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IRELAND

Sowing the seeds of fear and greed

ONE of the most memorable assessments of Margaret Thatcher was delivered by French president François Mitterrand when he declared: "She has the eyes of Stalin and the voice of Marilyn Monroe."

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'Her Irish policy failed miserably'

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams reacted to the announcement of Margaret Thatcher's death with a scathing assessment of herpolitical legacy in Ireland and elsewhere.

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Taoiseach and President pay their respects

Taoiseach Enda Kenny led Irish tributes to Margaret Thatcher yesterday, saying she had signed the Anglo Irish Agreement that laid the foundation for the peace process in the North.

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On tour with the Iron Lady

I USED to dread Margaret Thatcher coming to the North because it meant 12 hours in the company of the IRA's No 1 target.

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Conman claimed McManus would fund angel firm

A gambling addict conned over €27,000 from a couple by convincing them racehorse owner JP McManus would finance their angel sanctuary business.

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WORLD

Legacy of fear and respect across world

Whether they loved her or loathed her, virtually all the world leaders she ever met stood in awe of Margaret Thatcher.

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Opponents and critics celebrate her passing

Controversial in life, British ex-prime minister Margaret Thatcher continued to divide the nation in death, with sombre plans for a funeral and eulogies rejected by some in favour of celebrations and parties.

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Reagan was urged to pressure Thatcher over hunger strikes

Former taoiseach Garret FitzGerald personally pleaded with US president Ronald Reagan to pile pressure on Margaret Thatcher for an urgent compromise over the Maze hunger strikes, according to state papers.

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WHO experts to probe bird flu that has killed 7

The World Health Organisation is talking with the Chinese government about sending international experts to the country to help investigate a new bird flu strain that has sickened at least 24 people, killing seven of them.

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Pyongyang suspends last link with South

North Korea suspended its sole remaining major project with the South after weeks of threats against the United States and South Korea, as Russian president Vladimir Putin said any nuclear conflict could make Chernobyl look like a fairy tale.

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SPORT

Determined Bubba has more majors in mind

As he prepares to defend his Masters title this week, Bubba Watson has revealed his determination not to be a one-major wonder.

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Colsaerts gets words of wisdom from the master

It is 50 years since Jack Nicklaus won the first of his six Masters titles, but the 18-time major winner will have a major influence on how rookie Nicolas Colsaerts performs this week.

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Hard-working Tiger ready to roar again

When Tiger Wood's drives up Magnolia Lane this week, he will once again demonstrate a swagger and aura not seen from him since his last major success in 2008.

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SIMON LEWIS: Dunbar grabs shot at glory

One of Ireland's Masters contingent this week will be Alan Dunbar, using his exemption as British Amateur champion.

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Clarke 'gutted' by Augusta hammer blow

Rory McIlroy's form might be on the rise but things can't get much worse for former British Open winner, Darren Clarke.

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BUSINESS

Lapp's Quay landlord to seek court injunction against newspapers

More than 550 jobs are at stake in a bitter legal dispute over alleged trespass at the Cork offices from which the Irish Examiner and Evening Echo newspapers are now operating following restructuring of the Thomas Crosbie Holdings media group.

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Musgrave and Debenhams sign €6m contract

Musgrave Wholesale Partners has signed a three-year €6m contract to supply chilled, frozen and ambient foods to Debenhams.

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Portuguese court ruling protecting civil service benefits will see key services cut

Portuguese people will suffer from cuts to schools and hospitals to protect civil service benefits after the constitutional court rejected austerity measures that would have reduced holiday bonuses and other public sector perks.

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Bruton: We must reduce income tax burden

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has said the burden of income taxation — particularly on average income households — needs to be addressed.

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Ombudsman to name and shame banks

The Financial Services Ombudsman will soon have the power to name and shame the institutions that it investigates, according to the finance minister.

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OPINION

Safety at sea - Cruel tragedy

Every fishing community is far more familiar with tragedy at sea than it would wish to be.

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Margaret Thatcher - She changed the world we live in

Though it's nearly a quarter of a century since Margaret Thatcher stood down as leader of Britain's Conservative party in 1990, and more than half a century since she was first elected to the House of Commons in 1959, her death yesterday, at 87, showed she remains utterly divisive.

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FARMING

Dairygold members urged to support co-op's investment plans

The ICMSA and Macra na Feirme are urging Dairygold members to attend the joint AGM and SGM on Thursday, and to support the co-op's investment plans.

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Two candidates vie for Macra presidency at today's election

A chemical engineer from Carrigane, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, and a barrister from Gurteen, Ballymore, Co Sligo, are the candidates at today's election to select the next Macra na Feirme president.

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Older farmers urged to better plan their work to improve safety record

A joint campaign by the Health and Safety Authority and the Irish Farmers' Association is urging farmers to plan their work to reduce risks.

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