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Supreme Court dismisses appeal against north-south electricity interconnector permission

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal over An Bord Pleanála’s approval for the planned 138-kilometre north-south electricity interconnector.

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Parents plea for lost money that was to be used for son's surgery

Parents of a two-year-old boy who needs urgent dental treatment are asking people to check if they found a sum of cash in Ratoath, Co. Meath.

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Simon Harris: National Children's Hospital overspend not a scandal

The Health Minister Simon Harris has said he will make sure no money is wasted in the delivery of the National Children's Hospital.

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Family whose son had stabbed his brother before killing himself settle case against HSE

The family of a young man who fatally stabbed his nine-year-old brother before taking his own life has today settled a High Court action against the HSE.

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Minister suggests Irish people 'too quick to sue' over accidents because of high awards

The Minister with responsibility for insurance, Michael D'Arcy, has suggested Irish people are too quick to sue over accidents.

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Court of Appeal 'compelled' to quash verdict which found 'insane' driver guilty of manslaughter

The Court of Appeal has been “compelled” to quash a jury verdict which found a driver guilty of manslaughter, despite agreement amongst experts that ...

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Search on for Private Ryan’s relatives after chance find

Tom Hanks would be proud. A charity shop is saving Private Ryan’s medals for his relatives after a chance discovery made in an old jacket handed into it.

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More than 500 patients awaiting hospital beds

The number of patients waiting for hospital beds around the country has risen above 500.

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Call for scrambler bikes to be seized for being used in public parks

There are calls to clamp down on the use of scrambler bikes in public parks in Finglas.

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Tánaiste: No medicines on risk list but Govt signing off 'mega-bill' in case of no-deal Brexit

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said there are no medicines at risk of not being supplied after March 29 in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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UCD team among 200 astronomers to publish new map of the sky after finding thousands more galaxies

An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries, including researchers from University College Dublin (UCD), has published the first phase of ...

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Number of families entering emergency accommodation drops after change of housing policy

The number of families entering emergency accommodation in Dublin dropped last year.

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Govt to finalise contingencies for no-deal Brexit

The Government is due to finalise its contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit today.

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Oireachtas committee to question head of ODCE on collapse of Sean FitzPatrick trial

The head of the State's corporate law watchdog is expected to discuss his department's investigation into Sean Fitzpatrick at an Oireachtas committee today.

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Doctors publish guide for migraine sufferers

A new guide for the diagnosis and management of migraines is set to be published today.

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Litter of pups and their mum among 'alarming' number of dogs left abandoned at Dogs Trust after Christmas

An average of 10 calls a day were made to the organisation's centre in Finglas between St Stephen's Day and the end of January.

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Report finds almost a quarter of Irish people at risk of poverty

Up to 24% of the Irish population is at risk of poverty, according to a new economic report by TASC.

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Man due in Kerry court charged with manslaughter

A 20-year-old man charged with the manslaughter of another man in Kerry is due back in court this morning.

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Files show children's hospital cost overrun would have happened with other bidders

New documents show questions about whether the State could afford the new National Children's Hospital were raised by one of the boards responsible for building ...

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Secret plan to manage hospital fallout made last August

Efforts to clampdown on and control negative publicity around the spiralling costs of the National Children’s Hospital began last August, when the scale of ...

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Report: 35k new homes needed annually in next decade

An estimated 35,000 homes need to be built every year for the next decade to bridge the gap between supply and demand, according to a report on the Irish property ...

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Welfare benefits allow bosses to maintain low rates of pay for employees

Employers are getting away with maintaining low pay and insecure jobs because welfare payments buffer workers from the worst effects, a report claims.

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Reservoir go-ahead for drought-prone village

There is light at the end of the tunnel for a drought-stricken village and for a community where women have had their hair turned green by the water supply.

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1,200 calls on illegal dumping and burning

The National Environmental Complaints Line dealt with more than 1,200 calls about illegal dumping and burning last year.

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New tool identifies all DNA of food

Joe Leogue The food safety watchdog has developed a process that allows it to identify the entire DNA content of a food. It says the tool will help it tackle food ...

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Frogs spring into action earlier than usual

It’s that time of the year — the common frog might become a more common sight on our roads, with the increased risk that many will get squashed under ...

