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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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Ireland's roads are going to pot...

DESPITE having paid out over €1.2 million due to pothole damage since 2005, local authorities have no specific definition as to what actually constitutes a pothole.

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A third in asylum centres are children

ONE third of people now living in state-run centres for asylum seekers are children – many of whom have been born into the system, figures from the Reception and Integration Agency have revealed.

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Irish Open worth €30m to Killarney as town is teed up as 2011 venue

KILLARNEY, which has just successfully hosted the 3 Irish Open golf championship, may be the venue again next year.

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Additional €55 mallocated for start-ups

THE Government has announced the provision of an additional €55m to help innovative start-up companies get off the ground.

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Pensioners arrested after cannabis raid

A COUPLE in their 70s were among four people arrested after gardaí smashed a sophisticated cannabis factory in rural Kilkenny.

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Gardaí suspect remains are those of missing Dubliner

GARDAÍ expect to have formal identification of skeletal remains found in a wooded area of Co Wicklow in the coming days.

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Website to name and shame

LOCAL authorities that fail to repair dangerous potholes on roads throughout the country face the prospect of being named and shamed by the online campaign potholes.ie.

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A long way to smooth roads

ALMOST 9,000 insurance claims have been made against local authorities since 2005 on foot of pothole damage to vehicles with councils forking out €1.2 million to successful claimants.

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Council defies residents with bus lane proposals

DESPITE trenchant opposition by residents, Limerick City Council is pressing ahead with the development of bus lanes from the county boundary at the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle into the city centre through Ballinacurra and O'Connell Avenue.

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Planning official denies over supply of homes

THE top planning official in Cork city has rejected claims of a massive oversupply of houses in the city.

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Singing politician launches charity CD

A PRE-ELECTION promise has been fulfilled by a singing county councillor who has launched a CD to raise money for two sick children.

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Four Albanians charged as gardaí probe organised crime

FOUR Albanian nationals were charged over the weekend following a major garda investigation into organised crime across the south and south-east of the country.

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