Tánaiste tells Cabinet danger of no-deal Brexit at greatest in almost three years

The "danger" of a no-deal Brexit is the highest it has been in over two years, Tánaiste Simon Coveney told his Cabinet colleagues today.

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'Modern den of thieves': Mick Barry calls Fine Gael a party of landlords

Fine Gael is refusing to ban evictions into homelessness because it is a party of landlords, the Dáil has heard.

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Offaly residents win High Court challenge against permit for waste facility

A number of local residents have won a High Court order quashing Offaly County Council's decision to grant a permit for a waste facility near Daingean following ...

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Cork traders call for 'open, clear and honest consultation' before supervised injection centre decisions

Traders in Cork city centre have called for “open, clear and honest consultation” before any decisions are made on the location of a supervised drug ...

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HSE makes new pay offer to psychiatric nurses

Psychiatric nurses have been offered a new pay contract with the HSE.

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Neighbour tells woman’s murder trial that dead boyfriend was ‘always’ the aggressor

A neighbour has told the trial of a woman charged with murdering her boyfriend that the man was "always" the aggressor in the couple’s arguments.

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Patrick Quirke to appeal conviction for Bobby Ryan's murder

Patrick Quirke is due to appeal his conviction for the murder of his love rival Bobby Ryan.

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Housing Minister's 'bizarre' and 'ludicrous' co-living proposal branded as '21st-century bedsits'

The Government has been accused of having a "mind-numbing lack of ambition" when it comes to housing.

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Taoiseach confirms independent review of abortion case at National Maternity Hospital

An independent review into the circumstances of an abortion at the National Maternity Hospital is to be carried out, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed to the ...

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Justice Minister denies country is 'sleepwalking' into cannabis legalisation

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has denied the country is ‘sleepwalking’ into the legalisation of cannabis.

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High Court hears former owner of investment property broke down door to re-assert ownership

A man whose investment property was taken over by a receiver admitted breaking down its door in an attempt to re-assert ownership, the High Court heard.

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Young woman who allegedly suffered “devastating” sexual abuse concerned her views not being taken into account

A very vulnerable young woman allegedly subject to “devastating” sexual abuse at home by more than 12 local individuals before being taken into care ...

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Social service provider ordered to pay €31k to unfairly dismissed whistleblower

A social service provider has been ordered pay a whistleblower €31,649 for unfairly dismissing the project worker.

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Man entitled to names of others allegedly abused by priest, High Court rules

A man suing a priest and a religious order over alleged sexual abuse when he was a child is entitled to information about others who made similar allegations, the ...

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Hiqa report finds Tusla services in three counties failed to report some suspected abuse cases to gardaí

Tusla's child protection and welfare services in the Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary area failed to notify gardaí about every allegation of suspected ...

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Duchess of Cornwall tells well-wishers in Ireland about baby Archie

Camilla was greeted by a crowd of around 30 people as she toured Ireland’s oldest working mill in Avoca Village, Co Wicklow.

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Abuse protesters gather at royal garden party venue

The group gathered outside Castle Coole on the outskirts of Enniskillen in Co Fermanagh.

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Gardaí hunt for 13-year-old mugger after attack on two children that lasted 10 minutes

Gardaí are searching for a 13-year-old mugger who attacked two young boys and demanded money from them.

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Two arrested as gardaí €550,000 worth of drugs and €20,000 in cash in Tipperary

The actions of gardaí on patrol duties in Tipperary resulted in the seizure of an estimated €550,000 worth of drugs and just over €20,000 in cash.

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Convicted sex offender twice caught masturbating in public in a week, court hears

A convicted sex offender who is “something of a menace” was twice caught masturbating in public one week apart, a court has heard.

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Spike Island to feature in new flagship series for Discovery Channel

The Discovery Channel has been filming on Spike Island and will feature it in the first episode of a new flagship series being launched in September called 'Breaking ...

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Religious order agrees to reinstate Bessborough folly in full

A religious order which sanctioned the near total demolition of an historic structure in Cork has agreed to reinstate it in full within four months of the rebuilding ...

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Some pupils extremely anxious over standardised tests, agree three in four teachers

Three out of four primary teachers agree that some primary school pupils felt extremely anxious about standardised tests.

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Boy B told garda he thought of Ana 'as a weirdo', court hears

One of the boys accused of murdering Ana Kriegel told gardaí Ana was a "lonely" girl who was "outcasted" and added that he thought of her as a "weirdo, somebody ...

