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UNION HALL REVISITED BY TRAGEDY ONCE AGAIN
Tragedy revisited Union Hall in West Cork yesterday when two divers died while exploring the wreck of a World War II German U-boat.READ MORE
PAPALYMPIAN UNABLE TO BOARD FLIGHT, ACCUSES AER LINGUS OF DISCRIMINATION
One of Ireland’s most legendary paralympians has claimed he was a victim of discrimination after he was unable to board an Aer Lingus flight in Heathrow last night because no one was available to carry out a wheelchair transfer.READ MORE
o'SULLIVAN FAVOURITE TO GET EDUICATION POST AFTER QUINNES SHOCK DEPARTURE
Jan O’Sullivan is favourite to take over as education minister following Ruairi Quinn’s surprise resignation announcement.READ MORE
BIKINI PHOTO AIMS TO CHANGE PERCEPTIONS OF CROHNS DISEASE
A woman has become an internet sensation after posting pictures of herself online in a bikini.READ MORE
COWELL WAS RIGHT TO SACK ME FROM US X-FACTOR
Singer Cheryl Cole has said Simon Cowell was right to sack her from the US X Factor — and that she "wasn’t well in the head". READ MORE
SACRIFICING IRELAND JOB WAS NEVER AN OPTION SAYS KEANEAs Roy Keane was rolled out at Aston Villa’s plush training facility following his appointment as assistant manager to Paul Lambert the Cork man was insistent his job with Ireland is paramount.
Cork’s dual playing triumvirate have been promoted to the team for Sunday’s Munster final against Kerry.READ MORE
IRELAND ON TRACK TO EXCEED BUDGET TARGET
Ireland is on track to exceed its 2014 budget target which provides the Government with leeway to ease up on the planned €2bn budget consolidation in October.READ MORE
BURTON'S CHEAP CRITICISMS OF BANK GUARANTEE HAVE ADDED UP FOR HER
I’VE SPENT a day reading back over Joan Burton’s speeches and I feel like Ryan Tubridy, when he begged impressionist Mario Rosenstock to stop imitating Burton: "I don’t think I can take too much more of her." READ MORE
ROBBIE GETS FREEDOM OF HOME TOWN
Robbie Williams was granted the Freedom of Stoke-on-Trent yesterday.
HOW WERE THE IRISH CROWN JEWELS STOLEN FROM DUBLIN CASTLE?
A century ago the theft in Dublin Castle exposed a bunch of ‘unsavoury characters’ at the top of society. It was a scandal, says Caomhan Keane.READ MORE
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WOMAN FLEW SPAIN TO CORK IN €6K FRAUD
A woman flew from Malaga to Cork a number of times to sign on for social welfare over a six-month period, fraudulently claiming a total of over €6,000.READ MORE
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