A doctor in the addiction services is relying on EU law against age discrimination as part of his legal challenge to a HSE requirement that he must retire at 65, the High Court has heard.

Family remembers victim of Storm Ophelia

Tributes have been paid to Ireland's three Hurricane Ophelia victims as the family of Michael Pyke attended his funeral today.

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Galway casino accused of selling drink without a licence bids to stop case being heard by District judge

A West of Ireland based casino, charged with selling alcoholic beverages without a liquor licence, is seeking to prevent a District Court judge from hearing the ...

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Wayne Dundon, Nathan Killeen refuse to enter court as they lose appeals against murder conviction

Wayne Dundon and Nathan Killeen have had their convictions for the murder of innocent businessman Roy Collins in Limerick upheld by the Court of Appeal.

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What may be Ireland's longest-running lotto syndicate collects €52k for 29 special school workers

They found out about their win during storm Ophelia.

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Revenue wins appeal over finding that second home charge is tax deductible

The Revenue Commissioners has won its appeal against a finding that an annual charge levied on second homes and holiday homes is tax deductible against rental income ...

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High Court hears HSE has no supported accommodation for mentally ill woman

A young woman with mental health issues who has spent two years on an acute psychiatric hospital ward is fit for discharge into supported accommodation in the community, ...

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High Court strikes out challenge to Dublin City Council's plans for 'homeless hub' in Clontarf

A High Court challenge against Dublin City Council's plans to turn a former guest house into accommodation for homeless families has been struck out.

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Taoiseach: We are 'far back from cliff edge' but EU must not 'sleep walk' to Brexit cliff

The Taoiseach has said all European leaders must ensure the EU does not "sleep walk" towards a Brexit cliff.

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Second of six complainants returns to witness box in Dr Michael Shine case

A court has heard a man who claims he was "groped and fondled" by a doctor received a €70,000 settlement from the hospital.

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18-day sit-in at Tallaght community centre ends

An 18-day sit-in at a community centre in Dublin has come to an end today.

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Listen: Independent Senator Ronan Mullen labels Dáil Committee on 8th amendment a 'sham process'

Independent Senator Ronan Mullen has again criticised the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment, saying the process “has been cynical from the start”.

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New technology to allow emergency services pinpoint exact location of caller

It is hoped that new mobile-phone technology launched today will save lives in emergencies.

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NI football manager Michael O'Neill pleads guilty to drink-driving

Northern Ireland football manager Michael O'Neill has pleaded guilty to drink driving.

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Update: Two rough sleepers died last night because Govt 'had no plan for homeless during Ophelia' - charity

Latest: Two men who were sleeping rough are reported to have died last night.

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Gardaí seize over €1m worth of drugs in Co Offaly

Gardaí have seized drugs worth in excess of €1m during an operation in Co Offaly.

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Theresa May and Bill Clinton have 'wonderful talk' on Northern Ireland

Theresa May has held talks with former US president Bill Clinton on the continuing political deadlock in Northern Ireland.

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PSNI Chief Constable facing misconduct probe over vehicle contracts inquiry

Northern Ireland's police chief is facing an investigation into alleged misconduct in public office.

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Public Accounts Committee taken into private session over nursing home row

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been taken into private session this morning after Nursing Home Ireland snubbed an invite to appear which led to a stand-off ...

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Man arrested in connection with attempted robbery at bookmaker

A man has been charged in connection with an attempted robbery at a bookmaker outlet in Co Louth.

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Elderly man dies in overnight house fire in Mayo

A man in his 80s has died following a house fire in Co Mayo last night.

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Irish Rail to meet unions in attempt to settle pay dispute

Irish Rail and unions will meet at the Workplace Relations Commission today in an attempt to settle a pay dispute that threatens to bring the rail network to a halt ...

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Schools won’t have to open for extra days after Ophelia closures

Primary schools are required to open for 183 days in each school year, and second-level schools for 167 days, but flexibility is allowed for making up time lost ...

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Appeal ruling delay sees drink driving cases being struck out

District court judges around the country are striking out drink-driving cases because of continuing delay in the Supreme Court issuing a ruling on a challenge to ...

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Latest: Over 100 properties through the mortgage tracker scandal, reveals Central Bank chief

LATEST: Homeowners and investors have lost more than 100 properties through the mortgage tracker scandal, the Governor of the Central Bank has said.

