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Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Here’s the story behind those pics of Lucinda and Leo being fierce friendly last Friday night

The former Fine Gael colleagues pulled a cracker together.

From Business ETC Ireland’s economy grew ‘spectacularly’ this year Euro

Ireland’s economy grew ‘spectacularly’ this year

Ibec believes the economy grew by 5.7%.

Yes, that’s a horse INSIDE a chipper in Listowel

It could have been worse, he could have made it into the paint store next door.

From Business ETC Here are the tricks shops use to make you spend more money Savvy Shoppers

Here are the tricks shops use to make you spend more money

Think you make your own decisions? Well, think again…

There are no records of some meetings Phil Hogan had about Irish Water

Fresh details – or the lack of – about discussions between Bord Gáis and the then-environment minister have emerged.

Number of Irish graduates going abroad to get work more than doubles

That’s since the beginning of the recession.

Elderly man dies after being hit by car in Mayo

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone with information to come forward.

Poll: Do you believe the economy will improve next year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe the economy will improve next year?

Great things have been predicted.

From The Score Happy Christmas – Robbie Keane invites child with CF to Euro 2016 qualifier GOOD DEED

Happy Christmas – Robbie Keane invites child with CF to Euro 2016 qualifier

Nine-year old Cody Nolan will be a guest in the striker’s private box at the Aviva.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Catch up as you wake up.

Irish Water isn’t fixing more leaks – or spending more on infrastructure

That’s compared with local authorities over the past 10 years. However, Irish Water says, “It’s not just about fixing leaks – it’s about reducing the amount of water that is lost.”

Christmas shopping in the West? Bring your brolly

A yellow warning has been issued for

From The Score 10 of the best sports books to buy as last-minute Christmas gifts Good Reads

10 of the best sports books to buy as last-minute Christmas gifts

‘Night Games,’ ‘The Test,’ ‘The Race to Truth and more of this year’s most memorable work.

Counselling service Connect extending its hours over Christmas

“Christmas can be an emotional time for people and this creates a greater demand for counselling and support services.”

Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a ‘junkie’

The children said their mum had been ‘sleepy’ and ‘dozy’ during access visits.

Man shot in Clondalkin last night

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Joan on Jobstown: ‘When I was in that car I was worried about the parallels with fascism’

The Tánaiste has been speaking about her experience at the hands of water protesters last month.

Appealing a social welfare decision? Sit tight, it’ll be a while

The average waiting time for a summary decision is seven months.

Why are there no payday loans companies in Ireland?

If you want a 5,800% APR loan, your luck is out.

Irish - Sunday 21 December, 2014

From The Score Rory McIlroy named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year Winning

Rory McIlroy named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Meanwhile, Joe Schmidt was named Manager of the Year and Brian O’Driscoll entered the Hall of Fame.

My life as a shopping centre Santa

From dealing with disbelieving children to getting kicked ‘where no one should kick Santa’.

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

The winter solstice, Fiona Pender and a water bill referendum had everyone talking today.

How much do you know about Ireland?

Are you more Tony Cascarino or Mary Robinson?

Pro-choice activists tie pair of giant red knickers to Dáil gates

The knickers had a message calling for the 8th amendment to the constitution to be removed.

Fiona Pender search in Co Laois forest called off

The Garda investigation into her whereabouts continues.

Large crowds gather at Newgrange, despite sun failing to shine

Hundreds gathered at the tomb this morning.

Gardaí and family concerned for missing David Wakefield (37)

He was last seen yesterday morning.

Another US cop shot and killed – this time in Florida

The incident comes a day after two police officers were killed in Brooklyn.

Column: The Ghosts of Christmas Past – dealing with loss at Christmas

Mum’s kitschy Christmas apron that we used to slag her mercilessly about. Her make up, hurriedly applied between basting the turkey and topping the sprouts. All that is gone now. And God, how I miss it.

Mother charged with murder of eight children in Australia

The children ranged in age from 18 months to 15 years.

The Week in Photos: Let There Be Light Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Let There Be Light

This is the week that was, in photos…

From The Score ‘She has the best left hook in the world’ – Why Katie Taylor is a living legend Legend This post contains videos

‘She has the best left hook in the world’ – Why Katie Taylor is a living legend

Michael Carruth, Kenny Egan and Jimmy McGee put the boxer’s achievements in context.

Varadkar: There was “no attempt to conceal” waiting list numbers

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

“It’s like a grieving process”: Parents prepare to leave Ireland and follow their children to Australia

Janet and Eugene Bennis miss their children and grandchildren so much, they’ve decided to move to the other side of the world.

From The Daily Edge 7 stupid luxuries every Irish household buys each Christmas Christmas

7 stupid luxuries every Irish household buys each Christmas

It’s the little luxuries that count.

Motorcyclist killed after colliding with car

The road was closed for a time.

What did the Dáil do on their first day?

Got to know the place and got shown how to work the phones?

What are these kids most looking forward to about Christmas? Nearly There Now This post contains videos

What are these kids most looking forward to about Christmas?

Family time, turkey and a few technological devices.