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Ireland, Kildare: €650,000 DNG Doyle
Take Five for €650,000

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Take Five: €850,000

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Best in Show, left, by Vinita Khemka from India, a winner at   World Flower Show 2014 at the RDS today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:33

The World Flower Show 2014 is under way in the RDS, with as many as 20,000 people hoped to attend. This is the first time Ireland has hosted the even(...)

Katie Taylor will fight in the European Championships in Bucharest. Last year the event was cancelled. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Carlingford, Co Louth: €600,000, DNG Duffy
Take Five for about €600,000
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Ireland: Co Louth DNG Duffy is seeking €600,000 for this seven-bedroom h(...)