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Frontline gardaí predict the unprecedented violence on the streets of Dublin “will only get worse” and fear for the lives of unarmed gardaí responding to the shootings.

Sinn Fein has accused Fianna Fail of acting in coalition with Fine Gael by abstaining in a motion to scrap water charges. Meanwhile, the Government survived its first key vote of the 32nd Dáil last night to suspend water charges for nine months, despite criticism from the Opposition.

The Garda Ombudsman is to investigate claims two senior officers misrepresented a 2008 meeting with whistle-blower Maurice McCabe to the O’Higgins commission by alleging he was motivated by malice. Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan is to appear before the Policing Authority today where she is likely to be asked about the O'Higgins report.

The Diocese of Cloyne has upheld the decision by one of its priests to remove one of its parishioners from the reading rota due to his stance on abortion. Ken Curtin, a Cork east candidate for the Social Democrats who took issue with the Church’s blanket opposition to abortion, was recently removed from the reading rota at Cobh Cathedral by its administrator Fr John McCarthy.


German chancellor Angela Merkel said she was not worried about the fate of a migrant pact between the EU and Turkey, but said more time was needed to overcome differences with Ankara over visa-free travel for Turks.

EgyptAir will contract two foreign firms, one French and one Italian, to help search for the black boxes of its plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, the airline’s chairman said.


#EURO2016: Harry Arter is confident the Republic of Ireland can rely on the same kind of spirit which helped Leicester win the Premier League and kept Bournemouth in it.

Colm O’Neill believes it’s premature to claim the Cork GAA brand is broken, insisting the time for review is at the end of the season.

Think of Connacht’s remarkable successes this season and one is immediately transported to Galway and the Sportsground. Yet,as Lam’s squad leaves for Edinburgh and a date with destiny in the form of provincial rivals Leinster at Murrayfield, it is an away day in Limerick that sparked the moment Connacht lock Andrew Browne sensed something special was brewing from the Westerners.


The debate over whether the UK will exit the EU has switched dramatically to the potential gains for some Irish shareholders and most Irish exporters should the so-called ‘Bremain’ side win the looming UK vote on EU membership on June 23.

Ireland has helped delay an EU deal on corporate tax-dodging over fears it could harm the economy.


Cormac O’Keeffe delves into the bloodbath raging on the streets of Dublin, a war where cartel bosses on the southside of the city and abroad, are ‘pulling the strings


You can take the boy out of Ireland, but it takes a while to take the booze out of the boy, writes Eoin Weldon


European football's showpiece event is an all-Spanish affair this season with Madrid's top two teams going toe-to-toe. BallTalk TV's Mike Sheehan, Steve Neville and Peter McNamara preview the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid


Children of the euro currency took a step back in time and examined the money of the 90’s and there were a few things that kept coming up.

Worried about exactly how much personal information is stored away in Facebook’s archives? There’s a way you can find out every move you’ve ever made on the social media site since the beginning of time (on Facebook!).


GAMING: Konami today announced PES 2017, which it says will let players control reality.

MOVIES: While Wolverine 3 will see Hugh Jackman taking on an original villain played by Boyd Holbrook, it's now being reported that he'll also face off against the Reavers.

TECH: Google says that around a third of searches from mobile devices are related to the searcher's physical location. It's going to use this knowledge to showcase even more ads.


Actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard are divorcing after 15 months of marriage. Amber, 30, cited irreconcilable differences and is seeking spousal support from the Pirates Of The Caribbean star, according to court records


Cormac O’Keeffe delves into the bloodbath raging on the streets of Dublin, a war where cartel bosses on the southside of the city and abroad, are ‘pulling the strings

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