A 55-year-old man has died following a road crash in County Cork.


Skrtel strikes to rescue point for Pool

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Liverpool dug deep into their reserves of resilience as Martin Skrtel scored the equaliser deep into stoppage time to ensure another good performance did not go to waste.


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A baby orangutan plays with a Christmas costume at the zoo in Dvur Kralove nad Labem, 146 kilometers east of Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Christmas Day came early for some animals in the zoo, where the employees prepared presents for them filled with dried fruit, nuts, clothes or dishes. AP Photo



Does Sony hack spell the end for overseas villains?

Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation of The Interview, an entire species of movie baddies might be in danger of extinction.


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Christmas deserts for the kidsBy Darina Allen

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