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as the cold snap deepens

as the cold snap deepens

HIGH winds led to traffic chaos and power cuts yesterday as fire brigades and county councils battled to clear fallen trees from the roads. Up to 5,000 people were left without electricity for up to four hours yesterday afternoon as the severe conditions cut power to homes in Ga
31 December 2009 - Irish Independent - Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
 
New Year's Eve lunar eclipse a first in 350 years

New Year's Eve lunar eclipse a first in 350 years

Allison Bray THE heavens will feature a rare celestial treat tonight with the first lunar eclipse on New Year's Eve in more than 350 years. The last eclipse of the moon on New Year's Eve was in 1656 and the next one isn't expected for another 200 years, said David Moore of Astro
31 December 2009 - Irish Independent - Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
 
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Thursday 3 I n d ePm k fi t NEWS 5 December 2C09 ►.: Jobs or training offered in place of illness welfare
31 December 2009 - Irish Independent - Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
 
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FIRID

FORECASTED EXTREME WEATHER: PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM BURST PIPES!!! Do not turn off your heating if your house will be unoccupied (even for short periods). Leave it on for at least 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening. A simple timer can be bought in most DIY st
31 December 2009 - Irish Independent - Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
 
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31 December 2009 - Irish Independent - Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
 
A view from inside the Maze prison, where security concerns were at a high in the 19705.

A view from inside the Maze prison, where security concerns were at a high in the 19705.

diers are not allowed to open fire on unarmed prisoners attempting to escape. The army therefore consider that soldiers in towers do not provide a deterrent to potential escapees." It was noted that this would unite both loyalist and republi- can prisoners in a common cause and
31 December 2009 - Irish Independent - Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
 
Margaret Thatcher outside 10 Downing Street following her election as prime minister.

Margaret Thatcher outside 10 Downing Street following her election as prime minister.

BRITISH Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher considered taking the vote from Irish citizens living in the UK. She told Northern Ireland Secretary Humphrey Atkins she did not believe there was hostility between the Irish Republic and the IRA during a tense meeting at Downing Street o
31 December 2009 - Irish Independent - Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
 
Thousands swamp HSE with swine flu query calls

Thousands swamp HSE with swine flu query calls

Edel Kennedy MORE than 12,000 worried people swamped the HSE's dedicated flu helpline with queries about swine flu in just one week. New figures show that the helpline received a record 104,000 calls between May 1 and Christmas Eve. The highest number was recorded in November wh
31 December 2009 - Irish Independent - Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
 
Tributes after death of former government secretary

Tributes after death of former government secretary

Ciaran Byrne • • 0, • • Irish Agreement and despite for 21 years before he was retary at the department of the Educated at Synge Street having retired in January 1993 appointed assistant government Taoiseach in 1978 and in 1980 Christian Brothers school, he stayed on to help dra
31 December 2009 - Irish Independent - Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
 
Anne-Marie Walsh

Anne-Marie Walsh

31 December 2009 - Irish Independent - Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland