- €669k a year to phantom fund at Mater
The Central Remedial Clinic is paying €669,000 a year into a "phantom" Mater Hospital pension fund officials believe should have ended a decade ago.
- Sign of the times: Mandela event interpreter was ‘fake’
A man who appeared to provide sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake", the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said.
- Mourners pay last respects to Mandela
Nelson Mandela's tearful widow was among scores of mourners who paid their last respects before his open casket, as the much-loved leader lay in state.
- India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill 2bn
A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilisation, a study said.
- Troika is leaving ‘unfinished business’
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.
- ‘ECB rate cut into negative territory may be required’
The ECB could be forced to introduce another long- term refinancing operation and drag the deposit rate into a negative territory to cushion the region from another year of sluggish growth and the uncertainty caused by the comprehensive assessment of the banks, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 economic outlook.
- Keel chairman warns black card could ‘ruin smaller clubs’
Keel chairman William O'Shea is convinced the black card will destroy small rural GAA clubs.
- O’Mahony thrilled by Murray re-signing
Munster captains past and present last night warmly welcomed the news that Conor Murray has committed his future to the province until the summer of 2016.
- Letting in the light divine
IT'S one of the most iconic features on the Cork skyline. First established as a monastic site in 606 AD, St Fin Barre's Cathedral now houses a French neo-gothic cathedral designed in 1862 by William Burges of London.
- Branar tap into seasonal magic
One of the nation's leading lights in children's theatre, Branar Téatar do Pháistí, are currently touring their new Christmas show, Twas The Night Before Christmas.