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Dublin: 16 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020
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WHAT’S THE STORY? 

1. Here we go again? The CSO has found that residential property prices have risen by 15% in the last year, and by a massive 25% in Dublin. Gulp.

File photo: Rising House prices Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

2. Stroke politics or the best man for the job? Fine Gael is getting a LOT of flack for appointing its new Seanad hopeful John McNulty to a state board just six days before his nomination.

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3. Awkward: David Cameron has been caught on microphone saying that Queen Elizabeth II “purred” with contentment after he told her that Scottish voters had rejected independence. 

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4. “What’s the fuss about?” – the lead architect on the new Children’s Hospital has dismissed criticisms about the site at St James’s campus in Dublin 8.

Our Ladys Children Hospitals Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

5. The inquest into the death of 29-year-old Dhara Kivlehan has heard she was in renal failure at Sligo General Hospital for up to six days before she died.

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6. You can rest easy: Twink has been reunited with Teddy, her Yorkshire Terrier who was ‘dognapped’ last week. A man has been arrested over the case. 

2013 Image Selection.Aladdin Panto Rehearsal. Twink as the ' Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

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