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TWO-YEAR-OLD STABBED TO DEATH IN APARTMENT
Gardaí have arrested a woman in her 40s as part of a murder probe after a two-year-old boy was found stabbed to death yesterday.
NATION CAN COPE WITH AN OUTBREAK OF EBOLA
Senior health officials have insisted Ireland can cope with an ebola outbreak — despite doctors warning of glaring gaps in our defences against the lethal virus.
CELL AGEING LINKED TO FIZZY DRINKS
Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found.
FAMILY GET TEXT FROM THE GRAVE
A family was shocked to receive text messages from a dead grandmother who had been buried with her mobile phone three years earlier.
ADMITTED KILLER CALLS PISTORIUS FAMILY LIARS
Self-confessed killer Mikey Schultz denied mouthing "fuck you" to Oscar Pistorius’s sister Aimee as a threat while inside the courtroom.
SILENT STAN PUTS WENGER BEYOND REPROACH
Arsenal’s board went into yesterday’s AGM determined to make one key point, but in the end they made two.
DÉISE SET FOR 'FALLOW PERIOD'
Waterford hurling stalwarts Fergal Hartley and John Galvin believe the county is set for a "sustained fallow period" inside the whitewash, calling for patience from the Déise public to allow manager Derek McGrath rebuild the senior team.
DUBLIN RENTS TO HIT BOOM LEVELS AGAIN
Dublin office rents will climb to peak pre-recession levels within the next two years as an acute lack of supply in parts of the capital drive prices higher.
IS EBOLA THE REAL WORLD WAR Z
Fact is more frightening than fiction in this real Ebola crisis, says Max Brooks.
CARRIGTWOHILL CABBIES SHOW DUNPHY AND GILES HOW TO BOOGIE
The Eamon Dunphy and John Giles Cadbury ad became an over night sensation for the chocolate company featuring the song "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" from Baccara.
SHEEN SPLITS FROM PORN STAR FIANCEE
Charlie Sheen has split up with his fiancée, Scottine Ross.
LIFE LESSONS FROM FRANCIS BRENNANS SCHOOL OF CHARM
The co-owner with his brother, John, of Kenmare’s five-star Park Hotel knows how to treat people and how to be treated. He has put his wisdom into a book andClaire O’Sullivan picked out some gems.
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NURSE AND HISTORIAN KILLED IN MORNING CRASH
A nurse — a mother-of-two on her way to work — died in an early morning crash yesterday which also claimed the life of an elderly driver.
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