A private investigator has been fined €5,000 after being convicted of two charges for breaching Data Protection Laws.

Leinster House evacuated after 'technical fault'

Pat Rabbitte has confirmed that Leinster House has been evacuated this evening.

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Government promises broadband for all by 2020

The Government has promised that every building in Ireland will have high speed broadband by 2020.

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Man who assaulted another man in his home has sentence reduced

A Wicklow man has had his six year prison sentence for violently assaulting a father in his home reduced to four by the Court of Appeal.

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Man who sexually assaulted neighbour as her son slept beside her returns to court

A man who sexually assaulted his neighbour while her eight-year-old son lay in bed beside her has had his two-year suspended sentence increased following a successful ...

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North's Justice Minister puts cross-border abuse probe on hold

The North's Justice Minister has ruled out any cross-border inquiry into IRA sex abuse allegations until other ongoing investigations are completed.

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Woman admits attacking two men in nightclub with heel of stiletto shoe

A woman - who assaulted two brothers with the heel of her stiletto shoe at a nightclub in Dublin - will be sentenced next January.

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Three men to face court accused of Offaly murder

Two brothers aged in their 20s and another man are to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Friday charged with the murder of Thomas 'Toddy' Dooley in Co Offaly ...

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Garda Superintendent raises concerns about policing water meter protests

Gardaí have raised concerns in the High Court about their ability to police protests around water meter installation works.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses to afternoon mugging at Cork city laneway

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a Sunday afternoon mugging at a laneway in Cork City centre.

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Man airlifted to hospital after falling on rocks at Kerry Head

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he was injured in a fall in Co Kerry this morning.

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Government 'very seriously' considering court case against Britain

The Government is “very seriously” considering demands to reopen a landmark case against Britain over the alleged use of torture in the North during the Troubles.

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Revenue Sheriffs called 500 times to collect unpaid property tax

Revenue Sheriffs have been called in 500 times this year to help collect unpaid property tax, it has emerged.

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Trial of Dublin man accused of damaging Monet artwork begins

A man has gone on trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court accused of damaging a painting at the National Art Gallery in Dublin two years ago.

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Cost of installing water meters could be below budget, says Minister

A Government Minister has insisted that the cost of installing water meters around the country will come in at or below its budget target.

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Dublin couple forced to live in their car after 50% rent increase

A married couple in their 20s have been living in their car for more than three weeks in West Dublin, after their rent went up 50%.

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Poll points to large say in next government for independents

Independent TDs are likely to decide the composition of the next government, according to one election expert.

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Government considering cross-border investigation into sex abuse claims, says Fitzgerald

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed that a cross border investigation into alleged abuse by IRA members is under consideration.

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Lawyers defend anti water-charge protesters in court

Four anti water charges protesters are potentially facing prison or fines for allegedly entering an exclusion zone around meters being installed in Dublin.

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State requests enlarged jury panel for bankers' trial

The State requires an enlarged jury panel to deal with the case of former Anglo Irish Bank executive William McAteer and three co-accused, the Dublin Circuit Criminal ...

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Missing teenager located safe and well

Missing teenager Jamie Rafferty has been located safe and well.

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CEO defends Ask.fm against bullying criticism

The CEO of Ask.com says it's not only up to them to eradicate bullying.

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Man armed with hammer breaks into Lidl

A man aged in his 20s has been arrested following a burglary in Ballincollig in Co Cork overnight.

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Previous winner McCann among five Irish novelists in running for DUBLIN Literary Award

Five Irish novels have been nominated along with 137 other titles by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

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Priest to go to Direct Provision centre despite being barred

A parish priest, who was asked not to attend a Direct Provision centre in Co. Laois this morning, says he will go despite the request.

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Three due in court in connection with murder of elderly man in Offaly

Three men are due in court this morning, charged in connection with the murder of an elderly man in Co Offaly earlier this year.

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Limerick begin parking initiative for festive season

Limerick City and County Council has announced that 3,000 on-street car parking spaces in Limerick City will be 'free from three' everyday from today.

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Healthcare firm creates 100 jobs in Clare

100 jobs have been announced in Co Clare.

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Flatley tapping out €30k paintings with his dancing feet

Riverdance star Michael Flatley has taken up painting based on his dancing.

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Calls for Data Protection Commissioner to investigate spy bug

The Data Protection Commissioner is being called on to launch an inquiry amid reports of a spy bug targeting Irish computers.

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Danone announce 50 new jobs in Wexford

Fifty new jobs have been announced at Danone in Wexford.

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'Almost 50,000' on hospital waiting lists for more than 12 months

Nearly 50,000 people are waiting more than a year for treatment at hospitals around the country.

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Reports claim Gardaí have names of alleged IRA abusers

A cross border inquiry into alleged abuse by IRA members could be on the cards.

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Bord Gáis 'underestimated cost of Irish Water meters by €108m'

The Government have yet to respond to media reports that suggest Bord Gáis underestimated the cost of the Irish Water metering programme by more than €100m.

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Minister to launch Galway bike scheme

The Galway bike rental scheme will be launched today by the Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe today.

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Govt to unveil map showing where high-speed internet will be brought in

The Government is to unveil the next phase of the national Broadband plan today.

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Focus calling for rise in rent allowances to deter homelessness

Focus Ireland is urging the Government to introduce rent controls or increase rent allowance in order to prevent further homelessness in Ireland.

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Irish computers hit by major security bug 'Regin'

Complex malware designed to collect information about people and organisations has been discovered, and Ireland's computers are among those targeted.

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