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A 25-year-old Irishwoman  savagely beaten  with a motorcycle chain lock by three men while on holiday in France has been discharged from hospital.

Three people are dying every day in Ireland due to alcohol,  according to one of the country’s top doctors.

Another autumn of discontent awaits college students as the scramble for scarcer and dearer accommodation  is tougher than in any of the last 10 years.

Irish pregnant women are being warned  not to travel to parts of Florida,  because new cases of Zika have been discovered.

Cyclists using body-worn cameras or homeowners with CCTV cameras attached to their property, may be acting illegally,  warns the Data Protection Commissioner.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a man sustained serious head injuries  in a road traffic collision in Limerick yesterday.


Pope Francis has refused to describe Islam as “terrorist”, because it is “not fair and not true”.

The funeral service for murdered French priest Father Jacques Hamel  will take place today.  Father Hamel was killed when two men stormed into his church in Saint-Etienne-Du-Rouvray on Tuesday.


For the second year running Dundalk are faced with the daunting challenge of having to overturn a one-goal BATE Borisov lead  if they are to prolong their interest in the Champions League.

Rugby still a social sport? Forget that, says Keith Earls.  Earls’ father Ger played for Young Munster and Munster, worked his socks off and, like all of his colleagues, probably partied a bit as well, but with his own money.


Shares in Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank owner RBS, as well as Barclays fell as stock markets responded for the first time  to the results of the stress tests of 51 European banks.

The residents of a new, upmarket Johnny Ronan residential development in Dublin 4 will share the use  of a communal smart-car.


Arlene Harris recounts a terrifying moment when her son went into anaphylactic shock and argues adrenaline pens should be available in public places


The Pope says the world is at war, and that this is not a war of religions but of  interests, money, and resources.  That said, a religious element cannot be denied, writes TP O’Mahony 


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 last weekend  as she attended the 11th Cork LGBT Pride parade on the Grand Parade, Cork.



Joe Freeley, who runs Joe Maxi Taxi Co, will be providing free trips on the night of August 17 to those celebrating their Leaving Cert results. In place of a fare, Joe will be collecting voluntary donations to Pieta House instead.

Seeing as it’s Breastfeeding Awareness Week, we thought we’d clear up some possibly quite confusing things about becoming a mum.


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.


The director of the latest Bourne instalment has admitted he would love to shoot parts of the  next movie in Ireland.  Paul Greengrass, who directed Jason Bourne, is also known for directing the 2002 movie Bloody Sunday.


This day last year Limerick man Jason Corbett was beaten to death in his North Carolina home. His death sparked a custody battle for his children between his Irish relatives and the stepmother who will stand trial for murder next week,  writes Joe Leogue

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