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Solicitor Brian O’Donnell with his wife Mary Patricia O’Donnell. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

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“Overall, retail sales have turned a corner and are back on a growth path, although off a very low base”

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New research from the Central Bank shows half of all mortgages taken out in 2007 were still in negative equity in the middle of 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

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Thousands of Samsung smart TV users in Ireland were unable to access online services such as Netflix and Youtube. Photograph: Reuters

Irish users were unable to access online services such as Netflix and Youtube

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