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Irish Christmas shoppers in New York rises by 15%

THE number of Irish shoppers heading to New York in the run-up to Christmas has surged by 15% this year, as the result of an increasingly weak dollar and cheaper accommodation.

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Ahern moves to grant Dáil debate after drugs exposé

TAOISEACH Bertie Ahern last night moved to grant opposition demands for a full-scale Dáil debate on the Irish Examiner's searing investigation of the Republic's burgeoning drug culture.

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Rhys Meyers's mother dies in hospital

THE mother of movie star Jonathan Rhys Meyers died in a Cork city hospital yesterday — just days after the actor's drunken outburst at Dublin Airport.

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'Up to 200' sex trafficking victims across nation

REVELATIONS that four sex-trafficked women are being kept in hiding after escaping their pimps has led to claims that up to 200 more women could be enduring brutal captivity in this country.

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Advertisement blitz to target festive shoppers

CORK is about to launch a national TV advertising blitz to attract Christmas shoppers to Leeside.

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Graffiti attack targets city area revamp

POLITICIANS last night condemned a spate of graffiti attacks in an historic urban village criticising plans for its regeneration.

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Carillon rings true for young ears

CHILDREN left a unique concert yesterday with the sound of music literally ringing in their ears.

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Party red-faced as donation plan is shot down

THE Green Party was left red-faced last night after a mess of its own making over the ministerial pay increases.

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Thai police investigate death of Irish tourist

POLICE in Thailand are investigating the death of a young Irish woman whose body was found washed up on a beach in one of the country's holiday resorts.

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I told the truth about Poolbeg submissions, says Gormley

AN EMBATTLED John Gormley last night strenuously rejected claims he told lies regarding the Poolbeg incinerator in a bitter war of words with one of his constituency rivals.

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Chamber hoping for Ahern talks on airport debt and docklands

CORK Chamber of Commerce is hoping to meet the Taoiseach this week to persuade him to help resolve the Cork Airport debt row and provide financial incentives for a proposed docklands project.

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Council defends road safety practices

A DISPUTE between Cork County Council and the Health and Safety Authority has opened before the High Court arising from concerns about the safety implications of extended use of a certain type of temporary road surfacing.

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Cigarette ends top Waterford's litter list

CIGARETTE ends account for more than 80% of all litter generated in Waterford, a survey by the city council has found.

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400 Irish troops to join UN mission in Chad

SOME 400 Irish troops are to be deployed to the war-torn country of Chad in the most expensive mission ever undertaken by the army, following cabinet approval yesterday.

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Family seeks answers over failure to prosecute child sex abuser

THE family of a woman who committed suicide after being sexually abused as a child have never received an official explanation as to why criminal charges were not brought against her abuser.

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3,000 children forced to go without basic assistance

UP TO 3,000 children are going without basics such as Calpol, school shoes and proper clothes because they are not entitled to the Children's Allowance.

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Travellers to France warned of delays as pension protests set to continue

AER LINGUS and Ryanair flights to France and Spain experienced delays because of yesterday's nationwide industrial disputes in France.

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Parents urged to contact support group over addiction worries

PARENTS seeking help for their children caught up in drugs were yesterday urged to contact a national family support group.

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Last year's drugs haul worth a record €170m

RECORD values of illegal drugs have been seized this year, figures have revealed.

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Publisher says author has raised credibility issues

THE publisher of a book on cocaine use that has provoked a storm of controversy yesterday admitted her claim she recorded an interview with a cocaine-snorting minister raised serious issues about her credibility.

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'More liaison officers needed'

AN EXTRA juvenile liaison officer is being drafted in to shore up the Garda community policing effort in Waterford, but a TD has said more are needed.

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Solicitors get €80,000 over use of logo on Prime Time

TWO solicitors have been awarded €80,000 damages and costs by a High Court jury after it found they were libelled by the showing of their practice's letterhead during an RTÉ Prime Time programme on bogus and exaggerated compensation claims.

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RTÉ crime correspondent awarded €60,000 for libel

RTÉ'S crime correspondent Paul Reynolds has been awarded €60,000 in damages after winning a libel action against the head of the Garda Representative Association, PJ Stone, and the GRA's official magazine, Garda Review.

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Woman gets €1,000 for discrimination

A WOMAN has been awarded €1,000 from a Chinese restaurant in Co Mayo after claiming she was discriminated against on Traveller grounds, even though she is not a Traveller.

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Port lodges application for €190m terminal

ONE of the country's busiest ports will lodge a planning application today for a €190 million container terminal in Cork harbour.

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Sales of ecofriendly cars zoom into the fast lane

SALES of green cars such as hybrids and flexible fuel vehicles reached new heights this year, with sales of the flexible fuel cars alone increasing elevenfold.

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Tesco buys more Irish produce than US, France and Germany

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco buys more Irish food and drink than nations such as the US, Germany and France, according to a report out today.

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Parents advised legal delays must not discourage reporting of crimes

PARENTS of children who have suffered sexual abuse have been urged not to let negative revelations about the legal system put them off reporting crimes.

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HSE faces 'legal minefield' if it intervenes in cases

THE Health Service Executive (HSE) has been warned it faces a legal minefield if it intervenes in the employment of a person accused of child or elder abuse.

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Hundreds to protest loss of cancer services

HUNDREDS of people are expected to protest against the planned downgrading of cancer treatment services at Sligo General Hospital outside Leinster House in Dublin today.

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Focus should remain on manageable sizes

THE debate about the impacts of class size on educational outcomes centres on the question of quality versus quantity.

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Number of small primary classes falls

THE proportion of children in small primary class sizes has fallen instead of risen, despite Government commitments over the past five years, official figures show.

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Republicans 'silencing' Colombia 3 author

THE republican movement was last night accused of "silencing" Colombia Three member James Monaghan after he withdrew co-operation from the publicity campaign for his new book.

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Honours for men who drowned during rescue

THE bravery of two men who drowned while trying to rescue two swimmers in west Cork last year was recalled yesterday when they were posthumously honoured by the state organisation with responsibility for promoting water safety.

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Rapist gets eight-year sentence for robbery

THE man who raped and killed Ballincollig beautician Rachel Kiely was jailed for a further eight years yesterday — for carrying out a robbery while on bail.

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Jail term 'will not ease pain for Rachel's family'

THE sentence imposed yesterday on Rachel Kiely's killer for an armed robbery won't ease her family's pain.

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Anger as reform of EU payments policy could cost Irish farmers €100m

REFORMS to the EU's €106 billion farm payments policy, which could see Irish farmers lose €100 million a year, will be resisted by the country's main farming organisations and politicians.

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Santa beware: Recalled toys for sale on websites

PARENTS buying Christmas gifts on auction websites should exercise greater caution following a spate of toy safety scares, consumer watchdogs have warned.

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Company boss to defend civil case over IT contracts

A 42-YEAR-OLD company director is to strongly defend an action taken against him by a state agency in relation to alleged collusion on contracts for supply of computer equipment and services.

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AIB official suspected prank over Ahern meeting, tribunal hears

SENIOR banker Philip Murphy suspected a prank when he got a phone call saying Bertie Ahern wanted to talk to him just before Christmas, the planning tribunal has heard.

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