The future of a €50m events centre for Cork city was being called into question last night after management at City Hall again refused to brief furious councillors on the status of the tender process.


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Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone prepares for his trial framed by his his lawyers Sven Thomas, left, and Norbert Scharf, right, in the regional court in Munich, southern Germany, Ecclestone is charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust "in an especially grave case" over a US $44 million payment to a German banker. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader,Pool)



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Aras Attracta is home to nearly a hundred people. It’s in Swinford in County Mayo. It has a website, part of the much larger HSE website.


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