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Hospitals dumping €1m of milk formula: study

Milk formula for babies worth as much as €1m is being dumped down the drain in hospitals each year, according to a study.

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Teenage sweethearts among five killed on roads in past three days

Funeral arrangements are being prepared for devoted teenage sweethearts Gary Kelly and Delia Keary after they both lost their lives following a head-on road collision, last Friday.

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Undocumented Irish in US make video to highlight plight

Undocumented Irish immigrants living in America have released a video to point out they “are not criminals”.

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Barry Cowen rejects EU warning on water

Fianna Fáil housing spokesperson Barry Cowen has strongly rejected Brussels’ claims his plan to avoid water charges by fining misusers is illegal, describing the view as “premature”.

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Garda boss Nóirín O’Sullivan left isolated by Fianna Fáil position

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s future is in serious doubt after Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin called for her to “consider her position” and two other opposition parties began planning no confidence motions in her tenure.

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Rescue 116: Drones aid search for two missing men off Mayo coast

The focus of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 search mission off the North Mayo coast has shifted to the recovery of the remaining two missing crew members.

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Fianna Fáil plans emergency powers to tackle the housing crisis

Fianna Fáil is to seek emergency laws to help tackle the housing crisis in a belief that the Government’s plan to build new homes and tackle homelessness is failing.

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Ministers raised fears of Magdalene redress cost in 2011

Concerns were expressed at Cabinet in 2011 that, if there was an inquiry into Magdalene laundries, it could lead to calls for inquiries into abuses in mother and baby homes, psychiatric institutions, and foster care settings.

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Nóirín O’Sullivan refuses to be drawn on future

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has failed to give any indication about whether she will consider stepping down over the latest scandal to hit the force, despite admitting it is “inevitable” further crises will emerge.

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Irish top of the table for eating frozen pizza

Ireland has one of the biggest appetites for frozen pizzas and factory-made ready meals in Europe.

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Public faces fourth day of travel disruption

The public faces further travel disruption this week as Bus Éireann staff begin a fourth day of strikes with no end in sight to the bitter dispute.

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Housing strategy: The Government's five pillars to tackle the crisis

High rents and homelessness are just some of the problems. Here are the Government’s five pillars of the housing strategy. 

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Leave all doors open in search for solutions

We welcome the continued commitment from Housing Minister Simon Coveney to tackle the housing and homeless crisis.

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Climate council calls for change to draft plan

The State climate change watchdog says the Government’s draft plan for reducing carbon emissions lacks substance, detail and analysis about how the objectives are to be achieved.

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