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Gardaí are believed to have foiled a planned raid on a sports store in Cork City.

They were alerted as dozens of young people began to congregate on Patrick Street at around 5.30pm yesterday evening.

Most were dressed in black, and some were carrying balaclavas.

Gardai say they deployed additional resources to the area after being made aware of the potential for an incident and the crowd dispersed without any arrests being made.

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The former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been freed from prison following a judge's order.

The left-wing politician - widely referred to as Lula by his supporters - had been serving a 12-year prison sentence after a controversial conviction for corruption.

However, earlier this week Brazil's Supreme Court ruled that convicts should be allowed exhaust their appeal options before being sent to jail.

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The Labour party's annual national conference takes place today in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

With a general election on the horizon, the party will be discussing its policies in areas such as jobs, housing, health, children and climate.

Party leader Brendan Howlin says they will also officially be launching their by-election campaign, ahead of the votes in four constituencies later this month.

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Irish Water will be taking water samples over this weekend to test water quality in parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath.

The boil water notice for more than 600,000 people will stay in place until at least Tuesday.

New samples will be brought to the utility's labs to be analysed, after an EPA audit of the Leixlip Water Treatment plant found three samples taken during the week were satisfactory.

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Celebrations later today will mark 30 years since the beginning of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The barrier had separated East and West Germany since 1961, after people began to flee from the Soviet-controlled parts of the country.

Its collapse in 1989 is regarded as one of the most symbolic events in modern history.

Main image: Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (C) is received by a crowd of supporters and fellow politicians as he leaves the prison building in Curitiba, southern Brazil. Picture by: Giuliano Gomes/Agencia Estado/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

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