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IRELAND

Garda bosses face inquiry over how they handled riots

By Michael O'Farrell and Cormac O'KeeffeTHE Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has opened an inquiry into garda management's handling of Saturday's Dublin riot as the fallout from the violence continues to dominate the political agenda.

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Munster gardaí vow to oppose reserve force

By Sean O'RiordanEXPERIENCED gardaí would have to keep one eye on rioters and another on reservists if Minister for Justice Michael McDowell pushes through plans to create a back-up force, it was claimed last night.

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Latvia police may help gardaí tackle immigrant crime

By Ann Cahill, Europe CorrespondentLATVIA may send police to Ireland to help sort out the high level of crime, including murders, gang warfare and drunk driving among Latvians living in the country.

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Gardaí 'ill-equipped to deal with rioters'

By Cormac O'KeeffeRANK-AND-FILE gardaí yesterday compared the force's preparations for Saturday's protests with the May Day demonstrations in 2004.

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Gardaí say 'miracle' no officers died in riots

By Cormac O'KeeffeTHE organisation representing front-line gardaí has said it was a miracle that no officers were maimed or killed in Saturday's riots.

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Disadvantaged schools get €40m funding boost

By Niall Murray, Education CorrespondentAN extra 90 schools are to benefit from a Government plan to boost spending on tackling disadvantage schools by €40 million a year, Education Minister Mary Hanafin announced yesterday.

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All-round honours student named UCC's graduate of the year

By Eoin English AN ALL-ROUND honours student who debated his way around the world while at college was named UCC's Graduate of the Year yesterday.

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Horgan helps raise money for heart clinic

By Paul KellyRUGBY ace Shane Horgan yesterday stepped up for a challenge of different kind — raising €1.3 million for research into Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).

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Maternity hospital forms partnership with Sudan

By Eoin EnglishIRELAND'S newest and Sudan's top maternity hospitals are to twin.

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No equality in cancer treatment

By Mary ReganCANCER sufferers living in disadvantaged areas are not doing as well in the health care system as those from more affluent areas, Minister for Health Mary Harney has confirmed.

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Campaign urges cigarette price hike

By Catherine ShanahanUP TO 40,000 smokers would kick the habit if the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes increased by 10%, according to an EU anti-smoking campaign.

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Millions spent on diabetes — but no strategy in place

By Catherine ShanahanIRELAND spends hundreds of millions of euro annually treating preventable complications in diabetes patients, but has no national strategy to tackle the growing health issue.

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'Opinions of mentally ill being ignored'

By Jimmy Woulfe, Mid-West Correspondent PSYCHIATRISTS and other medical professionals were yesterday accused of ignoring the views and opinions of patients with mental illness and their families.

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WORLD

George Michael arrested on drug charges

By Jennifer SymSHAMED singer George Michael has admitted his arrest on suspicion of possessing drugs was his "own stupid fault, as usual."

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Veterinary experts meet in Paris to discuss fight against bird flu

INTERNATIONAL veterinary experts gathered in Paris to discuss the fight against bird flu as the lethal H5N1 strain made further advances in Africa, was confirmed in Bosnia, and French authorities started a mass vaccination programme of ducks and geese.

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SPORT

Ton up Lee issues an upbeat bulletin on Arcalis

By Nick RobsonGRAHAM LEE, who rode his 100th winner of the season at Ayr yesterday, issued an upbeat bulletin on his Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle hopeful Arcalis.

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Fallon has bail extended until July

By Anita ChambersKIEREN FALLON has had his bail extended until July as the City Of London police continue their investigation into alleged race-fixing.

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Monger strongly fancied to follow up

By "Faugh-A-Ballagh"MONGER LANE has a fine chance of completing a course and distance double at Leicester by taking the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Handicap Chase.

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Moore back in business with local double

By William HaylerGARY MOORE served notice that his stable's quiet spell has ended as he sent out a double at his local jumps track Plumpton.

