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Baltimore victim to be laid to rest as search continues

Large crowds attended a prayer service for Baltimore drowning victim Niamh O’Connor at her family home last night.

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Higher minimum wage to be set before budget

The Government will set a new minimum wage before the budget.

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Hero boyfriend overpowers gunman in robbery stand-off

A 29-year-old man was hailed a hero after bravely overpowering a gunman during a hostage incident in Clare in which a weapon was discharged.

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VIDEO: 40k Cork jobs in 5 years ‘achievable’

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton says he is confident an ambitious Government target of creating 40,000 jobs in Cork and Kerry by 2020 is achievable.

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Minister Simon Harris plays down Irish difficulties from Greece vote

Ireland is unlikely to face any serious economic difficulties if Greece votes against its international bailout and potentially then leaves the euro, according to Simon Harris, the junior finance minister.

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‘Relief’ that President Higgins will not attend Donegal Orange march

Orange Order leaders have expressed both relief and disappointment at the decision of President Michael D Higgins not to attend the Republic’s only Orange march, in Donegal, next week.

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Film set to tackle ‘Irish’ abortion

An independent Irish film staring Ardal O’Hanlon and Pat Shortt is to tackle the topic of abortion in Ireland.

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Lack of sleep and irregular meals hit doctors

Despite struggling with irregular meals and a lack of sleep, three out of four junior doctors said they enjoyed their first year as an intern.

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Sinead buries parents on her birthday

The daughter of the tragic Athlone couple shot dead in Tunisia spent her birthday yesterday saying a tearful goodbye to her beloved parents.

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€140k for woman who had swab left inside her

A 30-year-old woman was awarded €140,000 damages after a vaginal swab was left inside her and remained undetected for almost three weeks, despite two visits to the National Maternity Hospital.

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Public to have say on legality of drugs

The Irish public is being invited to have a say in what is thought to be the country’s first official examination of the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use.

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Dara Ó Briain has crowds tickled pink at Live at the Marquee

Don’t get caught in a verbal crossfire with Dara Ó Briain unless you have the cajones for it. He will outgun you every time, as the front row discovered at the comedian’s Crowd Tickler show at the Marquee in Cork last night.

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Greyhound black spot bend fixed

An estimated €100,000 spent by the Irish Greyhound Board on a bad bend on a greyhound race-track has significantly reduced race collisions at the location.

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Minister Frances Fitzgerald defends methods for water bill collection

Radical measures to collect unpaid water bills have been defended by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald who says only fractions of people’s social welfare payments may be deducted as a last resort in some cases.

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Unpaid leave for ambulance personnel

The National Ambulance Service and trade union Siptu are set for talks at the Labour Relations Commission over concerns that pregnant paramedics may be forced to take unpaid time off before their maternity leave starts.

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‘No undue pressure’ on Eithne crew after saving 3,000 lives

Defence Minister Simon Coveney has said he believes the crew of the LÉ Eithne are not under “any undue pressure” despite rescuing almost 3,000 people from rafts in the Mediterranean in recent weeks.

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Margaret McDermott, of Taylors Hill, Galway City, leaving the High Court yesterday after she won her case.

Widow wins ex-husband’s pension

A woman is entitled to pension rights from the employment of her late ex-husband as director of an authority which awarded third-level education qualifications, the High Court has ruled.

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Ruling boost for part-time teachers

Part-time teachers were yesterday given a major boost with a High Court judgment that has major implications for their entitlements.

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Brian Bobey leaves court afteryesterday's hearing of his caseat Dublin District Court.

Mother’s pension ‘drawn for 16 years after death’

A man is to face trial accused of stealing approximately €160,000 by fraudulently drawing his dead mother’s pension for 16 years.

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Woman got knife and ‘stuck it in’ partner during fight

A woman accused of murder told gardaí she got a knife and “stuck it in” her partner during a physical fight, a jury has heard.

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Fraud accused helped bank tax probe

Three former Anglo Irish Bank officials accused of hiding bogus off-shore accounts in an alleged tax evasion scheme were involved in helping Revenue investigate tax compliance in the bank in 2003.

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‘Irresistible rogue’ had problems clearing pub

A roguish bachelor whom Kenmare ladies found irresistible was finding it very difficult to clear his pub, Kenmare District Court was told yesterday.

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Drug and gene therapy offer hope for CF sufferers

The Government has been urged to assess a new drug that treats the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis.

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Home raided in murder bid probe

The home of a senior member of the McCarthy Dundon criminal network has been raided by gardaí as part of the investigation into the attempted murder of crime boss Christy Keane.

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Former Connacht rugby star Muliaina charged with sexual assault in Wales

South Wales Police have confirmed that former Connacht and All Black full-back Mils Muliaina has been formally charged with sexual assault.

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Higher road death toll bucks trend

Ireland diverted from European road safety trends last year with rising numbers of deaths here, according to a report.

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Car mounted paths during Garda chase

A stolen car was driven at high speed though Cork suburbs in rush-hour traffic, crossing to the wrong side of the road, mounting a footpath where families were walking, and later ramming a Garda car.

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Read history books if you want Middle East knowledge

Daniel Teegan’s brief account of the birth of Israel is, at best, blinkered, biased and incomplete.

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Matt Cooper and George Hook on TV3 programme Ireland AM yesterday, where the former labelled the Newstalk presenter a criminal. Hook had claimed that cyclists — 'these lunatics' — were the real criminals.

Matt Cooper and George Hook clash on cyclists

It all got a little frosty between Matt Cooper and George Hook after the Today FM presenter branded the rugby pundit a “criminal”.

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Cyclist contests careless driving charge

A cyclist is to contest a charge of careless driving on a bicycle on New Year’s eve 2013.

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Commissioner guarantees Dáil access for TDs

The Garda Commissioner has guaranteed TDs and senators that they will never again be impeded from leaving or entering Leinster House after protestors blocked politicians cars at the parliament this week.

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24-hour social work service set to be rolled out nationwide

A 24-hour social work service is to be rolled out across the country over the summer, Tusla, the Child and Family Agency has confirmed.

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Lecture to reveal comet’s secrets

Some of the secrets of the solar system will be unveiled at a public lecture next week by a planetary scientist from Imperial College in London.

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4,000 suffered injuries in residential care homes in 2014

Last year saw more than 4,000 injuries that required medical treatment suffered by older people living in residential care homes, according to a report by the State’s health watchdog.

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Harry and Gerry Humphreys in their Vans RV7, a home-built two-seater dubbed the 'flying cow' due to its colour scheme.

Harry to follow in his father’s flight path at Bray airshow

Like father, like son: Cleared for take-off and make air-show history.

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Postmaster accused of €53k theft

A former postmaster at Crosshaven post office appeared at Cork District Court yesterday on sample charges arising out of the alleged theft of payments to pensioners using the post office.

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