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TDs try to inspect US military aircraft

-Duo arrested at Shannon Airport

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Takeover bid for Ulster Bank mooted

Price of €500m to €2.5bn, depending on assets included

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500 hospital staff strike over €250k payment to manager

Up to 500 staff at five hospitals in the University of Limerick Hospital Group have begun industrial action over the continued employment of the group’s chief operations manager on €250,000 per year — more than twice the €116,000 that would be paid to a public servant.

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Surge in pleas for help to homeless charity

-Fears of wave of ‘new homeless’ sparked by house repossessions

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Probe into inmate’s ‘mobile’ in court

The Prison Service is to respond to the High Court shortly explaining how a high-profile gangland inmate was able to brandish an object he claimed was a mobile phone before judges at the high-security Special Criminal Court.

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Claret Jug ‘needs a bit of a clean’, McIlroy jokes during Stormont visit

British Open champion Rory McIlroy was yesterday unable to show off his prized Claret Jug to the North’s political leaders, admitting it needed a clean after a night of celebrations.

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Car tester awarded €47,500 for unfair dismissal

A firm that operates the National Car Test has been ordered to pay €47,500 to a car tester unfairly dismissed by the company.

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Fewer in building trade on the dole

The number of construction workers claiming the dole has dropped by one fifth in just over a year.

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 Tiger Kidnap - ‘They were looking for me, and looking to rob my shop’

A Cavan shop owner has spoke of how he feared his family would be killed after being kidnapped.

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Gardaí seized ecstasy worth €3.5m last year

Seizures of ecstasy jumped in 2013, while hauls of cannabis and cocaine fell significantly, official figures show.

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Eight-death crash driver alters plea to guilty

The man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people in Inishowen in 2010 has pleaded guilty.

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Dunnes’ faces huge costs after fashion appeal fails

The lengthy legal battle between British fashion company Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores over the copying of designs has concluded with the dismissal by the Supreme Court of Dunnes’ appeal in the case.

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Redmond wins in Tribunal appeal

Former assistant Dublin City and County Manager George Redmond can continue with his action aimed at overturning findings of corruption made against him by the Planning Tribunal after he won a Supreme Court appeal yesterday.

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Rape complainant texted brother: I’ll always love you

A man accused of raping his sister in 1998 sent her a text in the past year stating: "I will always love you. XXXX," and the complainant replied: "And I will always love you. XXXX".

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Dana covered up brother’s abuse, prosecutor alleges

Eurovision Song Contest winner and former presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon covered up her brother’s sexual abuse of two under-age girls for decades, a court has been told.

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Life for man who murdered friend

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his best friend in Kildare last year.

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Mental capacity law added to insolvency cases

Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins questioned Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald on whether the insolvency judges should be available for other duties.

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Health committee quiz option for former Rehab chiefs

Former Rehab chiefs who refuse to give further evidence to the Public Accounts Committee have been offered the opportunity to be questioned by the health committee instead.

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HSE told to give up attempts to remove top-ups

Up to 81 officials may have legal right to payment

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Tralee streets to come alive for Rose festival

More than 80 hours of free and affordable entertainment for people of all ages are promised at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival, from August 15 to 19.

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Community studies on northside

The need on Cork City’s northside for more higher education provision has prompted a housing association to set up a community studies course.

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Don’t attack me,Varadkar urges health lobby

Just weeks into his new role as Health Minister Leo Varadkar has urged lobby groups not to "attack and weaken" him because it could hinder efforts to protect his department’s budget.

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Activist back on streets

Elderly peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy was back out on streets yesterday (TUES) protesting about Shannon Airport being used as a stopover for US military airplanes, just a few days after release from prison.

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Creighton critical of ‘failings’ of five-point plan

Former European Affairs Minister Lucinda Creighton has criticised the failings of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s infamous five-point plan and signalled that the time has come for a new group of politicians to step forth.

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GRA accuses Government of knee-jerk politics

The largest garda staff association has accused the Government of "knee- jerk" politics in pushing through "inordinate and undue" new powers for the Garda Ombudsman.

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Garda chief defends plans to set up authority

Acting Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan has defended plans to set up a Garda authority and said it will add additional trust between the public and the force.

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Public cannot trust Sinn Féin until it starts telling the truth

Leo Varadkar, the health minister, has fired the first shots of the next general election campaign and warned that Sinn Féin’s failure to tell the truth about its past means it cannot be trusted in government.

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Blood-thinning drug’s guidelines may be flawed

Guidelines for doctors about a blood-thinning drug may be flawed, according to a British Medical Journal investigation published today.

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Ex-senator Callely faces sentencing

Former junior minister Ivor Callely will be sentenced on Monday for fraudulently claiming mobile-phone expenses at Leinster House while he was a senator.

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Michael Flatley: New tour will be his curtain call.

Dance superstar Michael Flatley has revealed how Fred Astaire and Michael Jackson both danced their way down the sweeping staircase in his Irish stately home.

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Genomic study targets schizophrenia

An international study involving Irish scientists sheds new light on the biology underlying schizophrenia.

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10% fall in files being submitted to the DPP

There has been a 10% decline in the number of prosecution files submitted by gardaí to the DPP — but the office is dealing with an increasing number of "very lengthy" and "extremely resource intensive" white- collar prosecutions.

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Children are game to learn about health with apps

Computer games to promote healthy tummies might seem ironic, but two new apps aim to help kids of all ages better appreciate the benefits of keeping their guts in good working order.

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Uncle attended to quad bike crash teen

A young man who tragically lost his life in a road accident was attended to by his uncle who works in the emergency services.

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Interim report released into sinking of Dutch tall ship

An interim report has been released into the sinking of a Dutch tall ship training vessel with 30 people onboard off the Cork coast a year ago today.

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9-month wait to fix ‘Third World’ water supply

Hard-pressed residents of a Cork village must wait at least nine more months before work is undertaken to fix their "Third World" water supply.

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 Fr Damian Ryan looks on as locals help to clean up the damage to Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  Picture: Press 22

Big clean up after vandals’ ‘night of terror’

Children as young as 10 were involved in a night of vandalism that terrified residents in a Limerick housing estate.

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Kerry faces being ‘devastated’ by litter after landfill site closure

The Kerry region, a jewel in the crown of Irish tourism, will be "devastated" by littering following the closure of a landfill site, it has been claimed.

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Siren to tackle dog fouling on beaches

The dog days are coming to an end on two flagship seaside resorts as a motion detection, loud-speaker system, designed to prevent dog-fouling, has just been installed on Lahinch and Kilkee beaches.

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Cork to host first maritime forum

Cork will host the first-ever forum to discuss opportunities to develop business in the maritime sector.

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Junior minister stands over promise that suitable site chosen for gaelscoil

A row over the building of a new gaelscoil has resulted in a junior minister stating he fully stands over his promise that a suitable site has been found for it.

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Decision on defrocked priest’s appeal due in 2015

A decision is likely early next year on an appeal by a Cork priest into a secret Church court’s decision to defrock him for the serial sexual abuse of minors and teenagers.

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Support essential to cope with stillbirth

Hospital chaplains struggle with their personal faith when trying to help parents come to terms with stillbirth, research has found.

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Gentoo penguin first of its kind born in Ireland

The country’s first gentoo penguin chick has been delivered to his doting parents — making the tiny bundle of fluff the first of its kind to be hatched in Ireland.

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Healy-Rae’s claim TB is linked to deer rejected

Claims that protected, wild deer are carriers of TB, which affects cattle, have been rejected by the Department of Agriculture.

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Right hand road driving baffles Irish motorists — survey

27% motorists anxious about driving abroad

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