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IRELAND

Intruders batter garda's son with hurley while asleep in bed

By Jimmy Woulfe Mid West CorrespondentTHE son of a garda is still recovering in hospital from what has been described as a barbaric attack as he lay asleep in bed.

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X-ray scanner to help customs detect drugs

By Cormac O'KeeffeTHE customs service unveiled a new high-tech weapon yesterday in the fight against drug trafficking, smuggling, gun running, terrorism and human trafficking.

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Government response to anti-social behaviour pathetic, says FG

By Shaun Connolly and Juno McEnroeTOUGH sounding anti-crime laws were branded a flop by Fine Gael last night after it was revealed just five rowdy venues have been shut down under them.

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Europe bird flu cases cause for concern: Coughlan

By Ray Ryan, Agribusiness CorrespondentCONFIRMATION that the lethal strain of bird flu has been confirmed in Greece, Italy and Slovenia was described as a matter of concern last night by Agriculture and Food Minister Mary Coughlan.

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More than 300 on trolleys every day

By Jim MorahanNURSES yesterday broadened their campaign for action on overcrowding in hospital accident and emergency wards

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Ahern backs off immigrant crack use remarks

By Paul O'Brien, Political ReporterDRUGS Strategy Minister Noel Ahern has toned down comments suggesting the use of crack cocaine in Ireland is limited to immigrant groups.

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Gallagher expected to be moved from Marine Department

By Harry McGee, Political EditorPAT 'The Cope' Gallagher is likely to be transferred from the Marine Ministry as a result of an escalating row within Fianna Fáil over new Sea Fisheries legislation.

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McCabe widow and Sinn Féin mayor clash

By Donal Hickey, KerryTHE widow of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe yesterday refused an offer of "immense sympathy" from Kerry's Sinn Féin mayor Toiréasa Ferris.

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Ahern 'would prefer' renewing FF-PD coalition

By Harry McGee, Political EditorTAOISEACH Bertie Ahern yesterday rejected any suggestion that by saying Fianna Fáil would be willing to consider Labour as a possible coalition option, he lacked confidence the current coalition would be returned to power.

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Council rezoning vote blocks Lidl development

By Eoin EnglishCORK'S city councillors voted against a controversial rezoning proposal last night preventing the development of a multi-million euro Lidl discount food store.

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McCabe refuses SF mayor's sympathies

By Donal HickeyTHE widow of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe yesterday refused an offer of 'immense sympathy' from Kerry mayor Toireasa Ferris of Sinn Féin.

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President criticised for attending Saudi event

By Michael O'Farrell, Political ReporterTHE Government last night defended President Mary McAleese's appearance at the Jeddah Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia as the decision to participate in the prestigious event drew criticism from Labour Party deputy leader Liz McManus.

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Finucanes still hope for Paisley inquiry support

By Ian GrahamTHE family of murdered Belfast solicitor Patrick Finucane yesterday continued to hold out hope for Ian Paisley's support in their campaign for a full independent inquiry into the killing.

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