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Friday 19 December, 2014

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

“The hurt is unbelievable”: A family searches for missing Sandra. Can you help?

Anyone with information about missing Sandra Collins is asked to pass it on to gardaí

The winning photos in this year’s National Geographic contest are pretty stunning

From Dead Sea mudbathers and jumping wildebeest to smartphone users and ‘glass fish’. All human (and animal) life is here.

From The Score Know your sport? Then take our weekly quiz Quiz

Know your sport? Then take our weekly quiz

You better have been paying attention this week.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

George Redmond corruption findings withdrawn by Mahon Tribunal

The corruption findings were made in an interim report by the Tribunal in 2004.

From The Score Racing Metro rule Jonathan Sexton out until mid-February, when Ireland host France Concussion

Racing Metro rule Jonathan Sexton out until mid-February, when Ireland host France

After his fourth concussion in a year, his club confirmed that he will be stood down from contact training for 12 weeks.

Bomb found in Cork city park

An army bomb squad was called to the scene, after a suspect device was discovered.

Did you spot this getaway car? Coolock Gardaí are hunting for an armed gang

Raiders fled in in OY reg BMW after threatening staff with a gun at a post office in Baldoyle.

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‘Superman’ ecstasy tablets worth €1.2 million seized in Dublin

The tablets — impressed with a Superman-style ‘S’ — originated in Belgium.

From The Score Leinster and Munster have been shunted to the Champions Cup graveyard shift Fixture List

Remember the devastating 2009 fire at St. Mel’s Cathedral? After years of painstaking work, it’s open again

A full schedule of Christmas masses has been announced. Including midnight mass on Christmas Eve, at the traditionally Irish time of 11pm.

From The Daily Edge RTÉ have announced a new gameshow to replace Winning Streak Cash Money

RTÉ have announced a new gameshow to replace Winning Streak

Bye-bye Marty Whelan. Hello Nicky Byrne.

From Business ETC Is it a bird? Is it a plane? (No, it’s probably a drone) Here's The Rules

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? (No, it’s probably a drone)

New guidelines have been issued on using the remotely controlled aircraft.

From Business ETC Ireland owes the EU €1 million for an outstanding fruit and veg bill Open All Hours

Ireland owes the EU €1 million for an outstanding fruit and veg bill

And you thought Marks and Spencer’s was pricey…

Are you on medication? Here’s why you probably shouldn’t drink this Christmas

One reason is that it certain medication can put you over the legal limit for driving if you mix it with alcohol.

From The Daily Edge Tinder claims 1 in 5 Irish adults use its app Swipe Right This post contains a poll

A 72-year-old cyclist was killed in a car crash this morning

The incident occured at Lehinch, Co Tipperary, near the Galway border.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

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

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”.

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor’s expenses

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

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.

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

Half of business owners asked did not feel the new post code system would impact on their business.

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?

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.