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A Kerry man who twice raped a 73-year-old woman after breaking into her home and leaving her “waiting for death” has been jailed for 13 years.

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Body recovered after man dies in fall at Carrauntoohill

A man has died after a fall close to the summit of Ireland’s tallest mountain.

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Former landfill in Cork is leaking

A former landfill south of Cork City, but operated by Cork County Council, has been leaking.

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Gerry Adams: United Ireland is not the only option

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said a united Ireland is not the only option he is willing to consider in terms of the future of the North.

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Teachers are stars of India thanks to honest rickshaw driver

Two Irish teachers have been catapulted to celebrity status in India thanks to a bizarre chain of events involving the Donegal football team and an honourable rickshaw driver.

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Group angry ‘Moby Dick’ sculpture plans rejected in Youghal

East Cork municipal district officials plan to invite members of a Youghal community group to discuss the rejection of a proposal to install a sculpture marking the town’s links with Moby Dick.

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Inquiries may see educators lose right to teach

Powers for misbehaving and bad teachers to face inquiries and possibly lose the right to teach come into effect from today — 15 years after the relevant law first passed.

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Waiting list of 2.5 years for weight loss treatments

Waiting times for the country’s only two public weight treatment services are over two-and-a-half years, with almost 1,500 waiting simply to get an outpatient appointment.

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Micheál Martin considers coalition deal with Labour

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin favours a coalition with Labour after the next general election, he has strongly suggested.

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Welfare payment boost for high earners

Higher income earners will initially get enhanced social welfare payments if they lose their jobs, under plans being developed by Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar.

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Foster care inquiry terms to be approved

Terms of reference for a commission of investigation into alleged sexual abuse of an intellectually disabled girl in a foster home are to be approved by Cabinet this week.

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Fianna Fáil: We won’t tolerate nasty surprises in budget

Fianna Fáil has insisted it will not dictate October’s budget, but insists that “no nasty surprises” will be tolerated.

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Garda probe into claims of drug use by paramedics

Gardaí have been called in by the HSE to investigate claims of illegal drug use by ambulance personnel.

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Cash-strapped Fine Gael lays off staff

Cash-strapped Fine Gael has laid staff off from its head office. Its state funding was reduced following its disastrous election.

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€1bn budget spend but ‘no giveaway’

The Government will have an additional €1bn to spend on improving services or reducing taxes in the budget, but it will not be a “giveaway”, Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has said.

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Enterprise Insurance customers set to receive compensation

Thousands of customers of Enterprise Insurance which collapsed on Friday are being offered compensation from the underwriting agency that distributed its motoring policies here.

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Glengarriff enjoys summer growth with revival in visitor numbers

In the last of our series, Áilin Quinlan visits Glengarriff in West Cork, which has experienced a revival in visitor numbers

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Economic growth spurs 6% rise in personal injury claims

Economic growth in Ireland was the main factor in a 6% increase in claims by people seeking compensation for personal injuries last year.

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Cork beds for homeless lying idle since 2007

The building is in excellent condition, its rooms are clean and spacious, its beds are dressed, complete with fluffy pillows and comfy duvets.

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Limerick step-down house helped saved homeless man's life after addiction treatment

A step-down house helped saved Stuart Zheng’s life after addiction treatment — of that, he has no doubt.

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Breakthrough in probe into killing of undertaker

Gardaí investigating one of the country’s most gruesome murders have made a breakthrough.

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Gardaí monitoring 100 sex offenders

More than 100 sex offenders living in communities across the country are subject to monitoring as part of post-release supervision orders.

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Former White House hopeful to speak at summer school

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan will be joined by one-time US presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders strategist Tadd Devine on a heavy-hitting schedule for this year’s Kennedy Summer School.

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Wexford festivals join forces for larger Rockin’ Food event

The 1950s-style Rockin’ Music Fest has teamed up with the Enniscorthy Food Festival to create the bigger Rockin’ Food Festival this August bank holiday weekend.

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Killarney ‘frustrated’ by delayed western access road to park

Tourists and locals were “frustrated” at the lack of progress on a western access road to Killarney National Park, the town’s mayor has said.

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Kenmare Men’s Shed in search of home

One of the oldest Men’s Sheds groups in the country, in Kenmare, is seeking a roof over its head to continue its safe, male-focused, friendly environment.

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