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Gardaí investigating the murder of Kenneth O'Brien in Leixlip have arrested two men this morning.

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Man in sham marriages case to be tried in Circuit Court

The case of a Mauritian man living in Dublin accused of using bogus documentation to facilitate marriages of convenience is too serious to be heard at district court level, a judge has ruled.

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Trainee teacher photographed and sexually assaulted girl, 4

A Dublin trainee Montessori teacher who sexually assaulted and took pornographic pictures of a four-year-old child for his own use will be sentenced next month.

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Yates: AIB’s pursuit of debt is vindictive

Former Fine Gael minister Ivan Yates has called AIB “vindictive” for pursuing his wife for €1.6m in debts over the collapse of his Celtic Bookmakers chain after the High Court ruled the bank was entitled to have the money paid to it.

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Dope cheats changed the course of my life, says Sonia O'Sullivan

Sonia O’Sullivan said her life would have been different if drug cheats had not robbed her of two gold medals early in her running career.

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Man, 25, forced girl, 6, into oral sex for toy

A 60-year-old man who admitted indecently assaulting a girl in West Cork when she was six years old and he was 25 was remanded in custody for a fortnight yesterday.

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Pedal to the metal for 11-year-old Kildare petrol head Alyx Coby

If you’re a fan of motor racing, then remember the name: Alyx Coby.

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History conspires to keep the voice of the Independents silent in Cork

A record 19 candidates are standing as Independents in Cork, writes Joe Leogue

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Irishman defeats 600,000 to crack code

A Dublin man is one of just three people in the world who managed to come out on top of the toughest code breaking challenge in the world.

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Officials conceal HSE’s funding alert

HSE director general Tony O’Brien privately warned the Government last November that the health service is facing its most difficult year in a decade due to a chronic lack of money and the “public perception” that austerity is over.

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My life was stolen from me, says garda

A man who left a garda with life-altering leg injuries when he jammed him between a stolen car and a patrol vehicle has been jailed for seven years.

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Bag of antlers produced in court as sex of deer shot in field is disputed

A bag of deer antlers was produced at a sitting of Kenmare District Court yesterday in a vigorously-contested case over whether a wild deer shot in a local field was male, female, or a male without antlers.

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Accused has ‘mental disorder’

A second forensic psychiatrist has told a jury a murder accused suffering from schizophrenia was “not capable of forming a specific intent”.

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Áras Attracta nurses granted injunctions

A High Court judge has granted injunctions to five psychiatric nurses at the HSE’s Aras Attracta facility in Co Mayo restraining the HSE proceeding with an internal investigation into complaints against them.

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Garda technical bureau to join ‘elite European group’

The Garda Technical Bureau can now share its expertise and forensic results across Europe — aiding in the investigation of serious crime and terrorism.

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Credit ratings agency upgrades Ireland’s sovereign debt to ‘A’

Credit ratings agency Fitch last night upgraded Ireland’s sovereign debt to ‘A’ from its previous score of ‘A-’ and, in an overall rosy report which will be welcomed by the outgoing Coalition, warned about the risk of prolonged political uncertainty arising from a hung Dáil.

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One dead in gangland attack at boxing event in Dublin

Gangland outrages reached terrifying new heights yesterday when four armed men — two dressed as gardaí and one dressed as a woman — shot dead one man and seriously injured two others at a Dublin hotel, in front of adults and children.

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‘The effects of Chernobyl will always be with us’

The Lord Mayor of Cork stood at the world’s most radioactive site and paid tribute to Ireland’s role in helping the countless victims of the Chernobyl disaster.

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VIDEO: Terrified spectators ran for their lives at boxing weigh-in shooting

“Daddy help me, Daddy what was that, Daddy what was that?”

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Nurse deal to hit planned surgeries

A new peace deal accepted by nurses in hospital emergency departments will see planned surgery being cancelled earlier and more often, it has emerged.

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Tusla abuse probes often result in ‘no action’

Abuse survivor charity One in Four has said Tusla investigations into abuse allegations, it believes to be “entirely credible”, regularly result in no action being taken.

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Warning over flu after child fatality

Flu can be a very dangerous disease, a HSE medical official warned after it emerged that a child died from flu last week.

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Shatter ‘was urged to resign by Kenny’ who denies pushing him

Alan Shatter may have been one of the Taoiseach’s greatest defenders but even he learned that politics is a ruthless game.

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Enda Kenny admits Government ‘failed’ on health pledge

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted his Government has “failed” to deliver on a series of health promises in a clear Coalition climbdown on the key election issue.

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Boys in Green choose Cork's Fota as base pre-Euro 2016 training

Martin O’Neill has said that Fota Island Resort in Cork has “everything we need right here on our doorstep” as it was announced as the location for Ireland’s pre-Euro 2016 training camp.

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Pervert targets kids with phone app in Cork

Children in Cork have been targeted by a paedophile sending them explicit requests and messages via a chat and messaging app on their smartphones.

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Cork man in car insurance scam to be sentenced

A former insurance consultant put his knowledge of the industry into organising six fake car accidents, and one time was seen directing a rogue driver to reverse and drive into the car ahead a second time to cause more damage.

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