Samaritans to listen for more than 12,500 hours this Christmas

Samaritans volunteers in branches across Ireland will take part in a series of events on December 21 st to mark the shortest day of the year and highlight Samaritans’ ...

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PSNI issue photo of mother who died on family boating holiday

Police in the North have issued a photograph of a mother who died during a family boating holiday there.

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Amnesty to fight order to return ’8th Amendment campaign’ donation to US based foundation

Amnesty Ireland has insisted tonight there is nothing underhand about the funding they have received from the American based Open Society Foundation.

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Temperatures to drop as low as -5C tonight

Met Éireann has put out an official status yellow low-temperature warning tonight.

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Investigation finds equivalent of 2,000 crimes a month are committed by people on bail

An investigation by RTE has found that more than 300,000 crimes have been committed by people on bail between 2003 and 2016.

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Simon Harris: It would be 'desirable' to use Oireachtas abortion committee's findings for referendum

Health Minister Simon Harris has backed calls for the Oireachtas abortion committee's findings to be used as the template for next year's eighth amendment referendum ...

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’Vulnerable’ woman caught with drugs worth €210k was paid €50 to allow dealers bag drugs in her home

A “vulnerable” woman who was caught with €210,000 worth of drugs and a cocaine press in her kitchen has been given a suspended five-year sentence.

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German phone firm Yourtel fined €66,000 for unwarranted charges to customers

German landline operator Yourtel has been fined €66,000 for ripping off hundreds of elderly Irish customers.

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Army whistleblower launches challenge to state’s refusal to supply report into Defence Forces claims

A senior officer with the Defence Forces has launched a High Court challenge over what he says is the State’s refusal to provide him with a report following ...

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'Martial arts expert' gets three years for beating pregnant wife; 'I truly believed I would die,' she says

A "martial arts expert" who punched his pregnant wife unconscious and fractured her jaw, has been jailed for three years.

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Gardaí make 260 drink-driving arrests in first 10 days of December

Up to 260 people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the first 10 days of December.

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Bank of Ireland take proceedings against couple over €14.8m loans

Bank of Ireland says a couple transferred ownership of a property in Wicklow Street, Dublin, and their home in Milltown, Dublin, with intent to defraud creditors, ...

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Raymond McCord brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll

A campaigner for victims of the Troubles has launched a High Court challenge seeking clarity over the State policy on the holding of a border poll in Northern Ireland. ...

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Match for accused man's DNA found on baseball cap recovered from alleged getaway car, court hears

DNA matching that of the man accused of murdering the manager of the Sunset House pub in Dublin was found on a baseball cap recovered from the alleged getaway car, ...

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High Court approves €100k sale of lands worth €1m under deal for ward of court's future care

A judge has approved the conditional sale, for €100,000, of lands worth €1m owned by an elderly man who is a ward of court.

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There are more than 520 patients waiting for hospital beds today

Trolley watch by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has found that 526 patients are on trolleys in hospitals across the country today.

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Survey finds a third of students leave college due to stress

Almost one third of students drop out of college because of stress, according to the Union of Students in Ireland.

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Family of four killed in crash leave 'example to follow', priest tells Wexford funeral service

The funeral service of a family of four who were killed in a tragic road accident in Wexford last week has taken place.

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Latest: Baby's leg broken by 30 shotgun pellets in feud shooting; Mother and teenager also injured

Latest: An eight month old baby boy was lucky to escape with his life after he, along with his mum and teenage uncle, were blasted with a shotgun in broad daylight, ...

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Dublin Airport opens €22m boarding gate area

Dublin Airport has opened a new €22m boarding gate area.

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Want to know how popular your name is (and was) over time? Read on.

A new online app has been launched that tracks the baby names of Ireland.

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Over 70% of patients waited more than 6 hours to be admitted to hospital

Over 70% of patients waited more than the 6 hour target to be admitted to hospital this year.

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'Total gridlock' in Dublin with new Luas green line disrupting traffic

Delays still remain in Dublin city centre following the first rush hour with the new Luas green line extension.

