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If ever there was a tipping point in the national historic drama of Irish abortion laws, this latest horror is it, writes Rachel Doyle

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Dublin board rails against GAA grant cut proposals

In the wake of Donegal manager Jim McGuinness’s comparison of Dublin GAA with Chelsea under Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, it has emerged that the GAA is considering a reduction in the funding made available to the Dublin County Board for coaching in the capital.

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We abandon pregnant women in crisis until it becomes life or death

AT a premature baby was delivered by caesarian section because of concerns for the mother’s mental health has staggering implications for this society.

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TODAY'S BUSINESS

Double blow for Mincon profits

Irish engineering company Mincon yesterday blamed a weakening of the global exploration and mining market and the devaluation of key currencies for a poor first half of the year during which revenues and profit fell significantly.

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