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Europe “walked away” from Ireland during the financial crisis the Dáil has heard. Former Fianna Fáil junior finance minister Dara Calleary yesterday questioned whether Irish citizens would choose to remain in the EU if a referendum were to be called here.

The charities regulator was not aware of any concerns around the operation of the suicide bereavement charity Console until they were aired last week.

A Sinn Féin TD has said the Government is failing women in this country. Louise O'Reilly's comments follow a highly charged debate on abortion in the Dáil last night.

From today ASTI secondary school teachers and members of the GRA may face significant pay freezes.

The centenary of one of the bloodiest battles in history involving Ulster troops will be commemorated later at the Somme.

Senator Rónán Mullen’s dad, Tom, is one of the lucky ones. He has his wife, Maura, a nurse, to take care of him and has his three children living close by in Galway.


Boris Johnson’s decision to rule himself out as the next British Prime Minister has catapulted current Home Secretary Theresa May to the front of the race to be the next occupant of 10 Downing Street. Senior Tories have lined up behind her leadership bid as rival Michael Gove prepared to set out his case for becoming UK prime minister.

Jeremy Corbyn is clinging on defiantly as UK Labour leader as a poll indicated he could still see off a leadership challenge, but his previously rock-solid support in the party may be falling away.


Kilkenny legend JJ Delaney fears for the future of Cork hurling manager Kieran Kingston unless the Rebels can display a greater guile in tomorrow night’s All-Ireland SHC round 1 qualifier against Dublin in Páirc Uí Rinn.

It was a good night for Cork City in Belfast, but it could have been better. Sweden’s BK Hacken await John Caulfield’s side in the second qualifying round of the Europa League if the SSE Airtricity League side can complete the job in the second leg against their Irish League opponents in Turner’s Cross next week.

EURO 2016

Eden Hazard is wary of the threat Wales “superstar” Gareth Bale poses to Belgium’s Euro 2016 hopes.

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


The withdrawal of Boris Johnson from the contest to lead the Conservative Party and his pitch to become the next prime minister means a favourable outcome that aligns with Irish interests from Britain’s talks with the EU is much less likely, the country’s leading Irish expert on Brexit has said.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is set to take control of a significant slice of Ireland’s commercial radio market after agreeing a £220.3m (€266m) takeover of Belfast-based Wireless Group.


Isabel’s treatment lacked even the most basic level of human decency and was shocking in its lack of compassion, writes Alison O’Connor.

The centenary of the Battle of the Somme recalls the futility of war, writes Ryle Dwyer.


As she prepares for her trip to West Cork, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, 82, is as active and outspoken as ever, writes Marjorie Brennan


BallTalk TV's Mike Sheehan and Steve Neville look ahead to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals and ask will there be any more shocks?


Most of us will be guilty of checking our mobile phones when we are supposed to be working. However, when your office happens to be in front of eyes of millions you’re bound to be caught out, as the BBC’s Joanna Gosling found out this week.

Scientists in India have discovered gold traces in cow urine after a 7-year-research. They have also found a series of medicinal benefits that they believe could be used in the treatment of several illnesses.


GAMING: Street Fighter V’s free story mode will be released this week and a trailer has been released to build up the hype.

MOVIES: Terrence Malick is back with another utterly crazy film - this time he's taking on the creation of the Earth, the dawn of man and even more.

TECH: A month after his last flyover of the Apple Campus 2, Matthew Roberts has posted another video showcasing the progress made.


Actress Stacey Dash called Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams a “Hollywood plantation slave” while criticising his impassioned speech at the BET Awards.


It has to be the most parodied film clip in history but we think this one is brilliant.  Posted by 'Steve C' on YouTube and entitled 'Boris Johnson's HQ as the EU referendum result comes in' we thought you might enjoy.

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