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IRELAND

Cybersecurity experts warn on 'whaling attacks'

Cybersecurity experts have warned so-called ‘whaling attacks’, in which company CEOs are targeted by scammers, have tripled in the past year.

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Minister raises doubt over chances of repealing 8th

A senior minister has cast doubt over whether the Government can succeed in liberalising Ireland’s abortion laws, triggering uncertainty about the upcoming referendum before the campaign begins.

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Children in two unmarked graves: Shame of what lies beneath

Children from the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home, some of whom died as late as 1990, are buried in unmarked graves in a Cork City cemetery.

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Laws aim to ban reselling tickets above face value

The reselling of tickets above their face value is set to be banned under legislation expected to come before the Dáil shortly.

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Usage of public bike rental schemes in main cities down 5%

Usage of public bike rental schemes in the country’s four main cities fell by over 5% last year, despite the growing popularity of cycling as a transport mode.

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WORLD

Southern Mexico rocked by second earthquake in four days

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful tremor hit the same area.

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Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

Iranian search and rescue teams have reached the site of a plane crash which authorities say killed all 65 people on board, according to reports.

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Serial paedophile Barry Bennell appears in court for sentencing

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell has appeared in the dock to be sentenced.

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Prolific UK paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

One of Britain's most prolific paedophiles, who blackmailed a string of vulnerable victims including a girl who was ordered to eat dog food, has been jailed for 32 years.

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Russia dismisses US election meddling indictment over lack of evidence

The Kremlin has dismissed a US indictment which charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 American presidential election over a lack of evidence.

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SPORT

PaperTalk GAA Show: Dalo's joy in Cusack Park, Tipp dismantle sweeper, Monaghan squeeze Kerry and Kingdom ladies row

At times in Ennis yesterday, Clare made Cork look like an U16 team up against a minor team, says Anthony Daly, but are the Rebels shadow boxing?

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VAR has strayed way offside

Olivier Giroud hasn’t put a foot wrong since joining Chelsea from Arsenal. Will he get the nod ahead of Alvaro Morata for the Barcelona clash this week? writes Daniel Storey

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Naomi Carroll goal earns heroic win for Harlequins

Naomi Carroll’s goal 15 minutes from time saw Cork Harlequins record another marquee win on the road as they beat Ulster’s finest, Pegasus, 2-1 at Queen’s in the women’s EY Hockey League.

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McDonalds at 5am? Barca is no culture club for Baggies

Our man inside the game has seen plenty of midweek trips to the sun backfire.

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BUSINESS

International Medtech company to create 75 jobs for Galway

There is good news for Galway on the jobs front - with 75 new posts announced this morning.

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Survey finds very few Irish SMEs preparing for life after Brexit

Irish businesses are looking to expand in France and Germany as Brexit looms.

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Investors in Carillion were'fleeing for the hills'

Investors in Carillion were "fleeing for the hills" after spotting that the construction giant was heading for disaster, it has been revealed.

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Growth gap widening with North

Some evidence of a gap opening in the growth prospects between the economies in the Republic and the North has emerged, according to the body that promotes trade across the island.

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Game changer for Munster but skills gap looms

The National Planning Framework (NPF) could represent a game-changer for the southern region and for the wider Irish economy. If the plan is successful, cities like Cork, Limerick, and Waterford and regional towns will develop into a dynamic regional economy that can counter-balance the Irish economy’s overdependence on the greater Dublin area.

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OPINION

Bessborough children were buried in unmarked graves as late as 1990

The Tuam babies scandal recalled a more callous Ireland we thought we had left far behind, but as late as 1990 children from the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home were still being buried in unmarked graves, writes $1

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How America’s darkest deed in Vietnam was eventually revealed

In Saturday’s ‘Irish Examiner’, historian $1 described his university education in Texas during the period of the Kennedy assassination and the escalation of American involvement in Vietnam. Today, as the 50th anniversary of the massacre at My Lai approaches, he shows how it took 20 months after the slaughter of hundreds of civilians by American soldiers for the story to become public knowledge, and that no one has really been held accountable

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