Darron Gibson returns to Republic of Ireland squad. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

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Martin Kelly is over his injury problems and has signed for Crystal Palace. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald:  initiated the report, which also examined department’s fitness for purpose. It was expected to be published this month. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

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Cork manager Brian Cuthbert rings the changes for the meeting with Sligo. Photograph: Inpho

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Down’s Kevin McKernan gets his shot away despite the efforts of  Kildare’s Shane Connolly at Páirc Esler. Photo: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

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The new line-up: Cabinet members at a ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain after Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton reshuffled the Government team. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

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Joan Burton with her new deputy leader, Alan Kelly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Review: Love Eternal

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Wexford’sJack Guiney: landed nine points, six from frees against Offaly in a in a one-sided Leinster under-21 hurling semi-final at Wexford Park. Photograph: Inpho

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Galway’s Joe Canning and Andy Smith get involved in a scuffle with Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Walter Walsh at Tullamore. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

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