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Frances Fitzgerald made the comments in the Dáil this afternoon

Minister open to automatic guardianship

26 Feb The group that represents unmarried parents has welcomed comments by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald indicating that she is open to considering automatic guardianship for fathers who are not cohabiting.

Settlement was made without admission of liability

€2.6m settlement in birth injury case

26 Feb An eight-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy and is severely brain damaged has settled her High Court action against the Rotunda Hospital for €2.6million.

The trial is expected to take another three weeks

Paint on spade did not match paint at Dwyer home

26 Feb Specks of paint on a spade found near the scene where Elaine O'Hara's remains were discovered, did not match samples of paint taken from Graham Dwyer's home in Foxrock, a court has heard.

Nurse - identified only as Niels H - hides his face during the trial

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26 Feb Round-up of other Irish and international news stories.

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