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  1. Heart and soul: Barry Owens recalls the unforgettable events of 2008

    Heart and soul: Barry Owens recalls the unforgettable events of 2008

    2008 WAS already set to be a big year in Barry Owens’ life. He and wife-to-be Caroline, a Newtownbutler native that he had to go to a Robbie Williams concert in Slane to meet, were putting the finishes touches to the home in which they now raise twins Shea and Ava (4), and little brother James, who’s 2-and-a-half.

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  1. Is equity release right for me?

    Is equity release right for me?

    IN my 30 years in financial planning, I've loathed the word ‘equity' as a term when relating to property, as I often saw it used as an excuse for people to be sold into debt.

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  1. Brexit changes tone of border debate

    There are clear indications that the tone of the debate over the future of the Irish border in a post-Brexit era is evolving more rapidly than almost anyone anticipated after the UK's 2016 EU referendum.

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  1. Patrick Murphy: The Good Friday Agreement celebrations were really a wake

    Patrick Murphy: The Good Friday Agreement celebrations were really a wake

    If, as we were told this week, the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) was wonderful, why are a quarter of a million people here waiting for a first hospital appointment with a consultant? If it was such an historic success, why are most of our schools bankrupt and if it represented a breakthrough, why are 370,000 people here still in poverty, including 110,000 children? Don't be silly, you say, the GFA was not about that sort of thing.

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