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1. The two men involved in the killing of twelve people at Charlie Hebdo’s offices are currently in a standoff with police at a city north-east of Paris.

2. Fionnan Sheahan and Cormac Bourke have been appointed to the positions of editor with the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent respectively.

3. Vincent Browne has said it will be the Government’s fault if his forthcoming constituency debates are unbalanced – after Labour and Fine Gael decide not to appear.

4. The terms of reference for an enquiry into the treatment of women at mother and baby homes has been announced this morning.

5. Limerick is set to get two new road projects this year – coming in at a cost of €4.3 million. 

6. The windy weather caused flights to be cancelled last night – but look out – things are looking like they might get ‘exceptionally mild‘ this afternoon.

Main picture shows Enda Kenny signing the Book of Condolence at the Embassy of France in Dublin. 

The long-awaited mother-and-baby homes inquiry is now a reality

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