Health staff strike: Patients should turn up for procedures if they do not get a call

The HSE’s deputy head of operations, Anne O’Connor, is advising patients who have not been contacted to turn up for their elective procedures tomorrow ...

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Finance Minister 'has no credibility' says union as Donohoe calls for efforts to avoid strike action

Responding to comments made by the Minister on RTÉ Radio's Morning Ireland calling for both sides to resolve the issue in either the Labour Court or the Workplace ...

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Bruton: Tax changes will shift to fund climate action plans

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Richard Bruton has said there will have to be a gradual shift in the way taxes are raised to fund ...

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Dooley: State will have to offer cheap finance, not handouts, for people retrofitting their homes

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Timmy Dooley has said that the State is going to have to intervene and ...

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O'Callaghan: Majella Moynihan should get full pension from Government

Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan has said that the Government should immediately move to grant Majella Moynihan a full pension ...

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‘I had five attempted suicides’: Majella Moynihan speaks about her treatment by An Garda Síochána

A former Garda who became pregnant ‘out of wedlock’ by another member of the force in 1984 spoke about the "horrific abuse" she suffered.

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Latest: No distress signal sent from aircraft involved in fatal Kildare crash

Latest: No distress signal was sent from the aircraft which crashed in Co Kildare yesterday evening.

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Minister denies €5m Waterford Airport grant is 'parish pump politics'

The Transport Minister Shane Ross has awarded €5m to an airport that does not operate any commercial flights.

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HSE 'can't keep up with demand' for home help, says Minister who suggests Fair Deal-type scheme

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, has said that the best way to deliver home help is through a scheme similar to Fair Deal that will ...

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Jeffrey Donaldson: Westminster's Brexit impasse is Ireland's fault

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has repeated his call for the Irish government to agree a specific timeline for the backstop - the insurance mechanism to avoid a hard border ...

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TD claims National Children's Hospital cost could 'balloon' to €2bn

Social Democrats co-leader Roisin Shortall has said that she believes the cost of building the National Children's Hospital will eventually reach €2bn.

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Scally report recommendations must be implemented, says Lorraine Walsh

Cervical cancer campaigner Lorraine Walsh has said that it is crucial that the recommendations on quality assurance made by Dr Gabriel Scally in his second report ...

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New adoption legislation 'pushes the boundaries', says Zappone

The new Bill “pushes to the boundaries” and represents “a major step forward” she told RTE radio’s Morning Ireland.

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Paschal Donohoe 'acknowledges risk' of his fiscal policy but rejects Fiscal Council criticism

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has defended his fiscal policies and rejected criticism by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC) which said in a report that ...

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Tánaiste: Government was told in September about Scotland's Rockall claims

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said that the Irish Government was informed last September about Scotland’s intentions to enforce its claim to the territorial ...

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Donald Trump heads home as Doonbeg pupils 'gobsmacked' after meeting US president

A quick-thinking school principal in Doonbeg managed to engineer a meeting for the 27 pupils at her small two-teacher school with US President Donald Trump this ...

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'Decent' people funding drug gangs, says former Assistant Garda Commissioner

Michael O’Sullivan warned that “decent” people who buy cocaine are “increasing the flow of power and funnelling finances to these gangsters.” ...

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Fianna Fáil calls for independent inquiry into Holles Street termination case

Fianna Fáil's Health spokesperson Stephen Donnelly has said that the Minister for Health needs to ensure that an investigation into the case of a woman whose ...

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Cross-border collaboration needed on trauma medicine, says consultant

Dr Duncan Redmill, who is a specialist in trauma care at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital, will speak at a conference on trauma medicine in Dublin today.

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Green party leader defends President Higgins' comments on Trump's climate change policy

Eamon Ryan said the use of the word "pernicious" by President Higgins was appropriate.

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Tánaiste forgoing Trump meeting for trip to NI 'where there is real work to do'

He will be participating in talks with representatives of the five political parties in the North along with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley.

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Former Labour minister to participate in peace camp at Shannon to protest Trump visit

Jan O'Sullivan said that the aim of the protest is to make Mr Trump aware of Irish people’s feelings about his opinions on racism and climate change.

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Doctor calls for Ireland to fight child obesity by leading the way on plain packaging for sweets

The HSE’s clinical lead on obesity, Dr Donal O’Shea has said Ireland should lead the way on fighting childhood obesity by introducing a plan packaging ...

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Judiciary ‘letting the whole country down’ in way it handles compensation cases says Supermac’s founder

Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh claims the judiciary is ‘letting the whole country down’ in the way it handles compensation cases.

