I don’t have the cash to pay grants, says Cullen

Sports Minister Martin Cullen will meet GPA chiefs to discuss inter-county player grants but insists he does not have the €3.5m required for the scheme.

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RTE staff vote in favour of pay-cuts to save jobs

Staff in RTÉ have voted in favour of pay cuts as part of cost saving measures for the station

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Election countdown enters final few days

Politicians across the country are entering their final few days of canvassing ahead of Friday's elections.

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Blair holds out hope for two-state Middle East solution

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told the US Congress there was no workable alternative to a two-state solution to the long and bloody conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Third man admits cocaine smuggling role

A third man today admitted his role in Ireland’s largest ever drugs seizure.

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Lottery chiefs are expecting to sell up to 1,800 tickets a minute in the run-up to this weekend's €14m jackpot draw – the fifth largest on record.

Lotto prize biggest so far this year

Lottery chiefs are expecting to sell up to 1,800 tickets a minute in the run-up to this weekend’s €14m jackpot draw – the fifth largest on record.

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Jade 'losing her sight' as condition worsens

Terminally-ill Jade Goody is losing her sight as her cancer takes hold, it was reported today.

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McGeady and Celtic shocked in Scottish Cup

St Mirren 1 Celtic 0
Billy Mehmet’s second-half penalty gave St Mirren a sensational Homecoming Scottish Cup quarter-final victory over Celtic a week after the Buddies lost 7-0 at Parkhead in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

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ECB slashes interest rates to just 1.5%

The European Central Bank has announced another cut in interest rates today.

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EU approves Rolls-Royce joint venture

A new business link between aircraft engines maker Rolls-Royce and an investment fund based in the United Arab Emirates was approved by the European Commission today.

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Judge delays ruling on 'terror' doctor's visa

An Australian judge postponed his ruling on whether to overturn a government decision to revoke the visa of an Indian doctor charged over the failed UK terror attacks.

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UK 'terror' charge doctor thanks supporters on way home

An Indian doctor released from jail after Australian prosecutors dropped charges linking him to the failed terrorist attacks in Britain gave the thumbs-up sign on arriving in Thailand today.

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Doctor 'can leave' after terror charge dropped

An Indian doctor will be allowed to leave Australia after prosecutors dropped a charge linking him to the recent failed terrorist bombings in Britain, an official said today.

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Calls to allow Indian doctor to remain in Australia

The Australian government came under mounting pressure today to allow an Indian doctor to return to work in a hospital after the country’s top prosecutor said a charge linking him to failed terrorist bombings in Britain had been a mistake.

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Australia drops UK terror charge against doctor

Australia’s top prosecutor today dropped a terror charge against an Indian doctor accused of supporting the failed bomb attacks on London and Glasgow Airport.

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Australian terror case 'close to collapse' - expert

A decision by Australia’s chief prosecutor to review evidence against an Indian doctor charged over the failed terror attacks in Britain suggests the case is about to collapse, an independent legal expert said today.

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Terror suspect 'knew nothing of British plot'

Terror suspect Mohamed Haneef told Australian police he knew nothing about the plot to launch attacks in London and Glasgow, and freely admitted he knew two suspects being detained in Britain, according to leaked interview documents.

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Third man charged over failed bomb attacks

A third man was today charged in connection with the failed car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.

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UK bomb attacks: Australian police charge Indian doctor

Australian police charged an Indian doctor today with providing reckless support to a terrorist organisation by giving his mobile phone SIM card to two of the suspects in the failed British bomb attacks.

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Police drop extension request on British car bombs suspect

Australian police today dropped a request to extend the detention of an Indian doctor over the failed British car bomb terror attacks.

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Terror chief warns Brown over Rushdie knighthood

Osama Bin Laden’s number two has warned Gordon Brown that al-Qaida will attack Britain again in retaliation for awarding a knighthood to controversial author Salman Rushdie.

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London bomb suspect 'recently visited Thailand'

A suspect in the failed London car bomb attacks recently spent several days in a Thai resort before returning to the UK, Thai police said today.

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London bomb blast suspect 'deported from Thailand'

An Arab wanted in connection with the failed bomb plots in London has been deported from Thailand to the UK, news reports said today.

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UK bomb suspect: Australian police 'may need more time'

A two-day extension for Australian police to hold a man in connection with the attempted UK car bombings may not be enough to sift through a mountain of potential evidence, they said today.

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Imam: UK bomb suspects became 'radicalised'

An Indian imam told today how two brothers suspected over the failed UK terror attacks turned away from mainstream Islam and became more radicalised.

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Computers seized in 'terror probe'

Australian police launched fresh raids today in connection with the failed terrorist plot in Britain, seizing computers and other material from two hospitals in western Australia, the federal police chief said.

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Two bomb suspects 'linked to Cambridge hospital'

Two of the men arrested in connection with car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow had links to a hospital in Cambridge, it was reported today.

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British in Brisbane to question arrested doctor

A British investigator prepared today to question an Indian doctor arrested in Australia over the failed bombings in London and Glasgow.

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Families of terror suspects say sons are innocent

The families of two Indian doctors detained in connection with failed terror plots in Britain today insisted that the young men were innocent and had nothing to do with terrorism.

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Terror suspects 'known to MI5'

Some of the suspects arrested in connection with the terror plots in London and Glasgow were known to MI5 before the attacks took place, it has emerged.

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Indian doctor arrested in Australian car-bomb probe

Police in Australia arrested an Indian doctor in connection with the foiled terror attacks in London and Glasgow as he tried to leave the country and were interviewing a second doctor in the case, officials said today.

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Eight 'terror' arrests in Australia

An eighth suspect wanted in connection with the terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow was arrested in Australia, a television network reported today.

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