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Mike Pence to assert US commitment to Good Friday agreement during Irish visit

Mike Pence to assert US commitment to Good Friday agreement during Irish visit

US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ireland next month on behalf of President Donald Trump, the White House has confirmed.

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Service marks 50 years since British Army deployed to streets of Northern Ireland

Service marks 50 years since British Army deployed to streets of Northern Ireland

In all, 1,441 military personnel died during Operation Banner.

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Thousands of passengers to be impacted as Irish-based Ryanair pilots vote for 48-hour strike

Thousands of passengers to be impacted as Irish-based Ryanair pilots vote for 48-hour strike

180 pilots who are part of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (Ialpa) will hold a 48-hour strike from midnight on August 22.

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Studying in the UK once Brexit dust settles

Studying in the UK once Brexit dust settles

While everyone knows that Brexit is due to come into effect this year, nobody knows exactly what form it will take.

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Dublin boy among 50 'inspirational teens' to feature in new book

Dublin boy Adam Hyland is one of 50 inspirational teenagers who feature in bestselling author Margaret Rooke's new book.

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No chance of US-UK trade deal if Brexit threatens Good Friday Agreement – Pelosi

No chance of US-UK trade deal if Brexit threatens Good Friday Agreement – Pelosi

The speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has said the Democrats will block the deal in Congress if the peace accord is undermined.

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Tralee secures funding for Springboard+

Tralee secures funding for Springboard+

IT Tralee has secured over €1.16m in funding and 472 places in the State’s Springboard+ initiative for 2019/2020.

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Students advised to consider all options before making final CAO decision

Students receiving their first-round offers from the Central Applications Office (CAO) tomorrow should give consideration to all their options before making a final decision, according to advice from experts.

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Student Profile: Erasmus year in Turkey a truly inspiring experience

Student Profile: Erasmus year in Turkey a truly inspiring experience

When I filled out my CAO for the first time, I chose to study Arts. However, I didn’t enjoy all the essays and exams, so when choosing for the second time, I made sure to research a wide range of courses and to find one with practical elements to it.

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Book of condolence for Nora Quoirin opens in Belfast

Book of condolence for Nora Quoirin opens in Belfast

Lord Mayor John Finucane was the first to sign at the city hall, followed by a queue of other elected representatives.

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71 Leaving Cert students have results withheld over suspected cheating

Seventy-one students who sat the Leaving Certificate this year have not been given their results over fears that they may have cheated.

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'Galling' that women must seek private testing over CervicalCheck delays, TD says

'Galling' that women must seek private testing over CervicalCheck delays, TD says

End the “ridiculous situation” where patients tested privately are denied treatment publicly, Fianna Fáil's John Brassil has told Health Minister, Simon Harris.

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Deep retrofitting of houses 'unattainable for huge numbers' without Govt grant, says Green Party councillor

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy insists that the Government is still on track to retrofit half a million homes by 2030 - despite the fact there is no money left for the retrofitting grant offered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

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Still time to apply for a SUSI grant; how it is calculated

Still time to apply for a SUSI grant; how it is calculated

It’s not too late to apply for financial assistance for college, but you should apply as soon as possible — and you don’t need to have decided on a course.

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Duncan Casey on row with IRFU: 'I was told to stop tweeting about Palestine'

Duncan Casey on row with IRFU: 'I was told to stop tweeting about Palestine'

The IRFU has said it asks employees not to express their personal beliefs in a way that will be associated with the rugby body, after a former Munster player claimed he was told to stop tweeting his opinion on the Middle East.

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Points to consider before appealing a grade

Points to consider before appealing a grade

When just a few points stand between a student and their prospective course, appealing a grade may help to bridge that gap.

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'Are we sending my son to die?': Mother tells of choking incident that left her son, 2, fighting for his life

'Are we sending my son to die?': Mother tells of choking incident that left her son, 2, fighting for his life

A mother has urged the public to learn first aid after her two-year-old son nearly choked on peanuts on a family break in Kerry.

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Environmental groups oppose new 'space station' tourist facility on Cork island

Environmental groups oppose new 'space station' tourist facility on Cork island

A proposed new tourist facility on an island off the Cork coast has been likened to a “space station” by one of two environmental groups opposed to the project.

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Judges claim €1m in expenses for first half of year months after Govt-sanctioned pay rise

The country’s judiciary claimed more than €1m in expenses for the first six months of this year.

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Further repair work needed on almost half of schools found to have structural safety problems

The Government has admitted almost half of the schools found last year to have serious fire and structural safety problems will still not have the faults repaired by the start of the new school year.

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Man, 50s, dies following workplace accident in Dublin

The man was fatally injured in the incident which occurred in the North Docks area at around 10.30am.

