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TODAY'S STORIES - IRISH EXAMINER

Two die in Cork and Wicklow while working to repair storm damage

Two farmers have died in separate incidents as they worked to repair roofs damaged in recent storms.

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Banks facing fines for tracker mortgage scandal

Bank chiefs are facing the threat of tougher levies or even fines if they fail to set out how and when customers ripped off by the tracker mortgage scandal will be properly repaid and compensated.

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Judge reveals €17,000 overcharging ‘to give heart to others’

A district court judge has likened the tracker mortgage scandal to “bank robberies” and revealed that he, too, was overcharged by his bank to the tune of €17,000.

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Extra bill for HSE as delay hits €33m hospital system

The rollout of a €33m national intergrated laboratory information system in 43 public hospitals has been delayed by at least a year.

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Steve Collins in court over fatality

High Court proceedings have been issued against Steve Collins, the father of murdered Limerick man Roy Collins, after he accidentally knocked down and reversed over an 89-year-old Limerick woman, causing her fatal injuries.

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Board of National Paediatric Hospital rejects criticism over fire safety

Management at the National Paediatric Hospital has rejected criticism over its fire safety measures after reports that it sought a derogation from some conditions.

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Depleted Defence Forces need expertise

Incentives for ex-pilots to return to the Air Corps, promoting enlisted men to officers, and attracting more women may stem the exodus of highly-skilled personnel from the military.

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Prison officer ‘may lose home’ due to loss of income after making claims of malpractice

A whistleblower in the Irish Prison Service has written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar complaining that his family is in danger of losing their home over financial penalties being imposed on him because he made claims of malpractice.

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€20k for man with epilepsy due to discrimination

A transport company has been ordered to pay a man with epilepsy €20,480 after finding that it discriminated against him when retiring him on medical grounds.

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Cork marks ‘very special day’ as €80m redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh opens

A carnival atmosphere ensued as 16,500 spectators watched two county finals and celebrated the official opening of the €80m Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Banks to face ‘aggressive’ action over tracker mortgage scandal

An advocacy group for people who lost their homes as a result of the tracker mortgage scandal will take “aggressive” action against banks.

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Pressure for legislation to protect mortgage customers

The Government will face pressure this week to enact fresh legislation for class action court cases, to sanction the banks, and to launch a full investigation into the tracker mortgage scandal.

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Ireland’s social housing in breach of European law

Ireland has been found to be in violation of European laws because of the “substandard quality” of much of our social housing.

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Fire brigades reach blazes within 10 minutes in just 40% of cases

Fire brigades arrive on the scene of a fire within 10 minutes of the alarm being raised in only 40% of cases, new figures show.

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Army wives to protest at Dáil

An organisation set up to lobby for better pay and conditions in the Defence Forces is to hold a 24-hour protest outside the Dáil to highlight how army, navy, and air corps personnel get less than €20 for doing 24-hour security duties at military installations.

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Half of young workers on non-standard contracts

Almost half of those aged 18 to 29 are working on non-standard contracts, prompting calls for more efforts to provide greater job security for millennials.

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Objectors to Cork-Ringaskiddy motorway complain about short notice of hearing

Objectors to a proposed €180m motorway in Cork have been given less than three weeks notice to prepare a case against it.

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Leo Varadkar promises further tax cuts

Leo Varadkar has promised workers will get more tax cuts in the years ahead as he faced criticisms for giving people a “cup-of-coffee budget”.

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Simon Harris says remove abortion from Constitution

Health Minister Simon Harris has said that abortion, and when it should be allowed for Irish women, must be taken out of the Constitution.

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