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Police officers on duty on the streets of Ottawa

Harper says Canada 'will never be intimidated'

14.06 Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper has vowed to redouble the nation's fight against "terrorist organisations" after a soldier was shot dead in the capital and parliament was stormed by an assailant yesterday.

The watchdog said the religious congregations' support for complainants continues to be inconsistent

Congregations response to victims 'inconsistent'

14.08 The Catholic Church child protection watchdog has found that eight religious congregations often failed to contact directly people making child sexual abuse allegations against priests, brothers and nuns and their support for complainants continues to be inconsistent.

Bord na gCon is to sell its Harold's Cross Stadium as well as properties and land banks in both Limerick and Clare

Limerick Greyhound Stadium expenses criticised

13.28 The Comptroller and Auditor General has criticised the expenditure incurred by Bord na gCon in the development of the Limerick Greyhound Stadium and has blamed it for adding considerably to its debts.

Cows emit methane, which is a much more damaging greenhouse gas than carbon

EU leaders to discuss greenhouse gas emissions

10.26 Taoiseach Enda Kenny is travelling to Brussels for a two-day summit of EU leaders, which will be dominated by deep divisions over what targets the EU should set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Around €4m to €5m was spend on design fees for the Mater site

€35m lost on abandoned Mater site plans

11.48 Around €35m is expected to be written off for the design and other work related to the abandoned plan to have the new National Children's Hospital at the Mater Hospital site.

Newstalk is to provide news to six radio stations in the UTV group

NUJ concerned by UTV deal with Newstalk

14.12 The NUJ has said the decision by UTV to enter an agreement with Communicorp for Newstalk to provide news to the UTV group of radio stations has serious implications for employment, employment standards and media diversity in Ireland.

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