He said the emergency services did not know why the children initially felt ill, but said the hall where the 11am service was held was warm.  File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

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Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

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 Irish naval service personnel with cocaine seized from the ‘Makayabella’. Photograph: PA

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Mercedes Casanellas and her husband Richard Cushworth are reunited with their baby boy. Photograph: Guardian

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 The  LÉ ‘Niamh’ with the  ‘Makayabella’ after she was seized by a boarding party who found 1,025 kgs of cocaine worth €290 million on board. Photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

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 Irish Navy ship LE Niamh with the yacht Makayabella in the foreground. Photograph: PA

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Chives growing in front of the community college in Todmorden, UK, one of the city’s dozen or so public growing spots. Photograph: Anna Polonyi

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Talha Asmal. ‘He never harboured any ill-will against anybody nor did he ever exhibit any violent, extreme or radical views of any kind,’ his family said. Photograph: Family handout/PA Wire

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Five more years: Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron waves as he arrives with his wife Samantha at Number 10 Downing Street this morning. Photograph: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

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