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IRELAND

CervicalCheck activist Lorraine Walsh quits panel

CervicalCheck activist Lorraine Walsh quits panel

A leading campaigner in the CervicalCheck scandal has quit a key oversight committee in frustration at how a review of women’s smear tests was conducted.

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Politicians ‘utterly failing’ on housing, accused of 'Wendy house' policies to fix crisis

The Government has been accused to using “Wendy house” policies to fix the housing crisis and of “utterly failing” in their jobs to reduce homelessness.

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Year’s reduction in 14-year sentence ‘hardly worth my while’

A Cork man who got a 14-year jail term for crimes including the robbery of a 79-year-old woman, causing her horrific life-changing injuries, had one year reduced from his sentence on appeal today.

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Murder accused asked for ‘holy water and bible’

The man on trial for murder shouted “I am the king of Mitchelstown”, a witness testified today, adding that his hand was left covered in blood after the accused shook hands with him that night.

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'Missed opportunities' but CervicalCheck is effective, says review

'Missed opportunities' but CervicalCheck is effective, says review

There were “missed opportunities” to prevent or diagnose cancer in some women but, overall, Ireland’s cervical screening programme is performing effectively, according to an independent review by British doctors.

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WORLD

Cholesterol should be measured at earlier age to combat risk, scientists say

A comprehensive analysis suggests a strong link between non-HDL cholesterol levels and long-term risk for cardiovascular disease in people under 45.

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Kamala Harris pulls out of US presidential nominee race; blames lack of cash

Kamala Harris pulls out of US presidential nominee race; blames lack of cash

A senior campaign aide said Ms Harris made the decision on Monday after discussing the path forward with family

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Harry Dunn’s family hoping to discuss case with Trump and Johnson

Harry Dunn’s family hoping to discuss case with Trump and Johnson

The teenager’s family met with Mr Trump at the White House in October

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Trump says G7 summit will be held at Camp David retreat

Trump says G7 summit will be held at Camp David retreat

The US president was forced into a rethink after a backlash against his proposal to stage the meeting at a resort he owns near Miami.

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Trumps among guests as Queen hosts Nato leaders at palace

Trumps among guests as Queen hosts Nato leaders at palace

US President Donald Trump was among those attending the reception at Buckingham Palace.

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BUSINESS

Profits at luxury Lyrath Estate Hotel jump 67%to €835,000

Profits at luxury Lyrath Estate Hotel jump 67%to €835,000

Pre-tax profits at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Co Kilkenny last year increased by 67% to €834,979. Newly-filed accounts for Lyrath Demesne Ltd show revenues increased by 8.5% to €12.7m.

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Tayto Park owner says new rollercoaster won't be noisy

The owner of Tayto Park said that his proposed new €15.5m rollercoaster won’t be heard by neighbours.

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Cork Airport can spread its wings with new routes

It is tempting to be negative about the number of destinations served by Cork Airport due to its focus on short-haul routes, but a deeper analysis shows that in fact a more complex but positive scenario exists.

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Cork greyhound stadium posts €230k loss

Operating losses at the company which runs Cork City’s greyhound stadium fell slightly last year, despite a marked decrease in activity.

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Donohoe pledges not to spend more as corporation tax brings in €3.1bn haul in month

The Government hauled in a record amount of corporation tax revenues in November of €3.1bn that have already made October’s budget estimates out of date.

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OPINION

Cormac O'Keeffe: Lisa Smith arrest suggests possible prosecution for terror offences

Cormac O'Keeffe: Lisa Smith arrest suggests possible prosecution for terror offences

Former Irish soldier who lived in Islamic State territory denies she was an IS fighter, writes $1

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Yanis Varoufakis: The problem isn’t Christine Lagarde. The problem is the ECB

Yanis Varoufakis: The problem isn’t Christine Lagarde. The problem is the ECB

$1 says Mario Draghi’s stewardship of the ECB was blighted by the constraints he worked under — and the same problem faces his successor.

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Andreas Kluth: Tanks or think tanks? The EU must choose

Andreas Kluth: Tanks or think tanks? The EU must choose

Europe has dithered for decades over whether or not to unify its armies, says $1

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