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Garda boss offered a lifeline as Fianna Fáil back away from motion of no confidence

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been thrown a lifeline to save her job after Fianna Fáil backed away from supporting a no-confidence motion mooted by opposition parties which would effectively force her to resign.

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Nicole’s violent death shocks community in Cork

Gardaí have launched a murder inquiry after an autopsy on the body of a woman discovered in a flat on the northside of Cork city yesterday ruled that she had been violently attacked.

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Fraudsters target international students looking for accommodation

Ireland has the worst record in Europe for fraudsters trying to con international students with accommodation scams, EU-funded research shows.

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All-out transport strike on the cards

A national transport strike is now on the cards with Irish Rail and Dublin Bus workers expected to follow their colleagues in Bus Éireann onto the picket lines.

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Man threatened widow ‘I’ll get you’, says witness

Cold-case murder trial hears man cursed at woman hours before strangled body found in burning home

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Judge in ultimatum on running of residential home

A district court judge yesterday gave parties concerned with the running of a residential home for 39 vulnerable people in Cork 24 hours to come up with a plan for its future.

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Damages of over €25k for Dunnes Stores worker who slipped on gravy

A 54-year-old catering assistant, who claimed she has ongoing back pain since she slipped and fell on spilt gravy two years ago, has been awarded over €25,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court against Dunnes Stores.

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Garda Crisis: Action promised if ‘deliberate falsification’ of tests found

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan yesterday said that action will be taken if an internal investigation identifies any “deliberate falsification” of breath-test records.

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Cabinet to discuss report on treatment of ‘Mary’

A report looking into how a teenage girl with intellectual disabilities was left in a foster home after sexual abuse allegations were made against a carer is due before cabinet today.

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Existing laws can’t be used to penalise water wasters

Special legal advice on the future of water charges is not expected to recommend that existing laws can be used to penalise homeowners who waste water.

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721 unvetted teachers may have their pay stopped

More than 700 teachers risk having their pay stopped as their failure to apply for Garda vetting leaves them unable to renew their professional registration by this evening’s deadline.

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Fans in court over pre-match showdown

Eight face charges over incident that saw stones and bottles thrown

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Dancing With The Stars: Morning after Father’s Night on Mother’s Day

The kind of round object that Kerry GAA star Aidan O’Mahony usually grasps rarely glistens more than his five All-Ireland medals but Sunday night was different as he waltzed away with the inaugural glitterball trophy to win the final of the first series of RTÉ’s Dancing With The Stars.

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Shock death of Dursey Island cable car operator

Tributes have been paid following the sudden death of the man who operated Ireland’s only cable car for over 20 years.

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50,000 pupils to get free meals as plan expands

Nearly 50,000 extra children will receive free meals at school from September under an expansion of Government funding for the scheme.

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Man in custody over the death of woman in Cork

Nicola Collins, 39, who lived in Togher, sustained injuries to head, neck in flat in Farranree

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Group suggests cheaper tide wall

Campaigners opposed to Cork’s €140m flood defence plan say a tidal barrier is a viable option after costing a cheaper version at a different location.

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DCU denies it had plans to host anti-vaccine film

Dublin City University has denied the suggestion that it had accepted a booking to host a controversial film by a discredited campaigner who claims there is a link between autism and vaccines.

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Garda Crisis: Just one in five speeding offences end in conviction

Failure to serve summons for offence is biggest impediment to securing a conviction

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€1.2bn sourced to fix up homes

It’s the big spring clean — figures show that Irish homeowners have availed of €1.2bn through the Home Renovation Incentive to fund home improvement projects over the last three years.

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Cork councillors told of scheme’s rollout to tackle rural regeneration

A scheme is progressing around the country whereby vacant private properties that are in need of an upgrade receive grant aid for residential use in the social housing sector.

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Price of Dublin 3-bedroom semi-D tops €400k

The price of the average Irish home has risen by 3.5% in the first three months of the year, according to a survey carried out by an estate agents’ body.

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Building starts on €4.8m alcohol step-down facility

Building work has started on a €4.8m step-down facility in Cork for men recovering from alcohol addiction.

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7,618 horses killed for meat in Ireland

More than 7,500 horses were slaughtered in Ireland last year and sold as meat to householders, mainly on continental Europe.

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