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Man appears in court accused of Aoife's murder

A lorry driver charged with the murder of pregnant nanny Aoife Phelan is to receive psychiatric treatment in prison.


Shot ex-garda was linked to dog breeder's murder

A murder investigation was under way last night after a former garda was shot dead at his home outside Bailieborough, Co Cavan.


Desmond key to Celtic move

Celtic FC's major shareholder Dermot Desmond played a key role in Jim McGuinness's appointment at the Scottish club.


Girls, 11, quizzed for knife threat on Facebook

A number of girls in a southside Cork City primary school have been questioned by gardaí after a girl was threatened with a knife via a Facebook page.


TD wants transparency on tax spend

Taxpayers should get an annual statement breaking down how their taxes are spent, Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy has said.



Obama sets tone for budget battle over wealth tax

US president Barack Obama said last night his re-election means Americans support his approach for avoiding a looming "fiscal cliff" that threatens a new recession — and that his approach means the country's wealthiest people will have to pay more in taxes.


BBC apologises for Tory's link to abuse accusation

The BBC "unreservedly" apologised last night for broadcasting a programme concerning allegations of sex abuse at a children's home which led to a former Tory party treasurer being wrongly accused.



Flemenstar in 'good form' as big season awaits

Peter Casey stresses that the Irish Form Book Fortria Chase at Navan tomorrow is a starting point for his flagship horse Flemenstar.


Frankel has given Cecil 'strength'

Trainer Henry Cecil said Frankel provided him with "strength" during a season in which he is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer.


Mohican targets November scalp

First Mohican, who once ran the mighty Frankel close on the gallops, puts his unbeaten record on the line in the Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster today.


I'm expecting a big performance from Poungach

When Poungach fell at the first fence at Chepstow last month, I got such a surprise you could have knocked me over with a feather.


Drawn out saga at Santa Anita just too much to take

Anyone else find last weekend's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita a complete bore?



Markets slow on light volumes

Yesterday was a mixed day on European markets as stocks treaded water on light volumes. US stocks opened slightly higher as post-election jitters and fears of a fiscal cliff abated on news that consumer sentiment, as measured by the University of Michigan/Thompson Reuters, was at a five-year high in November. The Iseq index finished up 3.8 points at 3,294.57.


Desmond tops Irish investor rich list

Dermot Desmond heads the list of Irish property investors with a personal fortune estimated at €1.7bn, according to trade magazine Estates Gazette's rich list.


PM's profits plummet 71%

Pre-tax profits at PM Group — the Cork- and Dublin-based international engineering services and project management business — plummeted by over 71% last year to €2.1m, according to newly published accounts.


Cork businessman of the year 'owes success to family and loyal customers'

Teddy Barry, managing director of the New Furniture Centre, has been honoured as the MSL Cork business person of the year 2012.


Croke Park report 'a work of fiction'

The need for an independent foreign body to oversee a renegotiation of the Croke Park agreement and the possibility of Ireland's 12.5% corporation tax rate being increased were among the topics debated at ISME's annual conference yesterday.



Gathering storm: Byrne brings home truth

GABRIEL Byrne hit a nerve last week with a few home truths.


It's useless to expect competence from Fine Gael brass

YOU can have an implausibility of gnus, a deceit of lapwings, and a sneak of weasels, but what would the collective noun for a group of ex-Fine Gael leaders be? Ah, yes — a uselessness.


The world's most important relationship

Earlier this week, as the US returned President Barack Obama to the White House for another four-year term, China's Communist Party gathered in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to orchestrate a once-in-a-decade leadership transition.


Pot, kettle, black...

When a neighbour tells you that you're delusional it's usually time to listen.



A life centred on music left room for little else

Marcus Connaughton's new biography of Rory Gallagher is a labour of love. Pat Ahern on a single-minded but lonely hero from another century


Beginner's Pluck - Maeve Higgins

Even when she became a comedienne, Maeve Higgins didn't write.






Consultancy has the Edge in Canada

Lean business consultancy Leading Edge has signed five contracts worth a combined $350,000 (€275,000) with clients in their Canadian territories.



Cool and clever style gives city cottage character

BIG, galloping acres with monster mansions have, of necessity, given way to sexy, Dermot Bannon-type extensions and an approach that's tailored to a new, less brash way of being.


Space, style and a big slice of American pie

IT'S appropriate that the views down from 9 Ard Chuain include container ships serenely cruising below, on their way to or from Tivoli docks in Cork harbour — after all, lots of this house's furniture, floors and fittings came to Cork by container ship.


Extended options

YOU get two for the price of one in this property offer — four years ago, a one-bed home was grafted on to the end of a 1980s three-bed bungalow, done for extended family use.


Family home ticks all the right boxes

There are lots of buyers' boxes ticked at No 17, Clonmore, at Mallow's Ballyviniter, close to services, shops and the local cinema.


Three-bed Glincool house will make a great first impression on viewers

There's a light, bright and airy touch to 11, Glincool Park, off Maglin Road just west of Cork City near Ballincollig — it's almost a Scandinavian feel, in fact.

Property in Montenotte, Cork

Starter homes

Montenotte, Cork €145,000

Property in Sundays Well, Cork

Trading up

Sundays Well, Cork €349,000


House of the week

MOVING out is going to be hard enough, parting and packing up being such sweet sorrows, and as for decluttering, well ... it's not going to really make much of a difference, is it?