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Gardaí say that following a review earlier this year they are now satisfied with the integrity of the homicide statistics.Deputy Garda Commissioner John Twomey has said minor misclassifications had been discovered, but that these cases need ongoing assessment because as evidence emerges classifications might change.For example, an incident initially classified as assault might be changed to homicide.The investigation began after it was suspected that some cases of murder, manslaughter and violent deaths may have been misclassified.

 


 Minister for Health Simon Harris will today seek Cabinet approval for the construction of the new National Children's Hospital.The billion euro project will amalgamate Temple Street Hospital, Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin and the National Children's Hospital in Tallaght on the campus of St James's Hospital in Dublin.Construction is due to begin within weeks.

 

 



Weather Forecast 

A chilly, dry start in most areas this morning with sunny spells, but showers are affecting north Ulster and these will spread further south over the next few hour. Highest temperatures of just 8 to 10 degrees