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Written by Nora Samworth   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:09
Templemore Garda Training College will be enrolling 250 new recruits over the next two months.
The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald announced that the new recruits will be enrolled in two groups of 125.
The number approved by Minister Fitzgerald represents an increase on previous groups of new enrolments that were limited to 100 a time.
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Written by Nora Samworth   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:05
The cabinet has today signed off on granting a posthumous pardon to Tipperary man Harry Gleeson who was wrongly hanged for the 1940 murder of Mary ‘Moll’ McCarthy.
Ms McCarthy was found dead in a field in Marlhill in November of that year.
Mr Gleeson found her body and reported the discovery to gardai in New Inn.  However he was subsequently tried and convicted of her murder.  He was hanged in 1941.
It was later found that key evidence had been held back in the course of Mr Gleeson’s trial.
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Written by Nora Samworth   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 18:06
The state needs to recognise that rural isolation can be a danger to mental health.
That’s according to Sinn Fein councillor Martin Browne as he was commenting on the closure of rural post offices.
Recently, the Department of Social protection has been informing some social welfare recipients that they will no longer receive their payments through the local post office.  Instead they will be paid through electronic transfer in banks.
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