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IRELAND

Indaver drops legal challenge over €140m harbour incinerator

Waste management company Indaver has sensationally dropped its High Court challenge against An Bord Pleanála's decision to refuse permission for its €140m incinerator in Cork Harbour.

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Merkel's killer blow to hopes of debt cut

The Government was urgently seeking clarification from Berlin last night after Angela Merkel appeared to have dealt a death blow to hopes of cutting the country's massive bank debt.

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Danske Bank pursues 'Apprentice' star Cullen for more than €8.2m

Ireland's best-known car dealer, Bill Cullen, is being pursued by Danske Bank for more than €8.2m in unpaid loans.

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Quinns court accusations and support

"Judas" and "Fair play to you, Seán" were the contrasting cries to greet Seán Quinn as he emerged from the Four Courts yesterday.

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Ministers play down German debt statement

Government ministers have rejected suggestions that statements by Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel on bank debt have sunk hopes of a deal for Ireland.

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WORLD

Beirut car blast kills top security official

A senior security official is among at least eight people killed in a huge car bomb attack in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

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Berlusconi in court to deny underage sex claims

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi made a rare court appearance to deny some of the more salacious accusations at the centre of a sex scandal that has muddied his reputation.

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SPORT

Gannon's strike blasts Drogs into Europe

Drogheda United 2 Sligo Rovers 1 Brian Gannon's sensational 89th-minute strike for 10-man Drogheda United clinched a place in next season's Europa League at a rocking Hunky Dorys Park.

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Stylish City ease to win

Cork City 3 Dundalk 0 Cork City kept their chances of a fifth-placed finish and a place in next season's Setanta Cup alive as they cruised to victory over a poor Dundalk side at Turner's Cross last night.

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Bohs blitz 10-man Bray

Bray Wanderers 1 Bohemians 4 Bohemians kept alive their slim hopes of a place in next season's Setanta Cup with a deserved victory over 10-man Bray Wanderers in last night's one-sided clash at the Carlisle Grounds.

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Hoops hero Twigg bows out on high

Shamrock Rovers 2 UCD 1 As he's done throughout his time at the club, Gary Twigg delivered for Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght last night.

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Rabobank pull of out of pro cycling

Less than a week after the USADA released detailed evidence of doping practices inside the US Postal Services team during Lance Armstring's reign of seven Tour de France titles, Dutch bank Rabobank announced they would be ending their sponsorship of professional cycling from December 31.

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BUSINESS

Muldoon lays it on the line for banks

Bankers must have left their federation lunch this week with a bad taste in the mouth after Central Bank regulator Fiona Muldoon lambasted them for failing to adequately deal with the mortgage debt crisis, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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Banking's 'corrosive culture' must end

The corrosive culture that pervades the Irish banking sector must be eliminated, the deputy governor of the Central Bank Matthew Elderfield declared yesterday in a key address at UCC.

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INM sacking case told O'Brien's spokesman sent 'threatening' texts

Former Independent News and Media executive Karl Brophy told the High Court yesterday he found a series of text messages from Denis O'Brien's spokesman to be "bizarre and threatening".

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AIB Project Pivot offload bid revived

AIB's attempt to offload a portfolio of British-based property loans valued at €245m has been revived after an earlier deal collapsed at the start of the week.

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PCH revenue increases by 72%

Cork-headquartered PCH International generated €510m ($710m) in revenue in 2011 — a 72% increase on the previous year.

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OPINION

Time for live debate on assisted suicide

THE programme was going well until this guy, Philip Nitschke, popped up on the screen.

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I see an opportunity to reform role of Catholic bishops

DESIGNED as territories of spiritual and temporal control, Ireland's diocesan structures date from the Synod of Kells in 1152. The bishop was a spiritual 'capo' and a lord who ruled.

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Merkel position is a real slap in the face

A lot of the political activity around restoring the euro's sustainability has fallen into the one-step-forwards two-steps-backwards category.

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Farewell Frankel

One of man's sustaining joys, one of his anchors, is that, no matter how bleak things seem, if you look hard enough you will find magnificence all around you. No one will have to look too hard today.

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FEATURES

Tasting menu

Joe McNamee checks out some new cookery books

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Enough in Follett wallet to survive film clunkers

Welshman Ken Follett, who has sold more than 130 million books, tells Caroline O'Doherty he'd probably be able to survive a dud film adaptation

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Ranging over the last great fastnesses of England

Edgelands: Journeys into England's True Wilderness

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Robbed of their dignity

The Shadow of What We Were

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FARMING

Dairy is 'optimum' business choice, agricultural consultant tells seminar

Dairy farmers are more likely than those in beef, pork, and tillage to answer Ireland's call for agri-food expansion, Cork-based agri-business consultant Michael Brady has said.

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PROPERTY

House of the week

All set up for decades (if not centuries more) of occupation, is No 6 St Luke's Place — it has almost 200 years of residential history already.

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Ruden awakening

Cork builder John Deane tells Tommy Barker why he is still building new houses

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Property in Cork City

Starter Homes

DRIMOLEAGUE, CORK €115,000

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Property in Glanmire

Trading Up

ROCHESTOWN, CORK €550,000

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Cove site to behold in West Cork

Mixing a blend of old and new is Cove Cottage, an extended former 'two-up, two-down' pad with a paddock, near the sea at West Cork's Ballinglanna.

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Wouldn't it be grand at 'Strand', a mid-terrace overlooking harbour

There's a nice sense of age and place to 8, Lucia Place, a Cork harbour home on Strand Road, just as Passage West starts to link up with Glenbrook.

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Snug new home? Get yourself to the Bride on time

IT really is all about the bride for Marcella Ware — she's just about to relocate from the West Waterford home she built on the banks of the River Bride, moving with her husband Fergal to be closer to the sea and to her Bijou Bridal business in Tramore.

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