Gardaí in Clare are treating the discovery of two bodies in Kildysart as suspicious.


Romania Festival

Florin Bors, aged 8 from Bacau, northern Romania, wearing a bear fur takes a break from performing a holiday season ritual in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. In pre-Christian rural traditions, dancers wearing colored costumes or animal furs, touring house to house in villages singing and dancing to ward off evil. In recent years following the economic downturn in Romania, a European Union member since 2007, the tradition has moved to Romania's cities where dancers travel to perform the ritual for money. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax) ROMANIA OUT



Opinion: Government should rue failure to pursue democratic revolution

THE Government took an important tactical decision yesterday, and the opposition may do so on another issue soon. Both manoeuvres have potentially enormous strategic consequences.


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Food & Drink

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Diet & Fitness

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Arts, Books, Films & TV

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