The first major debate of the election campaign is underway in Dublin.

Gerry Adams: 'They've all had their chance'

Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams says this election represents the first time that people have a real alternative.

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Alan Kelly calls for more 'incredible' rapid-build houses

The Labour party say they'll invest a further €35m to tackle long term homelessness if re-elected.

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Fianna Fáil launch manifesto 'offering an alternative'

Fianna Fáil’s giveaway manifesto, which was launched today, was aimed at offering an alternative, according to party leader Micheal Martin.

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Group of friends collect €66m Euromillions jackpot

A group of friends have collected the latest Irish EuroMillions jackpot share of more than €66m.

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Bomb squad defuse device outside house in Monaghan

The bomb squad has made safe a device found outside a house in Co. Monaghan this evening.

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Gardaí warn INM journalists of threats from criminal gangs in Dublin

A number of reporters attached to Independent News and Media have been told by Gardaí that their safety is at risk from organised criminals.

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Revenue seize €10k of cigarettes and tobacco after searching car

Revenue officers have seized nearly 23,000 cigarettes after stopping and searching a car in County Tipperary.

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Greens claim exclusion from RTE debate suggest it is not a 'significant player'

The Green Party claims RTE’s exclusion of Eamon Ryan from its upcoming leaders’ debates will damage the party’s chances in the election.

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Judge orders child welfare assessment of 13-year-old girl following 'theft after theft'

A judge has directed Tusla Child and Family Agency to carry out a welfare assessment for a 13-year-old girl who has been unsupervised in Dublin city-centre and arrested ...

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Theresa Villiers: Claims of 'endemic' misconduct in NI's security forces are 'deliberate distortion'

A pernicious narrative seeking to blame the State for almost every atrocity in the North's Troubles must be challenged, the British Government has said.

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Council announces initiative to improve shop fronts

Independently owned shops in South Dublin County can apply for grants to improve their facades.

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Stormont passes law against revenge porn

Revenge porn is to become a criminal offence carrying a penalty of up to two years in prison in the North.

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Passenger dies on transatlantic flight that diverted to Shannon

A man in his 60s has died after the flight on which he was travelling diverted to Shannon Airport this morning.

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Gardaí investigate reports of a number of women being sexually assaulted in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating a number of sexual assaults in Shankill, Co Dublin, since December.

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Gardaí release man without charge in Kenneth O'Brien investigation

A man in his 30's who was arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of Kenneth O'Brien in county Kildare has been released without charge.

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Gardaí searching for missing woman find her body

Gardaí in Galway say they have found the body of Margaret Berry.

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Pharmaceuticals firm announces 175 jobs

175 new jobs have been announced for County Galway.

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Tánaiste Joan Burton questions accuracy of poll predicting she will lose her seat

Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton says she faces a "challenge" getting elected but questioned the accuracy of a poll predicting she could lose her Dublin West ...

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Michael Healy-Rae's brother Danny to contest General Election

Councillor Danny Healy-Rae is to contest this year's General Election in Kerry.

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Micheál Martin calls talk of a deal with Fine Gael 'ridiculous' and vows to abolish Irish Water

Fianna Fáil has committed to getting rid of Irish Water and scrapping water charges for five years, in its General Election manifesto which was unveiled today.

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Doctors: Health service crisis as big as the financial meltdown

Doctors say the next Government is facing an unprecedented crisis in the health service.

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TB levels in cattle herds drop to lowest recorded level

TB levels in cattle herds have fallen to their lowest recorded level, according to a new report in the Farmers Journal.

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Food Safety Authority receive almost 3,000 complaints in 2015

The Food Safety Authority has said they received almost 3,000 complaints by consumers relating to food, food premises and food labelling in 2015.

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AA issues breakdown reminder for motorists with new cars

The AA is reminding motorists that new cars are still vulnerable to breakdowns after attending to over four a day in January alone.

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Irish Hotels Federation unveil General Election tourism policy plan

The Irish Hotels Federation has published its tourism policy document for the General Election, listing job creation as one of its main priorities.

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Poll suggests Tánaiste in danger of losing seat, Taoiseach says 'she's a fighter'

A new poll suggests the Tánaiste Joan Burton is facing a battle to save her own seat in the Dublin West constituency.

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Tight security expected at funerals of gangland shooting victims

Tight security is expected to be in place ahead of the funerals of David Byrne and Eddie Hutch in Dublin.

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David Drumm set for extradition hearing

David Drumm's extradition hearing is due to take place in Boston today.

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Only hours left for ticket holder to claim €500k EuroMillions prize

A EuroMillions ticket holder has only a couple of hours to check their old tickets.

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Villiers: Islamic extremists could benefit from the North’s classified files

Islamic extremists could benefit from classified information the UK Government is striving to withhold from families bereaved in the North’s Troubles, Theresa Villiers ...

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Parties ready for first major debate of General Election campaign

The first TV and radio debate of the election campaign takes place tonight.

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Green Party legal challenge against RTÉ debate criteria due to be heard today

A full hearing of the Green Party’s legal challenge against RTÉ’s criteria for inviting leaders to take part in its televised debate is due to begin today.

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Stormont rejects bid to relax abortion law

Proposals to relax the North’s strict abortion laws have been rejected.

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Calls made for more visible Garda presence after assault on woman in Dublin

There are calls for a more visible Garda presence in the Shankill, Dublin following reports of assaults and attempted assaults in the area.

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Transdev offer ‘heartfelt apology’ to commuters over Luas strike

Thousands of Luas commuters face travel disruption this morning as Siptu workers down tools in a bid to seek a pay rise of up to 54%.

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Beaumont Hospital asks patients to stay away unless an emergency

One of the country's busiest emergency departments is urging people to stay away unless absolutely necessary.

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15-year-old missing from Dublin

Update 8am: Kelly Adebutu was located safe and well last night. The Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance on the matter.

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Woman followed and assaulted as she walked home in Dublin

An investigation has been launched into an assault near a Dublin Dart station.

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Almost €1m worth of cocaine seized in Dublin

Almost €1m worth of cocaine has been seized by Gardaí in Dublin.

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No winner of Lotto jackpot

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot, worth almost €4,103,48.

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Micheál Martin refuses to rule out FF-FG coalition

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin today refused to rule out going into coalition with Fine Gael after the General Election.

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Oops! Contractors return to burn white road markings from 'Game of Thrones' road

Contractors who painted road markings on an iconic tree-lined avenue made famous by TV show Game Of Thrones have returned to burn them off again.

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Block on Northern Ireland abortion law reform 'would betray women': Amnesty

Failure to reform Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws would be a “betrayal of women”, according to Amnesty International.

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St Raphael's centre closed after damning HIQA report

A residential centre for people with disabilities in Co Kildare has been closed by St John of God Services after a damning inspection report from HIQA.

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Revenue seize more than €1m of cigarettes branded as wood pellets

Revenue has seized two million cigarettes, worth around €1.1m, at Dublin Port.

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Health body reports major rise in cases of 'flu

The number of influenza-like cases in the first five weeks of this year are up more than two and a half times from the same period in 2015.

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Woman in hospital after robbery by man impersonating garda

A woman has been hospitalised following a roadside robbery in Co Wexford.

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Paschal Donohoe calls for new negotiations over Luas pay strike

Trade union chiefs and Luas bosses have been urged to restart negotiations on workers’ pay in a last-ditch attempt to avert a two-day strike due to kick in at 5.30am ...

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