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1. #CHILD ABUSE: An interim care order was made for a young boy who was found in a car at night as his parents prepared to smoke heroin.

2. #CARE: Re-inspections at care centres at the Áras Attracta home in Swinford, Co Mayo, revealed there are still a large number of failings and residents are being put at risk.

3. #RAMPING UP: Minister Frances Fitzgerald announced 250 new gardaí will be recruited in the next six months.

4. #OOPS: Two Ryanair planes clipped each other while taxiing at Dublin Airport this morning and passengers had to be moved to replacement aircraft.

5. #HOSPITAL: Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in Los Angeles after being found unconscious at her home.

6. #THE SAYWALL: In case you missed it this morning, TheJournal.ie has announced an exciting new era for users: our comments section is going behind a paywall.

Main pic: Chocalatier Jen Lindsay-Clark makes final adjustments to a life-size chocolate sculpture of Benedict Cumberbatch – Matt Alexander/PA.

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