A leading member of the "We won't pay campaign" has described an incident in which a Garda was injured during yesterday's anti-water charges protest in Dublin, as "indefensible".

Child minder to go on trial for second time next year

A child-minder is to go on trial for a second time next May accused of causing serious harm to a ten-month-old baby.

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Tax receipts ahead of targets

The tax take is ahead of target for the first half of the year – with €20.6 billion collected to the end of June.

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Oil spill in Limerick

Over 2,000 litres of oil have leaked onto open land in Limerick.

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Cowen denies his government were "on autopilot" during crisis

Brian Cowen has denied that the government were "on autopilot" in the midst of the financial crisis.

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Historic Boland's Mill site to be redeveloped at cost of €150m

Planning permission has been granted to develop three new buildings at the Boland's Mill site in Dublin.

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M6 closed near Athlone after bin lorry overturned

An overturned bin truck has closed one of the country's busiest roads this afternoon.

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Man charged in connection with Dublin stabbing incidents

An 18-year-old man has been charged in connection with the investigation into a number of stabbings in Dublin City Centre on Saturday.

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Investigation into reported Leaving Cert marking on the DART

The State Examinations Commission is investigating a possible breach of protocol, after an examiner was seen marking a Leaving Cert paper on the DART.

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Unite members to strike at Bulmers

Trade union Unite today announced that its members at the Bulmers brewery in Clonmel will be taking strike action from 8am on Wednesday July 15.

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Primary teachers accept Lansdowne Road Agreement on public sector pay

Primary teachers have voted to accept the Lansdowne Road Agreement on public sector pay.

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Killer ex-footballer Wesley Ward fined for drunken row

An ex-footballer, who served a three-year sentence for killing a woman in Dublin, has been spared jail for getting into a drunken row with Luas security guards.

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Woman says she saw teacher correcting Leaving Cert paper on the DART

A woman has complained after allegedly spotting a teacher marking a Leaving Cert exam paper in public in a train station and on the DART.

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Former archbishop settles RTÉ defamation case

Former archbishop Richard Burke has settled his high court defamation action against RTÉ.

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Fixed Charge Notices to be extended to cyclists

Fixed Charge Notices will be introduced for cyclists, for offences such as breaking a red light and cycling without reasonable care.

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Eight held over Tunisian massacre

Eight people are in custody on suspicion of direct links to a deadly attack on a Tunisian beach resort, while police have released four others detained earlier in ...

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Last month was warmest June for 19 years

Surprising as it may sound, last month was the warmest June we have had in 19 years.

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Cowen accuses bankers over economy

There have been feisty exchanges at the banking inquiry where former Taoiseach Brian Cowen was giving evidence.

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23,000 jobs promised for agri-food sector

23,000 jobs are being promised as part of the Government’s ten year Agri-food strategy.

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Cork punter turns €3 into €19,503 with Lotto bet

A lucky punter from Co Cork is almost €20,000 richer this morning after last night's Lotto draw.

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LIVE: Brian Cowen appears before Banking Inquiry

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen is giving evidence to the Banking Inquiry today.

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Banks 'can do what they want', says mortgage reform group

A leading advocate for struggling mortgage holders has said that the banks have been allowed to do what they want.

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Last night's protest outside Leinster House 'not acceptable', says Senator

A Senator caught up in a protest outside Leinster House says yesterday's scenes were unacceptable.

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Taoiseach to meet US House of Representatives Speaker today

The Taoiseach will meet the Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner later today.

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Cyclists who break red lights could face fines

Cyclists who break red lights or cycle the wrong way up one way a street could face fines, under a new set of offences being announced this morning.

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School uniforms for overweight children not part of zero-VAT category

Children as young as seven are having to wear 'adult' size school uniforms because they are overweight, it has been reported.

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Search for man off Baltimore coast to resume this morning

The search for missing man Barry Davis Ryan off the coast of Baltimore in west Cork is set to resume at 8am this morning.

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Changes to One Parent Family Payment 'will force thousands further into poverty'

Changes to the One Parent Family Payment come into effect today.

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