Tánaiste defends €130k pay plan for mayors

The Tánaiste has defended the €130,000 salary proposed for directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford, insisting that’s what’s ...

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Taoiseach: Cut Britain some slack

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it is time to cut the British government some slack in order to allow them to avoid a crash-out Brexit.

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UK asks for time to fix Brexit debacle

EU leaders are preparing to hold an emergency summit next week should it be required to avoid a disorderly Brexit, following another day of chaos in Westminster.

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FAI invitation to TDs ‘inappropriate’

An invitation from the FAI to members of the Oireachtas Committee on Sport to attend a social occasion, days before the FAI was due to be grilled on its finances, ...

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Increase in number of referrals to Tusla

New data from Tusla shows a rise of more than 6,000 referrals to the Child and Family Agency last year, with a corresponding rise in the number of cases awaiting ...

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Gardaí in training for public-order policing

Gardaí have been undergoing weeks of training to qualify in public-order policing.

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Extreme right’s ‘poisonous rhetoric invades mainstream’

The “poisonous rhetoric” of the extreme right has successfully crept into the mainstream and bolstered the beliefs of people like Christchurch terrorist ...

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Students ‘say no to rising level of hatred’

A new student group is organising an event at Dublin’s Spire this Saturday to highlight Islamophobia and far-right extremism in the wake of the recent terror ...

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Retailers ‘now ready to embrace car ban’

Retailers in Cork City who led opposition to the St Patrick’s Street car ban are ready to move beyond the controversy and embrace change, according to one ...

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Tonnes of love: Recovery truck for birthday girl

He could have bought her a pony but this doting dad really pushed the boat out for his ‘princess’ on her 18th birthday.

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‘State owes her a debt of gratitude’: HPV vaccine campaigner Laura, 26, dies

Tributes have been paid to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan, who has died from cervical cancer at the age of 26.

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Cabinet approve issues on directly-elected mayors

The mayor will earn the same salary as a junior minister, around €94,000, and will also have powers to set the local budget and devise a development plan for ...

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Gardaí investigating death of man, 40s, in Co Laois

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has been notified.

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No winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €3.7m

However, one lucky player scooped a prize of €243,959.

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Tyrone hotel owner 'de-arrested' in connection with drug suspicions

Michael McElhatton, 52, owns the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone.

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Gardaí undertake public order training to respond to drug-related violence

Exercises involve resistance to Garda units from peaceful protesters, up to controlled and staged violence

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Gardaí appeal for help in finding man, 45, missing in Dublin

Martin Whelan was last seen yesterday morning, March 19, at Harmonstown DART Station.

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Health minister thanks resigning children’s hospital project director

The health minister has thanked the project director of the National Children’s Hospital Development Board (NCHDB) for the “significant role” he ...

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Manhunt underway after violent prisoner escapes from Dublin hospital

Separate investigations are underway after a violent prisoner – serving eight-and-a-half years for a vicious knife attack – escaped from a Dublin hospital ...

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Calling All Allies: Dublin gathering to highlight Islamophobia in wake of NZ terror attack

A new student group is organising an event at Dublin’s Spire this Saturday to highlight Islamophobia and far-right extremism in the wake of the terror attacks ...

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Taoiseach says it's time to 'cut the British government some slack'

Speaking in Dublin, Mr Varadkar said when he arrives in Brussels tomorrow for the EU summit, he will be arguing British Prime Minister Theresa May be given some ...

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Cork's Imperial Hotel says Gemma O'Doherty event 'is not taking place' on its premises

The hotel broke its silence on the issue after days of pressure and a flood of complaints from people opposed to the ideology of Ms O’Doherty’s Anti-Corruption ...

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'A light in the life of everyone who knew her': HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan dies

One of the country's leading HPV vaccine campaigners Laura Brennan has died at the age of 26.

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We are one of the world's happiest countries - though a bit less so than two years ago

The seventh World Happiness Report, compiled by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranked 156 countries in terms of happiness, with Ireland ...

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Man accused of two-week spree of stealing tractors and driving them around Cork

Bail was refused in the case of a young man accused of engaging in two-week spree of stealing tractors and other vehicles and driving them around the city and county. ...

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Former postal worker tells court she had suicidal thoughts after bullies allegedly spread 'gay rumours'

A former postal sorting worker has told the High Court An Post failed to deal with bullying by colleagues involving "gay rumours" being circulated about her.

