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Taoiseach Micheál Martin in the dark over new Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen's drink-driving ban -- New Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen says he is "profoundly sorry" for being banned from driving after being caught drink-driving

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Gardaí to spot-check pubs to ensure health rules are followed

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As economy finally opens up, Birr focuses firmly on survival -- There is one word that keeps popping up in Birr, the jewel in middle Ireland's crown: "survival"

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Rugby - Premium - To be told you can't leave or you won't play for Ireland... I just don't agree

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Weekend Magazine - Premium - exclusive - Eve Hewson: 'Dad thinks he's the Irish Kris Jenner'

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Fionnán Sheahan -- The ruthless altarboy: how Micheál Martin has a habit of turning on those loyal to him

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Catherine Fegan -- After guiding us through this crisis, Tony Holohan is now needed closer to home

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Coronavirus - Premium - Forty restaurants sue over insurers' refusal to pay out for Covid-19 interruption

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Comment - Premium - Katherine Donnelly - Opinion - Hope high for full classes in autumn - but distancing concerns remain

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Politics -- Coveney seeks to keep State car and garda driver despite demotion

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Parents told to caution teens about 'Longitude parties'

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Health Insurance -- 'Appalling' - fury at charges of between €75 and €250 for Covid tests before patients can attend private hospitals

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Health -- Donnelly accused of making 'sneaky' cut to nursing home support

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Coronavirus -- Language of death has changed due to Covid - but toll 'may be overstated' -- The traditional Irish death notice, one of the most-read daily newspaper columns, has changed forever under Covid-19 lockdown, with terms such as 'broadcast' and 'webcam' now common to describe the conduct of funerals.

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Staycation plans? Don't forget to pack your Covid toolkit -- The welcome mat is out for 'staycation' visitors across the country and, whether it's five-star luxury or a budget break, the number one ambition of tourists is that their post-lockdown escape is Covid-free.

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North America -- Leading medic warns Covid-19 strain may be easier to catch as it mutates -- A mutation of coronavirus able to spread more easily may have emerged, America's top infectious disease expert has warned, as Texas made mask-wearing in public mandatory.

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The figures don't lie - and a deep recession after this pandemic looks inevitable -- As we begin to exit the Covid lockdown, business activity has resumed in a completely different environment than before the pandemic.

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World News -- Are the Irish finally waking up from our American dream? -- It was a blistering August day when I rang my mother on a Greyhound bus somewhere outside Santa Cruz. It was my first time in America. My friend and I managed to latch on to the tail end of a west coast road trip. With us were a group of Irish girls who had been playing football in Chicago for the summer.

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Irish News -- Permanently suspended: How Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan has become the 'most hated man' on the internet -- It has been quite a descent for Graham Linehan: from co-creator of the much-loved Father Ted - much loved, because it's, well, so lovely and loveable - to a much-despised figure for his years-long campaign against trans activists.

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Music -- 'The song is from a long time ago, but it still holds true today' - Paul Weller on why it's time for radical social change

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Travel -- What will post-pandemic package holidays look like, and where will we be heading?

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TV Reviews -- John Boland's week on TV: Courage and hope shine through on hospital's Covid front line

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Golf - Seamus Power hits blemish-free 66 to share clubhouse lead in Detroit at halfway mark

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Irish News - 'They expect me at 78 to park my car 10 minutes away' - anger at Malahide pedestrian trial

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Politics -- Tánaiste gets aide-de-camp as Varadkar keeps trappings of power

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North America -- How FBI tracked down Epstein's former girlfriend Maxwell as she 'slithered away' at 'gorgeous' New Hampshire mansion

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Weekend Magazine - 'I thought about boiling Bill in oil - but I never doubted my decision to stay' - Hillary Clinton - Hillary Clinton and I were going to Zoom. There's a sentence I never thought I'd write.

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Weekend Magazine - Premium - Q&A with Aslan singer Christy Dignam: 'The biggest fear I have is that this cancer will get me' Irish music icon Christy Dignam is lead singer of the popular Dublin rock band Aslan. Born in 1960, he was raised in Finglas by his parents, Teresa and Christy, and his early jobs included working on the conveyor belt in the Player Wills cigarette factory and working as a deck boy on boats.

