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Minister: Having to register twice for water grant 'not unexpected'

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has said that households having to go through two registrations to receive the water conservation grant is "just … how it's going ...

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President to grant posthumous pardon to Tipperary man sentenced to death

President Michael D Higgins is to officially pardon a man who was sentenced to death for a murder 75 years ago.

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Adams offers support to Dunnes workers ahead of tomorrow's strike

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has today expressed Sinn Féin’s “firm and unequivocal support for the Dunnes Stores workers who will be on strike tomorrow”.

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Latest recruitment announcement 'will not alleviate chronic shortage of gardaí'

The President of the AGSI said today that the latest round of garda recruitment will do little to ease pressures on the front line.

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Taoiseach rejects water-charges criticism from 'man with two pints in his hand'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that he recently rejected criticism of water charges from a man who was holding two pints, saying that they cost the equivalent of ten ...

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Local authorities to be rewarded for reducing housing waiting lists

Efficient local authorities will be rewarded as part of a Government drive to reduce housing waiting lists by a quarter by 2017.

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US company's partnership with DCU to create 40 jobs in Dundalk

US-based testing company Prometric is to help create 40 jobs in Dundalk, it was announced today.

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Dublin man accused of murder outside pub found not guilty

A Dublin man has been found not guilty of the murder of Kevin Kenny outside a pub in Inchicore more than three years ago.

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Cork punter scoops €33k on €1 EuroMillions bet

A Cork based punter scooped a nice little earner on last night’s EuroMillions last night after winning €33,000 on a bet.

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Unannounced inspection at Aras Attracta reveals ongoing problems

A new report from HIQA into Aras Attracta in Co Mayo has found ongoing problems with standards of care at the facility.

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Cork gardaí investigate claims boy with special needs forced to expose himself

Gardaí say they are aware of an alleged incident in which a boy was force-fed twigs and forced to expose himself.

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Aer Lingus flight returns to Dublin after ‘technical issue’

An Aer Lingus flight to Vienna had to return to Dublin Airport this morning after what's being described as “a technical issue” came up.

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Gardaí seek more training in using firearms

Gardaí are asking for an increase in tactical training.

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Gardaí set to recruit 250 to the force this year

250 new gardaí are to be recruited this year.

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Longford set for €100m construction and tourism project

A €100m euro construction and tourism project is being lined up for Co Longford.

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PICS: Two Ryanair planes clip each other on tarmac; Dublin Airport investigating

Dublin Airport have confirmed they are investigating an incident that occurred this morning.

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‘Limited room’ for tax cuts in next Budget says IFAC

The State's financial watchdog has warned there is "limited room" for tax cuts in next year's Budget.

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Milk quota ends for farmers

Farmers will not be limited by EU milk quotas today for the first time in 31 years.

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Report: Vulnerable children left on waiting lists due to lack of beds

Vulnerable children are being left on waiting lists or in care abroad due to a lack of secure care beds in Ireland.

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New food origin labelling rules start today

Country of origin labelling of all poultry, sheep and pigmeat becomes mandatory from today.

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Man in custody after Kildare blaze damages six houses

A man remains in Garda custody in Co Kildare this morning after being arrested in connection with a fire at a housing estate in Newbridge.

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