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Two men arrested as gardaí seize drugs and cash in Tipperary

Two men have been arrested following a seizure of drugs and money in Tipperary on Monday.

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Drugs with estimated street value of €125,000 seized in Carlow

Gardaí in Carlow have seized drugs with an estimated street value of €125,000.

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NUIG help people break down barriers by dressing for success

When NUI Galway planned a “Dress for Success” day for young people keen to return to education or find work, the invitation was issued to migrants and ...

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Prince Charles sees plant conservation work on botanic garden visit in Wicklow

The Prince of Wales took a guided tour through the National Botanic Gardens in Kilmacurragh, County Wicklow.

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Planning granted for €100m redevelopment of Cork shopping centre

An Bórd Pleanála has approved plans for a massive €100m redevelopment of one of Ireland’s first suburban shopping centres.

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Boy, 13, with autism on hospital ward due to shortage of places in residential disability services

A 13-year-old boy with autism is spending his 12th day on a children’s hospital ward because of a shortage of places in residential disability services.

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Possible sites for Cork drug centre identified as study details locations of 105 overdoses in the city

A study has identified Cork’s quays and nearby streets as blackspots for drug injecting and as possible sites for a supervised injecting centre.

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Minister's refusal to allow child attend special summer school scheme prompts court challenge

A High Court challenge has been brought against the refusal of the Minister for Education to allow a young child with "complex educational needs" to attend school ...

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Taxi driver case prompts concerns over enforceability of bail conditions in sexual offence cases

The chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has expressed concern about the enforceability of bail conditions in sexual offence cases.

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Carlow has the highest rate of divorce in Ireland

Carlow has been at the number one spot since 2015, with Dublin occupying the spot from 2010 to 2014.

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Report reveals 58 deaths due to overdoses and notes rise in risky drug injecting in Cork City

Drug services in Cork City have noticed “increases in dangerous injecting practices” among drug users, according to new research.

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Govt 'does not tell the Garda Commissioner what to do': Shelved plans for insurance fraud unit defended

Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D’Arcy has defended the Minister for ...

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Charlie Flanagan denies Ireland is 'sleepwalking' into legalising cannabis

The Justice Minister denies the country is "sleepwalking" into legalising cannabis.

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Rehab Group say support services for people with disabilities at risk due to underfunding

The Rehab Group say support services for up to 3,000 people with disabilities are at serious risk due to underfunding.

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Brexit briefing for Cabinet as May to present ‘bold’ plan

The Government will today discuss the collapse in cross-party Brexit talks in London as well as fresh fears of Britain crashing out of the EU without agreement.

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Number of non-EEA nationals coming to Ireland to study up 45% in five-year period

The number of non-EEA nationals coming to Ireland to study almost doubled in a recent five-year period.

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Omagh terrorist laws to be renewed after McKee killing

Strict anti-terrorism laws imposed in the aftermath of the Omagh bombing are still needed because of the threat of dissident republicans and Lyra McKee’s murder, ...

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Report shows one in five Irish adults classed as hazardous drinkers

21% of Irish adults are classified as hazardous drinkers, according to the 2019 Drinkaware Index.

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PAC member wants Harris to clarify he gave evidence about Margiotta case

A member of the Oireachtas Public Accounts (PAC) committee is seeking to have Garda Commissioner Drew Harris clarify evidence he gave to the committee about the ...

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Nursing home fees system set for overhaul

A radical overhaul of the fees system for the nursing home sector will see residents charged according to their needs and the type of care facility for the first ...

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Mum faces jail as girl misses 125 school days

A mother has been jailed for 28 days after a court heard her daughter had missed 125 days of school out of the last 156 days she could have attended.

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Few know or care about safe drinking, report shows

More than a third of under-25s are binge-drinking on a weekly basis, a new report on the country’s drinking habits has found.

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‘Wild escapade’ of dangerous driving risked up to 20 lives

Numerous people could have been killed on country roads by a wild escapade of dangerous driving and it is positively miraculous that the two young Limerick men in ...

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International students based in Ireland up 45%

The number of international degree students coming to Ireland has reached a new high but non-European students are reporting difficulties finding employment and ...

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Questions over attendance of top official at broadband committee

The Department of Public Expenditure’s top civil servant looks likely to snub an Oireachtas broadband investigation until after the local elections.

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Plastic bottle alternative gets spirited response from Charles

Charles was visiting the Cool Planet Experience, a climate change-centred attraction in County Wicklow.

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