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Election 2020

There were a number of issues dominating the General Election agenda today, including health, housing and use of State funding.

Fianna Fáil accused the Taoiseach of using a state event to attack his political opponents at a gathering marking 40 years of Apple in Ireland.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil launched their healthcare strategies today, with Mr Varadkar's party promising free GP care to under 18s by 2025.

Meanwhile,  Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae confirmed that gardaí are querying a permit which would allow him to hold an election fundraising raffle.

Elsewhere, young people are being urged to make sure they're registered to vote ahead of the general election.

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Man remains in critical condition after aggravated burglary in Cork

A man remains in a critical condition in hospital after being doused in petrol and set alight during an aggravated burglary in Cork city this morning.

The incident occurred shortly before 4 am when three people entered the house in Lotamore armed with a metal object.

The injured man was taken to Cork University Hospital after suffering apparent burn injuries, and gardaí say his condition is believed to be serious.

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Suspected cocaine processing lab discovered in Galway City

More than €175,000 worth of cash and €50,000 worth of cocaine has been seized following a number of searches in Galway.

At around 7:40 pm yesterday evening, gardaí stopped and searched a car on the M6 motorway in the vicinity of Louhgrea and seized €17,580 worth of cash.

During a follow-up search in Galway City, officers uncovered a suspected cocaine processing laboratory.

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Ireland has fifth-highest number of billionaires per capita - Oxfam report

Ireland has the fifth-highest number of billionaires per capita, according to a report by Oxfam.

According to the report, the 2,153 billionaires in the world own more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60% of Earth's population.

Ireland has 17 billionaires, a number Oxfam describes as "disproportionately high" - behind only Hong Kong, Cyprus, Switzerland and Singapore in terms of the number of billionaires relative to the population.

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John Delaney resigns from UEFA

John Delaney has resigned from UEFA's Executive Committee with immediate effect.

The former FAI CEO was due to hold that position until at least 2021 but UEFA confirmed that Delaney had stepped down from the role.

Meanwhile, Gary Owens has been appointed the Interim Chief Executive of the FAI.

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Main image: Sinn Fein Candidate Eoin Ó Broin outlines the party's plan for housing at Sinn Fein HQ in Dublin this afternoon. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

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