BROADCASTER Terry Wogan can be heard on a radio advertisement these days extolling the virtues of using Shannon Airport as a departure and arrivals point for travellers out of and into the West of Ireland.It is a gesture of loyalty presumably towards his old area by the Limerick-born British resident, as much as it conveys any financial rewards upon him. You have to wonder how effective it will be, however. Shannon Airport is having big problems that will not be solved by an advertisement voiced by Limerick’s most prominent member of its foreign-based diaspora.
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The Taoiseach is to make a live TV address this Sunday.
Three men in their 30s and 40s were being questioned last night about a horrific sex attack on two little girls attending a birthday party.
Gangs of thieves hunting for lucrative copper wiring are causing power outages by stealing the metal from live electricity cables.
The Wanted have cancelled all of their European tour dates for next year.
A proposal which called on the members of a golf club to donate €1m of a cash windfall to more than 20 local charities has failed.
Julia Roberts sparked speculation she is expecting her fourth child after stepping out in Los Angeles with a noticeable bump concealed by a baggy sweater.
It has emerged that the Central Remedial Clinic pays over half a million euro each year to the Mater Hospital to administer a pension fund that does not exist.
Roy Keane has expressed regret about his pre-World Cup walkout in Saipan 11 years ago — revealing his exit from the Ireland camp caused particular disappointment for his family.
12 staff members have been suspended from a Dublin care facility over concerns around the standard of care provided.
The Department of Education has been criticised by Children's Ombudsman Emily Logan over enrolment appeals and home tuition after a teenager missed nearly two years of full-time education when up to 30 schools refused him a place.
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The troika is leaving Ireland with business unfinished, including changes to the medical and legal service, but they will be pursued through the new EU governance to which all eurozone countries are now subject.
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The first John McHale knew about EirGrid's plan to put a pylon "30m from the kitchen window" was when he opened a copy of the Western People newspaper last October.
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A snow-coveredforest, magic fairydust — and real life husky puppies. Welcome to Santa's grotto, Franc-style.
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