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€1.35 million damages is to be paid to the family of a Donegal mother of three who died because of delays in diagnosing her breast cancer.

34-year-old Melissa Hamilton from Killgordon was screened twice before the disease was detected.

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It has emerged that Denis O'Brien could be called before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry.

A TD has confirmed he wants to invite Mr O'Brien to offer evidence - as the High Court rejects an attempt to lift an injunction secured by Mr O'Brien against RTE.

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A second man has died after Wednesday's sewer accident in Portmarnock in Dublin.

Alan and Steve Harris were overcome by toxic fumes in the Drum-nigh Wood estate and taken to Beaumont Hospital on Wednesday.

45-year-old Alan died that day, while his brother Steve passed away at Beaumont Hospital at 9am this morning.

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The Junior Health Minister has admitted that there are failings in the services being provided at the St John of God's care home in Drumcar, Co Louth.

It comes after a report by HIQA criticised the serious staff shortage at the facility, which in several cases resulted in residents being locked into a unit, unsupervised, while staff dealt with others elsewhere.

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The man who became famous as the voice of the Apollo moon launches has died.

Jack King was a NASA public affairs official.

He was 84 and collapsed as he was attending an event at the Space Centre in Florida.


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