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GAYS MOVING 'OUT' OF THEIR NEIGHBOURHOODS
With a gay marriage referendum due in spring, are gay quarters a relic of the past? asks Kay Cairns
SKELLIG GUIDES WANTED STAR WARS FILM SHOOT BLOCKED
Senior staff in the Office of Public Works had serious misgivings about Skellig Michael being used to film scenes for the latest Star Wars movie, with one island guide querying whether there was a legal avenue to block the production.
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM PLANS TO BE REVEALED THIS WEEK
Plans to reform Ireland's civil service are due to be unveiled later this week.
TEST COULD IDENTIFY EBOLA IN JUST 30 MINUTES
Small disc-shaped pieces of tracing paper could soon be used to identify, within as little as 30 minutes, whether somebody has contracted ebola.
GRAVE FOUND IN MEXICO STUDENTS HUNT
Mexican authorities searching for 43 missing college students have found human remains and are testing to see if they belong to the young men who were last seen in police custody a month ago.
KENYAN KINGPINS RULE THE ROADS AGAIN
IT was a return to Kenyan dominance at the SSE Dublin marathon yesterday but not without an Irish twist in the tale.
NO BALLON D'OR PLACE FOR SUAREZ
Barcelona’s former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been omitted from FIFA’s 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon D’or award.
PTSB LIKELY TO TAP PRIVATE INVESTORS BEFORE AIB
Permanent TSB is likely to tap private investors before AIB early next year, though there is little chance that both state-owned banks will weigh on each other’s prospects of raising equity, according to analysts.
ADAMS SAYS 'JUSTICE FOR ALL', THEN DENIES IT TO ANYONE WHO'S IN HIS WAY
I THINK there might be more merit in supporting Maíria Cahill than in attacking Gerry Adams. I’ve two reasons for saying that, and I realise that people who read that sentence might see it as the beginning of an apologia for Adams or Sinn Féin. I don’t mean it that way, and hope to make that clear.
DUBLIN MARATHON: LEGO MAN BUILDING TOWARD GLORY
The Dublin Marathon kicked off today for the 35th year.
KEATING PLOTS GAME OF THRONES INSPIRED WEDDING
Ronan Keating wants a Game of Thrones style wedding if he ever marries Storm Uechtritz.
DRAGGING KIDS TOWARD TOLERANCE OF GAYS AND TRANSGENDER
Before many children know what gay means, they often use it as an insult. A play, starring one of the country’s top drag queens, is hoping to curb that, writes Caomhan Keane
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CALL FOR CALM AFTER PROTEST WITH RACIST UNDERTONES
Ireland must not to descend into "mob rule" motivated by "racist undertones" after a 200-strong protest forced three Roma families in Waterford to flee their homes over alleged crime issues in the city.
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