‘Disappointment’ at claims Coombe will not be ready for abortion services

People would have to be “deaf, blind, dumb, and batty” to have been unaware of the proposed 12-week abortion limit before last May’s referendum, ...

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Special education teaching posts face cuts

Hundreds of schools could lose special education teachers next year because the Government has not allowed for any increase in their overall numbers despite rising ...

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Garda probe into alleged rape at ‘early stage’

Garda investigations into an alleged rape involving a major celebrity have yet to begin in earnest as they are waiting on a formal statement from the victim.

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Government says no plans in case of post-Brexit hard border

The Government has refused to reveal if it has any plans for a hard border amid growing fears that the country is sleepwalking into a no-deal Brexit crisis.

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Gardaí hit ‘vintage car scam’ gang

Specialist gardaí have pounced on four members of an organised crime gang suspected of deceiving elderly people in the sale of classic vintage cars.

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Pace of house price increase slows to 8.4%

New house price figures show a steadying in the cost of property, but brokers said it did little to encourage aspiring buyers.

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Demountable barriers part of Cork city’s flood plan

New plans for the €140m Cork City flood defence scheme, which will see proposals to raise quay walls ditched in favour of demountable barriers, have been unveiled. ...

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Gardaí investigating sudden death of 65-year-old man in Meath

A 33-year-old man has been arrested and is being held at Ashbourne Garda Station.

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Holy water flown from Clare well to ill child in America

Holy water from a tiny well in Clare was transported across the Atlantic Ocean in the cockpit of an Aer Lingus flight on Sunday, to help a sick child in America.

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Man in critical condition after four-car accident in Wicklow

A man is in a critical condition after a four-vehicle traffic collision in Co. Wicklow.

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Man jailed over ‘ferocious’ city centre driving

Ferocious and manic driving through streets of Cork City by a man who was upset about a breakup with his girlfriend resulted in a serious crash that hospitalised ...

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Confused attacker believed victims were sex offenders

Two elderly men walking along streets in Cork City in the middle of the day were targeted for violent attacks by a confused man diagnosed with psychosis who believed ...

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'Backstop must be removed,' insists Arlene Foster

The backstop must be removed from the Withdrawal Agreement, Arlene Foster has insisted.

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Department of Health accused of having ‘a complete lack of control’ in spending

The Committee on Budgetary Oversight heard that the department has overspent by an estimated 655 million euro.

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Improvised weapon ‘designed to kill police officers’ found in Belfast

The discovery follows a security operation in the Upper Dunmurry Lane area in the west of the city which lasted several days.

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Micheál Martin to meet Taoiseach about Confidence and Supply Agreement

The Fianna Fáil leader has told party colleagues he will meet the Taoiseach tomorrow to discuss the future of the confidence and supply deal.

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'I believe her' - Limerick TD urges former nurse to report allegations of medical mistreatment to gardaí

Limerick TD Willie O’Dea has called on a former nurse, who alleges hospital staff carried out a procedure for which she had not given her consent, to make ...

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Gunman who killed father on school run had struck before, police believe

Jim Donegan was shot dead as he waited for his son in his car outside St Mary’s Grammar School in west Belfast on December 4.

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Three members of Traveller community lose discrimination case against Killarney hotel

Three members of the Traveller community who were served lunch but refused alcohol have failed in their claim of discrimination.

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Mentally ill woman made ward of court amid concerns of neglect

An extremely vulnerable mentally ill woman has been made a ward of court and removed from her father’s home amid serious concerns of neglect and that he and/or ...

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Farmer sues 'vulture fund' in proceedings aimed at allowing completion of sale deal

A farmer has brought High Court proceedings aimed at allowing him to sell 46 acres of land he owns so he can pay off his debts to a "vulture fund".

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Showbiz journalist sues over fall at Helix Theatre

A showbiz journalist who claims he tripped on a step at the Helix Theatre dislocating his elbow while attending a Christmas panto has sued in the High Court.

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Woman in fatal love triangle says: 'If I had never brought him to my house he would still be alive'

The former girlfriend of a man who stabbed her lover after coming home while they were together has begun giving evidence at his murder trial.

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Number of alleged abuse victims and perpetrators trebles in Scouting Ireland review

Scouting Ireland has identified more than 300 alleged victims and more than 200 alleged perpetrators of abuse as part of a review of the organisation.

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CSO finds 'considerable underreporting' of sexual violence offences with domestic abuse motive

Only 5% of reported sexual violence offences motivated by domestic abuse are being properly recorded, a new analysis by the Central Statistics Office indicates.

