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WORLD - Egyptair flight MS804

Egyptian aviation officials say they believe a missing plane - with 66 people on board - has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea.

“Many different nationalities including 30 Egyptians, 15 French nationals, one British national, One Belgium national, two from Iraq and then various other countries."

Egyptair have confirmed a distress call was made by the plane before it went missing


Enda Kenny is set to name 12 new junior ministers today. Ten of the jobs are set to go to TDs from Fine Gael - with two being given to Independents. An announcement is expected after this morning's cabinet meeting.

Independent TD Clare Daly claims women's lives are being put at risk by Ireland's abortion laws. The 8th amendment gives equal rights to life of the unborn child and the mother and has been in place for over three decades.

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was last night refusing to heed calls from Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to clarify her attempted undermining of Garda whistle-blower, Maurice McCabe.

A man was yesterday charged with discharging a firearm arising out of an investigation into a shooting in Cork City, in the early hours of Sunday last, where a young woman was wounded in the neck.

Residents from Tyrrelstown will address the Dáil today on their efforts to remain on as tenants after being served with eviction notices.

The installation of a large electronic pay meter in front of a monument to 1916 leader Thomas Kent has been branded “an affront to his memory”.


Dual star Seamus Kennedy is primed to make his senior hurling debut for Tipperaryin Sunday’s Munster quarter-final against Cork at Semple Stadium.

The headlines will read that Liverpool collapsed to lose the Europa League final, but there can be no denying the future is still bright at Anfield. Since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival the team has improved immensely from the side that was ridiculed in the final days of Brendan Rodgers’ reign.


Ryanair has been forced to cancel over 70 flights today - to and over France - with delays expected to spill over into tomorrow.

Opel is preparing to recall almost 240,000 cars in Europe for a second time, over fears they could catch fire.


If the Garda Commissioner knew a false case was going to be made against Garda McCabe her position is untenable. If she didn’t, she still has questions to answer, writes Michael Clifford


The seemingly innocuous spot on Leo Swift’s face was skin cancer, probably caused by exposure to sun while gardening. Irish people forget that UV radiation is high here between March and September, says Áilín Quinlan


It may look like a serious incident, but the scene on the N71 between Bandon and Clonakilty today was merely a simulated accident to raise awareness of road safety.


So it turns out there’s a really messed up historic law that’s still applicable in two Australian states – the “gay panic” defence. It means a murder charge can be downgraded to manslaughter if the perpetrator lost control because of an unwanted sexual advance by a gay person. Yes really.

A man living in Malta has issued an appeal to find his Irish father, who he believes was a soldier serving in Malta in the late 1960s. Joseph Grech was born in Malta in September 1968 to Carmen Borg and an Irish man who, his mother told him, was in the Royal Anglian Regiment of the British Army.

No matter what type of mammy they are, Irish mothers tend to have the same reaction when their beloved children head off someplace out foreign.


GAMING: Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City are undoubtedly two of the best games of the last few years, and now you can play them all over again in a newly remastered editon.

MOVIES: Reports are coming out that Margot Robbie would be interested in a Suicide Squad spin off movie featuring the character Harley Quinn and a bunch of other female DC folks.

TECH: A new company, HMD, has been founded with the purpose of putting the Nokia name back on smartphones and tablets.


Celine Dion has opened up about the death earlier this year of her husband Rene Angelil. Angelil died on January 14 aged 73 after a long battle with throat cancer.


A young father was killed and another remains in a critical condition after a horrific car crash on the outskirts of Cork City. Cian Hourihan, 20, from the Lough area on the city’s southside, died when the car in which he was travelling with four male friends, was involved in a two-car crash near Ballincollig, at around 8.30pm on Tuesday.

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