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Frank Coughlan: Are Cork people especially funny, or is it just that they think they are?

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Did you hear the one about the Cork guy who didn't think he was funny?

Slim down: shrink your waistline with The Economists' Diet

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It was a cold January morning in 2004 when JP Morgan stockbroker Chris Payne stepped on the scales. It had been a Christmas of wining and dining in fancy restaurants and he had rounded off with a takeaway curry when the horror of the…

'It is a basic female right' - Female public representatives criticise the lack of maternity leave

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Irish female politicians have criticised the lack of maternity leave entitlements for politicians here.

We're an annoyingly talented family!

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There is a moment that Aoife Scott distinctly remembers when she was a child. Her family were performing in Belfast and "it was a big venue," she recalls. "I remember the panto was on at the same time, so me and my brother were playing…

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Final twist in Sanchez-Mkhitaryan deal may allow both clubs to claim they are emerging victorious

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that he is satisfied with his club's end of the deal that will see Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sign for the Gunners.

Number of people using internet banking in Ireland more than doubles in 10 years

The number of Irish people using internet banking has more than doubled in the space of ten years.

'It baffles me' - Rio Ferdinand hits out at the criticism of footballer's wages and asks why golfers don't get scrutinised

Rio Ferdinand believes the intense scrutiny of footballers wages is unjustified, as he suggested rivals sportsmen do not get criticised for earning similarly extravagant sums.

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'Don't travel in car with Hutch widow,' judge tells court after 'accident-prone' woman is awarded €28k

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A judge has advised against travelling in a car with gangster Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch's widowed sister-in-law, after she was awarded €28,000 for a traffic accident.

Salomon Rondon sends classy message to James McCarthy after the Irishman's double leg break

West Brom striker Salomon Rondon has sent a message of support to James McCarthy after he inadvertently caused the Irishman to suffer a double leg break.

Second half surge from Donegal sees them qualify for McKenna Cup final at Armagh's expense

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Donegal will travel to Killarney for their opening league fixture on the back of a big win over Armagh which booked a place against Tyrone in the Dr McKenna Cup final tonight. The sides were level at 0-9 to 1-6 at half-time, but Donegal…

Thousands expected to pay respects to Dolores O'Riordan on Sunday

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Large crowds of mourners are expected to descend on Limerick, Sunday, to pay their respects to native rock star Dolores O’Riordan, who died suddenly in London last Monday.

Two arrested after man found dead at East Belfast flat

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A man and woman in their 20s have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 53-year-old man was found dead at a flat in east Belfast, police have said.

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Woman (19) stabbed in the neck and body at house

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A 19-year-old woman has been stabbed in the neck and body at a house in County Down.

Pence meeting with US troops at Shannon Airport 'shows erosion of Irish neutrality'

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The greeting of American soldiers by US Vice President Mike Pence at Shannon Airport raises questions over Irish neutrality, Sinn Fein has said.

Ireland's best hotel revealed: Here's our readers' favourite place to stay for 2018

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Our readers have spoken. Today, we can reveal Ireland's favourite place to stay for 2018!

Man accused of taking part in violent ATM robbery ordered to remain in custody

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A man has been further remanded in custody charged with taking part in a violent burglary in which a 65-year-old man was allegedly forced to withdraw more than €16,000 from his bank.

Arsenal ‘nowhere near’ a deal for Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, admits Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal are “nowhere near” agreeing a deal with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsene Wenger has admitted. The Gabon striker was left out of Dortmund’s squad for the Bundesliga game against Hertha Berlin…

Teen who butted mother 'wants to play for Manchester United'

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A teenager who headbutted his mother wants to play for Manchester United, Tallaght Court heard yesterday.

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Gunmen attack the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

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Gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials said.

Alexis Sanchez likely to join Man United within 48 hours as Jose Mourinho says move is 'so close' to completion

Arsene Wenger expects Alexis Sanchez to formally become a Manchester United player within 48 hours after the Chile striker travelled to Manchester today to complete swap deal that will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan join Arsenal.

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WATCH: Wexford crowned Walsh Cup champions after thrilling game is decided by free-taking contest

In a dramatic finish, Wexford won the Walsh Cup final at Nowlan Park after a free-taking showdown ended 3-2 in their favour. The sides could not be separated after a pulsating match ended in deadlock after extra-time. It was Wexford’s…

How much is your house worth in 2018? We have the answers

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IN order to determine your home's value, first look up your particular micro market. Dublin is first and is listed in order of its postcodes. The even numbers run first (Dublin 2, 4, 6), then the odd numbers (1, 3, 5) and finally the…

'You don't have to go to town to socialise' - Welcome to the 'Ranelagh of the Northside'

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The Dublin 9 market is especially strong at the moment, as evidenced by the fact that vendors were confident enough to launch their homes to market right up to the week before Christmas.

The trader-upper: 'I was so sure of getting a mortgage, to the point of being arrogant about it'

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Ann Nolan is a 50-year-old academic researcher at Trinity College Dublin with a doctorate in philosophy, specialising in social policy and international development. She thought she'd be a 'sure thing' financially when it came to getting a…

Alan Quinlan: Munster must play Gerbrandt Grobler, they can't shove issue into touch

It feels like Munster have been fighting off-field fires since the season began in September but the delayed furore over the signing of Gerbrandt Grobler will continue to generate toxic fumes until the player is given the opportunity to…

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Man (27) killed in halting site shooting linked to Kinahan/Hutch feud

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A 27-year-old man has died after being shot in a halting site on the south side of Dublin.

Ireland's James McCarthy suffers horrific double leg break that left opponent in tears

Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy is facing a very lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a horrific leg injury.

'Ripped off' motorists to be refunded

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Some 1,500 motorists are to be refunded and a toll operator is facing financial penalties after an overcharging incident, a Fine Gael TD has said.

Mum of coma patient told 'there is nothing more we can do' by doctors

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The mum of coma patient was told that “there is nothing more we can do” by doctors when her son was transferred from Beaumont Hospital.

This is what Joaquin Phoenix looks like now

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Joaquin Phoenix has always been a little...let's be polite here, quirky.