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Longboat Quay: ‘Firetrap’ building put 200 residents at risk

The evacuation of residents in more than 200 flats in a prestigious Dublin development was considered after the discovery of major construction flaws that rendered the buildings firetraps.


Child handcuffed while restrained at Oberstown

A child was handcuffed when being restrained and another was locked in a room for 83 hours at the country’s main centre for young offenders.


Bus Éireann may cut regional routes as demand falls

The chairman of Bus Éireann says the company’s review of potential service cuts will look at reducing costs beyond its Expressway routes.

Protesters on the floor of City Hall's council meeting to demand members discuss the jailings of Dublin Irish Water campaigners.

VIDEO: Council cancels meeting as water charge protesters storm chamber

Water charge protesters stormed a meeting of Cork City Council last night in solidarity with jailed campaigners in Dublin.


Suspended sentence for tiger kidnap victim

A tiger kidnapping victim whose theft from his employer came to light when the bank shut down because of the robbery has been given a suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.



Having a sauna can save your life, say Finnish researchers

A sauna does more than build up a sweat. It can be a lifesaver, research says. Middle-aged men who take frequent saunas are less likely to die from heart conditions than those who do not, scientists have found.


British Inventor proud of one-use syringe

A British painter and decorator-turned-inventor has spoken of his pride as his one-use syringe that has been 30 years in the making has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation.


Gloves from famous Muhammad Ali v Joe Liston match fetch €1m

The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston during their infamous 1965 rematch and a rare century-old signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson have fetched over $1.1m (€960,000) at an auction.


Stars come out for Burberry style at London Fashion Week

Stars of fashion and music cam out in force to support Burberry at London Fashion week yesterday.


Tobacco companies to print warnings

America’s biggest tobacco companies say they are ready and willing to pass along factual public health information about cigarettes.



John Mooney: Ireland are now world class

Four years ago, John Mooney flicked James Anderson to midwicket to complete Ireland’s stupendous run chase against England.


Richie Power voices criticism of refereeing in Kilkenny/Dublin clash

Richie Power has criticised the performance of referee Colm Lyons in Sunday’s Division 1A game between Kilkenny and Dublin in Nowlan Park.


Tuesday GAA Tactics: Cork’s work rate won the day

Sylvester Hennessy crunches the numbers from the weekend’s big Allianz League games.


GAA player in supplement website controversy

A prominent Gaelic footballer is endorsing a website that advertises a banned supplement, which may be linked to a number of deaths.


DRA next for Mary Immaculate’s Fitzgibbon Cup appeal

Limerick IT v IT Carlow, LIT (A Kelly, Galway), 2pm



Business report: The morning business briefing

Here’s a run down of today’s business headlines.


Greek debt plans go down to the wire as troika watches on

Draft plans for new commitments by the Greek government to win an extension of their programme were still being exchanged between Athens and Brussels last night, coming up to the midnight deadline.


20% of Irish hotels and B&Bs failing to record a profit

One in five hotels and guesthouses are operating unsustainable business models and failing to make a profit after interest payments.


HSBC’s pre-tax profits fall 17%

HSBC reported a 17% fall in annual pre-tax profit and cut its profitability target, saying that allegations its Swiss business had helped customers to dodge taxes had brought shame on the bank.


Green REIT to pay maiden dividend next month

Property investment fund Green REIT will next month pay a maiden dividend to shareholders covering its first year in existence.



Cork Airport needs a level playing field - Experiencing turbulence

LAST October, Ryanair released their passenger figures for the summer period from April to September. 


Unkind cuts - GP shortages

BALLYHEIGUE in Co Kerry is one of the most scenically beautiful parts of Ireland. 

The economy is gradually improving, even as child poverty is worsening.

‘F’ for fail: Government has a very poor grade in fighting child poverty

THAT was a good speech by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the weekend. 


Another assault on rural Ireland - Axing bus routes

THE decision by Bus Éireann to axe almost 100 routes on its Expressway service is an indication of just how vulnerable the people of rural Ireland are when it comes to transport infrastructure. Fifteen towns and villages will be left without a direct link to Dublin in a move that Bus Éireann is blaming on low passenger numbers.



Economics studies to help future of Irish food

Agri-economic studies can help underpin the sustainability of Irish food production, say the creators of a new course at NUI Galway.


Irish Dairy Board rebrands corporate arm as Ornua

Ornua has been unveiled as the new corporate identity of the Irish Dairy Board, the body which markets the overseas sales of Kerrygold and related Irish dairy brands.