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US president Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault. The former staffer and one-time “Apprentice” contestant secretly recording conversations with her co-workers, including the president. File photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The Trump administration found itself mired in controversy yet again this week as it emerged that a former staffer and one-time Apprentice contestant,(...)

The Instagarden from Argos who have thought long and hard about what is trending in gardening.  File photograph: Getty Images

Argos goes green What with Chelsea just finished and Bloom just beginning and the arrival, finally, of some decent weather we’ve all gone garden mad.(...)

Fire victim Mayo-born John Nolan, tragically died in a street blaze in North London last September.

A Mayo-born pensioner who died after being found in flames on the street in North London accidentally ignited his clothing while lighting a cigarette,(...)

The scene of the crash, on the N5 at Carrabawn near Swinford, Co Mayo, has been closed for forensic investigations. File photograph:  Alan Betson

Mark Hilliard A 61-year-old man has been killed following a collision between a car and a truck. The crash happened on the N5 at Carrabawn near Sw(...)

Hiqa will make a further unannounced inspection at Áras Attracta before deciding whether to close

Minister of State for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, must intervene “immediately” to close Áras Attracta, a HSE-managed care facility for adults with i(...)

Topical questions  included the incinerator at Poolbeg. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

This year’s higher-level Leaving Cert biology paper was particularly topical and challenging, though it was not unfair, according to teachers. “Stude(...)

Áras Attracta: terms of settlement with programme director not disclosed.

A woman on paid administrative leave from her job as programme director of the HSE’s Áras Attracta facility has settled her case over an alleged HSE m(...)

No big surprises on thought provoking high-level chemistry paper. Photograph: Getty Images

There were no major surprises on a thought-provoking higher-level chemistry paper, according to teachers. Tara Lyons, a chemistry teacher at the Inst(...)

Paul Maguire pictured centre and Janet Traynor from RTE's Investigation Unit attending the Aras Attracta assault trial at the District Court in Castlebar.Pic Conor McKeown

The trial of five care workers accused of assaulting a number of residents at the Aras Attracta care facility in Swinford, Co Mayo, began at Castleba(...)

Still image from footage filmed by  the RTÉ Investigations Unit at Bungalow Three, Áras Attracta, Swinford, Co Mayo. File photograph: RTÉ

A care worker in Co Mayo has sued RTÉ for alleged defamation. It is understood the High Court action arises out of the broadcast of a TV programme i(...)

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