Latest: Taoiseach to brief Cabinet on Brexit draft agreement

Latest: The Cabinet will meet in the next hour to consider the draft text of a Brexit deal.

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Report recommends a cap on interest rates chargeable by moneylenders

A new report recommends capping the interest rates which moneylenders can charge.

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HSE implement only 10 of 36 recommendations following 2015 investigation

The HSE has only implemented 10 out of 36 Ombudsman recommendations three years after an investigation into the health service.

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Dispute with HSE exposing problems faced by ambulance services, says union

A union representing ambulance crews says a dispute with the HSE is exposing the problems faced by the service.

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Protests to be held in five cities calling for reform of handling of rape trials

Demonstrations are being held in five cities around the country today calling for reform of the handling of rape trials.

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Survey finds people in mortgage arrears are too ashamed to admit they're in difficulty

People in mortgage arrears face huge challenges and obstacles as they interact with banks, vulture funds and the legal system.

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Pupils challenge expulsion over social media clip

Two teenage boys have launched a High Court challenge against their expulsion from school after they posted videos on social media of another pupil snorting a white ...

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Illegal dumpers in Cork to avoid prosecution

Prosecutions are unlikely against those responsible for a new wave of illegal dumping activity around a €5m purpose-built Traveller housing estate close to ...

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Maurice McCabe: I felt like poison after ‘disgusting’ claim

The backlash Maurice McCabe faced after the Garda commissioner described the actions of whistleblowers as “disgusting” made him feel like he was “poison”, ...

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Injured referee’s message to attackers: ‘I forgive you and hold no grudge’

The referee who suffered extensive facial injuries following a violent assault at a football match said he would like to see the day when referees can go onto a ...

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CAB operation hits family crime gang

A roaming crime gang that once received a multimillion-euro sum from a State body to vacate land has been hit in a major operation led by the Criminal Assets Bureau. ...

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Primary teaching hopefuls see Irish tests reduced

Hundreds of students considering a course to become a primary teacher after their degree will no longer have to take multiple Irish oral tests if they apply to more ...

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Rihanna’s ex-head of security spared jail for harassing garda

A former head of security for pop star Rihanna has been spared jail for harassing a garda sergeant with abusive text messages in which he threatened “to put ...

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Hospitals sluggish on handling complaints, ombudsman finds

Many hospitals are still failing to handle complaints from patients and their families in a timely, sympathetic and constructive way, the ombudsman has found.

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School transport review should focus on children with special educational needs

An Oireachtas committee wants concerns around school transport for children with special educational needs to be the focus of a review of the entire system.

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‘Up to 40,000 jobs at risk’ in farming-dependent areas

A damaging Brexit deal could drag rural Ireland back into a recession, with up to 40,000 jobs at risk and areas in counties Cork, Kerry and Tipperary worst affected ...

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Governance shortcomings in Waterford Institute of Technology spinout firm deals

Governance shortcomings have been identified at Waterford Institute of Technology in a review by the taxpayers’ watchdog of how it disposed of intellectual ...

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DUP warns it will oppose any Brexit deal ‘which weakens Union’

Party leader Arlene Foster said ‘every individual vote will count’.

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Abortion services to face review after three years

Harris hopes to get bill back into Dáil for debate next week.

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Latest: Gardaí in Drogheda cancel leave in bid to tackle vicious gang feud

Garda decisions to cancel leave and ease stringent controls on overtime in Co Louth reflect the “seriousness and urgency” of the situation in Drogheda, ...

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Brexit: Government 'got what it needed' to avoid hard border

The Government has insisted it “got what it needed” in the draft Brexit text agreed in Brussels to avoid the return of a hard border, writes Daniel McConnell, ...

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Sex workers ‘still not protected’ in spite of criminalising legislation

Ireland’s new laws criminalising the purchase of sex will work in cutting trafficking and sexual exploitation according to a new report.

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46 arrested in Dublin city centre in bid to tackle organised begging

A total of 46 people have been arrested by Gardaí, in an operation to target organised begging in Dublin city centre.

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Facts behind EU withdrawal draft agreement

Here are some of the questions being asked about the document which Cabinet ministers will be asked to approve.

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Irish woman who stabbed fiance to death tell court she 'loved him dearly'

An Irish woman who killed her fiance in Sydney has told a judge she did not leave the "controlling and fairly unpleasant" man as she loved him dearly.

