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Catch-up with what you've missed today with our evening briefing

IRELAND

A boy who drowned with four members of his family when their car plunged off a pier in Ireland had told his mother on the phone minutes earlier that he wanted to hug her.

A senior UCC lecturer is trying to stop the university’s business school from conducting interviews to hire ten professors after she failed to make the shortlist.

Luas strikes are to go ahead this weekend - as Dublin prepares to celebrate the centenary of the Easter rising.

A recent survey of Irish motorists by tyre manufacturer Continental has revealed the single most annoying habit among drivers on our roads.

Gardaí in Cork city are investigating an attack in which a woman in her 20s had her face slashed.

Gardaí have released more information about last night’s fatal gangland-style shooting in Co Meath.

WORLD

A UN court has convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide and nine other charges and sentenced him to 40 years in prison for orchestrating Serb atrocities throughout Bosnia's 1992-95 war that left 100,000 people dead.

A second attacker is suspected of taking part in the bombing this week of a Brussels subway train and may be at large, according to Belgian and French media reports.

SPORT

Former England footballer Adam Johnson has been jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old fan.

Dutch football icon Johan Cruyff has died at the age of 68 as a result of lung cancer, which was diagnosed last October.

BUSINESS

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.

VIEWPOINTS

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

LIFESTYLE

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.

VIDEO

Cork Boxer Gary Spike O'Sullivan speaking about his future and how he would like to fight Eubank again. Video by Dan Linehan

EXAM VIRAL

This is the baby gorilla born by emergency caesarean who is being cared for by keepers as her mother is still too ill to look after her.

Easter is approaching and so is a long weekend of over indulgence. So, if you’re looking to stuff your face guilt free, here’s a quick – but not easy, sorry – workout.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Stoic Entertainment is back with The Banner Saga 2.

MOVIES: So we had absolutely no idea that there could be a good film with a title like 'The Lego Movie.' But boy were we wrong.

TECH: There could be even more incoming hardware from tech giant Apple, in the form of a couple of new MacBook models.

SHOWBIZ

Saoirse Ronan has opened up about growing up in a Catholic family, but revealed that she never felt she had anything to confess to a priest.

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A boy who drowned with four members of his family when their car plunged off a pier in Ireland had told his mother on the phone minutes earlier that he wanted to hug her.

Luas strikes are to go ahead this weekend - as Dublin prepares to celebrate the centenary of the Easter rising.

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