The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has congratulated Alexis Tsipras who was appointed Greek Prime Minister today.

Noonan: New Greek government could see Ireland lose out on €350m

The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Irish taxpayer could lose €350m if Greece defaults on its debts.

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Legion d’Honneur for Irish D-Day veteran

One of the last surviving Irish D-Day veterans has dedicated the award of France’s highest honour to the lives of all those who took part in the landings.

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PSNI respond to Belfast security alert

PSNI officers and British Army Technical Officers are currently at the scene of a security alert in east Belfast.

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Minister labels planned demonstration outside his home as ‘unacceptable’

The Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said any protest outside his house - or the homes of any politicians - is unacceptable.

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Man jailed for ten years for molestation of teenage boy

A convicted sex offender has been jailed for ten years for molesting a 14-year-old boy in a Kerry town over two years ago.

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Elaine O’Hara murder trial: Father’s partner found black latex in basket

The partner of Elaine O’Hara’s father has testified that she ‘recoiled’ when she came across oily latex in Ms O’Hara’s apartment two days after she disappeared.

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Lowry: No regrets on 'not bad-looking' note

Michael Lowry has defended passing a note to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny recommending his former adviser to a State Board. The note said the female advisor "wasn't ...

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Witness: Elaine O'Hara was 'distant and uninterested' on night she disappeared

A jogger who is the last witness to have seen Dublin childcare worker Elaine O'Hara alive described her to Gardaí as "distant and uninterested".

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High childcare costs forcing women in their 30s to postpone having kids

The high cost of childcare is causing women in their thirties to put off having children, according to a poll.

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Inquest halted in ‘on the run’ letter row

The inquest of a murdered father of two in the North has been dramatically halted after it emerged that a suspect has been wrongly issued with a UK Government comfort ...

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Father's faith in justice 'tarnished' after sentence cut for son's killer

A County Louth father says his faith in the justice system has been tarnished after his son's killer had his jail sentence cut.

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Govt unveils new credit card sized passport card

A new passport card has been unveiled by the Department of Foreign Affairs which will be accepted for travel within the EU and the European Economic Area.

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Limerick council allocates €600,000 for illegally kept and wandering horses

Taxpayers are forking out over €1,000 every time an illegally held horse is rounded up and detained in Limerick.

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Ticket sellers create 100 new jobs for Limerick

A hundred new jobs are on the way to Limerick.

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PSNI charge man, 18, in connection with attempted taxi hijacking

An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted hijacking in Co. Antrim.

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Court of Appeal triples jail sentence for rapist father Patrick O'Brien

A 74-year-old Dublin man, who repeatedly raped his daughter as a child, has had his jail sentence tripled on appeal.

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SF: Syriza election significant for Ireland

Sinn Féin's finance spokesperson says the Greek election results are significant for Ireland.

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Nurses to protest 'state of crisis' at Mullingar Hospital

Nurses are to stage a lunchtime protest tomorrow at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar to highlight overcrowding there.

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Gaeltacht areas see job growth rise to highest level for seven years

Udaras na Gaeltacht says investment and regional development funding has led to job creation in Gaeltacht areas.

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Irish Rail CEO reveals plans for direct train link to Dublin Airport

The head of Irish Rail has revealed plans to bring trains directly to Dublin Airport for the first time.

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Met Eireann forecasts snow later this week

A wintry blast is to bring snow showers, hail and ice later this week.

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Husbands to meet Minister over death of wives at Sligo Regional Hospital

The husbands of two women who died after giving birth at Sligo Regional Hospital, are due to meet the Health Minister Leo Varadkar today.

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SIPTU to meet Bose management over Monaghan factory closure

Union representatives are to meet with management at the Bose factory in Monaghan today as closure looms.

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Army defuses viable grenade in Cork

The Army Bomb Disposal Team has carried out a controlled explosion on a vintage grenade found in Cork.

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