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Three former executives at Anglo Irish Bank have been found guilty of conspiring to hide accounts connected to former chairman Sean FitzPatrick.

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It’s still Murphy’s Law for top Irish surnames

The Central Statistics Office has compiled, for the first time this year, a list of Ireland’s most popular surnames.

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Woman tells of pain as image of addict brother appears online

A woman has spoken of the pain of seeing a photograph online of her homeless heroin addict brother sprawled unconscious on a car bonnet in Cork city centre.

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Less than 20% of working mums happy with childcare

Less than one in five full-time working mothers are happy with their childcare arrangements, a study finds.

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Des O'Grady. High inspection failure rate 'scandalous'.

93% of rented homes in Cork fail living standard inspections

The number of privately rented houses which failed living standard inspections in Co Cork has been described as “scandalous”.

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Charges dropped against couple in crash with gardaí

Charges against a couple, accused of lying to the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), were yesterday struck out by a judge who criticised some garda witnesses.

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Community group condemns violence outside church

A community development organisation for Travellers has condemned the violent scenes witnessed outside a church last Sunday, and praised the priest who intervened in the fracas.

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Go on, go on: Stay safe on the roads

She may have driven Fr Ted to distraction more often than not, but Mrs Doyle and her inevitable cup of tea are about to drive home a very different message over the weekend.

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Eurostat to defend decision after criticisms by ministers

Accusations by ministers that the EU’s statistics body was wrong in its assessment that Irish Water was not sufficiently independent of the Government will be answered by Eurostat today.

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Deal paves way for Limerick film studio

Heads of agreement signed with Troy Studios for Dell factory plan.

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Tullow Oil production levels to ramp up next month

Production levels at Tullow Oil’s flagship project – the Jubilee field off the coast of Ghana – are expected to return to full pelt next month.

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Banking Inquiry: One last scene for fallen stars of Celtic Tiger era

The banking inquiry was redolent with film references as two fallen stars from the Celtic Tiger’s silver screen era, Mary Harney and John Gormley, took a stroll down the political equivalent of Sunset Boulevard one last time.

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Suicidal males seek aid via text

More and more men are contacting a suicide charity for help by text because “it is easier to type than to talk”.

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Inmate taken hostage during jail riot

Prisoners took an inmate hostage, broke his arm and slashed his face, during a serious riot at the country’s remand prison yesterday.

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Girl, 11, awarded €3.5k for distress after bank raid

An 11-year-old girl who was present in a Cork AIB branch when the bank was being robbed was yesterday awarded €3,500 for the distress that she suffered.

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An Post issue stamp for centenary of rebel O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral

The centenary commemorations of a pivotal moment in Irish history continue today with the unveiling in Rosscarbery, Co Cork of An Post’s new 70c stamp, featuring a photograph of Pádraig Pearse delivering his historic oration at the graveside of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa on August 1, 1915.

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The ‘voice of racing’ Peter O’Sullevan dies aged 97

If Peter O’Sullevan hadn’t, as a schoolboy, put his last sixpence on Tipperary Tim, the 100-1 winner of the 1928 Aintree Grand National, he might not have gone on to become one of the most famous figures in British and Irish horse racing.

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Galway councillor becomes Renua’s first defection

Renua has suffered its first defection with a councillor who joined just two months ago deciding to leave because of what he says is the party’s U-turn on water charges.

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Banking Inquiry: ‘Feeding frenzy’ between lenders

A former EBS director has described a “feeding frenzy” which existed between lenders and developers in the lead-up to the crash and the bonus system in banks as “crazy”.

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Marriage poll helps our image on equality

The proportion of people who think that Ireland is a leader in Europe on human rights and equality rose by 15 percentage points after the Marriage Equality referendum in May.

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Mental health nurses meet over ‘HSE backtracking’

Mental health nurses due to transfer to a new psychiatric unit are to hold an emergency meeting tonight on foot of what they describe as “HSE backtracking” on an agreement brokered to resolve a row that has delayed its opening by seven months.

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Banking Inquiry ‘We were aware of insolvency issues at Anglo’

There was an awareness of insolvency issues at Anglo at the time of its nationalisation, former Green leader John Gormley has insisted.

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Inquiry to seek further advice on Drumm

The banking inquiry is to seek further legal advice on whether it can publish a statement by former Anglo boss David Drumm after the Director of Public Prosecutions objected to the evidence being made public.

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Mystery over small coffin dug up by gardaí in Donegal

Mystery surrounds the exhumation yesterday of what was first believed to be the remains of a child from a Donegal graveyard.

