AMERICA’S gun massacres, like that in Oregon last week, are not about gun control or mental illness. They are about hard cash and political careers, writes Bette Browne

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The Coalition last night significantly raised the stakes in its pre-election preparations after disclosing plans to splash an additional €1.5bn in gross supplementary spending across health, transport, education, and social protection — all by the end of this year.


Finance Minister Michael Noonan will outline plans in next week’s budget to address the housing crisis with Nama supplying up to 80 houses a week by the end of the year.


Fr Pat Barry: The day Frank Murphy ordained I should play Munster final

As part of his preparation for religious life, Fr Pat Barry had to serve as a deacon in a parish: six months’ worth of pastoral experience ahead of his ordination, back in 1976. He was assigned to a parish on Canvey Island in Essex.


Big oil, big tobacco, big lies

Just as big tobacco deliberately misled the public on the cancer-causing effects of smoking, big oil attacked scientists who warned of the impending climate disaster and their attempts now to help ‘solve’ the problem should be shunned by governments, write Kelle Louaillier and Bill McKibben


Five protesters die in Gaza clashes

Israeli forces have clashed with Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza border killing five of them as a rash of stabbing attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories raised fears of wider unrest.


IMF chief Christine Lagarde
IMF: Central banks have little room for error

Central banks have little room for error in a low-growth world in which over-leveraged and commodity-dependent emerging economies and a slowing China are major risks, top international financiers told the International Monetary Fund’s meeting.

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Food & Drink

Behind the scenes at the judging process of the Blas na hÉireann food awardsMarjorie Brennan

Health & Life

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Home & Interiors

Modular or prefabricated housing has become the cooler, more sustainable method of creating a permanent homeKya deLongchamps


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