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From rock bottom to Mayor of Co Cork

There was genuine warmth in the way councillors congratulated the new Mayor of Co Cork, knowing he was at rock bottom four years ago.

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Tensions mount at Aer Lingus amid cabin crew rostering row

Tensions are mounting at Aer Lingus with longstanding issues around cabin-crew rostering.

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Defences Forces training Malian army in ‘difficult mission’

In a west African country where militant and terrorist attacks are “entirely unpredictable”, Irish soldiers are helping to train the Malian army to enforce the rule of law.

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Man who found human remains in garden living in 'own horror movie’

A man who lives next door to a cemetery says he fears finding hundreds of human remains in his front garden.

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HSE has no plans to give details of care death

Eleven years after an elderly, vulnerable patient choked to death at a nursing home in north Cork, the HSE has confirmed it has no plans to ever release the full details of the circumstances surrounding her death.

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Irish Water to carry out major repairs in Cork

Irish Water plans to cut off water to large areas of Cork city overnight on Tuesday to repair a critical mains pipe at risk of bursting.

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Award lauds Sonia O’Sullivan’s role in Irish Olympic effort

O’Sullivan was honoured with the accolade of Outstanding Contribution to the Olympic Movement in Ireland at the inaugural Olympic Council of Ireland Awards last night.

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Report ignored call for joint Cork planning body

Authors of a report on the proposed extension of Cork City’s boundary ignored a request from Cork County Council to recommend the creation of a governing body which would oversee all strategic planning for the whole region.

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Harder stance likely on vacant houses

Bold initiatives which may involve beefed-up powers for the new housing minister are being considered to free up the vast level of vacant housing stock and sites around the country.

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Attacker had hoped to work in childcare

A 24-year-old man who had hoped to work in childcare was jailed for three years for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl couch-surfing overnight at a friend’s house and a similar attack on a 19-year-old three years later.

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RTÉ stands over university spending probe

RTÉ is standing over an investigation on spending and governance at third-level colleges as it prepares responses to complaints from two universities.

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Final batch of students sign off on Leaving Cert

Leaving Certificate 2017 only ended yesterday evening for around 3,500 students of applied maths and religious education.

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Six Dublin drivers clamped over 50 times in four years

Six motorists in Dublin have had their vehicles clamped over 50 times over the past four years, costing them at least €4,000 each in parking fees.

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Former FF senator Des Hanafin to be laid to rest

The funeral Mass for former Fianna Fáil senator Des Hanafin will take place tomorrow in Thurles.

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Less than third of Brexit roles filled

Less than a third of the staff needed by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation and its agencies to deal with Brexit-related issues have been recruited.

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Roy Keane drops in on guide dog fundraisers

Soccer legend Roy Keane has praised schoolchildren whose heroic fundraising efforts for the Irish Guide Dogs (IGD) have helped transform lives.

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Watchdog to oversee garda appointments

The Policing Authority is implementing a key part in the reform of An Garda Síochána as it oversees the appointment of gardaí to key management positions.

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‘Gang fight has prepared Limerick for terror threat’

The successful fight against feuding gangs has prepared Limerick well to deal with the threat of Islamic State (IS) terrorism, community leaders have been told.

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Top architectural award sheds its image

A group of sheds that have been transformed into the new O’Donoghue Centre for Theatre, Drama and Performance at NUI Galway has been selected for a top architecture award.

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Documentary to uncork U2’s elevation

U2 might be regarded as a Dublin band, but a new film will trace the importance of Cork to the group’s early development.

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