BULLETIN: Millions paid in secret to doctors by drugs firms; Brexit debate resumes in UK after Christmas break

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BULLETIN: Millions paid in secret to doctors by drugs firms; Brexit debate resumes in UK after Christmas break

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IRELAND: Millions of euro in payments by drugs companies to doctors are taking place in secret because medics will not give consent for disclosure of the transactions.

IRELAND: Broadcasters, sports stars and other household names have been granted a tax break under a scheme established to aid writers and artists.

IRELAND: The Irish Family Planning Association intends to begin providing abortion care at its clinics in Dublin City Centre and Tallaght today, as long as the key elements of HSE services are finalised.

IRELAND: Successive governments have failed to act on recommendations made following the Whiddy Island disaster, which killed 51 people 40 years ago.

WORLD: Theresa May will intensify efforts to win over her Brexit critics and seek fresh guarantees from Brussels ahead of next week’s crunch vote on her deal.

BUSINESS: Plans to launch nine new passenger ferries on UK and Ireland routes shows the industry is “continuing to thrive”, a trade body has claimed.

SPORT: There are no immediate plans to fill the void left by departed Cork football selector Ciarán O’Sullivan, manager Ronan McCarthy has revealed.

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