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Rose of Tralee Festival boss reveals plans for permanent dome

It has long been an aspiration of the Rose of Tralee International Festival but having a permanent dome could be in reach with work commencing in the next two years.

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60,000 may get Spanish property refunds

More than 60,000 Irish investors who lost millions in deposits paid on unbuilt Spanish property may get all or most of their money back, following rulings by Spain’s supreme court and the European Court of Justice.

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900 groups to fight Cork City expansion

An organisation representing 900 community and voluntary organisations in Co Cork is lobbying TDs and senators in an effort to scrap a major boundary extension to Cork City, which it says will be a “complete disaster” for rural communities if it goes ahead.

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Man badly burnt after getting stuck against radiator

An elderly man sustained first-degree burns after he slipped and became stuck between his bed and a radiator.

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Man accused of knife and axe ‘rampage’ is refused bail

The High Court has refused to grant bail to a man aged 26 charged over an alleged knife and axe “rampage” in Dublin.

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‘Hickey should appear at committee’, says Sports Minister

Sports Minister Shane Ross has said any attempt to compel former Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president Pat Hickey to appear before an Oireachtas committee could result in a legal challenge.

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Floyd Mayweather looking to ‘go out with a bang’

Conor McGregor has been warned he will face the same Floyd Mayweather who so impressively eased to victory over Manny Pacquiao when they fight on Saturday night — and someone who is determined to “go out with a bang”.

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New attempt to solve power-sharing deadlock in North

Fresh attempts will be made next week to break the deadlock over a resumption of power-sharing in the North ahead of the border issue moving front and centre of Brexit talks in the weeks ahead.

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Whatsapp raises transparency over users’ data

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has welcomed the “greater transparency” of Whatsapp, after the messaging service published new ‘frequently asked questions’ (FAQs) relating to the sharing of its users’ data.

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Leo Varadkar under fire no matter what

Poor Leo just can’t catch a break can he?

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Paschal Donohoe: Just €300m extra available for Budget 2018

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned his fellow ministers to “dial down” their expectations for the forthcoming budget, senior Government sources have said.

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Coveney says time running out for border deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has insisted Ireland will not be used as a “Trojan horse” by Britain during Brexit bargaining but said time is running out for a deal on the border issue.

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Corkman jailed for conning UK cancer sufferer

A “fantasist” Corkman, who posed as a barrister to trick a terminal cancer sufferer out of her life savings, has been jailed for eight years.

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Galway GPs told not to refer patients for blood tests

Family doctors in Galway have been told by the laboratory manager at Galway University Hospitals not to refer patients for blood tests on the grounds that they do not provide a phlebotomy service for GPs.

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Housing charity calls for mandatory register of rents

Housing charity Threshold has said a mandatory rents register must be established to root out rogue landlords who flout rental cap regulations.

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Coveney claims rent caps are working

Simon Coveney, the former housing minister, has insisted caps on rent increases have worked despite anger over figures which show rates are still rising sharply.

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Barmaid’s hours cut after diagnosis

A barmaid, who suffers from a painful medical condition unique to women, has won a discrimination case against her employer.

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Hospital unit set for partial reopening after protests

The HSE has announced the partial reopening of a Waterford hospital unit whose sudden closure sparked a protest march last May.

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Bodybuilder: ‘Whenever I see my reflection I tend to flex’

An Irish bodybuilder has become an internet sensation after a video of him removing his top and displaying his physique on a CCTV monitor went viral.

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François Hollande and Al Gore to speak at latest Web Summit

Former French president François Hollande and former US vice president Al Gore will speak at this year’s Web Summit, Europe’s largest tech event.

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Links between irregular heartbeat and unexplained falls

A new study has found strong links between irregular heartbeat and unexplained falls in the elderly, and has also shown a link between depression in older people and syncopal episodes or blackouts.

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Vatican to assess guidelines on priests with children

New guidelines approved by the country’s Catholic bishops for priests with children could be adopted by the Vatican, it has emerged.

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Bid to overturn EirGrid approval quashed

A bid to overturn An Bord Pleanála’s planning permission to EirGrid for the construction of a 138km-long, north-south interconnector were thrown out in the High Court yesterday by Mr Justice Max Barrett.

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Owners of creche in RTÉ probe earn €350k in two years

The two creche owners behind the Dublin firm that was at the centre of an RTÉ investigation alleging mistreatment of children have paid themselves a total of €350,000 over the past two years.

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