Belfast murder probe police arrest man under Terrorism Act

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in front of his partner and an 11-year-old child have made an arrest under the Terrorism Act.

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Varadkar: Draft UK-EU withdrawal deal may not include soft border agreement

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said December's soft Irish border agreement will remain "legally binding" even if it is not included in the draft UK-EU withdrawal deal ...

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Allegations of sexism and bullying to be investigated by Fine Gael party bosses

Update 9.10pm: Fine Gael senator Catherine Noone’s allegations of sexism and bullying against a colleague are to be investigated by party bosses, writes Daniel ...

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Children's charity welcome cross party support for Digital Safety Commissioner role

The ISPCC has this evening welcomed a Dáil debate on the Digital Safety Commissioner Bill 2017 and indications in the Dail tonight that there is cross-party ...

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Garda records of violent partners 'incomplete or inaccurate', says Policing Authority

Potentially life-saving information about violent partners on Garda computer systems is incomplete and inaccurate, the Policing Authority has warned.

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Burglaries could be reaching 'epidemic levels' according to some Gardaí

President of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has spoken of concern regarding funding for Operation Thor which targets criminal gangs.

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Jury in RTE / Nicky Kehoe action asked to consider rights to freedom of expression and to a good name

A jury in a High Court defamation action by Sinn Féin political manager Nicky Kehoe against RTE will resume deliberations in the case tomorrow.

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Barry Cowen: Controversy over PTSB mortgage sales will not bring down government

Fianna Fáil's Housing spokesperson, Barry Cowen, does not believe the controversy over the sale of some Permanent TSB mortgages could collapse the government. ...

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Supreme Court begin deliberations on rights of unborn appeal case

The Supreme Court has begun its deliberations on the rights of the unborn.

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Man goes on trial accused of attacks on three women over a five year period

A Dublin man has gone on trial accused of carrying out three attacks on women over a five year period.

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Men arrested in Armagh under Terrorism Act

Two men have been arrested in County Armagh in relation to serious crime under the Terrorism Act.

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Inquest hears how family donated organs of plumber who died following fall from roof

A self-employed plumber who fell from the roof of a two-storey house died from his injuries, an inquest heard.

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Man jailed for raping his wife continues to show no remorse, court hears

A man jailed for raping and threatening to kill his wife as their marriage was breaking down continues to show no remorse for raping her, the Court of Appeal has ...

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Graham Dwyer action hears position of European Court of Justice on telecommunications data

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has found that domestic laws of EU member states allowing the indiscriminate retention of telecommunications data are "not permissible" ...

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18 new superbug cases confirmed as public health emergency enters fifth month

A total of 18 new patients with CPE were detected in the two-week period from February 5-18.

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Trapeze artist, 53, sues circus after accident prior to big top grand finale

A circus performer who was injured when she was struck on the back by a piece of equipment as she waited for the big top grand finale yesterday sued in the High ...

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Jail for woman who tricked her way into home of 84-year-old dementia sufferer

A woman who tricked her way into the home of a 84-year-old dementia sufferer has been given a three year sentence for burglary.

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Denis Naughten to introduce reduced levy fee for independent radio stations

The Communications Minister has confirmed he will be signing off on legislation to reduce a levy fee by 50% for Independent Radio Stations next week.

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Brother of Tunisia terror attack victim calls on world leaders to take action

The brother of an Athlone woman killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia has called on world leaders to make more efforts to tackle gun crime.

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‘An absolute embarrassment’: Students slam Trinity's move to axe 'freshman' title

“I fear that this may make the College look ridiculous. Are we to have a ‘Fresh Week' in 2018/19?”

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New direct-provision centre in Clare after 30% rise in asylum-seeker applications

A 30% surge in asylum seeker applications here last year has resulted in the State moving to open “as a matter of urgency” a new direct provision centre ...

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Shannon pipeline 'will secure future supply', says water firm

A pipeline drawing water from the Shannon is the only solution to the threat of drought and taps running dry in the east of Ireland, the head of Irish Water has ...

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Man accused of carrying out three attacks on women over five-year period

A Dublin man has gone on trial accused of carrying out three attacks on women over a five-year period.

