Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that he does not want to cut the government's subvention to Irish Rail any further.

Defence Minister: Golan risk levels 'not acceptable'

Defence Minister Simon Coveney has said that Irish troops deployed as part of the UN mission in the disputed Golan Heights will not be replaced unless the mission ...

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McKevitt in fresh bid for remission

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt has made a fresh bid for early release from prison, just minutes after his first application was struck out.

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High Court to hear bail application from Smithfield brawl accused

The High Court is due to hear a bail application for a man accused of taking part in a violent brawl at the Smithfield horse fair in Dublin over three years ago.

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HSE records over 2,400 complaints of elder abuse in 2013

More than 2,400 complaints of elder abuse were received by health chiefs last year – a 30% increase in six years.

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Garda to face trial on assault and theft charges

A Dublin-based garda, who denies claims he assaulted a man and stole money from him during an alleged incident last year, is to face trial in December.

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Tributes paid to Irish musician who drowned in Crete

A musician who died along with his partner as he tried to save him from drowning has been remembered as a talented and treasured colleague.

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Irish Rail management confident of strike resolution; Unions want pay cuts frozen

Unions at Irish Rail say the only way strike action planned for next Sunday and Monday can be averted is if the company and the Government freeze the implementation ...

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Ice Bucket Challenge becomes biggest social media craze of 2014

It has been confirmed that the Ice Bucket Challenge is the most popular social media craze this year, surpassing No Make-Up Seflies.

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Gardaí investigate Dublin house blast

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding an explosion at a house in Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

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High Court grants bail to man accused of Christmas Eve murder

A Wexford man accused of murdering a 48-year-old father of three outside his home on Christmas Eve has been granted bail by the High Court.

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HSE: 42,000 girls immunised against causes of cervical cancers

The HSE says 42,000 girls have been immunised against HPV, which helps protect against seven out of 10 cervical cancers.

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Survivors detail care abuse ordeals

Children from the North who were sent to Australia shortly after the Second World War faced grave sexual and physical violence after arrival in institutions, witnesses ...

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Tax deadline sees €9.2m enter Govt coffers in last few days

Nearly €10m was collected in a last-minute rush of second home tax payments ahead of its deadline last night.

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Council exempts elderly and disabled from beach driving ban

A permanent driving and parking ban on Dollymount beach in Dublin is to be lifted for disabled people and clubs who regularly use the beach.

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EU 'unable' to stop rural post office closures

The EU says it cannot intervene to stop Ireland from closing rural post offices.

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Woman who died in collision with Garda car to be buried today

The funeral of the woman who died after being knocked down by a Garda car in Dublin last week, takes place today.

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Man in hospital after assault in Dublin

A man is in hospital after an assault in Dublin city last night.

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Thousands of low income families miss out on back-to-school allowance

Thousands of low income, working families have been refused the back-to-school clothing and footwear allowance because they fall outside the payment's income threshold. ...

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Group calls for more planning for elderly as number expected to rise significantly

Long-term planning is needed to ensure that Ireland takes care of its ageing population, according to Social Justice Ireland.

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NI abuse inquiry witness 'suicidal'

A woman abused while resident at a children’s home in the North was left suicidal after telling her story before a public inquiry.

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Deadline to pay tax on second home passes

The clock has run out for the Government's tax amnesty for second homes.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses to Dublin pub shooting

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a shooting in a busy Dublin City pub on Saturday night.

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Unions and management to resume Irish Rail talks

Talks aimed at averting further strike action at Irish Rail will resume at the Labour Relations Commission today.

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Doctors call for ban on sugary drink ads

Some of the country’s top medics have called on the Government to ban the advertisement of sugar-sweetened drinks to children.

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