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The rift between Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance widened last night after Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar accused his Government partners of risking the coalition’s stability over the recent abortion bill controversy.

Over the weekend, as the crisis over when exactly Enda Kenny will step down as Taoiseach continued to engulf the Government, his most likely replacements were notably backing away from making the fatal cut everyone knows is coming.

Revenge porn is not illegal in Ireland. The Law Reform Commission is currently preparing a report (Cybercrime) and it will help to inform any future legislation in the area.

Students should be charged up to €5,000 in fees each year, according to a new expert report on third-level education costs.

A hill walker has been rescued after being seriously injured in the McGillycuddy's Reeks in Kerry.


Hundreds of barristers have advised British Prime Minister David Cameron to tread carefully before taking steps to withdraw the UK from the European Union.

The son of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online.


Michael Breen is a symbol of Tipperary’s new hardness, writes Anthony Daly.

The Open still stirs the passion in three-time major winner Pádraig Harrington, and he can’t wait to get into the thick of the action at Troon on Thursday.

EURO 2016

Portugal have had to face being called a one-man team for a long as Cristiano Ronaldo has kicked a football but on the night when they lost their talisman to injury, they provided one of the greatest backs-to-the-wall victories the European Championships have ever seen, as substitute Eder ended France’s dream in Paris last night.

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


For an oil and gas explorer, the news that the Brexit referendum result was a “seismic” shift in favour of Leave made compelling reading. Brexit is a timely reminder of the potential future energy issues that might be faced by the island of Ireland.

An increased use of satellite technology is set to improve on-the-spot-checks and cut administrative costs of the Common Agricultural Policy.


Posting pornographic images of an individual online without their consent is a growing form of abuse for which there is no criminal sanction in Ireland. Joyce Fegan talks to victims and experts.


The Visually Impaired Walking Group make great strides as they pound Cork paths, writes Dan MacCarthy


LE James Joyce, under the command of Lt Cmdr Neil Manning, is en route to the Mediterranean Sea and the crew are anxious to help exploited refugees.

Meet some of the crew here.


Your Facebook chats are about to get a lot more secretive – if that’s the kind of thing you are looking for.

A teenage fan who got Jeremy Corbyn’s face permanently etched into his back does not regret getting inked.


GAMING: This is likely to be one of the more unusual Pokemon Go captures that you hear about; a man caught Pidgey, while his wife was waiting to give birth in front of him.

MOVIES: All eyes will be Ghostbusters this week as the reboot finally arrives in cinemas after months of complicated reactions from audiences. There's also a film about two grown men trying their best to rescue a kitten.

TECH: To celebrate the release of the new Sony Xperia XA we're giving one away to a lucky reader.


Loved by celebrities like Elton John, Joan Collins and Whoopi Goldberg, chocolatiers Choccywoccydoodah have a reputation unlike any other for their extravagant cake creations and incredible chocolate masterpieces.


The old order changeth, Tennyson tells us, giving place to the new. Was yesterday’s Munster final an example of the new or the old, though?

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