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Insurance body hits back at claims firms are involved in anti-competitive practices

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'> A body representing Ireland’s insurance brokers has hit back at claims the profession is involved in anti-competitive practices, after the Government announced an investigation into the public liability insurance market.
'A body representing Ireland’s insurance brokers has hit back at claims the profession is involved in anti-competitive practices, after the Government announced an investigation into the public liability insurance market.'

President Higgins expresses sympathy to the family of Nóra Quoirin after body found in Malaysia

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'President Michael D Higgins has expressed his sympathy to the family of Nóra Quoirin after a charity confirmed on 13 August that the body found in Malaysia was that of the missing 15-year-old teenager.Nóra Anne Quoirin was reported missing from her room a day after her family arrived at a resort near the town of Seremban, about 70 km south of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.According to the charity, the Lucie Blackman Trust, the Quoirin family woke early on the morning of Sunday 04 August to find that Nora was not in her room and she had been missing since.Nora Quoirin (Pic: Lucie Blackman Trust/Family) After the body found in the jungle about 2km from the report was confirmed to be that of Nóra, the Trust thanked the Malaysian authorities and volunteers for their assistance in the search for her. “Our thoughts and support continue to be with the family,” a statement said.Nóra’s mother Meabh, is from Belfast, and Nóra was travelling with an Irish Passport.Her father, Sébastien is from France, although the family live in London. ‘Unimaginably difficult time’ President Higgins said that he offers his ‘deepest condolences’ to Nóra’s parents, to Nóra’s siblings and to her extended family. “On behalf of the people of Ireland, I would also like to express my gratitude for the assistance given by the Malaysian authorities in the search for Nóra, for the volunteers who answered the call to join the search and for all those throughout Malaysia, Ireland, Britain and France who offered what support they could. “Our thoughts and prayers are now with Nóra’s family, at this most difficult time.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam” The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar tweeted that his ‘thoughts & sincere condolences’ are with the family at this ‘unimaginably difficult time’. “They have experienced every family’s worst nightmare,” he added.Tánaiste and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, confirmed that the Irish and French embassies in Malaysia were working together to ‘provide every assistance’ to the Quoirin family.Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald also extended condolences to the family of Nora Quoirin. “My heart is broken for the family of Nora Quoirin.I cannot begin to imagine their grief.What started as a holiday of a lifetime has ended in this unimaginable tragedy.I wish to offer my deepest condolences to Nora’s family and loved ones at this sad time.” A Garda Liasion Officer was sent to Malaysia on 09 August to assist the Department of Foreign Affairs who are providing consular assistance to the family.According to the LBT, the teenager was ‘extremely vulnerable’ and that ‘it is very out of character for her to have wandered away from her family alone’. On August 12, the Trust confirmed that an anonymous Belfast-based business donated around £10,000 which was offered by the family as a reward 50,000 MYR.Gardaí said the Garda Liasion Officer that was deployed on 09 August would liaise as required with the Malaysian Police, UK and French authorities to assist in the search. . The post President Higgins expresses sympathy to the family of Nóra Quoirin after body found in Malaysia appeared first on Inside Ireland .'

UPDATE: Body found in Malaysian rainforest confirmed as Nóra Quoirin

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THE BODY discovered in a rainforest in Malaysia earlier today is that of Nóra Quoirin, her family has confirmed.Nóra’s body was discovered next to a stream just two-kilometres away from the resort in which the family was staying.
'THE BODY discovered in a rainforest in Malaysia earlier today is that of Nóra Quoirin, her family has confirmed.Nóra’s body was discovered next to a stream just two-kilometres away from the resort in which the family was staying.The 15-year-old disappeared ten days ago from a rainforest resort in Dusun, about 70km south of Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.Authorities in Ireland and in Malaysia have asked for privacy for Nóra’s family at this time.   . The post UPDATE: Body found in Malaysian rainforest confirmed as Nóra Quoirin appeared first on KilkennyNow.ie .'