Irish Independent

Main Paper:
Booze, lingerie and iPads are top of shoplifters’ Christmas lists, writes Jason O’Brien. http://tinyurl.com/2wouk52

Falling dole numbers ‘a sign that the best and the brightest are fleeing’, writes Aideen Sheehan. http://tinyurl.com/32pyhfk

The price of raw chocolate has soared and experts predict that there will be a shortage in the coming years, writes Carissa Casey. http://tinyurl.com/34t8mls

The Interview this week is John Hourican, CEO, Global Banking and Marketing at RBS. http://tinyurl.com/3ylskcu

Tina Leonard covers charity Christmas cards and charity Christmas gifts. http://tinyurl.com/36s9usb

Charlie Weston gives his top 12 ways to beat the budget blues. http://tinyurl.com/3ywg53n

Business:
Business brain this week is David Bloom, co-founder and CEO of FD Unlimited. He talks about the importance of setting goals for your company.http://tinyurl.com/2vs99fl

Irish Times

A family in Westmeath didn’t eat for two days and gave up electricity so that they could keep up their mortgage repayments, writes Pamela Duncan. http://tinyurl.com/2v6ats9

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has been added to Interpol’s worldwide wanted list, write David Leigh, Luke Harding, Afua Hirsch and Ewen MacAskill. http://tinyurl.com/2wpav78

Seamus Heaney’s Selected Poems will be one of a million books that will be given away for free across Ireland the UK on March 5th, 2011 as part of the inaugural World Book Night, writes Shane Hegarty. http://tinyurl.com/2wfr98m

Advertising revenues fell sharply at Clare FM last year, pushing the radio station into the red, writes Gordon Deegan. http://tinyurl.com/37ubjxd