Michelle O’Neill hoping to become deputy leader of Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill has revealed that she is planning to put herself forward to become the deputy leader of the party.

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Flooding reported around the country

Flooding has been reported in a number of locations around the country.

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Latest: Missing Galway pensioner found safe and well

Latest: Francis Kavanaghhas been found safe and well this evening.

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Surgeons use 3D model of kidney to save Belfast mother’s life

A 3D printed model of a kidney has been used in a life-saving transplant operation on a young Belfast mother in a medical first.

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Limerick says goodbye to its rock star Dolores O’Riordan

Yesterday, thousands of people attended a four-hour public reposal of rock star Dolores O’Riordan in her native Limerick. The county has begun three days of mourning.

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Cork could become the hipster capital of Ireland

You may scoff at their tight jeans and waistcoats, waxed beards and analysis of craft beers and coffees, but hipsters could help trigger regeneration in Irish cities.

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Death toll in Kinahan-Hutch feud rises to 14

A third nephew of Gerry Hutch has been named as the latest murder victim in the Kinahan/Hutch feud.

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Homelessness driving teens into Tusla’s care

The homelessness crisis has been a factor in an increase in referrals to the Child and Family Agency, with the number expected to top 50,000 for last year, according to the chief executive of Tusla.

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State aid to help people buy first home

Government-backed mortgages will have lower interest rates

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RTÉ documentary offers a glimpse into how we eat

As a nation, we munch almost 2m sandwiches a week, spend €20m a day on snacks, but only €3m on fruit and vegetables.

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Government ponders additional clause for referendum

The Government has yet to receive legal advice on the wording of a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment and are still mulling over whether an additional clause will be added.

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Fianna Fáil’s JimO’Callaghan ‘not learning Irish for a leadership bid’

Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesman has denied he is learning Irish to increase his chances of becoming party leader.

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Mary Lou McDonald: ‘United Ireland best for unionists’

Sinn Féin’s president-elect, Mary Lou McDonald, has said the party will try to convince unionists that a united Ireland is best for everyone.

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Windowless hotel bedrooms won’t see the light of day

Dublin might be facing a shortage of hotels to cater for its millions of overseas visitors… but the city authorities have drawn the line on allowing windowless bedrooms to solve the problem.

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Welfare sector overpaid €111m

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said it is on target for savings for 2017, having identified €111m in overpayments, including €38.3m relating to 10,500 cases of suspected fraud.

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College life offers challenge but most satisfied

More than one-third of Irish third-level students feel like “detached consumers” in terms of their education.

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Plan to sell more homes with tenants in place

The Housing Minister is examining measures which would see more homes sold with tenants in place.

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Walkway dedicated to St Declan can become ‘Irish Camino’

Imagine celebrating Ireland’s national apostle, not in March, but in high summer.

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Fermoy suffers as motorists avoid toll road

Public representatives are seeking an urgent meeting with a toll company which manages a section of the M8 in an effort to ease traffic gridlock in a provincial town off the motorway linking Cork and Dublin.

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Waterford Greenway on track for coveted national award

Waterford’s hurlers may have come up slightly short at Croke Park last September but the county’s recently-opened Greenway has a chance of coming away from the venue with an All-Ireland title next month.

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Volunteers to support successful West Cork Rapid Response service

A new “network” of volunteer personnel from across the emergency services has been established to support the work of the hugely successful West Cork Rapid Response service.

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Mayor drives Cork city council’s latest environmental initiative

Just days after banning plastic cups in City Hall, the Lord Mayor of Cork is going electric.

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