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Jury in Coffey defamation case fails to reach verdict

The case, which took place over 13 days, centred on the newspaper's use of a press release from Paudie Coffey's FG Carlow-Kilkenny colleague, John Paul Phelan.

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Law Society wants account-freezing orders against suspended soliticor

The Law Society will apply on Friday for court orders freezing the personal accounts of suspended solicitor Declan O’Callaghan along with the accounts of a ...

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Brexit puts brakes on Shane Ross's proposed increased penalties for speeding

It will be next week before new proposals on graduated speeding fines will be brought before Government for discussion, with criticism already surfacing over enforcement ...

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Theresa May to meet Taoiseach for Brexit talks in Dublin tomorrow

British Prime Minister Theresa May is coming to Dublin tomorrow to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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Suspected drink-driver who cited 'fear of needles' loses latest legal challenge

A suspected drink-driver who refused to provide a blood sample to gardaí “citing a fear of needles” has lost his latest legal challenge under ...

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Munster man topped up online Lotto account 30 minutes before picking €6.6m-winning numbers for family

A Munster man won €6.6m in last Saturday's draw just 30 minutes after he topped up his online account.

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Judge rejects brothers' claim €1.1m liability arose from 'Masonic' conspiracy

Two brothers who alleged a "Masonic" conspiracy was among the reasons they were held liable under a 2008 settlement agreement for €1.1m arising from the collapse ...

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'No plans' to make housing a Constitutional right, says Govt

The Government has “no plans” to enshrine the right to housing in the Constitution, Minister of State for Housing, Damien English has said.

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WRC finds CEO unfairly dismissed by charity which has since wound up after losing public trust

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has found that former CEO of charity, Ataxia Ireland, Barbara Flynn was unfairly dismissed from her post.

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Health Minister publishes Implementation Plan for CervicalCheck recommendations

The Health Minister Simon Harris has published the Implementation Plan for the recommendations of the Scally Report on the CervicalCheck Screening Programme.

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Dublin to erect statue of 'legend' and 'great musician' - Luke Kelly

A bust of The Dubliners singer will be unveiled on Guild Street in the North Inner City at the end of January.

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Public warned about rental scam from person impersonating gardaí

Gardaí have announced that they are aware of people receiving unsolicited emails from an individual claiming to be an "Inspector Andrew Cullen" of the Garda ...

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Man arrested in connection with Galway farm death

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman on a farm in Co Galway back in April.

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Department of Transport refuses to approve post to look after air-passenger rights

The Department of Transport has refused to approve the appointment of a director of consumer protection by the national agency with responsibility for air-passenger ...

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Retired general Nick Parker: Prosecuting soldiers over NI conflict deaths is unfair

The retired general said he was uncomfortable with trials over events which happened many years ago.

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'Starstruck' mother thankful as son gets op after big donation from Conor McGregor

MMA star Conor McGregor’s donation of €10,000 has been credited with ‘changing our lives,’ by a woman raising funds for her 5-year-old son.

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Dublin councillor calls on people to stand up to racism after incident on Luas

Sinn Féin's Daithi Doolan was travelling to Drimnagh on Sunday when he witnessed a Dublin man shouting abuse at an older African woman.

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State admits liability in actions against it by Maurice McCabe

The State has admitted liability in two claims brought against it by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe, the High Court has heard.

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Irish Blood Transfusion Service appeal for donors over Christmas period

There is a warning about a potential shortage of blood over Christmas and New Year.

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John Major: Cancel Brexit 'with immediate effect'

Former British prime minister John Major has called on Theresa May to cancel or postpone Brexit "with immediate effect", saying the "chaos" in the UK cannot be welcomed ...

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'A light has gone out in the Bar room': Tributes to deceased Cork barrister

Tributes have been paid to a force of nature in the Cork legal community who also made a tremendous success of the Cork Midsummer Festival – the late Jane ...

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Biggest meteor shower of the year to be seen over Ireland on Thursday

This Thursday sees the biggest meteor shower of the year over Ireland, called "The Geminids" with up to 50 times more shooting stars than a normal night are expected. ...

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Union of Students in Ireland call on Government to reinstate 'Gaeltacht Grant'

The Union of Students in Ireland, alongside Conradh na Gaeilge are to stage a protest outside Leinster House on Thursday to try to get the Government to reinstate ...

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Four in custody after garda operation targeting sale of vintage cars in Limerick

Four men are in custody after an arrest and search operation in Rathkeale, county Limerick, the gardaí have confirmed.

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Pipe bomb parts found in Co Louth raid

A suspect device was found inside the premises at Marley Court in Drogheda and the Army Bomb Disposal Unit was called in but no explosive material was discovered.

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