Rise in inmates puts jails under pressure

The number of people in prison is increasing sharply, placing pressure on the bulk of jails with many near or above operating capacity.

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Council ‘should have had consent for sale of Youghal site’

Residents objecting to a proposed extension to an imposing beachside dwelling claim Cork County Council contravened its own development plans.

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Grace probe delayed due to scale of task

The Grace investigation into claims a severely disabled mute woman suffered decades of sexual abuse at a State foster home has asked to delay its findings until ...

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Theresa May to convene Cabinet as MPs return to Westminster

Cross-party talks between the Government and the Labour Party will resume in a fresh bid to break the Brexit impasse.

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North Korean leader Kim to meet Putin in Russia

A date for the meeting was not immediately released.

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Sri Lankan military handed special powers after deadly bombings

The military was given a wider berth to detain and arrest suspects — powers that were used during the civil war but withdrawn when it ended.

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Development squads offer more than those on outside may think

I got a phone call during the week from a father whose son was involved in a football development squad up the country.

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Injured Reds trio will not play unless ‘100% fit’

Munster will not rush back injured trio Joey Carbery, Keith Earls and Dave Kilcoyne for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 clash at home to Connacht unless they are ...

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Time to seed Munster SHC over Leinster?

Tickets for one of the most eagerly awaited Munster senior hurling championships go on sale tomorrow and the provincial council are expecting strong sales.

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Switching mortgage can save you thousands

Less than 1% of customers switched their mortgage last year, according to the Central Bank. That’s shocking.

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Alternatives to loan sales must be priority

Paul Joyce In recent weeks there has been much discussion surrounding the ‘No Consent, No Sale’ bill proposed by Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty. ...

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Irish economy enjoying strong start to the year

The Irish economy has been confronted with a slowdown in global growth this year, most notably in its main export markets in Europe, as well as the deepening uncertainty ...

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Beyonce’s Lemonade arrives on Spotify and Apple Music

It was originally released in April 2016.

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Paul Rudd looking forward to no more Ant-Man and Thanos fan theories

Rudd is one of the stars of Avengers: Endgame.

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Mark Ruffalo says Avengers: Endgame will leave fans ‘grieving’

The highly anticipated blockbuster finally arrives in cinemas this week.

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Country price growth strongest closer to city

Property prices are growing in all markets in Cork county but the rates of inflation are varying widely.

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Cork on the Rise: Mad about the artistic projects renewing sense of pride Leeside

Mad about reimagining Cork city community groups involved in painting, street art and guerrilla gardening projects are fuelling a renewed sense of pride Leeside, ...

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House prices special report: Cork city prices up by €100k in five years

House prices in parts of Cork City have increased by more than €100,000 in just five years, writes Kevin O'Neill.

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