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CABINET RESHUFFLE WILL BE SIGNIFICANT
A "significant" cabinet reshuffle will be announced tomorrow, according to the Finance Minister Michael Noonan, with Labour expected to promote three TDs and at least two promotions up for grabs in Fine Gael.
RESIDENTS BID TO BLOCK 3 LICENSED BROOKS SHOWS
Garth Brooks is sticking to his guns over his five-night concert ultimatum, as some Croke park residents are going to the High Court in a bid to block the three licensed concerts.
POPE EXPRESSES SORROW IN MEETING WITH ABUSE VICTIMS
One of the two Irish victims of clerical sex abuse who had a private audience with the Pope told him that senior cardinals involved in covering up child abuse should be removed from their positions.
PISTORIUS TEAM SET TO WRAP UP DEFENCE
The defence team for Oscar Pistorius plans to close its case this morning after its last witness, a physician who has treated the athlete, completed his testimony at the murder trial, a lawyer said.
'HOMELAND' WILL CONTINUE TO THRILL, PROMISES CREATOR
Homeland may have lost its sleeper terrorist anti-hero Nicholas Brody to an Iranian gallows, but the hit US television show will continue to thrill, its creator says.
POLICE ARREST FIFA DIRECTOR FOR ILLEGALLY RE-SELLING WORLD CUP TICKETS
A British director of FIFA's hospitality partners at the World Cup has been arrested in Brazil.
DI STEFANO 'A TRUE GREAT' OF MADRID
As far as Real Madrid are concerned, there is no debate to be had – Alfredo Di Stefano was, quite simply, “the best footballer of all time”.
SLIGHT RISE IN CONSUMER CONFIDENCE
The gap between the emerging recovery reported in recent months and the reality for many is hampering consumer confidence, new data finds.
IN May 2012, it emerged that the Irish Greyhound Board was facing a serious debt crisis following the botched construction of its new flagship stadium on the outskirts of Limerick.
HARRY POTTER STAR GIVEN UNITED NATIONS ROLE
Emma Watson said she is “so excited” to have been appointed the United Nation’s Women’s Goodwill Ambassador.
A CHANCE TO DISPLAY HER BODY OF WORK
Fashion is a fickle mistress. In an industry predicated on newness, timing is crucial to maintaining a profile that is both relevant and exciting; not least for a designer whose name has yet to open any doors. For haute couture specialists, the success rate is riskier still.
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MOVIE REVIEWS: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
Set five years on from the events of its predecessor, How To Train Your Dragon 2 (G) opens with a celebration of the close links between the Vikings of Berk Island and the dragons they used to hunt and kill.
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