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Pope Francis has appointed Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway

Brendan Kelly has been appointed Bishop of Galway.

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200 figures in Northern Ireland write open letter to Taoiseach over 'offensive and unacceptable' Brexit

More than 200 figures from Northern Ireland society have written to the Taoiseach warning that the UK's split from Europe is offensive and unacceptable.

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Cork fire fighters rescue family trapped in lift in city shop

Fire fighters rescued a family from a trapped lift in a Cork city shop last night.

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Children with special educational needs negatively impacted by school transport schemes, report finds

A new report into school transport has found some children with special educational needs were negatively impacted by some of the schemes.

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Employers encouraged to hire over 50s with new €10,000 bonus

Employers are being encouraged to hire workers over 50 with a new €10,000 bonus.

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Luas Cross City boosting house prices by 15%

The Luas Cross City in Dublin is boosting house prices.

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Latest: Gardaí treating death of 22-year-old in Ranelagh as tragic accident

Latest: Gardaí have viewed CCTV footage in their investigation into the death of a young man in Dublin, and are treating his death as a tragic accident.

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Man charged in connection with fatal Dublin crash due in court this morning

A man is due to appear in court this morning charged in connection with a fatal crash in Dublin on Friday.

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Peter McVerry Trust secures planning permission for 18 apartments in Dublin

Homeless charity The Peter McVerry Trust has secured planning permission for 18 apartments in Dublin city centre.

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Migrants working in fishing industry face discrimination, low pay and physical and verbal abuse - report

Discrimination, verbal and physical abuse and pay of less than €3 an hour are just some of the things migrants working in the Irish fishing industry are facing.

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PE to become Leaving Cert subject from September

Secondary schools students will be able to study PE as a Leaving Cert subject from September.

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Give the gift of listening this Christmas, Samaritans say

The Samaritans are encouraging us all to give the gift of listening this Christmas.

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More than 90% of homes for rent beyond reach of rent supplements

More than 90% of homes for rent are beyond the reach of people dependent on state housing benefits.

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Childcare professionals now legally obliged to report concerns of child abuse

From today, childcare professionals are legally obliged to report concerns about child abuse.

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Latest: Met Eireann says the worst is over but low temperatures expected all week

Latest: Met Eireann says the worst is over weather-wise but it is going to stay cold all week.

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Body of 22-year-old still at scene after suspected shooting in Dublin

The body of a man, believed to have been shot at a house in Lucan Co Dublin, is still at the scene this morning.

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Extreme cold and treacherous conditions as temperatures set to drop to minus 8C

Treacherous conditions are expected tonight with temperatures as low as minus 8C taking hold.

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Coveney responds to David Davis' 'statement of intent' comment

The Tánaiste has responded to claims from Britain's Brexit secretary that the deal struck this week may not be legally binding.

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€30k worth of MDMA seized in Dublin

Gardaí in Dublin have seized an amount of MDMA with an an estimated street value of €30,000.

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Opposition criticise decision to join new European military co-operative

A leading security analyst has slammed the backlash against Ireland's decision to join a new European military co-operative

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Body of man in his 20s discovered in house in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a male in Lucan.

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Irish and UK governments clash over significance of Brexit agreement

The Irish and British governments have clashed over whether the Brexit agreement intended to trigger trade talks is legally binding or not.

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Visiting US family killed in crash mourned by relatives in Ireland and America

Relatives of four people killed in a car accident while in Ireland for a funeral have said their deaths have united family and friends across the Atlantic.

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PSNI arrest man on suspicion of attempted murder in Co. Down

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in County Down.

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Man treated for injuries to face and body after shooting in Derry

Police in Derry are appealing for witnesses following a shooting in Garvagh at around 3am.

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Four in hospital after two-vehicle collision on N20 between Cork and Limerick

A section of the N20 Limerick/Cork road has been closed this afternoon following an accident this morning.

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Two men and a woman charged in connection with drugs seizures in Cork and Kerry

Three people arrested in connection with drug seizures in Cork and Kerry on Friday are due to appear in court this week.

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