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Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

What to watch on TV tonight: Friday

Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.

From The Score Who are you backing for the RTÉ Manager of the Year prize? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Who are you backing for the RTÉ Manager of the Year prize?

The 10 nominees include Joe Schmidt, Brian Cody and Peter Taylor.

The longwave goodbye just got longer … RTÉ is keeping ’252′ alive, for now

The broadcaster still intends to axe the 252 service, saying it’s based on “outdated and costly technology, representing poor value for money”.

From Business ETC Is Ireland the ‘Best Small Country in the World in Which to do Business™?’ Not any more… Not The BSCITWIWTDB

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor’s expenses

Former councillor Dessie Larkin claimed he was at two meetings at the one time.

Dubliners said goodbye to the Metro Herald today – and things got emotional

We saw hugs, Christmas cards, a cheeky fiver, and plenty of sad faces on the streets this morning.

Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts

This comes from a survey carried out by Mandate Trade Union on worker satisfaction.

18-year-old shot in the leg at fast food restaurant

Three masked men were involved in the shooting last night at the food outlet in Belfast.

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Nama may pay bonuses to “a few” developers

Three developers are on over €200,000 from the state bad bank.

Sex, drugs and spies: the Profumo Affair had it all

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the lie that toppled Harold Macmillan’s government in 1963.

Micheál Martin is okay with his own TDs criticising him, but how will he solve his woman problem? Haters Gonna Hate This post contains videos

Micheál Martin is okay with his own TDs criticising him, but how will he solve his woman problem?

The Fianna Fáil leader insisted it’s not ‘uno Duce, una voce’ under his regime.

Survey finds that businesses aren’t that crazy about the new Eircode system

This comes from a survey by Data Ireland, an information agency entirely owned by An Post.

Mandy Rice-Davies — a key figure in the 1963 Profumo affair — has died, aged 70

The controversy rocked the British political establishment at the height of the Cold War.

Enda’s Christmas message: Facetime is no substitute for face-to-face

The Taoiseach said the government is working day and night to strengthen the economy so people who have emigrated can return.

Poll: Would you be okay with a drug injection centre opening in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be okay with a drug injection centre opening in your area?

Plans are being drawn up for the country’s first such centre, in Dublin. But would you mind if one opened on your road?

Man injured in armed cash-in-transit van robbery

A man was arrested and a van found burning nearby.

Jonathan Corrie’s family slept out last night on the spot where he died

The homeless man was found dead just yards from Leinster House at the start of this month.

Stem cells from human eggs can now be patented

Stem cells from human eggs can now be patented

That’s a ruling from Europe’s top court.

Blizzard may cause some problems for Santa … But don’t worry, it should pass by Christmas Eve

Santa’s coming … Just five sleeps to go. But will he have a clear run to Ireland from the North Pole?

Man sentenced to five years in prison over cling film sex game death

47-year-old Alun Williams had been wrapped head to toe in cling film and PVC and suffered a heart attack.

Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.

Young people have the highest rates of reoffending, but they also have the greatest capacity for change – scientific evidence proves this.

From The Score 100 GAA players to benefit from major Irish-American business deal with GPA Big In America

100 GAA players to benefit from major Irish-American business deal with GPA

Michael Madden is to help set up a leadership programme that will help players over the next three years.

‘Is someone afraid of the truth? Because frontline gardaí aren’t’

The terms of reference for an enquiry into allegations of Garda malpractice in Cavan will be published today.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Catch up as you wake up.

From Business ETC No loose change? Simon Community accepting donations using contactless payments Payment

No loose change? Simon Community accepting donations using contactless payments

It is the first charity in Ireland to use this form of on-street donation.

Staff at the Metro Herald are having a bit of fun on its last day

Thirteen staff will be made redundant as the paper closes.

Which county is Ireland’s most fertile? What illness kills most people? Ireland’s health in 15 maps and graphs

The Health in Ireland Key Trends report takes a look into the demographics, population health and expenditure on health services.

Bernard Brogan doesn’t rule out a life in politics… (after football)

The Dublin footballer is getting a taste of it as he tries to get government commitments on the betting tax.

From The Daily Edge 10 adorable Santa letters from Irish kids

10 adorable Santa letters from Irish kids

We got a sneak peek at some of Santa’s mail.

Outside ‘cage’ area of Roscommon psychiatry department “deeply stigmatising and unpleasant”

The “unpleasant” area is described as being “very small and concreted” with a “rusting shed for shelter”.

Eight children found stabbed to death at Australian property

The children were ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years.

Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC Finally! You’ll soon be able to play golf and buy a BMW at the same time Back To This Again
From Business ETC Is Islamic State turning its hand to cyber warfare? Hacked

Is Islamic State turning its hand to cyber warfare?

“The targets might not stop with the borders of Syria.”

From The Daily Edge 7 times when it is perfectly acceptable to cancel your plans Not Tonight Pal

7 times when it is perfectly acceptable to cancel your plans

Sometimes cancelled plans are the best plans.

From Business ETC Review: Is the Parrot Rolling Spider the affordable drone you’ve been waiting for? Up Up And Away

Review: Is the Parrot Rolling Spider the affordable drone you’ve been waiting for?

Drones as toys are growing in popularity, but is Parrot’s Mini Drone the one that will make you splash out on one?

From The Score ‘No matter how blue the water or high the palm tree’: Even paradise is no escape from mental illness Calm On The Surface

‘No matter how blue the water or high the palm tree’: Even paradise is no escape from mental illness

Sean Nee suffers from depression and anxiety. Some days are great, but on the bad days even the ideal surroundings cannot tip the scales.

From Business ETC This old-school chipper wants to tap its customers to help it grow Leo Burdock's

This old-school chipper wants to tap its customers to help it grow

Leo Burdock’s would rather pay interest to punters than “bankers in ivory towers”.

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

A High Court Award, a woman on life support and 20,000 Snow Glow Elsa’s had everybody talking today.

Stereotypes could be holding students back from embracing STEM courses CAO

Stereotypes could be holding students back from embracing STEM courses

New research shows students biggest concern is fitting in at third-level.

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