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Patients could now receive hospital check-ups at their local Post Office  under radical plans being developed.

Gardaí are investigating Michael Noonan’s handing of the ‘Grace’ case  when he was Minister for Health after receiving a complaint.

Confidential Irish airline passenger records are set to be monitored  by a new agency as part of counter terrorism measures.

The Government rejected calls from the Public Accounts Committee  to defer the dissolution  of the Dublin Docklands Development Agency, until the Longboat Quay saga is concluded.

Micheál Martin has ruled out appointing a deputy leader  of the Fianna Fáil party.


A hot air balloon burst into flames over central Texas on Saturday, killing all 16 people aboard,  in one of the deadliest such accidents on record. It apparently struck power lines.

Turkey has dismissed 1,400 more members of its armed forces and stacked the top military council  with government ministers.  This is designed by President Tayyip Erdogan to put him in full control of the military after a failed coup.


Tipperary. In an All-Ireland football semi-final.  It has such a wondrous, sepia-tinted feel to it. Eighty-one years have slipped by since that has happened and Ireland was still engulfed in the trauma of its revolutionary period when the county actually last won a game of championship football at HQ.

He may have his critics elsewhere but, within the confines of the Football of Ireland  annual general meeting over the weekend, John Delaney was certainly king of the castle.


Businesses in the Cork region are confident about the economic outlook,  despite the shock following the UK vote to leave the EU, a survey by the Cork Chamber of Commerce has found.

PageFair, a Dublin-based company that provides media organisations with ad-blocking analytics and which creates anti-ad blocking technologies, published a report last year in conjunction with Adobe. It found that 200m desktop users  have installed ad-blockers in their PCs and laptops.


Back-ache sufferer Arlene Harris tries out a series of gentle exercises developed by Australian Steve Timm  and finds them extraordinarily successful


Relaxed regulation meant buildings were thrown up at a frantic rate  during the boom.  Michael Clifford investigates and asks what we can do to avoid the same mistakes again


The result of the marriage referendum has had an enormous impact on the sense of security in the LGBT community, former Government Minister, Kathleen Lynch, claimed yesterday  as she attended the 11th Cork LGBT Pride parade on the Grand Parade, Cork.


Limerick welcomed a special guest to the Markets Field  on Friday night as they beat Shelbourne 2-0 to consolidate their 20-point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity League First Division. ormer Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan legend Michael Essien graced the pitch at full-time to present the man of the match award to Limerick captain and goalscorer Shane Duggan.

We’ve been so busy trying to catch them all that we haven’t spent much time changing the names of the Pokemon we’ve already bagged.More fool us, because it turns out that with a little bit of imagination  you can do amazing things if you take the time to alter the names of your Pidgeys and Rattatas.


GAMING: Ireland will feature as a stop in the Capcom Pro Tour in September,  which will see some of the best Street Fighter V players in Europe competing for precious ranking points.

MOVIES/TV: Hey who ever expected Supergirl to be a show that would last longer than a single season? Well it's set to continue and season 2 will also introduce another familiar character in the form of Superman.

TECH: Wikipedia is an incredible resource and one that just keeps growing thanks to the efforts of everyday people adding to this global knowledge library. It's a pretty incredible feat, and now it's easier to access than ever thanks to an updated Android app. The refreshed app includes news topics, trending stories, featured posts and eye catching images, all in a single stream of information that's constantly reacting to what's going on in the world and your own preferences.


Rapper Kanye West has admitted that his headline performance at Glastonbury in 2015 put him in a  “depressed state”  that reminded him of being sacked.


Relaxed regulation meant buildings were thrown up at a frantic rate  during the boom.  Michael Clifford investigates and asks what we can do to avoid the same mistakes again

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