Here are the five days when the Dáil bar was the most busy this year

The till took in €4,610.60 that day

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University Hospital Kerry reviewing more than 46,000 patient scans

A review is being conducted of more than 46,000 x-rays, CAT scans and ultrasounds at University Hospital Kerry.

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Waiting list for driving tests now 'unacceptably long'

The waiting list for driving tests has almost doubled in the past two months.

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Fine Gael 'wants Cabinet unity on abortion referendum'

Fine Gael has called for Cabinet unity over the referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

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Survey reveals attitudes to STIs among young people in Ireland

Almost seven out of 10 respondents to a survey of young adults in Ireland said that they have never had an STI check.

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Over 20% of Irish drivers admit to driving the morning after a night out

A recent survey of over 6,000 motorists found that one in five people have, on at least one occasion in the past year, driven on the morning after a night out while ...

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Union 'not in a position' to cancel strike by Ryanair pilots

The IMPACT union has said that it is not in a position to call off Wednesday's planned strike action by Ryanair pilots until it meets with the company.

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Appeal for witnesses after man dies in Dublin road accident

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road accident in Dublin this morning.

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Winter Solstice at Newgrange to be streamed live

Fáilte Ireland and the OPW have teamed up to give everyone an opportunity to watch the winter Solstice effect within the passage tomb at Newgrange.

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One year on from Apollo House, homelessness crisis 'getting worse'

The homelessness crisis in Ireland has worsened, campaigners claimed.

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Peter McVerry Trust announces new social housing projects

The Peter McVerry Trust is announcing the first phase of a series of social housing projects for Dublin.

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Hundreds of GAA players sleep rough to raise awareness of homelessness

Over 400 GAA players have been sleeping rough on streets across the country overnight to raise awareness of homelessness.

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Wicklow woman to run 'lap of the map' in aid of RNLI

On New Year's Day, 65 year-old-Mary Hickey will start to run the entire coast of Ireland.

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400 GAA stars take part in sleep out for homeless

More than 400 GAA stars, past and present, are taking part in a massive sleep out tonight.

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No Lotto winner - jackpot heads for €5m

The results are in….

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Latest: Gardaí treating death of Limerick pensioner Rose Hanrahan as murder

Latest: Gardaí have upgraded the death of 78-year-old Rose Hanrahan to a murder investigation.

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Gardaí find body of Limerick man missing since Tuesday

Gardaí searching for a man who has been missing from Limerick city since December 12 have found his body.

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Motorist in Clare trapped in car for an hour as emergency services search for her

A motorist was left trapped for an hour in her car after it left the road and crashed into a ditch in Co Clare.

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Celbridge on alert as lucky EuroMillions player wins €500,000

A lucky National Lottery player woke up to a lovely Christmas gift today after scooping €500,000 in last night’s EuroMillions Plus draw.

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Politicians called on to campaign as little as possible on abortion referendum

There are calls for politicians to do as little campaigning as possible on the forthcoming abortion referendum.

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Kerry councillor organises protest over housing of asylum seekers

A protest is getting underway in Kerry over the processes used to house asylum seekers.

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Emergency accommodation announced for over 100 people before Christmas

Emergency accommodation has been announced for 100 single people along with 24 families in Dublin.

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Latest: Locals pay tribute to pensioner found dead in Limerick

Locals in the area have been reacting to the news that 78-year-old Rose Hanrahan was found dead in her home yesterday.

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Sinn Féin remain wary of robustness of Brexit deal

Sinn Féin says ’nothing is agreed until it is agreed’.

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SIPTU warns care organisations strike could be in the cards

SIPTU has warned that a strike could be on the cards in some of the country’s best-known care organisations.

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Latest: Ryanair and unions "agree to meet on Wednesday"

Latest: Ryanair have said that pilot unions in Ireland and Germany have agreed to meet them on Wednesday, December 20, to discuss union recognition.

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Parents of tragic Milly Toumey remember their 'unique little character'

The parents of Milly Toumey, who died by suicide when she was 11 in January last year, have appeared on the Late Late Show to speak about their terrible tragedy ...

