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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

nIrish PM Under Fire

DUBLIN () -- Opposition parties threatened a vote of no confidence in the Irish government Thursday but ministers in the center-left coalition said its future was safe.

Prime Minister John Bruton faced attacks about his handling of the aftermath of a notorious sex case which led to the downfall of the previous government six months ago.

Critics said he should have disclosed earlier that his attorney general faced a possible lawyer-client conflict in assessing how state officials handled aspects of a case of a priest jailed for child sex assaults..