Roscommon county councillor Maura Hopkins has been selected to represent Fine Gael in the Roscommon South Leitrim by-election.

HSE finds psychiatric unit for troubled teen after several days

A teenage girl with serious behavioural problems is to be moved to an adolescent psychiatric unit this evening.

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Exchequer figures reveal tax intake exceeds target by €971m

The Coalition has been given a massive pre-budget boost with tax revenues running nearly a billion euro more than expected.

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Texting while driving 'can be a real pain in the butt'

A driver in the US, who was impaled on a guardrail as she was texting while driving, has appealed to other drivers to pay heed.

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Greyhound staff vote to attend LRC talks over pay cuts

Workers at waste disposal company, Greyhound Recycling and Recovery, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting an invitation to attend talks at the Labour ...

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Revenue seize thousands of illegal cigarettes in Dublin

Revenue Officers have seized more than €38,000 worth of tobacco and cigarettes in Dublin.

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Lifeboat rescues fishermen off Cork coast

Two fishermen have been rescued after their boat lost power off the coast of Cork this morning.

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Justice Minister demands report into prostitution claims of asylum seekers

The Justice Minister, Frances Fitzgerald, has demanded a report into claims some female asylum seekers here are selling themselves for sex.

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Concern over increase in repossession proceedings by banks

The Government is being told it must impose real and specific solutions or the number of family homes being repossessed will rise dramatically.

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Taoiseach: Irish soldiers must not be 'dragged into Syrian civil war'

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Irish troops serving on a peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights must not be dragged into the civil war in Syria.

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PSNI investigate garage fire that kills pensioner

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire just outside Belfast that claimed the life of a 91-year-old man.

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New report calls for tougher sentences for hate crimes

A new report launched today is calling for tougher sentences for hate crimes.

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Govt tightens rules on language schools issuing visas

The Government says it expects more English language colleges to close after it announced plans to tackle what it says is the continued abuse of student immigration ...

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Coveney: Ireland must get UN reassurance over Golan mission

Ireland may not replace its 133-person rapid response force in the Golan Heights.

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O'Sullivan 'committed to reform of junior cycle'

Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan says she is determined that reform will happen at junior cycle level in Ireland's secondary schools.

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16.5% are behind with mortgages

Some 16.5% of the country’s household mortgages are behind with repayments, the latest Central Bank figures show.

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John Giles, Brother Kevin Crowley to get Freedom of Dublin City

Football pundit John Giles and Brother Kevin Crowley of the Capuchin Day Centre are set to receive the Freedom of the City of Dublin.

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Woman dies following Roscommon crash

A woman in her 70s has died following a traffic accident in Co Roscommon in which four cars and a truck were involved.

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Greyhound workers to be balloted on LRC talks proposal

Workers at Dublin waste management firm Greyhound are voting on proposals that could see them entering formal talks with management at the Labour Relations Commission. ...

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Ministers to launch reform of ESL education sector

English language schools are coming under the spotlight today.

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Ceremony to honour Defences Forces members

Former servicemen and women of the Defence Forces will be remembered during a special ceremony in Co Kildare later.

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Rail talks set to resume

Talks aimed at resolving the dispute at Irish Rail will resume at the Labour Relations Commission later.

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