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Mother in court plea for help as out of control son, 17, leaves family at 'breaking point'

A mother has told a court that she loves her teenage son but can’t take him back into the family home as he has left the family “at breaking point”. ...

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Mum who had diabetes since age 2 died from brain injury due to low blood sugar

A diabetic mother of two died of a brain injury after her blood sugars dropped to fatal levels.

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IFA reaches settlement with former general secretary Pat Smith over €2m package

Two High Court actions brought by former Irish Farmers Association (IFA) general secretary Pat Smith against the Association have been resolved.

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St Vincent's apologises to widow of man who died day after surgery

St Vincent’s University Hospital, has apologised in court to the widow and family of a patient who died in the hospital for any shortcomings in his care as ...

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Off-shoot organisation of Scientology confirms plans for drug rehab centre in Meath

Narconon has confirmed its plans for a controversial drug rehabilitation centre in Meath and has contacted a number of local politicians to seek a meeting to address ...

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Gardaí called after 'passenger trouble' on DART

Gardaí have been called to a fight on a train in Dublin.

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Revenue seize contraband cigarettes worth €11k in Dublin

Revenue officers have seize contraband cigarettes in a house in Dublin.

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Rugby rape trial adjourned for a day after juror falls ill

No evidence is being heard in Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding’s rape trial today because a juror is unwell.

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'It is not remotely tenable to say Claire Byrne acted irresponsibly,' counsel for RTÉ tells High Court

Sinn Féin political manager, Nicky Kehoe, was a senior member of the IRA and he cannot sue for that because it is true, counsel for RTÉ told a High Court jury today. ...

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Gardaí make arrest after sniffer dogs find drugs and ammunition in Wexford field

Gardaí have found cannabis and ammunition buried in a field in Co Wexford.

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Former Northern Secretary Peter Hain fears peace process 'unravelling'

The widow of DUP founder Ian Paisley has blamed the party for the powersharing impasse at Stormont.

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Some stroke survivors not receiving therapy, research shows

Some stroke survivors have not received any speech and language therapy in Northern Ireland, a professional body warned.

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'They may be voiceless but they are not faceless' - calls for independent audit on management of wards of court

There are calls for an independent audit of the way the Courts Service manages wards of court.

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Regency Hotel murder trial adjourned to facilitate probe into death of lead investigator

The Regency Hotel murder trial has been adjourned for a month to allow for an investigation into the death of the senior investigating garda in the case.

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Bill Kenneally loses appeal against sentence for indecently assaulting 10 boys

A former basketball coach who groomed and abused young boys in Waterford has lost an appeal against his prison sentence.

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Survey finds some secondary school students in the North have reading age of 13

Some pupils sitting GCSEs, roughly equivalent to the Junior Cert, in Northern Ireland have the reading age of a 13-year-old, a survey says.

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John McGuinness: Vulture funds' attitude 'aggressive' and 'unhelpful to those that have loans'

A Fianna Fáil TD has said his party should do whatever it takes to prevent Permanent TSB selling mortgages to vulture funds.

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This is what the plain packaging for cigarettes will look like in Ireland

The Department of Health has released a photo of what the plain packaging will look like on cigarette boxes.

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UCD introducing gender neutral toilets and transgender changing facilities

UCD is designating 170 toilets across its campus as gender neutral.

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Citizens' Assembly suspends recruiter for choosing people they know for panel

A Citizens' Assembly recruiter has been suspended after choosing people they knew to sit on the panel.

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Here is how much Irish people listen to the radio

Radio Days, the country's biggest radio conference, is taking place over the next two days.

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Michael O'Leary expects Ryanair pilots to go on strike over Easter

Ryanair has warned that staff may go on strike over Easter.

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Annual Amnesty International report highlights major issues for Ireland

Ireland's strict abortion laws have come under scrutiny in Amnesty International's annual report.

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Hard won gains of NI peace process 'cannot be undermined by Brexit', says Tánaiste

Brexit cannot undermine the hard won gains of the Northern Ireland peace process, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said.

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Study suggests tax breaks are damaging the environment

Tax breaks could be damaging the environment, according to new research.

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