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Today’s News

From Business ETC UK has leapfrogged France as the 5th biggest economy because of drugs and prostitution Put On The Red Light

UK has leapfrogged France as the 5th biggest economy because of drugs and prostitution

And China will become the world’s biggest economic powerhouse within a decade, according to the CEBR.

From The Score LIVE: Manchester United v Newcastle, Premier League Minute-by-Minute

LIVE: Manchester United v Newcastle, Premier League

We’re at Old Trafford to see if the hosts unbeaten run can continue.

From Business ETC Handbags at dawn: People were literally pulling bargains out of each other’s hands this morning Winter Sales

Handbags at dawn: People were literally pulling bargains out of each other’s hands this morning

“People were literally grabbing at them — ‘I got it first… No, it’s mine’.”

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Garda Jerry McCabe killer under guard in hospital after wife’s stabbing

Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has expressed sympathy to the family.

Doctors told they can withdraw life support for clinically dead pregnant woman

The High Court made its judgement this afternoon.

Would you drink milk from a donkey? These lads sell it on the streets

For a quarter century or more, Ricardo Alegria and his brother Marco have led donkeys through the streets of Chile’s capital, milking them on the spot for customers.

10 years on: Women fight for rights and equality after devastating tsunami

The natural disaster – one of the worst in history – claimed the lives of 230,000 people.

From Business ETC Struggling to log in to Playstation or Xbox networks? You’re not alone No Games For You

Struggling to log in to Playstation or Xbox networks? You’re not alone

A hacking group has claimed responsibility for another attack on both the systems.

From The Daily Edge 12 Christmas-themed TV episodes, ranked Tis The Season

12 Christmas-themed TV episodes, ranked

The 12 TV specials of Christmas.

A 16-year-old schoolboy was arrested in Turkey for insulting the country’s president

He faces up to four years in prison for accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of corruption.

Christmas Day shooting: Gardaí investigate after shots fired at house in Beaumont

Four adults and one teenager were inside at the time. The shooting happened shortly after 11pm.

Top tips to take your sandwich-making skills to the next level

Top tips to take your sandwich-making skills to the next level

Turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, lettuce…

From The Score Jimmy White on snooker, the Devil’s d**k and stealing his dead brother from a funeral home Interview

Jimmy White on snooker, the Devil’s d**k and stealing his dead brother from a funeral home

The snooker legend chats to TheScore.ie about his eventful time in the spotlight.

“F***** from a great height”: Liam Neeson’s not the first Irish celebrity to weigh in on water charges

Everyone from Damien Dempsey to the Rubberbandits has been getting involved.

Joan Burton: Sinn Féin has a ‘one for everyone in the audience’ mentality

The Tánaiste says she would find it hard to find a common economic platform with Sinn Féin.

It’s snowing in Meath right now and here’s the video to prove it It's All White This post contains videos

QUIZ: These major news events all happened around Christmas … But in what year?

How well do you know your news? And how far back?

From The Daily Edge Mrs Brown’s Boys beaten by the Queen to the top of the UK Christmas ratings Christmas Telly

Mrs Brown’s Boys beaten by the Queen to the top of the UK Christmas ratings

But it was down nearly 2 million on last year.

From Business ETC These are the best smartphone games released this year Playthrough
The BBC had the right idea about how to get through working on Christmas Day The Newsroom This post contains videos

Vladimir Putin has canned holidays and wants to cap vodka prices as the economy collapses

Government ministers have been ordered to keep working through the New Year.

From The Daily Edge Dapper Laughs is back – ‘Comedian’ resurrects character in Christmas video Dappy Christmas

Here’s what Leo Varadkar thinks about being Ireland’s most kissable politician

We also asked the Health Minister about his secret Facebook account…

So after all that hassle is The Interview actually any good?

The reviews are mixed to say the least.

Christmas Day at Childline: 1,208 calls and messages over just 24 hours

The charity had warned it would have to close its nighttime service — but a funding deal means it will now be able to stay open round-the-clock.

From The Daily Edge 23 creepy photos of abandoned, empty shopping centres Mall Rats

23 creepy photos of abandoned, empty shopping centres

The sets of a thousand zombie movies… only real.

Woman charged over stabbing at Drogheda housing estate

A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital after gardaí were called to the Lia Bhrega estate at around 3am on Christmas Day.

The 9 at 9: St Stephen’s Day

Catch up as you wake up and remember that tomorrow is Saturday!

Trial begins of Burmese men accused of killing two British tourists

The two migrant workers face the death penalty if convicted. Both deny the charges.

Poll: Is it ever okay to return or exchange a Christmas gift? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it ever okay to return or exchange a Christmas gift?

‘Do you happen to have the receipt?’

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

My 2014: Awards, marches, and the most longed-for baby

Broadcaster and activist Dil Wickremasinghe has had one hell of a year but wait until you see what she has lined up for 2015…

From The Score The story behind that brilliant picture of Kilkenny keeper David Herity in the rain Snapshot

The story behind that brilliant picture of Kilkenny keeper David Herity in the rain

We speak to Inpho’s photographer Cathal Noonan about his famous snapshot.

Who’s dreaming of a white St Stephen’s Day? … Met Éireann has issued a snow-ice warning

There’s a yellow alert weather warning in effect this morning, with a risk of sleet and snow in some areas from this afternoon.

Flashback: The massive devastation caused by the tsunami which tore lives apart

Today is the tenth anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami which hit thirteen countries from Africa to Thailand.

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