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# 2012

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'You don't walk into an 80 grand job... That's a hard thing for an athlete to take'
In part three of our series, Olympian Gavin Noble discusses his transition away from high-level sport.
The HSE has recorded 11 aggressive incidents against staff and patients A DAY since 2012
22,402 ‘incidents of harm’ have been put on record since January 2012.
Six to be tried in France over topless Kate Middleton photos
The topless images were published in France, Denmark, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.
Quiz: How much do you remember about 2012?
You may remember it as the year the earth didn’t end.
Mother-of-one who hit paralysed woman over head with wine bottle jailed for four and a half years
Grace Tormey (22) had struck the paralysed woman during an aggravated burglary at her home in south Dublin in November 2012.
Man dismissed after an altercation with his old boss awarded €7,500 compensation
The man was suspended after the incident in a car park.
India suspends death sentences of men convicted of gang rape
The lawyer representing the two men said he filed a special leave petition.
Special forces have captured the suspected ringleader behind the Benghazi attack
Special forces, working with FBI agents, carried out Sunday’s operation and the suspect
19,044 referrals about child abuse concerns were received in 2012
Minister Frances Fitzgerald said figures for 2013 indicate will be similar to previous years.
Budget deficit for 2012 still inside Troika target despite revisions
Initial estimates for April were revised, after it became clear that revenue from mobile phone licences should be filed under this year’s figures.
NTMA suspends Treasury Bill auctions until 2014
The National Treasury Management Agency won’t be holding anymore monthly Treasury Bills sales in 2013.
The Eucharistic Congress cost €9.5 million (including 70,000 rain ponchos)
Parish collections raised towards the event accounted for €4 million of that amount, according to Catholic Church figures.
New '132' reg system drives huge increase in August car sales
There was a 20 per cent increase in new car sales in August compared to the same month last year. However, looking at the year as a whole, sales are down 8 per cent.
21,000 had gas or electricity cut for not paying bills
Latest figures show 82 per cent more gas customers were cut off last year, compared to 2011.
CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc
The survey results, for the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, showed an overall increase of 6pc in cereals.
Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences
The Amnesty International figures have revealed that while the number of people executed last year rose by two, there were 201 less death sentences handed down.
The top selling butter in Germany is... Kerrygold
The Irish Dairy Board’s report today also revealed that profits were up by 10.8% in 2012.
What would all of 2012's perfumes in one bottle smell like?
Includes Eau du Justin Bieber…
147 new cases of suspected child abductions reported in 2012
Nearly half of the new cases involved the United Kingdom.
Over 1,000 people rescued by RNLI lifeboats last year
The busiest lifeboat station in Ireland last year was in Bangor, Co Down – which carried out half of its callouts during the hours of darkness.
Jobs initiative helped turn 6,000 pledges into 4,000 new hires in 2012
Hireland, the voluntary initiative which urges SMEs to pledge to take on more staff, helped created 4,000 jobs in its first year.
The 10 billionaires whose net worth rose the most in 2012
Nope, we haven’t heard of some of these rich folks…
GALLERY: The world waves goodbye to 2012
From picking fruit to scoring points, takes a look at what people around the globe got up to yesterday.
A bull, a portaloo and a boat: Our roads in 2012
Between animals and inanimate objects, Ireland’s roads had a lot more than cars on them in 2012.
'A logistical, logarithmic progression' : The year in 46 quotes
“It’s clear that people are pissed off with us as a government” and 45 other quotes that tell the story of 2012.
The 10 most popular comments on in 2012
From Sean Quinn to Ryanair to gangland shootings, these are the comments which received the most thumbs up from readers this year.
I wish I was there: Jessica Ennis' hurdle victory at London 2012
This was more than just a heptathlon event, it was the moment pressure would either crush or create an Olympic icon.
Sitdown Sunday: The 20 deadliest reads of 2012
It’s been a year of great writing. Here’s the very best from around the web.
Camouflage cars and denim jackets? It's the sporting year in 5 objects
Suits you sir. Suits you.
Snap: The top 10 Instagram locations in 2012
All is not as it seems, however.
Poll: Do you keep your New Year's resolutions?
There’s just 60 hours to go in 2012 so we want to know about your New Year’s resolutions.
It was a very good year: Here are 32 of 2012's sporting winners
Featuring Katie Taylor, Rob Kearney and much much more.
Over 1,100 delays/collisions on Irish roads in 2012 - AA Roadwatch
At 374 incidents, Dublin experienced nearly four times as many delays as anywhere else.
Swings and Ryder bouts: Golfing review of 2012
Gareme McDowell came close, Rory McIlroy won a major by eight strokes again and Team Europe rallied from face-down on the canvas.
The 10 most-read Wikipedia entries of 2012
A social media site was the topic most people wanted to look up. But which one was it?
Why the long face? Take a look back at the year in horse racing...
It was all about Frankel while the racing world also said farewell to another all-time great.
Don't miss: Tomorrow's the last full moon of 2012
It’s called an oak moon, don’t you know.
Open thread: Has 2012 been the best year ever for Irish sport?
Rory McIlroy, Team Ireland and Leinster all had fantastic years.
Here are our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2012
From Savita Halappanavar to puppies rescued from a Dublin car, these were the most shared articles on Facebook this year.
Here are our top 10 most tweeted articles in 2012
From Maeve Binchy to the fatal Swedish House Mafia concert, these are stories which were shared the most on Twitter this year.