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Wiping away tears, Linda Dinsberga spoke movingly about 8-year-old Paula, who was killed in a farm accident on a rented farm at Rusheen, Newtownshandrum, outside Charleville, Co Cork, on Sunday.

She described her beloved daughter, the eldest of four children, as a "bright, intelligent, popular girl".

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Enda apologised, so why has this sorry mess been so controversial?

IS it just me, or has the political world gone mad? I’ve never seen so much invective heaped on a political leader, from outside and inside his own party. Disgraced former US president Richard Nixon didn’t get as much abuse in his day, nor Charlie Haughey. Has Enda Kenny been accused of a major crime or cover-up? Listening to it, and reading it, day after day, I wonder: ‘what the hell is going on here?’

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