Your Thursday morning catch-up

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Your Thursday morning catch-up

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Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien has made sensational allegations that former Independent News and Media boss Gavin O’Reilly was involved in a concerted and unlawful conspiracy to damage him and his business empire. The revelations came to light after reporting restrictions were lifted yesterday in the High Court.

Thousands of gardaí, dignitaries and members of the public will gather in Co Louth today for the state funeral of Garda Tony Golden. The 36-year-old father-of-three was fatally shot last Sunday night in the Mullach Alainn estate in Omeath as he was helping a woman who made a complaint of domestic abuse.

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has claimed that up to 10,000 children per year are being hospitalised for dental extractions because they are not being detected and treated early enough. The association said the number of under-15s having to be hospitalised is a “national disgrace” and is “an indictment of the slash and burn policy of the previous and current government to oral health policy”.

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