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Taoiseach calls for ‘level playing field’ over Brexit negotiations

Leo Varadkar’s comments came as he met European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in Dublin.

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Teenager appears in court charged with murder of Kilkenny man in London

A teenager has appeared in court accused of murdering an Irish man.

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The Lotto results are in...

The Lotto results are in...

The numbers drawn were 15, 17, 23, 31, 33 and 41, bonus number 45.

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Third of explicit images of children online were selfies

Concerns that indecent images of children shared online are often taken by children themselves have been raised after a UK watchdog found that 30% of these types of images were user-generated.

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'Brutal attack on a child': Gardaí confirm remains found in Dublin are those of missing Louth teenager

'Brutal attack on a child': Gardaí confirm remains found in Dublin are those of missing Louth teenager

Gardaí have confirmed human remains found in Dublin are those of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods who was missing from his home in Co Louth.

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Cork schools cancel demonstration as Justice Minister opts to intervene in family's deportation

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is to review the case of a Cork family who face being told to leave Ireland, the Irish Examiner can reveal.

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Labour claims Fine Gael's spending promise 'lacks ambition'

Labour Leader Brendan Howlin said Fine Gael's promise to spend an extra €11bn out to 2025 “lacks ambition,” saying the country can afford to spend an extra €17.5bn.

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Cork City Council facing €1m emergency accommodation bill after refusing 29 social housing applicants

Cork City Council facing €1m emergency accommodation bill after refusing 29 social housing applicants

Cork City Council says it is not responsible for the health and safety of people it places in emergency accommodation.

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Fianna Fáil strategy fuels speculation of deal with Healy-Rae brothers

Fianna Fáil's strategy to leave Killarney and east Kerry without a candidate and concentrate on north Kerry is fuelling speculation that there is a pre-election "understanding" between the party and the Healy-Rae brothers that they will support Micheál Martin as Taoiseach.

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Unions 'a lot more optimistic' after meeting with Sports Minister over FAI future

Unions 'a lot more optimistic' after meeting with Sports Minister over FAI future

Unions representing staff at the Football Association of Ireland have been told that wages for the month will be paid on time, but job losses in the future have not been ruled out.

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Charity questions use of industrial vehicles to remove tent after homeless man suffers 'horrific' injuries

Charity questions use of industrial vehicles to remove tent after homeless man suffers 'horrific' injuries

A garda investigation is underway after a homeless man in a tent received life-altering injuries when an industrial vehicle sought to remove it from the banks of the Grand Canal in Dublin.

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'Words do not pay the bills,' say farmers as they bring beef price protest to Dublin

'Words do not pay the bills,' say farmers as they bring beef price protest to Dublin

“Farmers are not making a living from what they are producing,” said Mr Long.

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Fianna Fáil fields 26 female candidates out of 82

Under current Irish legislation, funding to parties will be halved unless 30% of their candidates in the General Election are women.

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Taoiseach confronted about insurance and childcare costs as Fine Gael campaign starts in Cavan

Leo Varadkar arrived into Virginia town like a whirlwind, taking to the steps of the local candidate's office and throwing out election promises to the assembled crowd.

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Student accommodation discussions key focus for new city development plan

Student accommodation discussions key focus for new city development plan

The provision of student accommodation in Cork is a key focus of talks between city planners and the city's third-level institutions as work starts of the drafting of a new city development plan.

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Judge permits emergency surgery on intellectually disabled man who is 'effectively walking on bone'

A High Court judge has made orders permitting emergency surgery on an intellectually disabled man who is seriously ill.

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Canadian tourist sues over fall on Dublin tourist bus

A Canadian tourist who fell down the stairs of a double decker tourist bus in Dublin when she claims it jerked after allegedly pulling in for St Patrick’s Cathedral has sued in the High Court.

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Dublin city brought to standstill as farmers step up beef price protest

Dublin city brought to standstill as farmers step up beef price protest

The ‘tractorcade’ protest made its way into Dublin on Wednesday afternoon in a bid to highlight low prices for beef farmers.

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Greens reject conflict with farmers as they launch election campaign

Party leader Eamon Ryan said tough choices need to be made to tackle the climate emergency.

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'I made a mistake' - Finian McGrath explains how his Fianna Fáil election prediction was made public

'I made a mistake' - Finian McGrath explains how his Fianna Fáil election prediction was made public

Retiring Minister Finian McGrath has said he thought he was talking in a “private capacity” with a journalist when he suggested Fianna Fáil will win the General Election.

