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IRELAND

Crackdown urged on disruptive students

By Sean O'RiordanTHE Government was yesterday urged by Fine Gael to crack down on disruptive students who are carrying offensive weapons, threatening teachers and assaulting fellow pupils.

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Women face alarming rise in malignant cancers

By Evelyn RingAROUND 74,000 malignant cancers in women will be diagnosed this year, up over 25% on 1994 figures, a startling new report published today shows.

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Smokers 'struggle with morning cravings'

By Evelyn RingSMOKERS really struggle with morning cravings with three-out-of-five wishing they felt more upbeat in the morning, new research shows.

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Thugs 'won't hijack 1916 ceremonies'

By Jimmy Woulfe, Mid-West CorrespondentDEFENCE Minister Willie O'Dea, who is responsible for the big 1916 Easter Rising commemoration in Dublin, yesterday pledged the ceremonies will not be hijacked by troublemakers.

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Enemies of the state

By Paul O'Brien, Juno McEnroe and Noel BakerINTELLIGENCE failures may have resulted in the gardaí being ill-prepared for Saturday's riots in Dublin.

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Revenue to get powers to probe people's bank accounts, says FG

By Paul O'Brien, Political ReporterTHE Government is slipping through by stealth new powers for the Revenue Commissioners to obtain detailed information about people's bank accounts, Fine Gael warned last night.

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Kenny rubbishes McDowell claim that election winner doesn't matter

By Paul O'Brien, Political ReporterFIANNA FÁIL'S focus is on "perks and Mercs" and not on running the country, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has said.

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Violence unacceptable, says McAleese

By Paul O'Brien, Political ReporterPRESIDENT Mary McAleese led the condemnation of the riots, saying the violence was both unnecessary and "totally unacceptable".

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Riot was 'work of drunken teenagers'

By Jimmy WoulfeTHE garda chief in charge of policing the loyalist parade in Dublin insisted the riot was the work of drunken teenagers, most of whom did not belong to any political grouping.

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Martin to await report on Cork Airport debt

By Paul O'Brien Political ReporterENTERPRISE Minister Micheál Martin is not prepared to say who should pay the €160 million debt for Cork Airport's new terminal until a team of consultants give their view on the issue.

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