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Jail for Laois man who began sexually assaulting step-daughter when she was 10

A Laois man who raped and sexually assaulted his step-daughter over an eight-year period has today received a 12-year prison sentence.

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Taoiseach: I have every confidence in Irish Water chief

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today that he has "every confidence" in the chief executive of Irish Water.

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Garda accused of harassing woman brought before court

A garda accused of harassing a woman has been brought before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on foot of a bench warrant after he failed to appear yesterday.

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Closure of dental clinic 'a disgrace'

Dentists have described the closure of a dental clinic at St James' Hospital, without putting alternatives in place, as a disgrace.

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Water charge protesters refuse to abide by strict terms of court order

A legal action to potentially jail nine water protesters who are allegedly obstructing the installation of meters in North Dublin has been put back until next month. ...

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Irish Water to investigate claims tenants' bank numbers were sent to landlords

Irish Water has said it will investigate claims that it sent tenants' bank account details to some landlords.

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Man killed by train in Wexford

A man has been killed by a train in Co Wexford today.

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Childline's night-time service 'in danger of closing'

Childline's night-time call service is in danger of closing unless an emergency appeal for donations is sucessful, the ISPCC warned today.

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Water-charge protesters asked to give assurances in court

Nine water meter protesters are being asked to give undertakings not to obstruct the installation of water meters in North Dublin.

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Prosecution Service orders review of Mairia Cahill case

Three criminal cases linked to the alleged rape of a Belfast woman who insists the republican movement covered up her claims are to be independently reviewed, the ...

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Dublin man in court after €63k drugs find

A 34-year-old Dublin man has appeared in court charged in connection with the seizure of €63,000 worth of drugs in Finglas yesterday.

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Government orders review into Irish Water

The Government has ordered a review of procedures and communications at Irish Water.

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Man arrested in connection with disappearance of six-year-old girl in 1977

A man has been arrested by gardaí today in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a six-year-old girl in 1977.

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Puppy may find his own way out of mineshaft, say rescuers

Efforts to rescue a puppy from a mineshaft in Co Cork will resume this afternoon.

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Government accused of plan to scapegoat Irish Water management

Fianna Fáil says sacking the head of Irish Water will do nothing to resolve the problems at the company.

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No Irish court visit for Timberlake and Biel as defamation lawsuit settled

Hollywood couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have settled a lawsuit against a top celebrity magazine over pictures it published of him at a party in a Paris ...

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O'Driscoll: I knew I wanted to marry Amy after eight weeks

Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll has spoken about how he knew he wanted to marry Amy Huberman after just eight weeks together.

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Teenager released after questioning about Waterford arson attack

A teenager who was being questioned about a petrol bomb attack on a house in Waterford which left three children in hospital, has been released without charge.

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'Gatekeepers' in North 'still preventing sexual-violence victims coming forward'

A women's aid campaigner claims some "gatekeepers" in the North still don't encourage victims of sexual violence to go to the proper authorities.

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Man due for court in connection with €60,000 Finglas drugs haul

A man is due in court in Dublin this morning charged in connection with a drug seizure worth more than €60,000 in Finglas.

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Work begins on Dublin's Poolbeg incinerator

Work has begun on Dublin's Poolbeg incinerator, as locals against the project prepare to march on the Dáil tomorrow.

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Man due in court in connection with Waterford arson attack

A 23-year-old man is due in court this morning charged in connection with an arson attack at a house in Ballybeg in Waterford last week.

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September the hottest since records began

Last month was the hottest September since record-keeping began in 1880.

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Gatwick to screen for Ebola; prevention measures to be raised again in Dáil

Screening of passengers from areas at high risk of Ebola is being rolled out to Gatwick's North terminal today.

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Noonan 'not aware' of plans to change Irish Water management

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said he is unaware of any plans to change senior management at Irish Water.

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Anti-water charges protesters due before court

A group of anti-water charge demonstrators are due before the High Court this morning, for allegedly obstructing the installation of meters in North Dublin.

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Biel-Timberlake defamation case before Dublin High Court today

A legal action by actress Jessica Biel and popstar Justin Timberlake is due to come before the High Court in Dublin this morning.

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Gales hit flights and ferries

Forecasters say blustery conditions and showers will continue well into this afternoon.

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Beagle puppy stuck down Cork mine shaft; three siblings rescued

Efforts are expected to resume soon in Cork to rescue a beagle puppy that fell down a mine shaft.

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Lonely Planet: 'Ireland should be on everyone’s must-visit list'

Ireland has been named one of the top countries to visit next year thanks in part to the success of the Wild Atlantic Way.

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North votes to ban paying for sex

Paying for sex is to be banned in the North after Stormont Assembly members backed the move in a landmark late-night vote.

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