Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been called on to oversee a radical reform of Fine Gael if it is to avoid another election defeat, two internal reports have said.

Toddler airlifted to hospital after severing finger in accident

A young child has been airlifted to hospital after reportedly severing part of a finger in an accident, writes Patrick Flynn.

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GRA fail to reach agreement on new pay deal

New pay deal for Gardaí to be considered today by the GRA

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Co Antrim

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an incident in Lisburn, Co. Antrim.

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Noonan: I'll remain in cabinet as long as I'm wanted

Michael Noonan says he will remain on as finance minister for as long as he is wanted.

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Louth family collect €500,000 EuroMillions Plus prize

A jubilant family from Co. Louth made the trip to National Lottery headquarters in Dublin today to collect a cheque for €500,000 after they won the top prize in ...

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Four men charged after improvised rocket launcher seized

Four men have been charged with a series of dissident republican terrorist offences after police seized an improvised rocket launcher loaded with a Semtex projectile ...

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Sinking fishing boat with three on board rescued off West Cork coast

The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 5.46pm this evening to go to the immediate aid of a 60 foot fishing boat that was sinking 20 miles ...

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Johnston Mooney and O’Brien recalls batches of sliced pans

Johnston Mooney and O’Brien is recalling batches of its sliced pans over concerns it may contain small pieces of plastic.

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Dublin Bus 48-hour strike suspended for talks

Update at 7pm: Transport Minister Shane Ross welcomes the decision of Dublin Bus drivers to defer strike action to allow meaningful negotiations take place.

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ISPCA report shows shocking cases of animal neglect

More than 15,000 calls were made last year to the National Animal Cruelty Helpline run by the ISPCA.

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Noonan: No sign of FF pulling plug on Government over Budget

The Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said he does not believe the Government is in any trouble over next month's Budget.

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Families' request for Birmingham pub bombings inquest funding rejected

The British Government has rejected a call from the Birmingham pub bombing families for a special funding model to help them pay their legal costs at the reopened ...

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The winners of Tidy Towns 2016 have been revealed

Skerries has been named as Ireland's tidiest town for 2016.

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Three new jurors sworn in at Sean Fitzpatrick trial

Three new jurors have been sworn in to hear the trial of Anglo Irish Bank’s former chairman Sean Fitzpatrick.

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Teenage boys with low levels of fitness show signs of heart disease

Teenage boys with low levels of fitness have been found to suffer heart disease.

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Varadkar: Dublin Bus workers need to show willingness to compromise

Leo Varadkar says the Dublin Bus strikes should be suspended while talks are underway.

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Average price of 3-bed-semi rises to €200k

The average price of a three bed semi has risen to €200,000 for the first time since the property crash.

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Consumers warned about dangers of carbon monoxide in video with Mrs Brown's Boys star

Consumers are being warned of the dangers of carbon monoxide as a week of awareness about the highly poisonous gas begins in Ireland.

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Students planning national protest seeking funding for higher education

Students are planning a national protest calling for more funding for higher education.

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Varadkar: Live register figures to fall below 300,000

Leo Varadkar says the Live Register will fall below 300,000, in the next few months, for the first time since 2008.

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Chief Justice Susan Denham calls for judicial council

The country’s top judge, Chief Justice Susan Denham, has hit out at the failure of the Government to establish a judicial council, which she said is damaging Ireland’s ...

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Gardaí seek public assistance in locating missing woman in Co Kerry

Gardaí are seeking the public's help in finding a missing woman in County Kerry.

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Dublin bus talks to take place today

Both sides in the Dublin bus dispute will attend talks today in a bid to resolve the row over pay.

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Age Action Ireland calls for Over 65s pension increase

There are calls for the government to raise the over 65s state pension by €5.

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New pay deal for Gardaí to be considered today by the GRA

The Garda Representative Association will meet this morning to discuss a new pay deal.

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Trial of Sean Fitzpatrick to recommence today

The jury in the trial of the former Anglo Irish Bank Chairman Seán Fitzpatrick is to return to court this morning.

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Drivers urged to watch out for deer

With mornings and evenings getting darker, drivers across the country are being urged to watch out for deer.

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Gardaí arrest two after car chase ends outside GAA stadium surrounded by thousands of fans

Two men have been arrested in Cork this afternoon after a car, which was being pursued by gardaí, crashed outside the Pairc Ui Rinn GAA stadium as fans were arriving ...

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Paedophile victims to sue State for 'turning a blind eye' to abuse

Victims of serial paedophile Bill Kenneally are to sue the State and have called for a Commission of Investigation into who knew about the abuse and "turned a blind ...

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Unions agree to attend Dublin Bus talks at WRC 'without precondition'

Unions have agreed to attend talks at the Workplace Relations Commission for exploratory talks on the Dublin Bus pay dispute.

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Belfast woman organises fashion show to raise funds for refugee children

An inspirational mother is hoping to use her sense of style to help thousands of refugee children.

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Local athlete wins Evening Echo Mini Marathon which sees thousands run around the streets of Cork

The winner of this year's Evening Echo Mini Marathon is Emma Murphy from Model Farm Road, writes Kelly O'Brien of the Evening Echo.

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Here are some of the cities around the world that joined in solidarity with the #repealthe8th march

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution formally banned legal abortion in a ruling that recognised a right to life of a woman's unborn child.

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Union: Dublin Bus drivers have resolve to end dispute as well as 'see it out to the bitter end'

One of the unions representing Dublin Bus drivers has again warned of an all-out strike.

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Survey finds disabled struggling to live on State allowances

A new survey shows people with disabilities are struggling to make ends meet.

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PSNI charge man in connection with Belfast drugs seizure

A 28-year-old man has been charged following a drugs seizure in Belfast.

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Gardaí charge man in connection with armed robbery in Dublin

Gardaí have charged a man in connection with a robbery in Dublin yesterday.

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Department of Justice confirms pay deal with Gardaí

A deal has been struck between the Department of Justice and Gardaí as part of a dispute over pay.

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Green Party calls on Minister Ross to outline plan for public transport

The Green Party is calling on the Transport Minister to outline his vision for the future of public transport.

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No winner of Lotto jackpot

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto Jackpot, worth over €3.5m.

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Minister wants abortion referendum 'as swiftly as possible' as tens of thousands protest in Dublin

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs says she wants to see a referendum on a repeal of the 8th Amendment happen "as swiftly as possible".

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Protesters in Waterford demand second cath lab

Demonstrators have today called on Health Minister Simon Harris to meet with people in the south-east over the provision of a second cath lab at University Hospital ...

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Residents welcome historic agreement on contentious Belfast parading dispute

Orangemen and nationalist residents who struck a breakthrough deal to resolve Northern Ireland's most volatile parading dispute have said they are committed to working ...

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Locals searching for missing schoolteacher recover a body off Kilkee coast

A body has been recovered from the sea in Co Clare this afternoon, writes Patrick Flynn.

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Latest poll shows dip in support for Government parties

Support for the two groups in government has fallen slightly over the summer, according to a new opinion poll.

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Government withholds over €10m of funding for aid agency Goal

The Government has confirmed its withholding over €10m in funding from aid agency Goal.

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Katherine Zappone: Govt are watching today's #repealthe8th march

Tens of thousands are taking part for the March for Choice in Dublin city this afternoon.

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Gardaí 'seriously concerned' about man missing from Galway

Update 9.54pm: Eamon O'Connell has been found safe and well this evening.

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Pro-life report claims 8th Amendment has saved 100,000 lives

The pro-life campaign has launched a report today to celebrate the lives that the 8th Amendment has saved.

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