Main runway at Cork Airport reopens after private jet suffered burst wheel

The main runway at Cork Airport has reopened after an earlier incident.

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Funeral of former minister taking place on Tuesday

The funeral of former Fianna Fáil minister Dr Martin O'Donoghue will take place tomorrow in Dublin, it has been confirmed.

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Plaque unveiled in US commemorating victims of Berkeley balcony collapse

Five of the students were from Dublin visiting the states while another, a cousin of one of the victims, was from America.

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Plea for safety upgrades at Blarney Castle after tourist injures himself

The wife of an American tourist who was airlifted from the top of Blarney Castle after sustaining leg and wrist injuries in a slip on its internal steps has called for safety upgrades to the historic visitor attraction.

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Slane shopkeeper still tots up with pen and paper

Visitors such as Sinead O’Connor and Tommy Makem once enjoyed tea at one of the country’s oldest galvanised shops, which is hoping to ensure its future with nostalgia.

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Men querying paternity ‘is an unfair weapon’

Judge makes comment after man stopped paying maintenance and demanded DNA test be carried out

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Irish pub owner comes to rescue of scammed inter-railers

The owner of an Irish pub in Poland has been hailed a hero by two young inter-railers who were left penniless and stranded when their bank cards were skimmed in Krakow.

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Victim of drowning off Malin Head laid to rest

Two families were united in grief as the first victim of the Malin Head drowning tragedy in Co Donegal was laid to rest.

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Plans for private airstrip in Kerry appealed

Plans for an airstrip for a single-engine light aircraft in a field outside Tralee have been appealed to Bord Pleanála by locals who say their cows would be disturbed.

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Refusal to host match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh casts a dark shadow over Liam Miller tribute match

The celebration of a Cork sporting hero’s life is now a PR disaster for the GAA, writes Joe Leogue.

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Crafty move by ‘Game of Thrones’ boatbuilder

Craftsman Dave Nolan was recently building boats for dramatic battle scenes in the fantasy blockbuster TV series Game of Thrones. Now he’s exchanged the world of knights, dragons and medieval intrigue for a more contemporary — and local — craft.

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Families overjoyed as naval heroes from LÉ Samuel Beckett return from Mediterranean

LÉ Samuel Beckett’s crew saved 106 migrants from drowning, revived an unresponsive baby, searched ships for suspected gun-running and, at night, watched gun battles rage on the shore between rival militias fighting for control of Libya.

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Pilots body is ‘sitting on its hands’, says Ryanair

Ryanair has accused a pilots union of “sitting on its hands” for more than two days while thousands of passengers have their holiday plans disrupted.

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House prices rise over 12% in the year to May

House prices rose by 12.4% in May and by almost 11% over the last year but the rate of growth is slowing, new data show.

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Addiction and violence recurring themes in Amy McCarthy’s tragic demise

The man convicted of murdering the mother of his child ‘lost control and exploded’ over fears she had cheated on him. Liam Heylin followed the case.

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Fundraising Ruth named ‘Mum of the Year’

Ireland’s number one mum is Ruth Russell, whose brave little girl Alanna died last December.

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‘Gamechanger’ Vicky Phelan honoured at Mum of the Year Awards

Vicky Phelan has been honoured for her efforts in helping those affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

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Irish Aviation Authority: New EU/UK flights deal needed in event of hard Brexit

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has confirmed a new agreement would need to be reached in the event of a hard Brexit to allow British flights into European airspace and to land in airports including in Ireland.

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Varadkar and Martin begin talks on extending confidence-and-supply deal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin, have met to begin discussions about extending the current confidence-and-supply deal.

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‘No-deal hard Brexit can be avoided’, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted he still believes a no-deal hard Brexit can be avoided.

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Simon Coveney and Michel Barnier open to negotiate on March backstop

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier have indicated they are willing to negotiate on the March backstop deal in a bid to prevent a deeply damaging no-deal, crash-out Brexit.

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GAA rejects pressure to open Páirc Uí Chaoimh for Liam Miller benefit match

The GAA has refused to bow to public pressure and last night insisted it would not back down on its decision to block the hosting of a charity match in aid of the family of the late Liam Miller at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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