Abortion services available from January 1, but will be limited, Harris admits

Termination of pregnancy services will be available in Ireland from January 1 - but it will be a limited service, Health Minister Simon Harris has admitted.

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Man, 20s, charged in connection with fatal Waterford assault

A man is appearing in court this evening following a fatal assault in Co Waterford.

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In 100 years of Dáil, only 19 women served in Cabinet

A hundred years after first being given the vote, women are still seeking equality, are still facing gender bias and receive inappropriate comments, female politicians ...

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No change in five-year sentence for man who set fire to family home with four kids inside

John Kelly (51), pleaded guilty to arson of the family home at Bruhenny, Churchtown, Mallow, Co Cork on December 18, 2016 when the four children aged 11, eight, ...

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GPs criticise methods used to reduce number of people on waiting lists

1,000 people were cleared from outpatient waiting lists last month, but there are still over half a million people without appointments.

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Theresa May’s post-Brexit trade deal suggestion dismissed by Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar said he could not give Britain a legal assurance around a start date for a post-Brexit trade deal.

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Irish bar 'completely destroyed' by fire in New York

A well-known Irish bar and restaurant in the heart of Queens, New York, was part of a group of businesses which were “completely destroyed” by a massive ...

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Man attempted to slice prison officer's wrist with blade moulded into toothbrush

A man attempted to slice a prison officer's wrist with a blade moulded into a toothbrush while the officer was delivering toilet paper, a court has heard.

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Department apologises as terminally ill Cork man did not receive illness payment in six weeks

A Cork man who is terminally ill with inoperable brain cancer has not received an illness payment in six weeks.

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Court hears man was on bail for sexual abuse when he raped child

A Longford man serving 13 years for sexually abusing four of his nieces was on bail for these offences when he raped another child, the Central Criminal Court has ...

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Charlie Flanagan favours removing divorce waiting time from Constitution

The Justice Minister favours completely removing the divorce waiting time from the Constitution.

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Rugby players fail to recoup legal costs after rape trial acquittal

A judge has dismissed Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding’s applications that prosecutors should pay their sizeable defence bills.

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Jail for Polish man who fled Ireland over decade ago after hit-and-run on champion kick boxer

A Polish man who fled Ireland over a decade ago has been jailed for six years, after a hit-and-run which left a former champion kick boxer with a fractured skull ...

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State parties appeal certain aspects of student's successful examination review case

The State Examinations Commission and the Minister for Education and Skills have appealed certain aspects of a High Court judgment which allowed student Rebecca ...

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Shooting victim's family fail in challenge to have inquest delayed

The family of a murder victim have failed to get a High Court order halting an inquest into his death until they received certain information.

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'Severe weather' to put a dampener on Christmas shopping and partying

Dublin Town is expecting a 20% drop in footfall across the city tomorrow due to the bad weather.

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Pharmacists issue festive warning: Don't mix medication and alcohol

If you're on medication and your Christmas party is coming up, seek advice before consuming alcohol with them.

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Mary McAleese encourages women to 'take up mantle' and get involved in politics

Former president Mary McAleese has encouraged women to "take up the mantle" and get involved in politics but said political parties still have a lot more to do to ...

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Judge says Kerry man 'lied continually' as he dismisses case against defendants in K Club action

A High Court judge today dismissed an action by a former manager at the K Club and ruled he had not been threatened at Punchestown races seven years ago.

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Former Cork toxic dump resembling a 'lunar landscape' transformed into park

The 22-acre toxic dump at Haulbowline Island in Co Cork was formerly the site for Irish Ispat/Irish Steel. Its revamp involved one of the biggest environmental works ...

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No child should have to see their dad covered in blood, partner of fatally stabbed man tells court

The partner of a father-of-six who was stabbed by his “life-long” friend has said that no child should ever have to see their dad lying in a garden covered ...

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President Higgins welcomes centenary celebrations of 1918 general election

The results led to the first Dail parliament being established in January 1919 and Irish independence.

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Harris adamant that abortion services will be available from January 1

Minister for Health Simon Harris says it will take time to embed abortion services across the country, however, he is adamant that from January 1 women will be able ...

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Cork councillors seek meeting with housing minister over developer fears

Cork County Council is to seek a meeting with Minister Eoghan Murphy amid fears that rural areas could be overrun with new homes after Bord Pleanála asked ...

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'I felt so low, so useless': Meath dad shares story and urges more to 'reach out' this Christmas

A Meath dad has written a powerful post on how bankruptcy almost drove him to suicide, in the hope that it will help others who are in despair this Christmas.

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Schoolboys who released video on social media of classmate snorting sugar formally expelled

Two Leaving Cert students have been formally expelled from the secondary school they attend for videoing and posting on social media a classmate snorting some white ...

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Sligo TD's offices vandalised with anti-abortion graffiti as legislation passes through Oireachtas

A Fine Gael TD's constituency offices in Sligo have been vandalised with anti-abortion graffiti.

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High Court grants extradition of 79-year-old to face FBI allegations of 'producing child pornography for decades'

The High Court has granted the extradition of a 79-year-old man to the United States, where the FBI claims he has been "producing child pornography for decades".

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Man charged following car chase in south Dublin

At around midnight, gardaí tried to stop a car in the Milltown area.

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May must stand up to EU leaders on backstop: Arlene Foster

The DUP leader has told Theresa May she would not be in her current situation if she had listened to her party’s concerns from the outset.

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Taoiseach 'very satisfied' with EU stance on Brexit backstop

In Brussels this morning Leo Varadkar said he was happy with the backing the EU has given Ireland.

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Man, 53, fatally assaulted in Waterford named locally

A man in his 50s who was fatally assaulted in his house in Co Waterford yesterday has been named locally as John Lowe.

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Gardaí investigating after taxi stolen at knifepoint in Drogheda

The driver, a man in his 30s, was transporting two men in the Termonfeckin Road area when one allegedly produced a knife.

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Applegreen announces drop in fuel prices by 5 cent a litre

The discount is being introduced to spread Christmas cheer, the company says.

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MacSharry: More detail on President's spending should be provided in annual audit

Fianna Fáil TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee Marc MacSharry wants the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to have access to more details of ...

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Charity single released in aid of Inner City Helping Homeless

A new single is being released today asking Ireland to make the homeless their number one priority this Christmas.

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Man due in court in relation to hit-and-run in Louth

A man is due in court this morning charged in relation to a hit-and-run in Ardee, Co Louth in October.

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'Claimants could be left out of pocket' after Qudos collapse, warns McGrath

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath says that priority has to be given to ensuring that Irish claimants are paid by Danish insurer Qudos ...

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Former Workers’ Party president Seán Garland dies aged 84

Mr Garland died at his home in Navan, Co Meath after a long illness.

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Events to mark 100 years since the landmark 1918 election

The 1918 election saw women over the age of 30 extended the right for the first time, as well as men over the age of 21 who did not own property.

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Bookies reject National Lottery claims

Online betting companies have hit back at the National Lottery after it claimed that bookmakers who allow customers to bet on the outcome of Lotto draws without ...

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EU: No May Brexit olive branch

British prime minister Theresa May has failed to win any meaningful concessions to salvage her Brexit deal after another day of frantic talks left her future again ...

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Higgins spent €1.7m on hospitality during first term

President Michael D Higgins spent more than €1.7m on food, beverages, hospitality, and entertainment during his first term in office, newly published figures ...

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Christmas Express brings cheer to Clonakilty

The business and tourism communities in the award-winning West Cork town Clonakilty are on the festive spirit track this weekend.

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Flanagan: Feud threats against gardaí unacceptable

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said all threats against members of An Garda Síochána are “utterly unacceptable” and has appealed ...

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Jeremy Irons joins fight against plastics factory

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons has weighed into the campaign against a plastics factory in Skibbereen, calling the plan a “hopeless misjudgement” and ...

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‘Informer’ added to US film registry, 83 years on

An 83-year-old Oscar-winning movie about a former IRA man desperate to escape his bleak Dublin life has been inducted into the National Film Registry in the United ...

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Ensuring drivers give way may be bridge too far

He who has the bridge holds the bridge.

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Ex-general criticises border security approach

A former Defence Forces general has criticised the Government’s approach to security along the border in the light of Brexit, warning the operational knowledge ...

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Plans for 300 homes rejected over ‘substandard’ proposal

Plans for around 300 new homes in Carrigtwohill have been rejected because of the “substandard form” of the proposed development even after a revised ...

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