Capt Sinéad Reen, of the National Maritime College of Ireland,  was the first Irish woman to qualify as a master mariner. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

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Security officials say 99 groups – for and against Donald Trump – plan to demonstrate in the US capital this weekend, including 63 on Friday, the day of the inauguration ceremony.

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