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IRELAND

Dingle to vote on bilingual name idea

A PLEBISCITE on a controversial proposal to change the name of Dingle is to go ahead in October, despite warnings that it will have no legal effect.

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Bishop John Buckley announces diocesan changes

MOST Reverend John Buckley, Bishop of Cork and Ross, has announced a number of changes to appointments of priests in the diocese.

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Councillors reject plans for €1m recycling facility

PLANS for a €1 million civic amenity facility, near Listowel, were yesterday unanimously rejected by Kerry County Council.

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Blaze at farm of alleged IRA kingpin

FIREFIGHTERS from north and south of the Border were called to the scene of a blaze yesterday at the farm of Thomas 'Slab' Murphy, an alleged IRA kingpin.

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Labour calls for increase in garda numbers to 16,000

THE Labour Party yesterday called for garda numbers to be increased to over 16,000 to facilitate improved community policing.

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Fishing organisations give cautious welcome to €80m EU funding

IRELAND has secured around €80 million in EU funds to redevelop the fishing sector over the next six years.

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State to defend GUBU murderer's release bid

A HIGH Court challenge by convicted murderer Malcolm MacArthur to his continuing imprisonment will be responded to by the State within three weeks with a file, the High Court was told yesterday.

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Cullen to curb unofficial driving lessons

THE days of young motorists getting driving lessons from just a relative or friend before sitting a driving test will soon be numbered.

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Mother who miscarried 'hit hard' by marketing ploy

A MAN whose wife received baby promotional material after she had suffered a miscarriage yesterday criticised firms who target mums-to-be.

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Uncooperative consultants must be named: Harney

HOSPITAL consultants who are not referring patients to the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) must be named, Tánaiste and Health Minister Mary Harney insisted yesterday.

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Gardaí probe drugs link to father-of-one's murder

GARDAÍ launched a major investigation yesterday following the latest gangland murder in Dublin.

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€173,000 crèche grants to help parents and children 'feel at home'

TWO childcare facilities in Waterford are to get a major boost under the latest round of funding for crèche nation-wide.

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South-East tourism body consigned to history

A TOURISM body which has done Trojan work to promote Waterford and the South-East for the past 40 years, particularly during last year's Tall Ships Race, is no more.

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Special school to pay €4,000 for refusing Traveller

A CO Kerry school has been ordered to pay a Traveller family €4,000 in compensation for discrimination against a young boy with special needs.

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Artists to get portion of resale value under new law

ARTISTS will be paid a percentage from the resale of their work, as long as they are alive, under a new law to be introduced by the Government.

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Nurses awarded €20,000 over roster complaint

THE Health Service Executive (HSE) has been ordered to pay €20,000 to four nurses who complained their roster reduced the time they could spend with their children and the opportunity to breast feed.

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Physics and accounting both puzzlers

AT the start of week three of the Leaving Certificate, those studying physics faced into a three-hour exam.

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Taste for life — schoolchildren use artistic skills in healthy eating and exercise competition

SCHOOLCHILDREN around the country have used their artistic skills to show different ways of staying healthy by eating well and taking plenty of exercise.

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Six murders in one garda district 'unprecedented'

GARDA chiefs are deeply concerned at the spate of gun crime which has seen five people killed in just one garda division.

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One-third of online purchases 'fail to arrive'

ONE-THIRD of all goods bought by online shopping fail to arrive, according to a new EU report.

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Canadian farmer brings fight to Cork

CANADIAN farmer Percy Schmeiser brings his international fight against genetic modification to West Cork this week.

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Partnership can spark south-east, says senator

WATERFORD and the entire south-east region should benefit massively from the new partnership deal, a local politician believes.

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Ireland leads study on global warming

SCIENTISTS from the National University of Ireland, Galway, are leading one of the world's largest studies into how microscopic marine plants might affect the earth's climate, it emerged yesterday.

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Three of four sexual assault units in jeopardy

THE future of three of the country's four sexual assault treatment units (SATUs) is in jeopardy because of a lack of funding and a shortage of staff, according to a report to be launched today.

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South West to vote on new regional tourism board

MEMBERS of Cork Kerry Tourism are facing a crucial vote this week on a major restructuring plan for the tourist industry.

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UCC observatory restored after €500,000 renovation

A 19TH century observatory built on a college campus will reopen on Thursday after a €500,000 renovation project.

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Conservationists warn against park graveyard plan

A HANDS-OFF warning has been given to people who want to provide a graveyard in a section of the 26,000-acre Killarney National Park, where there are strict controls on development.

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Locals fear contamination of drinking water

DRINKING water in a Co Cork community could have been contaminated by illegal waste lagoons, which the European Court ordered should be closed 14 months ago.

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Private citizen Clinton set for return to Ireland

FORMER US President Bill Clinton is expected to return to Ireland later this year.

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