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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

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Rodgers: 'Sometimes that's the price you pay when you try to play football'
Toure “devastated” but Liverpool will continue to play the ball out from the back, says manager Brendan Rodgers.
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People are ragin' that Graham Norton didn't ask Thierry Henry about THAT handball incident
We’re still not over it, apparently.
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Police raid of Justin Bieber's house finds cocaine 'in plain view'
Bieber’s reported best friend Lil Za has been arrested.
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Poker bosses think Killybegs is in Iran, not Donegal
That must have been a really bad hand…
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Ireland is officially back in recession
The economy shrank in the first quarter of 2013. And in the last quarter of 2012. And in the third quarter of 2012…
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38 people dead from the 'new SARS' - and we're not sure how it spreads
MERS has killed 38 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia – and, like SARS, it spreads between hospitals with worrying ease.
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Husband sells $23,000 wedding ring for a tenner
Until death do us part. Or you selling my wedding ring for ten dollars do us part.
# Sex
Slight drop in STIs - but gonorrhoea at highest figures ever recorded
There were 1,110 cases of gonorrhea in Ireland last year – an increase of one third on the previous year.
# Contraction
Irish economy starting to wilt again
Manufacturing indexes across Europe paint a stark picture this morning.
# Brrr
Met Éireann issues weather warning as snow and 'bitter cold' hits
Planning to go outside today? Wear all the clothes you can fit on your body. It’s freezing out there.
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Trouble ahead for Wikipedia over loss of editors - study
Authors of the study believe it is the site’s own rules that is impacting contributor numbers.
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Bradford expelled from FA Cup
Bradford have until 5pm today to appeal the FA’s decision to throw them out of the competition for fielding an ineligible player.
# culture wars
Turkey wants talks with France on 'stolen' antiques on display at Louvre
The Turkish culture minister says that Ottoman-era tiled being displayed in the Paris museum were taken illegally from the Piyale Pasha mosque in Istanbul.
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Gonorrhoea hits highest rate ever recorded in Ireland
A HSE report has found that the number of STIs in Ireland increased dramatically last year.
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What time is it? 15 photos of sports people who forgot that the clocks went back
Let’s hope Alex Ferguson remembered to change all of his watches this morning.
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The dreaded tweet of confidence: QPR owner Fernandes backs Mark Hughes
“We just need to start winning football matches. If we do that, it goes away.”
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Old lady decides to restore 19th century Spanish fresco...
…check out how it SHOULD have looked!
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Spain ‘discussed €300bn bailout with Germany’ – Reuters report
Reuters says a Spanish minister broached the idea on Tuesday. If they’re right, Ireland could be hit with a bill for €4.77 billion.
# Second chance
Bebe will be given a chance to establish himself - Ferguson
The Portuguese winger has become a bit of an Old Trafford punchline since joining two years ago, but his fortunes could change.
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Euro disaster sees Ireland fall to 26th in the world
Surprise surprise, Spain remain the world’s top-ranked side following their win at Euro 2012.
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Fergie: Rio might not be ready for Euro 2012
The tournament’s hectic schedule might be too much for Ferdinand, warns Alex Ferguson.
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Ulster ‘wait and see’ on Marshall elbow injury
Ulster scrum-half Paul Marshall has damaged tendons in his elbow which could rule him out of the Heineken Cup semi-final.
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Ulster 'worried' about Ferris ankle injury
A scan has revealed significant ligament and muscle damage which could rule Stephen Ferris out of Sunday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Munster.
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Central Bank warns: Ireland's economy is still 'fragile'
The Central Bank report looked at risks to the Irish economy and noted that Ireland still has a long way to go before the economy gets back to normal.
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Bad news for drivers: petrol and diesel prices hit record highs
The average cost of one litre of petrol in Ireland is now 162.1c – and there’s no sign of the price coming down any time soon.
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Fitch: 'Highly likely' that Greece will default soon
The ratings agency has downgraded Greece just one day after EU leaders agreed on a €130 billion bailout deal for the country.
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IMF: Eurozone debt crisis to slow down the world economy
The IMF has dramatically downgraded its expectations for economic growth around the world, with Europe to blame.
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You do know today’s not a public holiday, right?
Get back to work! Unless, of course, your employer is among the majority to observe today as a de facto holiday anyway.
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Betfair pins €25m Leopardstown blunder on ‘obvious technical fault’
The exchange has voided all in-running bets on the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown after €1.9m was matched on the winner at 28/1.
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Baker makes 102,000 cupcakes after Groupon offer
And, no, she couldn’t just use a cake mix. The cupcakes were advertised as “custom made”.
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UN reveals 'credible evidence' of Iranian nuclear weapons programme
The UN’s nuclear agency says it is “increasingly concerned” that Iran is secretly building an offensive nuclear programme.
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Central Bank scales down expectations for economic growth
The latest quarterly bulletin has less ambitious targets for growth in both GDP and GNP than the last one did.
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Looking for work? Don't go through the State's back-to-work plan, report finds
People going through the National Employment Action Plan are 17 per cent less likely to find work, ESRI research reveals.
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Tax probe launched after Spanish nuns claim thieves took bin bags stuffed with €1.5million
Now police also want to know exactly what they were doing keeping so many €500 notes in bin bags.
# Cringe
Oscars hostess Anne Hathaway: possibly very unfunny
A staged ‘out-takes’ video advertising American TV coverage of the Oscars suggests Sunday could be a looooong night.
Investors fear Ireland may still default on its debt
Soaring cost of insuring the country against inability to repay shows markets are still nervous about our mid-term future.
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Moody's warns Ireland's credit rating may be cut
The increased cost of bailing out the banks may mean that Moody’s will downgrade Ireland credit rating once again.
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'Double-dip' recession looms as GDP falls by 1.2% in three months
New CSO statistics show economic output fell in the months from April to June, having risen in the months before that.
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North Korea goes nuclear over American 'provocation'
That doesn’t sound good.