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IRELAND

12 survivors of institutions get names cleared

A DOZEN people locked up by the state in industrial schools on tenuous charges have had their names cleared.

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You are dealing with people who have undergone torture, very often, but tribunal members seem to be unaware of this

CHILD advocacy specialist Norah Gibbons was shocked when she heard there are more than 2,000 children living in direct provision accommodation in this country.

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Hefty pay cuts threatened for semi-state bosses

HIGHLY paid bosses of commercial semi-state companies will face an anxious wait to see if their salary scales will be attacked.

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Sail of the century: Irish rower smashes Atlantic record

JUST as the nation was celebrating the European Championships silver medal won by Cork runner, Derval O'Rourke, another Irish athlete gave Ireland something to cheer about at the weekend as part of a record-breaking rowing team.

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Pressure mounts for under fire Callely

ONE of under fire senator Ivor Callely's former Fianna Fáil parliamentary party colleagues has called for him to be expelled from the party if fresh allegations about his expenses' claims are validated.

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WORLD

Mysterious 'insurance file' posted on WikiLeaks' 'Afghan War Diary'

WHISTLE BLOWER website WikiLeaks has posted a mysterious encrypted "insurance file," prompting speculation about what it contains.

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High security and high society at Clinton wedding

IT WAS high society inside and high security outside as Chelsea Clinton wed her longtime boyfriend at an elegant estate in a Hudson River village where several prominent guests were spotted beforehand, but the husband-and-wife-to-be stayed out of sight.

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US military has Iran strike plan

THE chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff has said the US military has a plan to attack Iran, but thinks a strike is probably a bad idea.

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Material Girl heads to Paris to shoot her latest film

THE Material Girl is shooting her latest film W.E. in Paris.

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Alicia Keys weds partner

ALICIA Keys and hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz married on the French island of Corsica on Saturday.

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SPORT

Goals prove the key

A BRILLIANT second-half display from Kildare paved the way for an impressive and well-deserved victory over Meath yesterday.

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McGeeney hails Lilywhites' revolve

KILDARE boss, Kieran McGeeney hailed his side's steely resolve as they recovered from a dreadful start to wear Meath down with a sensational second-half performance at Croke Park yesterday.

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O'Brien admits system frustration

LIKE Mickey Harte a day earlier, Eamonn O'Brien couldn't hide his frustration with a system that allowed his county to exit the championship courtesy of a side that had been unable to secure a provincial title.

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Kildare keep final focus

IT'S the All-Ireland championship, but not as we know it.

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Panel power the key

THEY may not have attained the heights when they crushed Donegal at the same stage last year, but considering the drama over the weekend all that mattered for Cork in yesterday's All-Ireland quarter-final against Roscommon was getting the job done.

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BUSINESS

Kerry pride restored as brothers 'do the double'

KERRY pride, dented at the county footballers being knocked out of the All-Ireland title race on Saturday, has been partially restored.

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Under fire One51 chief wins reprieve

UNDER scrutiny One51 chief executive Philip Lynch has eased the mounting pressure on his leadership of the investment group, by securing the backing of former dissident John Hegarty.

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Managing council budgets 'difficult'

MANAGING local authority budgets is an almost impossible task due to their inadequate share of central government taxes, Cork-based Fine Gael Cllr Jim Corr has said.

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Programme to inform credit unions on loan payment protection insurance

IN this economic uncertainty increasing numbers of borrowers are taking out insurance cover on their loans.

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Confidence grows in service sector

CONFIDENCE in the future of the service sector in Ireland is the highest in the EU, with sentiment in manufacturing also starting to pick up.

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OPINION

Sting in the tail as new arrivals give jealous cat some paws for thought

SO FAR, the score is one Waterford Glass tumbler, two plates and a cereal bowl.

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WikiLeaks and society - Shining a light in our dark corners

GOVERNMENT and private sector power-brokers who have recognised the challenge posed by organisations like WikiLeaks and Cryptome are probably appalled by the publication of classified documents on the Afghan war.

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Asylum seekers - System is far too slow

THERE have been suggestions that Ireland is deliberately slow in processing applications from those who seek refugee status.

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FARMING

Kerry pride restored as brothers 'do the double'

KERRY pride, dented at the county footballers being knocked out of the All-Ireland title race on Saturday, has been partially restored.

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