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IRELAND

'Nothing to stop a Shipman from happening here'

By Paul KellyA ROGUE doctor like British serial killer Harold Shipman could strike in Ireland unless drugs laws are tightened, according to the State pharmacies' regulator.

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Cullen claims Metro system plan is on track for 2012

By Shaun Connolly, Political CorrespondentTRANSPORT Minister Martin Cullen switched on the green light for Dublin's new Metro system yesterday - but opposition parties predicted a swift derailment for the ambitious plans.

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Campaigners to picket Cullen clinics

By John MurphyTHE vigorous campaign of opposition to the introduction of new flat charges for refuse collection in Dungarvan town and throughout Co Waterford is set to escalate in the coming weeks.

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Doctors to face random checks

By Evelyn RingNEW random checks on doctors by the Irish Medical Council (IMC) must be underpinned by legislation, the Patient Focus lobby group insisted yesterday.

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Gardaí probed three CIA kidnap claims

By Ann Cahill, Europe CorrespondentTHE gardaí investigated three allegations relating to CIA flights transporting kidnapped terror suspects through Shannon Airport, the Government confirmed yesterday.

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DPP may explain decisions to victims

By Harry McGee, Political EditorTHE Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) is reviewing the long-standing policy of giving no reasons for decisions, in light of the Robert Holohan case.

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60 Hasbroworkers strike over pay dispute

By Neans McSweeney, South-East CorrespondentCLOSE to 60 SIPTU union members protested outside their workplace yesterday to highlight their disquiet over pay.

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Teacher training set for major overhaul

By Niall Murray, Education CorrespondentA MAJOR overhaul of teacher training which could lead to significant changes in course content and possibly longer degree programmes is to begin shortly.

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Bird flu fears: Don't ring after 9pm or at the weekend

By Claire O'SullivanTHE Department of Agriculture hotline for reporting suspected cases of the deadly bird flu virus is not manned at weekends or after 9pm on weekdays, it emerged yesterday.

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Hospital hygiene improvements 'underway'

By Donal Hickey, KerryWORK is underway to improve hygiene standards at Kerry General Hospital (KGH), Tralee, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE).

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Wesley, Glasnevin reach last 16

WESLEY College and Scoil Chaitriona Glasnevin won through to the last 16 of the Thomas Crosbie Holdings All Ireland Schools Quiz at the Montrose Hotel, Dublin, last evening.

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Slain man's family accepts killers will not be caught

By Michael BrennanTHE family of a murdered Dundalk forestry worker murdered by a loyalist sectarian gang say they have given up hope of his killers being brought to justice.

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Revenue mistake results in TDs paying incorrect amount of tax

By Michael O'Farrell, Political ReporterTHE Revenue Commissioners last night denied a systems error, which resulted in TDs being charged the incorrect amount of tax, was a widespread problem which would affect other workers.

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Council scraps rezoning near weather station

By Donal HickeyA WARNING from consultants that the building of houses, retail warehousing and leisure facilities could have a "fatal effect" on a weather station outside Caherciveen has been heeded by Kerry County Council.

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