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Detailed design work on the Cork City flood relief scheme is expected to start before the middle of 2015, based on feedback from the latest phase which begins today.

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Palestinian mourners cry at Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital after an explosion killed at least seven children in a public playground in the beachfront Shati refugee camp on July 28, 2014. Palestinian medical sources blamed the killings on air strikes launched by the Israeli military, which in turn said Hamas had misfired its own rockets at the camp and at the Shifa hospital. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

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SHINING STAR: Beckwith Star (Brian Hayes) goes clear to win the Easyfix Rubber Products Handicap Hurdle at Galway last evening.
Quick picks up prize for Martin

A year ago Tony Martin and Stephen Clements combined to land the Connacht Hotel Handicap with Edeymi and they repeated the feat last night when Quick Jack stormed away with the first feature of the week at the Galway festival.

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New agency needed to monitor standards in our health services

Aras Attracta is home to nearly a hundred people. It’s in Swinford in County Mayo. It has a website, part of the much larger HSE website.

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Judge gives deadline on joining KPMG as co-defendant in action

A judge said he wants to be told by the end of October whether it is proposed to join accountancy firm KPMG, former auditors of Irish Nationwide Building Society, as a co-defendant in a legal action brought over €6bn losses at the society.

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Ultimate holiday hitlist: Must-haves that will help you shine in the sunBy Lisa Haynes

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Interest builds in gun gallery ahead of Clifden auctionBy Des O’Sullivan

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