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A severe “lack of trust”  within the Cabinet threatens to bring down the minority Government, several Cabinet ministers have said.

A Government minister has strongly suggested Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald should take over as leader from Enda Kenny,  saying she “demonstrates all of the qualities a taoiseach would need”.

Developments worth several hundred million euro are signalled for strategic Cork city and harbour water-fronting sites,  at CIÉ-owned Horgan’s Quay, and separately at Marino Point for Port of Cork.

Four men were killed  in a spate of crashes  within hours of each other early yesterday.

Gardaí are closing in on the Vernon Mount arsonists  who torched the historic and protected Georgian villa in Cork City at the weekend.


The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions,  Pope Francis has said.

A 44-year-old woman who has been on hunger strike for nearly 16 years in protest at alleged brutality by India’s military has said she  will end her fast  and run in state elections.


A powerful final quarter burst — in which the home outfit outscored Tipperary by 1-8 to 0-1  — delivered Waterford a first Munster U21 hurling title in 22 years.

Former Genk manager Alex McLeish has warned Cork City to brace for “an onslaught”  in tonight’s Europa League first leg clash in Belgium.


There is no good outcome for the Irish economy from the UK’s decision to exit the EU,  the Central Bank has warned, with indigenous firms likely to be in the frontline for years to come.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary last year enjoyed a 33% hike in pay to €3.16m — €8,657 a day.  The airline’s 2016 annual report shows the outspoken CEO was richly rewarded for driving a record year of revenues and profits.


Brendan J Byrne tried to ensure his documentary on Bobby Sands gave a balanced view of the IRA man  who died on hunger strike, he tells Esther McCarthy


Frank McGuinness sees redemption for a province in the context of  union with the rest of Ireland,  writes Victoria White


The Gardaí have issued an appeal for people to take responsibility  for their own behaviour with the Bank Holiday weekend coming up and have urged the public not to drink and drive.


After spending two years in Canada Brian Cashin and fiancée Hazel returned to his native country only to realise that they had never really explored Ireland. So he set off on a 32 county adventure.

Video via Brian Cashin

Wedding speeches are fraught with dangers - how long will they go on for, will the father of the bride have too many pints - WHAT is the best man going to say?! But guests at the wedding of Ina O’Brien and Aiden Dwyer from Ballina were treated to something very different.


GAMING: Three Fields Entertainment, which is largely made up of former Criterion staff, has started work on the spiritual successor to Burnout 3 that it teased last year.

MOVIES/TV: Jason Bourne is on the run once again, and a shadowy government agency is in pursuit. Read our review of the latest Bourne film HERE.

TECH: Microsoft may be dropping away from the smartphone race but that doesn't mean they're out for the count, as they've got a new app to help you take better pictures.


Musician Dev Hynes has said his decision not to define his sexuality  follows the “school of Bowie and Prince”.


Developments worth several hundred million euro are signalled for strategic Cork city and harbour water-fronting sites,  at CIÉ-owned Horgan’s Quay, and separately at Marino Point for Port of Cork.

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From florist to fraudster, leaving a trail of destruction from North Cork, to Waterford, to Clare, to Wexford and through the midlands ... learn how mistress of re-invention, Catherine O'Brien, scammed her way around rural Ireland.

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