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REVENUE FIRE STAFF FOR SERIOUS BREACHES
Twenty staff of the Revenue Commissioners have been sacked or left their jobs in the last five years after investigations into serious misconduct.READ MORE
MEDIATOR SAYS NEXT 24 HOURS CRUCIAL IN BID TO RESOLVE ROW OVER GARTH BROOKS CONCERTS
The mediator in the Garth Brooks Croke Park row has set tomorrow as D-day for a solution to be found.READ MORE
€200M ADJUSTMENT NOT €2BN, SAYS IBEC
The Government only needs to make a €200m adjustment rather than a €2bn one in October’s budget, the country’s leading employers’ representative has claimed.READ MORE
HOOKED GREAT WHITE SINKS TEETH INTO SWIMMER
A man who was attacked by a great white shark off a southern California beach has described how quickly a routine swim turned into a nightmare.READ MORE
I FORGIVE OSCAR, SAYS REEVA'S MOTHER
Reeva Steenkamp’s mother says she has forgiven Oscar Pistorius, but her daughter will only rest in peace when the paralympian’s trial for her murder is over.READ MORE
KERRY FORWARDS LIGHT UP THE OLD GREY BOWL ONE LAST TIME
Golfers like to remind themselves that nothing’s won on Saturdays, but it’s the day plenty of tour pros write themselves out of contention.READ MORE
Novak Djokovic can become a safe grand slam bet once again after claiming his second Wimbledon title yesterday, according to his coaching team. READ MORE
IBEC RAISES GDP FORECAST TO 4%
Ibec has significantly upped its outlook for economic growth, saying GDP could grow by as much as nearly 4% in 2015 — nearly 1% higher than it previously forecast.
JOBS SLOT IS KEY LABOUR DEMAND IN RESHUFFLE
As Enda’s Options and the Game of Joan’s reach critical focus, who will go where?READ MORE
DOHERTY REVEALS HOW MOSS BURNED HIS FIRST-EVER TEDDY BEAR
Pete Doherty lost his childhood teddy bear after Kate Moss set fire to him.
A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE HEAVEN IN THE KINGDOM
World Chocolate Day was the perfect excuse for sweet-toothed Esther N McCarthy to sample the scrumptious treats at Skelligs Chocolate Factory.READ MORE
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NATIONAL LOTTERY REVEALS WHERE €4.4M WINNING TICKET WAS SOLD
The National Lottery has confirmed that last night's winning Lotto ticket was sold in Co. Clare.READ MORE
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