Hundreds on hospital trolleys around country

343 people are waiting on hospital trolleys across the country this morning.

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Nearly 200 bird strikes at Dublin Airport over last three years

There have been almost 200 bird strikes on airplanes at Dublin Airport over the last three years.

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Gerard Craughwell withdraws from presidential race

Independent senator Gerard Craughwell has pulled out of the presidential election race after claiming he has achieved his "objective" by forcing a contest for the ...

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Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern raises fears about North’s future

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has raised concerns about the North being left in limbo without peace and infrastructure funds as attention focuses on efforts to avoid a hard border.

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Sport Ireland chief John Treacy hopes to compete in Courtmacsherry marathon

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy aims to compete in a marathon although it will be much different to that of his Olympic silver medal-winning performance in 1984.

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Tralee sets sights on ‘quality’ town park

A new western park in Kerry’s county town will be “a quality site” and will not be rushed.

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Carlow and Waterford ITs to submit joint university bid

The joint application for university status by institutes of technology in Carlow and Waterford will be submitted to the Government by the end of September but no timeframe has been set out by the Minister for Education Richard Bruton for approval of the plan.

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City Hall mulls new vision for Cork’s historic Coal Quay

Cork’s historic Coal Quay needs a new vision, City Hall has admitted, conceding that its original vision of creating a thriving market precinct “hasn’t been fully realised”.

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Plan to ban gambling arcades in Cork towns put on hold

Plans to ban gambling arcades from setting up in towns and villages in Co Cork have been put on hold after Cork County Council received legal advice on the matter which raised more questions than answers.

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Comment: Ryanair now hit by strikes that plagued Aer Lingus

In 2011, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary warned Aer Lingus about the stark consequences if it gave into its trade unions in a rostering dispute that was going on at the time.

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Comment: Transport share scheme proposal worthy of consideration

“It was out of left field, even his officials were looking panicked when he said it.”

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‘Stuck in direct provision limbo, but grateful and happy’

Children living in a direct provision centre performed a special dance as a way of saying thanks to local people in Macroom, Co Cork, who hosted a board games afternoon for them last weekend.

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Figures reveal Senators’ publicly-funded print run ahead of election

Senators seeking to be elected to the Dáil make up nine of the top 10 places on the publicly funded Oireachtas printing facility, new figures show.

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Sara navigates her way to an Irish rallying first despite being visually impaired

Teenager Sara McFadden has become the first visually impaired person to compete in Irish rallying.

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Skibbereen hosts two Famine exhibitions

Two major art exhibitions that commemorate the Famine have gone on display in Skibbereen, West Cork.

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Creche may stay closed for a week over E.coli outbreak

A Cork creche may remain closed for up to a week because of an outbreak of the E.coli bug, which can cause severe illness, particularly in young children.

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State wins appeal on chemicals list order

The State has won an appeal against a High Court order which would have compelled it to provide a list of chemicals used by a former air corps technician, who claims his exposure to the substances has severely damaged his health.

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Micheál Martin urged by TDs to ‘change direction’ after poll ranking

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has been called upon to “change direction” or risk a general election drubbing by some of his own TDs.

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GAA to meet Liam Miller match organisers

The GAA has agreed to meet the organisers of a tribute match for the late Liam Miller about hosting the event in Páirc Uí Chaoimh after the Government warned that the association’s previous refusal to grant access to the stadium could breach State aid rules.

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‘Give share options to CIE staff’, Shane Ross proposes

Transport Minister Shane Ross is proposing a radical scheme to offer share options to 11,000 CIE employees, in order to “give them a few bob” and make them feel better.

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Rural Ireland not banking on funds to come from the pillar institutions

Despite the Government’s claims, it seems small businesses are still struggling to secure funding from banks, writes Michael Clifford.

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Sparkassen system could serve rural Ireland

The German Sparkassen public banking system is regarded as a major success, although it could be argued that the cultural and political mores of the Germans might not be easily replicated in this country.

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Childcare providers found to be not compliant

More than two out of every five childcare services being funded by the State were found to be majorly non-compliant with requirements, a report has found.

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UCC scientists make new discovery on colours of dinosaurs

Scientists will be forced to rethink their theories on what colours dinosaurs were following a discovery made by an Irish university-led team.

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