Political leaders in Northern Ireland have until this afternoon to strike a deal as t alks on restoring Stormont powersharing continue.

Scale of bin charge rises a mystery

Households are facing increased bin charges — but no-one can say by how much, writes Juno McEnroe and Joe Leogue.

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'Baptism barrier' doesn't tackle need for multidenominational schools

Catholic Primary schools will no longer be permitted to use religion as a basis for admission.

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Citizen Assembly to deliver report on 8th Amendment to Oireachtas today

The Citizens Assembly will deliver its report on the 8th Amendment to the Oireachtas today.

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Gardaí to withdraw armed cover across Munster

Garda detectives are set to withdrawn 24/7 armed cover in most of the Munster region this Saturday, July 1, following the breakdown of talks in a row with senior ...

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Government budget policies run risk of overheating the economy according to European Commission

The European Commission says Ireland shouldn't scrap the Universal Social Charge.

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Garda Commissioner to face questions over homocide figures

The Garda Commissioner is set to face questions today over an internal review of homicide figures.

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Vera Twomey announces Ava will start medical cannabis treatment tomorrow - in Holland

Well known medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey has brought her daughter Ava abroad to access medicinal cannabis treatment.

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Dail hears call to end use of anti malarial drug by Defence Forces

The record of the Government in their treatment of current and former members of Defence Forces has beencriticised in the Dailtonight.

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Lucky player scoops €500,000 in Lotto Plus 1 draw

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto Jackpot, worth €5,352,232.

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Judge to give convicted sex offender one last chance

A judge has agreed to give one last chance to a convicted sex offender who poses a risk to public safety.

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South African man fails to stop deportation

A South African man who claims he is the primary carer of his three children has lost his bid to prevent his deportation from the State.

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Court hears woman 'can no longer look in the mirror' after mother of four bit off part of her ear

A mother-of-four bit off part of another woman’s ear off in a “horrific” attack, after she confronted the victim, believing her son had been bullying one of her ...

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Protester who was tackled by Canadian Ambassador appealing conviction

A protester who was tackled by the Canadian Ambassador at a 1916 commemoration ceremony in Dublin is appealing his conviction for a public order offence.

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Bill to ban fracking to be signed into law

A Bill to completely ban fracking is on its way to the President to be signed into law.

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Latest: James Brokenshire returns to Stormont to lead talks

Latest: Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has returned from Westminster to lead discussions at Stormont.

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Man dies after falling into slurry pit in Clare

A man in his early 50s has died after falling into a slurry pit in Co Clare.

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State report into Olympic ticketing scandal being withheld over legal issues

It has been confirmed that a State report into the Olympic ticketing scandal is being withheld because of legal issues.

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CCTV captures dramatic shooting incident in Limerick, gunman jailed

This is the dramatic moment four terrified youngsters ran in fear for their lives as a gunman fired two shots at them in a drive-by shooting, in retaliation for ...

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New laws to overhaul selection of judges may not pass before Dáil summer recess

It has emerged that new laws to overhaul the selection of judges may not pass before the Dáil breaks for its summer recess.

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Legislation to end ’baptism barrier’ welcome but key structural issue in education not addressed

Latest: The Educate Together movement has tonight welcomed the announcement the government will bring in legislation to end the so-called ‘baptism barrier’ ...

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Housing Minister reassures public over safety of Cork County Hall cladding

The Housing Minister is moving to reassure people about the safety of the headquarters of Cork County Council.

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Liam Neeson and Stephen Fry among stars backing same-sex marriage in North

Liam Neeson, Stephen Fry and Graham Norton have called for the introduction of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland ahead of a planned demonstration in the region. ...

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Dublin City Council removes a number of 'BleeperBikes' from streets following complaints

Dublin City Council says it removed a number of 'BleeperBikes' from streets because it was flooded with complaints.

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Sean Ducque found guilty of murder; prison officers wearing stab vests take him from court

A man who claimed he was provoked into shooting his friend outside an apartment complex in Dublin has been found guilty of his murder.

