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Gardaí have recovered a gun and arrested three men in a crackdown on organised crime in Limerick.

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Old photo sparks trip down memory lane for Leo Varadkar

As Leo Varadkar is no doubt texting right now ‘totes awks — #embarrassing’.

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Fresh Laya Health insurance hike to cost families up to €450

Families insured by Laya Healthcare can expect to pay anywhere between €150 and €450 extra per annum from April 1, following a decision by the private health insurer to hike charges for a second time this year.

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Cork events centre site to see more student accommodation

Planning permission has been granted for extra student accommodation on part of the former Beamish brewery site earmarked for Cork’s €65m events centre.

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Medical cards for 10,000 disabled children

Up to 10,000 disabled children in receipt of the domiciliary care allowance are to be given access to free medical cards, according to a government memorandum to be discussed at Cabinet on Tuesday.

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Sharp rise in ecstasy and cannabis use as alcohol sales increase

Ecstasy and cannabis use is rising sharply in many parts of the country, particularly among young people, regional figures from a national drugs survey show.

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Leo Varadkar: My private life should not be an issue in Fine Gael leadership contest

Leo Varadkar has said his personal and family life should not be an “issue” in the Fine Gael leadership campaign.

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Drink-drive cases fail on missing paperwork, says judge

A judge has said a high proportion of alleged drink-driving cases are being struck because local doctors are not filling in paperwork properly.

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We're drinking 5% more than in 2015, says Alcohol Action Ireland

Irish people drank an average of 5% more alcohol last year than the previous year, according to an analysis of official figures by Alcohol Action Ireland.

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