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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

Tánaiste  Eamon Gilmore: ‘We are monitoring the situation very carefully, particularly in eastern Ukraine. There is an urgent need for a de-escalatation of the crisis and for Moscow to engage in serious dialogue with Ukraine’s interim government.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

Tánaiste states concern about build-up of Russian troops on Ukraine border and repeats earlier call for de-escalation.

Of the 69 warrants issued by Ireland during 2013, 40 resulted in surrenders to Ireland. File photograph: Frank Millar/The Irish Times

Principal offences cited included murder, grievous bodily harm and sexual offences including rape and sexual abuse of children

Queen Elizabeth is no stranger to Irish. She used it to address guests at a special State Dinner in St Patrick’s Hall Dublin Castle in 2011. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

@Britishmonarchy Twitter account announces arrival of Uachtarán na hÉireann in London

 The President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina departing for their State visit to Britain at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel today. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President and his wife driven away from Heathrow in a maroon coloured Bentley flying an Irish tricolour

Decision not to proceed with proposed amalgamation with Ombudsman follows consideration of public consultation

The state banquet will be attended by Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (right) and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (left). Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Adams says decision by Deputy First Minister to attend events ‘may cause difficulty for some republicans’

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