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H4 Patricia Casey Opinion Irish children – and their families – left high and dry by London High Court ruling on puberty blockers
H4 Deirdre O'Kane Talks Funny: 'Familiarity of the most wearisome kind has been the keynote of RTÉ chat show'
H4 ‘We held on to him but fell asleep – when we woke he was dead in the sea’ – Covid forces desperate migrants to target Europe
H4 McDonald says Brian Stanley will not answer questions in Dáil as Sinn Féin TD to give statement on controversial tweets
H4 Stained-glass panel and artwork in Bewley’s to be donated to the public as owner retires
H4 Revealed: The towns and cities to benefit as Bus Éireann announces new and more frequent routes
H4 Limerick hurlers celebrate Croke Park victory
H4 ‘I was only 10 but I have a very clear and distinct memory of seeing it on the news’ – Justice Minister McEntee on Veronica Guerin murder
H4 breaking Former Liverpool and France manager Gerard Houllier dies, aged 73
H4 Credit Unions urged not to pay dividends and rebates
H4 ‘Vaccine won’t have impact on trajectory of Covid-19 for months’ – Ronan Glynn explains how jab was developed so quickly
H4 latest ‘We saw the fishing wars of the 70s – that is something we all want to avoid’ – Martin hopeful of Brexit deal ahead of New Years Eve deadline
H4 Brexit trade deal: What are the main sticking points?
H4 Cold War author John le Carre dies aged 89
H4 Boris Johnson: We will continue trying to get a Brexit deal
H4 Shane MacGowan praises Bon Jovi's censored version of 'Fairytale of New York'
H4 Top 10 places to see Irish wildlife - from whales in West Cork to puffins in Wexford
H4 Vincent Hogan Opinion Limerick settled something personal in Croke Park after historic year
H4 Ask Allison: ‘My children assume that they can come and stay with their partners and kids as usual this Christmas but my husband and I are worried about Covid — Is it ok to tell them not to come?’
H4 Mayo's house of pain: From close calls and near misses to anti-climactic displays and controversy
H4 Twelve weeks, 2,000 temperature checks, and a vaccine in 2021: John Kiely's hopes of bringing 'Liam' back to Limerick
H4 Record 160,000 calls for help to St Vincent de Paul as families struggle in pandemic
H4 Fewer houses may be needed after Covid hit to immigration
H4 Ronan Glynn – Three quarters likely to accept Covid-19 vaccine
H4 Rollout of US vaccine gets going after week that saw record death toll recorded
H4 Investigation launched into party at garda station during Level 5 restrictions
H4 'I'm pleading with people to think twice before taking their life. Look at me - I would have missed all this joy'
H4 'We have to accept this is a rare privilege to be here for us' - John Kiely hails his Limerick heroes
H4 'Politics just brings a lot of negativity into your life' - Catherine Noone on calling Leo Varadkar autistic, her recent engagement and challenges for female politicians
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H4 Hurling glory has lifted the nation at this gloomy time
H4 Senan Molony Opinion Fishing rights slipperiest issue of all but it will be tragedy if it sinks agreement
H5 Tommy Conlon Opinion Be it Waterford or Limerick, there's no pandemonium in a pandemic
H5 Jamesie O'Connor Opinion I can only hope that we get a fitting finale to a season we could scarcely have imagined
H5 Leinster make gulf in class count to in Champions Cup opener at Montpellier
H5 Neil Francis Opinion Compensation a long road for former players who have to live with the effects of concussion
H5 Dermot Crowe Opinion Sheer will to win delivers Kilkenny back to the promised land
H5 Derby fails to ignite with rivals gripped by fear of losing
H5 The Big Tech Show: Slack co-founder Cal Henderson speaks exclusively
H5 The Throw-In: Limerick or Waterford - All-Ireland final preview with Vincent Hogan
H5 The Real Health Podcast: The positive habit with Fiona Brennan
H5 From pigs in blankets pizza to cranberry glitter jam – a taste test of Christmas culinary delights and frights
H5 Ask the Doctor: I’m in my mid 40s and feeling really low about my wrinkles. I want to get Botox for Christmas. Is it safe?
H5 'I'm pleading with people to think twice before taking their life. Look at me - I would have missed all this joy' Duplicate text
H5 Higher state of bean: how we got serious about coffee
H5 Festive food: The ultimate Christmas taste test
H5 Ready, steady, cooking up some Christmas treats
H5 Billy Keane Opinion All the fun has gone out of writing about sex these days – nobody even complains any more
H5 Jacqueline Alemany Opinion Ivanka might be leaving White House but she has ambition to return in her own right
H5 Tanya Sweeney: Sinead Desmond is right – women should insist on equal pay
H5 Stefanie Preissner: How 2020 has turned our columnist into an information addict
H5 Ciara O'Connor on her Queen's Gambit moment as a childhood chess lover
H5 More than a jean genie – Pippa O’Connor on expanding her business empire
H5 Late Late Toy Show star Adam (6) receives letter from the Taoiseach telling him he is an ‘inspiration’
H5 John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Solider Spy has died at 89
H5 Journey through grief: Film shines a light for children on how to deal with loss
H5 TV doctor Eva Orsmond set to open doors at strictly healthy Portuguese hotel
H5 Best in class: Our top writers pick their favourite 2020 titles
H5 Harry Potter first edition sells for thousands after avoiding car boot sale
H5 Wild camping in the Arctic? Helen Fairbairn sleeps under the northern lights
H5 Royal Caribbean 'Cruise to nowhere' turns back after passenger tests positive for coronavirus
H5 Center Parcs will open for Christmas in Ireland, with 50pc discount but no pool
H5 Banned almost everywhere else in Europe, U.S. tourists are finding their way to Croatia
H5 Ryanair and Aer Lingus announce summer flights from Dublin to Santorini
H5 Even with vaccines, airport testing is here for the long haul
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H5 How does working from home change your energy bills?
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