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Tears of joy at Shannon Airport as host families collect Chernobyl children

There were emotional scenes at Shannon Airport today when 135 children arrived from Chernobyl affected areas.

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Large crowd at Waterford Hospital protest vigil call for 24 hour cath scan cover

A large crowd have gathered outside University Hospital Waterford this evening following the death of local man Tom Power last weekend while being transferred to ...

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Essential water shut down next Tuesday night in Cork will impact 35,000 people

The water supply for up to 35,000 people in Cork city will be shut down from 11pm on Tuesday, June 27, until approximately 7am on Wednesday, June 28, it has emergedtonight. ...

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Shannon Airport 'a soft touch for terrorists', claims former employee

Shannon Airport is a soft touch for terrorists, according to claims by a Limerick councillor who used to work at the airport x-raying passengers luggage.

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FF play down election speculation but warn ’patience being used up’

Fianna Fáil have tonight played down growing speculation of an early election but warned that trust has been damaged in the wake of the Máire Whelan ...

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Rock star turned Doctor: Bob Geldof awarded honorary doctorate at Trinity

Activist and rock star Bob Gelof was awarded an honorary doctorate at Trinity College earlier today.

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Belfast high rise may have same cladding as Grenfell Tower

A high rise building block in Belfast may have the same outside combustible cladding as London's Grenfell Tower.

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Taoiseach defends AIB share sale and dismisses ’family silver’ sale suggestions

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has tonight welcomed and strongly defended the sale of an almost 29% stake in AIB.

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Man to face trial over burglary in which pregnant woman was allegedly threatened with butcher's knife

A man is to face trial charged with aggravated burglary at a house, where three occupants including a pregnant woman were allegedly threatened with a butcher's knife ...

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High Court hands down directions for Thalidomide case

Directions have been handed down by the High Court on how cases in which a number of people are suing for compensation over the Thalidomide drug should be progressed. ...

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Supreme Court to hear appeal which has implications for statutory bodies entering private lands

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal with potentially important implications for how the ESB and other statutory bodies carry out their functions.

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Judge hits out at Joe Duffy and other ’panjandrums of the media’

A district court judge yesterday accused one of the country’s most popular broadcasters, RTE’s Joe Duffy “and all the great panjandrums of the ...

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Judge hits out at Joe Duffy and other ’panjandrums of the media’

A district court judge yesterday accused one of the country’s most popular broadcasters, RTE’s Joe Duffy “and all the great panjandrums of the ...

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High Court confirms sanctions against anaesthetist after man suffered brain injury during surgery

A High Court judge has confirmed sanctions recommended by the Medical Council for an anaesthetist over “serious failures” in her care of a man who suffered a catastrophic ...

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Scientists reconstruct face of Tudor Dubliner whose skeleton was found on College Green

The face of a male skeleton found outside Trinity College during Luas Cross City works in 2014, has been digitally reconstructed.

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High Court judge orders Dublin city centre property be vacated over fire safety issues

A High Court judge has ordered a Dublin city centre property described as a potential fire safety risk be vacated by all its residents by July 9.

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Jury to begin deliberations in Jobstown trial

The jury in the trial of six men accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste Joan Burton during a water charges protest is due to begin deliberations on Monday. ...

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Ivor Bell trial decision delayed in Jean McConville murder case

A decision on whether the trial against a veteran republican charged in connection with the murder of Jean McConville will proceed has been delayed to the autumn.

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Supreme Court to hear case with significant implications for non-EEA students in Ireland

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals by the Minister for Justice with significant implications for many non-European Economic Area people who stayed after ...

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Cork soldier dies after being found unresponsive; Limerick student found dead at campus accommodation

Update: Gardaí have ruled out foul play in the deaths of a soldier and a student, who passed away suddenly in separate incidents in Limerick.

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€1.94m in funding announced for regional airports

A total of €1.94m in funding for Ireland's regional airports has been announced today.

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Final speeches heard in Jobstown trial today

The final closing speech has been heard in the Jobstown trial today.

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Witness 'saw woman put machine gun in gym bag', murder trial hears

A man has told a Dublin murder trial that he saw a woman put a small machine gun in a gym bag as she ran from the scene.

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Relatives reveal pain after former loyalist commander admits five murders

Latest: Relatives of victims of a former loyalist paramilitary commander turned supergrasswatched on this morning as Gary Haggartypleaded guilty to 200 terrorist ...

