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Enda Kenny will today come face-to-face with backbenchers who want him to quit as Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader.

Senior charity bosses will be forced to pay back lucrative salary top-ups as part of a government crackdown. Unauthorised top-ups “will not be tolerated”, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe warned yesterday, after details of significant bonus payments to senior staff members at St John of God emerged.

New rules will come into effect from next week to impose greater control on charities - which could include a clampdown on Mass cards.

It costs on average of €967 to send a child back to primary school and €1,474 for secondary school, with more than one in 10 parents cutting food bills in order to cover the costs.

Flashpoint Orange Order parades marking the Twelfth of July across Belfast have passed off virtually without incident.


Incoming British Prime Minister Theresa May will make appointing a cabinet minister to take charge of Brexit one of her first tasks when she takes the keys to No 10. We take a look back at where the new PM has previously stood on key issues.

Most British voters believe a cross-party team of politicians, businesses and trade unions should negotiate Britain’s exit from the European Union – but they don’t want Nigel Farage to be involved, according to polling.


The establishment of a player development programme from minor upwards and a representative body for club players, the implementation of a regeneration project for hurling in Cork City and the appointment of a Director for football, hurling and a head of physical development are among the 25 proposals formulated by Cork GAA coaching officer Kevin O’Donovan to arrest the decline of both codes in the county.

Former Cork footballer Colman Corrigan expressed reservation at management’s decision to invite Aidan Walsh and Alan Cadogan onto the panel midway through the championship given the pair have been “cocooned” within the county’s hurling set-up since last winter.


Housebuilding group Abbey has called for the reintroduction of 95% mortgages and some relaxation in the Central Bank’s controversial lending rules as a way of reviving the residential property market.

The transfer of corporate assets into Ireland by a handful of multinationals which led to a huge surge in Irish GDP runs the risk of putting the country’s tax regime back under the international spotlight, analysts have warned.


Jessica Ní Mhaolain, who is now applying for her PhD, explains how a rare eye condition meant her school years were a struggle for resources that were often not available


Michelle Murphy looks at the dos and don’ts for teenagers looking for work and chats to some well-known business owners to get their advice for the so-called Celtic Tiger Cub generation.


Pokemon Go has taken over the world since it was released last week. It hasn't officially been released in Ireland but here's an explainer from ITN for those of you who are wondering what all the fuss is about.


A New Zealand kebab shop owner has been praised for his enviably calm reaction to an armed robber. anterbury Police have released the CCTV footage of the moment the masked gunman entered the Egyptian Kebab House in Christchurch last month.

Channel 5 weather woman Sian Welby is making quite a name for herself with her quirky reports. Welby is known for delivering her reports with tons of well placed movie references and has recently pulled off excellent efforts around Star Wars and Batman v Superman. This time it was Ghostbusters on Sian’s chopping block.


GAMING: Pokemon Go is only officially out in New Zealand, Australia and America. If you're playing it any other country it's through downloading a file from another service or tricking your app store into letting you grab the data early. And these films might not be secure.

MOVIES: Irish actress Ruth Negga has been impressing in smaller productions for years, and now is the time when she's truly set to arrive.

TECH: If you keep recommending apps, games, movies or books that you’ve bought from the Google Play Store to friends and family members, you’ll be pleased to hear that you’ll be able to share these purchases via Family Library.


Tom Hanks has paid an emotional tribute to his mother following her death at 84.

The Forrest Gump star shared a portrait of Janet Marylyn Frager on Instagram, writing in the caption: “This beauty? My mom. She was the difference in many lives. Many lives. We say goodbye to her today. Safe crossing.”


A man was kicked and assaulted on a roadway where he lay injured after being knocked down by a car.

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