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Feb 11th 2015, 1:03 PM 6,948 6

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  1. Four more people – including a fourteen-year-old boy – have been arrested over the Jobstown protest. This followed an early-morning operation by garda in south west Dublin. 
  2. Did somebody say Cold War? Talks are ongoing between leaders from the Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany to prevent a further escalation of a conflict in east Ukraine that has claimed 5,400 lives. 
  3. Ireland’s top economic think tank has said it made a “bad mistake” in not predicting the crash – but that so did everybody else. 
  4. One half of a lesbian couple has pixelated her face in a video for a Newstalk competition to win a wedding. The woman, who is a teacher, has taken the action due to Irish employment laws. 
  5. A ‘disproportionately large’ number of breech births have occurred at Our Lady of Lourdes midwifery unit, according to an investigation by RTÉ. 

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