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IRELAND

Leader is believed to be hiding in Dublin

GARDAÍ were zeroing in on the gang behind the Kilkenny tiger kidnapping last night and the criminal boss who is thought to have gone into hiding in his base in Dublin.

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DJ calls for electronic tagging of criminals

HURLER DJ Carey has called for a zero tolerance approach, including electronic tagging, for criminals convicted of carrying out tiger kidnappings on bank officials and their families.

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Bank chiefs face pressure from Ahern over raids

JUSTICE Minister Dermot Ahern will pile pressure on banking chiefs today to take more robust measures to prevent bank raids amid concerns individual bank staff are being allowed to handle excessive amounts of cash.

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Text alert service to warn teachers about paedophiles

AN alert text service to warn teachers of the presence of paedophiles in and around their schools is to be set up in Cork.

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Ireland faces lower living standards, warns OECD

IRELAND will have permanently lower living standards, the world's leading economic authority last night warned in a damning assessment of the state of the nation.

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Fás official unlikely to face inquiry committee

FORMER director of corporate affairs at Fás Greg Craig is unlikely to appear before the Dáil committee investigating overspending at the state training agency.

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Thousands will have summer wait for flu jab

THOUSANDS of people will have to wait until next summer before receiving the swine flu vaccine because of delays in accessing the seven million doses ordered by the Government.

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Morning Ireland celebrates 25 years

MORNING Ireland will celebrate its 25th anniversary this morning with the first broadcast of the entire programme in front of a live audience.

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Opposition questions value of Dáil pre-budget debate

A PRE-BUDGET debate will take place in the Dáil on November 17, but its value is being questioned.

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O'Keeffe ignores demands to divulge Dual Abode relief

EDUCATION Minister Batt O'Keeffe was last night still refusing to tell taxpayers if he is one of the senior Government figures clawing back €100,000 a year between them for the upkeep of second homes.

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Green leaders accused of 'con job'

THE Green Party leadership has been accused of a "con job" by grassroot members who were kept in the dark about major parts of the NAMA plan when they voted to support it at a special convention last month.

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Cash is king as credit card spending falls 15%

SHOPPERS are relying less on plastic and switching to cash as credit card spending plunged 15% over the last year.

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Excluding social welfare cuts 'is not an option'

SOCIAL welfare cuts in next month's budget are looking more likely after the Taoiseach gave his clearest indication yet that the €21 billion welfare bill will not remain untouched.

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Town's last factory set to close with loss of 80 jobs

THE last factory is to close in a Co Cork town with the loss of 80 jobs.

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HSE did not assess 9,000 reports of child abuse last year

THE Health Service Executive did not assess over 9,000 cases of reported cases of child abuse and neglect last year, a childcare report has revealed.

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Dempsey: I'd prefer tougher sanctions

TRANSPORT Minister Noel Dempsey admits he would have preferred to introduce tougher sanctions for those who break the proposed new drink-drive limit.

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Families of road death victims take case to EU

THREE tragedies. Three daughters lost. Three families looking for answers.

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Committee agrees to Dell pay-outs

REDUNDANT Dell workers came an important step closer to receiving the €14.8 million from the EU when the European Parliament's employment committee agreed it yesterday.

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