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HSTephanie Roche is Ireland's latest sporting icon. The young Irish footballer is into the last three for FIFA's prestigious goal of the year award. Her strike is up against James Rodriguez and Robin van Persie with the winner to be announced next month. What a talent this player is, and what a role model too. Here's hoping she'll strike first against the two lads!

IIT was somewhat apt that Ned O'Keeffe, a man who made a fortune in pig farming, came undone after being caught with his snout in the trough. The ex-Fianna Fail minister was convicted in court this week of expenses fraud. It seems, yet again, that some greedy politicians just can't help themselves. O'Keeffe's reputation is now in tatters - and rightly so.