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Tragic Karen Buckley was attacked with a spanner and strangled by the man accused of murdering her, prosecutors claim.

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Man used Facebook to groom girl, 14, for sex act

A 42-year-old man who groomed a 14-year-old girl over Facebook and texted her to meet him for oral sex was jailed yesterday in what is one of the first cases of its kind before the courts.

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Uproar as book on wrongly hanged man Harry Gleeson ‘names names’

A new book on recently pardoned Harry Gleeson, who was hanged for a murder he didn’t commit, is causing major controversy because it names the fathers of the children of the murder victim.

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Pastor Craig Ledbetter

‘Homosexuality is wrong, just like rape and adultery’ claims Baptist pastor

A Baptist pastor has equated gay sex with rape in a condemnation of the forthcoming referendum on same-sex marriage.

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Paul Deaton with his parents Damien and Dorothy, as he was assaulted in a Dublin park on Wednesday. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Gang ‘hunted’ Dublin man with disability

Gardaí in Dublin are continuing to search for a group of teenagers who attacked a man with an intellectual disability.

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Dan and Maureen Murphy with US Navy Seal Capt Duncan Smith in Kinsale, Cork. The Murphys spoke in Kinsale last night ahead of an event there today to honour their son US Navy Seal Lt Michael P Murphy by the organisation Irish Veterans.

US parents with Cork roots celebrate honouring of slain son

The parents of an Irish American US Navy Seal who was killed in action in Afghanistan a decade ago, and whose story inspired a Hollywood movie, have expressed delight at an Irish group’s decision to honour his memory.

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Scientists identify six types of obese people

A study suggested people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more fall into six categories: heavy drinking males; young healthy females; the affluent and healthy elderly; the physically sick but happy elderly; the unhappy and anxious middle-aged; and those with the poorest health.

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Student assaults cameraman

A UCD science student is awaiting sentence after a court heard he broke a TV cameraman’s nose during an unprovoked attack in a popular Dublin pub.

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Tooth decay warning over sports drinks

Athletes and fitness fans are risking significant tooth decay by drinking sports drinks and protein shakes.

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Unit for inspection after sex attack claim

The Mental Health Commission has confirmed that it is undertaking an un-announced inspection of a mental health unit in the west of Ireland where a serious sexual assault is alleged to have taken place.

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Minister Kathleen Lynch and Dr Catherine Gleeson open the Mohs unit in Cork.

New clinic to specialise in facial skin cancer removal in Cork

A clinic which specialises in the surgical removal of facial skin cancers has been opened in a region which has the highest incidence of skin cancer in Irelandy.

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Discounted wine to cause surge in liver disease among women

A leading liver expert has called for a ban on supermarket meal deals that include heavily discounted wine, as medics prepare for a surge in the number of women suffering alcohol- related diseases.

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A woman offers condolences to Kieran Buckley, brother of Karen Buckley, as his parents Marian and John Buckley joined hundreds of mourners at a vigil for their daughter in George Square, Glasgow.

VIDEO: Piper’s lament and a tearful tribute to Karen Buckley

The plaintive notes of a lone bagpiper broke the stillness of the night air at George Square in the centre of Glasgow last evening as hundreds of people gathered for a memorial to Karen Buckley.

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Medical inquiry told consultant is ‘caring, diligent’

Expert witnesses appeared before the Medical Council inquiry yesterday as the case into Dr Mohammad Ilyas Khan continued.

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€30k loss to State from smuggled cigs, tobacco

Customs officers caught a Polish man with €42,000 worth of smuggled cigarettes and tobacco for sale in Cork and yesterday he was sentenced to a suspended two-year jail term and 240 hours of community service.

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Brian Cowen: ‘No question of overruling Lenihan’

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen last night said there was never any question of his overruling finance minister Brian Lenihan’s views at the time of the State bank guarantee of 2008.

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Alleged victim accused of delusions

The lawyer for a north Cork doctor accused of sexually assaulting a teenager told a jury they were being asked to believe a woman who once thought she was pregnant with the baby Jesus by immaculate conception.

