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Irish divorce law to remain independent of EU
Brian Cowen
Says domestic law will not be undermined by Europe
Irish divorce law to remain independent of EU

(14:30) The Dáil has been told that Irish divorce law will not be affected by efforts by the European Union to harmonise divorce rules.
McDowell comments on McDaid case
(14:25) The Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell, has said the admission of drink driving by Fianna Fáil TD, Dr Jim McDaid, and his subsequent arrest, reflected badly on politics.
British govt publishes AG's Iraq advice
(14:26) Downing Street has published in full on its website the advice given by its top legal advisor, Lord Goldsmith, to the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, on the legality of the Iraq war.
22 still held in €2m robbery probe
(13:52) Scientific tests are being carried out on items seized by gardaí investigating the kidnapping of a family and the robbery of more than €2m from a security van in Dublin last month.
HSE concern over use of agency workers
(14:37) Agency workers in the health service are not providing value for money, according to the Interim Chief Executive of the HSE Kevin Kelly.
ESB warning over road haulage operation
(13:52) A major road haulage operation is underway in Co Carlow and is expected to last for four days.
BoI to seek order against security firm
(12:47) The row between Bank of Ireland and Brinks Allied over the movement of cash will come before the High Court tomorrow.
Iraq parliament approves cabinet
(13:54) The newly-elected parliament in Iraq has approved a cabinet of ministers, forming the country's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years.
Call for unhealthy food advertising ban
(13:33) Foods high in saturated fat, salt and sugar are being marketed to children on a massive scale, according to a report from the European Heart Network.
Putin calls for dialogue in Middle East
(14:26) The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, who is in Israel, has said the key to ending the Middle East conflict lies in continuing dialogue between the Israelis and Palestinians.
23 die in workplace accidents: HSA
(10:53) New figures show that 23 people died in workplace accidents during the first four months of this year.
Govt steps up efforts over adopted boy
(13:54) The Government has stepped up efforts to clarify the legal situation surrounding Tristan Dowse.
Taoiseach to hold talks with Spanish PM
(11:04) The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, will hold talks with the Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Zapatero, in Madrid today.
Study on education access for Travellers
(13:54) A study investigating access to third-level education by members of the Travelling community has found that the cost of fees for part-time courses and lack of childcare are the main barriers.
Bid to winch fisherman off trawler
(10:29) A rescue operation is underway in high seas and strong winds off the south coast.
Five held over Skibbereen incidents
(08:49) Five people are in custody in Co Cork following a number of incidents in which cars were damaged in Skibbereen.
Driver's body found in Japan wreckage
(13:55) Rescue workers in western Japan have found the body of the train driver in the wreckage of the train which crashed on Monday.
Zimbabwe back on UN Commission
(11:22) The United States, Canada and Australia have protested about the re-election of Zimbabwe to the UN's main human rights body, the Human Rights Commission.

Sports News
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Semi-finals underway in Sheffield
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Entertainment News
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are dating
Jolie and Pitt voted Most Beautiful People
Jackson's former wife takes the stand
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