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A man has been injured in a shooting in Dublin yesterday evening.

Gardaí say a passenger got out of a car at at Belcamp Crescent in Coolock and shot the victim twice with a handgun.

The man in his 20s is being treated for gunshot wounds to his leg, and his condition isn't believed to be life threatening.

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A woman has died after a crash in County Meath.

It happened on the Slane to Drumconrath Road at Lobinstown, Navan at around 9pm.

The crash involved a car and a van, and the driver of the car - a woman in her 30s - was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A protest against construction works at the new National Children's Hospital is taking place in Dublin today.

Ceannt Fort Resident's Association claim their lives have been intruded on.

They say the ongoing construction work at the St James's Hospital site is causing "great distress and disruption" in the area.

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One in three people suffer from stress on a regular basis, a new survey has suggested.

Women in younger age groups and those living in Munster claim to have the highest stress levels, according to the Red C survey into the health of Irish people.

It also found that the number of Irish adults that drink alcohol regularly stands at 38% - much higher than the world average of 19%.

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Boeing is reducing the production of its 737 MAX jets amid efforts to address a software fault.

A flight control software system has been implicated in two plane crashes, including last month's Ethiopian Airlines crash.

The US firm says it will now make 42 of the planes a month instead of 52 to focus on software certification and returning the MAX to flight.


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