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Election 2020 - Opinion poll shows 'real risk' of Fianna Fáil-led government, Taoiseach says - 'I think this poll is going to act as a motivator for Fine Gael people and Fine Gael candidates' - Tánaiste

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Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah on target as Liverpool beat Manchester United to go 16 points clear

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John Downing: Party strategists must grasp nettle of who they should highlight - and who they should hide'

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Leo Varadkar - "Every time Fianna Fáil get into power it ends badly"

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Gardaí appeal for help in search for missing teen girl (15)

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'Everyone is getting carried away' - Roy Keane rejects claims Liverpool should be hailed as a great team

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Latest - Investigation launched after brick thrown through Fine Gael candidate's office window - Cork this evening

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Aoife Mannix: ''Feck their culture' - how my mother railed in Iran' -- 'Soleimani assassination raises memories'

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Exclusive -- A deadly darkness: Keane Mulready-Woods' last call home and the violent end of a boy lost to deadly grip of brutal gangs

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Sale agreed for murderer Graham Dwyer's former family home -- South Dublin

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Meghan's Dad says she and Harry have 'cheapened' the royal family

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Members of public react to Harry and Meghan quitting royal duties

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Leo Varadkar on increasing pension age to 67

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'I'll put my hands up - I went to climate summit in Spain by plane' - Green Party leader Eamon Ryan

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Sean Healy: 'We have lots of problems, but upping pension age is no solution'

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'If she chooses to run, then let the constituents judge Maria Bailey' - Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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Brendan O'Connor: 'Why we're in for a few more misinterpretations and cancellations in this too-long election'

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Donal Lynch: 'This was a more Leo-centric welcome than handing him a pint'

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Fianna Fail's €10k giveaway plan for first-time buyers

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Camilla Tominey: 'England would never have let the couple have their cake and eat it'

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Retinol: the wonder skincare ingredient for extra TLC in January

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Ballyhale Shamrocks claim eighth All-Ireland SHC victory after battle with Borris-Ileigh

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A canal bank walk in Dublin 2020: 'A rat bit a hole in the tent while we slept' -- Streets of Dublin

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Reader Travel Awards 2020 winners revealed: From Ireland's top hotel to its best breakfast

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Eamonn Sweeney: 'Virtue and decency seen as signs of weakness while crime pays handsomely for the cheaters'

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How Much Is Your House Worth 2020?

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Elon Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida after rocket failure test

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Student Cameron died acting as 'peacemaker' -- Tragic student killed in brutal assault

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'Society puts pressure on you' - former GAA star Aidan Fogarty on why his wedding never went ahead

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Queen makes her first appearance following Harry and Meghan announcement

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Brendan O'Connor: 'A man who chose privacy was picked up like human garbage'

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Home truths: Big time housing promises without taxes are hollow -- What can you get for €16bn these days?

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Jimmy Guerin: 'Internment is the only cure for the cancer in our communities' Our country is constantly in the grip of one...

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Billy Keane: 'Dad was right when he made me promise never to go into politics - it's the dirtiest game of them all'

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Brendan O'Connor: My nightmare home in the sun

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Yvonne Hogan: 'Society imposes a time limit on how long a woman can publicly grieve a miscarriage'

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Frank Coughlan: 'An election will always get my vote'

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Iranians are 'scared' of what else the year has in store amid the sorrow and anger

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The miracle of Magheracloone, Wexford's dual duel, and a spot of bother in Castlebar

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"I achieved it all" - Conor McGregor beats Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds

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Harry and Meghan: Key dates in the Megxit crisis

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Fine Gael removes campaign video depicting Fianna Fáil TDs searching...

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Saracens: Champions to be relegated after further points deduction

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'I love you Ma' - Conor McGregor dedicates upcoming UFC fight to mother

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Irish News - Exclusive - A deadly darkness: Keane Mulready-Wood's last call home - The final phone call of the child who was brutally murdered in the Drogheda feud was to his mother, to say he would be home later and asking her...

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HSE earns €11.7m from hospital parking fees

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'It was just for a joke' - Fianna Fáil TD deletes limousine tweet after Twitter backlash

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'Drug dealer came to my door and I gave him €4,500... he said 'sorry about that'

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Election 2020: Fianna Fáil opens up 12-point lead on Fine Gael in first opinion poll published

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RTE may face €250k bill for legal costs after Kevin Myers case

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Weather - Coldest night so far this winter - and more foggy and frosty conditions expected

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In Pictures: Volcano belches clouds of ash across Manila

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In Pictures: Memorials held in Canada to honour victims of Tehran plane crash

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In Pictures: Pope participates in circus act at the Vatican

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In Pictures: The life and times of legendary broadcaster Larry Gogan

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Golden Globes 2020: All the must-see red carpet looks

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Palm Springs International Film Festival

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In Pictures: 20 dead after Typhoon Phanfone hits central Philippines

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In Pictures: The British royals on Christmas Day

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'I think the two lads were shining down on us' – Shefflin thinks of his late club-mates after Ballyhale make history

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Revealed: Saracens are Leinster's reward for top seeding as Ulster face daunting Toulouse trip in quarter-finals

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MMA - Dana White hints at McGregor-Khabib II and says fight would be 'UFC's Ali-Frazier'

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Irish - Echelon agrees land deal for new €500m Arklow data centre - Echelon Data Centres has agreed to purchase a site at the Kish Business Park in Arklow as it looks to develop a second data centre in the Co...

