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 2021-01-23 06:58 

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Thousands of Hongkongers locked down as coronavirus cases surge...

Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down on Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said....

 2021-01-23 05:47 

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Corrie actor Malcolm 'Norris Cole' Hebden retires from the soap...

Coronation Street actor Malcolm Hebden, who played fan favourite Norris Cole, has reportedly retired from the soap....

 2021-01-23 05:00 

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Biden has a hell of a job on his hands — let's hope he's up to it...

Hail to the thief!...

 2021-01-23 05:00 

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Book Brief: Thrillers from Rory Clements, Liz Nugent and Tom Bradby...

Thriller: A Prince and a Spy by Rory Clements Zaffre, 480 pages, hardcover 12.99; e-book 7.19...

 2021-01-23 05:00 

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Blame it on the bottle: how Covid is changing our drinking culture...

Alcohol has had a bad press during the coronavirus pandemic. Tony Holohan, the chief medical officer, put it bluntly this month: "The virus loves alcohol, and we have a challenge with alcohol in this country."...

 2021-01-23 05:00 

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Sweet relief as Biden finds the right words for a fractured nation...

In the end, it was about relief....

 2021-01-23 05:00 

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'I was snatched from my mum': forced adoptions and Irish 'babies for sale'...

As a former police officer of 27 years' standing, Kevin Battle knows how to carry out investigations. "I know how to interview people and gather information," says the 62-year-old, based in the state of Maine in the US....

 2021-01-23 05:00 

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Classical music: Mariss Jansons, the ingenuity of a conductor who rose to the top...

In these days of shrunken horizons, there is a way to satisfy an unrelenting wanderlust. Like that much-advertised refreshment that was said to reach the parts that others couldn't, internet radio can take you to places that, for the moment, must rema...

 2021-01-23 05:00 

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Twenty years a-growing: Wikipedia's road to becoming the genuine article...

On January 15, 2001, Wikipedia began with its very first edit. Twenty years and more than 55 million articles later, it has transformed the way we get our information. Founded by internet entrepreneurs Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger as a free, volunteer-cre...

 2021-01-23 05:00 

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Phil Spector: the music that will outlive the monster...

Phil Spector was just 24 when Tom Wolfe, that great chronicler of Sixties America, described him as "the first tycoon of teen" in a celebrated 1964 essay. His impact on pop music in just a couple of years was already so profound that he would help...

 2021-01-23 03:41 

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Horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II delayed again...

Horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II has been delayed again, the third time its release date has been shifted during the pandemic....

 2021-01-23 03:18 

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One dead after bus heading to Grand Canyon rolls over...

A tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon rolled over in north western Arizona, killing one person and critically injuring two others....

 2021-01-23 03:17 

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Donald Trump impeachment trial to begin week of February 8 Chuck Schumer...

Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of February 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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The Currid Effect: Trust, tears and trophies - How the sport psychologist influences players...

Caroline Currid carried a CD with her into the dressing-room before Sligo's All-Ireland junior football final at Croke Park in 2005. Currid was 24, she was a back with pace and she was captain of Sligo that year, but she couldn't play in the final...

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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How GAA counties managed cost of Covid...

It should have been a whitewash. With few, if any, going through the turnstiles as paying patrons to club games and no gate revenue from a summer inter-county championship, the GAA's chief revenue-raiser, the financial strain on GAA county boards in 2...

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Mother and baby home report left one vital question unanswered who was responsible?...

Can I share with you my few initial thoughts on the final report into the commission of Inquiry report?...

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Galway County: The West is set for more growth this year...

Following an average overall increase of 4pc in the past 12 months, houses in Co Galway continue to rise in value, with a 3pc increase predicted this year that could go even higher....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Seaside resorts book up as virus dashes hopes of holiday abroad...

Popular seaside resorts are running out of summer rental properties as more and more Irish families give up hope of getting a continental sun package due to the Covid-19 crisis....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Roz Purcell: 'I realised that, for me, staying sane had a lot to do with things like hiking in the woods'...

Early last year, Roz Purcell was warning friends that coronavirus, then a newly discovered contagious virus, was going to make its way to Ireland. "I'm a bit of a hypochondriac so I was really on it like, 'This is going to be really bad,'&...

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Dublin 12: D12 beginning to bounce back from big price slides...

Prices have generally fallen back significantly in Dublin 12 since this time last year with an average slide of 7pc, although three-bed semis are down hard, by 12pc....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Dublin 20: A tale of two towns as Chapelizod bids soar...

The difficulty with defining an average property price in Dublin 20 is the major price gap between the two main areas in the postcode....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Klopp: I'm not a five-year-old who's going to start crying...

Of all the challenges Jurgen Klopp envisioned upon becoming Liverpool manager, it is unlikely he sketched out a detailed plan for how to deal with the post-Premier League victory comedown....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Fresh blow to Prince Andrew as his business faces closing down for good...

The Duke of York's flagship business enterprise is hanging by a thread after his close friend, a Swedish billionaire, quit and the company's offices shut....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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'I had chosen to marry an unconventional man, but not a woman'...

