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Controversial social networking website has said its thoughts are with the family of teenager Erin Gallagher as they prepare for the inquest into her death by suicide after she suffered online bullying on the site.

The Government is looking at extending the Fair Deal scheme to allow people receive care in their own home.

Business chiefs have called on the Government to cut income tax but leave the minimum wage alone in order to ease the pressure posed by Brexit.

Irish boxing coach John Conlan last night criticised boxer Michael O’Reilly for “embarrassing” and bringing “a terrible thing” to Irish boxing.

Galway Pride Festival begins today. The annual event, which is now in its 27th year, has been extended from four to seven days this year.

A biography which details the extraordinary story of a West Cork doctor who fought in the Second World War and who survived the atomic bomb drop at Nagasaki is to be launched next weekend.


One person has been shot at a Milwaukee protest as tense skirmishes erupted for a second night following the police shooting of a black man.

Reports of shots fired at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport caused evacuations, grounded flights and frightening moments for fliers before the reports were later determined to be unfounded.


LATEST: The Minster for Sport has the accused the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) of refusing to cooperate with a potential investigation into the Rio ticket touting scandal.

TOP STORY: The beaming smile was on Michael Conlan’s face before he even ducked between the ropes for his first Olympic contest.

ANALYSIS: Irishman Seamus Power equalled his lowest round of the week but his bid for a podium finish faded on Reserva de Marapendi’s back nine as Britain’s Justin Rose claimed golf’s first Olympic gold medal for 112 years.


MICHAEL Ryan says Tipperary will face the “masters of intensity” in the All-Ireland senior hurling final on September 4.

Kilkenny boss Brian Cody said “there was no massive thing we did differently” for Saturday night’s All-Ireland final replay, but he did point to the significance of Colin Fennelly’s display.


Retail Ireland has called on the Government to deliver a budget of tax cuts and spending increases to ward off the “chill winds” caused by Brexit.

Two years ago, when we launched the Fair Mortgage Rates Campaign, Irish borrowers were paying 4.5% compared to an average Eurozone rate of 2.64% — a difference of 1.86%.

ANALYSIS has been linked with online bullying, but the Irish-based company deals with the criticism on its own terms, says Caroline O’Doherty


Nothing is as sweet as that song that captures the season forever, writes Olivia Kelleher


Alton Towers roller coaster amputee Vicky Balch, 21, has launched a stinging response to social media bullies who mocked her for doing a lingerie shoot.

A 79-year-old with Alzheimer’s has shot to internet fame after his son began sharing videos of them singing together.


GAMING: No Man's Sky is going down a storm on the PlayStation 4, so much so that the servers are struggling to keep up but while Sony would want you to believe its an exclusive that's not entirely the case.

MOVIES/TV: The man behind Moulin Rogue and The Great Gastby has a brand new show hitting Netflix tomorrow, and it's looking pretty epic.

TECH: Facebook is eager to increase its ad revenue on desktop, but determined ad blockers stand in the way. Adblock Plus unveiled a workaround to counter Facebook's new ads and its plans to restrict software that blocks ads.


Gregg Wallace said that children are next on the list after tying the knot with his fourth bride Anne-Marie Sterpini.


Sean Ó Riordan talks to Liam O’Flynn who says there are tens of thousands of knotweed plants in the country

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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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