Another bank holiday exodus will begin Friday afternoon in towns and cities across the country.

Fianna Fáil call for mental health Oireachtas committee

There has been a call from Fianna Fáil for the Government to establish an Oireachtas Committee on Mental Health.

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Insurance companies should 'judge people how they drive, not what they drive' says advocate

An advocate for young motorists is asking insurance companies to judge people on how they drive not what they drive.

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Coroner rules fatal shooting of Belfast man by British soldiers in 1971 was 'unjustified'

The fatal shooting of a Belfast man by British soldiers during rioting in 1971 was unjustified, a coroner has ruled.

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Counsel for Jobstown protestor accuses Joan Burton of 'long, self-serving political speech' at trial

Former Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has said that it was her “absolute conviction” that “protest in Ireland is a sacred right”, but said ...

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€7m for Junior Cert student injured at birth

A 15-year old boy who suffered brain damage at birth has settled his High Court action for €7million.

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Teenage soccer player reacts to losing 'trauma' case against former club

A teenage soccer player whose claim against his former club for psychological injury was dismissed today has said he is glad his parents brought the case forward, ...

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Jackie Lavin's case against her partner Bill Cullen over Kerry house put back to October

Jackie Lavin's High Court action against her partner Bill Cullen and one of his companies, over an alleged failure to complete a €1m deal for the sale of Killegy ...

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10-month-old baby had 'classic symptoms' of abusive head trauma, trial hears

A 10-month-old baby girl had “classic” symptoms of abusive head trauma, the trial of her former child minder heard today.

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Man and woman held in Waterford over 'Islamic-related terror' inquiry

A man and a woman have been arrested in Ireland by detectives investigating suspected Islamic-related terrorism.

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Retired mental health nurse collects second Lotto prize in 10 years

A Tipperary woman has collected her second Lotto cheque in 10 years today.

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Parties pause formal NI powersharing talks until after British General Election

Formal talks to restore Northern Ireland powersharing have been paused until after the British General Election.

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Health Minister slams 'nonsense' and 'scaremongering' from anti-vaccine campaigners

Health Minister Simon Harris has accused anti-vaccine campaigners of dangerous "scaremongering", writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith of the Irish Examiner.

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Taoiseach: Oireachtas committee examining 8th amendment will be set up 'within fortnight'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Oireachtas committee tasked with examining the wide-reaching Citizens' Assembly abortion recommendations will be set up within ...

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Cork man admits causing unnecessary suffering to mare with rope embedded in nose

A Cork man has pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a mare by a rope embedded in her nose.

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Arlene Arkinson family enduring 'exquisite cruelty' with inquest delays

The family of murdered schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson are being forced to endure "exquisite cruelty" because of delays to her inquest, a coroner's court has heard today.. ...

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Hackers take funds, reportedly up to €1m, from account for disadvantaged students at Trinity College

Trinity College has been scammed out of €1m destined for needy students.

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HSE apologises for 'very serious failings' after High Court awards 'Grace' €6.3m

The High Court has approved a settlement worth €6.3m for 'Grace' , the young woman with intellectual disabilities who was left in the care of a foster family for ...

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Boris Johnson ’criminally misled’ people of Britain about Brexit, says John Bruton

Former Taoiseach and EU ambassador John Bruton has launched a blistering broadside on British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

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Garda Commissioner: Number of factors lead to overreporting of breath test numbers

An interim report into the inflation of breath test statistics has shown numerous reasons for how it happened, according to the Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan. ...

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Minister launches plan to open 800 sites for the building of at least 50,000 new homes

State-owned land is being opened up for development in a bid to ease the housing crisis, writes Daniel McConnell of the Irish Examiner

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Joan Burton felt 'frankly terrified' of 'enraged' crowd, Jobstown false imprisonment trial hears

Former Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said she “ran for her life” after the car she was traveling in was surrounded by anti-water charge ...

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Survey finds almost a quarter would hide mental health problems from family

A new survey has found nearly one in four Irish people would hide a mental health problem from their family and friends.

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New blood test can spot lung cancer relapses up to a year before scans

Scientists have developed a blood test which spots the relapse of lung cancer in patients, up to a year before the disease can be detected by CT scans and X-rays.