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McCoy aims to stay injury free as he gears up for festival

By Nick RobsonCHAMPION jockey Tony McCoy is praying he stays free of trouble in the next fortnight before heading off to the Cheltenham Festival.

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Smart Huggies Concorde can fly past rivals in sprint

THE lightly-raced Huggies Concorde can land the sprint at Youghal.

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Woods still on top

Tiger Woods still leads the World Rankings

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Harrington climbs Order of Merit table

Padraig Harrinton has climbed to 13th in the European Order of Merit

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King of comebacks Ogilvy makes Love pay

By Peter Williams, California GEOFF OGILVY watched his 25-foot putt take one extra turn and tumble into the cup at the fourteenth for an unlikely par and a commanding lead in the Match Play Championship.

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Battling Harrington accentuates the positive

By Charlie MulqueenFOLLOWING decent performances in Malaysia and California, Padraig Harrington is very positive ahead of the Doral Open and next week's defence of the Honda Classic.

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Woods still on top

Tiger Woods still leads the World Rankings

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Harrington climbs Order of Merit table

Padraig Harrinton has climbed to 13th in the European Order of Merit

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Horan ready to rumble again after neck scare

By Barry Coughlan MARCUS HORAN is ready for another Six Nations battle against Scotland on Saturday week.

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Hayes making full recovery

By Charlie MulqueenBIG time rugby matches can take their toll on the fittest, as illustrated by the illness suffered by John Hayes after Sunday's RBS Six Nations game against Wales.

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'Suicidal' Henson holds hands up over Dublin nightmare

By Alex LoweGAVIN HENSON has taken full responsibility for Wales' 31-5 RBS 6 Nations Championship defeat to Ireland after a performance which left him depressed and questioning his future in the game.

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O'Sullivan quick to hand out the plaudits

By Charlie Mulqueen IT was inevitable after running up such an impressive scoreline against Wales in Sunday's RBS Six Nations encounter that there should be an air of quiet satisfaction in the Irish camp.

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Time to give an immensely talented Irish team their due

By Diarmuid O'FlynnAND so, it came to pass; just as I predicted, we beat Wales, and by 26 points at that. Happy? No, I'm not.

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Harte lauds Tyrone newcomers

MICKEY HARTE was pleased with the performances of the newcomers in Tyrone's emphatic McKenna Cup final victory over Monaghan.

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Kingdom's hitman making no excuses

HE'S a hard man to pin down. Michael Moynihan tried to get a hold of Colm Cooper's jersey, but the Kerryman was far too smooth.

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Club final making Allen and Hayes' jobs that bit harder

By Jim O'SullivanJOHN ALLEN and Conor Hayes share similar concerns after two rounds of the Allianz NHL.

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Cody cultivates will to win in new-look crop of Cats

By Diarmuid O'FlynnBRIAN Cody is a personable guy but when it comes to matters hurling, especially when it comes to matters relating to his native county, the Kilkenny manager is a serious individual.

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Opening up of Croke Park 'threatens to split GAA in Ulster'

By Jim O'SullivanULSTER GAA secretary Danny Murphy has warned the decision to open up Croke Park for rugby and soccer threatens to divide the Association in the province.

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Behan bashes nine-man Drogs as City go top

Cork City 2 Drogheda United 0By Edward NewmanCORK CITY got their first home game of the season off to a stuttering start and had to work hard to overcome nine man Drogheda United in the Setanta Cup at Turner's Cross last evening.

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Reid hopes to force his way into Stan's plans

By Brendan O'BrienNEW manager, new leaf they say. Words that will be music to the ears of Steven Reid who is hoping to finally light a fuse under what has been a slow-burning international career.

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Robson to keep an eye on affairs from the stand

By Liam Mackey BOBBY ROBSON has revealed that he won't be joining Steve Staunton in the dugout at Lansdowne Road tomorrow night — but he will make contact with the Irish manager during the game if needs be and will definitely be putting in an appearance in the dressing room at half-time.

