A man injured in a road crash in Limerick this morning has been transferred to Cork University Hospital with serious head injuries.

Denis O'Brien launches legal action against Dáil committee

Businessman Denis O'Brien is getting ready to sue the Dáil's Committee on Procedure and Privileges.

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Hospitals 'will have funding cut' if they fail to meet waiting time targets

Hospitals that fail to meet ambitious new targets on waiting times will suffer cuts to funding under a new scheme to be rolled out by Government.

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RSA encourages sleepy motorists encourage to stop for (free) coffee

Anyone driving home this Bank Holiday Monday should take a break if they start to get sleepy.

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Taoiseach urged to make direct presidential appeal on Ibrahim Halawa's behalf

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is being accused of failing in his duties towards Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa, by not intervening on his behalf.

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Teens deployed to try and use sunbeds in Government clampdown

Business operators who allow children to use sunbeds could spend six months in prison as the Government begins an industry crack down.

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Wind warning in effect in nine counties

A wind warning is in effect today in several parts of the country.

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Saturday's €6.3m Lotto jackpot yet unclaimed

Ireland's newest millionaire has yet to claim their fortune.

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Gardaí appeal after fatal Louth collision

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 40s was killed in a crash in Co Louth last night.

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DPP to appeal suspended sentence for man who raped girlfriend as she slept

The DPP is to appeal the seven-year suspended sentence handed down to Magnus Meyer Hustveit.

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Winds of up to 100km/h expected on Bank Holiday

Met Éireann has issued a wind warning for Bank Holiday Monday.

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Jet diverts to Shannon after passenger suffers heart attack

A passenger jet made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this morning after declaring a medical emergency over the Atlantic.

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McVerry: Dept of Social Protection 'creating homelessness'

Campaigner Fr Peter McVerry says the Department of Social Protection is creating homelessness by not increasing rent allowance rates.

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Mortar-type weapon found in the North; pensioners evacuated overnight

Pensioners in their eighties were forced to leave their homes in the middle of the night after a mortar-type device was left in a nearby graveyard in Northern Ireland. ...

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Cairo court postpones trial of Dublin teenager until October

Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been postponed until October 4.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses to Dublin assault

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man was found in a critical condition in Dublin yesterday morning.

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Gardaí investigating Dublin arms and drug raid release two men

Two men have been released following a drugs and gun seizure in Dublin.

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Woman dies in Belfast house fire

A woman has died in a house fire in West Belfast in the early hours of this morning.

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Firefighters put out two major fires in Dublin

Two substantial fires were brought under control at two separate locations in Dublin last night.

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Dublin teenager up for trial in Egypt

The Irish Government is facing criticism over how it has dealt with the case of Ibrahim Halawa.

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Wedding disrupted by hoax at Cork hotel

Up to 300 wedding guests were evacuated from a Cork hotel last night after a suspect device was found at the premises.

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One winner of €6m Lotto jackpot

There was one winner of tonight's Lotto Jackpot, worth more than €6m.

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Fine Gael loses support in latest poll

Fine Gael has lost a significant amount of support in the latest political opinion poll.

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Delays on rail services after Cork train became stuck

Irish Rail is reporting delays of up to two hours out of Heuston station this afternoon.

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Mental illness 'a battle we could not win', funeral of Louth couple told

Louth couple Marie and Jim Quigley have been laid to rest.

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Two arrested following €13k drugs seizure in Shankill

Two men have been arrested in connection with a drugs seizure in Dublin.

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Teenage boy airlifted to hospital after cliff fall in Co Clare

A teenage tourist has been airlifted to hospital after he fell from a cliff in Co Clare this morning.

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Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa commemoration kicks off Easter Rising centenary season

The first of more than 40 events to mark the Easter Rising has taken place with the commemoration 100 years to the day of the funeral of revolutionary Jeremiah O’Donovan ...

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Former Town Councillor to appeal corrupt payments conviction

It has been reported this morning that a former Town Councillor for Dungarvan has moved to appeal his conviction for receiving corrupt payments from a property developer. ...

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RSA: Tired drivers cause 20% of road fatalities

The Road Safety Authority says as many as one in five fatalities on the roads are caused by driver fatigue.

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President and Taoiseach to lead O'Donovan Rossa commemoration

President Michael D Higgins will lead the state commemoration of the funeral of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa this morning.

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Ruling allows staff on long-term sick leave to build up annual leave

Staff who are on long-term sick leave will be able to build up annual leave from work, from today.

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SUSI expecting 110,000 grant applications this year

Midnight is the deadline for third-level student grant applications.

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Minister to monitor new cycling offences in force today

New fines come into effect today for cyclists who carry out seven offences.

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Dublin man found guilty of manslaughter

A Dublin man has today been found not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of a man in Shankill in 2013.

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Anglo trial: Anglo staff praised for 'integrity' for refusing to delete accounts

Instead of deleting the accounts as they were asked, IT staff decided to archive them instead leading to their production in evidence during the trial.

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Knock flight makes emergency landing in Dublin after smoke in toilet

A flight from Knock to Manchester has made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport.

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Sean FitzPatrick's lawyers ask for his trial to be adjourned

Lawyers for former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick have lodged a request to adjourn his upcoming trial due to the publicity surrounding the trial of three ...

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Gerry Adams 'understands distress' over Frankie Boyle show

Gerry Adams has said he understands the hurt and distress caused by Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle’s appearance in west Belfast.

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Man paid €30 to make 'profoundly stupid' hoax bomb calls that stopped 4,000 Intel staff going to work

He did it for e friend who didn’t want to go to work, the court heard.

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Former Anglo execs jailed for conspiracy to hide FitzPatrick accounts

Three former Anglo Irish Bank executives have been sentenced to three years, two years and 18 months in jail at the Dublin Circuit Court for trying to defraud Revenue. ...

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Anglo sentencing hearing hears character evidence on behalf of O'Mahoney, Daly and Maguire

The sentencing hearing for three former Anglo Irish Bank executives found guilty of trying to defraud Revenue has heard character evidence on behalf of each of the ...

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Saverio Bellante not guilty of O'Gorman murder, by reason of insanity

The jury in the trial of an Italian man who has admitted killing his landlord in Castleknock last year have found him not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

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Anglo trial sentencing: Maximum sentence put at five years

The sentencing hearing for three former Anglo Irish Bank executives - found guilty of trying to defraud Revenue - has resumed in Dublin.

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Gardaí appeal for information on serious Dublin assault

Gardaí are appealing for information on a serious assault on a man in Dublin last month.

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PSNI conduct leaflet drop in Paul McCauley murder probe

Police investigating the sectarian murder of Paul McCauley have conducted a leaflet drop in parts of Derry.

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Jury retires to consider Bellante murder verdict

The jury in the murder trial of Saverio Bellante has retired to consider their verdict.

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Cyclists facing seven new infringements

New laws today have introduced fines against cyclists for the first time, with seven new infringements.

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Dublin cleaning company announces 70 jobs

Seventy new jobs have been announced by a Dublin-based cleaning company.

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Department refuses to comment on political interference allegations

The Department of Finance is refusing to comment on allegations by the former CEO of Anglo Irish Bank, Mike Aynsley, of political interference.

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