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IRELAND

Managers of poor performing hospitals are to be held publicly accountable before Oireachtas committees for the first time, under plans being developed by Health Minister Simon Harris.

Gerry O’Brien, who is father to a 30-year-old man with severe cerebral palsy, has raised concerns over the cost of disposing of his son’s 30 nappies a week when the pay-by-weight regulations come in on July 1.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the UN's damning report on Ireland's abortion laws is "not binding".

There were almost 500 new cases of HIV in 2015, an increase of 30% on the previous year.

Limerick FC last night said it was “hurt, angered, and dumbfounded” by comments made by ex-Dundee United striker Jordan Moore after he claimed in a Scottish newspaper he was not paid his wages on time while on loan at the club.

WORLD 

Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer has said he is uplifted by the way the community has come together during a city-wide prayer service for the 49 people who were killed in a nightclub shooting. Meanwhile, his ex-wife has urged people not to quickly assign a motive to the attack.

The FBI is also investigating reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was a regular at the gay nightclub where he killed 49 people in America’s worst mass shooting.

Authorities in Orlando are searching for a two-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

SPORT

Mike Quirke says Cork have always struck him as the county sitting on the largest natural oil reserve in the country. But they don’t have the wherewithal or drilling equipment to get it out and harness it.

Jared Payne believes a Springbok backlash at Ellis Park this Saturday is guaranteed and Ireland will need a massive improvement on their first Test performance if they are to withstand it.

EURO 2016

Liam Brady says the Group E draw with Sweden was one that got away from us, a victory we should have achieved but didn’t.

It looks increasingly likely that Ireland will have to do without Jon Walters when they take on Belgium in their Group E game in Bordeaux on Saturday.

Check out all the latest news, views and banter in our dedicated Euro 2016 section

BUSINESS

Estate agents Savills is reporting that the rate of growth of house prices in Dublin has doubled in the first four months of 2016.

Irish financial services firms are fully prepared for the short-term consequences of a Brexit, the Central Bank has said.

ANALYSIS

In the wake of a report linking socio-economic divisions and cancer survival rates, Karen Funnell says that every cancer sufferer deserves the same tools to fight the disease.

LIFESTYLE

It’s time for the dads of Ireland to ditch the washed-out band tees and cut-off cargo pants and take some style inspiration from one very nice guy, writes Carolyn Moore

VIDEO

Many were left disappointed after Ireland's draw with Sweden but BallTalk's Steve Neville is still feeling optimistic. He sat down with Mike Sheehan to discuss the result and to look ahead to the game against Belguim.

VIRAL

One of the victims of the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub wrote a moving poem as she lay in a hospital bed on Monday night.

Using Facebook and Twitter has become the main way for young people to get news for the first time.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Resident Evil 7 has just been revealed, and this all new chapter is going to creep you out like never before.

MOVIES: Michael Fassbender is the lead in the first ever Assassin's Creed film and this new behind the scenes video explains a little of what's going on in the time travelling sci-fi blockbuster.

TECH: Apple introduced a new coding language called Swift two years ago with the goal of appealing to a new generation of developers. Now, it's releasing a new app called Swift Playgrounds, which will help kids learn how to code in Apple's language.

SHOWBIZ

Members of Led Zeppelin have appeared in court to face claims that they copied the famous opening guitar riff on their "iconic" song Stairway To Heaven.

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Mike Quirke says Cork have always struck him as the county sitting on the largest natural oil reserve in the country. But they don’t have the wherewithal or drilling equipment to get it out and harness it.

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