President Higgins signs Data Protection Bill 2018 into law

The President Michael D Higgins has signed the Data Protection Bill 2018 into law.

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Fundraising page for Anastasia Kriegel's family raises over €4,000

A fundraising page set up to help the family of Anastasia Kriegel has raised more than €4,000.

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PSNI launch murder inquiry after man shot in the head

A murder inquiry has been launched in County Down following the death of a 45-year-old man.

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Cost of insurance crippling charities and festivals

The “legal extortion” of crippling insurance premiums is threatening the existence of Ireland’s social fabric, including farmers’ marts, festivals and community celebrations, GAA clubs, and even children’s charities.

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Deal on State’s €12m funds for event centre set to expire

A licensing agreement on the €12m Government funding pledged to the stalled Cork event centre expires next year, it has emerged.

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25% still on minimum wage after four years

A quarter of employees earning the minimum wage or under have worked for their employer for four years or more.

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Coveney: Ireland frozen in time without yes vote

Ireland will remain “frozen in time” if people do not vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said.

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Man charged with endangering gardaí

Two charges of endangering the lives of gardaí were brought yesterday against a 31-year-old man yesterday.

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CIT paid extra €300k to buy city property

Competing bids by University College Cork was a factor in Cork Institute of Technology paying €300,000 over the asking price for a city centre property.

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Gsoc to assess why detective shot Mark Hennessy

The detective who fatally shot killer Mark Hennessy will have to explain to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) that he honestly believed either his life or the life of another person was in “immediate danger” when he opened fire.

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UCC pays €3,000 a month for president’s housing

Students and taxpayers might find it strange that University College Cork is paying €3,000 a month on rental accommodation for its president, a TD says.

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Judge: Neighbours need to sort out difficulties

A 68-year-old man who was upset about the noise of ball- playing outside his house denied folding back a tea-towel to reveal two steak knives and saying to his neighbour: “Let’s sort this out for once and for all.”

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8th ads still appeared online despite bans

Adverts relating to the Eighth Ammendment are still appearing online despite a ban on all ads by Google and on overseas-funded ads by Facebook.

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Watchdog urges law for social media

The Press Ombudsman and Press Council have called for regulation of social media to stop spin, lies, and corporate interests distorting debate.

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New chapter in man’s life after unprovoked attack

Guido Nasi, the Italian man who was left paralysed following an unprovoked attack in Dublin, is celebrating a brighter chapter in his life as a major publishing company has snapped up his memoir.

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Charities snowed under by regulations

Charities are snowed under with increasing reporting requirements and many risk bucking under the pressure, a conference has heard.

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Hiqa will continue to monitor ‘institutional’ centre for older people

Hiqa has said it will continue to monitor a centre for older people that was the subject of a legal wrangle last year between the health watchdog and the HSE.

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Voters urged to bring polling cards and ID along to polling stations today

People are urged to bring their polling card and photographic IDs with them to polling stations today if they want to be guaranteed the chance to vote in the historic Eighth Amendment referendum.

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Pro-life TDs won’t stand in way of legislation

Pro-life Fianna Fáil TDs say they will back any legislation allowing abortion for rape, incest and fatal abnormalities if the referendum is passed in a major concession on the deeply divisive potential post-referendum laws.

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Taoiseach urges people to get out and vote

The Taoiseach has made a final call to people to come out to vote today in what he has described as “once-in-a-generation decision” for Irish citizens.

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Over 3m registered to vote in poll today

As many as 3.2m people will cast their vote in today’s eighth amendment referendum including 118,000 new voters, underlining the level of public importance being assigned to the historic vote.

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Lawyer: ‘Hobbling’ people harmed by screening is no solution

“Hobbling” people harmed by cancer screening is not the solution to reducing mounting legal costs, according to medical negligence solicitor Cian O’Carroll.

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BreastCheck concerns being monitored

The Government is monitoring concerns that the future of breast cancer screening could be at risk over legal actions and say that medical litigation in Ireland is currently being reviewed.

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Irish authors among 100 essential female reads

Marian Keyes, Eimear McBride, and Edna O’Brien join JK Rowling and Harper Lee on a list of the 100 essential books by female writers from the past 100 years, according to a new poll.

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ISPCC seeks 24/7 social work service

A 24-hour social work service is a critical requirement for children in need, according to the ISPCC.

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Future of breast screening at risk over payouts

The growing threat of legal action and multimillion-euro payouts are putting the future of the national breast screening programme at risk, it has been claimed.

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Forensics labs ‘not fit for purpose as agency is overloaded’

Forensic Science Ireland is not only struggling with labs that are not fit for purpose but is also facing a casework load that “significantly” outweighs its capacity.

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Mark Hennessy ‘inside car when he was fatally shot’

Mark Hennessy was inside his car at the time he was shot by an armed detective, said the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

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Fury in Dáil after incorrect vote on bill

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan resisted calls to withdraw the judicial appointments bill amid fury and chaos in the Dáil.

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Small is beautiful as closet film fans descend on Schull

It’s a fair bet there hasn’t been a man wielding a sword in the parish hall in Schull in a while — but sure enough, there was yesterday.

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Garda station spot checks sought

The head of the Garda Inspectorate has said it needs to have the power to conduct unannounced spot checks on Garda stations and “not to have to make an appointment to visit”.

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Leo Varadkar: Leadership on 8th ‘not easiest thing’

Showing leadership on the Eighth Amendment has “not always been the easiest thing to do”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said as he thanked opposition leaders for their support for repeal.

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Tusla to tackle failures in foster services

Tusla, the child and family agency, said it will address serious shortcomings highlighted by an inspection report into its fostering services in parts of Dublin, Kildare, and Wicklow, which included a shortage of social workers and foster carers.

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Honorary award at UL for ‘Edison of Medicine’

An American professor who revolutionised how people receive lifesaving drugs was yesterday awarded an honorary doctorate at University of Limerick.

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‘Labour of love’ wins children’s book award

Author Deirdre Sullivan and illustrator Karen Vaughan have won the Children’s Book of the Year (CBI) Award with the fairytale Tangleweed and Brine.

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Councillors query €1m cost of halting site development

A county councillor is seeking a breakdown of costs for the planned €1m development of two bungalows and a five-bay mobile home parking area.

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Indaver decision due by Friday

A planning decision on a proposal to build a €160m incinerator in Cork Harbour is due by Friday, almost two years behind schedule.

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Olivia's MRI brought forward after mother’s letter published

An MRI scheduled for 2019 for a little girl with a profoundly curved spine has been brought forward to next month after her mother wrote a heartfelt letter in the Irish Examiner, pleading for Health Minister Simon Harris to intervene.

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Viking artefacts indicate industrious life within Cork city

The everyday homes and utensils of our Viking ancestors have been brought to life as archaeological artefacts from Cork’s early medieval city go on public display.

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Events centre building unlikely to start in 2018

Building works on the stalled Cork events centre are unlikely to start this year, following confirmation that funding talks are continuing and a new planning process will not start for another two months.

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