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Tensions grow in Government alliance

Fine Gael have “little or no interest” in seeking a continuation of government with Independent Alliance “headbangers” after the next election, sources say.


Clondalkin councillor Jonathan Graham to quit Sinn Féin

Sinn Fein has been rocked by yet another resignation of a party councillor, who has complained of their treatment by colleagues.


'Carers for elderly should have minimum training'

Carers who provide home help to elderly people should be required to have a minimum level of training.


Leitrim folk least likely to be jailed

Residents of Leitrim and Donegal were the most law-abiding in Ireland last year and the least likely to get sent to jail.


Irish mark 60 years as UN peacekeepers

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar were among dignitaries at a ceremony in Dublin Castle yesterday to mark 60 years of Irish involvement in peace-keeping with the UN, the longest unbroken record of any country.



Serbia carry on the fight over ref Brych

A day after being put under investigation by Fifa for complaining about the refereeing of their 2-1 World Cup loss to Switzerland and misbehaviour by fans, Serbia’s football association has filed an official complaint with the sport’s governing body alleging “biased officiating” by referee Feliz Brych.


Russia team are motivated, not doped, says boss

Russia’s impressive running statistics at the World Cup are based on hard work and motivation, not doping, national team coach Stanislav Cherchesov has insisted.


Cavan to review red cards after post-match brawl

Cavan 1-14 Down 0-15Cavan will analyse footage of the post-match brawl which erupted on the pitch at Brewster Park before deciding whether to appeal the red cards shown to Dara McVeety and Conor Moynagh.


Pete McGrath considers future after Louth shocked by Leitrim

Leitrim 0-25 Louth 1-12Louth manager Pete McGrath will ‘consider his future’ after his first year in charge ended in a shock defeat at Leitrim on Saturday.


Kerry wane as Cork's O'Sullivan and Noonan turn up the heat

Cork 5-15 Kerry 2-10  One can only surmise what stirred the half-time rehydration in the home dressing room, but Cork got busy in a hurry after the interval to streak past Saturday’s Munster final challenge of Kerry without so much as a backwards glance.



Time to come clean on the State’s dirty secrets

A recent RTÉ documentary underlined how the poor treatment of women does not belong solely in the past, and there are modern injustices that must be addressed, says $1.


Nuclear power offers best hope of offsetting climate change

It has 100,000 times the energy density of coal, so that even a small plant would be much more efficient than huge, noisy dams and wind farms, which spoil the landscape, says $1.