No winner of €160m EuroMillions jackpot

There was no winner of tonight's EuroMillions worth €161,121,640.

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Latest: Varadkar says late May Eighth Amendment referendum still on track

The cabinet has approved a draft bill to hold a referendum on the Eighth amendment.

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Fianna Fáil claim Ireland 2040 project is filled with 'hype' and 'buzz words'

Concerns have been raised that the National Development Plan will encourage too much growth in the greater Dublin region.

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Kerry councillor apologises for 'spur-of-the-moment' comment to female councillor

The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council has apologised to a female councillor for "an inappropriate spur-of-the-moment comment".

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Latest: Guard recalls Black Widow investigation in wake of Catherine Nevin's death

Catherine Nevin aka the Black Widow has died following a long illness.

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Sentence cut for ex equestrian-centre boss in €6m cannabis case

A former equestrian centre manager who was "renowned in the world of horses" before pleading guilty to the possession of over €6m worth of cannabis resin, has ...

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Graham Dwyer's lawyers claim Communications Act breaches his Constitutional rights

Graham Dwyer wants the High Court to strike down provisions of the law that allowed data from mobile phones be used by prosecutors as evidence during his trial for ...

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Dublin Bus to divert another 10 routes in city centre

It is understood Dublin Bus is to divert 10 more routes in a bid to avoid chronic congestion in Dublin city centre.

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St James's Hospital 'unequivocally sorry' for woman's cancer misdiagnosis

A Dublin woman whose cancer was misdiagnosed was not informed of the fact for nine months after the hospital became aware.

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Possible retrial for man who successfully appealed murder conviction after man he assaulted died later in refuse chute

Dr Margot Bolster, the Assistant State Pathologist, gave evidence that the cause of death was mechanical asphyxia, associated positional asphyxia and hypoxia or ...

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Teen died four days after emergency surgery to remove stomach, inquest told

A 19-year-old died following emergency surgery to remove his stomach, an inquest in Dublin has heard.

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Karen Bradley to provide 'budget clarity' on Northern Ireland

Karen Bradley has committed to provide budget clarity for Northern Ireland's public services.

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Disabled man living in fear after burglars ransacked his home and set his trousers on fire

A disabled Northern Irish man says he no longer feels safe in his own home after two men broke in, wrecked his home, tied him to a chair and set his trousers on ...

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Three men face intimidation charges as part of investigation into alleged paedophile hunting

Three men have appeared in court in Northern Ireland on attempted intimidation charges as part of a police investigation into alleged paedophile hunting.

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Varadkar turns film critic in the Dáil

The Taoiseach took a break from Dáil routine to offer his opinion on a new film this afternoon.

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Family knew dad's attempted murderer all their lives; damp cartridges meant gun did not fire

The couple’s 11-year-old son struck the attacker with a kitchen brush, which broke, in an effort to help his father.

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Gardaí issue warning over iTunes gift card scam

Gardaí are warning about a scam tricking people into buying iTunes gift cards.

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Inquest into death of man who saved daughter's life is adjourned

Gardaí are responding to queries from the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the death of a father who saved his daughter’s life.

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Man in court in connection with van that crashed through pensioner's kitchen wall

A man has appeared in court in the North charged with dangerous driving after a van smashed through the wall of a pensioner's home.

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HSE confirms measles outbreak in Limerick, plus linked case in Dublin

Parents in the mid-west region have been urged by the HSE to vaccinate their children against measles after an outbreak of the contagious infection in Limerick.

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Graham Dwyer begins High Court case to strike down data law, saying it breached his rights

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer has asked the High Court to strike down a law which allowed data, such as telephone records, to go before the jury during his trial ...

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Claire Byrne tells High Court she stands by her judgement call during live radio debate

RTE broadcaster Claire Byrne told the High Court today that she stood by the judgement call she made when she allowed a Sinn Féin representative on a live ...

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Fianna Fáil calls for Government to act on sale of 20,000 PTSB mortgage loans

Fianna Fail have called on the government to enact as a "priority" proposed legislation to regulate vulture funds amid concerns over the sale of 20,000 PTSB mortgage ...

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Over 600 on trolleys for the second day in a row

For the second day in a row over 600 people are on trolleys in hospitals across the country.

