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Coveney: Leadership is about vision, not private issues

Would-be taoiseach Simon Coveney has said he hopes the “commentary” surrounding the Fine Gael leadership contest will be about ideas, vision, and drive rather than any candidate’s personal life.

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733 of 756 rental homes failed safety checks

A statutory inspection has revealed an alarmingly high number of private rented properties in Cork county were potential death traps.

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20 years of horror: Grace returned to foster home after hospital saw her for bruising on thighs and breasts

The full horror and torment suffered by ‘Grace’, the person at the heart of the foster care sex abuse scandal over a 20-year period, is revealed today.

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‘The minister needs to change the law to save my daughter’s life’

A desperate mother has pleaded with Health Minister Simon Harris to legalise medicinal cannabis and allow her daughter access to potentially life-changing treatment.

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Thousands to be hit as indefinite bus strike looms

Hundreds of thousands of commuters are set to be left without a bus service from next week as workers stage an all-out strike.

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NUIG researchers leading trial on potentially fatal multiple myeloma

Irish patients with blood cancer are the first worldwide to take part in a new drug trial to develop more effective treatment for multiple myeloma, a potentially fatal condition.

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Varadkar happy to take part in TV debate on role

Fine Gael leadership hopeful Leo Varadkar has said he is willing to enter TV debates with other contenders.

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Claim against An Post over tiger kidnapping dismissed

A security man with An Post who claimed he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the tiger kidnapping of a colleague’s family has lost his High Court damages action against his employer.

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Man collapses in court after being jailed over NCT scam

The case of three men who were involved in a scam of passing unroadworthy vehicles at an NCT test centre has been adjourned after one of them became unwell when the judge sentenced him.

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‘Without him I feel dead inside’ - Man jailed for murder during argument over chihuahua

One man was imprisoned for life while another will be sentenced next Monday for their part in killing a man during an argument over a pedigree chihuahua.

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Hiqa finds medication safety risks in hospitals

Inspections of a number of hospitals have found under-reporting of medication ‘near misses’ and incidents.

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Strategy to stop ‘unsustainable’ city growth

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has said a new “city strategy” is needed for Ireland to prevent the type of “unsustainable growth” in the Dublin region which happened over the last 20 years.

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Stressed borrowers urged to get professional help

Households struggling with mortgage debt are being advised to reach out and get free professional advice, as research shows two-thirds of borrowers are unaware of free support services.

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Una, 17, looks to Share the Care

Una Mc Nicholas’ weekends aren’t spent hanging out with friends or lounging on her bed scrolling idly through Instagram.

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Job courses extend beyond unemployed

Homemakers and working people are to be eligible for free job-specific college courses previously targeted at the unemployed.

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Charleton: Lies to inquiry will be costly to the public

Every lie that is told to the Disclosure Tribunal will be a “drain” on taxpayers’ money, Justice Peter Charleton has warned.

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Can journalistic privilege be used to avoid giving evidence?

The question of whether journalistic privilege exists and if it can be used as a reason for not giving evidence has been raised by Mr Justice Peter Charleton.

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One in 10 US tourists visiting Europe comes to Ireland

One in every 10 US tourists travelling to Europe is now visiting Ireland — as the record number of visitors coming here shows no signs of slowing.

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Grace files: Publication only the beginning of the end of Grace saga

Today’s publication of the Conal Devine and Resilience Ireland reports after years of repeated legal blockages is a vital step towards finding out who is responsible for what happened to Grace and other vulnerable children who were in State care.

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Grace files: Child with disabilities was locked in cupboard

A joint investigation by gardaí and British police was launched into claims at least one other vulnerable child was seriously abused while placed at the same foster home as Grace, in addition to a small number of other “potentially serious” cases.

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