The North’s faltering power-sharing Executive has lurched towards another crisis after the Assembly voted down a bid to implement welfare reforms in the region.

Government reveals details of proposed Aer Lingus takeover after IAG agreement

International Airlines Group (IAG) looks set to take over Aer Lingus after the Government gave the green light to a €1.4bn bid.

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Government agrees to IAG proposal for State’s stake in Aer Lingus

The Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has confirmed the Government has agreed to a proposal from IAG to purchase the State’s 25% stake in Aer Lingus.

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Gardaí appeal for help finding Wexford man

Gardaí are appealing for help in tracing a missing Wexford man.

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Noise pollution could increase obesity risk

If you live in an area where there is excessive noise from traffic, aircraft or trains you could be more at risk of becoming obese.

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Bill O'Herlihy to be laid to rest on Friday

Legendary sports broadcaster Bill O'Herlihy will be laid to rest on Friday.

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Government to decide this evening on selling 25% Aer Lingus stake

The Taoiseach has said the Government will make a decision in the next few hours on the sale of the State's 25% shareholding in Aer Lingus.

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Body found in Wexford town

The body of a man has been found in Wexford town.

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Irish soldiers in Lebannon for another 12 months

The Cabinet has approved the deployment of Irish soldiers in Lebanon for a further 12 months.

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Gardaí plan speeding clampdown this weekend

Gardaí plan to have a major clampdown on speeding over the long weekend.

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Gorey Dunnes Stores to re-open tomorrow

Dunnes Stores in Gorey County Wexford is to re-open to the public tomorrow.

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Lay worker charged with indecently assaulting 10 boys

A lay church worker has appeared in court charged with indecently assaulting 10 boys over 13 years.

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Justice Minister to appoint former judge to oversee Garda misconduct claims

The Justice Minister will appoint a former judge to oversee the process of claims of Garda misconduct.

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Bobby Aylward takes his new seat in Leinster House today

The Dáil's newest TD has arrived in Leinster House.

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VIDEO: Priest allegedly stops traveller woman from entering church because of her dress

A priest in County Clare has been criticised for refusing members of the travelling community entry into a First Holy Communion.

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Children at risk of abuse in asylum centres 'unacceptable' say Tusla

The Chief Executive of Tusla has said that it is unacceptable that children in asylum centres are at risk of abuse.

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Cabinet to reconvene today to discuss possible Aer Lingus sale

The Cabinet plans to reconvene later to discuss the possible sale of the State's stake in Aer Lingus.

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FF TD admits his parliamentary party is "male, stale and outside the pale"

A Fianna Fáil TD admits his Parliamentary Party is "male, stale and outside the pale".

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Couple in court after son fails to attend school since last summer

The parents of a boy with educational difficulties have been warned by a judge that they are making things worse by keeping him out of school.

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SIPTU wants IAG to commit to no redundancies

SIPTU, the union which represents half of the workforce at Aer Lingus, has said that it will "vigorously oppose" the airline's takeover, unless IAG provides commitments ...

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Elderly man in court in connection with sexual offences over 13-year period

A 76 year old man has appeared in court charged with indecently assulting 10 boys over a 13 year period.

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Psychiatric nurses 'afraid to work' at Galway unit

The Psychiatric Nurses Association says many of its members at a Galway facility are "afraid to come into work".

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NI's welfare debate set to fail

The power-sharing administration in Belfast is facing a major crisis after a vital Assembly debate on implementing welfare reforms began without a last minute political ...

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Crimestoppers appeal for information on 1995 murder

Crimestoppers is appealing for information on a murder that happened 20 years ago.

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Man in his 70s held in connection with sexual abuse cases from 70s and 80s

An elderly man is due in court in Dublin today charged in connection with a number of alleged sexual offences.

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Party activist leaves FF in Cork

Cork Fianna Fáil activist, Ken Curtin, has announced he is resigning from the party.

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UN boss urges Europe to increase migrant search and rescue operations

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has urged Europe to do more to save lives in the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

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Gardaí make two arrests in connection with Benny Whitehouse shooting

Gardaí investigating the fatal shooting of Benjamin (Benny) Whitehouse last September have arrested two people.

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Cork's FF deputy mayor considers future in party after rainbow flag row

Fianna Fáil is facing another internal spat after Cork's deputy Lord Mayor stormed out of an internal party meeting last night after being asked to explain why he ...

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Impact: We will continue to look for job security for Aer Lingus staff

The Impact union is warning industrial action could be on the cards, if it does not get commitments on Aer Lingus jobs.

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Robinson stable after heart attack

The condition of Northern Ireland’s First Minister has stabilised in the wake of a suspected heart attack, a senior party colleague has said.

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VIDEO: Anti-water charge protesters claim Cork deputy mayor snubs petition

A row has broken out in Cork City Council after the deputy Lord Mayor of Cork refused to accept a petition of 15,000 Irish Water boycott signatures from anti-water ...

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Man tied up and couple confronted by raiders at home in Wicklow

Gardaí are hunting an armed gang who tied up a man and confronted a couple at their home in Wicklow.

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Seanad report urges schools to educate children about farm safety

There are calls for special days in schools to educate children about the dangers farms pose to them.

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Focus Ireland: Homelessness in Dublin at another crisis point

Focus Ireland has said that Dublin has reached another crisis point as family homelessness peaks again.

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Psychiatric nurses to begin work-to-rule over security concerns

Psychiatric nurses at University College Hospital Galway will begin their work to rule today.

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Govt announces funding reprieve for charities

The Government has announced €1.3m for a range of disability and health groups whose State funding had been cut.

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