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Higgins to lead patriot’s ‘funeral’

The funeral of Fenian patriot Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in August 1915 will be remembered a century later in Dublin tomorrow in the first State ceremonial event of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

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Man admits possession of €1.5m found buried in bog

A 55-year-old man has admitted possession of almost €1.5m in cash found buried in bogland in Co Limerick.

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Gilson faces restriction order over motor firm

The High Court has made a disqualification order against businessman Damien Gilson, and a restriction order against his sister, model and TV presenter Glenda Gilson, arising from their involvement with a motor company of which they were both directors.

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It’s still Murphy’s Law for top Irish surnames

The Central Statistics Office has compiled, for the first time this year, a list of Ireland’s most popular surnames.

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Alleged gang boss charged for threat to kill sister’s father-in-law

A man alleged by gardaí to be the head of a criminal gang has been been charged with threatening to kill his sister’s father-in-law, in Limerick, last Tuesday.

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Man held over cyclist’s hit and run death

A 70-year-old man, arrested yesterday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Kerry three years ago, was questioned by gardaí but released without charge.

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‘CS gas for sale in newsagents in homeland’

A Russian national coming home from a night out in Cork City was caught with a canister of CS gas in his possession and claimed he did not know it was illegal, as in his country they were commonly available from newsagents.

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Nanny evidence ongoing

A review of medical evidence in the case of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy, accused of murdering a baby in her care, has still not been completed three months after it began.

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Jury disruption as Anglo officials guilty of conspiracy

Three former Anglo Irish Bank officials have been convicted of conspiring to conceal or alter bank accounts being sought by Revenue which were connected to ex-chairman Seán FitzPatrick.

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Experts’ warning shot on surging growth

The Government’s competitiveness watchdog yesterday warned the bedrock of the country’s recent economic revival was under threat, on the same day Ireland’s mantle as Europe’s fastest growing economy was further cemented by "spectacular" growth figures.

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‘Spirit of Mother Jones’ for McVerry

Fr Peter McVerry, founder of one of a leading homelessness charity, has received the 2015 Spirit of Mother Jones Award.

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Man addicted to stealing cars is ‘turning a corner’

A man addicted to stealing cars is turning a corner in his life and is prepared, for the first time, to deal with his issues through the probation service.

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Emily Casey, from Dalkey, Co Dublin, leaving the Four Courts yesterday with her parents, Stephanie and Dermot. Picture: Collins Courts

Hospital apology over spine injury

A woman left paralysed after undergoing surgery on her spine at a Dublin hospital six years ago yesterday received an apology in the High Court.

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Monica Loughman: High Courtinjunction. Picture: Nick Bradshaw

Ballerina gets injunction against former partner

Well-known Irish ballet dancer Monica Loughman has secured a temporary High Court injunction aimed at preventing her former partner from terminating her employment or winding up a ballet company in her name.

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Phone’s ‘find me’ app leads gardaí to bag thief

A thief who stole a handbag from a woman attending a conference did not realise the smart phone inside the bag was very smart indeed, and would lead gardaí to his car parked nearby.

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A row broke out at a direct provision centre on Glentworth St in Limerick City. Picture: Press 22

Four injured in stabbing at direct provision centre

Up to four men have been injured in a stabbing incident at a direct provision centre in Limerick City.

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‘Anglo did not come up on golf course’

Former Anglo director Fintan Drury revealed some of his friends find it "lacking in credibility" the bank’s situation was not discussed with then taoiseach Brian Cowen at a golf outing.

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Drumm account should be heard

Former Anglo chief David Drumm’s written evidence to the Oireachtas banking probe should be made public, at least in part, sources close to the investigation insist.

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Mike Aynsley, former CEO of Anglo, said there were challenges to asset sales by the bank that were 'politically motivated'.

Sale challenges ‘politically motivated’

The former CEO of Anglo Irish Bank has claimed that there were challenges to asset sales by the bank that were "politically motivated" just before it was liquidated.

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Nurses vote for union to ballot workers

An emergency meeting of mental health nurses due to transfer to a new €15m unit at Cork University Hospital (CUH) voted last night to request their union, Siptu, to ballot for industrial action.

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Bandon to pilot rapid reaction flood relief teams

The Irish Red Cross is organising rapid reaction teams to help flood victims in Irish towns and cities.

