Tighter security for airport police and customs staff following review

New security checks are coming into force for airport police and customs staff at Irish airports.

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Storm Hannah warning extended to two more counties

Strong winds and some power outages are expected as Storm Hannah hits the country later.

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‘Cynics’ dictate delivery of health service

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, and not the Department of Health, is dictating the delivery of healthcare in Ireland, according to the outgoing ...

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New talks aim to break North impasse

Talks to break the political impasse in the North are set to reconvene in the next fortnight amid mounting public pressure.

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NUIG conference to focus on human rights and policing

Human rights, community policing and national security will be discussed at a major policing conference in Galway today.

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IMO AGM to discuss 30% pay cut for consultants since 2012

A pay discrepancy among doctors is up for discussion at today's Irish Medical Organisation AGM.

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Quinn was ‘best president that Ireland never had’

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Feargal Quinn as a gifted entrepreneur and lifelong supporter of small businesses following his death.

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Phelan: No capacity to resolve screening delays

Campaigner Vicky Phelan has hit out at lengthy delays in the cervical screening process as “unacceptable”.

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Coup for West Cork film festival as its nets Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan

Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan is West Cork-bound in a few weeks’ time for one of the country’s most unique film festivals.

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Sinn Féin: We need mandatory review of the Long-Term Illness Scheme

Calls for a mandatory review of the Long-Term Illness Scheme have been made to ensure that patients get the support and care they require.

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Teachers struggle to make ends meet, survey says

More than two-thirds of teachers struggle to make ends meet.

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Truancy cases awaiting referral

The number of school absenteeism cases awaiting allocation to an educational welfare officer rose 52% in the year to last December.

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Solidarity candidates to be ‘disturbers of the political peace’

Solidarity-People Before Profit has put forward four European election candidates to become “disturbers of the political peace”.

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No rise in garda numbers at most Cork stations

Fewer than three in 10 garda stations in Cork have experienced an increase in staffing levels in the past four years, during a period when almost 2,600 new gardaí ...

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Feargal Quinn: Respectful, genial, unique

Ireland has just lost one of its more unique public figures with the passing of Feargal Quinn at the age of 82.

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Northern Ireland powersharing talks expected to take step forward

An announcement is expected in Belfast from Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

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Storm Hannah 'could well pack a punch' with 'power outages likely'

Storm Hannah is expected to bring with it gusts of up to 130km/h when it hits on Friday.

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Man in court over €35,000 heroin seizure

Gardaí arrested a man and charged him in relation to the alleged seizure of €35,000 worth of heroin at an apartment in Cork City.

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Gardaí in Drogheda appeal for witnesses after man shot in leg and shoulder

The 36-year-old was shot in "a number of times" in the leg and shoulder in the Hardmans Gardens area of Drogheda.

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Jail for scamming householder

A three-month jail term was imposed on a young Kerry man for his part in conning a middle-aged householder in Cork to pay €50 to clean gutters but then securing ...

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Watchdog raps Aer Lingus for misinformation on pets

Aer Lingus has been rapped by the advertising watchdog over an advertised price for bringing pets on a flight.

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49-year-old man charged with attempted hi-jacking in the North

A 49-year-old man has been charged with attempted hi-jacking in the North.

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Fine for 'animal lover' who harrassed man he thought was cruel to a horse

An ‘animal lover’ today escaped criminal sanction after admitting harassing a man he suspected of cruelty to a horse.

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Extra €1.5m funding will go to frontline services tackling sexual violence

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone announced the spending plan.

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RSA revise medical fitness to drive guidelines for mini-stroke sufferers

Sufferers of a mini-stroke will be off the road for just one week.

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Man arrested and €40,000 worth of drugs seized after controlled delivery

A man has been arrested and an estimated €40,000 worth of drugs seized in Co Meath.

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'A cry for help': Residents protest at Mosney direct provision centre

Around 30 residents in a direct provision centre in Mosney held a protest today over their treatment at the facility.

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Eircode use urged to help battle rural crime

Farmers, homeowners and businesses are being urged to use Eircodes to combat rural crime.

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Trade union calls for public servant status for SCP

Trade union Fórsa says staff employed by Ireland's School Completion Programme should be given the same employment status as other public servants.

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15-year-old girl being pimped by girlfriend for money and drugs, High Court hears

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency has secured High Court orders allowing it to place a teenager being pimped to men by her girlfriend for money and drugs at a secure ...

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Department of Justice offers redress to women involved in dispute

"At least this gives the girls involved a chance to get on with their lives and maybe get some peace. This will never leave us, having to engage solicitors, gather ...

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Bomb blast victim appeals for Brexiteers to take Irish border concerns seriously

The victim spoke out after a resurgence of violence linked to the new IRA over Easter.

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Love triangle trial: Deliberations to resume on Friday

The jury in the trial of a 50-year-old farmer charged with murdering his alleged love rival, and hiding his body in an underground tank, will resume their deliberations ...

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Additional charges for men charged with obtaining cheques by deception

The two men already facing a charge of obtaining two cheques worth a total of €6,500 by deception have now been charged with additional offences.

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'Get on with your life': Clare farmer avoids jail after removing sheep from brother's land, but must remove dead calf

A north Clare farmer today escaped jail after a judge heard that he had complied with a 24-hour ultimatum that all sheep be removed from the farmer’s brother’s ...

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Facebook password security lapse probed by privacy regulator

Hundreds of millions of user passwords were inadvertently stored in a readable text format earlier this year.

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'He is smiling. He is laughing': Cork toddler injured in hit-and-run 'doing well'

A toddler who was diagnosed with a brain injury after he was knocked down in a hit and run last month is sitting up, smiling and laughing but cannot yet speak or ...

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Elderly warned to be vigilant answering their door following aggravated burglaries

Elderly people are being warned not to answer their door to someone they do not recognise.

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Measles cases continue to rise in Ireland

48 measles cases were reported in Ireland in the first 15 weeks of this year.

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IMO call for end to two tier pay system

The two-tier pay system which sees hospital consultants hired since October 2012 paid 30% less than longer-serving colleagues will be a major focus of attention ...

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Euro elections chance to oppose Brexit, says Sinn Fein

Outgoing MEP Martina Anderson was accompanied by her party’s vice president Michelle O’Neill as she submitted her nomination papers.

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Gardaí: Mouthwash can trigger positive roadside breath test

Gardaí have said it is possible for mouthwash to trigger a positive roadside breath test.

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'The best president Ireland never had': Tributes paid after Superquinn founder Feargal Quinn dies

Mr Quinn served as a Senator from 1993 to 2016.

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Terminally-ill Take That fan to have her dream come true after online appeal

"It’ll be the last time she gets to see them but hopefully it’ll be the most memorable."

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Sinn Féin publishes bill to reform Long Term Illness scheme

The bill would make the it mandatory that the scheme is reviewed within a year of the legislation

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Tipperary town in shock as safe robbed from Fethard Ladbrokes

Locals in a rural County Tipperary town have expressed their shock after a Ladbrokes bookmakers was broken into overnight.

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Community in fear after shots fired at Tallaght house, says cllr

A number of shots have been fired at a house in South Dublin overnight.

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McDonald: Stormont issues could be 'sorted in one hour' if there was political will

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said that if there was the political will the issues that led to the fall of the Stormont Assembly could be “sorted ...

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Strong winds and low temperatures expected this weekend as Storm Hannah hits

Strong winds are expected to hit Ireland over the weekend, with Met Eireann choosing to name the weather system Storm Hannah.

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Three candidates set to nominate themselves for NI seats in Europe

Outgoing Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and TUV leader Jim Allister will hand in their nominations in Belfast.

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