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Local authorities 'lack resources for fire safety checks on Irish apartment blocks'

A nationwide building safety audit may not be possible, according to industry experts.

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High-tech toys 'can listen in to your child's conversations'

Parents are being urged to be extra vigilant around children's high tech toys.

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County council issues legal warnings over ghost estates

Cork County Council has issued legal warnings to owners/developers and financial institutions involved in three ghost estates, stating they have 14 days to come ...

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Gardaí search for missing Cork teenager Aoife Thornhill

Gardaí have asked for the public’s help in finding missing girl Aoife Thornhill.

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Residents fear for homes over Japanese knotweed infestation

Residents living in the shadow of a huge Japanese knotweed infestation are considering legal action if the council does not take immediate steps to tackle the problem. ...

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Homeopath's ad hinted she could treat symptoms of autism

A homeopath has been told by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) not to run a Facebook advert in its current form again as it gave the impression ...

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Surge in number of gardaí whistleblower complaints

The Garda Ombudsman has received a surge in garda whistleblower complaints this year, with 13 disclosures to date in 2017 compared to 11 over the previous three ...

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Residents evacuated after early-morning suspect device alert in Dublin

Residents of Shangan Green in Ballymun, Dublin were evacuated from their homes early this morning following reports of a suspect device.

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New campaign urges public-sector workers to reject Lansdowne Road II pay deal

A new campaign is being launched today to encourage public sector workers to vote against ‘Lansdowne Road II’.

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Gardaí and retailers team up to combat sharp rise in credit card fraud

More than three-quarters of credit card fraud that occurred in the first half of last year happened when a card was not present, gardaí have revealed.

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Taxi passenger who died in Dublin crash 'was travelling home from work'

Update 12.47pm: It is understood a taxi passenger who died in a crash in Dublin's north inner city early this morning was on his way home from work.

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New morning-after pill regulations for medical card holders approved by Minister

Medical card holders will be able to get the morning-after pill for free without a prescription from next month.

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Bob Geldof to receive honorary doctorate at Trinity today

Irish singer and activist Bob Geldof will be awarded an honorary doctorate at Trinity College Dublin today.

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Connolly's Red Mills to create 20 jobs in Kilkenny

Twenty new jobs are being announced for Kilkenny today.

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Two with serious injuries after car crash in Dublin's north inner city

Two people have been rushed to hospital following a serious crash in Dublin's north inner city overnight.

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20 new jobs for Kilkenny city

Twenty new are being announced for Kilkenny tomorrow.

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Sinn Féin: UK government 'going through the motions' in powersharing talks

The British government is merely "going through the motions" in talks to restore powersharing at Stormont and is more focused on their efforts to strike a deal with ...

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'Devastating how much a single event can destroy a person': Husband of pregnant Malak Thawley, who died in surgery

"I just wish I could return to my old life. The one where the love of my life was still alive and we were expecting our first child. My life after my wife’s death ...

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Jobstown trial: 'All he is doing is holding a banner walking up the road, with some old dears from Tallaght'

The trial of six men accused of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste Joan Burton has heard that a a peaceful protestor is charged with an offence that could potentially ...

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Young driver 'panicked' when he collided with cyclist and drove off

The sentencing of an inexperienced driver whose failure to properly observe oncoming traffic led to a collision with a cyclist has been adjourned to allow him gather ...

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Father who wants brain-injured son kept alive tells court: 'Where there’s life, there’s hope'

His father had said: "I want him to be kept alive. Where there’s life, there’s hope."

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Varadkar: Not too late for UK to stay in EU

Leo Varadkar has told his first EU summit as Taoiseach that it is not too late for the UK to stay within the organisation.

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Sister of murdered schoolgirl slams Gardaí, claiming they 'obstructed inquest'

The sister of murdered Northern Ireland schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson has launched a stinging attack on the Gardaí, accusing them of obstructing an inquest into her ...

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Armed gardaí at Rose of Tralee? Organisers say 'no comment'

Latest: A spokesperson for the Rose of Tralee International Festival has said the organisation will not comment on reports that armed gardaí will patrol this year's ...

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Jeffrey Donaldson hails 'very good' chance of deal to prop up Tory minority govt

A senior DUP member has said the chances of reaching a deal with the Conservatives to prop up Theresa May's minority government are "very good".

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