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Sinn Féin will leave their candidate for the Presidential race undeclared until mid-September as the party searches for a figure to challenge Michael D Higgins for the Park.
Bring back the brollies because Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for 15 counties.
The issue of consent is the main focus of a review of Irish rape laws.
Police in the UK are investigating the death of a six-year-old boy following what is believed to have been a "pellet gun injury".
Unexploded Second World War ammunition buried in a forest south-west of Berlin is complicating efforts to keep a forest fire under control, German authorities said.
The European power system can comfortably generate at least 35% of its electricity using renewable energy alone without major impacts on prices or system stability, researchers suggest.
After last year's heartbreak in the All-Ireland hurling final against Galway, Waterford's Austin Gleeson is determined to give it everything he has until he can bring Liam home.
Frank Dowling, a third-year Architecture student at the brand-new School of Architecture on Douglas Street, Cork City, reflects on his experience of returning to college as a mature student.
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Heatwave hair stressing you out? Katie Wright asks the experts how to fight the frizz.
Fans of the hit TV show Orange Is the New Black have waited patiently over a year for new episodes but finally that wait is over.
@Gardatraffic twitter account has channelled the Rubberbandit’s 2011 hit Horse Outside in their latest post.