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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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Picnic treats of techno, debates and punk

THE CURTAIN came down on this year's Electric Picnic early this morning after British trip hop legends Massive Attack were cheered off the stage after their 10.30pm gig.

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Cabinet silent on by-election court challenge

THE Government has declined to clarify its position on an ongoing High Court bid to force it into calling a by-election in Donegal south west.

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Murderer uses birth of baby to seek early release

CONVICTED murderer Sean Courtney fathered a child while on day release visits to his partner and now wants a date set for his release.

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Council set to stick with partner for Poolbeg incinerator

DUBLIN City Council yesterday signalled its intention to stick with its proposed partner for the development of the Poolbeg incinerator, despite the contract running out yesterday.

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Fás fund paid out €4.5m to two unions

A MASSIVE €4.5 million was paid out to SIPTU and ICTU from the misspent Fás training package which has caused the European Commission to withhold €57m in social funding.

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Handyman scheme offers pensioners peace of mind

A PENSIONER who was ripped off by rogue builders has backed a new handyman scheme aimed at the over 60s.

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Brosnan faces an uphill battle to save the mid-west

THE report of the Limerick Local Government Committee was one of the most radical ever drawn up to overhaul dysfunctional local government in this country.

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Adult courses exhibition to attract record numbers

COURSES that can help take the boredom out of retirement or assist in launching a new career will all be on display at an exhibition in Cork City Hall this week.

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Police join forces to raise funds

TRANSATLANTIC co-operation between two police forces will culminate this coming Friday with a major concert designed to raise money for families of children battling cancer.

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Vital dataon children in care unavailable

THE HSE has told an Oireachtas Committee that it cannot provide figures for the number of children in care who go missing; have a drug problem; have been assaulted or have harmed themselves.

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Study: 40% of adults have difficulty with basic maths

SHOCKING research on adult numeracy has shown that 40% of Irish adults have difficulty with basic maths calculations.

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Harbour highlights showcased in event

ONE of the world's finest harbours celebrated all it has to offer at the weekend.

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Fás board kept in dark for months about EU probe into funds

THE board of Fás was kept in the dark for months about an EU probe into how the state training agency was using millions of euro of social funds which have now been withdrawn.

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Long way to Tipperary win but worth the wait

WITHIN minutes of the referee's final whistle sounding from the Croke Park pitch, the cars were motoring around Liberty Square in Thurles with horns blaring, passengers shouting "up Tipp" out the windows and thoughts already turning to the team's homecoming.

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Activist beat security for Blair arrest attempt

THE young activist who attempted a citizen's arrest on Tony Blair beat supposedly tight security to confront the former British prime minister.

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