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IRELAND

Drama based on Listowel sex attack case 'dark tale of small-town solidarity'

A CONTROVERSIAL drama based on shocking scenes in a Kerry court last December, when 50 people lined up to shake hands with convicted sex attacker Danny Foley yards away from his victim, is to premiere at an arts festival next week.

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Surge in children referred to HSE crisis unit

A RECORD number of children required crisis intervention from the HSE last year, with the executive admitting that there is a "significant under-resourcing" of social work departments to meet the challenge.

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DNA structure discoverer to give cancer centre talk

ONE of the world's greatest scientists will deliver a lecture at UCC this week to mark an international collaboration between two leading cancer research centres.

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Strong delegation to promote city at World Expo

A STRONG delegation from Cork will take over the Ireland pavilionat the World Expo in China tomorrow to promote the city on the world stage.

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Lenihan to discuss orderly wind-down of Anglo with EU

AN orderly wind-down of Anglo Irish Bank will be one of the issues Finance Minister Brian Lenihan will discuss with the European Commission today.

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WORLD

Hints at settlement compromise

ISRAEL'S defence minister says a slowdown in West Bank settlement construction is unlikely to continue in its current form after it expires at the end of this month.

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Vatican may appeal to Iran over stoning verdict

THE Vatican raised the possibility yesterday of using behind-the-scenes diplomacy to try to save the life of an Iranian widow sentenced to be stoned for adultery.

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Storms to hit New Zealand after quake

NEW Zealand prepared for further destruction as after shocks and an approaching storm threatened an area hit by the most devastating earthquake in decades.

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12 die in Iraq suicide attack

SUICIDE bombers struck at a Baghdad military headquarters yesterday, killing 12 people.

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Russian suicide blast kills three

A SUICIDE car-bomber killed three soldiers and wounded 32 others in an attack on a military base in Russia's violence-plagued republic of Dagestan yesterday, officials said.

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SPORT

Down bid for fair play

DOWN GAA chiefs last night launched a campaign to encourage sporting behaviour amongst their supporters ahead of the All-Ireland SFC final against Cork on September 19th.

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Kelly has the final say

HE was 19 when he first got his hands on a Celtic Cross.

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Shefflin facing lengthy lay-off

KILKENNY attacking star Henry Shefflin is likely to be out of action until next summer's Leinster championship after limping off in the first-half of yesterday's All-Ireland decider.

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Mulrooney hails Cats' character

IT WASN'T the historic success most Kilkenny fans travelled to Croke Park hoping for but, according to manager Richie Mulrooney, his minor team can take their own place in the county's GAA annals.

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Kilkenny pushed to the limit

IT was not as facile as their runaway last four win over Galway, but after a white knuckle ride at Croke Park yesterday Kilkenny were crowned All-Ireland minor hurling champions.

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BUSINESS

Meeting sought over co-op deal

SIPTU members employed at Newmarket Co-op in north Cork are seeking an urgent meeting with the Kerry Group, which is set to acquire the company for €33 million.

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One-in-18 could be in mortgage arrears

MORTGAGE arrears could peak to a point where one in every 18 home loans would be in arrears.

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30 firms on trade mission to Russia

MINISTER for Trade and Commerce Billy Kelleher is leading 30 Irish firms on a week-long trade mission to Russia.

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Ulster Bank 'won't close branches'

ULSTER Bank has committed not to closing any of its 236 branches or to raising its variable mortgage rates any time soon.

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OPINION

Mid-West report - We ignore proposals at our peril

LAST February Environment Minister John Gormley asked businessman Denis Brosnan to chair the Limerick Local Government Committee to consider how local government might best serve the needs of the Mid-West.

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Children in jeopardy - Budget can't match crisis

WE already know of the epidemic of suicide sweeping the country – more than 10 a week – but figures just published reveal another manifestation of the terrible challenges facing individuals, families and communities.

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FARMING

Meeting sought over co-op deal

SIPTU members employed at Newmarket Co-op in north Cork are seeking an urgent meeting with the Kerry Group, which is set to acquire the company for €33 million.

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