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IRELAND

Single body to deal with student grants

By Niall Murray, Education CorrespondentPLANS to set up a single student grant scheme with the aim of making quicker and more efficient payments were announced yesterday by Education Minister Mary Hanafin.

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Harney urged to witness staff's hygiene struggle

By Evelyn RingCOME to Kerry General Hospital and see how staff struggle to maintain a safe level of hygiene in overcrowded conditions, Tánaiste and Health Minister Mary Harney was urged yesterday.

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Fall in number of psychologists available to primary schools

By Niall Murray, Education CorrespondentTHE number of primary schools with direct access to psychologists has fallen in the last year, with at least half of the schools in 17 counties without a service.

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Holohans 'delighted' with DPP appeal decision

By Noel BakerTHE family of Robert Holohan said they were "delighted" yesterday after the Director of Public Prosecution lodged an appeal against the length of the sentence handed down to Wayne O'Donoghue.

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Vomiting bug outbreak isolates hospital

By Eoin EnglishVISITING restrictions were in place at a Cork hospital last night following a major outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

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Ahern criticises Paisley's 'immature' attack on McAleese

By Shaun Connolly, Political CorrespondentTHE Rev Ian Paisley unleashed a fresh war of words against President Mary McAleese yesterday, prompting a stern rebuke from Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in response.

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Fianna Fáil help ensure Ferris survives as mayor

By Donal Hickey, TraleeFIANNA FÁIL yesterday came to the rescue of Kerry Sinn Féin mayor Toiréasa Ferris by ensuring a Fine Gael no confidence motion in her was defeated at Kerry County Council's meeting.

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Hospital apologises to foreign nurses

By Evelyn RingTHE head of the National Maternity Hospital has apologised for upsetting foreign nurses allegedly threatened with repatriation if they did not agree to sign contracts which would result in loss of earnings of €26,000.

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Strong poll showing for Sinn Féin's Doolan

By Harry McGee, Political EditorAN opinion poll carried out in the Dublin South-East constituency shows a surprisingly strong showing for Sinn Féin's Daithí Doolan.

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Gardaí refuse to work with reserve force

By Cormac O'KeeffeTHE Government's Garda Reserve was thrown into disarray last night after gardaí refused to co-operate with it.

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