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State tried to ‘manipulate’ Irish Water

Eurostat has indicated the Government tried to manipulate Irish Water to meet EU requirements.

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Afghan youth ‘traumatised’ by jail attack

The solicitor for a detained Afghan youth who was slashed across the face during Wednesday’s riot in Cloverhill Prison said his client is "deeply traumatised" by the experience.

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Registration begins for free GP care for over-70s

From today, over-70s can begin registering for the free GP service, which is to be available from August 5.

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Speculation rife as Tubridy returns to RTÉ 1 radio slot

RTÉ has refused to say who will fill the slot left vacant on 2FM after Ryan Tubridy rejoins Radio 1 to present a new morning programme.

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Claire Byrne a star as RTÉ wins listeners

Women are pulling in the listeners on RTÉ Radio 1, 2FM is snapping at the heels of main rival Today FM, and Newstalk’s Pat Kenny has lost 8,000 listeners since last April.

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The staff at Red celebrate as figures showing Neil Prendeville has regained his crown as Cork's top radio talk show host.

Prendeville helps push Red to the top

Broadcaster Neil Prendeville has regained his crown as Cork’s top radio talk show host and helped RedFM leapfrog its main rival to become the city’s most listened-to radio station This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Training course options to double

The number of apprenticeship options available is set to almost double with the creation of 25 new training programmes in careers from catering to truck-driving.

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LÉ Niamh crew get break from rescues

A specialist team has flown out to Sicily to offer counselling to crew members on LÉ Niamh, who have been given a four-day break from migrant rescue operations.

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Team Ireland's Peter Malynn, a member of St Hilda's Work Therapy Unit, from Mullingar, Co Westmeath, celebrates on the podium after being presented with his gold medal for Bocce. Picture: Ray McManus

VIDEO: Team Ireland enjoying golden Special Olympics games

Team Ireland’s winning streak at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles continued yesterday with a seven-medal haul.

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‘Chaos’ if rail routes are put out to tender

Trade unions at Iarnród Éireann are warning of “industrial relations chaos” if the Government has to accede to European Commission demands for the opening up of the country’s rail routes to tender.

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Mark Pollock with his fiancee Simone George at home in Ranelagh, Dublin. Mr Pollock was leftparalysed when he fell 25ft from a window while staying with friends in England. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Blind adventurer: Mark Pollock, wins case over fall that paralysed him

Blind Irish adventurer Mark Pollock — who was left paralysed when he fell 25ft from a bedroom window while staying with friends in England — has won his battle for damages in the High Court in London.

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Ryanair boss O’Leary earns over €6,575 each day

Ryanair’s new image is paying off for the airline and its famously outspoken boss.

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Fashion editor and judge Barbara Power taking a selfie with Stacey O'Leary, Denise O'Sullivan, and Gabrielle Dunne. Pictures: Hany Marzouk

PICS: Third time’s the charm for best-dressed Alex at the Galway Races

Racing took a back seat in Galway yesterday as folk with a passion for fashion flocked to Ballybrit.

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Yacht at centre of huge drugs haul sells for €70k

The mystery buyer who paid €70,000 for a yacht, which was at the centre of one of the largest ever drug hauls in the country, will need to spend at least €50,000 more to refurbish it.

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Many uncomfortable about using telemedicine service

Most people still feel uncomfortable about using a telemedicine service, it has emerged.

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‘Top Gear’ trio back on track with Amazon

Sacked BBC Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has signed a deal with Amazon to present a motoring show alongside his former co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May.

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€600,000 facility sets new standard for playgrounds

A spectacular all-inclusive playground opening in Cork today is set to become a national model in best practice in the provision of play spaces for children of all abilities.

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Quad bike crash victim’s organs donated to 4

A quad bike accident cost an eight-year-old boy his life following a collision 500m from his home.

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Girl, 15, subjected to ‘summary justice’

A 15-year-old girl was subjected to a vicious hiding in a daylight brawl in what a judge described as a disturbing attempt at "summary justice".

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Transplant programme patients left guessing

Patients needing a pancreas transplant say they are none the wiser about their situation after Beaumont Hospital in Dublin issued a statement on the future of the country’s pancreas transplant programme.

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