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Read the latest news headlines and analysis about politics, sports, business, lifestyle and entertainment from award winning Irish Journalists.
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H4 ‘My life was defined by drugs and drink, not being a Champions League player. I was completely out of control and didn’t know what I was doing’
H4 House of fun – the Wexford family home with swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and a games room in the basement
H4 Tanya Sweeney Opinion The golden rule of Irish pub etiquette? If someone is asking whose round is it, then it’s almost definitely your turn
H4 Tipperary community to hold vigil for tragic couple found dead in their rural home
H4 Dublin shooting victim survived gun attack just months ago
H4 Martin Breheny Opinion Would Dublin be better off with a tougher quarter-final draw? No, absolutely not
H4 Men fight with crutches on Belfast street
H4 Irish pro-life and pro-choice groups react to landmark US Roe v Wade abortion ruling
H4 ‘I was shocked’ – Irishman barred from entering US ‘because he was born in Iraq’
H4 Woman who gave birth and put the newborn in a bin tells court of ‘regular beatings’ from her father
H4 The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade, potentially forcing women and girls to carry pregnancies to term. What happens now?
H4 Lesbian TikTok couple discover they might be sisters
H4 Student (27) charged over suspected ‘liquid cocaine’ seizure worth €150,000 in Dublin
H4 US Supreme Court 'is eviscerating Americans' rights', says Pelosi
H4 Dubliner’s transgender journey: ‘I don’t feel I’m existing anymore, I’m living’
H4 Conor McGregor appears in court on motoring charges
H4 Harry Styles and fans sing happy birthday to delighted crowd member in Dublin
H4 Play Zelensky addresses crowd as Glastonbury festival kicks off
H4 Wimbledon organisers hand out hundreds of free tickets to Ukrainian refugees
H4 Gallery Meet the Ukrainian woman given a free unit in Dublin’s George’s Street arcade to run her nail bar
H4 John Downing Opinion EU membership can transform lives, but achieving it is increasingly tough
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H4 Martina Devlin Opinion We need to teach people that violence is always wrong and can never be excused
H4 John Connell Opinion Summer, a time of renewal, is well worth waiting for, so let’s make the most of it
H4 Emma Kelly Opinion ‘Prioritise entertainment over friends’ – how Love Island finally got its groove back
H4 Dairy incomes have been ‘underestimated for years’: Teagasc
H4 €15,000 payment on cards for landowners in Galway bog conservation scheme
H4 Mike Brady: Why the UK could overtake Irish dairying if we don’t put in place a plan
H4 John Fagan: Blame Covid for the unmanageable rise in sheep numbers on our farms
H4 Decade-long Quinn Insurance court case against PwC settled
H4 EU rules out aid for plane leasing firms caught in Russia sanctions
H4 Shopping in person is the top choice for Irish consumers, says IBM retail boss
H4 €24m funding joy for ‘world’s first happiness platform’ &Open
H4 Legal advice: My uncle rents out his land with no written contracts. Can his tenants claim squatter’s rights and ruin my inheritance?
H4 The puzzling death of a very private couple: a farewell note and a hidden car in the Tipperary tragedy
H4 Census 2022: Ireland’s population passes the five-million mark for the first time since 1851 – here’s what we learned
H4 ‘The family had plans to visit him next week’ – tributes pour in for ‘gentleman’ Eoghan (24) killed in Canada hit-and-run
H4 The Indo Daily: Tragedy in Tipperary - the mysterious death of a very private couple
H4 The Left Wing: Can Ireland win a test series in New Zealand?
H4 The Indo Daily: Life as a transgender man - “To me, transitioning is like the ultimate act of self-care”
H4 Real Health: How to be your own therapist with Psychotherapist Owen O’Kane
H5 Donal Skehan’s favourite summer salads — fennel with lemon chicken, halloumi and chorizo, and bougie bacon and egg frisée
H5 The Weekend Hitlist: what to see, do and buy this weekend
H5 ‘The right message is that sport has a place for everyone, irrespective of your sexuality’ – David Gough
H5 The missing cryptoqueen: my hunt for the woman behind the €2bn OneCoin scam
H5 Revealed: The world’s most liveable cities and the European capital at the top of the list
H5 Modern Morals: I’m worried if I take time off work for burnout, I won’t get a new role I really want
H5 Rory Gaffney steps up as Rovers deliver more derby success against careless Bohs
H5 Rory McIlroy's charge flickers but Séamus Power surges into contention with sizzling 65 to keep Travelers fans happy
H5 John Gosden and Frankie Dettori decide to take ‘sabattical’ from partnership after talks
H5 Battle of the O’Briens at the Curragh as father and son set for classic Irish Derby clash with €1m prize pot on offer
H5 Boxing gets Paris Olympics green light but will be run by IOC after IBA barred from involvement
H5 Maguire left with plenty to do to get back into Women’s PGA contention as Meadow leads Irish challenge at Congressional
H5 Kirsty Blake Knox Opinion Two meals and no gossip: The pros and cons of bringing children to a wedding
H5 Top 12 summer dresses for all body shapes, tastes and budgets
H5 Quiz: How much do you know about Harry Styles?
H5 Conor McGregor’s dad Tony splashes €170,000 on super car with personalised plates
H5 ‘I consider myself on my last leg’ – Brad Pitt reflects on latter stages of acting career
H5 Saturdays star announces she is pregnant with first child with English cricketer
H5 Nightmarket restaurant review: ‘There’s a tendency for Thai restaurants in Ireland to play it safe — but this one doesn’t’
H5 The best summer picnic accessories
H5 Fix it up – cottage with a garage and workshop off the North Strand in Dublin 3
H5 Now children could get a routine chickenpox vaccine
H5 Melanie Finn Opinion Perfect parent simply doesn’t exist – and I have learnt to embrace being ‘that’ mum
H5 Kirsty Blake Knox Opinion Two meals and no gossip: The pros and cons of bringing children to a wedding Duplicate text
H5 Love Island Best Bits: From Antigoni’s ‘lion’ locks to Luca’s welcome for Charlie, the Islanders are giving us no shortage of entertainment
H5 ‘I've been to Tallaght lots. I got headbutted. It was great’ – Harry Styles tells fans about time he went to Dublin house party
H5 Elvis movie review: Rambling tale of rock ’n’ roll star isn’t fit for a king
H5 Irish dancers give LauraLynn a leg up with all-day ‘Riverdanceathon’
H5 The Quarry review: The summer camp from hell
H5 Harry Styles: Prince of pop puts on royal performance in Dublin
H5 As an LGBTQ+ traveller, here’s why I still have to consider my safety before every holiday
H5 UK suspends ‘use it or lose it’ airport slots rule as around 200 flights cancelled daily
H5 Iconic A380 super jumbo jet returns to skies as airlines struggle with travel demand
H5 Lonely Planet warns tourists about ‘notoriously expensive’ Dublin – so what do the other guides say about the capital?
H5 Bali’s new digital nomad visa will let you live there tax-free
H5 ‘Let's relax a little’ – IATA’s Willie Walsh says airlines will see their way through problems
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