Cork Opera House cancels 'offensive' Roy Chubby Brown gig

Cork Opera House has cancelled a gig by a comedian whose humour has been described as “repulsive” and “offensive” by city councillors, writes ...

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Latest: Jastine Valdez murder suspect, Mark Hennessy, died after single gunshot ricocheted into artery

Latest: Suspected murderer Mark Hennessy died from a single gunshot wound to his shoulder which ricocheted into an artery.

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'No' campaigners deny infighting over Cora Sherlock's last-minute exit from RTE debate

No vote campaigners have denied an alleged behind-closed doors clash between senior members over Cora Sherlock's scrapped appearance in last night's RTE referendum ...

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Plans cleared for Cork City student apartment scheme

Planning permission has been granted for student apartments in Cork city centre.

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No campaign in disarray over debates

The no side of the Eighth Amendment referendum was plunged into disarray last night after a leading member of the campaign pulled out of a televised debate at the last minute.

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Home town remembers Jastine Valdez with vigil

Jastine Valdez was manually strangled to death a short time after being abducted by her suspected killer, Mark Hennessy.

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Self-harm among youth surges 22%

The rate of self-harming among children and young people soared 22% over a 10-year period to the end of 2016.

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LÉ Aisling finds new lease of life with Libyan warlord

A former Naval Service ship, auctioned off to a private broker, has ended up in Libya under control of a man who has been described as his country’s most potent warlord.

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Cross-party event cut short as heckler targets Harris

Health Minister Simon Harris was confronted by heckles and calls for him to resign at a referendum event which had to be cut short after the interruption.

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Government to extend law on offences against the State

The Government has renewed offences against the State legislation because of the continued threat of paramilitary activity and gangs.

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Car’s technology may yield information on killer’s movements

The Nissan Qashqai driven by Mark Hennessy in the abduction of Jastine Valdez might still yield additional information to gardaí investigating his movements before and during the horrific events of last weekend, but neither the car manufacturer nor gardaí are sure.

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Family plan burial in Philippines for Jastine

Members of the Filipino community have said the family of Jastine Valdez are planning to have her returned to her native country for burial.

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Detectives search for any link between killer and his victim

Detectives are conducting detailed checks to see if killer Mark Hennessy knew his victim, Jastine Valdez, in some way or knew her movements.

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Graves of two gardaí vandalised in ‘a new low’

The graves of a number of families — including two gardaí — have been vandalised after a car was driven into a cemetery in Skerries in north Co Dublin.

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Nora Owen: Eighth only inserted after campaign to frighten people

The Eighth Amendment was never needed and was only introduced after a campaign which purposely set out to frighten people, a former justice minister has said.

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Fears over law delayed help for Savita, says medic

Fear of prosecution held back Savita Halappanavar’s clinical team from terminating her pregnancy sooner, the medical expert who headed the inquiry into her death has said.

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Call to use no vote as starting point

Pro-life campaigners have claimed solutions to rape and fatal foetal abnormality abortion cases could be found without the need to remove the Eighth Amendment.

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Pro-life TDs warned over legislation

Pro-choice members of the Independent Alliance have warned pro-life TDs and senators not to block the 12-week abortion access legislation if there is a yes vote on Friday, saying to do so would ignore the public’s wishes and be “absolutely wrong”.

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Drug mules playing ‘Russian roulette’

A coroner has warned drug mules that they are playing “Russian roulette” after a 24-year-old Brazilian man suffered a painful death when one of more than 100 pellets of cocaine he had ingested burst on a flight from Lisbon to Dublin.

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Warnings of two-tier system in farming

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has warned of a two-tier agricultural system after a report showed a gulf in earnings between those working in dairy and those in other farm sectors.

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Bord rejects hydroelectric plan in Kerry

Plans for a small hydro-electric scheme near a south Kerry village have been shot down by the planning authorities because of concerns about its potential impact on the river network.

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Young doctors still being driven abroad by conditions

Poor working conditions, training, and career opportunities are still driving young doctors from Ireland, it has emerged.

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DCU to lead global bullying research

Teachers and parents will get to play a part in global research led by Dublin City University (DCU) to help combat school bullying.

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Code of conduct signs to make Cork greenway safer

New ‘code-of-conduct’ signs are to be erected shortly on a greenway on the outskirts of Cork City amid fears more pedestrians could be knocked down by cyclists.

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‘Winning at Chelsea is just like playing in the World Cup’, says Kerry gardener

A Kerry gardener has won a silver-gilt medal at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London.

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Gardaí fear Jastine was random victim; Murder probe as body set to be identified

Gardaí are to conduct a detailed examination of the mobile phones and digital devices of Mark Hennessy and Jastine Valdez to determine if there was any contact between them — but suspect she may have been a completely random victim.

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No canvassers ‘ridiculing mental health’: Harris

Health Minister Simon Harris has accused some no canvassers of “ridiculing mental health” as the Eighth Amendment referendum campaign enters its final days.

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Professor: Savita would be alive today if not for 8th

The author of the investigation into Savita Halappanavar’s death has reiterated his finding that she would still be alive if the Eighth Amendment did not exist.

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Call for restrictions on abortion pill websites

Opponents of Friday’s referendum have claimed that the Government is “using” the threat of abortion pills and should demand that Google bans websites allowing Irish people to buy the illegal drugs if it is serious about the dangers of the pills.

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Victim speaks of profound effect on her of savage attack

One of the victims of a man jailed for a series of random attacks on women in Dublin has spoken of her ordeal and the profound effect it still has on her.

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Failure to implement new fishing laws may cost €40m

The Government has warned that opposition to a new fishing points system and the failure to implement new EU laws could cost Ireland almost €40m.

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TV chef Allen supports campaign to encourage tourists to visit East Cork

TV chef Rachel Allen and her Formula 4 racing son, Lucca, have backed a new drive to encourage visitors to turn east after landing at Cork Airport.

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Politicians choose bridge over troubled waters

Bridges unite, but unseen currents and troubled waters are often never too far away.

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Courthouse move serves to confuse the accused

The Courts Service opted for a soft opening of their massive new courthouse complex in Cork yesterday — so soft that one man didn’t get to hear at all about the criminal courts’ move to Anglesea St.

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Jail for man who assaulted jogger

A man jogging home from late-night work was tripped and assaulted and in the course of verbal abuse he heard his attacker using the word, ‘black’.

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Threat to kill over length of time in bar toilet

A man with a knife who took exception to how long another man was in a pub’s toilet cubicle and threatened, “I am going to end your life”, was yesterday ordered to do 240 hours of community service.

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Dementia strategy progress ‘frustrating’

Just one of 35 recommendations in the National Dementia Strategy has been implemented three years after the plan was published.

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Language test may be needed for citizenship

A language test for new applicants for Irish citizenship is under consideration, a senior Department of Justice official said in Killarney, Co Kerry, where more than 3,500 people from more than 160 countries officially became Irish citizens.

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Schools have to consult on use of mobiles

Schools must consult with staff, students, and parents about the use of smartphones and digital devices at school, Education Minister Richard Bruton has directed.

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Reach for the stars - Young scientists jet to LA to present space projects

Young Irish scientists are heading for the stars as one is to have an asteroid named after him and six others are about to present a project to leading space engineers.

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Review of Housing Delivery Office urged amid staffing concerns

There have been calls for a review of the Government’s Housing Delivery Office, set up to accelerate delivery of private and social homes, after it emerged it has just three staff.

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Ireland ‘facing a skin cancer epidemic’, warns charity

Ireland is facing a “skin cancer epidemic”, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has warned.

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