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Your Thursday lunchtime catch-up

TOP STORY - Tony Golden State Funeral 

The chief celebrant at the funeral Mass of murdered garda Tony Golden has told the thousands  attending that garda Golden “quietly let his light shine in so many ways through his life in a very humble and quiet way”.


No casualties have been reported after a fire broke out at a commercial premises in Cork city centre last night.

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien has made sensational allegations that former Independent News and Media boss Gavin O’Reilly was involved in a concerted and unlawful conspiracy to damage him and his business empire.

A High Court judge has described a legal action where three sons have sued their father  over his late mother’s — their grandmother’s — will as being an unfortunate family dispute.

The Limerick pub where Russell Crowe flew thousands of miles to toast his late friend Richard Harris is to commemorate the great Limerick actor.

Rugby fans looking for a last-minute trip to Cardiff this weekend will have to dig deep  — as hotel rooms will cost an average of €1,664 for anyone hoping to book in on Saturday night.

Newstalk’s former money doctor,  who carried out a €109,000 life insurance fraud,  has been given a four-year suspended sentence and ordered to perform unpaid work in the community.


Scientists have found Ebola stays in the semen of male survivors for up to nine months after recovery -  much longer than previously thought.

US vice president, Joe Biden faced an altered political dynamic after Hillary Clinton reasserted her command of the Democratic Party race,  during a debate that may have left little room for him to run.

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