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European Commission tells government 'stand ready' for more austerity

AUDIO: The organisation says "despite significant progress...important challenges remain"

Calls for urgent action as number of people sleeping rough in Dublin increases

A recent count showed the highest figure since official numbers began in 2007

Islamic State releases new video of British hostage John Cantlie

It is the seventh video featuring the captured journalist to be released by IS

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Kerry's Declan O'Sullivan, the best bits from the week and a very, very crappy quiz

VIDEO: Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt and Adam Sandler read 'mean...

Jimmy Kimmel has invited more celebrities to read some amusingly cruel online comments

FAI to meet supporters to discuss new ticket system

Fans Direct platform will provide option for independent supporters to apply for tickets

Body found in Stockholm during searches for missing Irishman

Brian Farrell has been missing since November 10th

WHO says outbreak of plague has killed 40 people in Madagascar

The World Health Organisation is not recommending any travel or trade restrictions to the country

FA investigating Dave Whelan comments on Jewish and Chinese people

Wigan chairman has tried to explain his remarks

Bill Cosby cancels show in Las Vegas amid sexual assault allegations

Two of the comedian's television projects have also been cancelled

AirAsia launch 'InterRail' style flight ticket - could Ryanair or Aer...

The budget airline hopes to bring more tourists to South East Asia with their latest 10-flight deal

European Commission tells government 'stand ready' for more austerity

AUDIO: The organisation says "despite significant progress...important challenges remain"

Sheffield United chairman 'angry' over Ched Evans exit

Jim Phipps believes club should have continued to allow player to train

Arsenal vs. Man United preview - What do the fans think?

Beat Your Manger's Padraig Doolan looks ahead to the weekend's big Premier League tie

Prison officer is acquitted of assaulting a prisoner with keys

Thomas Hogg told gardaí he was acting in self defence

UNDAUNTED: When we're bound to bureaucracy, common sense is bound to fail

Steve Daunt wonders whose agenda is most affecting broadcasting in Ireland

VIDEO: SIPTU warns Irish Water may need to be sold in order to survive

The union says a referendum is needed to protect the utility from privatisation

Sturridge "as down as I've ever seen him" with injury problems -...

Club to investigate why striker continues to suffer from thigh injury

Is it even possible to fancy Arsenal against a depleted Man United?

Yes is Wenger's answer as Team 33 preview the Premier League weekend

Man arrested after water meter worker threatened with gun in Co Clare

The alleged incident happened in Clarecastle this morning

What is your worst Irish hotel experience?

A couple were fined €125 for a bad TripAdvisor review, Henry McKean reports

VIDEO: Irish soldier meets his son for the first time on return from Lebanon

The 45th infantry group have completed a six month UNIFIL tour

VIDEO: When Rules was all too literally a hit

Tomorrow's test in Perth should be free of mid-noughties style free-for-alls

Derry's Duffy set for trial with Celtic

Midfielder is under contract at the Brandywell until 2016

Some 50 jobs to be lost, as Ulster Bank closes branches

14 branches are to close in the Republic, and 10 in the North

Hamilton and Rosberg will be unified in contrasts this weekend

The duo represent very different things but are united by one key factor

ISPCA appeal for information after two horses shot dead

A third horse has been taken into care after being found running loose in a frantic state

Kearney and Murphy return for Treviso trip

Leinster duo back in side for Sunday Pro 12 tie

O'Connell dismisses talk of French move

Ireland captain says he doesn't know where Pau rumour came from

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