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Catch-up with what you've missed with our morning briefing


Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan is facing increased pressure to clarify how her legal team were briefed ahead of a Dáil debate on the O’Higgins report.

As Focus Ireland figures show another 74 families became homeless in Dublin last month, the Housing Agency has called for grants to refurbish the hundreds of thousands of homes lying vacant. Using 2011 census figures, the Housing Agency has estimated that 230,056 houses are unoccupied in this country.

The parents of the three-year-old boy who fell into the River Lee on Friday have paid tribute to the woman who saved their son’s life.

An out-of-control 11-year-old girl assaulted her classmates and threatened to have them shot and killed, a court has heard.

Grandparents have been left heartbroken after their grandchild was removed from their home, after Tusla decided the couple were too old to provide adequate foster care.

An investigation in Longboat Quay has uncovered a major deficiency in the roof which is estimated to cost €1.3m to repair.


The doomed EgyptAir Flight 804 did not swerve or lose altitude before it disappeared off radar, the head of Egypt's state-run provider of air navigation services has said.

British prime minister David Cameron has warned that leaving the EU would be the “self-destruct option” for Britain, as the Treasury published an analysis warning Brexit would plunge the country into a year-long recession and cost as many as 820,000 jobs.


Kevin Hennessy has branded the attitude of the Cork team in Sunday’s nine-point defeat as the worst he has seen.

#EURO2016: Martin O’Neill has poured scorn on the suggestion he will have to guard against the boredom and grumbles that were supposedly rife among Giovanni Trapattoni’s Republic of Ireland squad in the lead-up and during Euro 2012.

Rory McIlroy has become the latest, and most high-profile, golfer to express reservations about competing in the Rio Olympics this year due to the ongoing threat of the Zika virus.


Ryanair is expected, in the coming months, to announce an extension to its share buyback programme which will have returned €800m to investors when scheduled to run its course in September.

One of the best-known bars in the country, Café en Seine had sales last year of €5.6m, or more than €100,000 per week.


The Labour party needs to be the “go-to” party for people who are committed to greater equality, writesFergus Finlay


Convincing yourself to put away the smartphone and heading to bed is difficult for adults who see the late evening as me-time, says Andrea Mara


If your weekend includes heading to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Croke Park you should watch this press conference that took place today regarding the security and traffic arrangements for the two concerts.


A Cork mother has been describing how she and her two daughters Lily, 4-years-old, and Katie, 2-years-old, have carried on since her partner Diarmuid Twomey was found dead in a slurry pit in Whitechurch in January.

The instructors in Ardmore Adventures were lucky enough to enjoy their water activities with the basking sharks that were around last week.


GAMING: Uncharted 4 has sold more than 2.7 million copies, between physical and digital sales, making it the fastest selling first-party PS4 title.

MOVIES: The cast is back for Alice Through the Looking Glass, and it's looking even more mental this time around. George Clooney is up in a drama from director Jodie Foster and there's a comedy shot in Ireland called Love and Friendship.

TECH: There’s another iPhone 7 leak doing the rounds this morning, this time showing off some new design changes.


Paul McCartney has revealed he started drinking heavily and came close to quitting music after the Beatles broke up.


Kevin Hennessy has branded the attitude of the Cork team in Sunday’s nine-point defeat as the worst he has seen.

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