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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: -2°C

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# Missing
'I want him back home': Wife of missing 81-year-old Tom Kennedy renews appeal
Kennedy left his home in the Virginia Park area of Finglas in North Dublin on 29 July.
# Puck Fair
Raising of King Puck goat goes ahead amid animal welfare concerns
The festival organisers say the animal is well cared for and his welfare is a priority.
# private number
Revenue "has not suspended call recordings over data protection concerns"
It had been alleged that Revenue had suspended calls in recent days, but it says it is reconfiguring its new systems.
# Injury Worries
O'Mahony undergoes scan as Munster confirm broken hand for Laulala
The province’s captain will learn the extent of his shoulder injury when he meets a specialist tomorrow.
# Croke Park
Garth Brooks concerts could face legal action from local residents
Read their open letter to Aiken Promotions in full here.
# Emergency Services
Overtime, cover, recruitment: all issues for ambulance services in Kildare and Dublin
Councillors in both counties have raised issues over different aspects of both their ambulance services this week.
# Latvia
Security concerns delay search of Riga store wreckage
A survey was carried out to establish how safe the building is. Seven people remain unaccounted for.
# Animal Welfare
ISPCA at "breaking point" dealing with increased calls for help
The ISPCA received 1,524 calls over the whole of 2012 – and has taken 1,372 calls so far this year.
# INspections
Minister to be quizzed on childcare concerns
Also attending the meeting will be the CEO of the Child and Family Support Agency and representatives from Early Childhood Ireland.
# North Korea
Diplomats in North Korea stay put despite tensions
Some embassies suggested an advisory by Pyongyang was a ruse to fuel global worry.
# Tennis
Nadal voices concerns over knee injury
The Spaniard, who hasn’t competed competitively since Wimbledon, says he has doubts about how he will respond to returning to the court.
# Egypt
Egypt: Protests rage as Morsi promises democracy
Morsi opponents began a one-week sit-in in Tahrir Square and called for a mass protest on Tuesday.
# Democratic Republic of Congo
Civilians 'preyed upon' in DR Congo violence, say humanitarian workers
Aid workers say the deteriorating situation in the country has left millions of civilians displaced and vulnerable to exploitation and violence.
# Bus Eireann
Bus Eireann "understand concerns" about curtailing of services
The changes are taking place on its Expressway route and Bus Éireann apologised for any inconvenience they may cause.
# concerns
Penney delays naming Munster squad as absentee list grows
James Coughlan and Luke O’Dea are among those who have been ruled out for the game.
# Nursing Homes
ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes
The charity, which supports older people, made the comments following the taking over of a private Galway nursing home by the HSE.
# Facebook
Concerns raised over Facebook 'real money' gambling app
As Facebook launches its first real-money gambling app, Bingo Friendzy, a TD has raised his concerns that children might be able to access it.
# concerns
Kilkenny hampered by injuries ahead of Leinster final, admits Cody
There are doubts over the fitness of JJ Delaney, Colin Fennelly and Paul Murphy ahead of Sunday’s encounter.
# concerns
Andy Lee: 'People in boxing all know that Chavez is suspicious'
The Irish boxer also believes major reforms need to be implemented by the sport’s authorities.
# Bread
Bakers fear effects of VAT increase on breads
The 13.5 per cent added VAT could cause small bakeries to let go of staff or close – and will also affect larger bakeries, say people in the trade.
# concerns
Scan for Earls, as BOD considers surgery
Munster will learn on Monday how long winger Keith Earls is likely to be sidelined with the injury he suffered over the weekend.
# doctor shortage
Concerns raised over shortage of junior hospital doctors
The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine has said that shortages may lead to “potential avoidable harm” to patients.