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IRELAND

Celebrity lawyer left in dark over HSE remit

CELEBRITY lawyer Gerald Kean has not received answers to any of his questions he asked about the state of the health service more than three months ago.

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Resources of finance and faith lauded at founding of Grandparents Association

FINANCIAL resources of grandparents – the 'bank of grandma and granddad' – is helping many families through tough economic times, the Primate of All-Ireland has said.

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Fun run stresses importance of organ donor cards

JONATHAN CRAIG knows the importance of carrying an organ donor card.

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Maternity leave hits chances of promotion

THE findings of a new survey provide little comfort to women who fear that it is difficult to combine motherhood with a successful business career.

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Best and worst of the year marked

THOSE honoured at this year's People of the Year Awards reflect a year that gave us the best of times, and the worst of times.

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WORLD

Three children remain seriously ill after outbreak of E Coli

THE family of one of the young children left seriously ill after an outbreak of the bug E Coli last night spoke of their "living hell".

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Girl says 'nosey' mother saved her from sexual predator she met online

By Lesley RichardsonA TEENAGER saved from a sex attack by her "nosey" mother after she was groomed online warned others today about the dangers of the web.

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Lockerbie bomber's health deteriorates

THE health of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi was under question yesterday following reports it had deteriorated markedly.

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Foreign Office: 'No British deal with Libya'

BRITAIN'S complicated relations with Libya returned to centre stage yesterday as Foreign Office diplomats took the unusual step of denying a newspaper report about a secret deal with Moammar Gaddafi's regime.

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Fire at secret document base

TOP secret military documents may have been destroyed during a fire at a Russian military base yesterday that killed five soldiers, RIA news agency reported, quoting an unnamed special services source.

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SPORT

McIlroy lets lead slip

RORY McILROY will come home a little richer for his appearance in the Korean Open but he picked-up nothing in terms of his world ranking.

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Tiger cruises to BMW title

ONCE Tiger Woods shot a magnificent nine under par 62 in Saturday's third round to open up a seven-stroke advantage over his closest pursuer, the rookie Australian Marc Leishman, the rest of the high-class field were all left yesterday to play for second in the BMW Championship, the third tournament in the FedEx series on the US PGA Tour.

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Duff magic leaves Toffees in sticky spot

DAMIEN DUFF produced a moment of magic at Craven Cottage to defeat Everton and kick-start Fulham's Premier League campaign.

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Downey: Kilkenny will take lessons on board

MEDAL-LADEN Kilkenny senior camogie boss Ann Downey is satisfied that the lessons learned in defeat in yesterday's Gala All-Ireland final will enhance her team's chance of bouncing back to win an overdue title.

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Cronin targets three in-a-row

WINNING manager Denise Cronin has no doubt that the current Cork senior camogie team is good enough to complete an elusive treble in 2010 – but only if they 'deserve it,' she said after yesterday's eight points win over Kilkenny.

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BUSINESS

Cuts 'will undermine agriculture'

A NATIONAL strategy needs to be put in place for the Irish agri-food industry before it goes the way of the coal miners in Britain, the Agricultural Science Association annual conference was told in Dublin.

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Jobs in sector cut but rate of contraction eases

THE construction sector has cut jobs for the 28th month in succession, according to Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index.

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O'Flynn: 'Ireland has no market'

THERE is no market for property in Ireland at present because of uncertainties related to the implementation of the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) legislation, according to one of the country's biggest developers.

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Half of small firms plan to close or shed jobs

ALMOST half of small businesses expect that they will either have to close down, restructure or shed jobs in the next three months.

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Aer Lingus revamps business class service

AER Lingus has revamped its business class offering, quashing rumours it is considering abandoning the service.

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OPINION

Fás scandal - Resignations should have come sooner

YESTERDAY'S announcement by Fás chairman Peter McLoone that the organisation's 17-member board will resign at its next meeting will be loudly applauded from one end of the country to the other.

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Farming in crisis - Time to shout stop

FARMERS have often been accused, and with good reason, of crying wolf over the state of Ireland's agri-industry.

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FEATURES

Get the motor running...

THE American auto industry as we knew it – even just 12 short months ago – is officially dead and as nobody yet knows what will emerge from the ashes of automotive behemoths such as General Motors and Chrysler (Ford are still clinging to the wreckage of gross corporate mismanagement), PJ O'Rourke's paean to this once-great and all powerful manufacturing phenomenon is timely.

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Curse of the Pogo Stick

is the fifth novel in the series by Colin Cotterill featuring Dr Siri Paiboun, national coroner of Laos, south-east Asia.

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Angels in my Hair

I FOUND this book extremely frustrating to read. Apart from my scepticism of the subject matter, I found it repetitive, simplistic and gushing.

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In Mad Dog Moonlight

We first meet Mad Dog in the home of his foster parents, a kindly couple who really want to make the boy and his baby brother happy.

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Queen of the historical novel

PHILIPPA GREGORY is best known for The Other Boleyn Girl, her Tudor novel that spawned both a TV series and the 2008 film starring Scarlett Johansson.

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FARMING

Cuts 'will undermine agriculture'

A NATIONAL strategy needs to be put in place for the Irish agri-food industry before it goes the way of the coal miners in Britain, the Agricultural Science Association annual conference was told in Dublin.

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