No winner of Lotto jackpot

There was no winner of tonight's Lotto Jackpot, worth over €5.8m.

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Sinn Féin and DUP trade blows ahead of meeting with Northern Secretary

Stormont leaders have traded fresh blows in their ongoing blame game ahead of talks with the British government.

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Domestic violence Bill passes final stages in Dáil

New laws on domestic violence have passed the final stages in the Dáil.

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Ulster Bank claims accounts issue ‘resolved’

Ulster Bank has said it has “resolved” the problem which caused the disappearance of money from customer bank accounts over the weekend.

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Canney working out solo deal as alliance rift widens

Independent Alliance TD Sean Canney is working to hammer out a separate deal with the Taoiseach to remain in Government as an Independent, it is understood.

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Fine Gael to hold meeting on future coalition options

Fine Gael TDs and senators have been told the party is to consider holding a special conference after the next general election on coalition options for going into government.

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O’Rourke paid for women to travel for abortions

‘I didn’t look at the legalities... they came to me for practical help’

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‘No attempt to conceal information’ on McCabe

The Department of Justice will insist today there was “no attempt to conceal information” relating to the Maurice McCabe scandal and that internal changes mean the missing emails controversy cannot be repeated.

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Officials had ‘nightmare’ task in identifying 208 North border crossings

Ireland has 208 border crossings, the first officially agreed count since the island was partitioned almost a century ago has found.

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Leeside Apartments renovation row: Tenants call on HSA to probe renovations

Residents fighting vulture-fund ‘renovictions’ have asked the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) to investigate renovations.

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Abuse case ruled ‘basically unstable’

Man, 74, directed to be found not guilty on 36 sex assault charges.

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Student used scam to get phones he then sold online

A South African student who ran out of money in Cork set up an elaborate scam for getting phones through fraudulent bill-pay schemes and then selling them on the internet.

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Lack of housing sees 470 refugees stuck in centres

There are 470 asylum seekers who have been granted refugee status in Ireland but who are unable to leave direct provision centres because there is nowhere else for them to go.

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Independent review urged of Shannon pipeline plan

Calls have been made for an independent review of Irish Water’s plans to spend €1.3bn building a system to pump drinking water from the Shannon to the greater Dublin area.

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Justice invites Magdalene women to come together at event

The Department of Justice has invited hundreds of Magdalene women to a two-day event in June to enable them to meet and talk to each other.

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Minister admits some post offices will be asked to close

Communications Minister Denis Naughten has admitted an unknown number of post offices will be asked to voluntarily close over the next four years, amid opposition claims some rural communities could “cease to exist”.

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Ireland among most expensive countries in Europe for fuel

Ireland is among the most expensive countries in Europe for fuel as already cash-strapped motorists have to fork out more than most countries for petrol and diesel.

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€60k claim withdrawn by man who says ‘accident is my middle name’

A 39-year-old jobless man has withdrawn a €60,000 damages claim, arising from a road-traffic accident. The judge told him to stop “ducking and diving”, when asked about previous accidents.

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Call to tackle L-driver ‘lifer’ system

Tens of thousands of drivers are on at least their third learner permit, with over half on a fifth or later learner permit.

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Galway abuse case review ‘not sufficient’

A State review into abuse at a Galway foster home has been deemed “insufficient” by one of the victims who lived there.

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UCC insurer considers appeal against flood damage ruling

University College Cork’s insurer Aviva is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court against a court ruling which held that the Electricity Supply Board is not liable for extensive flood damage to college buildings during the 2009 Cork flood.

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Top gardaí quizzed on use of private email for official business

Top-ranking gardaí have been asked by an Oireachtas Committee to outline their use of private email accounts to send or receive official garda documentation.

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Gardaí admit: We let down analysts

Senior gardaí have admitted they failed civilian analysts who raised problems about the inaccurate recording of crime statistics and were also belittled by management.

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Meath father, 53, attacked at Liverpool game is ‘critical’

Merseyside Police are hoping Liverpool supporters on their way to the club’s Champions League tie with Roma will come forward with footage and eyewitness accounts of an attack which left a Co Meath father in a critical condition.

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Irishman to trek 1,400km between two ‘coldest towns’

An Irishman is planning a 1,400km trek between two Siberian towns, both of which claim to be the coldest on Earth. Temperatures can drop to minus 60C.

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Cork’s workplace deaths are double Dublin’s

Toll of 90 fatalities between 2008 and 2017 is highest of any county

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Ulster Bank ‘missing money’ panic

Ulster Bank is again facing intense scrutiny after the Central Bank, the Oireachtas Finance Committee, and the Finance Minister raised serious concerns over the latest financial panic to hit the institution.

