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Public holidays busiest time for self-harm emergencies

Public holidays are the busiest times for self-harm emergencies, with St Patrick’s Day the worst of all, according to the first study of its type in Ireland.

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Medals glory for oar-inspiring Skibb rowers

Move over the O’Donovan Brothers, Skibbereen has new rowing stars — and they’re a pair of jokers also.

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Varadkar accuses Coveney of ‘divisive and dishonest’ politics

The Fine Gael leadership contest has risked causing a damaging party rift, after Leo Varadkar accused Simon Coveney of “divisive and dishonest” politics, with his rival claiming that Mr Varadkar is “spending money we don’t have”.

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Chances of a snap election looms as FG support rises

The likelihood of a snap election in the months after the Fine Gael leadership race has increased sharply after the Government party surged ahead of Fianna Fáil in the latest public support poll.

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Coveney supporters insist he can win FG leadership battle

Defiant supporters of Housing Minister Simon Coveney have insisted he can still pull it out of the fire as Fine Gael members start casting their votes today for a new leader.

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ODCE ‘must be adequately resourced, free from interference’

Any new version of the Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement will repeat the failures of the current model unless the Government changes the funding and staffing arrangements too, a leading anti-corruption watchdog has warned.

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Woman in legal bid for access to child who calls her ‘papa’

A gay Irishwoman has taken legal action against an English former partner in a bid stay in touch with a two-year-old girl who calls her “papa”.

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€24m A&E at UL ‘won’t help reduce trolley numbers’

The HSE is opening a new €24 million emergency department (ED) at University Hospital Limerick today — but the new facility won’t do anything to reduce the numbers on trolleys at the hospital.

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Priest: Communion must not become 'an orgy of materialism'

Parents must not reduce their child’s First Holy Communion to “an orgy of materialism with miniature brides”.

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Work begins on €15m-€20m sports and ecology park in Cork marina

Demolition work gets under way today to pave the way for a vast new riverside public sports, adventure, and ecology park, which will wrap around Cork’s regenerated flagship GAA stadium.

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Kerry wind farm ‘a threat’ to Sliabh Luachra area

A heartland of old Gaelic music and literature is refusing to dance to the tune of wind developers.

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20-year plan to ease Little Island traffic congestion

Cork County Council has taken preliminary steps in developing a 20-year transportation plan for the region’s biggest industrial hub — which is also a residential area.

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Tourism Ireland ‘bypassing’ West Cork

Tourism Ireland is to be asked to explain why a paid half-page advertorial on the Wild Atlantic Way in a British newspapers made no mention of West Cork.

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Audit: Some foods allowed keep organic certification after breaches

Systematic problems in the certification and labelling of organic foods in Ireland have been uncovered by EU food and health safety inspectors.

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Ban on religion in school enrolment to be discussed

A forum on the role of religion in primary school admissions will today discuss a possible outright ban on religion being a consideration in enrolment policy.

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All Guns blazing as rockers return to Slane

When you see that iconic duo of Slash and Axl Rose back-to-back belting out a long-loved hit it’s like no time at all has elapsed.

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