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Addict jailed for threat to kill father with a syringe

A young heroin addict who held a syringe to his father’s neck in Youghal and threatened to infect him and kill him was yesterday given a three-year jail sentence with the last year suspended.

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A recent Irish Water protester

‘Bin the bills’ Irish Water protest heads for Dáil

Thousands of anti-water charge protesters will descend on the Dáil later today to “bin the Irish Water bills” sent out by the utility.

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ADHD sufferer who bit off part of man’s ear spared jail

An adult ADHD sufferer who bit off part of a man’s ear has received a suspended sentence.

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Yes vote ‘will take from right of child’ claims No vote campaigners

A group campaigning for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum have claimed a Yes vote next month would detract from a child’s right to a mother and father.

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Joan Burton to consider grants proposals for first-time home buyers

Tánaiste Joan Burton is set to consider proposals to give struggling first-time buyers a hand buying their home with State-funded grants.

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Minister extends charity deadline

A charities umbrella group has claimed that less than 5% of voluntary groups have signed up to strict transparency rules to prevent another CRC or Rehab crisis because of “government inaction” on the issue.

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VIDEO: Karen Buckley: A young woman went out, never to return home

Joe Leogue takes a look-back at the week since Karen’s disappearance

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Karen Buckley’s parents attend vigil held in the heart of the city

The heartbroken parents of Karen Buckley wept as they visited a candlelit vigil in her memory held in the heart of Glasgow.

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Candles lit in two countries to honour Karen Buckley’s memory

People across Ireland, as well as in Glasgow, lit a candle at 10pm last night to honour the memory of Karen Buckley.

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Unit for inspection after sex attack claim

The Mental Health Commission has confirmed that it is undertaking an un-announced inspection of a mental health unit in the west of Ireland where a serious sexual assault is alleged to have taken place.

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Des Kavanagh: No agreement or independent assessor.

External assessor to consider psych unit staffing for Cork hospital

The HSE is bringing in an external assessor to look at proposed staffing levels for a new acute psychiatric unit in Cork that remains closed in a row over nursing numbers.

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Smokers are among those most at risk of diabetes.

24,000 unaware they are diabetic

Thousands of people could have diabetes and not even realise it, according to a study that reveals the extent of the problem.

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A photograph taken by the late Dennis Dinneen at his pub in Macroom, Co Cork. His work is on show in an exhibition, Small Town Portraits, at the Boole Library in UCC.

Small town portraits offer big window to the past in UCC

The devil is in the detail in the work of Macroom photographer Dennis Dinneen, whose images are being showcased in an exhibition at University College Cork.

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Aaron Shattock, aged 19, of Kingswood Heights, Tallaght pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to DIT student Yasser Saud, also 19.

Racist assault left teenage law student blind in one eye

A Dublin teenager has been jailed for two years for a racist assault on a law student that caused him to lose sight in one eye.

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Tackle street assaults that result from drug/drink abuse

The numbers of assaults on our streets are increasing, and the vast majority of those assaults happen at the weekend.

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Mark Marku: Jailed for crimes he could not have committed.

Project to prove more miscarriages of justice

After exonerating Harry Gleeson, a Tipperary man wrongfully executed for a murder he did not commit, members of the Irish Innocence Project are working to prove more miscarriages of justice.

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Cork family protest over lack of funds for UK anorexia care

The family of a teenager who is being treated for severe anorexia has held a protest outside the offices of the HSE in Cork, demanding she receive funding for overseas treatment.

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Harry Gleeson was an innocent, well-respected single man who worked as a farm manager.

Harry Gleeson a patsy for locals with a secret

The framing of Harry Gleeson was a shameful episode in the history of Irish criminal justice.

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A generic white tailed eagle

Eagle with egg released in Killarney National Park killed by poison

The death of yet another white-tailed sea eagle by illegal poisoning was yesterday described as a “major blow” to the project to reintroduce the protected species to Ireland.

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