A Limerick criminal who knocked down a garda and rammed a bus and two garda patrol cars, whilst driving a high-powered stolen BMW, told gardaí after his arrest: "I'm addicted to fast cars".

Ibrahim Halawa trial adjourned for 22nd time, says Amnesty International

There has been another adjournment in the trial of Ibrahim Halawa, according to Amnesty International Ireland.

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Woman who unlawfully drew €10,300 in children’s allowance also collected child benefit in UK

A 60-year-old Dublin woman unlawfully collected more than €10,000 in children’s allowance payments while living in the UK, a court was told today.

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Man arrested in connection with burglary at retail premises

A man, aged in his 20s, has been arrested in connection with a burglary at a retail premises in Stepaside, Dublin early this morning.

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Man withdraws injury claims after photos of him lugging suitcases onto coach emerge

An Irish-based Latvian national has withdrawn personal injury claims for €120,000 against insurance companies and two of their customers after having been secretly ...

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Arlene Foster feeling 'uplifted' after Irish lesson

Arlene Foster was left feeling "uplifted" after meeting Irish language pupils in Co Down.

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Latest: 'Rising costs' to blame for €1bn price tag for national children's hospital

Latest: It has been confirmed the cost of the new national children's hospital will be over €1bn - more than one and a half times the last estimate in 2014.

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Arlene Foster condemns Michelle O'Neill's decision to speak at IRA memorial

Arlene Foster has said she is disappointed that Sinn Féin's Stormont leader is attending a commemoration for eight IRA members killed by the SAS in the North.

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Jobstown false imprisonment trial opens

The trial has opened of Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six others who are accused of falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton.

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GRA General Secretary 'vehemently opposed' to any plan to link fines to driver’s salary

Rank and file gardaí are also calling on the Garda Commissioner to change the rules in order for them to be allowed have beards.

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Gardaí investigating murder of dissident leader mount dawn raids in Cork city

A range of material has been seized.

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Two men, aged 71 and 30, due in court after Shannon Airport security breach

It is understood that the pair, aged 71 and 30, breached the airport perimeter and approached a US military aircraft.

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Students put off by STEM subjects being seen as ‘too difficult’

Managing director of BT Ireland Shay Walsh thinks nurturing an interest from primary level is important: “The earlier you can get young minds involved and interested ...

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Gardaí investigating crash after which a man was assaulted

Two cars collided, and then the male driver of one of the vehicles was attacked by a number of men who were in the second car.

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€30k award for woman distressed by videoing of birth in Cork hospital

A €30,000 award was made yesterday to a woman for distress caused by the videoing of procedures for medical research when she was giving birth.

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Environmental groups sharply critical of Government plan for tackling climate change

Today is the last day for submissions on the draft Climate Change Plan.

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Latest: Simon Harris 'needs to explain a number of issues' about maternity hospital, says Alan Kelly

LATEST: Labour's Health spokesperson has said the Health Minister's comments today on the national maternity hospital have raised even more concerns.

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Man due in court charged with causing death by dangerous driving

The man is also charged with having no driving licence and using a motor vehicle without insurance.

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Gardaí ‘absolutely satisfied’ there was ‘full and proper investigation’ into deaths under review

A review is underway into how a number of killings were classified – and fears have been raised that the figures could be incorrect.

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Latest: TD adds to call for tax on owners of empty houses as homeless numbers rise

More than 5,000 people were homeless across the country last month and more than 200 were found sleeping rough in Dublin on one night this month.

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Dublin Gardaí issue appeal for missing teenage girl from Tyrone

Gardaí in Dublin are asking for help help in finding a 17-year-old girl from Tyrone.

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Garda Commissioner reveals she has been assaulted on the beat as GRA calls for audit of attacks

The Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan has revealed she has been assaulted while on the beat, but has stopped short of agreeing to a full audit of garda assaults. ...

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Latest: Minister publishes deal for the new national maternity hospital

Latest: The deal to move Holles Street Hospital to St Vincent's in Dublin has been published.

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Justice Minister tells GRA conference breath test scandal was 'failure of entire force'

The Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said rank-and-file Gardaí should not blame management for inflating breath test figures.

