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IRELAND: Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is fighting for her political life as the Government’s handling of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has yet again engulfed the coalition in controversy.
IRELAND: Fifteen people were arrested in Cork City centre over the weekend as part of an ongoing garda operation targeting suspected organised begging activity.
WORLD: A North Korean soldier has been seen racing for the border in a vehicle and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea.
BUSINESS: Jurys Inn, which owns five hotels in Ireland and 31 in Britain, looks set to be bought for around €900m by Swedish hotels group Pandox.
SPORT: Cork GAA chairman Ger Lane has given tacit approval to an independent company, featuring current and former inter-county players, which is set to begin a round of US fund-raising initiatives aimed at better resourcing the Cork senior footballers and hurlers.
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FEATURES: So, have they been naughty or nice? There’s certainly no shortage of options for the Santa list this year.
ARTS: Album review: Experience counts on U2’s return to form
SHOWBIZ: David Cassidy, who shot to fame in the sitcom The Partridge Family, has died aged 67.
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