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Putin claims Russia’s new weapons have no foreign equivalent The president said hypersonic missiles have significantly bolstered Moscow’s military capability. Vladimir Putin (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) Vladimir Putin says Russia’s new weapons have no foreign equivalents and will help ensure the country’s security for decades to come. The Russian president, speaking during a meeting with military chiefs in Moscow,...
People are confessing to the childhood mischief they made when left home alone Social media users took to Twitter to admit all of the hilarious things they did when their parents left them home alone as children. (jacoblund/Getty Images) Children get up to all sorts of nonsense when their parents leave them home alone for the first time, as these social media...
Trump signs order to create ‘critical’ US Space Command The move comes amid growing concerns that China and Russia are working on ways to disrupt, disable or even destroy US satellites. Donald Trump (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Donald Trump has launched the Pentagon’s new Space Command, an effort to better organise and advance the military’s vast operations in space that could cost as...
Motorists vote to move festive wreaths because of their infuriating placement ‘For some reason the tree is over the letter N in the word Holland instead of the letter A where it would fit perfectly.’ (Julio Cortez/AP) New York motorists have won a victory against life’s little irritations – as officials agreed to move some annoyingly situated Christmas decorations. The traditional wreaths placed...
Christmas lead-in to be wet and windy Flooded: Motorists are confronted by a flooded road between Killarney and Killorglin following overnight torrential rain in Kerry. Photo: Don MacMonagle Stormy conditions caused havoc for the second time in 48 hours across Ireland as Met Éireann warned the approach to Christmas Day will be marked by further spells of heavy rain and strong...
Dying neighbour leaves little girl 14 years worth of Christmas presents The presents will leave her with a “present from Ken” every year until her 16th Christmas. A family were stunned to receive a sack of Christmas presents their late neighbour had left for their daughter – for the next 14 years. The presents were brought round to the home of Owen...
'We support people in their homes for as long as possible' Nisha Joy and Colette Ryan from CareBright which cares for 800 people in rural Limerick. Photo: Kevin Byrne It is hard to know where to begin when describing CareBright, a social care enterprise based in rural Limerick employing 250 staff and caring for 800 people, the vast majority of whom...
Loretta O'Sullivan: 'Expanding without overheating is the challenge facing the nation' The ongoing uncertainty of Brexit is a major issue for Leo Varadkar’s Government and the Irish business community Those of a certain vintage will recall a nursery rhyme that opens with the line 'Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?'. These days there is a sing-along version doing the...
Fianna Fáil propose law to make access to drugs for rare diseases 'fairer' Stock Image ACCESS to drugs for rare diseases would be fairer under reforms proposed by Fianna Fáil, the party has claimed. The Dáil is to debate a Bill put forward by Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil that would change the HSE’s current reimbursement process for so-called ‘orphan drugs’. These are...
Editorial: 'Tale of two Irelands has left too many in poverty' 'We might have built an economy, but we have failed to engineer a society which is inclusive' Stock Image Stories come in many forms making for a welcome distraction; that's why we love them, especially at this time of year. 'A Christmas Carol' or 'Les Misérables' will pack them in over...

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