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As money runs out on 'deep retrofitting' grant, Housing Minister insists Govt plan still on track

As money runs out on 'deep retrofitting' grant, Housing Minister insists Govt plan still on track

The Housing Minister is insisting the government's plan of retrofitting half a million homes by 2030 is still on track.

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Couple facing cruelty charges after daughter, 9, suffered serious injuries in custody pending 'further charges'

A couple accused of child cruelty after their nine-year-old daughter was discovered with serious injuries at their home in north Dublin have been further held in custody pending “further charges”.

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Two of Kerry's blue flag beaches closed due to high levels of e.coli

Two of Kerry's blue flag beaches closed due to high levels of e.coli

Swimming at Ballybunion in Co. Kerry, one of the south-west's foremost seaside resorts, has been placed off-limits after high levels of e.coli associated with animal and human faeces, or a combination, showed up on Monday.

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Vandals target club for children with special needs for the second time this year

A club for children with special needs in Finglas in Dublin has vandalised.

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Students seeking accommodation warned to consider safety concerns before signing lease

Young people looking for student accommodation are being warned to think of their safety, before signing a lease.

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McGrath: By-elections should be held before Christmas and general election in Spring 2020

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has said that the four by-elections for the seats of TDs elected to the European Parliament, should be held before Christmas and that the next general election should not be held until Spring 2020.

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Gardaí at scene of multiple car crash on Navan Road

Gardaí at scene of multiple car crash on Navan Road

Gardaí are at the scene of a multiple car collision on the Navan Road inbound - just after the M50 - in Dublin.

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Man arrested after being found with gun in Kildare

Man arrested after being found with gun in Kildare

Gardaí have arrested a man found with a gun in Co. Kildare, who is believed to have been planning to commit a robbery.

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Protests planned at Dollymount Beach as anger over sewage overflow grows

Protesters are heading to Dollymount Beach in Dublin today to air their anger over bathing bans across the city.

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Toy laser swords removed from sale after European Commission alert about lead in paint

The European Commission has sent out a product alert for the Beamz Light Up Toy Sword, stating it does not meet toy safety standards.

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PSNI investigating reports of shots fired at house in Omagh

PSNI investigating reports of shots fired at house in Omagh

Police in the North are investigating reports of shots being fired at a house in Omagh yesterday evening.

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20 Wexford secondary school children without school bus place in September

Around 20 secondary school children living in rural Wexford are without a school bus place for the upcoming school year.

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Mother who served soldiers tea and sandwiches shot dead by Army months later

Mother who served soldiers tea and sandwiches shot dead by Army months later

Some of the soldiers gifted her with a present when the first Regiment stationed in Ballymurphy left Belfast.

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Fingal Co Council criticised for using diggers to clean local beaches

Fingal County Council is being criticised for using mechanical diggers to clear up beaches in the area.

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Lack of sunshine responsible for Vitamin D deficiency in Donegal, study finds

Lack of sunshine responsible for Vitamin D deficiency in Donegal, study finds

People in Donegal are lacking in vitamin D because they are not getting enough sunshine.

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Three arrested and €300,000 recovered as part of ATM robbery probe

Three arrested and €300,000 recovered as part of ATM robbery probe

Gardaí believe there could be a link between a foiled ATM robbery in Co Cavan overnight and several similar ATM thefts in the North East in recent months.

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Talks aimed at resolving Ryanair pilot strike to take place today

Talks aimed at resolving Ryanair pilot strike to take place today

Talks aimed at resolving the Ryanair pilot's dispute will take place later today.

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No immediate plans for more protests, Beef Plan Movement says

The Beef Plan Movement said it has no immediate plans for more protests in their dispute with meat factories.

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No cause of death found after preliminary post mortem on Nóra Quoirin

No cause of death found after preliminary post mortem on Nóra Quoirin

$1 No cause of death has been determined following a preliminary post mortem carried out on the body of Nóra Quoirin.

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President and Taoiseach offer condolences to Nóra Quoirin’s family

President and Taoiseach offer condolences to Nóra Quoirin’s family

For more than a week, Nóra Quoirin’s parents have waited anxiously for news of their missing daughter — but this morning they hope to hear how their beloved 15-year-old girl died.

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When Leaving Cert success means more than just points

Jess Casey A few years ago, student Darragh Cotter couldn’t leave his room due to his severe anxiety, and ended up leaving his mainstream school.

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Boy, 3, dies after pool incident on holiday

Boy, 3, dies after pool incident on holiday

Joe Leogue A three-year-old boy who was found unconscious in a swimming pool in Spain on Monday has died.

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High-end property owners can make a killing in Adare during Ryder Cup

It may be seven years away, but the Ryder Cup corporate ball is already rolling in the direction of Adare Manor.

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Maureen O’Hara statue is almost complete in Co Cork village

Maureen O’Hara statue is almost complete in Co Cork village

Plans are advanced in Glengarriff to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late, legendary Hollywood actress Maureen O’Hara.

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