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


Simon Coveney says pay-by-weight charges may be frozen longer than the 12-month period agreed with the refuse industry yesterday.

Gerry Adams has said Fianna Fáil's decision to support the freeze on bin charges for one year, instead of scrapping them, is “reprehensible”.

Minister Coveney will today officially open a new centre for the homeless on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin's north inner city.

Jan O'Sullivan will meet with representatives of the housing sectortoday to launch the Labour Party's Social and Affordable Housing Bill for 2016.

Three Independent government ministers “will have grave difficulty” voting down a Dáil bill next week to liberalise the country’s abortion laws.

Joe Biden will visit Co Mayo today. The US Vice President has family links to the county after his great-great-grandfather Patrick Blewitt emigrated from there in 1835.


Boris Johnson has kicked off a whirlwind tour of England in a final push to win backing for Brexit. The Vote Leave standard-bearer began a frenetic day of campaigning with a dawn visit to meet market workers in London.

North Korea has test-fired two powerful new Musudan mid-range ballistic missiles, US and South Korean military officials have said. The launches mark the North's fifth and sixth such attempts since April.


Joe Quaid has claimed Limerick star Cian Lynch left the Semple Stadium pitch “visibly upset” after he was verbally abused by a spectator following Sunday’s Munster SHC semi-final defeat to Tipperary.

It has been a few years since Tiernan O’Halloran did his Leaving Certificate but there must have been a real sense of “here we go again” when the Connacht full-back earned his promotion to Ireland camp for this tour to South Africa.

EURO 2016

Stephen Quinn is a ‘definite option’ to replace James McCarthy or Glenn Whelan in Ireland’s midfield tonight, writes Liam Brady.

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


Irish hardware design company PCH may cut some Cork-based roles as part of efforts to shed 1,500 jobs globally.

Dublin is the second most expensive city in the eurozone in which to live for foreign workers, a study shows.


Every market shift is seen as fear of a Brexit, while central banks are issuing statements on the possible aftershocks. This must stop, writes Ashoka Mody

Unlike a still-United Kingdom the concept of a referendum whose results are final, is alien to us, writes Gerard Howlin


With music-industry drama ‘Vinyl’ offering stylish muses for the summer, get hip with halternecks, wide-legged jumpsuits and platform wedges, writes Paula Burns


It’s been a long time coming but Brexit day is almost here. With Britain being our closest neighbour, Ireland obviously has a vested interest in the outcome.


In the first of an occasional series journalist and cycling enthusiast, Dan MacCarthy, highlights some of the great cycling routes of Munster. This week, The Adrigole Circuit.

A teenager who shed more than 14 stone has said he is finally happy in his own skin. At his heaviest, Tom Johnston, 19, from Belfast, who tipped the scales at 27st 5lb (174kg), suffered anxiety and depression and was forced to drop out of his sixth-form studies.


GAMING: There's a competitive element of Blizzard's Overwatch due to launch by the end of June. It's going to really change the way the game has played and give people a strong reasons to log in time and again.

MOVIES: Sony has announced that there's a third Hotel Transylvania on the way with Adam Sandler returning as Dracula.

TECH: OnePlus recently unveiled the OnePlus 3 in a graphite colour, but there will be a new gold variant available from July.


Michelle Obama has joined the popular social media app Snapchat. The US first lady shared a selfie with her first post on the messaging service, before announcing she will appear on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.


As the knockout stage of Euro 2016 nears, we thought we'd take a look at the topic taking centre stage in France ... fan behaviour.

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