Google received 2 requests from Irish authorities for the removal of material from YouTube in the first six-month period of the year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Search engine reports 150 per cent worldwide increase in requests over last five years

Tánaiste  Joan Burton: Claimed Sinn Féin is “relentlessly opposed” to measures designed to encourage people back to work.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Labour leader claims Sinn Féin ‘relentlessly opposed’ to back-to-work measures

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mary-Lou McDonald  today said no public funds were involved in paying for her business class flights on her Australian trip. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader says no taxpayers’ money used in purchase of €4,000 ticket

Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference to announce the attribution of portfolios of European Commissioners-designate at EU commission headquaters in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

Women represent 33% of Commission which includes 5 former prime ministers

The bombed buildings at the corner of Sackville street and Eden Quay on the banks of the Liffey in Dublin. The buildings were shelled by the British admiralty gunboat, the Helga, during the Easter Rising. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Meeting happened against background of Great War and promise of Home Rule

Father Joseph Mallin SJ. Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly said the families of those who participated in the events of 1916 should be central to the upcoming commemorations.

Senator says families of 1916 families should be central to commemorations

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AC/DC Guitarist Angus Young on stage at Punchestown uring their Black Ice World Tour in 2009.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Seminal Australian band one of the biggest influences on hard rock and heavy metal

An Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tánaiste says economic conditions more hopeful than at any time since beginning of recession

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