A retired school teacher and his wife, a former nurse, have been found dead in a suspected double murder.

Cork launches electric car initiative in aim to become European Green Capital

The increasing popularity of electric cars is set to have a major effect on transportation in Ireland, according to the Evening Echo.

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Govt cut VAT on herbal tea

The Government is cutting the VAT rate on herbal tea as part of measures included in the Finance Bill.

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Father-of-one admits part in Dublin cannabis operation

A man has admitted his part in a major drugs operation in west Dublin.

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PAC to investigate spending at defunct Hepatitis C support group

The Public Accounts Committee has agreed to investigate spending at a Hepatitis C group.

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Gardaí find hatchet at scene of double-killing in Donegal

Gardaí in Donegal are questioning a 42-year-old man over the deaths of a couple in their 70s.

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Gardaí hunt for man after two stabbed in Cork

Two men have been stabbed after a fight with a third man broke out on the grounds of Cork University Hospital within the past hour.

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Pringle: Máiria Cahill debate will be 'a lot of political point-scoring'

An Independent TD is questioning why a Dáil debate is to be held into the issues raised by Máiria Cahill.

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Racehorse trainer Philip Fenton's trial begins

Veterinary inspectors waited four weeks to give a leading Irish racehorse trainer a list of steroids and medicine allegedly found in a cardboard box in his stables, ...

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Court awards severely disabled boy €2.75m in damages

A severely disabled 12-year-old boy, whose twin brother died in the womb, is to receive an interim settlement of €2.75m for the injuries he suffered at birth.

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Tánaiste: Irish Water timeline 'too ambitious'

The Tánaiste Joan Burton has told the Dáil that the timeline for the establishment of Irish Water was "too ambitious".

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Man charged with attempting to murder child aged two

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a child was discovered with a fractured skull.

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Three Ireland partnership creates 74 jobs in Waterford

Three Ireland have announced 74 new jobs in Waterford.

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Gardaí investigate possibility Donegal couple died of multiple wounds

By Stephen Maguire Murder squad detectives are investigating a double killing this morning in Carndonagh.

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Three held after Dublin Airport tobacco seizure

Three men have been questioned by Revenue after a tobacco seizure at Dublin Airport.

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41% of families spend less than an hour per week being active together - survey

Some 41% of families spend less than one hour per week being active together.

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Healy slams Ceann Comhairle in speaking-rights row

A prominent member of the Dáil Technical Group has criticised Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett, saying he had switched position three times on the issue of speaking ...

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SF TD Toibín: I have no doubt the IRA moved abusers; That was wrong

Pressure is mounting on the Sinn Féin leader to reveal whether sex offenders expelled by the IRA were subsequently moved to the Republic.

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Elderly couple found dead in Donegal house; Man arrested

Gardaí in Buncrana in Co Donegal are investigating the discovery of the body of a man and a woman in their 70s at a house in Carndonagh.

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MEP Childers: We need more time to get Irish Water right

An Irish MEP is calling for the roll-out of water charges to be suspended until a proper system is in place.

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Coal fires and traffic affecting air quality, as Irish emissions fail WHO targets in four cases

Ireland falls below strict World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on air pollution for four potentially harmful emissions.

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Man found with empty bottle of vodka killed by 'fatal alcohol level'

A man discovered collapsed in a park having drunk a fatal level of alcohol had been released from Garda custody less than three hours earlier.

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Taoiseach to name date for discussion of issues raised in Maíria Cahill case

Politicians are waiting for a date to discuss the Maíria Cahill abuse allegations, after the Taoiseach confirmed yesterday that the Dáil would set aside time to ...

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Ireland's voting power 'could be cut to third by new EU system'

Ireland's voting power in Europe could be cut to a third of its present level.

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Man stopped trying to board ferry with large amount of cash

A man in his 40s was stopped and questioned at Dublin Port yesterday while he was attempting to board a ferry to Holyhead with a large amount of cash.

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Kenny expected to press for EU concessions on emissions

The Taoiseach is in Brussels for a meeting of the European Council and a Euro Summit.

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Rent control would make price problem worse: PRTB

A new report is warning against the introduction of rent controls as a means of addressing problems in the private rental sector.

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Bomb at Limerick housing estate 'was viable'

The army says a bomb discovered in a housing estate in Limerick overnight was viable.

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