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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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