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1. #PHIBSBORO: A woman arrested over the fatal stabbing of a man in Dublin has been released without charge.

2. #COURTS: The trial of former Anglo chief executive Sean Fitzpatrick has been pushed back to next week. A decision on who will foot the bill in Ian Bailey’s case against the State and gardaí has also been pushed back.

3. #ON THE UP: A new report predicts Ireland’s economy will continue to race ahead of its European counterparts this year, but pay rises might be slow to materialise for many.

4. #HOMELESSNESS: Councillors are being urged to support a plan to renovate O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin, that could house dozens of homeless families, despite concerns over its multi-million euro price tag.

5. #WORKERS: The Mandate trade union is considering further strike action at Dunnes Stores.

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6. #FRANCE: Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France’s National Front, is pulling out of regional elections after a row his daughter, Marie, who now leads the far-right party.

Main Pic: Amanda Tremewen applies the finishing touches to a wax figure of Jabba the Hutt which, along with Princess Leia, is part of Madame Tussauds’ new Star Wars Experience attraction.

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