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IRELAND: Gardaí in Co Kildare are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash.
IRELAND: HSE officials will be asked to explain why a county councillor had to wait three hours for an ambulance and why its crew then spent a further two and a half hours outside a Cork hospital before they were given back the trolley on which she had been lying.
IRELAND: Several of Micheál Martin’s chief lieutenants in Fianna Fáil have said that extending the confidence and supply deal is “unimaginable” at present, the Irish Examiner can reveal.
IRELAND: If the Disclosures Tribunal continues as it has begun the new year,it will be drama all the way, writes Michael Clifford.
BUSINESS: Hawk-Eye has posted a rise in profits of almost 20%, helped by contracts such as the one struck with the GAA, writes Gordon Deegan.
VIEWS: The focus of the plastics industry has long been on a product’s functionality during its lifespan. This approach is no longer tenable, writes Michael Stephen.
SPORT: This Mourinho Instagram suggests Man United’s warm-weather training isn’t going to plan.
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ARTS: Any fears that the Cork element of The Young Offenders might have been diluted by the BBC’s involvement in the upcoming TV adaptation have been allayed by a viewing of the first episode.
FEATURES: Every January, the same promises appear again and again on New Year’s resolution lists. New items, like “less time online”, might be gaining in popularity, but exercising more, losing weight, and quitting smoking are hardy perennials. They keep appearing because they can be tough to achieve.
SHOWBIZ: Shane Lynch moved Celebrity Big Brother fans to tears as he opened up about his late Boyzone bandmate Stephen Gately, saying there would “always be five” of them in the group.
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