New parenthood can be an anxious phase at the best of times, yet you'd have to look far and wide to find someone whose experience of pregnancy and new motherhood was as emotionally capricious as Alexandra Heminsley's....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

'Kingpin' who led 39 migrants to deaths on the run...

The people-smuggling kingpin behind the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants remains at large, a judge has said, as police warned traffickers: "We will find you and we will stop you."...

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Ask the experts: Our panel answer the key questions about the property outlook for 2021...

The lingering of Covid-19 and the unknowns over its eventual economic fallout, tightened supply, and the real impact of Brexit will make for a turbulent year in property. To clarify where the industry believes we are headed in 2021, we put the big questio...

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Dublin 2: City centre boost as tech executives put down roots...

The residential market in Dublin 2 is currently being buoyed by overseas tech executives....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Church's rigid approach to sex came from same source as those who later fought it...

Fornication is an unpleasant word with heavy overtones of religious disapproval....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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'In the first two waves, we didn't see as many sick patients presenting, but now it seems to be widespread' GPs in west reveal Covid battle...

The patient was fighting so hard to breathe that a relative had to take the phone....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Hundreds of items missing from our supermarket shelves...

Shoppers are being left disappointed as hundreds of items are missing from supermarket shelves....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Closing borders no longer unthinkable if lives can be saved...

As EU leaders expressed grave concern over new variants of the coronavirus, our Government said we need to be "looking" at our travel laws to curb it. Ten months into a pandemic with case numbers still beyond 2,000 a day, we needed to be more than...

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Dublin 4: Property shortage helps to keep prices buoyant...

Herbert Park in Dublin 4 was recently at the centre of a controversial property demolition....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Defences best form of attack in Championship showdowns...

In such an attacking game, it is easy to get caught in the narrative that every win is a triumph of those who put the points on the board, but last weekend's action is a reminder that sometimes the key to good offence is having a good defence....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Martin unlikely to lead Fianna Fil into next election, says Haughey...

The son of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey has said that he does not think Michel Martin will lead Fianna Fil into the next election....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Limerick City Centre: Returnees and stock shortage keep city prices up...

Limerick City Centre prices are up 5pc on a year ago with the big news in this market being the big numbers of returnee buyers to Shannonside....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Limerick County: Modest growth expected for the Treaty County...

As predicted, prices in Co Limerick have not changed since last year, but they are forecast to increase by 5pc in 2021....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Defence Forces get ready to ramp up Covid fight...

Senior officers in the Defence Forces are planning to increase their involvement in the battle against Covid as required by the Government....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Private sector 'bounty' tempting talent away from Defence Forces...

The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces has pledged that his top target this year is to ensure the turnover rate of military personnel is reduced by a third....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Martin played uphill for 10 full years but he still looks like he's leading FF in its final act...

There were periodic debates at the old Irish Press newspaper about the challenge of covering the funeral of the paper's founder, amon de Valera....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Brakes put on 'runaway train' as team preparation costs drop by more than a third...

Last February the GAA's director-general Tom Ryan used his annual report to Congress to address a recurring theme in the Association that was being ventilated with such regularity in the counties and provinces in the preceding years....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Dublin 6W: Supply expected to match demand in D6W...

At the start of last year, we had no idea that two parents would end up working from home for long periods, with the kids also locked in with them full time....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Iran's Supreme Leader banned over tweet threatening revenge on Trump...

Twitter suspended an account linked to Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader, yesterday after it made a post apparently threatening Donald Trump....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Students now suffering 'mental health deterioration' over exam uncertainty...

"The worst thing is the uncertainty," says Heather Murphy, one of the 60,000 students taking the Leaving Cert this year who still don't know how they will be assessed....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

'Art' and 'Syd' favourites for Gold...

Following the withdrawal of Newinn Hero, 23 greyhounds will line up in the quarter-finals of the Best Car Parks Gold Cup which continues at Shelbourne Park this evening. All four heats look competitive although impressive opening round scorers Ballymac Ar...

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Wexford: Values up 4pc as buyers don't hang about...

With improved infrastructure, beaches on the doorstep and Dublin commutable (albeit a long drive away), Wexford property values have increased overall by a percent on this time last year....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Shareholder cuts stake in Kingspan on concerns over Grenfell fire...

A long-time Kingspan shareholder reduced its stake on concerns about the Irish manufacturer's insulation business raised by an inquiry into England's deadliest fire in 75 years....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Executive orders to bring stopgap financial relief to millions...

A stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans has been made by presidential order as Congress begins to consider Joe Biden's much larger $1.9trn (1.56trn) pandemic package....

 2021-01-23 02:30 

Irish Independent

Politologue looks as good as ever ahead of Clarence House...

The late, great American trainer Bobby Frankel once said that...

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Melania was most interesting first lady ever but she was never given a chance...

Forget the inauguration party, the real craic was at the Trump farewell show. It was all fist pumps, choppers and Laura Branigan's Gloria going full blast. He's one of those obnoxious yet fascinating people you're happy to miss once they'r...

 2021-01-23 02:30 

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Dublin 6: D6 buyers not afraid to take on major revamp...

Covid didn't have too much impact on values in Dublin 6....

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