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More than 200 slept rough in Dublin on single night despite additional emergency beds

More than 200 people have been counted sleeping rough in Dublin on one night.

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Trial of seven, including TD Paul Murphy, on charges of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton delayed

The start of the trial of Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men on charges of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton has been delayed due to an issue arising with ...

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DUP and Sinn Fein clash over who to blame for public spending cuts

The DUP and Sinn Fein are at loggerheads over who to blame for public spending cuts in the North

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Kerry Councillor wants dog nappies designed to tackle 'serious issue' of dog fouling in county

A Kerry County Councillor is calling for the development of dog nappies.

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Trial of childminder hears that 10-month-old baby suffered seizures and detached retina

A professionally trained childminder has gone on trial charged with causing serious harm to a 10-month-old baby.

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0.3% of homes used an eighth of total water supply

Just over 2,000 of 771,348 metered homes are responsible for using nearly an eighth of the country's total municipal water supply.

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Battle to keep newly trained nurses in Ireland is being lost, survey claims

Eight out of every 10 student nurses due to qualify this year are considering leaving Ireland to work overseas, a survey shows.

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Ibrahim Halawa urges Enda Kenny to act to secure his release

An Irishman jailed in Egypt for four years without trial has written an impassioned plea to Taoiseach Enda Kenny for his release after seeing another inmate being ...

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John Halligan urges Government not to block Citizens' Assembly recommendations

Minister of state for jobs and Independent Alliance TD John Halligan made the comment as he said there must now be a referendum on the eighth amendment.

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52% of women continue to work during maternity leave

Over half of mothers (52%) continue to work during their maternity leave.

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Gardaí 'not prepared' for Swedish style terror attack

Gardaí say a terrorist attack similar to what happened in Stockholm in recent weeks could happen here, and frontline gardaí are not prepared for it.

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Bowel screening service saving lives says Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society says the HSE's Bowel Screening programme is saving lives.

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Men's Voices Ireland call for prenup agreements to be made legal

Men's Voices Ireland are the latest group to call for pre-nuptial agreements to be made legal in Ireland.

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Bird flu ban lifted on free-range poultry, health chiefs confirm

Health chiefs have lifted a bird flu ban which took free range chickens and eggs off dinner tables around the country.

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We want his death to be a lesson to others on the dangers of anabolic steroids: Family’s appeal

The family of a man who developed heart disease from anabolic steroids he used for bodybuilding say they hope his death will serve as a warning to others.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after over 30 cars vandalised on Dublin street

A major investigation has been launched after more than 30 cars were vandalised in a Dublin suburb overnight.

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Limerick pair accused of murdering man at house party

Two Limerick men have gone on trial accused of murdering a 30-year-old man at a house party two years ago.

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Group protests against Brexit outside Government Buildings

Around 100 people have protested outside Government Buildings against Brexit.

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Cork priest shortage could see Masses replaced by public prayers

The Diocese of Cork and Ross is facing a priest shortage crisis and some Masses could be replaced by public prayers with no communion in the years ahead.

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Iarnród Éireann warns of disruption to some services over Bank Holiday weekend

Iarnród Éireann has warned that there will be major service alterations on some lines over the Bank Holiday weekend due track improvement works.

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Couple 'horrified' after hospital carried out review into baby's death without their knowledge

A Co Galway couple say they were horrified after Portiuncula Hospital carried out a review into the death of their baby - without their knowledge.

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Children's Minister: Any delay in abortion referendum would be a betrayal of women's rights

Children's Minister Katherine Zappone has said that a referendum on abortion should take place by next spring, at the latest - and any delay would be a betrayal ...

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Government would struggle to cut public-sector pensions, says economist

The Government would find it very hard to change pension agreements for public sector workers, according to a leading economist.

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Health Minister favours review of wider issue of Church-State relationship

Health Minister Simon Harris is keen to begin a review of the ownership and patronage of dozens of hospitals across the country as he feels it is time to settle ...

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Firefighters tackle blaze at apartment in south Dublin

Five units of the Dublin Fire Brigade have attended a fire at an apartment on the south side of the city.

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Latest: Less than a third of nursing graduates offered contracts by HSE

LATEST: Just 29.8% of final year nursing students have been offered contracts by the HSE, a survey by the INMO has found.

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