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BRIEFING TOP STORY
DUBLIN HOUSE PRICES RISING €6,600 A MONTH
House prices in Dublin have soared by more than €6,600 a month since the start of April, according to a study, as CSO figures show prices to be 24.4% dearer than a year ago.
NO HOPE OF DEAL ON €64BN BAILOUT
One of German chancellor Angela Merkel’s top advisers said there is “no chance” of the Government getting a deal on the €64bn bank bailout because the collapse was of Ireland’s own making, adding: “It was your property bubble.”
VICTIM OF SUICIDAL DRIVER TO HELP SET GARDA COURSE
A woman who lost her husband, son, and unborn daughter when their car was rammed by a suicidal taxi driver is to help gardaí to train to deal with suicidal people.
RICHEST 85 AS WEALTHY AS POOREST 3.5BN PEOPLE
Improvements in lifespans, education, and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies, and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5bn poorest, the UN said in its annual human development report.
EU COURT RULES POLAND VIOLATED HUMAN RIGHTS OF CIA TERROR SUSPECTS
Europe’s top human rights court ruled Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture.
WILY WEXFORD FANS INITIATE TICKET SWAP FOR BIG GAME
ALL-IRELAND SHC QUARTER-FINAL:
Limerick v Wexford
Wexford hurling supporters have initiated a remarkable ticket swap scheme to ensure those most in need of stand tickets for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final are accommodated.
CONNELL PROUD AS IRELAND GO DOWN FIGHTING
It may have been a step too far in the end, but the Republic of Ireland Women’s U19 team made a giant leap forward for youth football around the country.
IRELAND STILL TOPS FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT
Ireland remains the world’s number one destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) and is well positioned to attract further inward investment, according to a report released yesterday.
LETS GIVE CREDIT WHERE ITS DUE
Although Berehaven Credit Union has been forced to close its doors, it’s not a given that others will follow, says Martin Sisk
SISTER TELL PEACHES GELDOF CRITIC 'YOU'VE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT'
A sister of Peaches Geldof has hit out at a social media user who publicly criticised the deceased mother-of-two for being “selfish”.
CHILDHOOD ON BLASKET ISLAND INSPIRES FILMS
Filmmaker Simon Hambrook tells Sharon Ní Chonchuir how a hippie upbringing off the Kerry coast has become a source of creativity
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PUBLICAN WINS CHALLENGE OVER AHERN DIG OUT
Publican Charlie Chawke has won a legal challenge to the Planning Tribunal in which he claimed it breached fair procedures in finding he had not co-operated in his evidence about a financial "dig-out" for Bertie Ahern.
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