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Public invited to suggest ideas for commemorating major historic events

The Government has invited the public to tell them how they would like major historic events to be commemorated.

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Trinity College granted permission to host tourists during summer

Trinity College has been given premission to host tourists in its students halls during summer time.

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ESRI report shows importance of maths for children adjusting to secondary school

A new ESRI report has found that children who were better at maths at the age of 9 were more engaged at school - and that positive experience continues through to ...

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Latest: More weather warnings issued by Met Éireann as Storm Brian approaches

LATEST: Met Éireann has issued two Status Orange Weather Warnings this afternoon.

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Bill Clinton and Theresa May to discuss Northern Ireland this morning

Theresa May will discuss the current political situation in Northern Ireland later with former US president Bill Clinton, Downing Street has said.

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Families evacuated after gas explosion in Belfast

There has been a gas explosion in the Ardoyne area of Belfast tonight.

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No Lotto winner - jackpot heads for €7m

The Lotto results are in…

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Abortion referendum moves closer as committee votes against retaining 8th Amendment

The cross-party Oireachtas committee examining Ireland's abortion laws has voted by a landslide not to retain article 40.3.3 of the Constitution.

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Gardaí enlist Civil Defence to use drone in search for armed raider in Clare

Gardaí in Clare are searching for an armed raider who held up a shop in Ennis this evening.

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Bill Clinton to discuss N. Ireland in meeting with Theresa May

Theresa May is to discuss the current political situation in Northern Ireland with former US president Bill Clinton, Downing Street has said.

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Ireland 'would have illegal abortion epidemic without access to UK,' 8th Amendment Committee hears

Ireland would have an "epidemic of illegal abortions" and a "massive increase" in maternal mortality" if women were unable to access abortion in the UK, a senior ...

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Irishman dies while on holiday in Maldives

An Irishman has died while on holiday in the Maldives.

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Locals fail to halt Samhain Festival featuring Liam Gallagher

A group of residents have failed in their bid to halt the two-day Samhain music festival in Dublin featuring Britpop icon Liam Gallagher.

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Supreme Court rules farmer is entitled to €299k damages against Dept over cattle seizure

The judge, Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell, noted the costs of the seven-day case 'may outweigh the damages' of the farmer's case against the Department of Agriculture.

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Author of Savita Halappanavar report says 8th Amendment contributed to her death

Savita Halappanavar died as a direct result of Ireland's restrictive abortion laws and not simply because she contracted sepsis, the author of the independent report ...

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Boy injured in quad bike accident on farm settles for €125k in damages

A young man who fractured his skull when he was hit by a quad bike on a farm when he was only 12 years old has settled his High Court action for €125,000.

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Judge warns of 'time passing' for DPP directions in case of UK lotto millionaire accused of defiling girl

A UK lotto millionaire accused of defilement of an under-age Irish teenage girl has been further remanded in custody pending directions from the Director of Public ...

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Baby delivered at home during Ophelia 'stormed into the world'

A woman who delivered her baby at home in the midst of the chaos of Storm Ophelia is praying that electricity will be restored at her house in Crosshaven, Co Cork ...

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Army bomb squad defuses pipe bomb in Limerick

The Army bomb squad has made safe a pipe bomb found in Rathkeale, Co Limerick.

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Taoiseach: Banks' proposals for redress on tracker scandal 'fall short of expectations'

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government has lost all patience with the major banks over the tracker mortgage scandal.

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Gardaí appeal for information on Cork hit-and-run that left girl in hospital

Gardaí are asking for the public's help following a hit-and-run in Cobh, Co. Cork.

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New CSO report reveals what gender can mean to you in Ireland today

The Central Statistics Office have released their “Women and Men in Ireland 2016” report which presents over 70 indicators which identify important gender ...

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Farmers no longer have to wait until age 67 to sell land to family members

Farmers have been given a major reprieve after Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe removed the age limit of 67 by which family members can sell land to each other.

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Man claims he was groped by now-retired surgeon Dr Michael Shine

A man who claims he was groped by a now retired surgeon has admitted he considered withdrawing his complaint but denies there was no basis to it.

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Government has 'lost patience' with banks, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government will beef up powers to the Central Bank to punish the banks who wrongfully took customers off their tracker mortgages. ...

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