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    Dead man 'propped up by two other men in attempt to collect pension at post office'

    A dead man was brought to a post office this morning in an attempt to collect his pension in one of the most bizarre incidents that gardaí have ever seen. The shocking incident in which the deceased male was propped up by two other men happened at the post office on Staplestown Road in Carlow town. Staff at the post office immediately became suspicious and contacted emergency services and gardaí rushed to the scene.

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    Witness says she won't testify again if Ghislaine Maxwell is granted new trial

    A victim who testified in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial says she probably would not do so again if the heiress is granted a second hearing. That would force New York prosecutions to either put on a new case without one of their four witnesses, or else find other alleged victims. Maxwell (60) was convicted in December on five counts of facilitating Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of girls, some as young as 14.

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    UEFA and the Premier League should have stepped in long ago to rein in Manchester City's spending

    While Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has to balance the books in the transfer market, Guardiola can just spend, spend and spend until he gets it right. It is the dream position for any manager, but only Guardiola finds himself working with an open cheque book. We have seen City making so many mistakes in the transfer market in recent years, but it’s not a problem for Guardiola, as gets another £200m from the club’s owners from Abu Dhabi to try again.

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    Heart surgeon (60) caught on M50 was holding mobile while driving

    A HEART surgeon who was caught by gardaí holding a mobile phone while driving on the M50 has been left without a conviction. Michael Tolan (60) made a €150 donation to counselling charity Family Life Services and Judge Dermot Dempsey struck out the summons. The accused, with an address at Sandford Road in Ranelagh, admitted holding a mobile phone while driving on the M50 near Finglas on May 24, 2020.

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    'We rebuilt the whole house apart from the front wall' – from demolition job to a €400,000 cottage in Dublin 7

    Claire Gormley and Philip Blake were torn between buying a new apartment or an old cottage when they were house hunting back in 2016. When they viewed the artisan house in Stoneybatter, they managed to look beyond the problems and instead saw the potential in the bones of the building. It was basically a ruin,” says Claire, as she looks back on the early days in the house.

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    Irish Independent

    Fall from grace? New twist in the mystery of Charles Haughey, his horse, and some 'lurid' allegations

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    Was the war on drink behind Nphet's failure over Covid?

    I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I don’t think Covid-19 was man-made by ‘Big Pharma’ or China. I don’t think governments imposed lockdowns in an attempt to prepare us for ‘world government’.