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The daughter of the tragic Athlone couple shot dead in Tunisia spent her birthday saying a tearful goodbye to her beloved parents.
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'Attack' on Willie Frazer: Man freed by police officers
By Christopher Woodhouse Man arrested after alleged assault released pending further investigation.
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