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Emergency services have been called to a “serious incident” in which it is understood a bin lorry has crashed into a group of pedestrians.

TODAY'S SPORT

Why all the fuss? Here's 20 reasons Roy Keane may have knocked on Tom Cleverly's door ... 

In the inky trade, ‘man bites dog’ might be the gold standard for what qualifies as a legitimate news story but, in the case of Roy Keane, ‘man rings doorbell’ appears to be more than enough to merit the full shock ’n awe treatment.

TODAY'S COLUMNIST

My mother was never lighthearted about Christmas. It was an enemy

ON the face of it, I’m all set for Christmas. But not really.

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We have forgotten the humble Christmas card. It will soon be doomed

THE letterbox clanks. As is always the case, I gallop downstairs to see what the post brings. This, I think, is a feature of the self-employed. The lack of a buzzing office atmosphere means that the postman’s arrival is a big deal. What will today bring? Maybe I’ve finally won the million euro in the Prize Bonds?

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WORLD - BREAKING NEWS

Farage riled by migrant kicking app

A phone app featuring a character called Nicholas Fromage kicking immigrants off the White Cliffs of Dover has been criticised by Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

Features

Put your feet up with ten of the best books this ChristmasBy Richard Fitzpatrick

Fashion & Beauty

Is aiming toys and clothes at specific genders harmless?By Louise O’Neill

Food & Drink

Christmas deserts for the kidsBy Darina Allen

Health & Life

Irish couples most likely to fall out on Christmas morningNick Bramhill

Home & Interiors

ESB art collection sale dominated by affordable Irish landscapesBy Des O’Sullivan

Travel

Hideaways for after Santa’s visit and before the new year resolutions kick inBy Tony Clayton-Lea

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Pantomime Review: Sleeping Beauty at the Cork Opera HouseDes O’Driscoll

Outdoors

Female minds outperform those of males ... among garden birds at least.Richard Collins