The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the "first big win" of the Brexit negotiations will be the retention of the Common Travel Area between Britain and Ireland.

Judge reveals €17,000 tracker overcharging 'to give heart to others'

A district court judge has likened the tracker mortgage scandal to “bank robberies” and revealed that he, too, was overcharged by his bank to the tune of €17,000.

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Bill may force social media networks to take down posts that could prejudice trials

Social networks could face massive fines if they fail to take down posts that could prejudice a trial.

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Latest: Gardaí appeal for help to find car being driven by armed man after 'series of incidents'

Latest: Gardaí investigating a series of incidents in Tallaght in Dublin this morning are asking for the public's help in finding a car being driven by an armed ...

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SDLP leader: British direct rule must not and cannot be the Plan B

The leader of the SDLP has called for Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionists to publish what progress has been made on powersharing talks.

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Irish Rail finds high rate of drug test failure among contracted employees

One in seven employees of companies contracted to work on Ireland's railways failed a drug test in the last year.

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Schools will have to find alternative arrangements for pupils who opt out of religious studies

Schools will be forced to find alternative arrangements for pupils who want to opt out of religious studies.

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Calls for Govt-funded research into extent of sexual violence

There are growing calls for a Government-funded study on the extent of sexual violence in Ireland.

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Two companies announce 60 jobs for Clare

Global medical software company Vitalograph is announcing 50 new jobs as part of a significant expansion in County Clare.

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Europe finds contaminated water, dampness and persistent mould in some local authority housing

It has been revealed that landlords in Dublin are cramming up to 30 people into properties as they rake in thousands of euro a week.

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Gardaí and the HSA to investigate death of man in Cork who died while making storm repairs

Gardaí and the HSA are investigating the death of a 52-year-old man in West Cork.

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Minister for Finance to meet three bank executives over tracker mortgage scandal

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will meet the executives of three banks across the course of today about the tracker mortgage scandal.

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Deliberate car fires in three Belfast streets racially motivated, says PSNI

"It is vile that anyone would be targeted in an attempt to make them feel unwelcome in an area."

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Irish couple injured in Turkey minibus crash

An Irish couple have been involved in a minibus crash in Turkey.

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Restrictions possible for free under-sixes GP scheme; doctors raise workload concern

Restrictions may be introduced for some children under the free GP care scheme, because of concerns from GPs about the extra workload they have had to take on.

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Two men killed in Cork and Wicklow while carrying out storm repairs

Two men have died in separate incidents in Cork and Wicklow while carrying out repairs to storm damage over the weekend.

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Traveller couple with one-year-old baby sleeping in van after losing caravan roof in Storm Ophelia

"We are sleeping with our clothes on in the van at night and our daughter is frightened and very afraid and scared."

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Children's Hospital water sprinkler system 'will exceed what safety legislation requires'

The board of the National Children's Hospital has said the provision of fire sprinkler protection measures in the new hospital will exceed the number that is set ...

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Police hailed for bravery after rescuing man from car in Lough Neagh

Police officers have been commended for their bravery after rescuing a man from a car after it entered Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland.

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Fianna Fáil calls on Government to publish pension report

Fianna Fáil has criticised the Government for failing to publish the report on the pension system.

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Refurbished Bewley's Café 'to feature chocolate factory and bakery'

Bewley's Cafe in Dublin is set to reopen next month.

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Locals in Belfast suburb heard murdered woman's screams, says MLA

Neighbours of a murdered woman who have CCTV fitted around their homes have been urged to let detectives review recordings.

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Party to celebrate history of Moore Street today

Dublin's famous Moore Street will be taking a step back in time today.

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Young sailors rescued in Dún Laoghaire after Storm Brian hits

A number of young sailors were assisted from the sea when Storm Brian hit Dún Laoghaire Harbour in Dublin yesterday.

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Latest: 6,000 still without power as work continues on electricity network

Latest: ESB Networks crews are working to restore power to about 6,000 customers who remain without it.

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Minister to meet banks on tracker mortgage scandal as new figures show Ireland has highest interest rates in EU

Latest: Finance Minister Paschal Donohoeis to meet with top bankers tomorrow to discuss a redress scheme for the tracker mortgage scandal.

