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The Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty has moved to defend Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan, saying Fine Gael and the Taoiseach had full confidence in her.

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‘First Dates’ star faces harassment charge

RTÉ First Dates star Daphney Sanasie who is accused of harassing chef Dylan McGrath has been given four weeks to decide how she will plead.

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‘Stellar’ leader Josephine Feehily not afraid of courting controversy

Limerick native Josephine Feehily is the chairwoman of the newly established Policing Authority.

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Questions about Nóirín O’Sullivan as Garda boss

Opposition parties have questioned whether Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan is the right person to reform the police service, but have stopped short of calling for her to resign.

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Bruce Springsteen in Dublin: Thunderous applause greets the Boss at Croker

When the 80,000 strong crowd disbanded and Croke Park emptied out, we were all certain that The Boss had left nothing on the field.

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Martin Callinan's secret attempt to discredit whistleblower Maurice McCabe

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan met the then Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman John McGuinness in secret in 2014 to say that Sergeant Maurice McCabe was “not to be trusted”.

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WATCH: Adi Roche's Freedom of Cork award dedicated to Chernobyl victims

Chernobyl charity campaigner Adi Roche has dedicated her Freedom of Cork award to the survivors and victims of Chernobyl, and to her charity’s army of volunteers.

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Sentence increase for man who stole handbag

An appallingly mean theft by a Wexford man who travelled to Cork City and stole an 82-year-old woman’s handbag resulted in him having his jail sentence increased on appeal yesterday from six to eight months.

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News site rebuked for posting school film

A pupil whose contribution to a classroom debate on water charges was published online has had a complaint upheld by the Press Ombudsman.

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‘Broken wrist’ in bid to stop mother’s wheelchair

A woman who brought her 83-year old mother on a day out to world-famous Powerscourt Gardens claimed before the High Court she fractured her wrist when her mother’s wheelchair went out of control on a steep slope.

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Facebook use sees man lose injury claim

A 25-year-old general operative has lost a €60,000 damages claim for personal injury in the Circuit Civil Court and was left facing a hefty legal bill after he was ‘betrayed’ by his Facebook page.

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Rubbish in clothes bins costs charity €24k a year

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is spending €2,000 a month disposing of rubbish dumped in its clothing donation bins — including the remains of dead animals.

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TD ‘must raise claims with watchdog’

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has hit out at a TD for raising allegations of misconduct in the Dáil, and not with GSOC or the Garda Commissioner.

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Better, cheaper cancer drugs ‘may be too late’

Patients who could die because of new cancer drug delays have to take a less effective medication that is just as expensive, a leading oncologist has claimed.

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No screening for malnutrition ‘due to lack of money’

Some hospitals are afraid to screen patients for malnutrition because of a lack of money, a damning watchdog report has found.

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Two women among three arrested over gangland murders

Two women and a man were arrested yesterday as gardaí close the net on those behind the spate of gangland murders in Dublin’s north inner city.

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‘Allow pupils doodle in class’ says Mary Mitchell O’Connor

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor is encouraging teachers all over Ireland to let their students be creative in the classroom.

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Ernest Shackleton’s cabin and cathedral windows on funding list

A total of 171 heritage projects around the country — ranging from conserving thatch to restoring the entire cabin where Shackleton spent his last hours — will receive funding of almost €1m.

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