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Honda and Isuzu to research use of hydrogen fuel cells

Japan’s Honda and Isuzu Motors said they would jointly research the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power heavy-duty trucks, looking to expand fuel cell use by applying the zero-emission technology to larger vehicles.

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Prisoners with disabilities feel they are being 'punished' because of their condition, report finds

Some prisoners with a disability feel they are "punished" simply for their condition, while others report they are bullied by fellow inmates.

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Retired council worker gets six years for sexually abusing granddaughter regularly for four years

A retired Dublin council worker has been jailed for six years for the repeated sexual abuse of his granddaughter.

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Judge orders contraception injections for vulnerable mother of two

Contraception injections are now being administered by High Court order to an intellectually and physically disabled vulnerable woman who had two children by two different fathers within a few years.

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'This could be the third time this has happened,' says farmer as dead horse found tied to gate

The body of a horse has been found tied up with a rope to a gate at a beauty spot in Co. Clare this morning, in what was described as a “sickening” act of animal cruelty.

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Martin confirms Kelleher will vote in favour of Brexit Withdrawal agreement

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has called on Fine Gael to “stop the silly attacks” on Brexit and confirmed that his party colleague, MEP Billy Kelleher, will be voting in favour of the Brexit Withdrawal agreement later this month.

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Pensioner gets suspended sentence for sexual abuse of young boy in Christian youth group in the 60s

A retired salesman has received a suspended prison sentence for the sexual abuse of a young boy while they were both members of a Christian youth group in the 1960s.

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Property price rises slowing as supply increases, CSO says

Property price rises are slowing across the state as supply increases, according to the latest Residential Property Price Index from the Central Statistics Office.

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Gardaí will have every support to bring teenager's killers to justice, Taoiseach pledges

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has pledged that gardaí will have the resources to bring people to justice for the macabre murder of a young man whose body parts were found in Dublin.

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Cork voters to decide Rebel County's favourite song

Cork voters to decide Rebel County's favourite song

Voters in the Rebel County have a big choice to make before casting their vote after a set of candidates in tune with their grassroots was unveiled today.

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Taoiseach's comments on homeless man's injuries 'extraordinary'

Mr Varadkar defended the government's record on trying to help people off the street, but also said several times that the injured homeless man had been known to support services.

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Extended upgrade proposals being considered for Cork's Wilton Corridor project

Extended upgrade proposals being considered for Cork's Wilton Corridor project

Extended upgrade proposals are being considered along one of Cork’s busiest roads in a bid to deliver the city’s first BusConnects-style transport corridor after the original plans were shot down last summer.

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One-fifth of population at risk of ill health due to inadequate monitoring of private water supplies

More than 60 of these private supplies were found to be contaminated with human or animal waste at least once during 2018.

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Micheál Martin: FF could lead 'alternative government' - but it won't include Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil’s first electoral event of the campaign showed a relaxed Mr Martin in composed form ahead of the three-week sprint.

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NI Communities Minister: I will meet family of IRA murder victim

NI Communities Minister: I will meet family of IRA murder victim

The father-of-two, aged 33 and from the Short Strand, was stabbed and beaten by IRA members outside Magennis’s bar in Belfast city centre in January 2005 and died the next day.

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Children who suffered psychological injuries in crash awarded €50k in damages

Sarah Walsh, counsel for Brianne, Shannon and Mark Conlon, of Sweetbrier Lane, Kilmacud, Dublin 16, told Judge Francis Comerford that the accident had occurred close to the St John of God’s Hospital, Stillorgan, Dublin.

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Varadkar attacks Fianna Fáil and MEP Kelleher over opposing Brexit deal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has claimed that Fianna Fail are "not to be trusted" as he criticised their MEP for proposing to vote against the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

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Cork Election Wrap: Sinn Féin to add Thomas Gould to Cork North-Central ticket

Sinn Féin councillor Thomas Gould is set to be announced as the party's candidate in Cork North-Central.

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Zurich Portrait Prize exhibition to be showcased in Cork

Zurich Portrait Prize exhibition to be showcased in Cork

The prestigious Zurich Portrait Prize exhibition is leaving the capital for the first time to be showcased in Cork.

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'This is not the time for the Fianna Fáil junior B team' - FG on the attack as campaign underway

"Any legislation going through Parliament deserves scrutiny," Micheál Martin said. "But he will be voting for the Withdrawal Treaty."

