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Good Friday Agreement Anniversary Filler
Good Friday Agreement By All Hacks IT’S ALL too easy to become cynical about the political impasse in the north, but even a hard-bitten commentator like myself was forced to shed a tear yesterday. Yes, I have to admit that the floodgates opened when my editor asked me... Read more »

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INM data rumours and me
Barry Ego By Barry Ego AS dramatic details emerge of an alleged data breach at Independent News & Media, the state’s watchdogs have claimed that sensational emails have been doing the rounds belonging to prominent journalists – or “persons of interest”. Quelle surprise! Of course they’re of... Read more »

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Those Syrian air strike targets
NATO Martin Callinan’s version of events Jim Daly’s ministerial car Miriam O’Callaghan’s presidential hopes  Michael Oliver’s house Manchester City’s dream James Comey’s publisher

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T.V. Listings
Retro tv icon At Your Service – RTÉ 2: Sunday, 8.30pm  Fussy little men with way too much time on their hands decide to go through a struggling media company with a fine toothcomb to see what secrets lie inside (allegedly). National Treasures – RTÉ: Saturday, 6.30pm  This... Read more »

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What FIANNA FÁIL VOTERS want
Fianna Fail After a Sunday Times survey revealed Fianna Fáil voters prefer male candidates, we take a look at some of those other Fianna Fáil voter preferences: Big strong arms (to carry brown envelopes) A deep voice (for speaking out the side of his mouth) Several senior county... Read more »

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THOSE GEMS OF IRELAND’S HIDDEN HEARTLANDS
Heartlands Carrig-on Cowen: Sleepy backwater where everything can be deferred until tomorrow as you idle among the beer gardens surrounded by such unforgettable scenery as the Mountain of Debt and the Tide of Emigration. Ballymingflanagan: Often referred to as ‘just a bit Irish” because of its... Read more »

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Letters I wish Id sent
Brendan O’Connor AS PART of the Letters I Wish I’d Sent series, assistant editor of the Sunday Independent Brendan O’Connor puts into words a letter he wishes he’d sent to himself many years ago. Dear Brendan, ow are you? Can’t believe Twink and Linda Martin agreed to... Read more »

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Paddy Jackson’s job prospects
Paddy Jackson Fill in shock jock  Syrian rugby team coach  DUP MP  Sunday Independent columnist  Data Protection Commissioner Kevin Sharkey’s presidential campaign manager  Conor McGregor’s sparring partner

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EIR REDUNDANCIES ‘WON’T AFFECT BROADBAND ROLLOUT’
Rural Broadband By Mal Ware COMMUNICATIONS firm Eir executives have said plans to deliver high speed broadband to 300,000 businesses and upgrade the system across rural Ireland will “remain unaltered” despite a voluntary redundancy package that will cut its workforce by 750. An Eir executive reassured the... Read more »

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Boris: Bombs away!
Boris Johnson Britain’s Foreign Secretary tells it like it isn’t QUADRUPLE CRIPES! What a busy week with all this bombing hoo-ha happening in Syria or wherever. Which means non-stop round-the-clock pressure for poor old Bozza. Let’s face it, the whole Middle East desert business is all a... Read more »

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Conor McGregor’s favourites
Conor McGregor’ Favourite film: Escape from New York Favourite song: Walking on Broken Glass, Annie Lennox Favourite TV show: Arrested Development Favourite band: The Trashmen Favourite chocolate: Double Decker Favourite accessory: Cuffs Favourite holiday: Rikers Island Favourite clothing: Jumpsuit Favourite food: Porridge Favourite exercise: Throwing shade

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THIS WEEK’S MOST READ STORIES
Rory McIlroy GOLFER LOSES AGAIN A FAMOUS golfer struggled in the final round of a golfing competition in Augusta, Georgia. An eye-witness said: “From what I could gather, the golfer who lost wore a pale blue v-neck sweater and did not play very well on the final... Read more »

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DUP leader ‘denies allegations’
Arlene Foster By Our Political Staff – Phil Pockets ARLENE FOSTER, who was minister in charge of the department that set up the renewable heat incentive scheme, has strenuously denied all allegations that she was involved in the botched green energy project. Giving evidence in Belfast yesterday... Read more »

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Spot the Difference
StD-3608 CONOR McGREGOR RORY McILROY Major embarrassment Masters embarrassment Lost to Mayweather Lost fairweather fans Pulled a stroke Takes too many strokes Pulled a stroke Stuck in bunker Threw trash cans Threw away victory Has no UFC belts Has no green jacket Hybrid sports star Hybrid... Read more »

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Miriam’s tribute to Winnie
Winnie Mandela PRIME TIME host Miriam O’Callaghan has paid tribute to Winnie Mandela who was laid to rest recently. The RTÉ presenter said she was deeply moved by the plight of the ANC activist who many had predicted was destined for the top job in South African... Read more »

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