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 2020-03-29 01:56 

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Seoul calls North Korea 'very inappropriate' for firing missiles during pandemic...

Seoul has called North Korea "very inappropriate" for firing two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Covid-19 pandemic is the perfect storm for comfort overeaters...

When American psychologist Dr Bruce Alexander began studying addiction, little did he think he would end up building tiny playground rides for rats. But his mad-hat idea led us to one of the greatest discoveries about addiction in the modern age....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Lest we forget how fragile we are...

There is a fragility bubbling close beneath the surface of our relentless keeping calm and carrying on. FaceTime with granny. Virtual drinks with friends on House Party....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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My cultural life: Rachel Donohue, author...

Rachel Donohue is from Dublin where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She began writing short stories nine years ago and in 2017 was named the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year. Her first novel The Temple House Vanishing has just been publ...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Silence and stagnation stalk clubs in cold storage...

After Gaoth Dobhair won the Ulster title for the first time in 2018, social media covered the celebrations with minimal interference from the censor. Singing and dancing all hours of the day, the bars of Gweedore were mobbed by hordes of happy club people...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Tabletalk: Lucinda O'Sullivan worships in a former church...

Ballycotton, in east Cork, is one of those 'hidden in plain sight' villages that every tourist would love to 'discover' as their secret, but seldom do. Instead, they take the road more travelled, bypassing the best coastal locations as the...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Tough decision for medics: who to treat?...

Last Friday night, shortly after appearing on The Late Late Show to urge the public to row behind one last almighty push to contain the coronavirus, Dr Catherine Motherway said the surge had started....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Crime assets confiscation is lawful, EU court rules...

The highest court in Europe has ruled that proceeds of crime legislation, used to confiscate illegally obtained assets, is lawful....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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What lies beneath: Clarity by Fran Halpin...

One Friday evening, 16-year-old Fran Halpin, painting an abstract portrait alone in her art room at school, lost track of time....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Pandemic on course to change corporate priorities forever...

It is difficult to imagine just how much the world of business will change as a result of the events of recent weeks. Very many companies may never open again, and many more will change how they do business forever....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Failure to wake up and smell the Covid...

As the Flat season began in Naas last Monday, Irish racing was Europe's last sport standing. This was nothing to be proud of. The following day the Taoiseach announced a ban on all sporting events as part of a new raft of government measures designed ...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Over-70s are old but we still pack a punch...

Everyone over 70 is old. I cannot dispute that. But not everyone in that demographic is elderly. I say this for two reasons....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Plaid calls on Ireland to tap fintech boom...

US fintech firm Plaid has said it sees a big opportunity in Ireland as Covid-19 fears continue to push innovations around contactless payments and other parts of the financial sector....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Obituary: John O'Leary...

John O'Leary, who held a unique place in tournament golf as a player and legislator, died in London last Wednesday after a long illness. The Irish Open champion of 1982 was 70....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Time to focus on the things you can control...

Before Hollywood borrowed the phrase for a movie about ballet, the term 'black swan' referred to an unexpected, unprecedented event of significant magnitude. It was popularised by a book of the same name by risk specialist Nassim Taleb....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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We owe the medics thanks and an apology...

As if the damned virus wasn't enough, we've now got more unprecedented developments to cope with....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Virtual meetings key to avoiding isolation at home...

It was almost five o'clock last Friday evening. The employees were gathering to take part in a team happy hour. My coaching client, a manager of a unit for a multinational company, had painstakingly organised it. He arranged for everyone's beverag...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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'Morah is a very special lady... it was such an obvious attraction'...

The second youngest of 11 children, Don Mescall remembers an idyllic childhood in the late 1960s in the Co Limerick parish of Ahane/Lisnagry. He was carefree and unperturbed, until one day when he was 10, while he was playing hurling, his father -...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Martin's FF social partnership plan gets cold shoulder...

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin's call for a return to social partnership to recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis has been met with a frosty response from Fine Gael and employers....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Obituary: Terrence McNally...

Terrence McNally, the playwright, who died last Tuesday aged 81 from complications of Covid-19, was one of the first writers to put gay relationships on stage; although his work initially failed to find much favour with audiences and critics, in later lif...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Close encounters...

It's a tough time to be... well, almost anyone right now. But without a doubt it was small business owners who first felt the effects of the coronavirus preventative measures in full force. Overnight, previously busy streets went quiet, restaurants, c...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Miriam Kennedy's Sligo: the perfect place for a break on the Wild Atlantic Way...

Sligo, with its sensational coastline, and abundance of things to see and do, is the perfect place for a break on the Wild Atlantic Way....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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30m plan to rapidly build 'field hospitals'...

The Government has a 30m emergency back-up plan which would see over 20 'field hospitals' built to treat critical Covid-19 patients nationwide....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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'No matter what you earn, save something'...

Justin McCarthy has worked as a journalist with RT for several years. He is well-known as the co-presenter of This Week, which airs Sundays at 1pm on RT Radio 1....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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The loves of my life: Niamh McCormack...

The model and actor tells Chloe Brennan about the book that's changing her perspective on life, and of her ongoing admiration for her mother, Annie....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Economic recovery and the return to work will be slow...