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Clarity needed on future status of EU citizens in UK and NI post Brexit - Kelleher

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has called for more clarity in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement on the future status of EU citizens living in the UK including Northern Ireland.

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Bacteria which causes kidney failure found in 62 private water supplies

A new report found more than 1,000 people got a serious infection in 2018 as a result.

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Mother fears dissolution of Dáil could push back online harassment laws

The heartbroken mother of a 21-year old who took her own life because of bullying says she hopes new legislation in her daughter's name will not be delayed by any new Government.

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Party leaders to face off in RTÉ debates ahead of General Election

Firstly, $1 will see leaders from a number of political parties invited to take part in front of a live studio audience, the State broadcaster confirmed this morning.

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Teenager charged with murder of Irish man in London

Diana Cristea, 18, was arrested on Tuesday and charged in connection with the death of Adrian Murphy

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Over 500 patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals for third day in a row

Over 500 patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals for third day in a row

University Hospital Galway is the worst affected with 63 patients without a bed, according to the INMO.

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Brendan Howlin rules out joining coalition that includes Sinn Féin

"I'm not confident that the leadership of Sinn Féin is actually what we see," the Labour leader said.

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DNA tests carried out on dumped body parts

DNA tests carried out on dumped body parts

Gardaí are gathering DNA samples to determine if dismembered body parts found in a Dublin suburb on Monday night are those of a teenager under threat from drug bosses.

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Jim Gavin to be awarded with freedom of Dublin City

The Lord Mayor and Dublin City Council are paying tribute to Jim Gavin for his contribution to public life and service to his county and country both on and off the pitch.

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Status yellow wind warning issued in west and north-west

Status yellow wind warning issued in west and north-west

Met Eireann is forecasting gusts of up to 100kmh as well as a risk of coastal flooding.

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'The time is right '- John Halligan to retire from national politics

'The time is right '- John Halligan to retire from national politics

The Junior Minister had been a partner in government as part of the Independent Alliance.

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'New low': Remains found in burnt out car believed to be decapitated head

'New low': Remains found in burnt out car believed to be decapitated head

Gardaí have recovered further human remains, believed to be a decapitated head, in a burnt-out car found overnight.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after attempted ATM robbery in Co Louth

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after attempted ATM robbery in Co Louth

Raiders targeted the Bank of Ireland on Main St in Dunleer in the early hours of this morning.

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Housing Minister 'demands full report' as sleeping homeless man is injured during removal of tent

His body was discovered in a tent in the Leeson Street area late last night.

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Brexit the key focus as President of European Commission to visit Taoiseach today

It's the former German defence minister's first official visit to the country since taking over the EU's top job.

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Major disruption expected in Dublin ahead of farmers protest

It is ahead of the two-day demonstration, as part of their ongoing campaign over beef prices, carbon tax and other issues.

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Election face-off: Varadkar to unveil €11bn package; Martin hits out on health, housing

Fine Gael will unveil tax cuts and new spending plans totalling €11bn until 2025 in its bid to retain power following the calling of Election 2020 by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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Cork City facing €1m bill to accommodate people it turned down for council housing

Cork City facing €1m bill to accommodate people it turned down for council housing

Cork City Council is facing a potential annual bill of at least €1m to accommodate people it turned down for council housing following Garda checks.

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Dumping body parts a ‘mafia-style’ warning

Dumping body parts a ‘mafia-style’ warning

Gardaí suspect the dumping of body parts in a Dublin estate is a “mafia-style” message by drugs bosses and marks a “ramping up” in gangland violence.

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Manpower crisis may leave two ships docked

Manpower crisis may leave two ships docked

The growing manpower crisis in the Defence Forces has left the naval service unable to confirm if it can bring two tied-up ships back into operational service this year.

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10 clubs excluded from grants due to high entry fees

Ten sports clubs, including a school and hockey club in the constituency of Sports Minister Shane Ross, were excluded from receiving Government grants because of the high fees they charge for members or students.

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New measures needed to deal with ‘complex’ cases of separated borrowers

Banking lobbyists have called for the introduction of new legislation to ease the plight of separated borrowers who are in mortgage arrears.

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Calls for new legislation to help separated borrowers in mortgage arrears

Banking lobbyists have called for the introduction of new legislation to ease the plight of separated borrowers who are in mortgage arrears.

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