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Today’s News

From The Score 5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action

United get a reality check, injury-plagued City prevail and more thoughts from this afternoon’s games.

Heard of ‘Zopiclone’ and ‘Olanzapine’? … More and more people are dying after taking them

The two prescription drugs were the main substance recorded in more than 70 poisoning deaths over a two year period.

Gerry Adams wants Sean Barrett to meet with him over ongoing issues

The Sinn Féin leader said he has been writing to Barrett for “months”.

From The Daily Edge 12 unique panics of an Irish Christmas PANICSTATIONS

12 unique panics of an Irish Christmas

‘TIs the season to be absolutely stressed.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Opinion polls, a Sony hack probe, and water charge protests had everyone talking today.

Anti-water charge protests in Dublin and Donegal

It’s reported the 300 attended the protest in Donegal while 200 came out for the Dublin demonstration.

North Korea: ‘We had nothing to do with the Sony attack’

Pyongyang warned the US of “grave consequences” if the proposal for the joint investigation was rejected.

“We won’t be moving,” say residents told to leave their homes a week before Christmas

Their landlord has gone into receivership and the receiver says there are health and safety concerns.

Mother of children found stabbed to death in Australia is arrested

The children ranged in age from 18 months to 15 years.

Why headlines like this really, really annoy Gerald Fleming

“There’s absolutely no sense in that particular story and there’s nothing scientifically to back it up whatsoever.”

HSE issues tender for surveillance system following Áras Attracta expóse

The director general of the HSE Tony O’Brien said, “We need to know whether and in what circumstances we can engage in covert filming”.

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

“Furious” Madonna forced to release new album tracks six months early

The Material Girl was due to release the album in March, but unfinished tracks leaked online.

After a decade at Guantanamo, four detainees are going home

This moves Obama closer to his goal of closing the military jail.

These hairy cows are a rare butterfly’s best friend… here’s why:

They’re also going to be helping snails. And all by eating grass.

From The Score ‘He’s served his time and wants to play football’ – Hartlepool boss interested in Ched Evans Controversial

‘He’s served his time and wants to play football’ – Hartlepool boss interested in Ched Evans

Ronnie Moore says bringing the convicted rapist to the League Two club is ‘a possibility’.

From The Daily Edge 11 Waterford Whispers headlines that sum up the year 2014 Satire

11 Waterford Whispers headlines that sum up the year 2014

Kim Kardashian Becomes Wedged In Ailwee Caves, and other classics from 2014.

No faking it: The art of growing a real Christmas tree

The Kavanagh family has been selling trees since the 1950s.

Have you seen missing girl Shannon Quaid (14)?

Shannon is known to frequent Dublin city centre, particularly Summerhill and Mountjoy.

Could our next Andy Lee or Katie Taylor be amongst this lot? Flight Like Me Da This post contains images

Could our next Andy Lee or Katie Taylor be amongst this lot?

Check out the talent in junior boxing…

From The Score Falcao on target as United’s winning run comes to an end Report

Falcao on target as United’s winning run comes to an end

The draw left Louis van Gaal’s side seven points off the pace in third.

Dangerous distress flare found on Tory Island

Thankfully, it was made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Team.

From Business ETC This is the Irish course that has 200,000 people taking part Duolingo

This is the Irish course that has 200,000 people taking part

Duolingo launched the beta version of its Irish course during the summer, and its success has been down to five volunteers.

From The Daily Edge Tallaght lads devise greatest 12 pubs costumes of all time A Fine Selection

Man charged over robbery of armed cash-in-transit van

A man was arrested and a van found burning nearby.

From The Score Munster sunk in Glasgow after letting a nine-point half-time lead slip Squandered Lead

Munster sunk in Glasgow after letting a nine-point half-time lead slip

The visitors were held scoreless in the second half.

Five Irish Christmas brews — reviewed by people who don’t normally do this sort of thing for a living

“I’m more of a wine snob… I’ve never tried being a beer snob before.”

QUIZ: How prepared for Christmas Day are you?

Is it time to start panicking yet?

31-year-old Shane Drennan missing from Kilkenny

He was last spotted on Thursday night.

From The Score As it happened: Aston Villa v Manchester United, Premier League As It Happens

As it happened: Aston Villa v Manchester United, Premier League

As United looked to make it seven wins in a row we took you through all of the action live.

Man armed with knife arrested after robbery at Dublin business this morning

The young man was arrested after a struggle.

Man due in court after almost €700k of cannabis found in house raid

The search was part of an ongoing investigation into drug dealing in Clare and Limerick.

A dog has accidentally shot his owner

The incident occurred in Wyoming.

Cruise liners are basically hauling the cash into Dublin

The cruise season has extended by two months this year, right into winter.

Opinion: 8 things I’ve learned about Christmas since having kids

Before kids, Christmas was about nights out as much as nights in – and about finding the perfect sparkly dress for the office party.

From The Daily Edge 10 things you’ll only understand if you’ve worked retail at Christmas time Christmas Wrapping

Despite fears, suspicious object found under soldier’s car wasn’t an explosive

A controlled explosion is said to have been carried out.

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