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Dublin official suggests doubling clamp fines for repeat offenders

Dublin Street parking services has suggested doubling the clamp fine if you have been clamped two or three times in the previous 12 months.

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to visit Ireland next week

Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau - named by the Taoiseach as one of his role models - is to visit Ireland next week.

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Two high-powered sports cars stolen from Wicklow house

Gardaí in Wicklow are investigating the theft of two high powered sports cars from a house in the early hours of Tuseday morning, writes William O'Toole.

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Court of Appeal was incorrect to overturn €900,000 defamation award, Supreme Court

The Court of Appeal was incorrect in overturning a €900,000 damages award for defamation to a man called a drug dealer by a newspaper, the Supreme Court has ...

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Sean Guerin asks Supreme Court to hear appeal against Alan Shatter's challenge to parts of his report

Barrister Sean Guerin has asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal against Alan Shatter's successful challenge to sections of his report concerning the former Justice ...

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Latest: Firefighter injured escaping blaze through window in Kildare

Latest: A firefighter has been injured escaping from a blaze through a first floor window of a house.

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Head of child protection: 'Too early' to have confidence in child protection reforms

The Government's head of child protection says it's too early to say he has confidence in reforms to protect children from abusive homes.

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Charities welcome creation of new Department of Community and Rural Affairs

Charities are welcoming the creation of the new Department of Community and Rural Affairs as a breakthrough for the sector.

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Taoiseach has admitted some households will face higher bin charges

Latest: People who are worried about the new bin charges are being advised to study their accounts.

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Man dies in farming accident in County Clare

A 52-year-old man has died following a farm accident in Co Clare, writes Patrick Flynn.

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Schools may be allowed share PPS numbers about children applying for admission places

Schools may be allowed share PPS numbers and other information about children applying for admission places, under proposals by Education Minister Richard Bruton, ...

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Latest: Anti-abortion campaigners defend proposed use of graphic images in protests

Latest: Anti-abortion campaigners have defended their proposed use of graphic images in protests scheduled for Dublin and Cork airports.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after pub owner loses sight in one eye after attack

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault in Cork in which a man was blinded in one eye.

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Pat Hickey says he will decide whether to sue after he clears his name

Latest: Pat Hickey has warned he'll decide if he'll sue after he clears his name.

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Department refuses to add 30 minutes to Junior Cert paper

Latest: The Department of Education has ruled out adding more time to the new Junior Cert English exam.

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Frustration over latest constituency changes

A number of TD's have been venting their anger at the latest constituency changes.

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Climate change and its social impacts hot topic at NUI Galway conference

Ireland needs more skilled personnel who understand climate change, and the effects it has on the world.

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Greystones student who drowned had just completed Junior Cert and was 'enthusiastic sailor'

The Irish teenager who drowned in Crete has been named as Laura Dempsey, writes Joyce Fegan.

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Fire safety checks on buildings to take place nationwide

Residential buildings over six storeys high across Ireland will undergo new fire safety tests.

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Zappone: 'My mission is protecting children'

Children's Minister, Katherine Zappone, says protecting, supporting and caring for children is her mission and the mission of Tusla.

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Man who saved woman and two kids from drowning in River Lee said he could see kids scratching at window

A man who saved a woman and her two children from drowning in their car in the River Lee said he was just in the right place at the right time, writes Eoin English. ...

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Latest: Airbnb calls for 'fair regulation' of short-term rental market

Latest: Airbnb has described as tragic claims that Irish families are being put out of their homes so landlords can make more money on short-term lettings.

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Stormont talks continue in last-ditch bid to settle powersharing deal

Negotiations to salvage powersharing in Northern Ireland are set to continue as parties mount a last-ditch effort to strike a deal ahead of Thursday's deadline.

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Shane Ross: Bill to reform the appointment of judges 'not radical enough'

Latest: Independent minister Shane Ross has said the government's bill to reform the appointment of judges 'is not radical enough' but the Transport Minister has ...

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Report: 20% rise in people trafficking in Ireland includes 'worryingly high' number of Irish children

There has been a rise of more than 20% in the number of people trafficked into Ireland.

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