The top five: Two committee members reject Banking Inquiry draft report; Girl rescued from sea remains in critical condition

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Cork 24-year-old named Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur

A 24-year-old from south Cork has won a €70,000 investment fund for his new business after being crowned Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur.

James Foody from Glanmire, developed a wearable device and a smartphone app which helps women assess and maximise their fertility across a monthly period.

Fine Gael planning to guarantee every Irish worker hourly pay rate of at least €11.75

The Taoiseach is planning a major overhaul of the social welfare system.

The Sunday Independent reports that Enda Kenny is planning to make a pledge to young parents that they will earn at least €11.75 per hour, no matter where they are working, if the party is returned to power.

Front National leads in exit polls for French regional elections

Marine Le Pen's Front National has come out ahead in exit polls for the first round of France's regional elections.

The far-right party is predicted to have received between 27% and 30% of the popular vote, and taken six of the country's 13 regions.

Girl remains in critical condition after teenagers rescued from water off Hook Head

A teenage girl is in a critical condition in hospital after being rescued from the water off Hook Head in Co Wexford. 

Four teenagers were swept into the water at around 2pm this afternoon.

Joe Higgins and Pearse Doherty will not sign off on Banking Inquiry report

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins has told the  Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis that he will not sign off on its draft report.

The Dáil veteran said he would make a full statement tomorrow outlining his reasons for rejecting the document.