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Gardaí investigate second fatal hit and run in two days

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A close-knit community has been left reeling following another suspected hit-and-run accident at the weekend that claimed the life of a 67-year-old man.

Half of first-time buyer home loans are being refused

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Just 455 home loans have been approved under a Government scheme set up to help first-time buyers access cheap credit.

Migrants rejected by Italy find haven in Spain

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Rescued migrants turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia yesterday, ending a gruelling Mediterranean odyssey that became symbolic of Europe's failure to agree on immigration.

Merkel is thrown a lifeline as immigration deadline looms

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The rebellious minister threatening Angela Merkel's political future threw her a lifeline yesterday as he appeared to back away from a threat to order police to start turning away migrants at the German border.

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Criminal John Gilligan travelling between Spain and England with new girlfriend who 'loves him more than life'

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CRIMINAL John Gilligan has found love with a new woman who is sharing his nomadic lifestyle.

One dead, 22 injured as two gunmen open fire at US music festival

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Gunmen have opened fire at an all-night arts and music festival in New Jersey, sending people running over each other in the scramble to safety, authorities said.

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Moscow crash driver claims he 'fell asleep at wheel after 20-hour shift'

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The suspect in a taxi crash near Red Square that injured two Mexican World Cup fans and other pedestrians claims he fell asleep at the wheel after 20 hours on the job.

Macedonia in deal with Greece for a new name

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Greece and Macedonia signed an agreement yesterday to bring to an end one of Europe's longest-running international disputes.

May's claim of a Brexit dividend just 'tosh', says leading Tory MP

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A leading Tory has branded as "tosh" Theresa May's insistence that a "Brexit dividend" would help boost NHS funding by more than €400m a week.

Ceasefire ends after deadly new attack on Taliban

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A suicide bomber killed at least 19 people in Afghanistan yesterday, the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday ceasefire.

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Police search for €7.5m of 'missing' drug money linked to jailed Kinahan associate

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Police in Britain are struggling to track down €7.5m in Kinahan drugs money linked to jailed associate James Mulvey, cousin of murdered Gerard 'Hatchet' Kavanagh.

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Israel targets rights groups with bill to outlaw filming of soldiers

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On Sunday, Israel moved to snap the lens shut on rights groups that film its troops' interactions with Palestinians by introducing a bill that would make it a criminal offense.

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Addictive Fortnite fad is so much more than the latest craze for young children

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Have you seen a kid do the Floss yet? Even the kids who aren't playing Fortnite, where it originated, are doing this dance which, if you think about it too much, seems to be about flossing your crotch.

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'Can Ireland afford to have half its citizens clinically obese?'

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We learned two unsettling facts about the fight against obesity last week.

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CSO reviews its gender options for 2021 census and may recognise those who don't identify as male or female

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The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is assessing whether it will move to recognise and statistically record citizens who identify themselves as neither male nor female.

EU's migration policy all at sea as Italy rocks boat

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'Spain wants to take legal action against me; France says that I make them vomit; I, however, want to work in harmony with everyone but with one clear principle: Italians come first."

Spain reports 933 migrants saved from Med as it awaits the arrival of Aquarius

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Spain's maritime rescue service yesterday said it had saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean over the past two days.

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Revealed: Fine Gael's top secret poll on election

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Fine Gael is actively polling the public mood in anticipation of a general election, testing slogans such as 'Let Leo Lead On'.

'My natural instinct was to attack back' - Pete Taylor denies any involvement in crime as he recovers from shooting

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Pete Taylor, the boxing coach injured in the gun attack in his Bray club earlier this month, has insisted he is not involved with crime and believes that the shooting, which claimed the life of his friend Bobby Messett, could have been an…

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Ministers told: 'Don't mention Brexit in front of the royals'

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Government ministers were given strict instructions not to discuss Brexit in front of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall during their official visit to Ireland last week, the Sunday Independent can reveal.

Every ambassador in the world invited to U2's NY concert

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Ireland is inviting a representative from every country in the world to a U2 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on July 1, as part of the country's bid to secure a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council.

Woman 'crying Allahu Akbar' injures two people with box cutter at France supermarket

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A woman crying Allahu akbar, God is great in Arabic, has injured two people with a box cutter at a supermarket in southern France, French media said.

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One dead, 20 injured in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

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A shooting incident at an all-night art festival in New Jersey has left one suspect dead and 20 people injured, a local prosecutor said.

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Greece and Macedonia signed deal to resolve decades-old dispute

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Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that, if ratified, will resolve a decades-old dispute concerning Macedonia's name.

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Fifteen motorists arrested for dangerous driving during Donegal International Rally

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Fifteen motorists have been arrested for dangerous driving and six others held for drink-driving during the Donegal International Rally weekend so far, gardaí said today.

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Wexford seaside town shop that sold winning €2m lotto ticket 'delighted' for lucky winner

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The south-east has gained a new millionaire after a lucky player scooped up €2m in Saturday night's Lotto Jackpot.

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First boat in Aquarius convoy carrying 630 migrants docks in Spain

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The first Italian government ship accompanying the migrant aid boat Aquarius has docked at the Spanish port of Valencia.

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Killer gang wanted children 'to witness' father's murder - wife of machete murder victim tells priest

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GARDAI have appealed to taxi drivers operating in the general area in Co Cork where Mikolaj Wilk, also known as Nick, was murdered.

'I've nobody coming in at night to check if I'm in bed, to check if I'm still breathing'

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A terminally ill woman who was told she has less than six months to live has made a dying wish to Simon Harris to give her a full time carer.

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Darragh McCullough: CAP reform is just tinkering around the edges of a flawed and broken system

I'm blue in the face giving out about the EU farm subsidy regime. Anybody who has been willing to listen to me in recent years will have heard why I think the payments system is a complete farce.

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Top 20 cycles in Ireland: From family spins to off-roaders and those who want a challenge

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With cycling booming in popularity around Ireland, cyclist and author David Flanagan picks 20 of his favourite routes.

Summer vibes - the very best blockbusters, gigs and festivals coming your way

Paul Whitington and John Meagher round up the very best blockbusters, gigs and festivals coming your way.

Women hit by cancer scandal offered reduced mileage rate for travelling to treatments

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The Government is offering a reduced mileage rate to women with cervical cancer who were not told that their smears were misread.

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Pope likens abortion to Nazi crimes in 'white gloves'

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Pope Francis on Saturday called the practice of having an abortion after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects a version of Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest.