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Gardaí appeal for information about missing woman

Gardaí are appealing for help in finding a missing woman.

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Gardaí seek help in locating man missing from Enniscorthy

Gardaí are appealing for the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of missing man Ivan Vorcykhina.

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#IETownHall event: Kelleher accused of 'selling-out' pro-life support over 8th Amendment

Fianna Fáil TD and Ireland South MEP election candidate Billy Kelleher has been accused of "selling out" traditional pro-life party support over his decision to back the removal of the eighth amendment.

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Mental health patients lacking key healthcare

The Mental Health Commission has said it is utterly unacceptable and a breach of human rights that people with severe mental illness are being denied essential healthcare services which could prolong their lives.

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Jury to resume deliberations in Gerald Kean defamation case tomorrow

A jury will return to the High Court tomorrow to resume considering its verdict on proceedings by solicitor Gerald Kean alleging he was defamed in a newspaper article concerning a visit by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) to his Dublin office.

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Man, 29, arrested following seizure of €63k worth of heroin and cannabis in Tallaght

Gardaí have seized €63,000 worth of heroin and cannabis in Dublin this afternoon.

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Man, 50s, killed in industrial accident in Co Wexford

A man has been killed in an industrial accident in Wexford.

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NI parties unite to demand Bradley releases compensation for abuse victims

Earlier the Northern Ireland Secretary of State said she was prepared to legislate but only ‘once fundamental questions have been answered’.

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Over 31,000 cigarettes seized in Co Offaly

Revenue officers seized 31,480 unstamped cigarettes in Co Offaly yesterday.

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DNA matching Ana Kriegel's found on belongings found in Boy A's home

Blood matching that of Anastasia Kriegel was found on a backpack, mask, gloves and knee pads seized from the home of one of the two boys accused of her murder, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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Leitrim man, 54, accused of conning five men into transferring €1.765m into accounts he controlled

A man has gone on trial charged with deceiving five men into transferring approximately €1.765m total into bank accounts he controlled.

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Paul Quinn tells PAC he would have been in breach of the law if he told Minister of hospital overspend

The senior civil servant on the board of the National Children's Hospital has told the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee that he did nothing wrong by not telling cabinet ministers about the cost overruns associated with the project.

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Broadband investigation will also look at how best to roll out rural network

A cross-party investigation into the €5bn national broadband plan will also look at the best way to roll out a high-speed network to rural Ireland.

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Business man apologises to court for remarks made about judge in e-mail

A 'business consultant' has unreservedly apologised before the President of the High Court for remarks made in an e-mail about another judge.

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Government to fund all counties with evening buses

New initiatives are being introduced to encourage people living in rural areas to use evening and late night public transport.

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Irish climber missing on Everest hours after reaching summit

Mr Lawless had successfully scaled Everest along with the other Irish climbers and international mountaineers and sherpas.

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#IETownHall event: Kelleher accused of 'selling-out'; Wallace dismisses claims Euro bid is insurance against Dail seat loss

Ireland South MEP candidates will battle it out for crucial European election votes tonight at an Irish Examiner town hall debate with just a week to go before the national ballot.

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Concert promoter says it will be difficult to replace Live at the Marquee site

Concert promoter Peter Aiken admits that he will find it difficult to find a replacement site for Cork’s Live at the Marquee series once the land is developed for accommodation.

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Sinn Féin TD urges Government to take action on acid attacks

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire told Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan that he needs to be proactive in tackling the issue.

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Varadkar denies fund for farmers linked to elections

The Taoiseach said his Government has been listening to what beef farmers have to say.

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Peadar Tóibín: Aontú would welcome migrants and offer safe sanctuary

Newly formed party Aontú said it would welcome migrants fleeing war-torn countries or economic hardship here and accused the Fine Gael-led government of hollowing out rural Ireland.

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Two teachers launch court challenge against decision to move them to another school

Two secondary school teachers have launched High Court challenges against a decision to redeploy them.

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Worker fired for saying 'get that black man out of here' receives €4,500 for unfair dismissal

A warehouse operator who was sacked for stating “will you get that black man out of here” in the workplace has been awarded €4,500.

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Government urged to set up National Relocation Scheme for homeless families

The Government has been urged to set up a national relocation scheme to take hundreds of families out of homelessness each year.

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Jail for raider who pointed BB gun at taxi driver's head and demanded money

A raider who pointed a BB gun at the head of a taxi driver and demanded money has been jailed for three years.

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Ireland near top for opioid deaths as number of fatalities increase

Ireland is near the top of the table of 25 countries for opioid-related drug deaths, according to new research.

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Tánaiste voices concern at ‘loose comments’ on prosecution of NI veterans

UK Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has said she wants to end the ‘chilling’ threat of ‘repeated’ investigations of troops.

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Viewing points set up to watch Cork's newest bridge being put in place

Viewing points have been set up on Cork’s northern quays for people to watch the city’s newest bridge be lifted into place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Varadkar: I would never criticise anyone for protesting at Trump visit

It is anticipated the US president will visit Ireland in June.

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Sinn Féin: Theresa May gave no guarantees over outstanding rights issues

The party has urged the UK Government to step in and legislate on matters such as same-sex marriage if talks fail.

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Man previously jailed for damaging €10m Monet appeals conviction for handling another stolen artwork

A man previously jailed for damaging a €10m Monet painting must wait to hear the outcome of an appeal against his conviction for handling another artwork stolen from a stately home.

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Manure dumped on the car of local candidate Noreen Murphy

A community activist who led a campaign against widespread illegal dumping in parts of Cork’s northside says she will not be intimidated into silence after a manure attack on her car.

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Survey shows 'concerning' level of teen alcohol consumption

A worryingly high level of alcohol consumption among Irish teenagers is highlighted in an extensive lifestyle survey.

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Bradley: NI parties must answer questions before abuse victims can get payouts

The Secretary of State said a public consultation on draft legislation had identified a series of key issues that need to be hammered out.

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Taoiseach challenged on broadband plan by 12-year-old coding enthusiast

Aoibheann Mangan approached Leo Varadkar at Inspire Fest, a two-day science, technology and creativity event in Dublin.

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Council 'above reproach', says TD, as Kerry gardaí investigate electoral register allegations

Kerry TD John Brassil has said that Kerry County Council is “above reproach” with regard to allegations of interference with the county’s supplementary register of electors.

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Pilot was forced to land in Belfast Airport without nose gear due to damaged equipment

There were 53 passengers and four crew on board the aircraft during the incident in November 2017.

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FG Councillor receives unreserved apology from Sinn Féin activist over Facebook comments

A Fine Gael councillor and constituency colleague of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has received an "unreserved apology" from a Sinn Féin activist over comments posted on Facebook.

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Disclosures Tribunal hears submissions on costs

The Disclosures Tribunal will give its decision later on whether various witnesses should or should not get their legal costs.

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Charities benefit to the tune of €1.7m from court poor boxes

Courts poor boxes paid out €1.7m to charities, hospitals and sporting organisations in 2018.

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Cost of building children’s hospital rises by €450m

Construction work on the facility in Dublin is progressing well, the chairman of the oversight board handling the project said.

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Jury in Anastasia Kriegel murder trial hears details of garda analysis of accused boy's phone

Data from a phone belonging to one of the two boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel's murder contained search engine references to "abandoned places in Lucan" and "the 15 most gruesome torture methods in history," the Central Criminal Court has heard.

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Number of new homes completed in the first quarter of 2019 rose by 23%

New statistics from the CSO show that there were 4,275 new dwelling completions in the first three months of the year, compared with 3,470 completions for the same period last year.

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HSE accused of 'making eejits' of Public Accounts Committee over children's hospital

The board of the National Children's Hospital is giving evidence to PAC alongside the HSE.

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Supreme Court rules man's re-arrest after absconding from open prison was unlawful

A young man who absconded from an open prison and lived "in plain sight" for more than four years before re-arrest has won Supreme Court declarations that his re-arrest and subsequent detention to serve out the rest of his 16-month sentence were unlawful.

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Man gets three years for stabbing after 'extreme provocation' on night of noisy house party

A 32-year-old Dubliner who was cleared of murder but found guilty of stabbing another man after a row over a noisy house party has been jailed for three years.

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PSNI investigating spate of ATM thefts charge seven people

Police in the North have said they have charged seven people in relation to an investigation into recent ATM thefts.

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Mother who fought for medicinal cannabis for her daughter to publish book 'to help other parents'

Medicinal cannabis campaigner, Vera Twomey, who fought a lengthy campaign to secure THC oil for her sick daughter is set to publish a book detailing her experiences later this year.

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Farmers refusing to use 'snowflake' vets who have no background in farming

Farmers are refusing to take on "snowflake" veterinary students who do not have a farming background.

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Teenager stabbed, another assaulted, in Cork city

Gardaí have launched an investigation after a young man was stabbed and another assaulted during an incident on the south side of Cork city last night.

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Survey outlines the mental and physical toll of the Leaving Cert

Ireland’s exam system is taking a punishing toll on school students, according to a Studyclix survey released today.

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TD calls for agency to oversee State's building projects and stop 'legacy of incompetence'

The chairperson of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming has made a call for the establishment of a National Capital Projects Agency, similar to the National Assets Management Agency (NAMA).

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Garda Inspector arrested in relation to corruption probe released

$1A Garda Inspector arrested as part of an investigation into suspected corruption in the force has been released without charge.

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Update: Gardaí re-open Kilkenny city centre after suspect device declared a hoax

Kilkenny‘s city centre has been declared safe after army bomb disposal experts confirmed that a suspicious device found this morning was a hoax.

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Former mayor says plans for Kilkenny mosque rejected over traffic management, not religion

A former mayor of Kilkenny has said that opposition to the planned mosque and Islamic centre in the city was not an issue of religion, but one of traffic management.

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Recruitment site reveals fall in job vacancies for four cities

Vacancies in Dublin remained strong at 9%, while Kerry, Clare, Wicklow and Roscommon all recorded increases of between 24% and 28%.

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Report shows Ireland is not reaching renewable energy targets

Ireland is set to fall short of the EU's 2020 targets for renewable energy use.

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European Commission to give €50m aid package to Ireland's beef farmers

The Government is being urged to match a new €50m EU fund to support the country's beef sector.

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Council orders adult shop to remove posters of scantily-clad women from its windows

An adult shop on Dublin's Dorset Street has been ordered to remove images of women dressed in skimpy outfits from its window display.

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Group calls on Govt to reverse cuts to potentially life-saving cancer treatments

Funding cutbacks are having a serious impact on the availability of potentially life-saving treatments for cancer patients.

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Update: Man who died on farm in Cork named locally

The Health and Safety Authority is investigating after a man in his early 50s died in a farming accident in Cork.

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Taoiseach urges people to respect office of US President amid Trump's visit to Ireland

Protests are already being planned ahead of Donald Trump's visit to Ireland next month.

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Supporters in with sporting chance of apartment for €100

Three Cork sporting clubs have joined forces to offer supporters a ‘home fixture’ of a different kind — a new apartment.

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Probe as borrowers in arrears hit with legal fees

The Central Bank is investigating the legality of commercial banks slapping legal fees onto the mortgages of their customers who have fallen into arrears even before cases are concluded, the Irish Examiner can reveal.

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Pressure for Taoiseach to share climate change & LGBT concerns with Trump ahead of Ireland visit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is coming under pressure to share concerns about matters such as climate change and LGBT issues with US President Donald Trump when he visits Ireland next month.

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Delay in releasing key report in ‘sick notes’ case

A vital piece of evidence in the controversial prosecution of a Garda employee and her GP brother was not given to the defendants when they were being offered the option of pleading guilty, the Irish Examiner has learned.

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Clifden festival recalls historic transatlantic flight

When John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown crash-landed into a Connemara bog almost a century ago, it was a Cork-born journalist who broke the news of their non-stop transatlantic flight to the rest of the world.

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No date set for online safety guidelines in Ireland

Internet safety guidelines for Ireland will be published soon, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, as he and other leaders met to discuss a crackdown on online abuses.

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Carbon tax on fossil fuels could reach €265 per tonne

Carbon taxes on fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal could reach up to €265 per tonne in the next 30 years, Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton has warned.

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Man sent girl, 14, sexual messages for two weeks

An extremely vulnerable 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man following two weeks of sending her sexual messages and images by Facebook.

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Extensive DNA evidence linked burglar to his crime

Evidence against a thief for burgling an apartment in Cork included a fingerprint at the window, DNA on a Pepsi can, DNA on a cigarette, and a phone credit receipt linked to him.

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Government urged to ‘put manners’ on insurers

The Taoiseach has been urged to “put manners” on insurance companies with new laws to combat crippling premiums.

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Macroom area remains a six-seater but areas added to municipal district.

The population of the Macroom electoral area is 36,844 and, despite the removal of Blarney from the district into the city jurisdiction, the number of seats up for grabs there will remain at six.

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Cllr Noel Collins set to lead the pack once again in East Cork

The longest-serving public representative in the State is on the campaign trail as he prepares to contest the local elections in the East Cork municipal district.

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