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Small ideas can give homeless a big break

It was a week of contrast in our capital city. Over at Dublin airport, little Leona the rescued loggerhead turtle was being readied for her new life in the Canary Islands.

The plane's hold would be too cold for a safe journey, so she was issued with her own boarding pass and seats for Las Palmas. Carers coated her skin in Vaseline to make sure she didn't dehydrate on the four-hour flight. Aer Lingus cleared three rows in the passenger cabin for Leona's box and her entourage. The state broadcaster was at the airport to record the flight of the turtle for posterity.

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