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Dispiriting lack of legislation on provocation defence

A Supreme Court judge has said it is “dispiriting”, despite difficulties with the defence of provocation in Irish law being identified several times over at least 15 years, there has been no “legislative response”.

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Man avoids jail for defiling ‘vulnerable’ girl, 15

A young woman who was defiled as a 15-year-old girl in the course of a sexual relationship with a 20-year-old man said he was controlling and she would not like anyone to experience what she did.

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Doctor cleared of misconduct

A junior doctor who claimed he was the victim of racial bias was cleared of professional misconduct and poor professional performance at a Medical Council inquiry yesterday — despite the fact that many of the allegations against him were found to be factually true.

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Woman to pursue claim over alleged defective hip

A woman who has sued over an alleged defective hip resurfacing system may pursue her claim via an action initiated three years ago and which was authorised by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, the Court of Appeal has directed.

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Printer sold counterfeit bank notes to IRA man

A Kildare printer was “working with the IRA” while running a sophisticated counterfeit banknote operation a court has heard.

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Broker took out fictitious policies to gain commission

A Meath insurance broker who took out 38 fictitious policies in order to be paid commission totalling €109,000 will be sentenced in October.

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‘Nothing will bring Eddie back to us’

A Dublin man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for what was described today as the “brutal murder” of his uncle in 2013.

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Housing co-ops to be restored to society register

Cork and County Co-Operative Housing Society Limited and its sister Community Housing Co-Operative today apologised to the Circuit Civil Court for their failure to make returns of their affairs for 2012 and 2013 to the Registrar of Friendly Societies.

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Aldi set to pay €7,500 to girl after store manager’s ‘tinker’ remark

An instruction by an Aldi store manager to a security guard “to keep an eye on the tinkers in aisle three” yesterday cost the German retailer €7,500.

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Screens put Cork City updates at tourists’ fingertips

Windows in vacant buildings are being converted into interactive tourist information panels as part of a major tourism initiative launched in Cork last night.

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Pensioner ‘didn’t feel bad’ about grooming boy, 10, for sex

A pensioner who groomed a 10-year-old boy for sex sessions at his home in Limerick told gardaí: “I didn’t feel bad. Age never came into my head”.

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House prices to rise amid shortage

21,000 target for new homes for this year In 2014 just over 11,000 new homes became available.

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Cemetery footpaths used for graves

The dead are being laid to rest under footpaths in a Kerry cemetery.

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144 arrests as part of European drink drive operation

Gardaí have revealed that 144 people were arrested here as part of a Europe-wide crackdown on road traffic offences.

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Expansion of women’s refuge worries city’s residents

Inner city residents in Cork have expressed concerns about a €5m expansion plan at a women’s refuge, against the backdrop of rising levels of antisocial behaviour in the area.

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‘Royal’ fruit bowl at centre of High Court case

A Westmeath man has given an undertaking at the High Court not to dissipate any funds connected with the estate of his late mother, said to include a valuable Wedgwood fruit bowl which was part of a dinner service specially commissioned by Queen Victoria.

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Errors in how CUH donations managed

Money donated to Cork University Hospital (CUH) for research and education has ended up in bank accounts set up by staff without senior management approval and the hospital’s finance department is not always made aware of these funds.

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Kinsale kayaker paddles to Germany

A Co Cork-based kayaker has completed a gruelling 2,500km voyage during which he had to dodge supertankers and all the elements could throw at him and his flimsy craft.

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Amid rain, and occasional shine, brothers dinghy around Ireland

Two young brothers were last night celebrating being back on dry land, having circumnavigated the country in an open deck dinghy to raise awareness for a good cause.

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VIDEO: Exoskeleton helping Jonjo ‘step into the unknown’

Paralysed jockeys and rugby players will be amongst the first to benefit from using an exoskeleton suit which has been purchased by a horseracing charity.

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Gender equality award for UL and Trinity

University of Limerick and Trinity College Dublin have become the first Irish colleges to receive recognition from an international organisation for their efforts to increase academic gender equality.

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Galway Races: President advises punters to go the distance

A pretty good few weeks for the county after its hurling exploits has continued as the Waterford-trained Shanahan’s Turn was the big winner landing the Galway Plate at 16/1 in the Galway races.

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Man knocked over elderly nun in robbery

A man who pleaded guilty to knocking over an elderly nun in the centre of Limerick City and snatching her handbag, has been remanded in custody for sentencing.

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