A new campaign is underway to prevent schools with religious patronage from turning away children on the basis of not being baptised or of that religion.

Staff at Dublin psychiatric hospital to vote on strike action

Nursing staff at St Ita's psychiatric hospital in Portane, North Dublin are to ballot for industrial action.

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Young woman found dead in caravan

Gardaí in Co Roscommon are investigating the sudden death of a woman in her 20s.

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Survey indicates that cars with dangerous defects are on the road

A survey by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry has found that half of their members see cars presenting with dangerous defects around once or twice a month.

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Penalty points to be linked to driving licences

The Government is working on plans to directly link penalty points to a new register of licences.

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Noonan 'ignores' NAMA letters from Northern Ireland finance committee

Michael Noonan has been accused of ignoring letters from the Northern Ireland finance committee.

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O'Brien's legal action against the Dáil is 'unwise' says Creighton

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton says she thinks a legal action by Denis O'Brien against a Dáil Committee is "unwise".

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HSE urged to stop bed closures at nursing homes

The HSE is being urged to stop the closure of thousands of beds at state-run nursing homes.

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Donohoe downplays Irish Rail's potential losses

The Transport Minister has downplayed reports that Irish Rail could go bankrupt if it loses the tender for the country's train network.

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Renua announces new public procurement policy

Renua Ireland has announced a new public procurement policy.

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Murder inquiry into Sligo man's death

Gardaí have upgraded their investigation into the death of a man in Sligo to a murder inquiry.

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FG candidate says abortion in Ireland is long overdue

A Fine Gael general election candidate says abortion in Ireland is long overdue.

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Hero's welcome for Special Olympic team

Hundreds of cheering fans have given Team Ireland’s Special Olympic Athletes a hero’s welcome at Dublin Airport.

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Minister defends TDs subjected to Denis O'Brien's legal action

The Minister for Transport today said he supports the TDs who are the subject of a High Court action by the businessman Denis O'Brien.

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Pensioner attacked for €20 after bingo in Limerick

Two pensioners have been beaten and robbed in two terrifying attacks in Limerick.

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Three arrested after man with sword threatens shop staff in Co Down

In the North, police are investigating after a man with a sword threatened staff at two separate premises yesterday.

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Man released on bail following Armagh assault

A 25-year-old man arrested in connection with a serious assault on a 20-year-old man in Armagh has been released on bail.

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HIQA clampdown on nursing homes could close beds

Thousands of State-run nursing home beds face closure because of poor accommodation standards.

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Back-to-school costs increase by up to €50

The latest school costs survey by Barnardos has found it takes €785 to put a child through their first year of secondary school - an increase of €50.

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Calls for greater protection for victims of human trafficking

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said better protection measures must be put in place for victims of human trafficking.

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North may keep DNA data for future Troubles investigations

Copies of more than 100,000 DNA and fingerprint profiles are set to be retained in Northern Ireland to aid investigations into Troubles crimes.

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Two arrested following Sligo body discovery

Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Sligo.

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Three in custody following Longford gun and drugs seizure

Three men have been arrested after a firearm, ammunition and cannabis plants were uncovered in County Longford yesterday.

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Murder inquiry after woman dies in Belfast fire

A murder inquiry has been launched into the death of a woman in a house fire in Belfast.

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Traffic restrictions loom as Luas cross city work begins

Track laying work for the Luas cross city line gets underway on Dublin's O'Connell Street this morning.

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Limerick man killed in domestic disturbance in US

The sister of a Limerick father of two found dead at a house in North Carolina, after sustaining serious head injuries, has described him as her "best friend".

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Police seeking motive after mother-of-three found murdered at her house

Police have yet to establish a motive for the murder of a mother of three in the North.

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Ibrahim Halawa meets sister and solicitor in Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa has been allowed to meet with his sister and solicitor in Cairo.

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Massive Minion causes chaos in Dublin traffic

A large inflatable Minion disrupted traffic in North Dublin today, when it escaped its tethered place near the Omni Park Shopping Centre, in Santry and flew into ...

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Body discovered in Sligo Town

A man's body has been discovered in Sligo Town.

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Stranded couple rescued from Dublin bay sandbank

A couple and their dog were winched to safety on rescue helicopters after becoming stranded on a sandbank in Dublin Bay.

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Just half of new mothers breastfeed, report shows

Barely half of women giving birth in Irish maternity hospitals breastfeed at birth and one-third of these give up within a fortnight.

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Limerick crash victim transferred to Cork with 'serious' head injury

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

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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 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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