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IRELAND

Ahern challenges Paisley over attack on McAleese

By Shaun Connolly, Political CorrespondentTHE bitter political row sparked by Ian Paisley's attack on President Mary McAleese intensified last night as Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern warned the DUP leader his remarks were "unacceptable".

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Pharmacies at risk of another Dr Shipman, warns expert

By Noel Baker and Evelyn RingIRELAND'S liberal pharmacy market could be exploited by someone like Dr Harold Shipman, who obtained large quantities of controlled drugs and used them to kill victims, a British pharmaceutical expert warned yesterday.

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One-fifth of serious drug offences carried out while on bail

By Cormac O'KeeffeNEARLY a fifth of serious drug offences last year were committed by people out on bail for other crimes, according to new figures.

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Fianna Fáil hopeful of compromise after convention rift

By Harry McGee, Political EditorTHE Fianna Fáil organisation in Galway West met last night in an attempt to find a compromise in the rift that led to last week's selection convention being abandoned.

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O'Donoghue solicitor to defend impact statements

By Paul KellyTHE solicitor who defended Wayne O'Donoghue is set to give an impassioned defence of the rights of victims to speak out in court about their ordeal.

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Loyalist killer 'was shielded by detectives'

By Alan Erwin LOYALIST killer Torrens Knight was a double agent shielded by the Special Branch before he murdered eight people in the Greysteel massacre, SDLP Assembly member John Dallat claimed yesterday.

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A&E close to breaking point, warn nurses

By Eoin EnglishMUNSTER'S newest accident and emergency unit is close to breaking point, nurses claimed last night.

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Vocations drop forces school to close

By Louise HoganA DROP in the number of nuns entering the Benedictine Order has forced the prestigious Kylemore Abbey School in Connemara, Co Galway to announce it will shut its doors.

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