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North could see same-sex marriage through Westminster, says Karen Bradley

The UK Government has said same sex marriage in Northern Ireland could be introduced via Westminster.

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Medic who examined alleged rugby rape victim could not say if sex was consensual

A doctor who examined a woman allegedly raped by two Ireland and Ulster rugby players could not determine whether the sexual contact had been consensual, despite ...

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Atheist group applies for Census question on religion to be changed

Atheists have launched a campaign to change the Census.

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The Herald apologises for 'genuine mistake' in placement of wardrobe ad

The Herald says it was a "genuine mistake" that an ad for wardrobe specials appeared underneath a story about the murder of Joanne Lee in Dublin.

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Four NI parties fined for breaking financial rules

Four political parties in Northern Ireland have been hit with fines totalling £9,300 (€10,500) by the UK's Electoral Commission for failing to comply ...

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Simon Coveney hits out at 'reckless' Brexiteers 'talking down' the Good Friday Agreement

Some Brexiteers are risking fragile peace in Northern Ireland by questioning the future of the Good Friday Agreement, the Tánaiste has said.

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Audit gives more than half of church bodies 'satisfactory' child protection rating

Almost 1,900 allegations of child sex abuse were made against religious orders between 1996 and 2015.

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Snow showers forecast for the weekend as temperatures to drop below zero

Winter is coming...again

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Psychiatric nurses begin industrial action to highlight overcrowding in Waterford and Kilkenny

Psychiatric nurses are taking action to highlight a lack of resources in Waterford and Kilkenny.

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Council to examine alternatives to Leaving Cert exam assessment

Experts are beginning a review of the Leaving Cert today.

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Economist says Permanent TSB mortgage sell-off won't lead to flood of repossessions

A leading economist says Permanent TSB's proposal to sell mortgages to a vulture fund will not lead to wide-scale repossessions.

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Gardaí used pepper spray more than 500 times last year

Gardaí used pepper spray at least 502 times last year, according to the Irish Times.

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National Transport Authority sees rise in taxi complaints

More than 1,000 people complained to the National Transport Authority about taxis last year.

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Latest: DUP may call for direct rule in House of Commons debate

Latest: It is thought the DUP may make a call in the British House of Commons later, for the return of direct rule in the North.

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Report gives Ireland low ranking in economy, society and environment indicators

There are calls for the progress of the country to be measured by people's well-being as well as economic growth.

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Teachers unions say shortage of substitute teachers spreading and 'a very real problem'

Teachers unions are warning that the school system is facing a serious problem due to a shortage of substitute teachers.

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Murderer Graham Dwyer to start legal action against State

A legal action taken by convicted murderer Graham Dwyer against the State is due to begin this morning.

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Wicklow woman reaches halfway point in charity 'lap of the map' run

A Wicklow woman has reached the halfway mark in her bid to run around the entire island of Ireland.

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Irish souvenir company goes to court over cartoon sheep

A legal row over colourful cartoon sheep has come before the Commercial Court.

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Pakistani man loses appeal over right to choose what country he will claim asylum in

A Pakistani man who sought asylum in Ireland after coming here from the UK has lost his appeal alleging he has a right to choose what country he will claim asylum ...

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Cystic Fibrosis Ireland calls for volunteers to run VHI Women's Mini-Marathon

RTÉ’s Evanne Ní Chuilinn, actor Denise McCormack, beauty blogger Karen Constantine and rugby ace Louise Galvin, today joined forces to support ...

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€7.2bn loans were approved 'post transaction', former Anglo official tells David Drumm trial

The former head of treasury risk at Anglo Irish Bank has said that the €7.2bn loans to Irish Life and Permanent in September 2008 were approved “post ...

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Latest: Man dies after reporting difficulties on Kerry mountain

Update 10.05pm: A man has died after taking ill on Mangerton Mountain in Kerry earlier today.

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Elderly man who had welfare payment for winter clothing withdrawn takes his case to High Court

An 83-year-old man has gone to the High Court over the refusal to grant him a special welfare payment to buy warm winter clothing.

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Court rejects woman's application to have her estranged husband's financial affairs investigated

A wife's application to have her estranged husband's financial affairs investigated by the official that oversaw his bankruptcy has been dismissed by the High Court. ...

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