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Bruce set to step out of father's shadow

By Ian ParkesALEX BRUCE believes he is finally stepping out of the shadow of his famous father as he prepares to tread the international boards.

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Keane to become new captain

By Liam Mackey ROBBIE KEANE is set to be unveiled as the new Irish captain, with Shay Given as vice-captain.

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Stan bids to restore old spirit

By Liam MackeyFLEXING our tabloid muscles, we might have led this one off with a screaming headline: 'Top Irish Soccer Star In Two In A Bed Morning Romp.'

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Midfield central to O'Shea's thinking

By Michael Moynihan A CARLING CUP medal in his pocket, Waterford beating Cork in the National Hurling League and a nice view over Dublin Bay from the Irish team hotel. Life is good for John O'Shea.

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Swedish coach backs Stan and Bobby to achieve success

By Brendan O'BrienSWEDISH coach Lars Lagerback believes Ireland's unorthodox managerial team of Steve Staunton and Bobby Robson has the ingredients to work.

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BUSINESS

Farming education '30 years behind'

By Ray Ryan, Agribusiness CorrespondentTHE agricultural science syllabus for secondary schools has not been updated in over 30 years, according to new Agri Aware chairperson Mairead Lavery.

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ICMSA assured on butter price support

By Ray RyanTHE Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association says the EU Commission has given it an assurance on butter price support.

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Investors stake €20m on Eastern fund

By Brian O'MahonySINCE October, Irish investors have sunk €20 million into China and India to exploit the range of opportunities offered by two of the fastest growing economies in the world.

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Ryanair founder to take stake in Mexican airline

RYANAIR founder Tony Ryan is to take a 49% stake in a Mexican start-up airline.

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Pizza king set to build own city

A FORMER US marine who was raised by nuns and made a fortune selling Domino's pizza has embarked on a €337m plan to build America's first town to be run according to strict Catholic principles.

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€30m boost for Conduit's Irish pair

By Brian O'Mahony, Chief Business CorrespondentEDDIE Kerr and Liam Young, the founders of Dublin directory inquiries company Conduit, have made almost €30 million from the sale of their investment stakes in the business they founded 10 years ago.

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AGI sells 33.7 million shares

By Ian GuiderSHARES in AGI Therapeutics got off to a flyer on the company's first day of trading on the Dublin and London stock markets yesterday.

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Cider sales drive C&C turnover up 9%

By Brian O'Mahony, Chief Business CorrespondentSTRONG cider sales will boost turnover 9% in the current year drinks to snacks group C&C said yesterday.

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Consumers to pay €100,000 in interest over €200,000, 25-year mortgage

By Niamh HennessyCONSUMERS can expect to pay close to €100,000 in interest over a 25-year, €200,000 mortgage.

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Cabinet to discuss sale of Aer Lingus

By Michael O'Farrell, Political ReporterTHE part privatisation of Aer Lingus will be discussed at Cabinet again today as the Government receives the semi-State company's annual report.

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AIB to land a cool €6m with branch sale

ANOTHER day, another €6 million for AIB, only this time that's the price expectation for a prime city bank branch about to be off-loaded.

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OPINION

Child pornography - A disturbing rise in online content

MINISTER for Children Brian Lenihan yesterday highlighted a sinister trade which should serve to cause people to intensify their vigilance when using the internet.

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Dublin riots - Vacuum in North fuels tensions

JUSTICE MINISTER Michael McDowell is merely being pragmatic in ruling out any question of a public inquiry into the riot in Dublin on Saturday because it would largely confirm an outcome of which we are already aware.

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Dublin violence raises many questions

IN THE aftermath of Saturday's riots in Dublin, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said that it was known in his constituency on Friday that trouble was likely at the Orange Order march.

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Drug 'experts' living in a fantasy world

PARTISAN campaigners occasionally make outrageous claims to bolster their case.

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Tristan ruling a reminder that all children have indisputable rights

By Fergus FinlayIT'S NOT often that a judge manages to say something that makes us all feel good about ourselves.

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