A KLM flight carrying hundreds of passengers was forced to make a precautionary landing at Shannon airport this morning.

By-elections set for October 10 date

The government has officially called the by-elections to fill two empty seats in the Dáil.

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Shatter calls on head of GSOC to resign

The former Justice Minister Alan Shatter has called on the head of the Garda Ombudsman Simon O'Brien to resign.

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Tributes for forensic archaeologist who helped find North’s Disappeared

Tributes have been paid to the top archeologist who helped bring closure to the anguished families of the North’s Disappeared.

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Report sees weekend-only prison proposed

Many criminals could be imprisoned on weekends only, under new plans to overhaul Ireland’s overcrowded prisons.

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Louth TD Kirk will not contest next general election

Louth TD Seamus Kirk has announced that he will not be standing as a candidate in the next general election.

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Central Bank replaces €20m of notes ruined by microwaves and washing machines

€20m of damaged bank notes, some ruined by washing machines and microwaves, has been replaced by authorities since the start of last year.

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Burton hits out at funeral costs

The Tánaiste Joan Burton has lashed out at the high cost of funerals.

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Technical Group to ask the Ceann Comhairle to stop ex-Fine Gael TDs joining

The Dáil's Technical Group is to write to the Ceann Comhairle asking him not to allow four ex-Fine Gael TDs to join it.

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NCT release car report to crash victim’s mother

A Cork mother has received a report from the NCT on the car her daughter was driving when she died in a crash almost two years ago.

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Gender Recognition Bill to be published by the end of the year

New laws to recognise the acquired gender of transsexual people will be published by the end of the year.

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Government in the North 'keen to resolve issues'

The Government in the North has said it is very keen to resolve outstanding Northern Ireland peace process issues.

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Kingsmills massacre inquest agreed

An inquest into a sectarian IRA attack almost 40 years ago will take place next summer.

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Murder investigation launched into Carlow body find

A murder investigation is officially underway following the discovery of a man's body in Carlow yesterday.

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Creighton keen to join Dáil technical group

Lucinda Creighton says joining the Dail's technical group is an 'exciting prospect'.

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Irish pilot ‘followed his drills’ as four survive Florida plane crash

Four members of the Ulster Flying Club have survived a plane crash in Florida.

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Noonan 'will not be advising banking inquiry' on how to conduct investigation

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said he will not be advising the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on how to conduct its investigations.

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GRA says commission of inquiry will shed light on allegations of garda misconduct

A senior member of the GRA says he will not "speculate" on whether Maurice McCabe was right to bring allegations of garda misconduct into the public domain.

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Galway nurses to protest overcrowding

Nurses will hold a one-hour protest to highlight overcrowding at the Emergency Department at the University Hospital in Galway.

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Man held after Waterford drugs seizure

A 27-year-old man has been arrested after the seizure of cannabis with an estimated street value of €110,000 in Waterford city.

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Dáil to reconvene after summer break

The Dáil returns from its summer break today with the Government expected to call by-elections to fill two empty seats.

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Man questioned over shooting incident at Limerick house

A 20-year-old man has been arrested for questioning in connection with a shooting incident at a house in Limerick city yesterday evening.

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TD issues warning on banking inquiry delays

A member of the Oireachtas banking inquiry has said it could collapse if anyone tries to challenge it.

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Gardaí continue to question two men over Tullow body find

Two men being questioned over the death of a man in Carlow have had their periods of detention exended.

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Four Irish citizens injured in Florida plane crash

Four Irish citizens have been injured in a plane crash in Florida.

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Food waste recycling firm to create 45 jobs in Dublin

45 jobs are set to come on stream at food waste recycling firm, CaterWaste, which has a base in Dublin.

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