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Ireland is not subject to the spectre of massive fines or penalties for scrapping water charges thanks to the freedom available to member states to set their own rules over the EU’s water laws, according to Fianna Fáil. Meanwhile, Sinn Féin has described the Taoiseach's comments on water charges as "bogus".
: Health and safety reports dating back over 20 years that raised concerns over working conditions within the Air Corps may have been destroyed, the Taoiseach has been warned.
: Management at Bus Éireann said that it is willing to engage in fresh talks aimed at resolving the current dispute.
: US vice president Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business when he was Indiana's governor, according to reports.
: US attorney general Jeff Sessions has abruptly agreed to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election amid growing pressure over his meetings with the Russian ambassador.
: A hard Brexit and US plans for tax reforms are the biggest risks facing Ireland’s long-term prosperity, according to a report by Moody’s Investors Service.
: Cork manager Kieran Kingston says Sunday’s visit to Kilkenny represents the true gauge of his developing team’s progress.
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: Gwen Loughman looks at the social and psychological impact volunteering has on everyone involved
: A right-leaning Twitter page tried to predict what the left’s vision for the future was – and it’s created quite a hilarious series of memes.
: Queen guitarist Brian May has teamed up with West End star Kerry Ellis for a new album.