Westmeath obstetrician 'relieved' as Medical Council dismisses case against her over 'weak' evidence

Westmeath obstetrician 'relieved' as Medical Council dismisses case against her over 'weak' evidence

Dr Rita Mehta, a consultant obstetrician at Cavan General Hospital, had previously told the inquiry that she had obtained consent, and would not have carried out ...

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Will report critical of use of public services card ever be seen?

Will report critical of use of public services card ever be seen?

The multiple delays in publishing it suggest a government embarrassed by its contents and a minister who wants to defer, says Cianan Brennan.

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€9.4m development of new Public Services Card to be completed in January

€9.4m development of new Public Services Card to be completed in January

A €9.4 million project to develop the second generation of the controversial Public Services Card is set for completion in January of next year, it has been ...

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Department: Not in public interest to release PSC report

Department: Not in public interest to release PSC report

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has refused to release the highly critical report into the Public Services Card (PSC), claiming that it ...

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Red Cow Hotel set for two-storey extension

Red Cow Hotel set for two-storey extension

A landmark Irish hotel is set for a two-storey extension after permission to build was granted by the State planning agency.

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'Tremendous' progress made in offshore wind, lobby group says

'Tremendous' progress made in offshore wind, lobby group says

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently acknowledged that Ireland has been a “laggard” in terms of reaching its mandated EU targets regarding renewable energy.

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

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 ...

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

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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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 ...

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Online payments company Stripe expands to eastern Europe

Online payments company Stripe expands to eastern Europe

Stripe, the €19.8bn-valued online payments company founded by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, is set to expand into eight European countries, primarily ...

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HSE urged 'to make people aware' of Doctor’s Visit Cards change

HSE urged 'to make people aware' of Doctor’s Visit Cards change

The HSE has been urged to step up its efforts to publicise the Doctor’s Visit Cards in order to increase their take-up.

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Irish ecommerce chief welcomes grace period to avoid PSD2 'chaos'

Irish ecommerce chief welcomes grace period to avoid PSD2 'chaos'

The chairman of Ireland’s ecommerce alliance has welcomed the news that a grace period will apply to the EU’s PSD2 directive in order to allow Irish ...

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Data Protection Commissioner will no longer engage with Department of Social Protection regarding Public Services Card

Data Protection Commissioner will no longer engage with Department of Social Protection regarding Public Services Card

The Department of Social Protection’s rejection of the recent highly critical findings of the Data Protection Commissioner regarding the Public Services Card ...

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Age a significant factor in what mobile carrier people choose

Age a significant factor in what mobile carrier people choose

A massive 84% of Vodafone’s customer base is over 50 years of age, with 80% of Three’s users being under 34.

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Department to defy deadline to delete Public Services Card data

Department to defy deadline to delete Public Services Card data

The Data Protection Commissioner is set to respond by the end of this week to the Department of Social Protection over its decision to challenge the commissioner’s ...

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Much more at stake than a little plastic card

Much more at stake than a little plastic card

Questioning the Data Protection Commissioner’s judgment gives lie to the contempt with which the State holds privacy rights and the office itself, writes Cianan ...

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Data Protection Commissioner to respond to challenge over Public Services Card rulings

Data Protection Commissioner to respond to challenge over Public Services Card rulings

The Data Protection Commissioner is set to respond by the end of this week to the Department of Social Protection over its decision to challenge the Commissioner’s ...

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Brexit cost one in ten Irish exporters more than €100k to date

Brexit cost one in ten Irish exporters more than €100k to date

The Brexit process has cost one in ten Irish exporters over €100,000 to date, reaching €250,000 for some.

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Online shoppers warned over Brexit

Online shoppers warned over Brexit

The competition watchdog has warned that the rights which online shoppers take for granted when buying from UK retailers are likely to be fundamentally changed by ...

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'Incredibly bizarre' for Govt to challenge Data Protection Commissioner’s rulings on Public Services Card

'Incredibly bizarre' for Govt to challenge Data Protection Commissioner’s rulings on Public Services Card

The Government’s decision to challenge the Data Protection Commissioner’s highly adversarial rulings on the Public Services Card has been condemned as ...

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Public Services Card only route to childcare scheme

Public Services Card only route to childcare scheme

The Public Services Card (PSC) will be the only way by which parents can access the new National Childcare Scheme when it goes live in October, despite a ruling ...

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Campaign hopes to remove stigma surrounding prostate cancer

Campaign hopes to remove stigma surrounding prostate cancer

A new awareness campaign regarding the most common cancer suffered by Irish men aims to remove the stigma surrounding the disease and encourages those at risk to ...

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Q&A: What next for those affected by Cork car park fire

Q&A: What next for those affected by Cork car park fire

The incident at the Douglas Village Shopping Centre is an exceptional one, one which insurance sources and loss assessors we spoke to struggled to put a timeframe ...

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Money HSE spent on employing temporary staff dubbed 'ridiculous'

Money HSE spent on employing temporary staff dubbed 'ridiculous'

The HSE’s budgeting system for employing contracted staff and agency workers have been dubbed a “joke” and a “mockery of proper spending ...

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Almost 79,000 Irish passports issued to people in the UK in first half of 2019

Almost 79,000 Irish passports issued to people in the UK in first half of 2019

Nearly 20,000 more first-time passports were issued to UK residents at the start of 2019 compared with Irish citizens.

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Govt accused of 'hypocrisy' over defence forces pay

Govt accused of 'hypocrisy' over defence forces pay

The Government has been called out for its “hypocrisy” for calling on the public to recognise the work of the national services while at the same time ...

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‘No real answers’ on funding for €6.6bn health split

‘No real answers’ on funding for €6.6bn health split

It will cost €6.6bn to remove private healthcare from public hospitals — but there is no information in an independent review group report on how this ...

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Departments unsure of responsibility for overseeing PSC

Departments unsure of responsibility for overseeing PSC

Confusion remains as to which of the Departments of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, and Public Expenditure and Reform, or both, has primary responsibility ...

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Shift in sentiment as house prices expected to decrease

Shift in sentiment as house prices expected to decrease

Cianan Brennan Housebuyers are confident prices will begin to fall next year, with many believing the market has reached a tipping point.

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Cork Harbour among the most littered waterways

Cork Harbour among the most littered waterways

Cork Harbour is one of the three most heavily littered waterways in Ireland, according to a study.

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People told to prepare for new online banking security

People told to prepare for new online banking security

Consumers have been urged to prepare for new security measures aimed at clamping down on online banking fraud.

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Co Cork towns to be among the first area to benefit from smart meter project

Co Cork towns to be among the first area to benefit from smart meter project

Bandon and the surrounding areas in Co Cork are set to be among the first areas in the country used for the rollout of Ireland’s €1.2bn State smart meter ...

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'You’re changing someone’s life': Store owner hopes €11.2m lotto winner is local

'You’re changing someone’s life': Store owner hopes €11.2m lotto winner is local

We hope it's a local - say the owners of the lucky service station in County Wicklow where Ireland’s largest winning Lotto ticket in two years was sold.

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Plan to publish Public Services Card report delayed

Plan to publish Public Services Card report delayed

A report which ruled that the expansion of the State’s Public Services Card (PSC) is illegal will not be published by the Department of Social Protection until ...

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Q&A: What you need to know as the Government decide to publish report on Public Services Card

Q&A: What you need to know as the Government decide to publish report on Public Services Card

Does it change much, why is it controversial, and what's riding on the outcome?

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Climate change dominates RTÉ's new season schedule

Climate change dominates RTÉ's new season schedule

RTÉ has launched its new season schedule with an event at its headquarters stocked to the gills with razzmatazz and celebrity.

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Facebook to allow users to access data collected from their accounts

Facebook to allow users to access data collected from their accounts

Social media giant Facebook has launched a new online tool in Ireland to allow people to see what data has been collected on them via their accounts, including when ...

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Donohoe was briefed on investigation into public services card last year

Donohoe was briefed on investigation into public services card last year

Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe was briefed on an interim report of an investigation by the Data Protection Commissioner into the public services card ...

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Government's €12m tourism plan aims to attract visitors to more rural areas

Government's €12m tourism plan aims to attract visitors to more rural areas

The Government has launched a €12 million campaign, the largest such campaign of its type ever conducted by Tourism Ireland, aimed at boosting the Irish industry ...

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Public Services Card bodies to discuss how best to approach Data Commissioner advice

Public Services Card bodies to discuss how best to approach Data Commissioner advice

A number of the bodies involved in the Public Services Card expansion have said they will be talking to the Department of Social Protection on how best to approach ...

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HSE spending on agency staff in mental health services nearly twice its budget

HSE spending on agency staff in mental health services nearly twice its budget

The HSE has spent nearly double its budgeted figures on agency staff in mental health services over the past five years.

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State could face massive Public Services Card bill

State could face massive Public Services Card bill

The State could be facing multimillion euro payouts after it was found to have illegally retained the personal data of 3.2m people in the rollout of its Public Services ...

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Ross urged to intervene in plight of Cork Airport after Norwegian withdrawal

Ross urged to intervene in plight of Cork Airport after Norwegian withdrawal

Transport minister Shane Ross has been urged to intervene in the plight of Cork Airport after Norwegian Airlines’ decision to discontinue the hub’s only ...

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ESRI warns default options not always cheapest when buying financial products online

ESRI warns default options not always cheapest when buying financial products online

People could be paying thousands of euros over the odds when buying financial products online by falling foul of "subtle features" when they sign up, according to ...

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Education system will be 'fairer' after changes to Irish exemption rules, body says

Education system will be 'fairer' after changes to Irish exemption rules, body says

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) welcomed the changes announced by Education Minister Joe McHugh, saying they represent something “that we have been ...

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Cork boy, 3, fighting for his life following incident in Spanish swimming pool

Cork boy, 3, fighting for his life following incident in Spanish swimming pool

A young Irish boy is fighting for his life after a swimming pool incident in Spain.

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Barman who stole over €10k from employer to fund daughter’s medical bills escapes jail

Barman who stole over €10k from employer to fund daughter’s medical bills escapes jail

Oliver Ennis, 35, of Bremen Road. Ringsend had pleaded guilty to multiple counts of theft from his employer, the Schoolhouse Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin between December ...

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