'We were shaking, in awe': Father and son recount close encounter with humpback whales in Kerry

'We were shaking, in awe': Father and son recount close encounter with humpback whales in Kerry

A father and son from Kerry made a splash in more ways than one when they posted video footage of their close encounter with a pod of humpback whales.

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Adventurous undertakings the new norm for charity fundraisingThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Adventurous undertakings the new norm for charity fundraising

Fundraising for good causes has come a long way since the days of the charity walk. It is now a more adventurous undertaking, as round-Ireland swimmer Alan Corcoran ...

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Brexit remains a challenge despite positive tourism figures

Brexit remains a challenge despite positive tourism figures

The first half of the year has been a good one overall for Irish tourism with overseas visitors up 3.7% - but Brexit remains a challenge, with a drop in the numbers ...

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Cancer patients 'under siege' from treatment costs

Cancer patients 'under siege' from treatment costs

Cancer sufferers are being crippled financially as they fight for survival, according to the Irish Cancer Society.

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Failure to switch fuel firm costs €1,700

Failure to switch fuel firm costs €1,700

Irish consumers who failed to switch gas or electricity suppliers over the last four years have paid almost €1,700 more than necessary, according to the energy ...

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Ireland ruled to be in breach of UN planning obligations

Ireland ruled to be in breach of UN planning obligations

Ireland has been found to have breached its international obligations over to access to information on the environment.

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EU committee rules Ireland's planning regulations breach environmental obligations

EU committee rules Ireland's planning regulations breach environmental obligations

Ireland has been found to be in breach of its international obligations in relation to access to information on the environment.

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Here is how much the energy regulator says people can save by switching gas or electricity suppliers

Here is how much the energy regulator says people can save by switching gas or electricity suppliers

The annual report of the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) reveals that only a quarter of customers either switched providers or negotiated better deals ...

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Dedicated garda fraud unit needed to tackle insurance scams, says Vintners Federation of Ireland

Dedicated garda fraud unit needed to tackle insurance scams, says Vintners Federation of Ireland

A dedicated Garda fraud unit is urgently needed to tackle insurance scams, according to the Vintners Federation of Ireland.

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Residential Tenancies Board given new powers to address improper conduct by landlords

Residential Tenancies Board given new powers to address improper conduct by landlords

The Residential Tenancies Board has been given new powers to address improper conduct by landlords under the Residential Tenancies Act.

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CSO figures show being a rich woman in Galway is key to long life

CSO figures show being a rich woman in Galway is key to long life

Fancy living longer? Good news if you are female or live in Galway — or both. New figures compiled by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) reveal that being ...

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Richer people live longer lives, CSO stats show

Richer people live longer lives, CSO stats show

Poorer people in Ireland and those with a disability have a shorter lifespan than those who are better off, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

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'Bruise should not equal bonanza': Insurer calls for awards overhaul

'Bruise should not equal bonanza': Insurer calls for awards overhaul

Leading insurance broker for small businesses, CFM Insurance Group, wants the Government to overhaul the current system governing minor injuries awards.

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Irish Examiner and Echo journalists among winners at annual Justice Media Awards

Irish Examiner and Echo journalists among winners at annual Justice Media Awards

Three senior Irish Examiner journalists and an Echo reporter were among the winners of this year's Justice Media Awards.

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NTA doubled spending on walking and cycling infrastructure in last year to €21.6m

NTA doubled spending on walking and cycling infrastructure in last year to €21.6m

The National Transport Authority has almost doubled spending on walking and cycling infrastructure over the past year. It is also in the process of establishing ...

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More than 600,000 people in Ireland live in poor housing conditions, say Engineers Ireland

More than 600,000 people in Ireland live in poor housing conditions, say Engineers Ireland

More than 600,000 people in Ireland live in poor housing conditions with leaks, damp or rot while almost two million housing units will require retrofitting, according ...

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First-time buyers cannot afford a home in almost half of counties

First-time buyers cannot afford a home in almost half of counties

First-time buyers on average incomes cannot afford a home in almost half of Ireland’s counties, a new study shows.

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Cost of Dublin houses falling by €4,500 per month since March

Cost of Dublin houses falling by €4,500 per month since March

The cost of second-hand houses in Dublin has fallen by an average of €4,500 over the past three months.

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Live at the Marquee: Silver-tongued troubadour Kris Kristofferson stands the test of time

Live at the Marquee: Silver-tongued troubadour Kris Kristofferson stands the test of time

Some people have all the luck. Kris Kristofferson is one of them. Not only can he sing, but his remarkable repertoire puts him among the best and most prolific songwriters ...

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Still 'significant discrimination' towards Travellers - report

Still 'significant discrimination' towards Travellers - report

The Council of Europe says there's still 'significant discrimination' towards Travellers in Ireland. In a new report, it says Travellers are 38 times more likely ...

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1980s Ireland was no place for women

1980s Ireland was no place for women

Majella Moynihan told her story this week and joins the likes of Ann Lovett, Joanne Hayes, and Eileen Flynn as women who were failed by the State, writes Dan Buckley ...

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People found guilty of perjury could face €100,000 fine under proposed laws

Insurers, brokers and businesses have come out in favour of key reforms being considered by the Government to curb fraudulent and misleading insurance claims.

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Garda recreation club ordered to close following discovery of rodent droppings

Garda recreation club ordered to close following discovery of rodent droppings

A garda recreation club restaurant in Dublin was ordered to close for a day last month after health inspectors found rodent droppings in the bar, kitchen and carvery ...

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Rodent droppings found 'through the premises' of Garda recreation club restaurant in Dublin

Rodent droppings found 'through the premises' of Garda recreation club restaurant in Dublin

A Garda recreation club restaurant in Dublin was ordered to close for a day last month after health inspectors found rodent droppings in the bar, kitchen and carvery ...

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D-Day: A Mayo weather reading during World War II that changed history

It is hard to imagine that a remote, windswept part of Co Mayo was the setting for an event 75 years ago that changed the course of history.

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15% rise in arrests for driving 'under the influence'

Drug drivers are being targeted over the June bank holiday weekend as gardaí report a 15% rise in arrests for driving 'under the influence' over the first ...

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Students look into ways of cultivating crops in space

Students look into ways of cultivating crops in space

Four secondary school students investigating ways of growing crops in space are to have their project tested on a low gravity flight.

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Access to emergency medicine should be free for everyone, group says

Access to emergency medicine should be free for everyone, group says

Access to emergency medicine should be free for everyone, according to the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM).

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Students investigating ways of growing crops in space to have project tested on low gravity flight

Students investigating ways of growing crops in space to have project tested on low gravity flight

Four secondary school students investigating ways of growing crops in space are to have their project tested on a low gravity flight.

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Three Irish beaches lose their Blue Flag status for 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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-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’

‘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

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

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 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 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

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 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 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'

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

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 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

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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