Cafes, restaurants and businesses in the hospitality sector are expected to see the first slow green shoots of an economic recovery once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, according to the ESRI....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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'It's just breaking my heart I couldn't be there'...

The last time retired civil servant Tom Best saw his wife of 51 years alive was when she was being placed in an ambulance and driven away from the home they shared in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, last Wednesday afternoon....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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'I just wanted to get it right' - Miriam on 'Late Late' triumph...

Miriam O'Callaghan was in her dressing room last Friday night getting ready for the biggest moment of her career when a tweet caught her eye:...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Woody Allen brings himself to book at last...

When he was in his mid-50s, Woody Allen started a sexual relationship with the 21-year-old adopted daughter of his then partner, Mia Farrow. That is a matter of fact....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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I mourn my father and the missing handshakes when we put him to rest...

Some years ago, Thomas Lynch, an American undertaker and poet with a long connection to Co Clare, was asked what made a good funeral....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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4 of a kind... Country Cottages...

On the water in Donegal...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Scissors and sighs from the homeschool front...

I hate scissors tasks. I dislike most fine-motor-skill school tasks, but I reserve a special loathing for scissors....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Susan Jane White: A hearty treat...

This is a fresh, nostril-dancing, velvety dessert. There's an alarming amount of nutrition tucked into the recipe, too. No dairy or baking involved here - we're using the 'lazy batch' method!...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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The fairy tale house on a hill...

When you buy a house in Coleville Road, Clonmel, you know you have arrived. At least as far as the merchants who built their elegant mansions there in the 18th and early 19th centuries were concerned. It was, and still is, locals say, the Clonmel equivale...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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We must prepare now for recovery - otherwise we will prepare to fail...

International experience of the aftermath of disasters shows that well-intentioned government emergency measures are often the biggest obstacle to recovery....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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The fearless writer who took on the Chinese machine...

Scour the bookshelves in any home and you are almost guaranteed to find a copy of Wild Swans. If you haven't got one, chances are you've spotted the international bestseller, with its distinctive jade-green cover being read by someone on a sun lou...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Basic B*tch: To the man in the flat below me...

The man in the flat below me is learning to play the trumpet....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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My Pet: I'm 13 years old - and a new baby arrives...

My name is Truffles, no I'm not a chocolate! I'm a chocolate-coloured Burmese cat....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Stefanie Preissner: Social distancing from drama...

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like they're a little bit addicted to drama?...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Another redemptive treatise from the laureate of empathy...

This is a sequel to Sebastian Barry's magnificent and hallucinatory Days Without End, a novel which traces the plight of Irishman Thomas McNulty during the Indian Wars and the American Civil War....

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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The road back to Mr Toad...
 2020-03-29 01:30 

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State will have to stump up more cash as Covid-19 reality bites...

Estimates of the economic and exchequer cost of the coronavirus outbreak are beginning to take shape. But they still look somewhat unrealistic and may well be revised further downward in the coming weeks. Only a couple of weeks ago, bizarrely optimistic f...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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We must save lives and pay the bill later...

It is increasingly clear that the Irish economy is undergoing the sharpest and most sudden downturn it has ever experienced. The need to slow the spread of the coronavirus has meant tens of thousands of businesses closing their doors. A Kantar poll taken ...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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'I feel very lucky... I've had the virus and I'm out the other side'...

Saturday: The second week of having corona was different. Partly because I'd sort of gotten used to it. I was on day two of my antibiotics, day eight of the virus and still coughing quite a lot. I was acutely aware I'd been told if I was going to ...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Changing face of discreet home to rich and famous...

Behind high laurel and beech hedges change is afoot in Foxrock, the discreet enclave at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains where Dublin's professional upper-classes have enjoyed the anonymity of mansions set in acres of wooded gardens, some with te...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Back from burnout: Daniella Moyles on how having it all led to giving it all up, and what happened next...

My first job in radio was the overnight weekday shift on midlands iRadio. The station's management took a shot on me, pairing me with a long-time station contributor and comedian, Cormac Moore. On air, we were light-hearted, upbeat and fun. Off air, I...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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'I just wanted to get it right' - Miriam O'Callaghan on being Ireland's first female Late Late presenter...

Miriam O'Callaghan was in her dressing room on Friday night getting ready for the biggest moment of her career when a Tweet caught her eye: "Lord, it took a pandemic for a woman to present the Late Late for the first time."...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Is Ireland really taking South Korea's lead to stop the virus?...

In anxious times, it is only natural to look for light at the end of the tunnel. As Ireland moves to a more comprehensive lockdown this weekend, that includes Leo Varadkar's oft-repeated assertion that the country's response to the coronavirus is ...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

Irish Independent

Nation defiant as surge begins...

The level of concern in Ireland about coronavirus is second only to that in China, according to a worldwide survey of 20 countries, as medical experts on the frontline here yesterday signalled the expected surge in patients critically ill with Covid-19 wa...

 2020-03-29 01:30 

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Pandemic poised to leave lasting scars on Irish economy...

As nations throughout the world struggle to limit the spread of Covid-19, they are subjecting their citizens and economies to restrictions that would have been inconceivable only a few weeks ago....

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