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Man goes on trial accused of raping young woman in Cork laneway

A young man has gone on trial accused of raping a young woman in a laneway in Cork city in a case where she gave investigating gardaí different accounts of ...

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Teenagers would be 'found on a border road' if they told of alleged rape by 'IRA man', trial hears

An alleged IRA man accused of raping two teenage boys in a Republican safe house told one of them they would be “found on a border road” if they informed ...

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Ireland’s first 24-hour city bus service sees 60% boost in journeys

The National Transport Authority (NTA) says a 60% boost in journey figures on Ireland’s first 24-hour city bus service proves that commuters will use buses ...

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Driverless shuttle among suggestions in Phoenix Park review

Visitors to Dublin's Phoenix Park using an electric, driverless shuttle to explore the 1,752-acre amenity in the coming years.

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CIT to use virtual reality technology in its classrooms to help students

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has linked up with Dell to introduce virtual reality (VR) technology in its classrooms to help students design industry standard ...

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Gardaí appeal for information after cash-in-transit robbery in Drogheda

Two masked men, armed with pipe-like instruments, threatened security officers and stole a cash box.

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Man withdraws €60,000 damages claim over alleged car accident

A 27-year-old married man from Cameroon who is living in Dublin has withdrawn a €60,000 damages claim against the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland who had ...

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'Céadan is our little boy with an extra chromosome', says mum whose family features in Down syndrome booklet

“The diagnosis came as a complete shock to me. I regret how I reacted but I was sad and upset. I did not know what I know now,” said Vanessa.

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Five people injured in serious road collision in Co Carlow

Two of the occupants of the car were seriously injured in the single-vehicle crash.

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Minister for Defence cannot demand army recruits serve for 12 years, court finds

The Minister for Defence is not entitled to demand army recruits commit to serve 12 years in the forces on enlistment, the High Court has ruled.

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Children’s hospital project director to leave role

John Pollock will vacate his post at the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board in June.

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Prisoner escapes during visit to St James' Hospital

A prisoner is at large in Dublin after escaping while in custody this morning.

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Government ‘will not move to restore powersharing until after May polls’

Michelle O’Neill said the Northern Ireland Secretary intends to activate a five-month extension to her legal obligation to call a fresh election.

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Woman gets €63k damages over negligence in care after heart op at Dublin hospital

A woman has secured more than €63,000 damages from the High Court over negligence in her post-operative care at St James’ Hospital in Dublin after removal ...

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Pakistan court jails Czech model for attempting to traffic drugs to Ireland

Tereza Hluskova was arrested in possession of 8.5kg of heroin in 2018 at the Lahore airport from where she was heading to Ireland, a court said.

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Continuing with Brexit would be a tragedy, says NI politician

Stephen Farry said the ‘different context’ facing the electorate three years on from the 2016 referendum justified another vote.

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Solicitor finds adjournment request by Senator who wrongly claimed expenses 'galling'

A solicitor has said he found a court application by a Senator's legal team to be "galling" after he again failed to provide the court with a detailed statement ...

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Someone has won €500k after buying a EuroMillions ticket in North Dublin

Ireland’s latest EuroMillions winner is from Co. Dublin.

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Supreme Court clears way for world's 'largest facilitator of child porn' to be extradited to US

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the extradition to the United States of Eric Eoin Marques a man accused of being the world's biggest facilitator of child ...

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Country's hospitals have 580 people waiting for beds

There are 580 patients waiting for beds in hospitals around the country this morning, according to the INMO Trolley Watch.

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Grieving families 'pushing for answers' after HSE refuses access to report on baby deaths at hospital

The HSE has refused to disclose the outcome of a process set up to determine accountability regarding a number of avoidable baby deaths at Midlands Regional Hospital, ...

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Update: Funeral arrangements announced for teenagers killed in Cookstown disco crush

Two men, one aged 52 and the second in his 40s, are still being questioned by police in the North after three teenagers died outside a St.Patrick's night disco in ...

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Burglary leaves elderly Belfast woman 'badly shaken'

A woman in her 70s has been left badly shaken after a burglary at a house in Belfast.

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TD calls for better resources for Gardaí to tackle 'very visible' drug dealing on Dublin's streets

Street-level drug dealing along Dublin's quays must be confronted, according to TD John Curran.

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