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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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Bord Fáilte urged to back Spike Island tourism plan

Cork's county manager will today try to persuade Fáilte Ireland bosses to reconsider their decision to pull funding from a major tourism project in Cork harbour.

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Star witness tells of blossoming love and tragic loss

If it was a trial, he'd have been the star witness.

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Doctor wished to include Savita in medical trial

The husband of Savita Halappanavar was approached by a doctor as his wife lay critically ill in hospital to get permission to include her in a medical trial being conducted in Britain.

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Fast-track mental health service launched in Cork

A fast-track mental health service where people wait no more than three days for an appointment with a counsellor and to which they can self-refer was formally launched in Cork yesterday.

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Galvin and school pay €8k to student allegedly hit by blackboard duster

Kerry footballer and former teacher Paul Galvin and the board of management at St Brendan's College, Killarney, have paid €8,000 to a pupil who sued them jointly after being allegedly struck by a blackboard duster in a classroom three years ago.

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Praveen tells of test request

The husband of Savita Halappanavar was approached by a doctor, as his wife lay critically ill in hospital, to get permission to include her in a medical trial being conducted in Britain.

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Helicopter delay cost fishermen's lives: widow

More lives could have been saved in the Tit Bonhomme fishing tragedy if the helicopter response had been quicker, the skipper's widow believes.

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Surgeries deferred over A&E logjam

Cork University Hospital has had to cancel non-urgent surgeries because of the huge number of attendances at its emergency unit over the weekend.

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Water charges put back for one year

Water charges will be introduced a year later than planned in a move that the opposition claims is aimed at avoiding meltdown for Labour in next year's local and European elections.

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Law exempting politicians under fire

There were calls for a law exempting politicians from offences to be reviewed following an Irish Examiner investigation into the removal of penalty points from the driving records of TDs.

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Noonan backs official in hotels row

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has expressed confidence in the secretary general of his department following controversy over correspondence he had with two British billionaires.

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Gardaí believe victim was lured to murder scene

Gardaí believe a young man shot dead in Kildare at the weekend was lured to the murder scene.

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Car crash victim dies as friend fights for life

A young woman was last night fighting for her life in hospital following a devastating car crash in Skibbereen, Co Cork, which left 22-year-old local woman Meg Johnston dead.

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Cancer cases set to rise up to 45%

Thousands more people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer by the end of the decade due to an expected 34%-45% surge in the life-threatening condition.

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Cranberries continue to enjoy taste of success

More than 20 years after forming, Limerick band The Cranberries, fronted by Dolores O'Riordan, continue to profit from their music.

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Pathologists near retirement pose problem for gardaí

Garda investigations into violent deaths could face major difficulties as all three state forensic pathologists are nearing retirement and there are none training in this country, it emerged yesterday.

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Government 'failed to implement safeguards'

The International Transport Workers' Federation yesterday said two government departments have repeatedly failed to put in place safeguards to protect seafarers in the fishing industry from similar tragedies.

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Kevin Barry shortlisted for €100k Impac Award

An Irish author has been shortlisted for the world's richest literary prize.

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Fishing trip that turned tragic

A "GARBLED message" just before 6am on a Sunday and lasting just over three minutes alerted Valentia marine rescue centre to the tragedy of the fishing vessel Tit Bonhomme.

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EcoFin ministers to hold first 'paperless' meeting

When 27 finance ministers and central bank governors from the EU member states meet in Dublin on Friday, it will be their first paperless deliberation, thanks to Dell and Microsoft.

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Jill's death 'has brought communities together'

The murder of Irishwoman Jill Meagher in Australia has brought the people of her hometowns closer, it was claimed yesterday.

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Skipper's wife rejects fatigue claims

There could have been at least two more survivors of the Tit Bonhomme tragedy if there had been a quicker helicopter response, the widow of its skipper Michael Hayes claimed.

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16 parties interested in top hotel, court told

Sixteen parties have expressed an interest in investing in the five-star Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney, Co Kerry, run by businessman Bill Cullen and his partner Jackie Lavin, the High Court heard yesterday.

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Dishwashers recalled in UK still used here

A batch of dishwashers recalled in the UK because of a fire risk are still being stacked every day in Irish kitchens by appliance owners unaware of the potential hazard.

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Camping specialist Welcome France ceases trading

The Irish subsidiary of a British tour operator has had its licence to operate revoked.

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Red Army gears up to make trip south

Another opportunity for Munster rugby fans to enhance their reputation for canniness in travel and ticket arrangements has arisen following the province's victory over Harlequins in the Heineken Cup at the weekend.

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Facebook tests charge to contact celebrities

Facebook users may have to pay for sending a message to celebrities or others outside their circle of 'friends'.

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Smartphone thieves target bars and commuters

Eastern European gangs are targeting pubs and nightclubs in lucrative swoops on smartphones, gardaí have warned.

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