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Review conducted of 46,000 scans at University Hospital Kerry

A review is being conducted of some 46,000 x-rays, cat scans and ultra sounds at University Hospital Kerry.

The South/South West Hospital Group (SSWHG) confirms it is investigating patient safety concerns at the hospital.

This follows the notification of three Serious Reportable Events (SREs) over the course of the summer.

Scans of some 26,000 people are involved in the process, with - in some cases - two or three scams per person.

Proposed Ryanair strike is suspended

A planned strike by some Irish-based pilots at Ryanair has been called off.

IMPACT has suspended the action threatened by pilots next Wednesday.

It has agreed to meet management for talks on Tuesday.

Over 400 GAA players sleep rough in solidarity with Ireland's homeless

More than 400 GAA players have held a sleep-out to highlight and try to fight the homeless crisis.

The group was made up of both current and former inter-county football, hurling and camogie players.

The solidarity sleep-out was held in 13 locations on Saturday from 6.00pm to 6.00am Sunday.

This included events in Dublin, Boston, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Belfast and New York.

Australian man arrested for allegedly acting as North Korean agent

A man has been arrested in Australia on suspicion of being an agent for North Korea.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) say the 59-year-old Sydney man has been detained for allegedly acting as an economic agent for the country.

It says this in breach of both United Nations and Australian sanctions.

Police say the man is a naturalised Australian citizen of Korean descent.

Boy (9) rescued after locking himself into a safe

A young child has been rescued, after locking himself into a safe in Germany.

Reports say the boy was playing hide and seek with his brother at his grandfather's home in Lichterfelde, south of Berlin, on Friday.

Berlin Fire Brigade say the boy got into the unused vault and the door closed on him.


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