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    Thousands protest in Dublin against coronavirus restrictions

    Thousands of people gathered in Dublin this afternoon to protest again coronavirus restrictions. There was traffic chaos as they gathered outside of the GPO, causing parts of O’Connell street to be blocked off. The demonstrators met at the Garden of Remembrance at 2pm before making their way to the GPO to protest against Covid restrictions.

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    Four boys held on suspicion of murder after girl (12) dies following Christmas lights switch-on in Liverpool

    A 12-year-old girl has died following an assault in Liverpool city centre. Merseyside Police said Ava White suffered "catastrophic injuries" in an assault following a verbal argument in the city at 8.39pm, shortly after the Christmas lights switch-on took place. Four boys - one aged 13, two aged 14 and one 15-year-old - have been arrested on suspicion of murder, the force said.

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    'UK is now on brink of a dictatorship,' says Tory grandee Ken Clarke

    As the elected prime minister, he thinks he should not be impeded in these ways,” Mr Clarke said. We are now getting dangerously close to the ‘elected dictatorship’ that Lord Hailsham, the former lord chancellor, warned us about half-a-century ago. In an interview with The New European, Mr Clarke warned the failures of Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal were now being exposed, with a forecast slump in GDP and the loss of security cooperation.

  • Lifestyle
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    'Our mother has passed away – what do we do about personal items and house contents?'

    Our mother died a few months ago, following my father who died in 2018. We are planning now to sell the family home and disburse her assets between her four children, 25pc each as per her will. Our dilemma is twofold: is it OK for each of us to take whatever personal items we want or should we split it evenly, and what to do with the house contents that are not wanted?

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    Teacher caught with more than €24,000 worth of cannabis at his home, including makeshift growhouse

    An English teacher who was caught with just under €25,000 worth of cannabis in his Dublin home, including in a makeshift growhouse, has had his prison sentence fully suspended. David Rodgers (47) was caught by gardaí selling cannabis on Henry Street in Dublin on October 30, 2018. When gardaí went on to search his house, they found it was full of glass jars containing cannabis herb, as well as a makeshift growhouse in one of the bedrooms.

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    Irish Independent

    Kilkenny hurler TJ Reid weds long-term girlfriend Niamh de Brun

    Kilkenny hurler TJ Reid has tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend Niamh de Brun. The former hurler of the year married the one-time Miss Kilkenny at the Holy Trinity Abbey Church in Adare County Limerick today. In keeping with GAA tradition, the couple received a guard of honour from Reid’s teammates after the wedding ceremony.

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    Irish Independent

    'It was absolutely crazy': the inside story of Ireland's most audacious Lotto coup

    In the early 1990s, Stefan Klincewicz and Paddy Kehoe devised a foolproof scheme to win the lottery jackpot. They tell Kim Bielenberg the secret of their success — and how the scheme was almost foiled at the 11th hour