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11,000 waiting for driving tests in Cork and Kerry as just 13 testers for four centres

A severe shortage of driving testers is leading to long delays for applicants in the Cork and Kerry area.

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Harris told of fear over abortion 'barriers' in rural areas

A “sparse” rural abortion service is forcing pregnant women to travel long distances for a termination, pro-choice groups claim.

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Call for better access to abortions for women in direct provision

The Irish Refugee Council has called on Health Minister Simon Harris to put in place special measures for women in direct provision who wish to seek abortion services. ...

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€1m ‘new look’ facelift for RTÉ sports studio

TÉ is to spend almost €1m on a hi-tech video wall to enhance its sports programming, along with studio lighting upgrades for shows including The Sunday ...

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Tralee honours parents of late teen Donal Walsh for positive achievements

Kerry County Council has honoured the work of Fionnbar and Elma Walsh and the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation with a civic reception.

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Church sacristan, 92, died after traffic crossing fall

A taxi driver is on trial on a charge of careless driving, causing the death of a 92-year-old church sacristan at Ballintemple, Cork, early last year.

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Two Cork eateries honoured at inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris

Two restaurants in Cork and a restaurant in London have triumphed on the global food stage at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards.

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Gardaí seek public's help in locating missing Waterford woman

Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 54-year-old Mary Ryan, who was last seen at Clonard Park, Waterford on December ...

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Political opponents quick to condemn McDonald over police chief remarks

The party president said she did not have confidence in any of the current senior PSNI command team to succeed Mr Hamilton.

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Health committee chief to back no confidence vote in Simon Harris

Dr Michael Harty said that a delay in providing a 60-bed unit at University Hospital Limerick sparked his decision.

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McDonald calls for ‘compassionate’ approach to the past

The Sinn Féin leader said the party should acknowledge all suffering during the Northern Ireland conflict and provide a space to remember.

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Harris describes practices by US anti-abortion group as 'chilling' and 'manipulative'

American anti-abortion activists are making major plans to try and talk women in Ireland out of having an abortion.

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Robinson says sustainable goals should be part of education curriculum

The former Irish president described the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as “very relevant to our world”

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Minister sings verse from musical film Bedknobs And Broomsticks to sum up Stormont talks

A Northern Ireland Minister regaled peers with a verse from the musical film Bedknobs And Broomsticks to describe recent roundtable talks on Stormont’s powersharing ...

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Sinn Féin leader voices concern over appointment of next PSNI chief constable

Mrs McDonald said the PSNI had ‘zero credibility’ in its handling of cases linked to the legacy of the Troubles.

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Community employment supervisors rally for pension access

Community employment supervisors have protested outside the Department of Finance over a 10-year dispute over pensions.

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Insect expert tells trial tank containing Bobby Ryan's body was opened weeks before accused says he found it

The tank containing Bobby Ryan's remains was opened weeks before the man accused of his murder said he discovered the DJ's decomposing body, an insect expert has ...

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Waterford diocese unable to pay priests' Christmas wages due to major decrease in donations

The Catholic diocese of Waterford and Lismore has said it did not have enough money to pay its priests' wages at Christmas due to a major falloff in the amount of ...

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Former boxing champ who tried to blame innocent victim for crash gets extra 15 months jail time

A former boxing champion who tried “pinning responsibility” for a crash he caused on a woman left with “catastrophic” injuries, has been ...

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Tánaiste: Brexit problem must be solved in London, not Dublin

The Government would be “very foolish” if it allows the onus for a solution to Brexit to switch from London to Dublin, Tánaiste Simon Coveney ...

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29,000 letters of objection disappear from local authority's online planning portal

29,000 third-party objections have ‘disappeared’ from the online planning portal at the largest planning authority in the country.

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High Court president strikes off solicitor who admitted dishonesty and misconduct

A Co Donegal solicitor who admitted dishonesty and professional misconduct has been struck off the roll of solicitors by the president of the High Court.

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Several sections of Ring of Kerry to see speed limits fall

Revised speed limit bye-laws for Kerry have been agreed for the first time in more than a decade.

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'We cannot face into another summer with this dump here': Cork residents prepared to take dump fight to Europe

Residents living near a huge illegal dump on the north side of Cork city say they will take their fight to Europe to ensure that it is cleaned up permanently.

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