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Government 'falling short on refugee commitments'

Ireland should do more to help refugees

The Irish Government has fallen short on commitments to help refugees, a coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has claimed. Twenty-one organisations, including the Migrants Rights Centre, Irish Refugee Council and Oxfam have criticised the response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis as slow and unacceptable.

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Stranded donkey rescued from floods by rower

A donkey is recovering after being rescued from a flood

A donkey which became stranded in flood waters is recovering after a rowing club member came to his rescue. The animal escaped from its stable in Killorglin, Co Kerry, Ireland, on Saturday night after stormy weather damaged the gate.

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Banking inquiry 'hamstrung by absurd legislation'

Joe Higgins says that an Oireachtas banking inquiry was 'hamstrung by absurd demands' of current legislation

An Oireachtas banking inquiry was hamstrung by the “absurd” demands of current legislation, a Socialist Party TD has warned. Joe Higgins, who indicated on Sunday that he could not endorse the inquiry’s contentious draft report, also said there should never be another probe under the 2013 Act.

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