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PURCELL TO KEEP €200K SALARY DESPITE QUITTING POST
PRISONER 92995: THE RISE AND FALL OF IVOR CALLELY
From leafy Clontarf to a little cell in C Block, from a Victorian red-brick residence to a Victorian prison, Ivor Callely will wonder whether the €4,000 worth it.
GARDA SUPPORT SCRAMBLED TO 'LARGE-SCALE' FINGLAS FIGHT
Gardaí remain at the scene of a large- scale fight in the Finglas area of Dublin last night.
NINE CHILDREN KILLED WHILE PLAYING ON SWINGS IN GAZA REFUGEE CAMP
A strike on a Gaza park has killed 10 people, including nine children.
MESSI FAILS TO GET TAX FRAUD CHARGES DROPPED IN SPAIN
A Spanish judge has rejected a prosecutor’s request to drop charges of tax fraud against footballer Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.
VAN GAAL: UNITED'S SQUAD IS UNBALANCED
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal thinks he has inherited an unbalanced and “broken” squad from David Moyes.
QUICK PICKS UP PRIZE FOR MARTIN
A year ago Tony Martin and Stephen Clements combined to land the Connacht Hotel Handicap with Edeymi and they repeated the feat last night when Quick Jack stormed away with the first feature of the week at the Galway festival.
JUDGE GIVES DEADLINE ON JOINING KPMG AS CO-DEFENDANT IN ACTION
A judge said he wants to be told by the end of October whether it is proposed to join accountancy firm KPMG, former auditors of Irish Nationwide Building Society, as a co-defendant in a legal action brought over €6bn losses at the society.
NEW AGENCY NEEDED TO MONITOR STANDARDS IN OUR HEALTH SERVICES
Aras Attracta is home to nearly a hundred people. It’s in Swinford in County Mayo. It has a website, part of the much larger HSE website.
GAGA: FANS WILL LOVE THIS JAZZ ALBUM
Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop.
DRESSING FOR THAT FIRST DATE: IS IT ABOUT BEING SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT?
I RECENTLY took one of those Facebook quizzes which promise that by answering just a few simple questions they can unearth the real you.
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DINOSAURS EXTINCT THROUGH 'COLOSSAL BAD LUCK'
The extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by a perfect storm of "colossal bad luck", according to new research.
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