Report: Those living in deprived areas more likely to drink and smoke

Where we live can have a significant bearing on our health, with those in deprived areas more likely to engage in risky behaviours such as binge drinking and smoking, ...

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Cork eyes Kildare Village-style outlet

A new retail study is under way which could identify potential locations in Cork for a Kildare Village-style luxury brand retail outlet.

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Peter Casey hits out at ‘out of touch’ Varadkar

Presidential candidate Peter Casey has hit out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for being “out of touch” with “ordinary people” and said he has ...

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Taoiseach defends Michael D’s use of jet, says cost is 'very small'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended President Michael D Higgins’ decision to use the Government’s Learjet to fly to Belfast, saying the near €6,000 ...

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Fine Gael wants Micheál Martin to cost any changes to agreement

Fine Gael has insisted any changes to the confidence and supply deal with and Fianna Fáil must be fully costed. The call comes just hours before the high-profile ...

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Driver fled from gardaí as he had drugs

A 12-month driving ban was imposed yesterday on a driver who sped from gardaí after panicking because he had small amounts of cannabis and cocaine in his ...

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Family tell of mum’s death and warn that ‘sepsis does not discriminate’

A grieving daughter whose mother died just hours after insisting on doing her hair before getting into an ambulance is now campaigning on the dangers of sepsis.

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Cork city traffic gridlocked after tunnel closure

Traffic in Cork city is gridlocked tonight following the closure of the Jack Lynch tunnel and the partial closure of a key eastern artery.

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Candidates attack President Higgins over 'extravagant' expenses in debate

President Michael D Higgins was repeatedly attacked for his “extravagant” lifestyle and Learjet trips amid claims that he “could not lie straight ...

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Road Safety Authority: The last thing we'd want is to decrease people's mobility

The Road Safety Authority says the last thing they want is to discourage people with a medical condition from driving.

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Government accused of delaying move to ban single-use plastics

The Government has been accused of delaying moves to ban single-use plastic products.

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Finance Minister defends size of allocation to 'Rainy Day Fund'

The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has been criticised for not allocating enough money to the 'Rainy Day Fund'.

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DUP criticise Sinn Fein over refusal to commemorate Northern Ireland centenary

His comments came after Ms McDonald said the party would not be taking part in any official events to mark the 100th anniversary.

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Tory MPs urge Theresa May to drop plans to investigate Northern Ireland military veterans

There has been outrage over potential legal action against soldiers for events linked to the Troubles.

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'A day filled with emotion': Full forensic excavation for mass grave at Tuam home for unmarried mothers

A forensic examination will aim to identify the remains of all children buried at the site.

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Stormont ministers fought like alley cats over green energy scheme, inquiry told

Sinn Fein finance minister Mairtin O Muilleoir and DUP economy minister Simon Hamilton were at loggerheads, the inquiry heard.

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Bus driver goes on trial charged with dangerous driving causing death of cyclist

A driver for Dublin Bus has gone on trial charged with careless driving causing the death of a cyclist on a winter's night in 2014.

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Fine Gael: Fianna Fáil must cost proposals for confidence and supply arrangement

Fine Gael wants Fianna Fáil to cost any proposals the party brings forward when renewing the confidence and supply arrangement.

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Man engaged in 'catfishing' to lure teenage boys into sharing explicit images online

A young Dublin man who engaged in “catfishing” to lure teenage boys into sharing explicit images of themselves online will be sentenced early next year. ...

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Health Minister open to meeting nurses to avert industrial action

The Minister for Health says he's open to meeting with INMO officials in a bid to prevent nurses taking industrial action over recruitment and retention issues.

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'Sick predator' taxi driver jailed for sexual abuse of teen girl over 20 years ago

‘Sick predator’ Tom Daly has today been sentenced to four years in jail for the sexual abuse of a teenage girl over a four year period.

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Thousands of extra cataracts operations due in the North

New regional centres for day surgery will reduce the risk of last-minute cancellations due to bed or staff shortages, the British Medical Association said.

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Cork man charged with possession of child pornography

A man in his fifties has appeared at Cork Circuit Criminal Court charged with possession of child pornography at his home in Douglas on the southside of Cork city.

