President Michael D Higgins has said the United Nations and European Union have failed tens of thousands of refugees and migrants dying and risking death for a new life.

PSNI appeal for witnesses to Antrim burglary

Detectives in the North are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a house in county Antrim yesterday morning.

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Social Democrats reveal five election candidates

The new Social Democrats party is unveiling five new election candidates today.

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Govt gives councillors until end of the month to decide on Property Tax rate

The Government has decided that 80% of the money raised by the Local Property Tax next year will be retained locally, to fund vital public services.

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Links creche fined after TV expose, but owner is let off

A Dublin creche has been fined €1,000 and allowed to stay open after a staff member was secretly filmed “rough-handling” and shouting at children.

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Gardaí carrying out forensic examinations of homes near scene of Dublin murder

House to house inquiries are underway following yesterday's murder in Tallaght, Dublin.

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Bob Geldof: The refugee crisis is 'a f*cking disgrace'

Bob Geldof says he is ashamed of Europe's handling of the refugee crisis and he has offered to take in four families to assist in the growing crisis.

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Varadkar plays down reports patients won't go to hospital on 'wrong' side of Liffey

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has played down reports that a new hospital is struggling to fill its beds because it is on the "wrong" side of the Liffey.

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Online campaign pledges more than 6,000 Irish beds to refugees

An online campaign to offer support to refugees caught up in the current crisis has collected 6,090 bed pledges from all over Ireland in the last two days.

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GRA president: Callinan was forced out

The president of the Garda Representative Association has said it is still their position that former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan was forced out of office.

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Frances Fitzgerald indicates Ireland will take 1,800 refugees

The Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has indicated Ireland will accept in the region of 1,800 refugees in response to the current crisis.

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Galway company to send team of communications volunteers to Greece

A Galway company is sending a team of volunteers to Greece to provide refugees with communications technology.

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Young man killed in Cavan crash

A young man has been killed after a crash in Cavan yesterday evening.

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Kelly: Peter McVerry and I have same agenda; no need for tit-for-tat on homelessness

The minister responsible for the homelessness problem has revealed he has not yet met one of the country's leading campaigners in the area.

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10,000 new houses would bring 25,000 more jobs: Parlon

The economy could get a huge boost if 10,000 more houses are built a year, according to the Construction Industry Federation.

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INMO outlines' serious safety concerns' about Kildare care centre

The INMO has said it has serious patient safety concerns over St Raphael's centre for people with disabilities in Celbridge, Co Kildare.

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Gardaí appeal for information after Tallaght death

Investigations are continuing following the death of a man in Tallaght in Dublin yesterday evening.

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Soldiers find explosives in search for missing teenager Ciara Breen

Explosives have been found during the search for missing teenager Ciara Breen.

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'I couldn't sleep properly, I've a three year old son' said Alan Kelly

A cabinet minister has said Ireland will lead the world in dealing with the refugee crisis, and consider asylum for thousands who need it.

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Man dies after serious assault in Dublin

A man has died after a serious assault in Tallaght this evening.

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Michael Kitt announces retirement after next General Election

Michael Kitt has announced he is to retire from politics.

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Clare man willing to take in refugees after seeing harrowing image of Aylan Kurdi

A Co Clare man, who has been moved by the images of the dead Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi, says he is willing to foster or adopt one of the refugees.

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Fr McVerry: People 'safer sleeping rough than in some emergency hostels'

Some of the hostel provision being offered to homeless people is so bad that they are better off sleeping rough, according to campaigner Fr Peter McVerry.

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Taoiseach to meet British Prime Minister about crisis in the North

Enda Kenny and David Cameron are convening crisis talks on Northern Ireland next week.

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Ireland will be '€1.7bn better off' with minimum pricing for alcohol

Ireland is pushing ahead with new laws to create a minimum price for alcohol.

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Taoiseach: Refugee crisis 'a human catastrophe'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the plight of refugees coming to Europe as "a human catastrophe".

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PSNI investigating Kevin McGuigan murder make 13th arrest

A 46-year-old man has been arrested by detectives hunting the killers of Kevin McGuigan.

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'Day of action' planned in Dublin to raise awareness of refugee crisis

A day of action is to be held in Dublin on Saturday in an effort to raise awareness of the mounting refugee crisis across Europe.

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French President Francois Hollande to visit Ireland during Somme commemoration

The French President Francois Hollande will visit Ireland next year.

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PSNI calls for monitoring of paramilitary groups in North

Police in the North have said they would support an independent assessment of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland after IRA members shot a man dead.

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Ashling Brady McCarthy: 'What was done to me was scandalous'

Irish nanny Ashling Brady McCarthy has described as “scandalous” her treatment at the hands of US prosecutors who charged her with murdering a baby in her care.

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New CAO system 'will reduce the pressure on students', claims Minister

A proposed new CAO points system will cut pressure on school-leavers and encourage more to take higher level papers, education chiefs claim.

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Court ruling casts doubt on Government plan for minimum alcohol prices

The Irish Government's plan to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol suffered a setback today after a new legal ruling from the European Court of Justice.

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Tipperary publican died starting vintage lorry - 'something he had done a thousand times'

A well-known Tipperary publican and farmer who had a passion for vintage machinery died last night while starting a vintage lorry, one of his four devastated children ...

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Anglo customers were moved from streets into backroom meetings 'to avoid making bank run worse'

It has been revealed that senior staff at Anglo Irish Bank believed it was doomed to collapse just days before the bank guarantee in 2008.

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Creighton to contact Garda Commissioner about Fennelly Report

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has said that she will contact the Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan regarding the recent Fennelly Report.

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'Scores of people' ready to back firebrand preacher after sermon on 'satanic' Islam

Scores of people have rallied to support an evangelical preacher who branded Islam "satanic" and "heathen", a court has heard.

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Tipperary publican in fatal accident while repairing vintage truck

Tributes have been made made to a well-known Tipperary publican and farmer who was killed in a workplace accident last night.

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Howlin: Taoiseach telling Gilmore about plan to send civil servant to Callinan's house 'would have been better'

A Labour Minister has said that it "would have been better" if the Taoiseach met the former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore before a civil servant was sent to Martin Callinan's ...

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Man arrested in Donegal after shooting at wedding reception

A man has been arrested in Donegal in connection with a shooting incident in Derry last night.

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Man killed in Tipperary workplace accident

A man has died following a workplace accident at a garage in Co Tipperary last night.

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Banking Inquiry to hear evidence on credit policies at Anglo

The Banking Inquiry will hear evidence from further witnesses relating to Anglo Irish Bank as well as Irish Life and Permanent and Permanent TSB today.

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Taoiseach meeting President Hollande in France today

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is travelling to France today where he will meet President Hollande to discuss a number of key issues including the migrants crisis and climate ...

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CAO points system set for overhaul in 2017

The grading and CAO points system in the Leaving Certificate is getting ready for its first overhaul in more than 20 years.

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Eircom systems returning to normal

Eircom systems are returning to normal this morning.

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Minister Kelly will 'meet us halfway' to tackle homeless crisis

The Environment Minister has committed to helping tackle Dublin's homeless crisis.

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Exchequer figures could lead to more jobs

A business group says the latest Exchequer figures could lead to more jobs being created, as the country's finances improve.

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No winner of Lotto jackpot

There was no winner of the midweek Lotto jackpot, worth over 4.6 million euro.

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Sinn Féin calls on Enda Kenny to bring the Dáil back early

Enda Kenny should bring the Dáil back early from its summer recess to debate the findings of the Fennelly report.

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Eircom services stable for those impacted by outage

Eircom has issued a second statement this evening regarding the outage today, which affected its network.

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