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Cork County Council place flood barriers, warn of likely road closure

There is a significant flood in the River Blackwater and the N72 Park Road in Mallow is likely to be closed to traffic from 11.30 pm tonight.

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No 'budget bounce' as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil slip in opinion polls

The Taoiseach is likely to be disappointed to have missed out on a 'budget bounce' in the latest opinion poll.

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The Lotto results are in

There was no winner of tonight's €7,078,633 jackpot but one ticket claimed a big prize.

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Here's the weather outlook following Storm Brian

Storm Brian has caused some flooding and travel disruption across the country, with gusts of more than 100km/h.

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Two men held on suspicion of murder after woman found dead in Belfast

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in Finaghy on the outskirts of Belfast.

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Update: Missing 16-year-old in Ballymun found

Update 5.38pm: Stefan Mooney, who was missing from Ballymun, has been located safe and well.

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Call for Government to fund new study in sexual violence in Ireland

There are calls for the Government to carry out a new study into sexual violence, 15 years from when the first one was published.

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225 people caught speeding; including one doing 177km/h in 100km zone

Two hundred and twenty five people were caught speeding on National Slow Down day yesterday.

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Man arrested in connection with €1m Offaly drugs seizure due in court

A man in his 30s is due in court this morning in connection with a drugs seizure worth more than €1m in Co Offaly.

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'Not too late' to resolve Irish Rail strike: FF

Yesterday, unions at Iarnród Éireann announced five 24-hour strikes as a dispute with management over pay escalates.

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Young man dies after being struck by two cars while crossing road

A man in his late 20s has been killed after he was struck by two cars in Co Louth.

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Storm Brian forces closure of some bridges and roads in Cork; Shannon overflows

Latest: ESB Networks has continued to restore electricity supply following Hurricane Ophelia but approximately 19,500 customers remain without supply, a number of ...

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Man in his 30s to appear in court tomorrow over Offaly €1m drug seizure

A man in his 30s who was arrested on Wednesday evening in relation to a cocaine and cannabis seizure is scheduled to appear before the Criminal Court of Justice ...

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Health officials issue alert after measles outbreak reported in Dublin

Two cases of measles have been identified in north Dublin, the HSE has said.

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No winner in tonight's €55.6m Euromillions jackpot

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More than €15k in cash, 8,000 cigarettes and a car seized in Cork city

Cash, unstamped cigarettes, and a car were seized earlier today following a number of searches at premises on the north side of Cork city.

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Latest: Ibrahim Halawa tells of his joy at being freed

Latest: Ibrahim Halawa has described his joy at being a free man.

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Man accused of vandalising The George gay bar given deadline to decide plea

A man accused of vandalising one of Dublin’s best known gay bars with homophobic graffiti has been given four weeks to decide how he will plead.

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Taoiseach: 'You can bear a child in less time' than NI can resolve Stormont crisis

The Taoiseach has expressed frustration at the length of time the powersharing crisis has lasted in Northern Ireland, pointing out that many pregnancies are shorter. ...

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M20 Cork-Limerick motorway is priority for Government, according to Finance Minister

The Minister for Finance has told a post budget meeting of business leaders in Limerick that the M20 Limerick-Cork motorway is a national priority for government.

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Dispute over alleged unlawful occupation of pub may delay Apollo House redevelopment, court hears

A dispute over a publican's alleged unlawful occupation of the Long Stone pub in Dublin's city centre could delay the planned sale and redevelopment of the Apollo ...

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Gardaí seek help tracing missing Cork teenager

Gardaí are appealing for help from the public in tracing the whereabouts of a missing Cork teenager.

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Homeless woman entitled to costs after legal aid system reached its monthly quota, court rules

A homeless mother who successfully fought an attempt to take her newborn baby into care is entitled to her legal costs after her lawyers had to work for her for ...

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Man who Gardaí 'considered a risk to national infrastructure' secures temporary halt on job dismissal

A man who was dismissed from his job with the ESB after being informed he is considered a risk to the national infrastructure has secured a temporary High Court ...

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