Irish Times

Thousands of people trying to make it home for Christmas were given a boost this morning when Dublin airport resumed operations – http://tinyurl.com/3adhpbo

The dangers of talking on a mobile phone while driving were highlighted by a coroner yesterday at an inquest into the death of a man who was on the phone when his car hit a tree – Georgina O’Halloran. http://tinyurl.com/2wpr23c

Irish Independent

Main Paper

The man who set a Guinness world record thirty years ago when he plucked a turkey in one minute 30 seconds on RTE television remains unbeaten today, despite several attempts. – John Spain http://tinyurl.com/35q7v2t

Retailers have criticised CIE’s decision not to run any train services on St Stephen’s Day. – Aideen Sheehan, Consumer Correspondent  http://tinyurl.com/3xxub7k

The Indian government is facing an ‘onion crisis’. The price of the vegetable has doubled, forcing the government to ban exports, restaurants to scrap onion dishes and causing widespread consternation among voters. – Rhys Blakely

Richard Gray examines the latest research in bionic implants as scientists have partially restored the sight of a blind man by inserting bionic implants into his retina in Germany. – Richard Gray http://tinyurl.com/3xo8r9

Business

Managers are confident in their own businesses despite increased concerns about the wider economic environment, according to an IBEC survey. – Business in Brief

News Corporation won EU approval yesterday to take full control of pay-TV broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), leaving the UK to rule on whether the deal gives Rupert Murdoch too much power over Britain’s media. – Jonathan Browning & Aoife White  http://tinyurl.com/389yrz5

Eircom and Digiweb Group have announced a new partnership that will enable Eircom to resell Digiweb’s Tooway Satellite broadband service across the country.