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Dublin Airport announces nine new routes for summer schedule

Nine new services are being added to Dublin Airport's summer schedule.

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Prison officers demand harsher punishments for assaults on staff

Prison officers want harsher punishments for inmates who attack staff.

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Roadside drug testing kits may not work in cold weather

Gardaí have been warned that their new roadside drug testing kits may not work when it is cold.

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Calls for minimum wage rise as workers in retail, building and legal sectors turn to soup kitchens

A soup kitchen charity has called for an increase in the national minimum wage after seeing people with jobs turning to it for help.

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Plans for four large solar farms in three counties to be unveiled today

New plans for four large solar farms in the Midlands will be unveiled later today.

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UPDATE: Missing Dublin man has been found safe and well

UPDATE: Oliver Watchorn has been found safe and well.

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Parents of Ireland 'will trash Fine Gael' at next election, says founder of children's charity

The Government could be facing court action against the decision to press ahead with plans for the new National Children's Hospital.

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Irish group to launch new app to help people identify symptoms of coeliac disease

The Coeliac Society of Ireland has developed a self-assessment guide to help people identify symptoms of the disease.

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Decline in mail volumes a concern ahead of union seminar

The problems facing workers at An Post will be high on the agenda over the next two days, when the Communications Workers' Union holds its Spring Seminar in Portlaoise, ...

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Latest: Board 'totally supportive' of move to St Vincent's site

LATEST: The board of the National Maternity Hospital has reiterated support for the agreement for it to move to the St Vincent's Hospital campus..

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Three tenants at risk of eviction 'assured' homeless charity will buy homes and let them stay

Five of the eight tenants remain under threat of eviction.

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Bank Holiday weekend Lotto jackpot heading for €11m

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto Jackpot, worth over €10m.

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Teenage girl missing from Cork city believed to be in northside of Dublin

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in finding Courtney Buckley, 16, who is missing from Mayfield in Cork.

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Flying out of the country this summer? Here are your rights if you are denied boarding

There are certain things airlines are obliged to offer travellers.

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Emergency powers to extend Stormont talks on powersharing deal approved

Emergency powers to give Stormont's rowing political parties more time to strike a powersharing deal have now cleared Britain's Parliament.

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Irish people find public transport hard to use and prefer using cars to get to work

Irish people find public transport harder to use than our European neighbours do.

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Trial hears childminder told gardaí 'I never caused any injuries' to 10-month-old baby

A childminder on trial accused of causing serious harm to a 10-month-old baby told gardaí that the child was not “violently shaken” or assaulted while in her care.

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Tánaiste to establish inquiry into handling of Bill Kenneally case by State agencies

The Government looks set to establish a commission of investigation into matters surrounding the convicted child abuser and former basketball coach, Bill Kenneally. ...

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Complaint about Katie Hopkins interview among 18 rejected by Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today rejected complaints relating to Newstalk 106-108FM, Today FM and RTÉ One TV.

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Paul Murphy and others 'plainly involved' in restricting the liberty of Joan Burton, trial told

The trial of Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other water charge protesters has heard they were “plainly involved” in restricting the liberty of then TD Joan Burton ...

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Lottery punter to use winnings to buy new tractor

A Longford family who recently celebrated a €50,000 Congratulations scratch card win declared today that they intend to use some of their new-found cash to buy a ...

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Airport figures show Cork dwarfed by Dublin

Government talk about balanced regional development and Cork's position as a counterpoint to Dublin has been overshadowed by the latest air travel figures.

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New witness comes forward to give evidence about shooting by British soldiers

A "crucial" new witness has come forward to give evidence about the shooting of a Belfast man by British soldiers almost 50 years ago, an inquest has been told.

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'Fast cars are my heroin' says man who knocked down garda and rammed patrol cars

A Limerick criminal who knocked down a garda and rammed a bus and two garda patrol cars, whilst driving a high-powered stolen BMW, told gardaí after his arrest: ...

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Ibrahim Halawa trial adjourned for 22nd time, says Amnesty International

There has been another adjournment in the trial of Ibrahim Halawa, according to Amnesty International Ireland.

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Woman who unlawfully drew €10,300 in children’s allowance also collected child benefit in UK

A 60-year-old Dublin woman unlawfully collected more than €10,000 in children’s allowance payments while living in the UK, a court was told today.

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