Three Irish beaches lose their Blue Flag status for 2019

County Kerry leads the way this year with 13 blue flag beaches, followed by Donegal with 11 and Mayo with 10 blue flags

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Knock marriage service shuts up shop after 51 years

For decades, they came from the highways and byways, seeking love and companionship — many of them bachelor farmers — but Cupid’s arrow has struck ...

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Drones to be used to combat wildfires amid orange warning

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has teamed up with the State-owned forestry business Coillte to combat wildfires using drones.

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Mother of murdered boys wants killers to wait longer for parole

The mother of two boys murdered by their father says she wants convicted killers to wait longer for parole.

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Pupils win prize for promoting peace of mind

Five young pupils in Coláiste Mhuire in Buttevant have scooped the first Rotary Young Citizen Peacemaker Award for their work tackling difficulties affecting ...

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Visitor season to Skellig Michael delayed

The opening of Skellig Michael in Kerry for the summer season has been deferred by the Office of Public Works (OPW), the Government agency responsible for its upkeep ...

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WIT signs up for groundbreaking international project to detect and treat brain tumours

Technology experts in Waterford have joined a global programme aimed at tackling one of the most aggressive forms of cancer by implanting tiny machines in the brains ...

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Marine litter may have wider impact on environment that previously thought, study shows

Marine litter and microplastics dumped in the oceans may have a wider impact on the environment than previously thought, a new study shows.

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House-buyers pay extra €129k to live near Luas or Dart stop

House prices close to Dart stations and Luas stops in Dublin are now €129,000 higher than average prices in the city, a new survey has found.

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‘Teen’s strength in face of seemingly insurmountable odds’

A 16-year-old from Killarney, Co Kerry, who was paralysed in a cycling accident is among more than 100 young people honoured at the first ever Garda National Youth ...

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Over half of farm workers killed in vehicle-related accidents crushed to death, HSA study shows

More than half of farm workers killed while operating tractors or other work vehicles are crushed to death, a study by the Health and Safety Authority shows.

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US clothes rental company to create 150 engineering and tech jobs in Galway

A $1bn US clothes rental company is to open its first international technology office in Galway.

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Two cannabis grow-houses discovered in last 48 hours

Two Vietnamese men, aged 32 and 43 years, were arrested on Thursday at an industrial premises in Waterford Airport Business Park.

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School secretaries reveal poor pay and short-term contracts

School secretaries, represented by Fórsa trade union, have outlined their experience of poor pay and uncertain short-term contracts to a hearing of the Oireachtas ...

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New law proposed to name and shame companies with poor record of equal pay

A new law to name and shame companies with a poor record of equal pay for female staff has been introduced by the Government, five years after being asked to do ...

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Father Gavin to become fourth bishop appointed by the Vatican to join Diocese of Cork and Ross

Father Fintan Gavin, 53, will become the fourth bishop to be appointed by the Vatican to join the Diocese of Cork and Ross, since it was formed in 1958.

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Vienna is the most livable city and not because of opera

Vienna takes the number one spot when it comes to ‘most livable city’, but why is that, ask Dan Buckley.

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Month-long exhibition in Dublin looks at 'Vienna housing model'

The pioneering Vienna model of housing is the subject of a month-long exhibition which opened yesterday in Dublin.

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President to meet Italian tourist assaulted in 1999

Twenty years after being brutally assaulted in Ireland while visiting as a 17-year-old student, Italian Guido Nasi will meet President Higgins at Áras an ...

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Facebook to bring in new rules for election

Facebook is to introduce rules to protect the integrity of the European Parliament elections in May.

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Over a million consumers will have gas and electricity prices hiked

More than one million gas and electricity consumers will have to pay more for their energy from Monday. Electric Ireland, the country's largest supplier of electricity, ...

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New Facebook rules to protect integrity of European elections

These will include a requirement that advertisers provide proof that they live in the country where their ads will be targeting users of the social media network.

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Councillors secretly filmed by RTÉ found to have contravened ethics laws

Two councillors who were featured in an undercover investigation by RTÉ have been found to have contravened ethics laws during the secretly filmed meetings ...

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7% more trips to Ireland by tourists so far this year

The total number of trips to Ireland by overseas visitors rose by 2.7% to 590,700 last month - an increase of 15,400 compared to the same period last year.

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Property prices in Dublin drop in first quarter of 2019

It is according to the REA Average House Price Index for Quarter One.

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Ireland pressing on in the war on single use plastic

Business group, environmental body, and sports organisations get behind plan to fight the threat

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Businesses and Cork GAA club join environmental groups in battle against single-use plastics

Building material group, Kingspan, has partnered with a foundation that removes plastic from the ocean and plans to reuse as much of the plastic recovered as it ...

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Irish author’s mental health memoir shortlisted for prize

An Irish author has been shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize, an annual British award celebrating the best new books that illuminate how health, medicine and ...

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Campaign urges public to be ‘media smart’

A new public awareness campaign launched to coincide with European Media Literacy Week (18-22 March) has been unveiled to encourage people of all ages to check that ...

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Savings used to pay off essential bills

Most Irish consumers are unable to pay their essential household bills with their regular income, a new study shows.

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Ireland second highest in Europe for wind energy

Almost one-third of Ireland's energy needs now comes from wind, the second highest in Europe, as new figures confirm that 2018 was a record-breaking year for wind ...

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Cheltenham to bring more than £100 million to the local economy

With 900 accredited journalists, 350 chefs, 250 bookmakers and 100 helicopter flights a day, it is little wonder that the famous annual Cheltenham Festival which ...

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CAO rise for teacher training courses

Demand for teacher training courses has risen for the second year running while the number of students wishing to pursue a career in journalism has fallen by up ...

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Report finds just one in four believe Ireland would be better off outside EU

Irish people have a more positive image of the European Union than any other member state.

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1,800 jobs at risk if food supplements VAT hike comes in, Minister warned

The Revenue Commissioners is set to introduce a 23% VAT rate on food supplements from Friday next, March 1, a decision made by Revenue on December 27 last.

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Court hears Australian man who killed Irish woman 22 years ago was 'depraved individual'

An Australian man accused of murdering an Irishwoman near the city of Perth 22 years ago has been described as a depraved individual with a fetish for wearing women's ...

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