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Coroner expresses concern British soldiers could boycott Ballymurphy inquest

Michael Mansfield QC, who represents a number of the victims’ families, called for the coroner to take direct action on the issue.

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#ThisIsNotConsent: Women post photos of their underwear after Cork rape trial

Protests are taking place both offline and online after a barrister drew attention to a female complainant’s choice of underwear.

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Murder investigation launched following death of woman in Enniskillen

Detectives from the PSNI have launched a murder investigation following the death of 59-year-old woman at her home in the Cornacully Road area of Enniskillen.

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TD describes Direct Provision as 'legalised people trafficking'

Direct Provision has been described as "legalised people trafficking" by Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy.

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Man who claims garda car drove over his lower leg avoids conviction for alleged threatening behaviour

A man whose arm was caught in the door of a garda car and who claimed the same squad car drove over his lower leg has avoided a conviction for alleged threatening ...

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Elderly man dies in Dublin house fire

An elderly man has died following a house fire in South Dublin.

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Latest: Missing Cork man found safe and well

Gardaí in Mallow are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 22-year-old Thomas Shinnick, from Buttevant, Co. Cork.

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Man avoids jail for sexually assaulting girl when she was asleep at party

A man has been given a two-year suspended jail term after a young woman who went to bed in the early hours of the morning after a house party woke up to find him ...

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Prosecution in murder trial claims accused 'beat Nicola Collins to death'

A 38-year-old woman was beaten to death by a man with whom she had been drinking in a flat over a shop in Cork, it was alleged as his trial by judge and jury commenced. ...

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TD shows thong in Dáil to highlight concerns over treatment of rape victims

A Dáil deputy held up a thong in the chamber to highlight the maltreatment of rape victims during adversarial trials.

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Cigarettes worth €16,000 seized in Co Louth

Illegal cigarettes worth more than €16,000 have been seized in County Laois.

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Jailed sex offender sentenced for raping victim's younger sister

A sex offender who is currently imprisoned for raping his former partner's daughter has received an eight-year sentence for raping that victim's younger sister.

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'Some good has to come from it', says daughter of hit-and-run victim

Tina Maher believes there has to be a reason why her father died in a hit-and-run three years ago.

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Doctor struck off for failing to complete alcohol awareness programme

A doctor has been struck off the medical register here by the High Court over failing to comply with conditions attached to his registration, including to complete ...

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Schoolboys who posted videos on social media of another pupil snorting white powder challenge expulsion

Two teenage boys have launched a High Court challenge against their expulsion from school after they posted videos on social media of another pupil snorting a white ...

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One of the men who died in Mayo crash was soldier on leave

A road crash in Co Mayo, which claimed the lives of two young local men on Monday night, has plunged communities in north Mayo and west Sligo into deep sadness.

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Former president of Waterford Institute of Technology sues over failure to reappoint him

The former president of Waterford Institute of Technology, Professor Kieran Byrne, has claimed before the High Court he was humiliated and his reputation damaged ...

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Ex-Rihanna body guard spared jail for harassing garda

A former head of security for pop star Rihanna has been spared jail for harassing a Garda sergeant with abusive text messages in which he threatened “to put ...

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Bishopstown Credit Union HQ to begin construction after five years

Construction work is poised to start on a new headquarters for one of Ireland’s largest credit unions after a breakthrough in a legal dispute which stalled ...

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Economists warn of Brexit’s impact on Irish housing market

Economic and Social Research Institute expert says there will likely be ‘significant regional differences’ in how property prices react to Brexit.

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Varadkar: Legal support for Martin Callinan under review

The decision to legally support former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan in his defence against whistleblower Maurice McCabe is being reviewed, the Taoiseach has ...

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CUH helipad would cater for largest search and rescue helicopter

The helipad proposed for Cork University Hospital (CUH) has been designed specifically to cater for the largest search and rescue helicopter-type operating in Ireland ...

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Rainfall warning issued for Cork and Kerry

A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for two counties in Munster.

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Hospital apologises to couple whose baby daughters died for issuing incorrect genetic report

Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, has apologised to a couple for the shortcomings in care provided to them and that an incorrect genetic report was issued ...

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Man arrested during ongoing burglary in Co Cork

Gardaí arrested a man in his 30s following a burglary in Co Cork today.

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