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Almost €40,000 raised in 12 hours for Cork mum of five hit by double festive tragedy

Latest:Almost €40,000 has been raised online since 9am this morning for a Cork mother of five who lost all of her belongings in a house fire whichoccuredjust ...

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Elderly man was threatened he would be knee-capped by pair who forced him to withdraw €15k, court told

A young couple forced a 65-year-old man to withdraw more than €16,000 from his bank account and threatened he would be knee-capped following a masked raid at his ...

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Irish issues still on table for Phase Two of Brexit talks

Irish issues are still on the table as talks on Brexit move into Phase Two.

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'Scared' parents welcome court's decision to continue detention of severely anorexic son

"Once we have hope, it’s great," she said.

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Alcohol Bill will see compulsory cancer warnings on drinks labels

Health campaigners have welcomed the passage of the Public Health Alcohol Bill through all stages in the Seanad.

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'Paedophile of the dangerous kind' Peter Sharkey jailed for 18 years

"He stole a piece of my soul and today I'm here to reclaim it."

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Clare Council brings action against Traveller family it says is trespassing on social-housing plot

A local authority has brought a High Court action against a Travelller family which it says is trespassing on a site earmarked for new social housing units.

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Ryanair pilot denies email circulated by group inferred managers were selling shares

Ryanair Pilot Group (RPG) interim council member, Ted Murphy, has denied in the High Court an email circulated by the group inferred the airline's managers were ...

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Dublin man admits abusing teenage nephew over two-year period

A Dublin man has been jailed for seven and a half years for sexually abusing his then teenage nephew over a decade ago.

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Ryanair tells pilots it cannot meet representatives before planned Wednesday strikes, reports

Latest: Ryanair has told pilot unions it cannot meet their representatives before planned strikes in Ireland and Portugal on Wednesday, according to RTÉ.

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Just 19 TDs attend debate on child homelessness; One TD left in tears

Just 19 TDs attended a debate on child homelessness in the Dáil this morning.

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'Everybody is numb': Gardaí treating death of 78-year-old 'pure angel' as suspicious

Relatives of a pensioner found dead in her Limerick home Friday, were said to be “distressed and shocked” after gardai confirmed they were treating her death as ...

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Bad effect of jail time on mother-child bond sees getaway-driver mum's prison term cut

A mother-of-one jailed for her role in the robbery of a post office, where she collected children's allowance, has had her jail term cut on appeal.

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Paddy Jackson attends court hearing ahead of rape trial

Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Jackson has attended court in Belfast for a preliminary hearing ahead of his rape trial.

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Teacher dismissed due to allegations by students can continue to look for teaching jobs, court rules

A teacher dismissed by his school arising from allegations by two overseas students, including of making sexual advances to one while drinking, can continue to seek ...

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Jury retires for weekend after failing to reach verdict in Dublin stairwell stabbing murder trial

A jury tasked with deciding whether a 19-year-old who stabbed his best friend to death is guilty of murder or manslaughter will return to the Central Criminal Court ...

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Taoiseach: My position on abortion 'has evolved over time'

The Taoiseach has said his view on abortion has 'evolved over time'.

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Teen on last chance to avoid another spell in custody after youths cause €6,000 worth of damage at Oberstown

A teenager who helped cause about €6,000 worth of damage at Oberstown detention centre after youths were told to stop smoking, has been given a final chance to avoid ...

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30,000 anxiety tablets seized by Revenue in Dublin

Alprazolam tablets worth €60,000 have been seized at Dublin Port.

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Man found guilty of sexually assaulting woman he met on Tinder to be sentenced next year

A Dublin man, who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman he met on Tinder, will be sentenced next year.

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Varadkar: UK will face 'losses' when it leaves EU

Latest: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that Britain will face "losses" when it exits the European Union as an historic deal was agreed for Brexit

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PSNI chief delivers stark message over stalled Stormont House agreement

Northern Ireland's police chief has delivered a stark message to the UK government on stalled proposals to deal with the legacy of the Troubles - "stop prevaricating ...

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