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Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan claimed Sgt Maurice McCabe was motivated by “malice” when he highlighted malpractice in the force, documents from the O’Higgins Commission of Inquiry show.

Alan Hutch, a son of gangland feud murder victim Eddie Hutch Sr, is among up to 20 prisoners seeking to benefit from the striking down of the laws governing the courts’ powers to activate suspended sentences.

Almost 100,000 people have had to alter their travel plans today as a result of another Luas strike.

Developers who are hoarding their land for higher profits rather than building houses should have those lands seized by the State, members of the Oireachtas Housing Committee have said.

Ireland’s Eurovision dreams ended prematurely for yet another year as former Westlife singer Nicky Byrne’s failed to make it out of last night’s semi-final.


Donald Trump's former butler has attracted the attention of the US Secret Service for online threats he has made against President Barack Obama.

The owner of a car swallowed up by a sinkhole said he was “thankful” his family were not hurt in the incident.


The financial bailout provided to Munster has come with a warning from the IRFU’s chief executive Philip Browne that union will not foot the bill for any future mismanagement.

Cork’s minor footballers booked a Munster final date with Kerry on the first Sunday of July courtesy of this unexpectedly comfortable 16-point dismissal of Limerick yesterday evening.


A Premier League championship seemed less likely than Bono becoming Pope, and so Leicester City team executives never thought to include a bonus clause in its contract with Puma.

There are fears over jobs at Debenhams after the retail chain's Irish stores were placed into examinership.


Sabina Higgins remarks in Trinity are not the only ones made by the first couple on the thorny issue of abortion, writes Alison O’Connor


There are lots of ways to celebrate your special day at Communion time, whether you opt for the tradition route or not, Arlene Harris discovers


Ireland soccer fans will be flooding France this June and have their travel plans down to a tee after many years of supporting the Boys In Green abroad. Back in 1988, it was very different.

Chris Evans has aged “a thousand years” in his first 10 months as Top Gear presenter, he said.


GAMING: The Banner Saga 2 recently launched on PC to critical acclaim, picking up a host of accolades along the way.

MOVIES: Green Room is one of the best films of the year and demands to be seen with an audience, so get out and catch it on the big screen now.

TECH: While we’re yet to get our hands on the iPhone 7, there are already rumours emerging about the iPhone 7S.


Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne put on brave faces as they appeared in public together for the first time since news of their split was reported


You could be forgiven for thinking that Macedonian Eurovision contestant Kaliopi was feeling a bit hungry on stage.

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