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The developers of Cork’s stalled event centre may have to apply for new planning permission after it emerged that they need to build a bigger venue.

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Heart disease number one cause of death in Cork

Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in Cork.

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Man burned out car and garden shed ‘to get a buzz’

A pyromaniac caught setting fire to properties in Douglas, Rochestown, and Bishopstown in Cork City has been jailed for six years.

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Desmond Connell was ill-suited to deal with avalanche of child abuse

When Pope John Paul II elevated Desmond Connell to the archdiocese of Dublin in January 1988, he was far from being the first choice.

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Locals plan tribute to late homeless busker

A homeless man has died in Tullamore, and locals in the Co Offaly town are planning to play tribute to him at an event tonight.

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Council risks EU fines for not building 'fish path' to aid migrating salmon at River Blackwater

Hefty EU fines could be imposed on Cork County Council which hasn’t the money to build a ‘fish path’ for migrating salmon.

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Parents fret their kids will be poorer and have more financial stress

Most Irish parents believe their children will be poorer as adults and suffer more financial stress than they did, a new study shows.

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Travel chaos looms as bus talks fail - Open-ended strike by Bus Éireann workers ‘imminent’

Commuters face travel chaos and an all-out bus strike after talks between Bus Éireann and unions collapsed.

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Potential successor to Kenny fails to rule out a Fine Gael leadership contest finishing by Easter

Enda Kenny could remain on as Taoiseach until mid-April after a potential successor to him failed to rule out a Fine Gael leadership contest finishing by Easter.

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Man handed himself in to gardaí over child porn

A man who downloaded images of child pornography was not detected but presented himself at his Garda station with the hard discs of two computers containing the material.

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Ex-boxer faces €20k bill after withdrawing injuries claim

A 29-year-old former international amateur boxer and champion bare-fist fighter faces a €20,000 legal costs bill after withdrawing a Circuit Civil Court claim for personal injuries allegedly suffered in a road traffic accident.

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Man guilty of raping former partner

A Cork man has been found guilty of raping his former partner two months after he sexually assaulted her and then beat her up in front of their crying toddler.

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Woman wins right to enter PIA over mortgage debt

A mother of two has won an appeal over a financial institution’s objection to her entering a personal insolvency arrangement to pay off a €220,000 debt on a house she and her husband bought in 2007 for €300,000.

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Long wait to replace Kenny will raise Fine Gael tensions

Despite hopes tonight’s statement by Enda Kenny to Fine Gael colleagues will clarify when the race to replace him officially begins, the reality is his remarks may mark only the start of the complications.

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We spend more money on sport, but less time participating

Despite spending more on sport (€2.5bn in 2016 vs €2.4bn in 2014), Irish people are spending less time on participating in sport or activity.

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Rental market watchdog sees spike in landlords wrongly driving up rents

The country’s rental market watchdog has seen a spike in cases of landlords wrongly trying to drive through rent hikes in anticipation of capped rates rolling out in areas under new government measures.

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Coalition is ‘failing vulnerable children’ - rights groups give Government's efforts D+

Children whose parents drink to excess, along with children who are homeless and others who are victims of crime are not being looked after by this Government, say children’s rights groups.

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Victims of crime suffer from fear, isolation and despair

Fear, isolation and despair are among some of the effects of crime upon a person, according to the Irish Crime Victims Helpline. 

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Proper funding needed to add computer science to Leaving Cert

The time and level of training required to introduce computer science as a Leaving Certificate subject next year needs significant investment if it is to be a realistic option for all students, a teachers union has warned.

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Caesarean birth rate in Ireland about three times the recommended figure

Greater support for mothers to achieve natural births is “urgently needed”, experts have advised.

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New planning permission may be needed for Cork events centre

The developers of Cork’s stalled event centre may have to apply for new planning permission after it emerged that they need to build a bigger venue.

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