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AHAR Animal Rescue Charity Chairperson has her say on Liveline.

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If you were watching last night’s Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ One television, you might have seen a report by the RTÉ Investigations Unit, which cast a light on the Kerry-based Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR) charity. The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) has taken issue with AHAR over various issues, including poor corporate governance and inadequate financial controls. Today on …

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Obama's legacy‘His example is the thing which is going to last…. His style, his oratory.’

Today with Sean O'Rourke

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There is no doubt that many peoples’ assessment of the eight-year presidency of Barack Obama will be, to a greater or lesser extent, shaped by their own political ideology. History, of course, will be the long-term judge, but many of the more sanguine voices have already marked his presidency as an enormous positive for the United States, looking at his …

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Tom Kerridge‘I was an Olympic beer drinker. I was the Sir Steve Redgrave of lager drinking.’

Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Chef Tom Kerridge is half the man he used to be. And he’s happier than he has been a long time. The well-known celebrity chef, who spoke to Sean O’Rourke on the Today programme, runs a Michelin two star pub in Marlow in Buckinghamshire called The Hand and Flowers and its sister restaurant The Coach. He’s a TV regular on …

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Sinéad Kane, Blind marathon runner‘I have 95% deficit in my vision, but I know where I am going.’

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Never say never. Or rather, as Sinéad Kane would say, never let anybody else say “never” to you. Born with only 5% vision, Sinéad is a solicitor and PhD researcher from Cork. Now 34 years old, she took up running seriously just four years ago, in 2012, when she competed in the 2012 Mini Marathon. Since then, Sinéad has completed …

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From €34 to €34,000The cost of divorce

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“When a couple start keeping score, there is no winning. There’s only degrees of losing.” Such wise words from the mouth of a divorce lawyer, albeit a fictional one played by Danny DeVito, in a movie he directed himself, The War of the Roses. If it ever gets to the stage where your marriage breaks down, and you are thinking …

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The baptism barrier‘We don’t need opinion polls on human rights’

Today with Sean O'Rourke

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There was very little meeting of hearts and minds this morning on Today with Sean O’Rourke, in a debate between Paddy Monaghan, a parent and Policy Officer with Education Equality, and Ronan Mullen, Independent Senator. The debate came as Minister of Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, announced plans to examine the removal of the `baptism barrier’ to publicly funded religious …

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Hughie Maughan‘We had to get this foundation that is normally used for African people’

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It may have been ladies’ night on Dancing with the Stars on Sunday but it was Hughie Maughan’s fake tan that put all the other contestants in the shade (literally) after his heavily bronzed appearance lit up social media. The Ballymun man was the (burnt) toast of the internet, not just in Ireland but around the world, with his spray-on …

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‘I think it sounds like a spying machine….really and truly there should be a campaign to ban this thing.’

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They became one of the Christmas present sensations of 2016, they are being promoted by the likes of Amazon as a cheap and efficient method of delivering parcels, and in media, the options they give to photographers and filmmakers are almost limitless. In the medical profession, drones were used to deliver small aid packages after the 2012 earthquake in Haiti. …