Offaly Rose Jennifer Byrne has been named the winner of the 59th International Rose of Tralee.

Lightning leaves 2,000 with no electricity; flooding reported in four counties

Around 2,000 customers are without power following lightning strikes.

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Gardaí issue appeal for help in finding teenage boy

Gardaí in Portlaoise are seeking the public's help in tracing a missing teenager.

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Latest: Six people in hospital, one in serious condition, after pedestrians hit by car in Dublin

Latest: Gardaí ruled out any link to terrorist activity.

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Endangered red kite 'deliberately' shot dead in the North

An endangered red kite has been shot dead in Co Down.

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High Court rejects challenge to North South Interconnector

The High Court has rejected an appeal against a €280m power line between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

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Simon Coveney warns UK against using border issue as a pawn in Brexit negotiations

The Irish government has warned UK authorities it will not be used as a "pawn" in Brexit negotiations.

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Leader of the Greens believes Dublin will introduce congestion charge

The leader of the Green Party, Eamon Ryan, believes a congestion charge will have to be introduced in Dublin.

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Remand for UK lotto millionaire accused of defilement of Irish teenage girl

A UK lotto millionaire accused of defilement of an underage Irish teenage girl was further remanded in custody today pending directions from the Directions from ...

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Drugs worth up to €800,000 seized in Dublin

Drugs worth up to €800,000 have been seized by gardaí in Dublin.

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Man arrested in connection with murder of Nicola Collins in Cork

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Nicola Collins in Cork earlier this year.

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Hundreds of litres of counterfeit alcohol seized in Dublin Port and north Cork

Hundreds of litres of suspected bootleg booze has been seized by authorities.

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Man arrested after father shot dead in front of son outside supermarket

A man has been arrested over the murder of a father in front of his three-year-old son.

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People with disabilities 'want to do meaningful work'

The current employment rate for people with disabilities is half that of people without disabilities, with eight out of 10 people with disabilities never going back ...

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Cork fraudster tricked terminal cancer sufferer out of her life savings

A "fantasist" who posed as a barrister to trick a terminal cancer sufferer out of her life savings has been jailed by a British court for eight years.

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Family highlights dangers of nut allergies

The family of a woman became brain damaged due a severe nut allergy are raising awareness of the dangers of nut allergies.

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Cork barman bids for success at World Class cocktail-making tournament

An Irish barman whose poitin cocktails are a hit at parties swapped it for tequila in Mexico as he bids to be crowned a world champion with the shaker.

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Plans for waterside park in jeopardy after report reveals high pollution levels

Plans for a waterside park along the River Liffey in Dublin could be scrapped.

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Lollipop people being trained in conflict management to deal with angry drivers

Ireland's Lollipop people are being trained in 'conflict management' .

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Met Éireann issues Status Orange Thunder Warning

A nationwide Status Orange Thunder Warning has been issued by Met Éireann this morning.

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Tuam residents call on Council to remove plaque honouring Confederate leader

A town in Co Galway has become embroiled in an American human rights row.

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No hot water or proper heating - Student housing exposed

Significant numbers of students are being hit with unexpected rent hikes and living in accommodation without hot water or proper heating, a study has found.

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Public fund 'life-changing' home renovations for Cork girl with rare medical condition

The parents of a girl with an exceptionally rare medical condition have said the extreme kindness of the public has funded “life-changing” renovations to their family ...

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Report criticises treatment of vulnerable inmates at Maghaberry Prison

A report has criticised the treatment of vulnerable inmates at Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim.

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Education course could replace penalty points under new proposal

New proposals could see motorists take an educational course instead of getting penalty points if caught speeding.

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38 Leaving Cert results permanently withheld as students accused of cheating

Students have had a total of 38 Leaving Cert results permanently withheld over suspected cheating.

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Latest: Lanes re-open after five-car collision on M50

Update 8.26am: All lanes are now open again after a five-car collision on M50 North motorway at Junction 9 this morning.

