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'Leprechaun economics' growth figures may mean higher EU bill

Ireland’s incredible economic growth figures – branded “leprechaun economics” – may leave the Government inadvertently looking for a pot of gold. Finance Minister Michael Noonan confirmed the 26.3% surge in GDP last year could ultimately see the state fork out another 280 million euro for being in the European Union.

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Vatican admits reports of priests sexually abusing nuns

Vatican officials admit reports on priests sexually abusing nuns

A Vatican spokesman has admitted that there is a serious problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests within the Church. It follows reports on the subject coming from both the US and Italy. Both the National Catholic Reporter in the US and Rome Daily in Italy have highlighted the …

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