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Tánaiste Joan Burton and Abi Boxshall (2), from Lucan, at the  launch of Standing Up For Families, Labour’s plan for quality and affordable childcare. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

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Shauna Hurley: “It’s looking at a structure and saying, ‘I was part of the team that designed that.’ ” Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

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Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin talks  to butcher Ben Flynn while canvassing with local candidate Mary Butler in Waterford.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin meets former Minister Martin Cullen while canvassing in Waterford on Thursday: he urged “a strong note of caution” in the Irish general election campaign. Photograph: Frank Miller

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 A teenage girl and boy and three men are in custody. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two teenagers and three young adults were arrested on Thursday following an investigation into a number of recent burglaries. Gardaí carried out sea(...)

Lines down at Turvey Avenue in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

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It had been reported that Grace, who is now in her 40s, was the last person placed in the home. Photograph: Getty Images

At least one vulnerable adult remained in a foster home in the southeast until 2013, four years after the last HSE-funded resident had been removed. (...)

David Power’s Wexford team started off their Division Four campaign with a win on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

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Windy Conditions in Dublin in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for western counties with gusts as high as 130km/h expected with the arrival of Storm Henry Sunday(...)