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There was uproar at the Central Criminal Court after a 40-year-old Co Clare man was convicted of murdering Piotr Nowakowski in Ennis last year.

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Barrels of whiskey are stored at the George Dickel distillery near Tullahoma, Tenn. On Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, state lawmakers renewed discussions about whether to change or rescind a state law that established requirements for distillers in order to label their product Tennessee whiskey. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

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Centrist politics must challenge the threats from both extremes

EARLIER this week the all-powerful, life-giving or life-denying European Central Bank published the results of its stress tests on 130 of Europe’s banks. Only 25 failed and just one — and what a welcome “just” that is — is Irish.

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Friday's film reviews

This week, Daniel Radcliffe unleashes the devil within in Alexandre Aja’s horror Horns, director Mike Leigh’s elegiac portrait of an artist, Mr Turner, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a loner in the gritty drama Nightcrawler and a group of friends foolishly dabble with dark forces in Ouija.

Features

Phobias and fears can be passed onBy Rita de Brun

Fashion & Beauty

Beauty: holding back the yearsBy Katie Wright

Food & Drink

Ballymaloe Halloween BarmbrackBy Darina Allen

Health & Life

Pressure on teen girls to be sexually active is intrusive, unfair and damagingBy Suzanne Harrington

Home & Interiors

Everything you need to know about access and security around the homeBy Kya deLongchamps

Travel

Canet-en-Rousillon is a charming old town with the Pyrenees on its doorstepBy Conor Power

Arts, Books, Films & TV

New book reveals John Lydon is Rotten at the coreBy Ed Power

Outdoors

Acers are autumn aces in any gardenBy Peter Dowdall