The family of Bryan Whelan, who died in a freak incident on the River Shannon last Saturday, has paid him an emotional tribute.

Senior HSE managers 'can earn up to €147,000 per year'

The HSE is being criticised for high wages being paid to senior staff.

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Migrant crisis 'Europe's biggest political issues for decades', says Goal

Irish aid agency Goal has warned the migrant crisis could be Europe's biggest political issue since the Second World War.

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Man in critical condition after Kerry crash

A man is described as being in a critical condition in hospital following a single-vehicle collision at around 11.30am today.

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Emergency services worker slams those who videoed recovery of Limerick bodies

Tributes have been paid to the victims of a freak incident on the River Shannon yesterday in which two men lost their lives.

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Man and woman charged in connection with incident where stolen car hit garda

A man and a woman have been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary and theft of a car in Balbriggan, Dublin yesterday. A garda was seriously injured ...

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VIDEO: Englishman killed in Wexford boating tragedy was visiting extended family

The man who died when a boat capsized off the Wexford coast last night was from Salisbury in England and was visiting relatives in the area, it has emerged.

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Divers find man's body in search for missing Japanese couple

Update 6pm: Diving was suspended at 5.30pm today with no sign of the second body. Diving will resume tomorrow (Monday) morning when naval divers will also join the ...

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Cork and Limerick secondary schools top best 100 list

A non fee-paying, all-girls secondary school has been ranked number one in Ireland.

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Gay couples 'can start saving for big day' as President signs same-sex marriage into law

The Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald has welcomed the President's signature signing same-sex marraige into law.

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Garda seriously ill after being struck by stolen car in Dublin

A Garda remains in a serious condition after being struck by a stolen car in Dublin last night.

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Fitzgerald 'hugely concerned' about how reported €70m paramilitary cash pile is raised

The Justice Minister has raised questions over a reported €70m cash pile belonging to republican paramilitaries.

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Elderly man dies; nine others rescued after boat capsizes off south coast

An elderly man has died and nine others were rescued after five hours in the sea when their boat capsized off the south coast.

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No winner of Lotto jackpot

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot, worth €4,250,974.

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President signs Marriage Equality into law

President Michael D Higgins has signed Marriage Equality into law.

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UUP votes to withdraw from government

Senior members of the Ulster Unionist Party have voted to withdraw from the North's power-sharing government over claims the Provisional IRA (PIRA) still exists.

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UUP debates government exit over Provisional IRA claims

A crunch meeting where senior members of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) will vote on whether to walk away from Northern Ireland’s powersharing government over claims ...

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Tens of thousands protest water charges in Dublin

Tens of thousands of anti-water charge protesters have taken to the streets of Dublin in the fifth major demonstration against the new utility.

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Two dead after cage carrying workers plunges into River Shannon

Two men have been killed in a tragic accident on the River Shannon this evening.

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ASTI members to vote on Junior Cert reform

Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland are to vote on reform of the Junior Cert.

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Homemade bomb found in Finglas housing estate

A homemade bomb has been found in a housing estate in Finglas in Dublin.

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Water-charges protesters take to Dublin streets

Two major protests against water charges are underway in Dublin city centre this afternoon.

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Hurler Lar Corbett in passionate plea for help after pub's takings stolen

A Tipperary hurler has offered a reward to catch the people who robbed his pub last night.

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Army detonates old grenade found on Cork farm

The army bomb disposal team has carried out a controlled explosion in Mallow in Cork after an historic grenade was found on a farm.

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Operation Slow Down: Three drivers caught doing over 140kph in 100kph zones

Gardaí have revealed three drivers were driving more than 40 kms over the 100kms per hour limit in Donegal and Westmeath, as part of a 24-hour crackdown on speeding. ...

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Tens of thousands gather in Dublin city centre for water charges protests

Tens of thousands of anti-water charge protestors have descended on Dublin for the first demonstration of its kind in almost six months.

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Seán Fitzpatrick trial delayed to next May

Seán FitzPatrick's High Court application to have his criminal trial delayed has been successful - it will now go ahead in May 25, 2016 instead of October.

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'I really am sorry for the death of that man', Limerick accused told gardaí, court hears

One of two cousins charged with burglary at a house, where a man was found dead on Thursday, told gardaí: "I really am sorry for the death of that man," a court ...

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Michael Healy-Rae calls on anyone 'fit and able' to stand up to crime

Outspoken Kerry politician Michael Healy-Rae has defended homeowners' rights to use "reasonable force" against intruders.

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Man charged with murder of Jason Doogue

A 43-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Jason Doogue at a special sitting of Naas District Court.

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Land and sea search continues for missing Japanese couple

A land and sea search will continue in Co Clare today in the hopes of locating a missing Japanese couple.

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Fitzgerald rejects Merkel's criticism of Ireland's refugee policy

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has strongly rejected criticisms by German Chancellor on Ireland's stance on EU refugee policy.

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Social Democrats: 'People see Irish Water as failed model'

The Social Democrats have launched a scathing attack on the Government and Irish Water ahead of today's demonstration against water charges in Dublin.

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UUP to vote tonight on Stormont exit

Senior members of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) will vote tonight on a leadership recommendation to walk away from the North's power-sharing government over claims ...

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Two men charged with Limerick burglary

Two men arrested after a man was found dead after he encountered intruders at his home have been charged with burglary.

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Man charged in connection with Athy murder

A man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Jason Doogue.

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Gardaí search for missing teenager Keeley Murphy

Gardaí at Ashbourne are looking for your help in tracing the whereabouts of missing teenager Keeley Murphy.

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Teenage girl missing from Cork

Gardaí are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 15-year-old Leigh Arundel missing from Knocknaheeny, Cork City since Monday, August 24.

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Amsterdam to Cork flight diverted after medical emergency

An Aer Lingus flight was diverted this evening after a baby on board became unwell.

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'We have not taken the numbers we should have' said Fine Gael MEP

A Fine Gael MEP has said Ireland has not taken in the number of refugees we should have.

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HSE confirms investigation into pharmacy chain

The HSE has confirmed its investigating a pharmacy chain in relation to claims for payments.

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Fifth person arrested after Kildare shooting

A fith person has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Co Kildare last Friday.

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Anti-austerity TDs look for Minister's comments on 'surveillance operation'

Three anti-austerity TDs are demanding a public statement from Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald following a report of a Garda surveillance operation targetting ...

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Dublin, Cork and Galway named the world's friendliest cities

Galway, Dublin and Cork have been voted the friendliest cities in the world by readers of Travel and Leisure magazine.

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TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace facing jail over Shannon Airport security breach

Sources close to Independent TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace have said they expect to be jailed next month over a security breach at Shannon Airport.

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Sean Fitzpatrick trial decision due tomorrow

The High Court will decide tomorrow whether Sean Fitzpatrick’s criminal trial, set for October, can go ahead.

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Diver with bends rescued off Kerry coast

A diver suffering from the bends has been rescued off the Maharees in Co Kerry.

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Fans advised of counterfeit -ticket danger in Picnic run-up

Sports and music fans are being warned to be on the lookout for counterfeit tickets for some of the big music and sporting events coming up in the next few weeks.

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Suspect package sent to Alan Kelly declared a hoax

The Army Bomb Disposal team has declared a suspect package sent to the office of Environment Minister Alan Kelly a hoax.

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