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Armed stand-off

An armed man who was involved in a five-hour stand-off with gardaí has been released without charge.

Family members of the 46-year-old contacted gardai in Kenmare, Co Kerry on Friday night as they were concerned about his well-being.

When gardaí called to the house, the man allegedly made threats against them and another man. The stand-off ended peacefully at around 3am. The man was arrested and later released without charge. A file is being prepared for the DPP.

Burglary suspects

gardaí are waiting to interview a man and a teenage boy who were injured when a car suspected of being involved in a burglary crashed.

The two were taken to hospital following the crash near Edgeworthstown, Co Longford, on Saturday night.

Gardaí attempted to stop the suspect car, but it failed to stop when ordered to and later crashed.

A woman and a teenage girl who were also in the car were arrested and later released without charge, pending a file being sent to the DPP.

Nurses' fees row

nurses have welcomed a call by Health Minister Leo Varadkar for talks on the row over registration fees.

Mr Varadkar wrote to the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board about his concern at the row, which has seen thousands of nurses refuse to pay a €50 increase in their registration fee for 2015. The fee was previously €100.

Irish Independent