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Seven stories you need to know this morning

GSOC probe

A probe in to who leaked details of alleged bugging at the office of the Garda Ombudsman Commission has failed to identify who gave the information to a journalist.

The eight month investigation, led by a senior counsel, was unable to determine who leaked details of a top-secret report, despite only seven people within the commission having access to it.

Varadkar in trouble

Health Minister Leo Varadkar was given a second dressing down from the Taoiseach after he spoke out about how Budget 2015 might impact on families.

The outspoken cabinet minister had suggested workers might see an extra “fiver or tenner” a week in their pay packet after tax reforms.

Junior Cert results

Junior Cert celebrations make all of the papers, but are some for the wrong reasons.

Photographs of students smiling over their achievements grace some pages, alongside the sad news that one teen is in hospital after collapsing in a nightclub amid fears of a suspected overdose.

Savita Halappanavar

Nine staff involved in the case of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died in Galway University Hospital after being refused an abortion have been sanctioned.

Another 21 of the 30 doctors and nurses who cared for her “have no case to answer” over her treatment and death, it’s reported.

School boy attack

The story of a ten-year-old buy allegedly punched in the face by a middle-aged man during a football kick-about is revealed. The youngster was apparently attacked after a petty squabble broke out in Drimnagh, Dublin.

Hospital strike

Unions in the country’s major hospitals are said to be voting on strike action, which could cripple services.

Key staff will vote within the next three weeks over plans to change their rosters and bring in interns.

Scotland referendum

The campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom also makes the news today as the referendum day gets closer.  The vote is said to be on a knife edge as a new poll shows the ‘No’ campaign is back in the lead.

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