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The Week that was


Irish student Karen Buckley goes missing after a night out with friends in a Glasgow nightclub.

A study has revealed that some grandparents are minding their grandchildren for more than 60 hours a month and exhibiting signs of depression as a result.


Calls are made for reform of the personal insolvency service after it was revealed that banks are vetoing 25pc of all settlements.

The funeral took place in Dublin of former soccer star Ray Treacy (below).

Businessman Declan Ganley predicts a 'bubble' in farmland prices following the ending of milk quotas.

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of former Anglo Irish boss Sean FitzPatrick.


The body of Karen Buckley is found in Glasgow after a huge police search. A 21-year-old man is arrested by police.

The Supreme Court has voted by 4 to 3 to change an evidence rule which excluded evidence from a criminal trial if it was obtained in breach of a citizen's Constitutional rights.

The exclusive Ashford Castle Hotel (below) in Cong, Co Mayo has re-opened after a multi-million refurbishment programme.


The Government is planning a new grants scheme to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder.

New figures from Eurostat reveal that Irish men are, on average, 25.5 years old before they leave home, while women are not leaving the nest until they are almost 25.

Former Anglo Irish Banker David Drumm (below) has said he did not 'set out to hide' over €1m from the bankruptcy court in the US, where he is now living.

Irish Independent