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Lagans approached Tayto Park boss for Vaults deal

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Dublin Port waters down redundancy deal

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Richard Curran: 'Government's missed chance to sell more AIB stock could cost billions'

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De Pietro blows wind in the sails of DP

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Grafton's strong foundations hold key to weathering Brexit pressure

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Airport pension values hit again ahead of ruling

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Irish - Allen seeks investors to power F1 dream

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Gigi Hadid dismissed as juror in Harvey Weinstein trial

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Meghan Markle shows her new rules of engagement with the media

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Cressida Bonas gives a masterclass in handling awkward questions about ex Prince Harry

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'That sensuality is what I've been seeing in her' - Saoirse Ronan's stylist on her maturing awards season style

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Karlie Kloss breaks her silence on political views after viral Project Runway clip

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Sex & Relationships - 'Living with my husband nearly ended my marriage'

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Britain - Just plain old Harry and Meghan, as couple give up their titles - In a dramatic turn of events for British royal...

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At least 75 inmates on the run from Paraguay prison

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Letting Libya fall betrays EU values, Turkey warns

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[TICON-A SLIDESHOW] Bodies of 11 Ukrainians killed in Iranian missile plane crash repatriated ahead of memorial ceremony

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Eight people die, 30 injured in fire at mental health facility in Czech Republic

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Trump tells fundraiser details of Soleimani drone strike

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Sarah Caden: 'Life in Canada might not be as quiet as Harry had hoped'

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Colm McCarthy: 'After the votes are all counted, Brexit will still be there'

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Dan O'Brien: 'How we vote needs a shake-up - or vested interests will always hold sway'

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Letters to the Editor: 'Thank God for immigrants'

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Jody Corcoran: 'Fine Gael needs to take Varadkar off campaign trail'

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Miriam O'Callaghan: 'Election Speak is already deafening as parties try and outshout each other'

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Shane Coleman: 'One thing is sure: it's all to play for...'

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Eilis O'Hanlon: 'After nine years, FG battles to offer voters anything new'

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Mary O'Rourke: 'Buckle up for a whirlwind campaign'

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Eoghan Harris: 'The North had no choice on SF in government - but we do'

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Movies - Bond themes: Why nobody does it better than the oldies - The news this week that Billie Eilish will write and perform the title song for the 25th official Bond film, No Time To Die, is enough to make 007...

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Costly words - writer told to pay €30,000 tax after major literary award

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'Will RTE have the money to do anything in a couple of years?' - Dancing with the Stars producer on future of show

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Waves review: An unflinchingly emotional tale from a director with an endlessly inventive approach

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Just Mercy review: 'Jamie Foxx hasn't been this good in years'

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Brendan O'Carroll working on BBC comedy pilot about Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon

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Movies - Rachel Sklar: ''Hustlers' snub shows no place for strong women in film'

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Ireland's Top 10 beaches for 2020: No.1 'is like being on a desert island'

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Ireland's Favourite Home Holiday for 2020: 'It's always buzzing, rain or shine'

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Ireland's Top 10 city breaks for 2020: 'Everything there is an adventure'

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Say yes to kingly Culloden: 'Built for a bishop, fit for a king' -- It's the little things that can mean the most,...

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Food & Drink - The wine buff: A new course of action? January may be 'dry' for some people, but it doesn't mean that you have to stop learning about wine.

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Donal Skehan: Healthy-ish dishes that allow for a little indulgence

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Obituary: Georges Duboeuf

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Rachel Allen: 'This creamy, velvety risotto is comfort food at its best'

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Katy McGuinness: 'Mews won't be last quality restaurant to shut this year'

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Restaurant review: 'If I lived closer, I would book in for lunch every week'

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Sophie White: New Year (own) goals

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Life - Susan Jane White: 'Raspberry-leaf tea has been hijacked by vaginas for centuries'

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Motoring - 201 plate gets top marques - It's been a luxurious time this first half of January for more drivers as sales of the three main German premium brands have had major increases over last year.

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Confused buyers being rushed into EVs, Toyota chief claims

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Why this first electric Jaguar SUV deserves to be called the i-Pace

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BMW's double-take on plug-ins

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Used imports: is NOx factor beginning to bite?

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Homes -- Rustic haven in the Wicklow foothills for €895,000

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Bill Linnane: Are my kids going to be deficient because I let them play video games? -- Video games are...

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Let's stay together: How to avoid falling victim to break-up season -- It's that time of year again where the...

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Meet the Dubliner staging Hollywood homes to sell for nearly €18m -- In Los Angeles, image is everything, as...

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Living the Semple life in Donabate five-bed abodes -- Semple Woods in Donabate is near Newbridge House - one of the finest surviving examples of Georgian architecture - and...

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My Favourite Room: A Dentist's home in the Spotlight -- As Vanessa Creaven walks around her...

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Why Google bought Pointy for €150m -- Why did Google put aside €150m to buy the Dublin startup, Pointy?...

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TikTok to create 100 jobs at new Dublin 'safety hub' -- TikTok, the social media app that is surging in popularity among teens and...

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Alexa, Siri face tougher EU privacy scrutiny -- EU privacy watchdogs are gearing up to police digital assistants after...

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Will my Dubai termination payout be liable to Irish tax? -- Email your questions to

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'Green wave' is driving new home choices -- Increasing numbers of Irish home buyers are objecting to older...

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