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Bangladeshi Muslims sit on the roof of an overcrowded train as others wait as they head to their homes ahead of Eid al-Fitr at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)



Thieves target Healy-Rae home in daytime raid

Gardaí are investigating a break-in at the home of the Kerry South TD Michael Healy-Rae on the outskirts of Kilgarvan. The incident occurred in broad daylight but the thieves fled after being disturbed.


Talk of a new era may have been premature

Kenny Rogers probably put it best in one of his early songs. Before The Gambler, I mean. In the sixties one of his better efforts began with this line: I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.


The real ewe? Retromingent cows have shorn me of all nature illusions

EVERY week, another report surfaces which establishes that the more time you spend on Facebook or Twitter, the more likely you are to be an unhappy, nail-biting paranoid.


Brussels Briefing

Get a taste of some of the interesting and quirky happenings in Europe from our Europe correspondent, Ann Cahill.



‘Lack of oversight has been remedied’

The macroeconomic imbalances that wrecked the Irish economy from 2008 onwards would have been flagged as needing urgent attention in 2005 under existing procedures, according to the Central Bank.

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