Higgins warns of xenophobia and global warming

We are witnessing the return of an “ugly, xenophobic corruption of nationalism” President Michael D Higgins has warned.

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Ireland faces isolation with Britain as EU border mooted

Ireland could be isolated with Britain in a worst-case no-deal Brexit, with a customs hard border erected in Calais or Rotterdam instead of along the Irish border.

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Lawyer accuses murder trial witness of lying and being devious

A witness who alleged that a man on trial for murder punched and dragged a 59-year-old man from his apartment was described as devious by a defence lawyer.

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Geophysical survey to start at Sean Ross Abbey Mother and Baby Home's ​burial grounds

The survey is expected to last a number of days. It is understood that the survey is being carried out on foot of information received by the Commission from a member ...

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Fianna Fáil and SDLP to announce partnership to see parties working together

Fianna Fáil and the SDLP are set to announce a joint partnership this week which will see parties both sides of the border working together.

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Two winners in €500,000 EuroMillions Plus draw

The winning tickets were sold in the east and online.

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Two men sentenced in the North for assault in paramilitary-style attack

They were arrested by detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit following searches in the West Belfast and Dunmurry areas.

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Former US Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying is denied bail

Paul Whelan’s family are ‘disappointed’ that he has been denied bail, his brother said.

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Protest at RTÉ over Graham Linehan appearance on Prime Time

A protest is taking place outside RTE's studios in Dublin over the appearance of Graham Linehan on tonight's Prime Time programme.

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Taoiseach to visit Trump; Donohoe to head for London on St Patrick's Day

Every single EU capital will be visited as the government ups the diplomatic offensive in the days before Brexit.

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16 year legal battle ends as court rules woman to get 75% of the balance of ex-husband’s pension

A Supreme Court judge has voiced hope that a 16 year legal battle between a couple incurring costs of hundreds of thousands of euro "will now end" with orders that ...

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Death of man not being treated as suspicious after body found on Cork riverside walkway

Gardaí have announced the death of a man in Cork is not being treated as a suspicious.

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Fergus Finlay and former GAA President among eight people appointed to new board of HSE

The board will operate on an administrative basis only until legislation officially creating it is passed.

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Gardaí investigating suspected terrorist financing arrest four people in Dublin

Four people are being questioned in connection with the suspected funding of IS groups in Syria in what senior sources described as a “very significant” ...

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Ambulance staff warn more industrial action is on the way

Ambulance staff engaged in a 10-hour work stoppage have warned that more industrial action is on the way.

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Cork GAA official secures temporary injunction preventing termination of employment

A senior Cork GAA official has secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing the GAA from terminating his employment.

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Fianna Fáil preparing election policies on climate change including positions on carbon levies

Fianna Fáil are preparing election policies on climate change which include positions on carbon levies, afforestation and promoting electric car usage.

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Part of human body found by fishermen off Cork coast

Part of a human body was found by fishermen off the Cork coast at the weekend.

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Representatives attempt to restore calm in Derry after security alerts

Housing Executive contractors, and other services, including transport and postal, were suspended.

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Student hit by bus after crossing street when red light was showing for pedestrians settles action for €250,000

A student who suffered a severe head injury when she was knocked down by a bus after she crossed a city street when the red light was showing for pedestrians has ...

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Woman said she thought murder accused 'talking crap' when he reportedly said he threw man down a rubbish chute

A young woman laughed when a man – now on trial for murder – allegedly told her he hit a man a couple of punches and threw him down a rubbish chute.

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Two Cork eateries shortlisted for inaugural World Restaurant Awards

Two Cork restaurants have been shortlisted for the inaugural World Restaurant Awards.

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Gardaí in Limerick launch text alert system to fight rural crime

Gardaí in Co Limerick have launched a new text alert system which specifically allows drivers from a fleet of signed-up companies to report any suspicious ...

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Study finds 21% of used motors imported last year less than two years old

More than one in five used motors imported into Ireland last year are less than two years old, according to an analysis by a vehicle data company.

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Former WIT president loses High Court action over college's decision not to reappoint him

The former president of Waterford Institute of Technology Professor Kieran Byrne has lost his High Court action over a decision by the college governing body not ...

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National Transport Authority back rollout of safe cycling infrastructure for Cork's urban areas

The deputy chief executive of the National Transport Authority has backed the rollout of safe cycling infrastructure for commuting use in all urban areas of Cork.

