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IRELAND

Explosives experts checking if pipe bombs came from same source

By Cormac O'KeeffeARMY and garda forensic experts will examine in the coming days if two pipe bombs which exploded in recent days came from the same source.

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School in row with bishop over co-educational status

By Eoin EnglishA BITTER standoff is looming between a Cork school and its patron, the Bishop of Cork and Ross, ahead of a High Court showdown over its co-educational status.

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Patients warned of clotting drug risk

By Catherine ShanahanUP TO 500 patients may have been treated with a faulty anti-clotting drug which can cause serious bleeding.

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Irish not worried about food quality

By Ann Cahill, Europe CorrespondentIRISH people are only concerned with good taste when it comes to their food. And we'll happily pay more money for quality.

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Funding plea for Garda Ombudsman

By Cormac O'KeeffeTHE Garda Ombudsman, and not the Government, should determine the level of resources and staffing that it needs, a top-level expert group said yesterday.

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Labour inspectors and HSA may form super agency

By Michael O'Farrell, Political ReporterPARTNERSHIP talks at Government buildings are considering the creation of a new super agency by merging the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) with the Government's labour inspectorate.

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Roche casts doubt on Roadstone dump denial

By Michael O'Farrell Political ReporterENVIRONMENT Minister Dick Roche last night challenged Roadstone's assertion that it never knew more than 50,000 tonnes of illegal and partially hazardous waste had been dumped on its land in Wicklow.

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Ombudsman funding 'will match North's'

By Dan Buckley and Michael BrennanTHE new Garda Ombudsman Commission will have the staffing and budget to match the Police Ombudsman in the North, according to Justice Minister Michael McDowell.

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Gallagher set to be moved from Marine to Transport

By Shaun Connolly, Political correspondentJUNIOR Minister at the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Pat The Cope Gallagher is expected to be moved to the Department of Transport as controversy continues over proposals to toughen laws on commercial fishing.

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