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A businessman and philanthropist who donated a €45,000 bus to a community Garda unit in Cork has urged more wealthy people to give back to disadvantaged communities.

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Patrick Whelan and William McAteer (next slide): Convicted of providing €450m worth of illegal loans to the Maple Ten group of investors.
Anglo duo to get soft sentences

The first two people to be convicted of crimes related to the collapse of Anglo Irish Bank are likely to receive softer sentences because of the role the financial regulator’s office played in their activity.

TODAY'S COLUMNIST

Our treatment of asylum seekers is the modern-day scandal we ignore

I HAVE a small girl who appears to be allergic to going to bed. Every night we make a deliberate visit to the kitchen for a last-minute snack but still she shouts from her room upstairs about how she is either hungry or thirsty.

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Dominant Dublin drives up property investment 170%

Investment in Irish property assets rose 170% in the first quarter of this year above the same period last year — but 94% of activity was in the Dublin market, and as yields compressed investors “acquired assets across the risk spectrum”, according to Davy Research.

Features

Cracking activities to have some fun this EasterBy Pól Ó Conghaile

Fashion & Beauty

Forget Easter eggs and indulge in cracking beauty treats insteadBy Lisa Haynes

Food & Drink

Veritable feast at 3rd Galway Food festivalBy Joe McNamee

Health & Life

Bullying scars ‘remain after 40 years’By John von Radowitz

Home & Interiors

Separate the matched look by uncouplingBy Carol O’Callaghan

Travel

Protecting a pirate’s treasure at Westport HouseBy Clodagh Finn

Arts, Film & TV

Cork World Book Fest Highlights 2014By Colette Sheridan

Outdoors

Minding our wildflowers By Donal Hickey

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