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IRELAND

Patients 'entitled to be told of failings in their care'

A patient advocacy group says it is deeply disappointing the Government may decide against introducing ‘statutory open disclosures’, a legal obligation on doctors and health professionals to tell patients when there has been a serious failing in their care.

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'Slow' progress in bus talks as strike enters 19th day

The public faces another day of travel disruption as the Bus Éireann dispute rumbles on.

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Garda body slam no show by Frances Fitzgerald at time of 'crisis' in the force

Mid-ranking gardaí have launched a scathing attack on Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald over her failure to attend their annual conference at a time of “crisis” in the force — and are set to have a cut at the Garda commissioner when she arrives later today.

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Man flew to Ireland from Canada to have sex with girl

A father is due to be sentenced in Canada today for grooming and having sex with an underage Irish girl during two trips here in 2013.

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Oireachtas watchdog backs ban on fracking

An Oireachtas watchdog has backed a ban on fracking, with a warning that it would be irresponsible to allow it.

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WORLD

Sean Spicer said Hitler didn't use chemical weapons - here's what you need to know

The White House press secretary was attempting to discuss the horror of the chemical weapons attack last week in Syria.

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Sleeping around actually slows down the evolution of new species, study finds

Bird species which were bred with several different partners were found to be less diverse genetically than those which were monogamous.

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Metal has been detected in atmosphere of Mars

The discovery marks the first conclusive evidence metal ions exist on planets other than Earth.

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Everything we know so far about the San Bernardino school shooting

Cedric Anderson shot and killed his estranged wife and one of her special needs pupils.

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The UK was treated to a special pink moon this morning

It was most visible at around 6am on April 11.

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SPORT

Kerry have four survivors from last year's final win

There are four survivors from last year’s All-Ireland-winning team on the Kerry side to face Clare in the Electric Ireland Munster MFC quarter-final in Tralee this evening (7pm).

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Jack O'Shea: Tyros ensured Éamonn Fitzmaurice did not walk

Éamonn Fitzmaurice would have walked away from the Kerry manager’s position, but for the young talent coming through, according to Kerry legend Jack O’Shea.

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Ray Cosgrove sees the positives in Dublin's league final loss

Former Dublin forward Ray Cosgrove is convinced the county will be the better for their Division 1 defeat to Kerry, as their unbeaten run was beginning to burden them.

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Donegal deliver new group of stars

Donegal 3-17Derry 0-13 Ulster U21 FC final  

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Pressure rises on Arsene Wenger as Crystal Palace shock Arsenal

Crystal Palace 3 -Arsenal 0: Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal hierarchy insist no final decision has been taken about the manager’s future. More performances like this, however, and the manager’s position will become untenable.

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BUSINESS

Rivalry renews in a changed reality

Tonight’s Champions League encounter between Juventus and Barcelona was always bound to be tasty and it has been given extra spice by the scandal that has erupted over the past week about alleged Italian involvement in matchfixing in Spain, writes David Shonfield.

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Arsenal investor strains start to show

Arsenal’s tepid season on the pitch has again exposed the animosity between the club’s Russian and American owners off it.

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Huge pent-up demand for homes, says bank

Huge demand for housing is probably even greater than many people imagine because homeowners are stuck in houses that are unsuitable for their families, a survey has suggested.

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Capital spending could increase, says Michael Noonan

The Government is prepared to inject more money into long-term capital spending to meet the growing strains in the economy, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said.

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Goldman Sachs caution clients amid French election

Goldman Sachs has recommended its clients take a short position on French government bond futures maturing in June ahead of two-round presidential elections that begin later this month.

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OPINION

Is dismissal self-serving or plausible? Michael O'Leary on climate change

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary is one of the most successful businessmen this country has produced. He radiates a can-do, won’t-take-no-for-an-answer determination and positivity.

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An evil driven by blind hatred: Suicide attacks in Egypt

Even in an age almost inured to the savagery of terrorists or dictators who use chemical weapons against their citizens, the Palm Sunday attacks on two Coptic churches in Egypt, that left 44 people dead and scores more injured, seem exceptional.

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The family of the teenager Manus Deery.

A deadly game: British spies in the North

A Derry coroner yesterday ruled that a schoolboy Manus Deery, 15, was “totally innocent” when he was killed by a bullet fired by a British soldier.

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Split decision was the right one as divorce floodgates never opened

There were about 50,000 people in broken marriages 25 years ago, and there are 100,000 divorced people a quarter of a century later, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FEATURES

SuperValu expects to sell €17m of lamb

SuperValu expects to sell €17m worth of Irish spring lamb this year, the equivalent of 225,000 lambs.

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Farmers flock to hear biogas update

Farmers flocked to hear an update on Ireland’s on-farm biogas industry at an event hosted at Teagasc Grange Research Centre, Co Meath.

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