Fianna Fáil has described Labour's emergency motion on Aer Lingus as "political posturing".

Fitzgerald: Family Relationships Bill not linked to gay marriage referendum

The Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has criticised some of the debate around the Children and Family Relationships Bill.

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1st Independent Mayo campaign: TDs 'need to leave the ivory tower'

A new campaign has been launched to try and turn support for independent politicians into seats in the Dáil.

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Irish Water announces 350 temporary jobs in Cork

Up to 350 new temporary jobs are being announced at Irish Water in Cork.

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Former Nama official fails to turn up for court hearing

A former Nama official accused of disclosing confidential information has failed to appear before court to enter a plea.

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TUI: Teachers would not give 'whole-hearted support' for current Junior Cert plan

The Teachers Union of Ireland has said teachers would not support the current compromise plan for the Junior Cycle if it was put to a ballot.

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Boy, 11, hospitalised after shooting at his Dublin home

Gardaí say that an 11-year-old boy was hospitalised on Saturday after he was shot in the arm.

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Tánaiste: Govt may reduce bankruptcy period to 12 months

The Tánaiste Joan Burton says the Coalition may cut bankruptcy to just one year as a means of forcing banks to do a deal with those struggling with debt.

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Irish Cancer Society: Sun bed use raises risk of melanoma by a fifth

New laws restricting the use of sunbeds come into force today.

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Jobseekers 'often forget to include all their skills on CV'

Improving your CV should improve your chances of getting a job, say the organisers of this year's 'Skills for Work Week'.

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INMO claims nursing board has 'sought to intimidate' members to pay fee

Nurses and midwives will hold lunchtime protests across the country today against an increase in fees.

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TUI: Dept 'not able to proceed' with Junior Cert changes

The Teachers Union of Ireland is making a fresh appeal for more talks on Junior Cert reform.

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Hospital sees more than 100 children with 'acute alcohol intoxication' in three years

One of the country's largest children's hospitals says girls make up almost two thirds of minors they have treated for alcohol poisoning.

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Nurses to protest against 50% hike in retention fee

Nurses and midwives will hold lunchtime protests across the country today against an increase in fees.

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Bord Na Móna to open wind farm in Offaly

Bord Na Móna says its new wind farm at Mount Lucas in County Offaly will provide energy for more than 45,000 homes.

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Clare man in running for job on Antarctic island

A Clare man is one of more than 1,000 people looking to get a job in the Antarctic next winter.

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Dept to inform school managers of Junior Cert reform

School managers will hear from the Department of Education today on plans for Junior Cert reform.

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Gardaí anxious to find man missing since Saturday morning

Concern is growing for a young man from Cavan who has been missing since the early hours of Saturday morning.

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New ban on sunbed 'happy hours' begins

A ban on so-called "happy hours" for sunbed use comes into effect today.

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Report: Hospital overcrowding will cost €100m to clear

It will cost more than €100m to fix the overcrowding crisis in Ireland's hospital emergency departments, according to internal HSE estimates outlined in today's ...

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Govt expected to put pressure on property developers

The Government is expected to increase pressure on property developers with planning permission to "use it or lose it".

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