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The Week that was

Monday

The 45-member EU Parliament Tax Inquiry Commission are to send a delegation to Dublin to take evidence from Finance Minister Michael Noonan and senior officials of the Department of Finance on Ireland's 12.5pc corporation tax.

Dr Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, apologises for saying that gay people who had children were "no parents".

U2 were among the mourners at the funeral of DJ Tony Fenton, whose funeral took place in Dublin.

Tuesday

US State Department officials in Washington DC refused to meet Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, as a standoff continued in Belfast between Sinn Féin and the DUP.

An investigation is launched into the arrest of a homeless man after a film appeared to show a garda pinning him to the ground with his foot.

Wednesday

The defence submissions in the trial of architect Graham O'Dwyer, who is accused of the murder of Elaine O'Hara, took just 28 minutes and three witnesses. The trial is expected to end next week.

Pope Francis has begun the canonisation process of Irish nun Mother Mary Aikenhead, who founded St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin. Thursday

Ryanair, which had announced board approval for flights to the US, made an embarrassing U-turn, saying the statement was incorrect.

Solicitor Brian O'Donnell had his defence of Gorse Hill in Killiney postponed until next Tuesday.

Irish Independent