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AIB GETS A 'FREE PASS' ON €21BN IT OWES US
The EU has put no legal requirement on AIB to repay the €21bn in bailout funds it has received from Irish taxpayers.
O'RIORDAN SANG IN CELL AFTER ALLEGED ASSUALT
Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan engaged in a chorus of singing and shouting from her jail cell at Shannon Garda station yesterday.
7000 OLDER PEOPLE LOSE THEIR MEDICAL CARDS
About 7,000 elderly people lost their medical cards in September as a result of changes to the income threshold announced in last year’s budget.
BAND AID BACK TO HELP FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA
Bob Geldof has announced the worst kept secret in the world — the re-convening of Band Aid with acts such as One Direction, Sam Smith and Chris Martin.
TV ADS SECUALISE E-CIGARETTES WARN CAMPAIGNERS
Anti-smoking campaigners have accused TV adverts which show e-cigarette use for the first time of "sexualising" vaping.
IRELAND BOOST AS WHELAN BACK IN FRAME
Championship 2016 qualifier
Scotland v Rep of Ireland
Friday: Celtic Park, Glasgow, 7.45pm
SCHMIDTS ULTIMAE MANA TRIBUTE TO HEROIC O'CONNELL
There may have been heroics across the field as Ireland recorded only their fifth victory in 22 meetings with South Africa but for many the 80-minute shift put in by captain Paul O’Connell was as special as the win itself.
CAMERON UNDER PRESSURE OVER EU REFERENDUM
UK prime minister David Cameron was forced to defend his plan to hold a referendum on EU membership as he appealed for the support of business leaders in next year’s general election.
IF THE GOVERNMENT IS A MOVIE, WILL IT HAVE A SEQUEL OR A SAD ENDING?
Will the Government last? That’s the issue on everyone’s mind right now.
JUNIOR MINISTERS OFFICE DOOR VANDALISED
Aodhán Ó Riordáin tweeted a pictured of his office door this morning, after it was sprayed with curry and vandalised with the words "scum" and "traitors".
PERRY REVEALS EXTENT OF EFFECT OF DIVORCE FROM BRAND
Katy Perry has hinted at being suicidal following her divorce from Russell Brand.
KATIE TAYLOR INSPIRES IRISH WOMEN TO TAKE UP BOXING
The Katie Taylor effect has seen women of all ages and walks of life enter the boxing ring in their droves to get fit, gain confidence and relieve stress, says Áilín Quinlin
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RUNNING OF JACK LYNCH TUNNELL TO BE OUTSOURCED
Toll fears have emerged again following confirmation last night that the Jack Lynch Tunnel in Cork is to be ‘privatised’ within months in a deal believed to be worth up to €12m.
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