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IRELAND

Rachel Allen to close city restaurant for €1m, eight-week revamp

TV chef Rachel Allen is to close her first restaurant for a €1m casual dining reinvention. Rachel’s, on Cork’s Washington St, which opened in March 2017, will close on August 8 for the eight-week revamp.

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Tusla overpaid staff by more than €1m

Payroll overpayments in excess of €1m, €4.7m spent on goods and services without proper procurement, and weaknesses in oversight and monitoring of grants to outside agencies are among the concerns flagged in the 2017 annual financial statements of Tusla, the child and family agency.

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Páirc Uí Chaoimh's Liam Miller refusal to be queried by government

The Government is to seek an explanation from the Cork County Board, amid concerns that the decision not to allow the Liam Miller tribute match take place at Pairc Ui Chaoimh may have broken the conditions of a grant paid towards the stadium’s redevelopment.

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Man caught with heroin after falling in with bad crowd

A Lithuanian man travelled to Cork on the promise of work but fell in with bad company and was caught with 10 deals of heroin on the Fever Hospital steps in Blackpool.

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Defendant took photo of judge and gardaí in courtroom

A man on trial at Cork District Court for threatening his nephew at a bus stop was caught photographing gardaí and the judge in the courtroom.

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WORLD

Man arrested after eight hurt in knife attack on bus in northern Germany

The suspect was overpowered and detained after the incident in the city of Luebeck.

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Ohio killer spared death penalty after extent of childhood abuse revealed

Raymond Tibbetts will now serve life without possibility of parole after Governor John Kasich commuted his sentence.

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Two schoolboys who plotted classroom massacre given custodial sentences

The two boys, who were just 14 at the time of the plotting, had drawn up a ‘hit-list’ of targets.

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Al Qaida bomb-maker jailed for 40 years for plotting attack on MPs and police

Khalid Ali, 28, had three knives when he was arrested by armed police in Parliament Square.

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Carjackers risked baby’s life for personal greed, says shaken and injured mother

Clare O’Neill was run over by her hijacked car that had her four-week-old daughter Eliza inside.

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SPORT

Bowie may not agree but Irish sport may prosper from 'one-off' championship changes

Tori Bowie was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Is this the weekend the football championship finally begins to shine?

It was a bit of a surreal experience being in Croke Park last weekend.

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BUSINESS

Kerry Group action against employee who allegedly removed confidential information resolved

High Court proceedings brought by the Kerry Group against an employee the company said had allegedly removed confidential information about its brewing ingredients business have been settled.

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Schools blockade row is adjourned by High Court

High Court proceedings against several subcontractors who allegedly blockaded the construction sites of a number of new schools have been adjourned.

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Fortunestown Lidl reopens next month following Storm Emma attack

The West Dublin branch suffered severe damage during Storm Emma when it was attacked during blizzard conditions in March.

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Revealed: The used cars that retain their value the most

There has been a slump in used car sales with rates down 5% compared to 2017.

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Cork to Boston Providence route announced for summer 2019

Cork Airport has welcomed today’s announcement that Norwegian’s Cork to Boston Providence service is available to book for summer 2019.

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OPINION

Liam Miller tribute: All taxpayers deserve to benefit after paying for Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Cork County Board does not get an exemption from EU or Irish law just because it is the Cork County Board, writes $1

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Review on Gender Recognition Act helps society move forward for all

A review on the Gender Recognition Act wants a suite of changes to help trans, LGBTI+, and non-binary people feel more accepted, writes $1

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Mary Morrissy: It’s the perfect time for Ireland to have a female president again

Mary Robinson’s presidency was both defining and redefining; it showed what the office could be, and hadn’t been, writes $1

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