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Average time spent in custody by life sentence prisoners is 17 years – report

Life sentence prisoners who are granted temporary release are regarded in law as still serving that sentence and are liable to recall at any time.

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Sides disagree on day to start talks on beef dispute

There is disagreement among stakeholders in the beef crisis around when talks aimed at resolving the dispute should resume.

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Latest Higher Education rankings see Trinity fall 44 places

Latest Higher Education rankings see Trinity fall 44 places

Trinity College Dublin has fallen 44 places in the latest Times Higher Education Rankings published this evening.

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No Lotto winner - jackpot heads for €4.5m

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €3,965,858.

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Female pupils ‘don’t know enough about STEM subjects’

Almost two-thirds of young women say they do not know enough about science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) to pursue a career in those fields, despite growing investment in the sector.

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'Northern Ireland-only backstop doesn’t work for the UK,' says Boris Johnson

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated his stance that a Northern Ireland-only backstop will not be used to break the Brexit deadlock.

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Soldier F will not attend first day of Bloody Sunday court case

The former British paratrooper is accused of killing James Wray and William McKinney in 1972, as well as four counts of attempted murder.

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What we can expect in Budget 2020

Budget 2020 will be a "safe" and "careful" with targeted supports to help counteract the impact of a no-deal Brexit Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said.

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Gardaí hunt armed and masked four-man gang after Limerick hijacking

Gardaí are hunting an armed four-man gang who hijacked a white van in Co Limerick which was carrying cash and valuable car parts.

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Ryanair passenger arrested at Shannon 'thought she was still in Spain' after 'toxic mix' of Xanax and alcohol

Ryanair passenger arrested at Shannon 'thought she was still in Spain' after 'toxic mix' of Xanax and alcohol

A drunken Ryanair passenger was in such a state that she thought that she was still in Spain when arrested by gardaí on her return to Shannon airport from Alicante last month, a court has heard.

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Passport Office deciding 'on an ad hoc basis' whether to renew documents without Public Services Card

The Passport Office has refused to clarify whether or not a decorated firefighter, who has declined to get a Public Services Card, is entitled to a renewal of his travel documents.

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'Something needs to happen to break stalemate' - farmers protest outside distribution centres amid beef row

Meetings are due to get underway this evening between the Agriculture Minister, farm organisations and the meat factories in an effort to resolve the ongoing beef dispute.

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Slight majority for Irish reunification in Northern Ireland, poll claims

The survey by Lord Ashcroft found that there is a 51-49 split in favour of reunification when don’t knows are excluded.

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Man accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video went viral intends to plead guilty, court hears

Man accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video went viral intends to plead guilty, court hears

A 42-year-old man accused of racially abusing and attacking a taxi driver in Dublin after a video of the alleged incident went viral online, is to plead guilty at the earliest possible date, a court has heard.

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'The place went absolutely bananas' - Dubliner found out about €287k EuroMillions win at work

A Dublin man has picked up a cheque worth €287,720 from the National Lottery after he matched five numbers and one lucky star in last Friday's €140m EuroMillions draw.

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Social media linked to poorer mental health among teenagers – study

Social media linked to poorer mental health among teenagers – study

Some previous studies have suggested no link between poor mental health and screen time.

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Cork business groups back skyscraper hotel in docklands amid concerns of river access

City business groups have backed the development of a skyscraper hotel in Cork's docklands, but concerns have also been raised about retaining access to the river.

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Insolvent firm that supported vulnerable teens claims payments from Tusla were delayed

Insolvent firm that supported vulnerable teens claims payments from Tusla were delayed

The High Court has confirmed the appointment of a liquidator to a company that had provided residential care services to vulnerable young people.

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Obesity levels too high as 1 in 6 children are overweight

One in six school children are overweight or obese and while levels appear to have stabilised or decreased in recent years, especially in girls, they are still too high.

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'We moved for surgery that could be done in Ireland': Mum of newborn hits out

The mother of a seriously ill baby from Cork who has undergone eight surgeries in a month in Sweden has criticised the Government here for its failure to adequately fund the medical system in this country.

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Finance Minister claims threat of no-deal Brexit has forced him into 'minimal' tax cuts

The Government has agreed that Budget 2020 will be prepared on the basis of a no-deal Brexit.

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Sinn Féin leader praises donor who gave party €1.7m as ‘rebel with a cause’

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald said Billy Hampton ‘clearly shared our goals’.

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DNA samples from Tuam Mother and Baby Home survivors can be taken without new legislation

DNA samples from Tuam Mother and Baby Home survivors can be taken without new legislation

DNA samples can be speedily taken from survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home without the need for new legislation.

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Boris Johnson’s Brexit fantasy 'profoundly stupid', says Mary Lou McDonald

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is following a Brexit “fantasy”, and that his plan is “profoundly stupid and immeasurably dangerous”.

