Michael Staines
Michael Staines

06.55 3 Dec 2019


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A major review into CervicalCheck is expected to go before Cabinet Ministers this morning.

The UKs Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists examined more than 1,000 smear test results in the wake of last year's scandal.

It's aimed at trying to find out if there were any failures to prevent cancer or to intervene at an earlier stage.

The results have already been shared with the women involved – and are due to go before Cabinet this morning.

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The Government will need the support of several independent TDs to see off a motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister this evening.

The Social Democrats moved the motion saying Eoghan Murphy has failed to get to grips with the housing crisis.

The pressure was turned up a notch last night after Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick said he wouldn't be supporting the Government in the vote.

Social Democrat co-leader Róisín Shortall said Minister Murphy has a “dismal” record; however, it remains to be seen how the vote will go.

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The US President Donald Trump has landed in the UK ahead of a two-day NATO Summit in London.

The summit marks the 70th anniversary of what is the world’s largest military alliance; however, it is likely to be dominated by tensions over its future.

President Trump has continually claimed that many members are not spending enough money on defence.

Meanwhile there are also disagreements over Russia, the conflict in Syria and a row between the French and Turkish presidents over Turkey's recent assault on the region.

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Five women accusing Jeffery Epstein of sexual abuse want Britain's Prince Andrew to testify in their cases.

The women’s lawyer told a BBC Panorama programme that the UK royal family member could have vital information about sex trafficking.

Meanwhile a woman who claims she was forced to have sex with the Prince has urged the British public to "stand" beside her.

He has denied the allegation.

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The Beef Market Taskforce is to meet for the first time this morning.

It will see farmers and representatives of the beef industry discussing the ongoing issues regarding the price of the meat.

The taskforce was originally due to meet in October but was called off due to protests.

It is now due to get underway at 9am.


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