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Kosovars, Syrians, Afghans made up half of 185,000 asylum seekers in first quarter of 2015

Ireland’s Molly Sterling during rehearsals for tonight’s Eurovision semi-final in Vienna.

Of the 41 countries Ireland has voted for since 2009, 39 have returned the favour

Viewing an eclipse in London in 1999. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

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There was  good news for Toyota when the top 10 best-selling cars of 2009 underwent the NCT in 2013 - this being the first required test for cars, at four years old. The compact Yaris came out on top (87 per cent pass rate). File photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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The NCT centre at Font Hill Road, Dublin. The average pass rate per centre is 48 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Major variations in pass rates among test centres

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The Government jet at Baldonnel aerodrome in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Costs for the first quarter came to €385,000

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