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Woman seeks order against male 'stalker' she met at college once over a decade ago

A woman who says she fears for her safety due to upsetting and extremely frightening online messages sent to her by a male "stalker" has brought her case to the ...

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Arrests after Derry car bombing ‘a publicity stunt’, republican group claims

Four men who were arrested over the attack outside Bishop Street courthouse have been released unconditionally.

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Fianna Fáil leader calls for an inquiry into rising costs of children’s hospital

The bill for the new hospital has increased from 983m euro to 1.7bn euro in the space of two years, with speculation it could go higher still.

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Coveney: Difficult to avoid hard Irish border under no-deal Brexit

The Government has insisted for months that it will not put in place infrastructure on the border with Northern Ireland.

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Mary Lou McDonald concerned Theresa May has not taken no-deal off table

Mary Lou McDonald said the restoration of the Assembly would not be the answer to the Brexit dilemma.

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Historic ferry is relaunched on Dublin’s River Liffey

It has been relaunched following a complete restoration in a project by Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council.

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Emotional scenes as inquest into death of 10 people in Carrickmines fire returns verdict of misadventure

The jury in the Carrickmines fire inquest has returned verdicts of misadventure in relation to the deaths of ten people.

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Three arrested in connection with murder of Polish man in Cork machete attack

Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Polish father of two who was killed by a machete-wielding gang of masked men at his home in Cork ...

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Prisoner who claimed human right to privacy was breached after 'modesty screen' removed loses action

A prisoner has lost a High Court action claiming his human right to privacy was breached because a makeshift "modesty screen" around the toilet and shower in his ...

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Cervical cancer sufferer Orla Church laid to rest today

At 54, Orla Church is the latest woman to die of cervical cancer, having had two clear smear test results in 2011 and 2014. She was laid to rest today.

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PDforra say recruitment in Naval Service has reached new crisis point

The organisation representing enlisted personnel in the Defence Forces has said recruitment in the Naval Service has reached a new crisis point and the only way ...

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Aldi to create 500 jobs in 2019 with opening of seven new stores

Discount retailer, Aldi, is planning a significant expansion of its Irish operations in 2019, with hundreds of new roles to be created in the process.

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Clare County Council plans for €40m development at Trump Doonbeg golf resort put on hold

Clare County Council has put on hold plans for a €40m development at the Trump Doonbeg golf resort in west Clare.

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Mary-Lou McDonald accuses Taoiseach of 'normalising child homelessness'

The Taoiseach has been accused of "normalising child homelessness" after being questioned on the more than 800 children who were discharged from Temple Street Hospital ...

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Man who claimed he learned to grow cannabis watching YouTube video jailed for a year

A Roscommon resident, who claims he learned how to grow cannabis from watching YouTube videos, has been jailed for a year.

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99% of principals and deputy principals report recruitment difficulties in survey

Almost 100% of principals and deputy principals surveyed on staff numbers, have said their school has had problems recruiting teachers, while more than half said ...

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Van drivers in Derry were hijacked at gunpoint, police confirm

Derry’s top police officer Gordon McCalmont has condemned those involved, describing the hijacks as ‘madness’.

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Surgeon allegedly groped testicles of young patient, court told

A retired surgeon told a young patient that he was a “nice boy” after he had finished “palpitating” his genitals, a jury has heard.

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Govt could have refused request for extra time for Mother and Baby Commission

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said that the Government could have refused a request from the Commission investigating Mother and Baby homes to extend ...

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Army ambulances used and all calls answered during strike action

The director of the HSE’s national ambulance service, Martin Dunne says that army ambulances have been used today and that all calls have been answered.

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Recycling charge by disposal companies sees increase of glass and cans at local authority bring sites

The introduction of a charge by some waste disposal companies for disposing of recyclable materials has led to a huge increase in glass bottles, drinks and food ...

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Five Defence Force members faced courts-martial last year

A private was dismissed from the Defence Forces after failing in his appeal while another private left the country before his trial date, meaning it has been adjourned ...

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Egg sellers entitled to injunction against rival, Appeal Court rules

A company selling free-range eggs is entitled to a permanent injunction restraining a competitor from passing off their goods the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Teenager assaulted in Derry as raiders try to tie him up during burglary

Two men forced their way into a home in Coleraine, Co Derry.

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