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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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Crackdown after €66k Cork bonfire clean-up

A BAN on unregulated bonfires in Cork city is set to be enforced as part of a major clampdown on the annual tradition after the council revealed it paid out over €66,000 to clean up after this year's fires.

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Farrell snaps at photographer for sister remark

IRISH actor Colin Farrell got into an angry confrontation with photographers at the premiere of his latest movie in Toronto.

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Holes in Oireachtas expenses records

THE Oireachtas Commission is unable to provide a complete record of TD and Senator expenses over the last decade because of a 32-month gap in official archives.

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Selling gold jewellery can result in 75% loss

TRADING gold for cash can result in a loss of 75% in the value of jewellery.

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Fás board was told twice to stay on

THE Government passed up on two clear chances to remove the board of Fás in recent months, despite revelations that the state training agency had wasted millions of euro of taxpayers' money.

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Expansion plans ahead for city car-sharing drive

A YEAR on, up to 100 people are signed up as authorised drivers with Cork city's first car-sharing scheme – and it looks like the project is going to be extended to Dublin.

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Capital bike scheme rolls out

A FURTHER sign of Dublin as an enlightened European capital or just another plaything for local vandals?

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Fás chairman warns of further revelations on culture of waste

MORE damning revelations about the culture of waste at Fás are yet to come, its chairman has admitted.

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'Worker rights will be strengthened by treaty'

THE Lisbon Treaty will strengthen workers' rights and claims to the contrary are unfounded, an Oireachtas committee has said.

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Greens set to vote in favour of NAMA

THE Green Party leadership is confident of securing members' support for NAMA when they meet next month to vote on the issue.

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