New resource to help parents talk to children about relationships and sexuality

Programme lead Helen Deely said a suite of materials would be available to parents.

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70 babies who died at Bethany Home to be remembered with new memorial stone

A new memorial stone will be unveiled next week which will list the names of 70 babies who died at Bethany Home.

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Varadkar: Not my job to help Theresa May

This week's Brexit deadline to solve the Irish border question will be missed because of British inaction, the Taoiseach has said.

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Latest: Gardaí renew witness appeal after man, 30s, dies in Dublin hit-and-run

Latest: Gardaí are renewing their appeal for witnesses to a fatal hit-and-run collision in Swords in County Dublin this morning.

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'An apology is just an apology': Varadkar pledges to expunge convictions of men for being gay

The Taoiseach says efforts are being made to expunge the convictions of men for being gay, prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

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Fire crews battling major gorse fire 'started by crashed car'

Fire crews from two counties are battling a major gorse fire believed to have started when a car crashed into a ditch.

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'Nothing will ever be the same': Limerick triplet pays tribute to brother following fatal fall

The triplet sister of a Limerick teenager who lost his life in a tragic fall from a hotel balcony in Spain has described his death as an “absolute tragedy”. ...

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Essential heatware advice for farmers amid orange fire warning

Safety messages are also being issued to anyone going near open water.

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Arlene Foster: Attendance at Ulster football final is step toward reconciliation

The former Stormont first minister became the first DUP leader to attend the showpiece event.

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Latest: Tourist missing in Cork found safe and well

Latest: Quadra Abed Abbassi has been found safe and well.

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Woman in her 90s dies in Meath fire

A woman has died following a house fire in County Meath.

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Man dies after Dún Laoghaire drowning incident

It happened around midday when Gardaí and the Coast Guard were called to the West Pier where a man had been spotted in the water by a passer-by.

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Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault in Offaly

Gardaí are investigating an alleged sexual assault in Offaly.

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Half of local councils issued no fines for dog fouling in 2017

Almost half of all local councils did not issue a fine for dog fouling last year.

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Sostrene Grene issues recall of soft toys over 'choking hazard'

Parents are being advised of an urgent recall on a number of soft toys.

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Latest: Teen missing from Coolock found safe and well

16-year-old Nathan Kelly, who was missing from Coolock in Dublin, has been found safe and well.

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Gardaí arrest youth in connection with death of man, 23, in Tallaght

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in a Dublin park have arrested a juvenile.

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Busy 24 hours as fire brigade tackles Bonfire Night in Cork city

Cork's fire brigade was kept busy last night as they received dozens of calls to extinguish bonfires across the city.

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Pet owners urged to protect animals during heatwave

An animal charity is urging pet owners to keep their pets safe during the current heatwave forecast to blanket the country in sizzling temperatures for the next ...

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Fine Gael selection conventions brought forward in case of autumn election

Seven Fine Gael selection conventions are being brought forward from September to July.

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Ireland has longest unbroken peacekeeping service in world

A ceremony takes place at Dublin Castle today to mark 60 years of Irish peacekeeping.

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Fire brigade issue warning about risk of outdoor fires in dry weather

Dublin Fire Brigade is warning people not to light fires outside designated areas during the current dry spell.

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French air strike continues to disrupt European flights

Ryanair has cancelled its Dublin to Nice return service today due to a strike by French air traffic controllers.

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Labour Party criticises plan to sell off depot sites

The Labour Party said today that it is totally unacceptable for Dublin City Council to sell off depot sites to the highest bidder.

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No winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto Jackpot, worth over €2.5m.

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Latest: Murder investigation launched as Gardaí identify man found dead in Dublin park

Latest: Gardaí have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found at Butler Park off the Cheeverstown Road in Tallaght earlier today.

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Medical incident blamed as cyclist found dead in Co Clare ditch

Gardaí are investigating the death of a man who was found lying in a ditch in Co Clare this afternoon.

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Cork Airport's main runway closed after 'hard landing'

The main runway at Cork Airport has been closed after a hard landing invoking a light aircraft.

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Dublin Fire Brigade battles gorse fires

Dublin Fire Brigade has been tackling a number of Gorse fires today.

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US-bound flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

A US-bound passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this afternoon after turning around over the Atlantic.

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Call for ban on sex offenders using dating apps

There are calls to introduce a ban for sex offenders using dating apps.

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Rising temperatures boost ice cream sales

Ice cream makers and sellers are experiencing a surge in sales.

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Road closed following Laois crash

Road closures are in place in Laois following a crash.

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Over 1,250 animals went into care of ISPCA last year

Over 1,250 animals were seized by or surrendered to the ISPCA last year.

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Boy, 16, missing from Kilkenny hospital

Gardaí are seeking the public's help in tracing 16-year-old Damien Cullen

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Gardaí renew appeal for witnesses following death of man in Bray

Gardaí are renewing their appeal for witnesses after the death of a 45-year-old man in Bray, Co Wicklow.

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Cork family told mobile home had to go from housing estate

A family who had been living in a mobile home at the centre of a “tense” stand-off with residents of a housing estate were ordered by a judge to remove it by midnight ...

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Child and Family Agency spends €90k on PR in just over a year

The Child and Family Agency, Tusla, has spent over €90,000 on public relations in just over a year, in addition to the agency’s own internal communications office, ...

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Hundreds of European flights cancelled over French air traffic strike

Hundreds of flights across Europe have been cancelled today because of a strike by French air traffic controllers.

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Event to take place in Dublin for Syrian refugees living in Direct Provision

A family-friendly event for Syrian refugees who live in Direct Provision accommodation is taking place in Dublin today.

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‘Online pressure sexualising pupils’ say school principals

School principals have identified online and peer pressure as causes of the sexualisation of primary school pupils.

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88 cases of women yet to get smear test files

Health Minister Simon Harris has been called to intervene as 88 women and their families affected by the CervicalCheck scandal are yet to receive their medical files ...

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Latest: Yacht in difficulty off West Cork towed back to shore by RNLI lifeboat

Latest: A yacht has been towed back to Courtmacsherry Harbour after it got into trouble off the West Cork coast last night.

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Bus service a jolt of ‘confidence’ for rural people

The first of what it is hoped to be a widespread regular evening public transport bus service to tackle rural isolation in Kerry, which will be able to pick up and ...

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Arrest made in connection with the death of a man in Bray

He has since been released without charge.

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Hillary Clinton says Brexit must not undermine peace process in Northern Ireland

Hillary Clinton has said Brexit should not be allowed to undermine the Northern Ireland peace process.

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People urged to be safe in the sun as temperatures set to soar into high 20s

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland - affecting almost 11,000 Irish people annually.

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Dentist and barrister daughter spared jail over unlawful export of unregulated cancer medicine

A prominent dentist and his daughter, a qualified barrister and former vice chair of the Employment Appeals Tribunal, have been spared jail sentences for unlawfully ...

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Hillary Clinton praises 'grassroots activism' in Ireland's abortion referendum

She described how she followed the recent referendum on the 8th Amendment here with people coming home to vote.

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One of the four men on trial for murder owed €9,000 to victim, court hears

One of the four family members on trial for murder owed €9,000 to the man they are accused of beating to death, the Central Criminal Court heard today.

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