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Weekend Magazine - Tuck into a Mexican feast with Donal Skehan's tasty taco recipes

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Ireland -- Ireland Unlocks: 10 great things to do in Kilkenny this summer

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Weekend Magazine - Premium - Mary Kenny - Opinion - It's not enough not to be racist: we must be actively anti-racist

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Weekend Magazine -- The heat is on: Diarmuid Gavin's handy tips to care for your garden during a drought

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Hurling - Premium - One goal, four points and an All-Ireland final place - the day Shane Dowling sealed his place in Limerick history

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Premier League - The wait is over: Premier League champions Liverpool receive guard of honour from rivals Man City

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Premier League - Premium - Richard Dunne - Opinion - One thing about Bruno Fernandes' outstanding run of form still has me concerned about Man United

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League of Ireland -- FAI confident clubs won't derail plan for LOI return

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Premier League -- Liverpool's away woes, Sterling vs Gomez and another De Bruyne masterclass

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Gaelic Football -- Donnelly targeting double success after horror injury

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Irish News - Hospital team protected patients by prepping for Covid-19 in January

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Frontline Star of the Week - Working in the shadow of Covid-19, Eilish has been an inspiration to all around her - Palliative care nurse Eilish Walsh has been hailed "an inspiration" by those closest to her, who are in awe at how hard she has worked throughout Covid-19.

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The Big Tech Show -- The Big Tech Show: 'I came within hours of selling it for $1bn'

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Real Health Podcast -- The Real Health Podcast: Miriam Hussey and re-awakening your best self

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Opinion & Analysis

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Philip Ryan -- FG begins to ponder life after Leo as he reshuffles his top team

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Martina Devlin -- The Bobby Storey enigma: separating myth from reality and a hypocritical divide between Ireland's north and south

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Sarah Carey -- Yes, being overlooked hurts - but factoring in geography makes for parish pump politics

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I can do more on backbenches than as a junior justice minister

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Cauldron of crises leave Trump with no reason to celebrate this Fourth of July -- Robert Schmuhl

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I'm hopeless at the DIY, can't even change a plug - so don't expect me to fix broken biscuits -- Billy Keane

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O'Neill says she will never apologise for attending Bobby Storey's funeral

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Dr Tony Holohan to temporarily step back from role as chief medical officer

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Ghislaine Maxwell accused of playing 'critical role' in Jeffrey Epstein abuse

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Waterford pub publishes 100th virtual fireside session since Covid-19 hiatus

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Footage emerges of woman being punched by officer at Miami International Airport

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'I didn't understand how life can deal you some cards' - Leigh Arnold reveals how losing baby Flynn changed her life and how her quest for healing inspired Ibiza retreat centre

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Dear David Coleman: How can I persuade my son to move up to the attic room?

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Life - Premium - Bill Linnane - Opinion - The urge to protect is mixed with the urge to strangle after a trip to the hospital with a teenager

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Food & Drink - Premium - Katy McGuinness - Opinion - Tasting freedom: Can dining out ever be the same again?

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Life - Premium - Right up my street: How we learned to love our neighbours during lockdown

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Motor News - It's car sales crunch time: What impact will coronavirus have on the motor industry?

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Celebrity News - Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard to face each other after 'Sun' loses bid to end libel case

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Fashion - Premium - Katie Byrne - Opinion - I doubt Vera Wang (71) was cocooning during lockdown

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Voices - Premium - Stefanie Preissner - Opinion - As we exit lockdown and salons reopen - grey roots are now a badge of honour

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Beauty - Naked ambition: Triona McCarthy's top nude products for that effortlessly pared-down makeup look

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Movies - It's high time Hollywood's everyman Steve Carell gets the recognition he deserves

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Book Reviews -- From the Andes to Ireland, the gripping history of the humble potato

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Book Reviews -- A Rip in Heaven: True crime tale is a moving tribute to a family scarred by tragedy

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Book Reviews -- 'I wanted to bring a woman's point of view to these crimes' - Karin Slaughter on giving victims a voice

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TV Reviews -- Fake crowds and fake shebeens in TV land - but we'll take it

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Irish News - Veteran broadcaster Ivan Yates to step down from weekday Newstalk slot and The Tonight Show

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Travel -- The Staycation Q&A: What's still available? Will I get ripped-off? What should I pack?

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Ireland -- Ireland Unlocks: 10 great things to do in Wexford this summer

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Travel Talk -- Foreign Travel Q&A: What are the chances of a sun holiday this year? Why hasn't Ireland reopened?

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Travel News - Center Parcs Ireland announces reopening date and prices for summer

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The Irish B&B reboots: How will the ceád míle fáilte survive Covid-19?

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The Fab 50: Ireland's 50 best places to stay in 2020

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