Today’s headlines: Irish judges rely on Wikipedia to draft judgments, study finds; Human trafficking fears after Ukrainian child arrives in Ireland with unrelated man

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Agreement on climate delayed as ministers bicker over details

A final deal to halve Ireland’s carbon emissions by the end of the decade is likely to be delayed until September after coalition leaders failed to resolve the ongoing impasse last night.

Irish judges rely on Wikipedia, study results, to draft judgments

Irish judges use Wikipedia as a source for their judgments, a major academic experiment has revealed, raising fears the internet encyclopedia could be tampered with to influence decisions.

Fears of human trafficking after a Ukrainian child arrived with a man not related to her

There are concerns about unaccompanied children arriving from Ukraine and other countries after Tusla uncovered an alleged case of child trafficking.

Glaciers are disappearing at record speed due to heat waves

The landscape of the Alps and Himalayas is rapidly changing as climate change takes a terrible toll.

Increasing numbers require emergency aid to meet basic needs

The number of people applying for emergency social assistance to cover basic needs such as food, clothing, electricity and heating has almost doubled in the wake of the livelihood crisis.

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Jail and fines found for anti-abortion advocates within 100m of hospitals and doctor’s offices

Anti-abortion activists noted that protests less than 100 meters from hospitals and GP surgeries face jail time, fines or a combination of both under the new legislation.

Defendants in rape cases must show how consent was obtained under the new law

Persons accused of rape must convince a jury that they have taken steps to get their accuser’s approval for comprehensive reform of rape laws.

Fines for speeding and phone use will be doubled to halt rising road death tolls

Fines for drivers who speed, use their phone while driving or are not wearing a seat belt will increase, and in some cases double in a matter of weeks, it has been announced.

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The Bank of England is urging people to get rid of paper money before notes are worthless

Irish people with £20 and £50 notes stashed have just two months to use them or exchange them before they become worthless.

Tory leadership debate paused after studio incident

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