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Seán Guerin 'needs to explain himself' over McCabe report, says Shatter

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said he still does not understand why Government-commissioned barrister Seán Guerin went out side his terms of ...

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Brian Kearney 'is 52kilo of absolute evil' says sister of Siobhan as killer is considered for visits to his family

The sister of Siobhan Kearney, who was murdered by her husband Brian, says the idea that he could be allowed out of jail is "immoral".

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Death of Séamus Lawless on Everest 'a freak accident'

Irish climber Séamus Lawless fell because of a freak wind according to his friend and team leader Noel Hanna.

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Taoiseach 'likely' to bring up Ireland's inclusion on watch list when he meets Donald Trump

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe says “it is likely” that the Taoiseach will raise the issue of Ireland being on a watch list drawn up by the United ...

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Paschal Donohoe says he isn't 'a playboy with the public purse'

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has defended his fiscal policies and denied that he was “a playboy with the public purse.”

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Billy Kelleher: Political system has 'vested interest' in low voter turn out

Fianna Fáil TD and aspiring MEP, Billy Kelleher has called for an ongoing Electoral Commission that would continuously monitor the system.

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Latest: Call for multi-agency approach to gang crime in Dublin

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said the latest shooting in Dublin is a matter of "great concern."

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Denis Naughten: Government should 'pause' approval of drilling licences

Former Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten is calling on the Government to “pause” the approval of gas and oil ...

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“I will not be ... bullied by keyboard warriors": Maria Bailey defends position in withdrawn swing case

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has vigorously defended her decision to sue the Dean Hotel for injuries she received after she fell off a swing.

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#Elections2019: Eamon Ryan says there is a 'huge issue' with water quality in Ireland

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan wants legal certainty and agreement to improve the quality of water to be enshrined in the Constitution.

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#Elections2019: Labour 'satisfied' with local election results

The Labour Party is "satisfied" with the results of the local elections so far.

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#Elections2019: Richard Bruton: Government taking green challenge 'very seriously'

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton has said that the Government is taking the 'green' challenge "very seriously".

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#Elections2019: Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin lost 'valuable councillors' in 'disappointing election'

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said the local election results for his party have been "disappointing".

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'She was doing her best for her country': Tánaiste reacts to Theresa May resignation

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that this was a case of yet another Conservative Party leader losing leadership of the party ...

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ISPCA warns it needs more funding to cope with increase in animal cruelty cases

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has warned that the organisation needs more funding to cope with the increase in animal cruelty ...

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'A bleak day for traditional retail' - Union says high rents to blame for shops closing

The deputy general secretary of the Mandate trade union, Gerry Light, says that landlords need to face the reality between disproportionate rents and actual sales.

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LDA chairman calls for support of plebiscites for directly elected mayors

The chairman of the Land Development Agency, John Moran, has called for the public to support plebiscites for directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford. ...

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Taxi driver case prompts concerns over enforceability of bail conditions in sexual offence cases

The chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has expressed concern about the enforceability of bail conditions in sexual offence cases.

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Govt 'does not tell the Garda Commissioner what to do': Shelved plans for insurance fraud unit defended

Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D’Arcy has defended the Minister for ...

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Zappone 'committed to' affordability, quality and safety in child care services

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone says that her primary motivating factor in introducing the free childcare scheme was to rectify “decades” of ...

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Campaigner Vera Twomey 'devastated' by comments of doctors on cannabis

Ireland is “sleepwalking” into the legalisation of cannabis on the back of a campaign of misinformation about the drug, according to doctors who have ...

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Sinn Féin will work with Johnson despite 'ignorant and belligerent' position on Ireland

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald says that her party will work with Boris Johnston if he becomes the new leader of the Conservative party.

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'Collaboration is key' to tackling fraud, NYPD detective says

Dermot Shea, who is in Ireland for the International Fraud Prevention conference in Dublin, said that the landscape of law enforcement is changing and it is a challenge ...

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Council 'above reproach', says TD, as Kerry gardaí investigate electoral register allegations

Kerry TD John Brassil has said that Kerry County Council is “above reproach” with regard to allegations of interference with the county’s supplementary ...

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Former mayor says plans for Kilkenny mosque rejected over traffic management, not religion

A former mayor of Kilkenny has said that opposition to the planned mosque and Islamic centre in the city was not an issue of religion, but one of traffic management. ...

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TD calls for agency to oversee State's building projects and stop 'legacy of incompetence'

The chairperson of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming has made a call for the establishment of a National Capital ...

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