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At least 65 under-qualified doctors appointed to specialist HSE positions

At least 65 non-specialist doctors have been appointed as consultants in Irish hospitals in recent years.

Solicitors are warning that giving jobs to people that do not have the necessary qualifications could have serious legal consequences.

Family confirm missing child was killed in Barcelona attack

Seven-year-old Julian Cadman who died in the Barcelona terror attack

It has been confirmed that seven-year-old Australian boy Julian Cadman was among those killed in the Barcelona terror attack.

Julian had been missing since the attack in which his mother received serious injuries.

It had been unclear what had happened to Julian, who had dual British-Australian nationality, and his family shared pictures of him online in a bid to find him.

Major search effort in Cork uncovers no trace of missing Tina Satchwell

Yesterday marked five months since the disappearance of Cork woman Tina Satchwell.

Gardaí conducted a large scale land and sea search operation in her home town of Youghal in East Cork.

Ms Satchwell was last seen by her husband Richard as he left their home on Grattan Street in the Cork town on March 20th.

Bannon "going to war" for Trump following White House exit

File photo, 23-02-2017. President Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon has stepped down from his position at the White House. Image: Michael Brochstein/Zuma Press/PA Images

The former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has said he remains fully committed to the policies that carried US President Donald Trump to power.

Mr Bannon was a key adviser to the property tycoon during last year's election campaign and has been a contentious presence in the White House.

It was confirmed on Friday that he was leaving his position.

Speeding motorists could avoid penalty points by sitting safety course

Speeding motorists may be ordered to take part in a safety course instead of receiving penalty points.

New proposals would see first-time offenders undergo an intensive training course on the potential consequences of breaking the speed limit, instead of paying a fine or getting points on their license.