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Almost half of parents have made no financial preparations for child's third-level education, survey finds

Parents expect to pay out over €5,122 a year to send a child to college - but almost half have made no financial preparations, according to a new study.

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Three-quarters of students expect to find work in Ireland, says survey

Three out of four third-level students expect to find work in Ireland when they finish their course, according to a new survey.

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Rents in Dublin almost 20% higher than Celtic Tiger peak

Rents in Dublin are now almost 20% higher than their peak in the Celtic Tiger.

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Bus trip times drop by 40% after traffic limits brought into centre of Dublin

New traffic restrictions in central Dublin have cut bus journey times on some routes by 40%.

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Two in hospital following 'serious' traffic accident in Cork

Two people are in hospital following what Gardaí are calling "a serious road traffic collision" in Cork today.

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Dublin syndicate collects €500k Lotto Plus 1 winnings after 30 years trying

A Dublin work syndicate, named the ‘Rat Pack’, have collected their Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €500,000 from the National Lottery today.

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Ireland to double diplomat numbers in eight years, Taoiseach announces

Ireland is to double the number of diplomats and enterprise and investment agents in overseas missions by 2025.

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Baby rushed to hospital after flight diverts to Shannon Airport

A young baby has been rushed to hospital after a flight diverted to Shannon Airport this afternoon.

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Egyptian court expected to give Ibrahim Halawa verdict next week

The verdict in Ibrahim Halawa's trial in Egypt is expected next Monday.

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High security prison officer 'a key player in organised crime gang'

A prison officer charged with dealing drugs inside a high-security jail is a "key player" in an organised crime gang, a court has been told.

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Forty residents of care home shut down by inspectors still in need of relocating in Co Fermanagh

Health chiefs are trying to find new beds for about 40 residents of a care home which has been shut down by inspectors.

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DUP says health, education, economy suffering due to Sinn Féin intransigence

Sinn Féin intransigence is preventing Northern Ireland politicians from dealing with growing problems in health, education and the economy, the Democratic Unionists ...

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UK unveils proposals to allow trade to continue with Europe post Brexit

Britain has set out proposals to ensure that trade in goods and services can continue with Europe after the point at which the UK leaves the European Union.

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Landlord to pay €42,000 to 'model tenants' in housing-assistance discrimination case

A landlord is to pay €42,000 to three tenants after being found to have discriminated against them by not offering them access to housing assistance.

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Poor box monies totalled €1.5m last year; Almost €400,000 of total paid into Kerry District Court

Almost €400,000 out of a nationwide total of more than €1.5m was paid into Kerry District Court poor boxes last year.

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24-year-old arrested following Limerick stabbing

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after a stabbing Kilmallock in Co Limerick.

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Young driver killed, two passengers hurt in Fermanagh crash

A 22-year-old man has died in a car crash in Co Fermanagh.

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LATEST: Health Minister defends appointments of HSE managers

LATEST: The Health Minister has defended the appointment of new managers in the HSE

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Ireland to witness partial solar eclipse this evening

It is claimed up to 250 million people across the US will watch the first total eclipse span the country, coast to coast, in nearly 100 years.

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Justin Trudeau urges Taoiseach to liberalise Irish abortion laws

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has told the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to liberalise Ireland’s abortion laws, as to have the choice is a “fundamental human right”. ...

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Gardaí release three men as Kilkenny stabbing victim remains in critical condition

Gardaí in Kilkenny have released three men without charge after a stabbing in Castlecomer at the weekend.

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65 medics not fully qualified for specialist posts they currently hold

Patient's safety has to come first - that's the message from the Irish Patients Association reacting to the number of non-specialist doctors working as consultants. ...

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Health sector unions a barrier to reform and progress says Minister

Mr Daly, who is Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, said he has formed his highly critical view of the influence of unions within the health service over his 14 years ...

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