pay increases of up to almost 19% in a ballot which is due to be concluded later today.

Fine Gael’s efforts to form a minority government will be stepped up today as Enda Kenny hosts the first round-table talks with several groups of TDs.


Justice and security ministers from across the European Union are gathering in Brussels for an emergency meeting today. The meeting is "intended to show solidarity with Belgium, discuss the actual state of play in the fight against terrorism and pursue swift completion and implementation of legislation", the EU said.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has received a boost from former contenders Scott Walker and Jeb Bush.

Two pieces of debris discovered along the coast of Mozambique are "highly likely" to have come from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian authorities have said.


Bernie O’Connor says it is a “definite” that hurley makers will lose their livelihoods as a result of the ash-dieback disease and claims it will change the essence of the game of hurling.

Getting compared to Roy Keane by his manager Paul Lambert gave Ireland U21 skipper Darragh Lenihan an inkling he was on the right path at Blackburn Rovers.


William Hill has warned over profits after its online trading was hit and the group suffered the "worst" Cheltenham results in recent history.

The body charged with improving the standard of public administration in the country made a €126,688 settlement with the Revenue Commissioners in 2014.


The civilians of 1916 did not deserve their deaths any more than the 35 who died in Brussels, writes Victoria White


Ford was once a pillar of employment in Cork but their plant in Dagenham was also huge employer for generations of Irish in England. With our economic relationship facing the threat of Brexit, Robert Mulhern spoke to retired workers about an industrial link that uprooted Irish villages and planted them in what was then Europe’s biggest factory.


On the double and seeing double: That was the order of the day as a proud uncle, who just happens to be the junior defence minister, watched his niece on a passing out parade for potential non-commissioned officers (NCOs).


As Belgium deals with the aftermath of yesterday’s attacks, a guy on Twitter posted this baffling tweet describing how he had stopped a random Muslim woman in Croydon and asked her to ’explain Brussels’.

Do you know your Commodore 64 from a Sega Megadrive? Take this quiz and let us know.


GAMING: Forced Showdown, an upcoming deck-building meets twin stick combat game from BetaDwarf, will take an interesting approach to its launch price. Essentially, the price will be dictated by how many people watch pre-launch streams of the game on Twitch.

MOVIES: Twin Peaks is coming back for an unprecedented revival at Showtime and there's a chance it could appear on the big screen

TECH: If an external shot of Ice Cross racing wasn't enough to convince you that competitors have a death wish, this first-person footage will remove all doubt.


Coronation Street actor Bill Roache has claimed his late co-star Anne Kirkbride was an alcoholic, according to reports.


George Clooney has led tributes to the late actor Ken Howard, the head of a leading Hollywood actors’ union and the star of 1970s drama series The White Shadow.

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From florist to fraudster, leaving a trail of destruction from North Cork, to Waterford, to Clare, to Wexford and through the midlands ... learn how mistress of re-invention, Catherine O'Brien, scammed her way around rural Ireland.

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