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Tusla to set up register of ‘struck off’ foster carers

The outgoing chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has said it will prioritise putting together a national register of foster carers who have been effectively struck off, sometimes due to possible child welfare concerns.

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Main target of Regency hotel attack believed to have fled

Gardaí believe the main target in Friday’s military-style attack at a north Dublin hotel managed to escape by jumping out a window with his foreign bodyguard.

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US route ‘very important’ to Cork

The first ever transatlantic route from Cork airport is of “significant importance” to business and tourism in the Munster region.

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David takes marathon relationship up a gear by proposing after Clonakilty run

Elaine Murphy did all the running — but boyfriend David Mellamphy stole her thunder.

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Fine Gael heavy-hitters fire up Jerry Buttimer campaign

Smokers to the left of him, singers to the right and there he was, stuck in the middle, the Minister for Health, in the beer garden of a Cork pub, rain dripping down, looking as uncomfortable as a patient on a trolley.

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Other TDs needed to back Coalition

Former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes has said it will be up to Labour after the election to decide whether the outgoing coalition can do a deal with others to form a government.

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Gerry Adams has no detail on how to protect juries

Gerry Adams has failed to detail the measures that would be put in place to protect jurors and witnesses if the Special Criminal Court is abolished.

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Jewish worship in Cork ends as synagogue shuts

More than a century of Jewish worship in Cork city centre has ended with the final prayer service in its synagogue.

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David Drumm: I’ll return to face charges

Former head of Anglo Irish Bank David Drumm has said he will give up his fight against extradition from the US and return to Ireland.

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Only fifth of parents monitors children’sweb use

Less than one fifth of Irish parents supervises their children’s social media activity, according to research that highlights the digital divide between generations.

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Fine Gael tax U-turn to hit voters earning €100k

Those earning in excess of €100,000 will be hit by a “wealth tax” of 5% under controversial plans proposed by Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

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15,000 users for first mobile pharmacy service

Ireland’s first mobile pharmacist service offering home visits to review prescriptions and arrange a next-day drug delivery now has almost 15,000 members.

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Foster care whistleblower to meet head of the HSE

The HSE whistleblower who uncovered the south-east foster care abuse scandal is set to meet with HSE director general Tony O’Brien in the second half of this week in a bid to address the crisis.

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Schools to close as union approves teachers’ strike

Hundreds of schools and further education colleges face closure due to industrial action just two days before the general election.

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Sale of AIB shares could fund green infrastructure, says Labour

Labour will ringfence €1bn to replace Ireland’s public bus fleet, set up a cycle-to-school scheme, and expand the better energy warmer homes scheme to retrofit 225,000 homes, in a bid to promote the green economy in the next government.

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Jimmy Guerin: ‘We are not losing the battle against crime, we have lost it’

Our politicians have all failed us and have done nothing in 20 years to tackle the rise of criminal gangs, writes Jimmy Guerin, brother of murdered journalist Veronica

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Regency shooting ‘couple’ in unexpected close-up

Cormac O’Keeffe says that while the photograph offers clear images of the gunmen’s faces, their identities are not known

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US citizens wary of travelling to Latin America over zika

The rapidly spreading zika virus is discouraging many Americans from travelling to Latin America and the Caribbean, with 41% of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/ Ipsos poll shows.

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A 1916 diary....NOT in the news (February 7-14, 1916)

More from various archives, detailing the movements of the revolutionary leaders this week 100 years ago.

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A 1916 diary....In the news (February 7-14, 1916)

From the pages of the Cork Examiner this week 100 years ago:

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Bullet lodged in cricket bat in rebellion crossfire

This cricket bat was on display in the front window of Elvery’s when it became an early casualty of the violence that erupted in Dublin’s Sackville St, now O’Connell St, on Easter Monday, 1916.

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European war’s temporary freeze on trouble in Ireland

A revisionist view of the 1916 Rising in the South during the Troubles has given way to a more eventempered position, but will this remain, asks Gabriel Doherty

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1916 lives: Passionate words by James Connolly gave hope to many

James Connolly’s legacy will continue to encourage until his vision of an equitable world is achieved, says Lorcan Collins

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Local politics in Cork to the fore at start of 1916

Politics at the start of 1916 in Cork City and county was overshadowed by events in Europe and the Middle East.

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TDs bid farewell to Dáil with sales of Guinness rising 12%

In the home of the government, they fancy the black stuff.

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