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President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins with Bolivian president Evo Morales at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

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Bolivia’s president Evo Morales: Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he woulld discuss trade and political links between the two countries.  Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

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File photograph of Michael Dwyer. Photograph: PA Wire

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The jury in the trial of two Shell protesters were shown video footage of the protest where up to 70 protesters entered a Shell compound in north Mayo

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The Bolivian hotel where Tipperary man Michael Dwyer was killed by police in 2009. Two men who were in the hotel on the night of the  killing have come forward. Photograph: Julien Behal/Phoenix Films

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Michael Dwyer. His family says it has gathered evidence that shows he was summarily executed by Bolivian state forces and is calling for an international investigation into their son’s death. Photograph: PA Wire

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 Mario Tadic (second left) and Elod Toaso (second right), at their trial, in La Paz, Bolivia. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

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