The builders behind a 200-child primary school, found six years after it opened to have serious fire safety problems which could have seen it collapse during a blaze within 20 minutes, is still tendering and winning Government contracts.

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The Grand Parade in Cork City under flood waters in November 2009. Picture: Brian Lougheed
Residents still reeling from 2009 flood hope ESB will ‘come clean’This story is enriched with multi-media content

HOMEOWNERS devastated by the 2009 Cork flood, many of whom are still dealing with repairs, have called on the ESB to accept Monday’s court ruling and offer compensation to end their six-year wait for justice.


Finance Minister Michael Noonan will next week present the last budget before the general election, which must be held before April.


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A former president of the United Nations General Assembly has been arrested and charged with accepting over one million dollars in bribes from a billionaire Chinese property mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments.

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