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'This happened when I was six because I know my numbers': Heartbreaking evidence from 4 molested sisters

One of the four sisters molested by the man told gardaí the abuse made her feel sad. Another said: “This happened when I was six because I know my numbers."

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Gardaí accept €50m pay deal

Three quarters of rank-and-file gardaí with the GRA who returned ballots have voted to accept a Labour Court €50m pay deal, in a move which is certain to speed up ...

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Fatal Waterford crash: Three men who died may have been from Cork

Gardaí are investigating whether the three people killed in a horror crash in Dungarvan yesterday were from Cork city, writes Kevin O'Neill.

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House-breaking implements found and 9 arrested in Operation Thor swoop

Nine men have been arrested as part of Operation Thor in Waterford.

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Trial begins of man accused of mother's stabbing death

The accused's sister said she heard her mum scream "stop" and said she was punched in the head when she tried to intervene.

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SVP expects 50,000 calls over Christmas period

The Society of St Vincent dePaul expects to receive more than 50,000 calls for help in the coming weeks.

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Mick Wallace attempting to save family home in bankrupcy proceedings

The High Court has heard that Mick Wallace is trying to save his family home as part of proceedings to have him declared a bankrupt.

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NUJ appeals for 'moral leadership' as INM votes on pension arrangements

Latest: The National Union of Journalists have called on the shareholders of Independent News and Media to show "a streak of decency".

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Republican charged over death of a Jean McConville has dementia, court told

A veteran republican charged in connection with the notorious IRA murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville is suffering from dementia and would not be able to fully ...

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Future of Midlands Regional Hospital 'uncertain'

The future of the Midlands Regional Hospital is uncertain and significant risks remain, according to a HIQA review. 

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Leo Varadkar: Those who paid water bills can't end up worse off

A cabinet minister believes people who paid their water bills can't end up worse off than those who didn't.

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Repak encourages recycling this Christmas

Over 80% of us will recycle the packing from our Christmas presents this year.

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Clinical trial for malignant melanoma launched in Cork

A new clinical trial has been launched in Cork for improved treatment of a form of skin cancer.

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New parent and student charter to be unveiled in schools

A new Parent and Student charter in the country's schools is being unveiled in proposed new laws.

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One dead and three injured in two car collision in Cork

A man has died and three others injured in a two car collision which occurred on the N72 Fermoy to Ballyhooely Road at 8am this morning.

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The county with the most divorces has been revealed

The heartbreak capital of Ireland has been revealed.

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Compass is a new information hub for jobseekers

A new information hub for jobseekers is being unveiled today.

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Barnardos: Effect of domestic abuse on children getting worse

Barnardos says the effects of domestic abuse on children are getting worse.

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Irish households to spend an average of €2,500 this Christmas

Irish households will spend an average of more than €2,500 for Christmas 2016.

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Fianna Fáil indicates support for charge on excessive use of water

Fianna Fáil has indicated that those who use excessive amounts of water should have to pay for it.

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Tests carried out on guns after gangland killing

Ballistic experts are conducting forensic tests on two guns found in the wake of a suspected gangland assassination in Dublin.

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Concern for Pádraig Pearse's final letter of surrender which looks set to leave Ireland

Concerns are being raised that Pádraig Pearse's final letter of surrender is set to leave Ireland.

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VIDEO: Firefighters brave exploding oil tank to avert tragedy in Cork

Firefighters braved toxic fumes and an exploding domestic home heating oil storage tank to avert tragedy today.

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Elderly woman hospitalised after being struck by a car in Dublin

A woman in her 70's has been seriously injured after being struck by a car in the Crumlin area of Dublin.

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Ceremony for Irish Defence Forces taking place at Dublin Castle today

All serving members of the Defence Forces will receive a 1916 Centenary Commemorative Medal this year.

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Latest: Three males dead and six injured in Waterford crash

Update 6.57pm: Three males have now been confirmed deceased following a two-vehicle collision on the N72 earlier today.

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Winning lottery ticket worth over €11m sold in Dublin

Someone in Dublin has won a massive €11,345,002 in last night's Lotto jackpot.

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ASTI secondary school members to be balloted on new deal in January

Secondary School teachers will be balloted in January on a new deal aimed at ending their dispute with the Government.

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Leo Varadkar sparks row over DJ move

Leo Varadkar’s venture into the world of broadcasting as a DJ has sparked a war of words, writes Daniel McConnell.

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2016 People of the Year Awards took place last night

Everyday heroes were honoured alongside sporting heroes last night.

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Statement from Dublin private school said it supports external investigations into alleged assault

The Board of Governors of King's Hospital School in Dublin says it fully supports external investigations which are underway into an alleged assault.

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Jackpot alert! Someone's won more than €11m in the Lotto

No word yet of where the ticket was sold.

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ASTI recommends rejection of pay proposal as it decides to ballot members

The ASTI is to ballot its members on a set of pay proposals from the Department of Education.

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Dublin Gardaí bring in more national Garda Units to investigate suspected gangland assassination

Update 9.40pm: More national Garda units have been brought in to investigate the latest gangland shooting in Dublin.

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James Reilly: Ability to 'play God' and overrule recommendations 'dangerous'

Former Health Minister James Reilly says the ability of the current Minister to overrule a recommendation to not pay for a ground-breaking Cystic Fibroses drug is ...

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140 migrants rescued from Mediterranean by Irish Navy

The Irish Navy has rescued over 140 migrants in the Mediterranean.

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Enda Kenny denies making fools of those who paid water bills

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted the Government is not making fools of people who have paid their water charges — despite putting a decision on whether to issue ...

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Cork SVP has no cash for first time in 40 years

St Vincent de Paul in Cork has no money in the bank for the first time in more than 40 years as its multi-million ‘rainy day’ fund has dried up, writes Claire O'Sullivan. ...

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Jailing for fines down by 1,000 cases

The number of people being jailed for failing to pay court fines has fallen by around 1,000 following the introduction of laws aimed at effectively eliminating the ...

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TDs to vote on State Transitory Pension

TDs will be asked to vote on restoring a weekly payment for people who are too old to work, but too young to claim a pension.

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ASTI to consider pay proposals today

The executive council of the ASTI is meeting today to consider pay proposals in a bid to resolve their ongoing dispute.

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Man killed in Dublin park named

A man in his 30s has been killed after a shooting in Dublin last night.

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Woman killed in Cork car crash

A woman has been killed in traffic accident near Blarney, County Cork.

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First transatlantic flights from Cork Airport to US cleared for take-off

Plans to launch the first transatlantic flights from Cork Airport to the US have finally been cleared for take-off after a stalled licence was sanctioned last night. ...

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Gardaí investigate alleged sex attack at teenage disco

Gardaí are probing an alleged sex attack on a girl at a disco in Limerick which was billed as “Munster’s biggest disco for third year and transition year students”. ...

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Man's body with gunshot wounds discovered in Dublin park

Gardaí in Lucan are investigating the discovery of the body this evening.

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Brazil bank receives Pat Hickey's €400,000 bail

A Brazilian bank has received the €400,000 bond required to allow Pat Hickey to leave Brazil.

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Ireland celebrates moving one step closer to legalising cannabis for medicinal use

Doctors would decide if patients suffering from diseases such as cancer might benefit from cannabis products.

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Limerick prisoner 'knocked down after attempting to flee from gardaí'

A prisoner was injured during a failed attempt to escape today, the Limerick Leader reported today.

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