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Here are the stories making the headlines across Cork


Proposals by the Minister for Health to make funding available for hospitals to build or buy homes for nurses and other key staff have been described as too little too late.

Minister Stephen Donnelley said it would be for the HSE along with hospitals to take the lead on the initiative but said he was open to the idea of money being made available form the capital health budget.


Educate Together, which represents 96 primary and 21 second-level equality-based schools around the Country, is calling for a Citizens’ Asembly to address patronage in the education system.

It says there is broad support for increased choice in education but there is no consensus on how to proceed.


A gunman’s killed 8 people at a shopping mall just outside Dallas in the US.

Seven other people have been wounded – three, critically.


National Ambulance Service workers will meet later in the week to discuss what form of protest they will take after voting for industrial action.

The action is being taken by members of the SIPTU trade union in a dispute over what the union says is a failure by management to implement changes recommended in a report on the service.


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