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An Oireachtas spokeswoman said the Dáil can only be recalled at the request of the Taoiseach

Call for Dáil recall over O'Brien controversy

13.35 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has called for the Dáil to be recalled in the light of what he claimed had been the silencing of media outlets in relation to comments about businessman Denis O'Brien by Independent TD Catherine Murphy yesterday.

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300 migrants, including a number of children, were found on the barge (All pics courtesy of the Defence Forces)

LÉ Eithne rescues 300 migrants off Libyan coast

11.37 The LÉ Eithne has carried out another rescue of 300 migrants off the coast of Libya in the early hours of this morning, bringing to 501 the number of people the crew has rescued since yesterday.

Peter Robinson was admitted to hospital on Monday morning

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The Irish Cancer Society has launched a new smoking cessation project

Disadvantaged women more likely to smoke

13.51 Women living in poorer communities are more than four-and-a-half times as likely to smoke than those in more affluent communities, according to the latest figures from the HSE.

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