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Inquest hears how woman tried to save boyfriend who died from gunshot wound to the heart

Inquest hears how woman tried to save boyfriend who died from gunshot wound to the heart

The heartbroken girlfriend of a man who was shot dead at their Co Donegal home has told how she tried desperately to save his life.

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Almost 200 HSE staff suffer serious physical assaults by patients since January 2018

According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, 59 people qualified for the scheme this year and 135 last year.

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Household incomes struggling to match rent costs, research shows

Household incomes struggling to match rent costs, research shows

Household incomes are struggling to match the average cost of rental accommodation, according to new research from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI).

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Government claims draft laws will end 'era of self-regulation' on social media

The Government will publish draft laws in the coming months which it claims will end the “era of self-regulation” in the social media industry.

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WATCH: Cork's Shakey Bridge will retain famous shake after restoration, engineers insist

Work to dismantle Cork's famous Shakey Bridge has begun as the first section of Daly's Bridge has been removed and placed on a barge in the River Lee.

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Mary Lou McDonald: We must 'ensure Brexit isn't used as a pretext to deliver a hard budget'

Her comments came as Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe confirmed next month's budget will be based on a no deal Brexit,

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Update: All sides due to attend talks aimed at ending beef dispute

All sides in the beef dispute have been invited to the table for talks this evening.

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Gardaí seek help locating missing 16-year-old from Dublin

Gardaí seek help locating missing 16-year-old from Dublin

Gardaí in Dublin are appealing for information on a missing 16-year-old.

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'The system failed him': Heartbroken mum believes better mental health services would have saved son

'The system failed him': Heartbroken mum believes better mental health services would have saved son

A heartbroken mum whose son died by suicide just days after he was turned away from hospital, believes he would still be alive today if better services were in place.

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One in six school children classed as overweight or obese, research shows

It is according to a new national nutrition survey of primary school children in Ireland.

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Meat Industry Ireland called on to 'get down off their high horse' and return to talks

The president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), Joe Healy has called on Meat Industry Ireland to "get down off their high horse" and return to talks.

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Stakes too high to allow one party have backstop veto, warns McDonald

The stakes are too high to allow one political party to have a veto over the backstop, the leader of Sinn Féin, Mary Lou McDonald has warned.

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First-time buyers earning more than €80,000 account for more than a third of all mortgage drawdowns

The figure is more than double that in 2004 when high earners made up just over a tenth of drawdowns.

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Man held over mortar bomb found pointed at police station in Tyrone

The improvised explosive device was positioned close to a family home in Strabane, Co Tyrone.

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Budget 2020: Donohoe expected to work on assumption of no-deal Brexit

Minister Donohoe will brief Cabinet Minister's today on the likely approach he will take next month.

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Conference to focus on growing number of Chinese tourists visiting Ireland

Conference to focus on growing number of Chinese tourists visiting Ireland

A major tourism conference is taking place in Dublin today to focus on how to grow the number of Chinese tourists visiting Ireland.

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Fears of more job losses in meat industry

Thousands of jobs in the meat industry could be lost due to the ongoing impasse between protesting farmers and processors.

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43 sex offenders in community ‘high-risk’

A total of 43 convicted sex offenders living in the community under a multi-agency management programme have been deemed to pose a “high” or “very high” risk of reoffending.

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Warning on Government spending ‘slippages’

Further “slippages” in government spending on health and social welfare could overheat the economy, the Government has been told.

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Deceased spoke of blocked chimney

A man who died from smoke inhalation at a fire at his home had told neighbours not long previously that his chimney had been blocked by crows.

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Rugby star Byrne wants men to talk mental health

Rugby star Byrne wants men to talk mental health

Former Irish international rugby star Shane Byrne is encouraging men to talk about their mental health as part of World Suicide Prevention Day.

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Men claim €433 in pension payouts as women only get €280

Irish men are being paid 35% more from their pensions than women, according to new research.

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Call for Garda domestic violence training

Call for Garda domestic violence training

At least 70% of gardaí should receive specific domestic violence training, a national charity working in the area has said.

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Maternity hospital to allow private practice on site despite Dáil motion

Maternity hospital to allow private practice on site despite Dáil motion

Ireland’s newest maternity hospital will conduct private healthcare business on its premises despite Health Minister Simon Harris voting to keep all business in the new facility public.

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'It's a grim day': West Cork coroner's court hears of five suicides

'It's a grim day': West Cork coroner's court hears of five suicides

On World Suicide Prevention Day, a coroner’s court in Bantry heard details of five deaths, self-caused, across one area in West Cork.

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Music fans drop anchor at Cork’s Safe Harbour

The third incarnation of the Sounds From A Safe Harbour festival kicked off in Cork last night, with the city set for six days of music and performances organised by a star-studded panel of curators.

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