Fianna Fáil wants to give €300 relief to those paying both property tax and maintenance

Fianna Fáil wants to give a €300 relief to apartment dwellers who pay both property tax and maintenance fees.

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'Pre-tremors of Brexit effect' has not yet hit economic and job rates, says Donohoe

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has sought to downplay the immediate threat of a no deal Brexit by saying he has yet to see "pre-tremors of the Brexit effect" hitting ...

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Zappone: No-deal Brexit will not impact children in cross-border care

There are no concerns about a no-deal Brexit impacting on children in cross-border care or on their welfare with services, an Oireachtas Committee has heard.

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Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting his disabled cousin

A then 16-year-old boy, who was caught sexually assaulting his disabled cousin just over eight years ago, has been remanded on bail pending sentence.

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Labour party will support motion of no confidence in Harris

Brendan Howlin said that the Government needed to be held to account.

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Psychiatrist fails to stop inquiry over alleged inappropriate relationship with patient

A psychiatrist has failed to stop an inquiry into allegations over an alleged inappropriate relationship with a patient while she was being treated by him between ...

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Ruth Coppinger tells Dáil woman who had to travel to UK for abortion was 'treated like a leper'

The Dáil has heard of a case of a young mother despite was refused a termination despite being given a tragic diagnosis in recent weeks.

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Family of woman who died of heart attack hours after visiting GP settle case for €750,000

The family of a 42-year-old mother of three who died of a heart attack just hours after visiting her GP complaining of cardiac like symptoms have settled their High ...

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An Bord Pleanála approves 7,000 houses and 4,500 student beds through fast track scheme

More than 7,000 houses and almost 4,500 student beds were approved under the fast-track planning scheme introduced by the government in July 2017.

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Tim Peake space capsule touches down in Northern Ireland

The Soyuz TMA-19M capsule has gone on display in the Ulster Transport Museum.

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'There's nothing to apologise for' - Mary Lou McDonald on her PSNI chief comments

Mary Lou McDonald has refused to apologise for voicing opposition to any current police commander in Northern Ireland succeeding the retiring chief constable.

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'I'll slaughter you all': Jail for grieving man who threatened gardaí with air gun

Gerard Curtis (32) was still wearing his funeral clothes, his mother having been cremated the day before, when he stood on a second floor balcony and directed abuse ...

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Garda manhunt after carjacking leaves woman badly shaken in Kildare

A woman has been left badly shaken after a carjacking in Co. Kildare this morning.

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Sinn Féin: 'Unacceptable' that public servants not appearing before Oireachtas Committees

Sinn Féin have threatened to obstruct Government business if public servants continue to refuse to appear before Oireachtas Committees.

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1.5 million gallons of water a day saved as Cork County Council teams fix leaks

Specialist county council outdoor teams have tackled drinking water leaks which accounted for losses of more than 1.5 million gallons daily in areas in Co Cork which ...

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UN special rapporteurs claim exploitation of migrant workers has risen in fishing industry

Justice minister Charlie Flanagan is taking "very seriously" allegations by UN special rapporteurs about the exploitation of non-EU fishermen working in Ireland.

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WRC orders firm to pay butcher €11k for unfair dismissal after 'assault' over pork loin

A butcher at a meat processing plant was assaulted and then unfairly dismissed arising from a dispute with a manager over a loin of pork.

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Irish Water has begun inspections into overloading of Mitchelstown's sewerage system

Irish Water officials have started an investigation to find out who is responsible for discharging more effluent than permitted into a town's sewerage system, amid ...

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Gardaí warn of scam calls about broadband issues

Gardaí are warning people about a phone scam.

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Half of planning applications for housing developments granted by end of 2018

27 housing developments were granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála by the end of 2018, according to its 2018 casework review.

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Donegal boy appears in court charged with kicking 12-year-old girl and pulling her hair

A boy has appeared in court charged with assault after he allegedly kicked a 12-year-old girl and pulled her hair.

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EU warns it will not reopen agreement on backstop

Theresa May will hold further talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday.

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Children's hospital project 'like a TY student playing with monopoly money'

The national children’s hospital project has been handled “like a TY student playing with monopoly money with the taxpayer picking up the tab” ...

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Supreme Court dismisses appeal against north-south electricity interconnector permission

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal over An Bord Pleanála’s approval for the planned 138-kilometre north-south electricity interconnector.

