A four-year-old girl and her seven-year-old brother are in State care this evening because of serious sexual abuse allegations against their mother and father.

We have nowhere else to turn, says cash-strapped animal centre

An animal centre in Kildare has said today that it needs to raise at least €8,000 “to simply catch up”.

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Little hope for change in US immigration law, says Governor

A leading Irish-American politician has said there is little hope of any reform of America's immigration law until at least the year 2020.

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Court rejects human trafficking claim by cannabis growhouse accused

A Chinese man arrested in a cannabis growhouse in Dublin will stand trial on drug charges after the High Court ruled that he is not a victim of human trafficking.

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Megaphone teacher has no regrets

The teacher who used a megaphone to disrupt the Education Minister's address at the ASTI conference said today that he has no regrets.

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ASTI chief gets death threat which included 'despicable references' to his kids

The General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland has condemned the treatment of the Education Minister Ruairi Quinn and claims he has been ...

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Man arrested in connection with Meath Post Office robbery

A man has been arrested in connection with a post office robbery in Enfield in Co Meath last Friday.

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CSO: Four counties above national average for incomes

Dublin is the richest county in Ireland with over €2,000 more disposable income per head than the national average, according to the Central Statistics Office.

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Buttimer tells canvassers: 'Don't take shortcuts over lawns and shrubbery'

Fine Gael's Cork South Central Deputy, Jerry Buttimer, has advised his party's candidates as the countdown continues to the Local and European elections.

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Home security firm to create 230 jobs

Up to 230 new jobs are on the way to 12 locations across the country at home security firm Phonewatch.

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Irish Olympian talks about fight with depression

Irish Olympic hero Eamonn Coghlan has spoken of his personal battle with depression at the end of his running career – and the importance of knowing that help is ...

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418 applications to pyrite scheme

The Department of the Environment said it has received 418 applications for its scheme to fund remediation work for homes damaged by pyrite.

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Social Welfare to demand repayments within weeks

The Department of Social Welfare is giving those who owe money 14 days to repay money owed.

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Laois road closure following multi-vehicle crash

Motorists in county Laois are being warned of a road closure in place following a multi-vehicle crash.

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Gardaí launch national campaign against phone use while driving

Gardaí are launching a nationwide blitz against people using mobile phones while driving tomorrow.

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Almost 10,000 a day on methadone, Minister reveals

Almost 10,000 addicts a day are using methadone.

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Quinn: Second-level reform will happen despite teacher objections

The Education Minister said the reform of the Junior Cycle has to happen, despite second level teacher objections.

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Local and European elections one month away

Local and European elections take place one month from today.

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Irish Water to fund 1,000 local authority redundancies

Irish Water is to be given money to fund over 1,000 voluntary redundancies at local authorities.

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