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Garda chief to say suspect deaths were ‘overlooked’

The acting Garda commissioner will today admit that gardaí “overlooked” revisiting or upgrading a number of investigations into suspicious deaths which has resulted in the homicide data debacle.

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DNA samples to be taken in renewed Kerry Baby inquiry

DNA samples have been requested from several locals in south Kerry as part of a renewed inquiry into the death of the ‘Kerry Baby’, also known as Baby John.

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Michel Barnier and Leo Varadkar to hold Brexit talks near border

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is due to travel to the border region for a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar next week to discuss the impasse over the North and Britain’s EU exit.

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Religion teaching jobs ‘swept away’

Making religion an optional subject for students at hundreds of second-level schools has forced trainee teachers to look for work abroad, an educationalist has warned.

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Calls for action against referendum poster vandals

Those who vandalise or take down referendum posters should be pursued by the gardaí, Fianna Fáil and the Labour Party have said.

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8th Amendment has 70:30 support in Midlands - Carol Nolan

A Sinn Féin TD suspended from the party for her pro-life views has claimed that the Midlands is 70:30 in favour of retaining the Eighth Amendment.

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‘Monopoly-type’ Lottery cards blocked

The National Lottery was blocked from releasing scratch cards based on the popular Monopoly board game — because the lotto watchdog feared they would appeal to children.

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Call for expert’s help on Scouting Ireland scandal

The independent child protection expert who helped uncover the Cloyne clerical abuse scandal should be asked to help the Oireachtas uncover the full extent of the Scouting Ireland scandal.

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Crèche will ‘help refugee children learn through play’

A dedicated crèche facility has been created at a refugee centre in west Waterford to cater for children of migrants awaiting permanent relocation, here.

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New plan for student bed space schemes

Cork’s city planners will consider purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) projects on a case-by-case basis rather than blocking them in certain areas.

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Opposition TDs feel 'like bold school children outside principal’s office' queuing for Dáil speaking rights

Opposition TDs have complained they are being treated “like bold school children outside the principal’s office” in having to queue to get speaking rights in the Dáil.

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Cork CFR group could become template for national roll-out

The setting up of a life-saving community first responder (CFR) group on the outskirts of Cork City could become a template for the roll-out of similar groups across the country.

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Cardiac arrest survivor gifts defibrillator to Blarney group

He was minutes from death after going into cardiac arrest near the top of Blarney Castle last Friday.

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Services for stroke survivors under 65 ‘fall short’

Stroke survivors are being abandoned once they leave hospital with many suffering anxiety, depression and unemployment long after they have been discharged.

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New proposal to ban smoking in outdoor food areas will 'denormalise' cigarette use

A proposal to ban smoking in outdoor areas where food is served will ‘denormalise’ the use of cigarettes, former health minister, James Reilly, has said.

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Plans to have M20 design team in place by September

Limerick’s local authority says it hopes to have a design team for the new M20 motorway to Cork in place by September.

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Priest who sexually abused girls making first confession gets suspended sentence

Girls making their first confession were sexually abused by a priest who afterwards put his hand on their heads and said: “Your sins are forgiven.”

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New social houses to cater for disabled

New council houses built in Cork will be designed to be disability-friendly, or easily adaptable should somebody become infirm or suffer a life-changing accident.

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Fianna Fáil calls for progress on Garda insurance fraud unit

Fianna Fáil has called on the Government to move on proposals made by its own expert group 15 months ago for a dedicated Garda insurance fraud unit.

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Talks on safety upgrades at N20 death-trap junction

Talks are taking place about safety upgrades at a death-trap junction on the N20 Cork to Limerick road.

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99 sex charges against ex-coach

A former sports coach has been sent to the circuit court for trial on 99 charges relating to the alleged sexual and indecent assault of three boys.

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‘Momentary lapse in concentration with catastrophic consequences’ - Cyclist killed by motorist distracted by children in backseat

A cyclist who did everything right was killed by a motorist who turned around momentarily to tell one of her children to remove a tag from a toy they had just bought.

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‘Loss of NSO control would weaken RTÉ role in society’

Unions at RTÉ have warned the broadcaster’s board that if the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is taken from its control, it will “be undermining its own strength and place in Irish society”.

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Electric organ may have caused church fire

A church organ may have been the cause of a fire on Monday morning in the 150-year-old Catholic parish church in Kenmare.

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Student garda accused in ‘€30k marriage scam’

Two Bangladeshi men are believed to have paid €15,000 each to Lithuanian women in a suspected sham-marriage scam.

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Data given to Cambridge Analytica ‘highly inaccurate’

The Cambridge academic at the centre of a row over the use of Facebook users’ private data has dismissed claims the information could have been used to influence voters.

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