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Bill to extend abortion to the North unlikely to pass, Downing Street indicates

Labour MP Diana Johnson won support for her Abortion Bill by a majority of 85 MPs, including Conservative ministers.

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High Court president wants HSE to address impact of Brexit on UK-placed wards of court

The president of the High Court has said the director general of the Heath Services Executive must inform him as a matter of urgency how it plans to deal with the ...

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Two more Dublin schools close with immediate effect over structural issues

Two Dublin schools have shut with immediate effect after problems were discovered during structural checks being carried out at 30 schools built by Western Building ...

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High Court refuses nursing home permission to discharge elderly woman over arrears

The president of the High Court has refused to permit a private nursing home to discharge an elderly woman from its premises because of arrears in meeting its costs ...

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Call for proper traffic management before potential opening of two Cork schools

Proper traffic management must be introduced before the potential opening of two new schools in the Cork suburb of Douglas, a local area representative says

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Three men seeking to stop drink driving charges over handcuffing by gardaí lose appeals

Three men who sought to stop their separate trials on drink driving charges because of the circumstances in which they were handcuffed by gardaí have lost ...

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Baby died following MRSA outbreak at Belfast hospital

The bacteria was not a direct cause of the infant’s death, but it is being connected.

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Police appeal for witnesses of Belfast assault

The attack continued until members of the public intervened.

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State redress scheme ‘re-traumatising Magdalene Laundries survivors’

An independent state body, Caranua, was set up in 2012 to distribute religious funding to survivors of institutional abuse.

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We can teach you about tolerance, say border dwellers

International artist Suzanne Lacy and 300 collaborators have created a ‘yellow manifesto’.

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Man found guilty of murder following a drunken row over a cigarette

Anthony Walsh has been found guilty of the murder of Dermot Byrne by a unanimous jury verdict.

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Church service remembers victims of Shankill bomb 25 years on

Nine people, including two young girls, were killed when an IRA bomb detonated inside a busy fish shop in October 1993.

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Dáil passes Abortion Bill by 102 votes to 12

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín voted against it and now faces suspension from his party.

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Verbal abuse victim blames Peter Casey for 'emboldening' racists

A woman from the Traveller community who was verbally abused at a Dublin university has blamed presidential candidate Peter Casey for emboldening those with racist ...

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Women left bloodied and battered should have right to abortion in the North, says MP

Diana Johnson wants to bring in a modernised Act of Parliament in England and Wales in the hope Northern Ireland will follow suit.

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Jet makes emergency landing in Shannon after passenger falls ill

A transatlantic jet has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this afternoon after a passenger fell ill.

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Watchdog ‘frustrated’ over lack of progress in tackling paramilitaries

The lack of a devolved government at Stormont has had an impact on efforts to combat the terror gangs, the IRC said.

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€1m to purchase home for Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s children to be lodged in High Court, judge directs

Over €1m is to be lodged in the High Court to purchase a home for Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s children, a judge directed today.

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Former DUP minister admits he was involved in RHI leak to top civil servant

Ex-economy minister Simon Hamilton admitted it was ‘not his proudest moment’.

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Gardaí confirm remains found 17 years ago belong to missing Aengus 'Gussie' Shanahan

The father of missing Limerick man Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan has described “being struck by a thunderbolt” after receiving confirmation from ...

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Supreme Court to decide if Catherine Nevin's murder conviction can be used to disinherit her estate

The Supreme Court must decide whether Catherine Nevin’s conviction for the murder of her husband can be relied on by his family in their bid to ensure her ...

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More work needed to disrupt paramilitarism in Northern Ireland – watchdog

Criminality linked to terror groups should be prioritised by the PSNI, the Independent Reporting Commission said.

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Former minister regrets not doing more to help limit RHI damage

Simon Hamilton conceded an October 2016 report drafted by officials was “flawed” and “shoddy”.

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President Higgins shares concerns over hard border violence risk

Michael D Higgins said he agreed with the Taoiseach that a hard border is ‘a risk we cannot take’.

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Education Committee to consider consent classes for secondary schools

The Education Committee is to examine how sexual consent classes are being taught in colleges across the country.

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Structural issues in schools will be repaired as soon as possible, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach says the Government will move to repair any structural issues in schools as quickly as possible.

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90,000 illegal prescription medicines seized

90,000 units of illegal prescription medicines have been seized in Ireland.

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