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2009

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News 2009

THE MURPHY REPORT

by Brian Gavin

Bishop Donal Murray of Limerick Press Conference the Murphy Report on clerical child sex abuse in the Dublin Diocese was Released.

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I THE VICTIM

By Domnick Walsh

Having been assured of her anonymity a female speaks to local and national press and outlines her story after her attacker, a local man, had been sentenced to 7 years jail on the conviction of the sexual assault on her.

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UP YOURS

By Noel Gavin

Young mourner gestures obscenely at funeral of Limerick gangster Phillip Collopy- He died after accidently shooting himself in the head.

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"OPERATION WESTON"

By Padraig O’Reilly

Specialist Gardai,armed with Sig automatic pistols search deralict house's in the Ballincurra Weston area of Limerick,for members of the McCarthy-Dundon crime gang.

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BREAKING POINT

By Niall Carson

Kevin Flannigan from the group Survivors of Child Abuse, protests at not being allowed into the launch of the long awaited Child Abuse Commission report at the Conrad Hotel Dublin.

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SEARCH ENDS IN WOODS

By Michael McSweeney

Gardai at the location in Garrettstown Woods, Cork where the body of murdered woman Ann Corcoran (under white sheet) was discovered. Thousands of people had spent weeks searching for her.

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UNITED IN GRIEF...

By Matt Kavanagh

United In Grief... Geraldine McDonnell a former resident of Goldenbridge comfort's Joseph Prendergast a former resident of St Joseph's School Navan Road at the march of solidarity for victims of institutional abuse from Parnell Square to Leinster House, Dublin.

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CRUTCH OF HOPE

By Matt Kavanagh

Crutch Of Hope... A childs shoe tied to a senior citizens cane displayed during the silent march of solidarity for victims of institutional abuse from Parnell Square to Leinster House

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THE WEST’S AFLOAT

By Mark Condren

Hugh O’Donnell tries to reach his flooded house in Ballinasloe, Co Galway

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HELP AT HAND

By Mark Condren

The scene moments after a bus and a Luas crashed on OConnell Street

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MARK OF A KILLER

By Mark Condren

Mark Nash is driven away after being charged with the murder of two women in Grangegorman, Dublin, in 1997.

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LOST GENERATION

By Sasko Lazarov

Brian Cowen and Minister Barry Andrews accept the petition from a deputation representing victims of institutional sex abuse.

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SEVENTH COUNT

By Sasko Lazarov

Election Count staff going asleep as a Dublin re-count the third and last MEP seat was taken by Socialist Party's Joe Higgins on the seventh count at around 5.15am

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VOLLEY

By Jonathan Porter

Shots are fired over republican John Brady's coffin outside his house in Strabane, Co. Tyrone.

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TONY'S FUNERAL

By Fran Veale

Tony Gregory's remains are carried from his home in Ballybough draped in a starry plough

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RIVER RESCUE

By Gareth Chaney

Members of the emergency services rescue a woman who jumped into the River Liffey at The James Joyce Bridge, Dublin.