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IRELAND

Garda quizzed over sex assault allegation

By Catherine ShanahanA GARDA was arrested and questioned this weekend over allegations he sexually assaulted a colleague.

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Sex offenders reject rehabilitation

By Cormac O'KeeffeJUSTICE Minister Michael McDowell has said he is concerned at the low number of convicted sex offenders willing to take part in an intensive prison rehabilitation programme.

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New MSRA screening may cut infections

By John von Radowitz and Catherine ShanahanA NEW screening test for MRSA could cut infections and shorten the time taken to identify patients carrying the potentially fatal superbug by two thirds.

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Council seeks to buy up land on hospital site

By Donal Hickey, KerryWITH the closure of St Finan's Psychiatric Hospital in Killarney looming ever closer, the town council is stepping up pressure to obtain some of the land around the hospital for housing.

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Paisley attacks McAleese as 'dishonest'

By Michael O'Farrell, Political ReporterA FRESH row of words broke out between the Government and DUP leader Ian Paisley last night after he accused President Mary McAleese of being "dishonest".

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Deenihan to propose Greyhound bill in Dáil

By Michael O'Farrell, Political ReporterPROPOSED legislation to set up an independent control committee for greyhound doping cases will be laid before the Dáil this week as the controversy surrounding Bord na gCon continues.

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Coughlan to face Fine Gael 'no confidence' motion

By Ray Ryan, Agribusiness CorrespondentA MOTION of no confidence in Agriculture and Food Minister Mary Coughlan is to be proposed in the Dáil this week by Fine Gael.

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Taggart press conference 'undermines' minister's position

By Michael O'Farrell, Political ReporterTHE decision of Paschal Taggart to go ahead with a weekend press conference was an unprecedented affront to Sports Minister John O'Donoghue, Labour sports spokesman Jack Wall said yesterday.

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