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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Government gave no thought to delaying vote

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Government gave no thought to delaying today's children's referendum following the Supreme Court decision which found the Coalition had misused public money during its information campaign.

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Varadkar: Referendum legal advice was wrong

The legal advice "was wrong" Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said yesterday of the process that led to the Government misusing public money on its referendum website and booklet.

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Boys' 'truly tragic' death mourned in US and Ireland

Almost 600 mourners gathered in Brooklyn yesterday for the funeral Mass of the two young sons of Donegal man Damien Moore who were swept away by flood waters during Superstorm Sandy last week.

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Cutting pay for bank chiefs would mean higher taxes, says minister

Slashing lucrative pay and pension packages for executives at bailed-out banks could trigger tax hikes and spending cuts, Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has warned.

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Animal test suffering loophole criticised

Animal welfare groups have hit out at Government plans to implement a loophole clause allowing Ireland to carry out experiments that inflict severe pain on animals in spite of an EU directive.

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Community service for man who beat partner

A man who beat a woman so badly he left the print of his shoe on her body had his two-year prison term substituted to 240 hours' community service.

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Hollywood actor talks pinot and his desire to play drag

Irish-born actor Sam Neill may have left Ireland almost 60 years ago, but he still treasures his Irish passport.

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Arson at former Quinn wind farm

A wind farm formerly owned by Seán Quinn's family has been targeted by arsonists in Co Fermanagh.

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Returning politicians spared cuts to pensions

Ex-TDs and senators who get back into the Oireachtas will enjoy higher-paying pensions not available to anyone else returning to public service, thanks to a Government decision to exclude them from money-saving pension changes.

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Defamation action set to be heard

A defamation action by the Cork developer Michael O'Flynn against European Affairs Minister Lucinda Creighton may be heard next week.

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Cutting air service will 'depopulate' Aran Islands

Any plans to remove funding for the 42-year-old air service to the Aran Islands could spark an irreversible decline in the population of the islands, it has been claimed.

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Iron Man Martin creases opponents

With so many experts pressing hard to take the honours it was always going to take seamless confidence to win the title "Iron Man 2012".

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I can't visit Nicola's grave, says her father

The father of slain Irishwoman Nicola Furlong spoke of his anguish at her death, saying he is unable to visit her grave or disturb her bedroom.

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Third person in US sues for alleged abuse by Irish priest

A third person in the US has filed a lawsuit claiming they were abused by Irish priest Michael Kelly.

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Corrie star Bill 'Jack Duckworth' Tarmey dies, aged 71

Bill Tarmey, who as Coronation Street's Jack Duckworth was one of British television's most recognisable faces, has died aged 71.

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Youth projects target mental health and bullying

Youth mental health and bullying have emerged as the top priorities for Comhairle na nÓg members. The projects were among the first Comhairle na nÓg National Showcase in Croke Park yesterday.

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Judge accused of changing will for her children's gain

A district court judge has gone on trial accused of trying to deceive an elderly man into leaving half his estate to her children.

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Doll is like all the others... but needs to be breast-fed

We've got dolls that wet, crawl, and talk.

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HSE chiefs face choice over cutting €166m perks

HSE bosses may be forced to either cut long-existing payments for established medics or target new entrants if they want to reduce the sector's €166.5m a year allowances bill.

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Varadkar: We have enough salt for big freeze

The country has more than adequate supplies of salt for gritting icy roads this winter, according to the Government.

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Aer Lingus work stoppageslook set to be called off

Work stoppages by staff at Aer Lingus on Nov 19 look set to be called off after the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Ibec proposed a new talks process to resolve the ongoing pension dispute at the airline.

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Monroe picture sale proves gentlemen prefer blondes

Hundreds of photographs of blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe and other celebrities, including famous ones of Monroe in bed and as a ballerina, were sold for more than €588,000 at an auction in Poland.

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