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IRELAND

Father of slain loyalist leader wins legal case

THE father of loyalist leader Billy Wright has been given the go-ahead to proceed with a legal challenge to the terms of an inquiry into his son's murder.

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Two arrested following €500,000 cocaine haul

By Claire O'SullivanTWO men in their 30s are in custody at Clondalkin and Ballyfermot garda stations following the seizure of cocaine potentially worth over €500,000 in Dublin.

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Solicitor's office raided by CAB and Revenue

By Jimmy Woulfe, Mid-West CorrespondentA LAWYER yesterday denounced a raid on his offices by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) and Revenue as a "total intrusion" of a solicitor-client relationship.

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Report urges overhaul of nursing home inspections

By Claire O'SullivanA MAJOR overhaul of the nursing home inspection process has been called for in a new report which revealed that over a third of homes in North County Dublin hadn't been inspected in six months.

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Consumers told avian flu risk to Irish chickens 'extremely slim'

By Ray Ryan, Agribusiness CorrespondentCONSUMERS were assured yesterday that the risk to Irish chickens from avian flu is very small.

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EU to use buffer zones to stop bird flu spread

By Ann Cahill, Europe CorrespondentBUFFER zones with restricted movement for people and animals will be among the precautions taken in the event of an outbreak of avian flu in Ireland.

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Hospital hygiene is not a question of resources, insists Harney

By Donal HickeyRESOURCES have nothing to do with hospital hygiene, according to Tánaiste and Health Minister Mary Harney.

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INO claims nurses were told sign up or be sent home

By Catherine ShanahanTHE Irish Nurses Organisation is investigating claims that 17 overseas nurses were threatened with repatriation unless they signed contracts which would have resulted in loss of earnings of up to €26,000 each.

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Callely may have to undo home renovations

By Paul KellyCONTROVERSIAL ex-minister Ivor Callely may be forced to reconvert back into a garage a guest room development at his plush countryside holiday home in West Cork.

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Ahern fuels reshuffle row with de Valera quit remarks

By Shaun Connolly, Political CorrespondentTAOISEACH Bertie Ahern re-ignited the reshuffle row yesterday with a blunt signal to junior minister Síle de Valera she will have to leave office this year.

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Paisley 'must not block road to power sharing'

By Shaun Connolly, Political CorrespondentSINN FÉIN'S chief negotiator Martin McGuinness last night warned Dublin and London not to allow Ian Paisley to block the road to power sharing.

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Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions rise

By Senan HoganENVIRONMENT Minister Dick Roche is under increasing pressure to review Government policy on climate change after the publication of figures showing Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2004 after a modest drop in the previous year.

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