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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has thrown down a gauntlet to Independent TDs about electing him as taoiseach, in a last bid to form a Fianna Fáil minority government.

Waste management company Indaver is in talks with Cork County Council to bury, in a mothballed landfill site, up to 40,000 tonnes of ash yearly from a proposed €160m controversial incinerator project in Ringaskiddy.

Gardaí would panic and “run around like headless chickens” if there was a terrorist attack, a Garda conference was told yesterday.

An investigation into the cause of a fire at an industrial unit in Tallaght in Dublin is due to be carried out.

The Australian government has warned its citizens about travelling to Ireland due to an increase in crime and a threat of civil unrest.


Finger movement has for the first time been restored to the victim of a paralysing spinal injury using “thought control” technology.

Eighteen people have been killed and 18 others are in hospital following the collapse of a massive overhead crane at a construction site in China amid a fierce windstorm.


A sharper Cork side, spearheaded by the impressive Damien Gore and Mark Buckley up front, had a touch too much class for Tipperary in this Munster MFC quarter-final last night in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Ronan O’Gara intends to link up with Paul O’Connell in a coaching team but it will be some time yet before he is ready to come home to Ireland.


Irish insurer is refunding thousands of customers after mistakenly overcharging them for motor insurance over two years.


New York city’s delegate tally is decisive in the race for the US presidency, and Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could win their parties’ nominations there next Tuesday, says Bette Browne.


Though his mum had beaten him to the forms, Noel Baker still learned a lot from the census forms filled out by his ancestors in 1901 and 1911


It was seven years in the making, but this has every claim to be the best joke ever made on Twitter.

Running out of petrol when you’re driving in the middle of nowhere has to be one of THE scariest possible scenarios. And that’s exactly what happened to 72-year-old Ann Rodgers in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona.


GAMING: Gears of War 4 is coming out later in 2016 and we've got a taste of the action in almost 15 minutes of leaked footage.

MOVIES: If you think you've got a bit of a caveman look about you, then this might be your time to shine.

TECH:  Two of the biggest announcements at Facebook's F8 conference are the introduction of chatbots and the arrival of a 360 degree camera.


Amanda Byram is making us seriously green with envy – after sharing the most incredible honeymoon snaps from the Maldives.


I am disgusted with Fianna Fáil. I have always respected Micheál Martin, but his knee-jerk rejection of Fine Gael’s grand coalition offer, last week, left a sick feeling, writes Victoria White.

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