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Longitude organisers apologise; water charge refunds; and Martin enjoys 11 point lead over Varadkar...

Poll shows Michéal Martin holding 11 point lead over Leo Varadkar

Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil are now more popular than Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael respectively.

The latest Sunday Times Behaviour & Attitudes poll shows the Fianna Fáil leader holds a strong 11 point lead over the Taoiseach when it comes to public satisfaction with party leaders.

Longitude organisers apologise after reports of chaotic scenes at festival

Image: Longitude via Twitter

The organisers of Longitude have apologised after reports of chaotic scenes at the Dublin festival site on Friday. 

Emma Broughan, who was at the festival yesterday, told Newstalk she was stuck in a line for "close to two hours" after being separated from her friends.

Several homes in Limerick damaged after water main bursts

Up to ten homes have been damaged by dirty flood water after a water main burst in Limerick city.

Residents in Bengal Terrace were awoken at around 2.30am on Saturday morning to a river of sewage running through their houses.

Varadkar says water charges will be refunded before end of year

File photo of water charge protest in Dublin. Picture by: Caroline Quinn/PA Archive/PA Images

The Taoiseach has said the Government plans to refund all water charges by the end of the year.

Charges have now been suspended for more than a year, with the Dáil having effectively abolished the controversial household charging regime.

European police 'dismantle' organised crime group trading horsemeat

European police are said to have dismantled an organised crime group that was trading horsemeat "unfit for human consumption".

A total of 65 people have been arrested and charged in Spain, with charges including animal abuse, money laundering and crimes against public health.

The investigation began in 2013 after authorities in Ireland discovered beef burgers containing horsemeat.