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Parents plea for lost money that was to be used for son's surgery

Parents of a two-year-old boy who needs urgent dental treatment are asking people to check if they found a sum of cash in Ratoath, Co. Meath.

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Simon Harris: National Children's Hospital overspend not a scandal

The Health Minister Simon Harris has said he will make sure no money is wasted in the delivery of the National Children's Hospital.

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Family of man who killed brother, 9, settle HSE action; Court hears family's trauma will live on forever

The family of a young man who fatally stabbed his nine-year-old brother before taking his own life has today settled a High Court action against the HSE.

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Minister suggests Irish people 'too quick to sue' over accidents because of high awards

The Minister with responsibility for insurance, Michael D'Arcy, has suggested Irish people are too quick to sue over accidents.

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Court of Appeal 'compelled' to quash jury's 'perverse' guilty verdict on 'insane' driver in manslaughter case

The Court of Appeal has been “compelled” to quash a jury verdict which found a driver guilty of manslaughter, despite agreement amongst experts that ...

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Search on for Private Ryan’s relatives after chance find

Tom Hanks would be proud. A charity shop is saving Private Ryan’s medals for his relatives after a chance discovery made in an old jacket handed into it.

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More than 500 patients awaiting hospital beds

The number of patients waiting for hospital beds around the country has risen above 500.

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Call for scrambler bikes to be seized for being used in public parks

There are calls to clamp down on the use of scrambler bikes in public parks in Finglas.

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Tánaiste: No medicines on risk list but Govt signing off 'mega-bill' in case of no-deal Brexit

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said there are no medicines at risk of not being supplied after March 29 in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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UCD team among 200 astronomers to publish new map of the sky after finding thousands more galaxies

An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries, including researchers from University College Dublin (UCD), has published the first phase of ...

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Number of families entering emergency accommodation drops after change of housing policy

The number of families entering emergency accommodation in Dublin dropped last year.

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Govt to finalise contingencies for no-deal Brexit

The Government is due to finalise its contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit today.

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Oireachtas committee to question head of ODCE on collapse of Sean FitzPatrick trial

The head of the State's corporate law watchdog is expected to discuss his department's investigation into Sean Fitzpatrick at an Oireachtas committee today.

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Doctors publish guide for migraine sufferers

A new guide for the diagnosis and management of migraines is set to be published today.

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Litter of pups and their mum among 'alarming' number of dogs left abandoned at Dogs Trust after Christmas

An average of 10 calls a day were made to the organisation's centre in Finglas between St Stephen's Day and the end of January.

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Report finds almost a quarter of Irish people at risk of poverty

Up to 24% of the Irish population is at risk of poverty, according to a new economic report by TASC.

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Man due in Kerry court charged with manslaughter

A 20-year-old man charged with the manslaughter of another man in Kerry is due back in court this morning.

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Files show children's hospital cost overrun would have happened with other bidders

New documents show questions about whether the State could afford the new National Children's Hospital were raised by one of the boards responsible for building ...

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Secret plan to manage hospital fallout made last August

Efforts to clampdown on and control negative publicity around the spiralling costs of the National Children’s Hospital began last August, when the scale of ...

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Report: 35k new homes needed annually in next decade

An estimated 35,000 homes need to be built every year for the next decade to bridge the gap between supply and demand, according to a report on the Irish property ...

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Welfare benefits allow bosses to maintain low rates of pay for employees

Employers are getting away with maintaining low pay and insecure jobs because welfare payments buffer workers from the worst effects, a report claims.

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Reservoir go-ahead for drought-prone village

There is light at the end of the tunnel for a drought-stricken village and for a community where women have had their hair turned green by the water supply.

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1,200 calls on illegal dumping and burning

The National Environmental Complaints Line dealt with more than 1,200 calls about illegal dumping and burning last year.

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New tool identifies all DNA of food

Joe Leogue The food safety watchdog has developed a process that allows it to identify the entire DNA content of a food. It says the tool will help it tackle food ...

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Frogs spring into action earlier than usual

It’s that time of the year — the common frog might become a more common sight on our roads, with the increased risk that many will get squashed under ...

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11,000 waiting for driving tests in Cork and Kerry as just 13 testers for four centres

A severe shortage of driving testers is leading to long delays for applicants in the Cork and Kerry area.

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