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Minister ‘shocked’ by reports of direct provision prostitution — Reports of prostitution within direct provision centres were today described as "shocking" by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, who warned against stereotyping or stigmatising vulnerable women. Ms Fitzgerald urged anyone with information to make it available to gardaí and said she would seek an official report when asked for her response to an RTÉ radio report on the issue.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @leedalyire: Minister worried about women in direct provision being "stigmatised" by reports of prostitution. Then abolish it FFS.…

Sep 02, 2014

Minister ‘shocked’ by reports of direct provision prostitution… via @IrishTimes

Credit Suisse and Julius Baer in ‘possible merger talks’ — Credit Suisse and Julius Baer held talks about a possible merger, Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported, citing people it didn't identify. There haven't been any official negotiations and the situation may be re-evaluated if Julius Baer resolves its issues with US tax authorities, the paper said. Hans-Peter Waefler, a spokesman for Credit Suisse, declined to comment.

My Health Experience: I was in denial about my diagnosis — I work as a school secretary and was feeling under the weather for a while with low energy and poor concentration. I also noticed a pimple-sized lump on the right side of my neck and assumed it was some form of flu so I went to see my GP, who referred me to the ear, nose and throat department (ENT) of Waterford Regional Hospital the same day.
Sep 02, 2014

A powerful personal story from a #Waterford woman about her cancer diagnosis and the aftermath… via @IrishTimes