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BRIEFING TOP STORY
CORK ON SHOW: THE CORK INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF 1902-1903
WHEN I visited the revamped Fitzgerald Park recently, I wasn’t thinking about former Lord Mayor Edward Fitzgerald. I had only thought in passing about who the park was named for, and had never heard of the event that led to its foundation.
IRISHWOMAN SURVIVES BEING RUN OVER BY THREE NY TRAINS
A 22-year-old Irish immigrant has survived being run over by three subway trains in New York.
SCHOOLBOY SOCCER CLUB FINED FOR TAKING PLAYERS OFF PITCH IN STAND AGAINST REACISM
A Cork schoolboys soccer club has been fined €200 for refusing to continue playing a crucial league game after one of their players was racially abused.
ROLF HARRIS IS FOUND GUILTY OF SEX ATTACKS
Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris saw his decades in the spotlight end in disgrace yesterday as he was found guilty of a string of indecent assaults.
NASA TO LAUNCH GLOBAL WARMING SATELLITE AFTER INITIAL BID FAILED
Five years after a Nasa satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency was set to launch a carbon copy this morning — this time on a different rocket.
FLOPPER AND CHOPPER BEGIN NEW LIVES AS MARKED MEN
As I walked along the footpath outside Flamengo’s old ground in Rio yesterday, there was a sudden blaring of horns and sirens and I looked up to see the traffic swiftly parting to make way for a big security convoy: motorcycle outriders, a police car, a police jeep, two trucks full of soldiers, an ambulance and, slap bang in the middle, the Netherlands team coach.
ROBBEN ESCAPES FIFA SANCTION AFTER DIVIG CONTROVERSY
Arjen Robben has escaped punishment from Fifa after he admitted diving during the Netherlands’ late win over Mexico — a "stupid action" the winger hopes everyone can move on from.
HALLMARKS OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY
An increase in the number of new companies established in the first half of the year, combined with a reduction in the number of insolvencies are "the hallmarks of an economic recovery", according to a business risk analysis firm.
UNMASK DISABILITY, ENABLE A RIGHT TO EXPRESSION AND MAGIC CAN HAPPEN
MARGARET McLOUGHLIN was born with three things. Down syndrome; a serious untreatable heart condition; and a huge, infectious, and empathetic personality. She wasn’t expected to live. But live she did, to the fullest extent that was possible.
SELENA'S FRIENDS AGAINST INVITING BIEBER TO BIRTHDAY BASH
Selena Gomez' friends think she is "hypnotised" by Justin Bieber
BRANCHING OUT WAS BEST MOVE FOR ANTLERS
IN 2009, The Antlers’ Peter Silberman wrote a concept album about a woman dying in hospital. Her malady was a metaphor: the LP was really about the breakup of a relationship (the particulars of which Silberman would rather not divulge). But he chose to call the record Hospice and critics assumed the story it told was true. That’s where things got complicated.
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50 FANTASTIC IRISH DAYS OUT THAT WON'T COST YOU A CENT
The best things in life are free, says Travel Writer of the Year Pól Ó Conghaile — and he’s got the proof here.
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